Sponsors Breakfast Briefing: Smart Technology and Building Efficiency: Information and Communications Technology to Enable Energy Savings in the Building and Beyond

Buildings account for approximately 70% of electricity consumption, 40% of energy use and 40% of all CO2 emissions in the United States. Greater adoption of smart building design and technology could yield $40 to $50 billion in gross national savings in 2020. This briefing will address how information and communications technology (ICT) can reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions and provide an introduction to the Sustainable Technology Environments Program (STEP) rating system and guide, which encourages the use of ICT to make buildings smarter, reduce paper consumption and reduce GHG emissions associated with travel.

Thursday, May 17, 2012 • 9:00 am - 10:30 am
U.S. House of Representatives
Room 2325 Rayburn House Office Building


Doug Read
Chair, High-Performance Building Congressional Caucus Coalition
Director of Government Affairs, ASHRAE


Grant Seiffert, President
Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA)

Welcoming Remarks

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


Efficiency, Collaboration & Sustainability
Gary Hall, Chief Technology Architect
Cisco Systems -- Federal Intel Area

LEED Led the Way, Now Take the Next STEP -- a Sustainability Rating System for Information Communication Technology Systems
Allen Weidman, Executive Director
STEP Foundation

Existing & Emerging Standards Supporting Intelligent Buildings
Herb Congdon
Associate Vice-President, Technology & Standards Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA)