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FES-EAST Day 1: Tuesday, June 16, 2009

 

8:00 am – 9:00 am   

Registration

Natcher Center, Building 45

 

 

9:00 am – 10:00 am                                                             

Plenary Session

Natcher Center Auditorium

 

Housekeeping remarks

Kenny Floyd, Director, Division of Environmental Protection, National Institutes of Health

 

Welcome

Colleen Barros, Deputy Director for Management, National Institutes of Health

 

Opening Remarks

Michelle Moore, Federal Environmental Executive, Office of the Federal Environmental Executive

 

Keynote Address

Nancy Sutley, Chair, Council on Environmental Quality

 

Presentation of Planning Committee Awards

Michelle Moore, Federal Environmental Executive, Office of the Federal Environmental Executive

 

 

10:00 am – 10:30 am

Break

 

 

10:30 am – 11:30 am

Tour (Advanced Registration Required; No Cost)

National Institutes of Health Library: Green Terrace and Reading Room Tour

Building 10

 

 

10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Breakout Sessions

 

Breakout Session 1.1

Carbon Trading Markets

Room E1/E2

Moderator: Bucky Green, Environmental Protection Agency

 

An overview of the international carbon markets, voluntary and compliance markets (including California's), and the current status of GHG legislation in Congress.  The presentation will also address how policy and market structures may affect federal entities ability to develop carbon credit projects, particularly in forestry, energy efficiency, and renewables.

 

Carbon Markets, Credits, and Climate Change Policy 

Patrick Doyle, Development Alternatives, Inc.

 

Breakout Session 1.2

The Hottest New Sustainability Technical Guidance

Balcony C

Moderator: Matt Gray, Department of Energy, Federal Energy Management Program

 

Get up to speed on the latest sustainability technical guidance, including updates to the Whole Building Design Guide, information on meeting storm water runoff requirements, and other tools and resources available to Federal agencies.

 

WBDG: A Web-based Resource for High-Performance Retrofits of Existing Buildings

Richard Paradis, P.E., Sustainable Building Industry Council

 

Stormwater: Understanding its Environmental Impacts and Meeting EISA 2007 Requirements

Jennifer Molloy, Environmental Protection Agency

Robert Goo, Environmental Protection Agency

Lisa Biddle, Environmental Protection Agency

 

Breakout Session 1.3

EMS Metric/Continual Improvement

Balcony A

Moderator: Michael Green, National Aeronautics and Space Administration

 

Continual improvement, a key concept of EMS, requires monitoring and measurement to assess performance and identify areas appropriate for improvement.  This session will review the interagency metrics and internal performance measures that can be used to promote continual improvement.

 

Interagency EMS Metrics and Questionnaire Overview 2009-2011

Michael Green, National Aeronautics and Space Administration

 

Measurement in EMS - Pathway to Continuous Improvement

Marvin Howell, Analytical Services Inc.

 

EMS at Civil Works Facilities: Lessons Learned and Next Steps

John W. Coho, US Army Corps of Engineers

 

Breakout Session 1.4

Implementing National/Agency-Wide Recycling Programs

Room C1/C2

Moderator: Ron Vance, Environmental Protection Agency

 

This session will explore three agencies efforts to implement agency-wide recycling programs and discuss a tool available to assist federal agencies in implementing waste reduction initiatives.

 

EPA's Agency-Wide Recycling Program

Dexter Johnson, Environmental Protection Agency

 

US Postal Service National Efforts

Mike Fanning, US Postal Service

 

WasteWise: A Tool for Agency-Wide Recycling Program Implementation

Ron Vance, Environmental Protection Agency

 

Breakout Session 1.5

Energy Efficiency

Room G1/G2

Moderator: Allison Ackerman, Department of Veterans Affairs

 

This session will address energy efficiency for various types of federal facilities from small remote facilities to large medical centers.  Presenters will also cover other topics such carbon emissions, net zero energy installations, and renewable energy as it relates to the Federal Energy Management Program.

