Session 2.4b Challenges, Opportunities, and Best Practices in Implementing the Guiding Principles for Sustainable Federal Buildings

APA Federal Planning Division


Wednesday, April 25, 2018
1:30 p.m. - 2 p.m. CDT

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The US Department of Energy developed the “Guiding Principles for Sustainable Federal Buildings and Associated Instructions” to assist federal entities in meeting EO 13693 sus­tainability performance goals. The Guiding Principles evaluate sustainable performance based on 18 met­rics organized under six guiding principles. The guidance establishes overarching environmen­tal performance goals; promotes green building design, construction, and operation practices; supports occupant health, wellness, and pro­ductivity; and addresses climate change risks.

This session presents an overview of requirements for meeting the Guiding Principles and explores the opportunities and challenges associated with implementing the Guiding Principles’ mandatory and elective metrics


Elizabeth Perales

HDR Planner

Joshua Schiffer, AICP

Mr. Schiffer has over twelve years of demonstrated success in managing diverse projects for various federal, state, regional and local government clients related to asset management, business case analyses, community resiliency / disaster preparedness and exercises, and business process improvement. He is a project manager at HDR Inc and AICP-certified and ... Read More

Alison Eubanks

HDR Planner

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