Sponsors Luncheon Briefing: Introduction to High-Performance Buildings: How Buildings Keep Americans Safe, Grow the Economy, and Protect the Environment

Through our homes, offices, places of worship and more, buildings have become powerful symbols of American life and values. Buildings are much more than symbols, however – they are also tools for accomplishing vital national goals, such as keeping Americans safe, growing the economy, and protecting the environment. The best buildings are called "high-performance," but what does this term really mean in practice, and how do we get there? A series of experts in the building industry will present answers to these questions, explain how issues interrelate, and provide resources to learn more.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012 • 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
U.S. House of Representatives
Room 2325 Rayburn House Office Building

Welcoming Remarks

Rep. Judy Biggert (R-IL) (invited)and Rep. Russ Carnahan (D-MO) (invited)
Co-Chairs, High Performance Buildings Congressional Caucus


Doug Read
Chairman, High-Performance Building Congressional Caucus Coalition


Sustainable and Secure High-Performance Buildings
Michael Chipley PhD PMP LEED AP BD +C
President, The PMC Group LLC

High-Performance Buildings
Get W. Moy, PE
Chairman, National Institute of Buildings Sciences' High Performance Building Council

Green Real Estate: Bright Spots and Opportunities
Dan Winters
Managing Principal, Evolution Partners Real Estate Advisors

The Role of Energy in High-Performance Buildings
Cliff Majersik
Executive Director, Institute for Market Transformation