 

Zero Energy Federal Installations

Anne Sprunt Crawley, Department of Energy

 

Remote Facilities a Remote Possibility for Energy Efficiency? Definitely Not.

Rachael Jacobs, Servidyne

 

How Can We Create Energy Savings Using Low-Cost Measures at Our Federal Facilities?

Pamela Dorton, Department of Veterans Affairs

 

Breakout Session 1.6

Electronics Stewardship 101 and the Federal Electronics Challenge

Room F1/F2

Moderator: Barbara Matos, Department of the Treasury

 

This session provides an overview of the electronics stewardship requirements for federal agencies and facilities and ways to meet these requirements, including an in-depth look at the Federal Electronics Challenge (FEC), an overview of Treasury's strategic use of the FEC to ensure compliance and to educate and engage senior managers, and implementation of a comprehensive electronics management program at the FEC Gold-level award winning Federal Law Enforcement Training Center.

 

Federal Electronics Stewardship 101

Cate Berard, Environmental Protection Agency

 

Using the FEC to Meet the Goals of EO 13423 and Educate Senior Managers

Barbara Matos, Department of the Treasury

 

Electronics Stewardship Successes at a Small or Medium Sized Facility

Willis C. Hunter, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center

 

 

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Lunch

Natcher Center Courtyard

 

 

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Breakout Sessions

 

 

Breakout Session 2.1

What Is Your Carbon Shoe Size?

Room E1/E2

Moderator: Tom McGeachen, Department of Energy, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

 

This workshop will explore the process of quantifying greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and calculating the carbon footprint and ecological footprint of a large, industrial government facility. Skills and tools to complete your own calculation will be introduced to a user model developed by Sandia National Laboratories to calculate the carbon and ecological footprint of their facility.

 

What is the Carbon and Ecological Shoe Size of Your Facility?

Amy K. Coplen, Department of Energy, Sandia National Laboratory

Margie Marley, Department of Energy, Sandia National Laboratory

Jack Mizner, Department of Energy, Sandia National Laboratory

 

Breakout Session 2.2

Agency Planning for an Existing Building Transformation

Balcony C

Moderator: Matt Gray, Department of Energy, Federal Energy Management Program

 

This session will highlight the efforts of three agencies as they work to sustainably transform their existing built environment.

 

GreenCheck: Easing the Way to Meeting and Tracking the New Environmental Performance Requirements for Federal Facilities

Bucky Green, Environmental Protection Agency

Matt Sawatski, Booz Allen Hamilton

 

Greening Existing Buildings: The Road to a Sustainable Smithsonian

Nancy Bechtol, Smithsonian Institution

David Hauk, Smithsonian Institution

Kendra Gastright, Smithsonian Institution

 

Integrated Capital Planning and Sustainability Initiatives at the US Food and Drug Administration

Jay Jefferies, US Food and Drug Administration

Susan Buchanan, VFA

 

Breakout Session 2.3

Organizational EMS

Balcony A

Moderator: James Wozniak, Defense Logistics Agency

 

Executive Order 13423 established the new concept of organizational EMS for Federal agencies where the traditional facility EMS approach may not be appropriate or effective.  This session will review types of organizational EMS's and examples of Federal agencies implementing an organizational EMS.

 

Federal Environmental Management Systems Workgroup Update

James Wozniak, Defense Logistics Agency

 

 

 

EPA: A Leader in Applying Organizational EMS's at All Appropriate Levels

Howard Wilson, Environmental Protection Agency

Cara Lucas, Environmental Protection Agency

 

EMS Takes Root in the Forest Service

Kurt A. Gernerd, US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service

 

Breakout Session 2.4

General Building Recycling

Room C1/C2

Moderator: Renae Steichen, Department of Justice

 

This session will explore efforts to advance facility specific recycling programs.

 

USDA Headquarters: Flagship for Waste Reduction and Recycling

Mark Sajbel, US Department of Agriculture

Ed Murtaugh, US Department of Agriculture

 

Coast Guard Academy Setting the Standard: Target Green!

