Luncheon Briefing: Reducing Taxpayer Dollar Waste by Improving Federal Building Design, Construction, Operation & Maintenance: The High-Performance Federal Buildings Act (H.R.3371)

Federal buildings consume about 56% of the federal government's total energy consumption, costing taxpayers millions per year. In order to reduce this burden, the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of federal buildings must all be improved. The High-Performance Federal Buildings Act (H.R.3371) represents a strong step in this direction. By using taxpayer dollars more responsibly through higher-performance federal buildings, Congress can help lower the impact that buildings have on the environment, while reducing harmful energy dependence.

Please join us for a discussion of how the federal government is working to create high-performance buildings, and how the High-Performance Federal Buildings Act can aid in these efforts..

Thursday, February 2, 2012 • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
U.S. House of Representatives
2103 Rayburn House Office Building


Doug Read, Chair, High-Performance Building Congressional Caucus Coalition ASHRAE

Welcome Remarks
Rep. Judy Biggert (R-IL) and Rep. Russ Carnahan (D-MO) (Invited)
Co-Chairs, High Performance Building Congressional Caucus

Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), and Senators Mary Landrieu (D-LA), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Ben Nelson (D-NE)
Co-Chairs, Congressional Hazards Caucus


Office of Federal High-Performance Green Buildings (PDF)
Kevin Kampschroer, Federal Director, Office of Federal High-Performance Green Buildings
U.S. General Services Administration

Federal Goals & High Performance Sustainable Buildings (PDF)
Tim Unruh, PhD, P.E., LEED® AP, CEM, CSDP
Program Manager, Federal Energy Management Program
U.S. Department of Energy

Defining High-Performance: High-Performance Buildings Need High-Performance Facility Managers (PDF)
Christopher P. Hodges, P.E., CFM, LEED® AP, IFMA Fellow
International Facility Management Association

Special thanks to Congressman Russ Carnahan and his staff.