Navy Slashes Energy Use through Variety of Projects

February 18th, 2011 - by admin

Tim Kauffman / Federal Times – 2011-02-18 13:15:53

WASHINGTON (December 24, 2008) — In about five years, more than 10,000 Marines and their families will move from Okinawa, Japan, to Guam on what promises to be the greenest military base in the world. The Guam construction is one of dozens of high-profile projects being undertaken by the Navy in a concerted effort to cut energy use and decrease consumption of oil and other fossil fuels by harnessing solar power, wind energy and even ocean temperatures.

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USGBC 2009 Federal Summit: Register Now
Event Information

When: Thursday, May 14, 2009
9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Where: Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C.

Join the U.S. Green Building Council and colleagues from the federal government in a daylong exchange of ideas on how to meet the goals of sustainability in buildings and communities. High level speakers from throughout the government sector will join us to discuss topics such as leveraging recent opportunities from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to achieve environmental goals, implementing technical solutions to meet the energy efficiency goals set out in Energy Independence and Security Act and updates on LEED and other USGBC activities.

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Program Schedule
9:00 AM- 9:30 AM Registration and Breakfast Buffet
Location: Amphitheater Foyer

9:30 AM – 10:15 AM Opening Plenary: Leadership in Greening Federal Facilities
Location: Amphitheater

Nancy Sutley
Council on Environmental Quality

Rick Fedrizzi
President, CEO & Founding Chairman
U.S. Green Building Council

Lisa Jackson (Invited)
Environmental Protection Agency

Introduction by: John Howard
Former Federal Environmental Executive

10:15 AM – 10:30 AM Coffee Break

10:30 AM – 11:45 AM Workshop A, B, C

Workshop A Leveraging Stimulus Funding to Advance Green Building: New Resources, Challenges, and Opportunities
Location: Amphitheater

William Guerin
Recovery Act Program Management Office
US General Services Administration

Matthew Rogers (Invited)
Senior Advisor
US Department of Energy

Workshop B Energy Performance Contracting
Location: Polaris

Cynthia Vallina
Deputy Associate Administrator for Procurement and Senior Budget Analyst
Office of Management and Budget

Schuyler Shell
U.S. Department of Energy, Federal Energy
Management Program

Jonathan Cohn & Irvin Gray
Project Managers, USG Datacenter Project
Contractors to U.S. Department of State

Workshop C Green Building Success Stories from the Federal Government
Location: Hemisphere A

Randy Oyerbey
Oakridge National Laboratory Green Campus Initiatives

Rick Pospisil, USAA Realty
FBI Regional Headquarters, Chicago, IL
LEED Platinum Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance

Ft. Carson, Colorado

12:00 PM – 1:15 PM Lunch
Location: Atrium

1:15 PM – 2:15 PM Workshops D, E, F

Workshop D Advancing Sustainability and Security
Location: Hemisphere A

CAPT Ken Branch (Invited)
Assistant Commander for Public Works, Naval Facilities Engineering Command
US Department of the Navy

Dr. Teresa Pohlman
Director, Occupational Safety and Environmental Programs
US Department of Homeland Security

Workshop E The Launch of LEED Version 3
Location: Amphitheater

Scot Horst
Senior Vice President

Mike Opitz
Vice President, LEED Implementation

Brendan Owens
Vice President, LEED Technical Development

Workshop F Streamlining Green: New Resources to Address Challenges in Meeting Federal Requirements
Location: Polaris

Sally Ericsson (Invited)
Associate Director for Natural Resource Programs
Office of Management and Budget

Dana Arnold (Invited)
Acting Federal Environmental Executive
Office of the Federal Environmental Executive

Sam Higuchi (Invited)
Environmental Management Division
National Aeronautics and Space Administration

2:15 PM – 2:30 PM Coffee and Snack Break – Networking
Location: Amphitheater Foyer

2:30 PM – 3:15 PM The Role of Federal Buildings in a Low Carbon Economy
Location: Amphitheater

Kevin Kampschroer
Acting Director
Office of Federal High Performance Green Buildings
General Services Administration

Gilbert Sperling (Invited)
Program Manager
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
US Department of Energy

Chris Pyke
Director of Climate Change Services
CTG Energetics

3:15 PM – 3:30 PM Break

3:30 PM – 4:15 PM Leading the Way on Energy and Climate
Location: Amphitheater

RDML Wayne Shear (Invited)
Commander, Naval Facilities Engineering Command
US Department of the Navy

Introductions by: John Howard
Former Federal Environmental Executive

4:30 PM – 6:00 PM Federal Green Building Leadership Awards Reception
Location: TBD