J. Ashley Cordi, US Coast Guard Academy

 

Forever Green: VA Illiana Health Care System

Sharon Ricketts Williams, Department of Veterans Affairs

 

Office Recycling Pilot Study

Kent Foerster, Environmental Protection Agency

Renae Steichen, Department of Justice

 

Breakout Session 2.5

The Next Generation of New Construction

Room G1/G2

Moderator: Kenny Floyd, National Institutes of Health

 

Are you ready for what is up and coming in the "next generation of new construction?"  Well do we have news for you!  Join us for an interesting overview of the newest concepts and principles in building design and sustainability.

 

Beyond LEED: Moving Designers and Builders Towards Sustainability

Jonathan Herz, General Services Administration

Anica Landreneau, HOK Architects

Matthias Ruth, University of Maryland

 

Push the Envelope - Preserve the Principles

Ann Kosmal, General Services Administration

Dirk Meyer, General Services Administration

 

Demonstrating Net Zero Energy Family Housing in the Army

Emily Rauch, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

 

 

 

 

Breakout Session 2.6

Managing Electronics at End-of-Life

Room F1/F2

Moderator: Barbara Matos, Department of the Treasury

 

This session looks at federal policies, guidance, and services available to agencies to manage their personal property to ensure environmentally-friendly use and disposal of their e-waste.

 

Stewardship of Federal Property

Bob Holcombe, General Services Administration

 

Responsible Recycling (R2) Practices for Electronic Recyclers

Karen Pollard, Environmental Protection Agency

 

Best Practices in Conducting an On Site Review of a Recycling Company

Marvin Howell, Analytic Services Inc.

 

The UNICOR Electronics Recycling Process and Demonstration

Janice Aragon, UNICOR-Federal Prisons Industries

 

 

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Tour (Advanced Registration Required; No Cost)

National Institutes of Health Library: Green Terrace and Reading Room Tour

Building 10

 

 

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Break

 

 

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Tour (Advanced Registration Required; No Cost)

National Building Museum: Green Community Exhibit

Washington, DC

 

 

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Breakout Sessions

 

Breakout Session 3.1

GHG Inventory for Ecosystems

Room E1/E2

Moderator: Kim Fowler, Department of Energy, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

 

In 2007, the Forest Service was the first federal land management agency to join the EPA Climate Leaders program. As part of this affiliation, the Forest Service spent a year developing a greenhouse gas emissions inventory for the six National Forests in the Greater Yellowstone Area, which is one of the largest intact ecosystems in the continental U.S..  This inventory, which focuses on anthropogenic emissions from the agency's operations, is the first of its kind in the nation.

 

Lessons Learned - Creating a GHG Emissions Inventory for Federal Operations in a Large Ecosystem

Julie Tucker, US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service

Dan Golub, US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service

 

Breakout Session 3.2

Using Rating Systems for Existing Buildings

Balcony C

Moderator: Tom McGeachen, Department of Energy, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

 

As agencies look to green their existing building stock, many are turning to green building rating systems as a tool for implementation.  Come learn about these rating systems and how they have been utilized in the field.

 

LEED 3.0 EB O&M and High Performance Buildings

Tom McGeachen, Department of Energy, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

 

Third Party Green Building Certifications for Federal Healthcare Facilities

John K. Park, Department of Veterans Affairs

 

LEED-EB Operations and Maintenance: One Year Later

Jim Gieselman, Servidyne

 

Breakout Session 3.3

Integrating EMS with Other Systems

Balcony A

Moderator: Catherine Johnson, Department of Veterans Affairs

 

Several types of management systems are being implemented at Federal agencies such as quality, safety, health and risk management systems.  By integrating similar systems, consistent management approaches and efficiencies can be realized.  This session will review several examples of integration.

 

Integrating Environment and Health and Safety into One System

Megan Ahn, Bureau of Engraving and Printing

 

Using the DOE's Integrated Environment, Safety, and Health Management System to Implement EMS

Thomas W. Ferns, Department of Energy, Richland

 

Integrating EMS with an Agency-wide Risk Management System

Ted Biess, National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Scott Motter, Northrop Grumman

 

Breakout Session 3.4

Local Recycling Laws and Effects on Federal Facilities

Room C1/C2

Moderator: Renae Steichen, Department of Justice

 

This session will explore recycling regulations from several municipalities and how federal facilities are dealing with these requirements.

 

 

 

 

Local Recycling Requirements and Enforcement

Russ Klein, District of Columbia

Bill Easley, District of Columbia

Gabriella Monzon-Reynolds, Montgomery County, Maryland

 

Managing Facilities in Different Locations

Ed Crandell, General Services Administration

 

Facility Side of Local Recycling Enforcement

Renae Steichen, Department of Justice

 

Breakout Session 3.5

Green Purchasing Refresher Training

Balcony B

Moderator: Sue Nogas, Department of Veterans Affairs

 

The refresher training will be a one-hour course that provides the basics of the components of the Federal green purchasing program, an update on new product designations and other changes over the past year, and practical exercises.

 

Green Purchasing Refresher Training

Sue Nogas, Department of Veterans Affairs

 

Breakout Session 3.6

Advanced Practices in Electronics Stewardship

Room F1/F2

Moderator: Cate Berard, Environmental Protection Agency

 

This session includes a panel discussion on advanced electronics stewardship practices, including tracking and reporting progress on electronics stewardship goals; thin client computing; data center improvements; and achieving the Gold level Federal Electronics Challenge award. This session is intended for participants that have, or are close to, achieving the electronics stewardship goals of E.O. 13423 and would like to take the next step.

 

Advanced Practices in Electronics Stewardship: Save Money, Energy, and the Environment

Jeff Eagan, Department of Energy

Will Lintner, Department of Energy

Terry Heaton, Department of Energy, Strategic Petroleum Reserve

Mike Hampton, Department of Energy, Strategic Petroleum Reserve

 

NREL's Gold Standard

Peter Hathaway, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4:15 pm – 6:00 pm

Tour (Advanced Registration Required; No Cost)

 

US Green Building Council Headquarters Facility

Washington, DC

 

Join us for a preview of the US Green Building Council (USGBC) Headquarter's new two story 75,000 square foot office!  USGBC is currently applying for LEED for Commercial Interiors 2009 platinum certification of their new office space.  Attend a preview and see how you can make your office areas even more sustainable!

 

Tour is limited to a maximum of 15 attendees.

 

FES-EAST Day 2: Wednesday, June 17, 2009

 

8:00 am – 9:00 am   

Registration

Natcher Center, Building 45

 

 

9:00 am – 10:30 am

Breakout Sessions

 

Breakout Session 4.1

GHG Baselines

Room E1/E2

Moderator: Amy K. Coplen, Department of Energy, Sandia National Laboratory

 

Learn about the various approaches that are being used to develop GHG baselines in the Federal community.  Starting in 2009, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is required to report on its greenhouse gas emissions for the calendar year 2008 and every year thereafter. LANL has chosen to use The Climate Registry as its reporting medium. Several top-down GHG inventory approaches have been developed within the Federal community. Bottom-up GHG inventory efforts are also emerging at Federal facilities.  Together, they ultimately can produce more robust and comprehensive institutional GHG management.

 

Building a Baseline: Reporting Greenhouse Gas Emissions at LANL

Sonja Salzman, Department of Energy, Los Alamos National Laboratory

 

From The Trenches: Top-down and Bottom-up GHG Inventory Approaches

Mr. Jeremey Alcorn, Concurrent Technologies Corporation

 

Breakout Session 4.2

Sustainability Showcases and Best Practices

Balcony C

Moderator: Lance Davis, General Services Administration

 

This session contains a number of case studies and industry best practices related to the acquiring, designing, constructing, operating and maintaining of sustainable buildings.

 

Sustainability Matters: Best Practices and Case Studies from GSA

Lance Davis, General Services Administration

 

Fighting Fire with Fire: Ft. Bragg Goes Platinum with a New LEED Fire Station

Kim Fowler, Department of Energy, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

 

The Sustainable Design and Construction of the Fernald Preserve Visitors Center

Jane Powell, Department of Energy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Breakout Session 4.3

GSA Fleet Training: Simple Planning, Big Rewards

Room B

Moderator: Katie Miller, Office of the Federal Environmental Executive

 

When it comes to saving fuel, it's important to choose the right vehicle for the right location. GSA Fleet will present an overview of the tools available to Federal agencies to assist them in determining the best vehicle for their mission.

 

Petroleum Reduction Resources

Scott Stockton, General Services Administration Fleet

Marianne Aiken, General Services Administration Fleet

 

Breakout Session 4.4

EMS Case Studies

Balcony A

Moderator: Pete Wixted, DHS

 

EMS implementation and maintenance will vary among organizations depending on the nature of the organization's activities, organizational structure, resources, size, and environmental issues.  This session will look at several case studies.

 

Introduction to the Revised VHA EMS Guidebook (GEMS): Reflections on Five Years of Experience

Stephan Thomatos, Veterans Health Administration

John (Jack) Staudt, Veterans Health Administration

Jody McClarin, Veterans Health Administration

Bill Kulas, Veterans Health Administration

 

Implementing an EMS in a Small Organization - A Case Study

Willis C. Hunter, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center

 

Application of an Environmental Management System to Affect Culture Change and Environmental Leadership

Edward A. Connell, Federal Aviation Administration, Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center

 

Breakout Session 4.5

Introduction to Biobased Products

Balcony B

Moderator: Kate Lewis, US Department of Agriculture

 

Why are we buying biobased products? Congressional and USDA staff will explain the importance to the farm economy and the benefits of switching to carbohydrate-based products. We will also discuss the lifecycle benefits.

 

Congressional Overview

Cory Claussen, US Senate, Office of Senator Tom Harkin

 

BioPreferred: Nature's Green Products

Kate Lewis, US Department of Agriculture

 

Lifecycle Cost Checklist for Purchasing Biobased Products

Sueanne Pfifferling, United Soybean Board

 

Breakout Session 4.6

Greening Federal Data Centers and Laboratories

Room F1/F2

Moderator: Cate Berard, Environmental Protection Agency

 

This session will provide information on sustainable principles that can be used in the design, construction, and operations of laboratories and other high-tech buildings such as data centers. The session will address how the Labs21 and Save Energy Now programs can assist federal agencies and will include a case study on how an ESPC was used renovate and consolidate three federal data centers.

 

Greening Federal Data Centers Through ESPC Contracting for Renovations and Virtualizations

Irvin Gray, Northrop Grumman

Jonathan Cohn, Deloitte Consulting, LLP

 

Sustainability Program for Laboratories and Data Centers

Dan Amon, Environmental Protection Agency

William Lintner, Department of Energy

Phil Wirdzek, International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories

Beth Shearer, International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories

 

 

10:30 am – 11:00 am

Break

 

 

10:30 am – 11:30 am

Tour (Advanced Registration Required; No Cost)

National Institutes of Health Library: Green Terrace and Reading Room Tour

Building 10

 

 

11:00 am – 12:00 pm                                                                       

Plenary Session

Natcher Center Auditorium

Overflow space will be offered in Balconies A, B, C; audio only.

 

2009 White House Closing the Circle Awards Ceremony

Master of Ceremonies: Ron Buckhalt, US Department of Agriculture

 

Join us in honoring the recipients of this year's White House Closing the Circle (CTC) Awards!  Over the last fifteen years the CTC Awards have recognized outstanding achievements of Federal employees and their facilities for their commitment to environmental stewardship by improving environmental performance and conditions at Federal facilities.  This year, 15 winners and 13 honorable mentions were selected from nearly 200 nominations in the areas of environmental management systems, pollution prevention, recycling, green product purchasing, alternative fuels, electronics stewardship and sustainable buildings.

 

 

 

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Lunch

Natcher Center Courtyard

 

 

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Breakout Sessions

 

Breakout Session 5.1

Calculating a Carbon Footprint Including Renewable Energy

Room E1/E2

Moderator: Bucky Green, Environmental Protection Agency

 

Pacific Northwest National Lab developed an extensive carbon inventory of its operations, including air travel and employee commuting, using the World Resources Institute GHG Protocol. Learn about PNNL's challenges, particularly extending GHG reporting beyond an organization's buildings and vehicles. 

 

Calculating a Carbon Footprint for a National Laboratory

Kim Fowler, Department of Energy, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

 

Breakout Session 5.2

Integrating Energy, Environment, and Real Property at DOE

Balcony C

Moderator: Matt Gray, Department of Energy, Federal Energy Management Program

 

Learn about the process and framework the Department of Energy is using to link energy, environment, and real property. The session will include information on tools used to assess sustainability performance, strategies for greening DOE buildings, and ensuring compliance across the Department in meeting sustainability requirements.

 

Getting to Green at the Department of Energy

Andy Lawrence, Department of Energy

 

Blazing a Green Building Trail: Strategies for Assessing and Greening Agency Building Inventories

Josh Silverman, Department of Energy

 

Sustainable Buildings - What to Do and How to Prove It

Mike Myers, Lockheed Martin Corporation

Jack Mizner, Department of Energy, Sandia National Laboratory

 

Breakout Session 5.3

Innovative Fleets

Room B

Moderator: Katie Miller, Office of the Federal Environmental Executive

 

No matter what size of fleet you manage, this session will get the wheels turning on innovative ways to green your fleet!

 

Right-size it! Greening the Los Alamos National Laboratory Fleet

Ben Poff, Department of Energy, Los Alamos National Laboratory

 

Air Force Strategy to Reduce Petroleum Consumption

Nicholas Rotteveel, US Air Force

CMSgt Stephen Grafton, US Air Force

 

Sustainable Transportation

Steven Sosson, Department of the Treasury

 

Breakout Session 5.4

Composting

Room C1/C2

Moderator: Janice Smith, Department of State

 

This session with discuss how federal facilities are handling organic waste.

 

Recycling in the Aftermath of Hurricane Wilma

Jeremy Crossland, US Army Corps of Engineers

 

Greening the Capital

Perry Plumart, US House of Representatives

 

Beltsville Composting Facility

Patricia Millner, US Department of Agriculture

 

Breakout Session 5.5

Buying Green - Tools, Resources, and Best Practices

Balcony B

Moderator: Christopher Payne, Department of Energy, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

 

Tools, Resources, and Best Practices. Learn the latest options for purchasing green, including energy efficient products, applying a closed-loop approach, the wide array of products now available from AbilityOne, and how to implement green purchasing at the field level.

 

Buying Energy Efficient Products - Federal Requirements

Christopher Payne, Department of Energy, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

 

Closed-Loop Contracts Applied to Biobased and Chemical Applications

Sam McCord, Department of Energy, Sandia National Laboratory

 

Green Purchasing and the AbilityOne Program

Shawn Spengler, National Industries for the Blind

 

Green Purchasing Implementation and Success – A Case Study

Willis C. Hunter, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Breakout Session 5.6

Electronics Stewardship at the Headquarters, Regional, and Facility Level

Room F1/F2

Moderator: Cate Berard, Environmental Protection Agency

 

This session includes three presentations on how federal agencies have incorporated electronics stewardship practices at the headquarter, regional and facility level. The session will include information about EPA's new seat management initiative at the headquarters level; how a Gold level Federal Electronics Challenge award winner integrated electronics stewardship into all of their information technology efforts; and how a Bronze level Federal Electronics Challenge award winner is expanding their focus from a single electronics lifecycle phase.

 

Building Electronic Stewardship into a Seat Management Initiative

Liza Hearns, Environmental Protection Agency

 

Integrating FEC into Core IT Operations & Potential EPA Enforcement

Greg Zurla, Environmental Protection Agency

 

Computer for Kids Donation & Recycling Programs

Sharon Ricketts Williams, Department of Veterans Affairs, Illiana Health Care System

 

 

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Break

 

 

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Breakout Sessions

 

Breakout Session 6.1

GHG Space Travel & Earth Travel

Room E1/E2

Moderator: Evan Snyder, Environmental Protection Agency

 

Following the release of Executive Order (EO) 13423, NASA developed a hybrid GHG Inventory tool to help anticipate and prepare for emerging GHG regulations. Drawing on this experience, NASA will elaborate on Goddard Space Flight Center's efforts and findings to date.  And when you're not traveling to outer space, we address the commercial flight you're taking and how it may have a bigger impact than you think. Explore the GHG efficiencies of air, auto, and rail travel, and the advantages of inter-city rail.

 

NASA GSFC: A Case of State Driven GHG Inventory Development & Serendipity

Ms. Kathleen Moxley, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Goddard Space Flight Center

Mr. Jeremey Alcorn, Concurrent Technologies Corporation

 

Green Travel and Rail

Roy Deitchman, Amtrak

 

 

 

 

 

Breakout Session 6.2

Greening Historic Buildings

Balcony C

Moderator: Barbara Matos, Department of the Treasury

 

This session will explore the strategies, successes, and lessons learned in meeting the challenges posed by greening historic Federal buildings.

 

Sustainable Historic Preservation at the Landmark US Treasury Building

Guy Munsch, Department of the Treasury

Alice Dorman, Department of the Treasury

Craig Gardner, Department of the Treasury

Gaius Hershey, Department of the Treasury

Barbara Matos, Department of the Treasury

 

Supporting Sustainability Through NASA's Transition

Tina Borghild Norwood, National Aeronautics and Space Administration

 

The Green the Capitol Initiative - Lessons from Implementation at the US House of Representatives

Christopher Payne, Department of Energy, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

 

Breakout Session 6.3

Effects of Recycling Markets on Recycling Programs

Room C1/C2

Moderator: Janice Smith, Department of State

 

This session will explore the current status of recycling markets, where the markets are heading, and how the markets impact federal recycling programs.

 

Current Status and Projections of Recycling Markets

Bill Moore, Moore & Associates

Steve Alexander, American Postconsumer Plastics Recycling Association

Nick Adams, Aluminum Association

Joseph Cattaneo, Glass Packaging Institute

 

Effects of Markets on GSA Recycling Contracts

Ed Crandell, General Services Administration

 

Breakout Session 6.4

EMS and Stewardship

Balcony A

Moderator: Will Garvey, Environmental Protection Agency

 

One of the goals of Executive Order 13423 was to utilize to EMS to implement stewardship goals and sustainable practices.  This session will look at examples of achieving these goals through the EMS.

 

Linking Site Operations to the EMS to Achieve Environmental Stewardship Goals

Jane Powers, Department of Energy

Kim Fowler, Department of Energy, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

 

Managing Sustainability: ISO 14001 as a Sustainability Tool

Raheem Cash, General Services Administration

 

Breakout Session 6.5

Biobased Cleaning Products

Balcony B

Moderator: Sue Nogas, Department of Veterans Affairs

 

Biobased cleaners are not just for bathrooms! This session will discuss integrating biobased cleaning products into existing waste minimization programs, cleaning around our national treasures in the National Archives, and Gunzilla!!

 

Janitorial Biobased Cleaners

Tom McGeachen, Department of Energy, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

 

Biobased Cleaning Products and the National Archives

Craig Hallman, Zep, Inc.

 

Gunzilla!!

Willis C. Hunter, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center

 

Breakout Session 6.6

The Future of EPEAT and Lessons Learned

Room F1/F2

Moderator: Cate Berard, Environmental Protection Agency

 

This session will provide information on the future of EPEAT, including upcoming standards, and how federal agencies can get involved. The session will include a case study from a federal facility that has exceeded the 95% purchasing goal, and in-depth information about how you can assist small business vendors in becoming sellers of EPEAT registered equipment.

 

EPEAT by Default

Joshua Gallegos, Sandia National Laboratories

 

EPEAT Acquisitions and Small Business Suppliers

Catherine Cesnik, Department of the Interior

 

Next Steps for EPEAT

Holly Elwood, Environmental Protection Agency

 

 

4:15 pm – 6:00 pm

Tour (Advanced Registration Required; No Cost)

 

U.S. Green Building Council Headquarters Facility

Washington, DC

 

Join us for a preview of the US Green Building Council (USGBC) Headquarter's new two story 75,000 square foot office!  USGBC is currently applying for LEED for Commercial Interiors 2009 platinum certification of their new office space.  Attend a preview and see how you can make your office areas even more sustainable!

 

Tour is limited to a maximum of 15 attendees.

 

 

 
FES-EAST Day 3: Thursday, June 18, 2009

 

 

 

8:00 am – 8:30 am   

Registration

Natcher Center, Building 45

 

 

8:30 am – 10:30 am                                                             

Coffee with the Experts

This session will begin plenary style in the Natcher Auditorium.  Each expert will give brief remarks in the Auditorium.  Afterwards, attendees can choose to attend an informal question and answer breakout session with one of the experts.  Coffee and pastries will be served in the breakout rooms.

 

Room E1/E2

Juan Lopez, Office of the Federal Environmental Executive

 

Room A

Kevin Kampschroer, General Services Administration

 

Room F1/F2

Rob Sandoli, Office of Management and Budget

Cyndi Vallina, Office of Management and Budget

 

 

9:30 am – 11:00 am

Tour (Advanced Registration Required; $12.00)

Nationals Baseball Stadium: LEED Silver Certified

Washington, DC

 

 

10:30 am – 11:30 am

Tour (Advanced Registration Required; No Cost)

National Institutes of Health Library: Green Terrace and Reading Room Tour

Building 10

 

 

10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Breakout Sessions

 

Breakout Session 7.2

Campus and Community Approaches to Sustainability

Balcony C

Moderator: Kim Fowler, Department of Energy, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

 

Most Federal buildings do not operate in isolation, but are instead part of a larger campus and community. Come learn about how the Department of Defense and Department of Energy are addressing sustainability with a more holistic approach.

 

Enduring Partnerships in Support of Regional Sustainability: The Sustainable Sandhills Model

Heather Brown, CTC

 

 

Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Sustainable Campus Initiative

Teresa Baer, Department of Energy, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

 

Sustainable PNNL

Kim Fowler, Department of Energy, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

 

Breakout Session 7.3

EMS and Pollution Prevention

Balcony A

Moderator: Michael Green, National Aeronautics and Space Administration

 

One of the goals of Executive Order 13423 was to utilize to EMS to implement sustainable practices including pollution prevention.  This session will look at examples of coordinating EMS and pollution prevention to achieve sustainability.

 

NNSA Moving Towards Sustainability: NNSA P2 Overview and Case Studies You Can Use

Michael Sweitzer, Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration Service Center

 

Y-12 Manufacturing Makes High-Tech P2 Look Easy: Video Presentation

Janice Jackson, Department of Energy, Y-12 National Security Complex

 

SNL Pollution Prevention Measures Implemented in D&D Projects

Nick Durand, Department of Energy, Sandia National Laboratories

 

Los Alamos National Laboratory P2 Award Project Successes

Ben Poff, Department of Energy, Los Alamos National Laboratory

 

Millions of Reasons Why: Integration of P2 and EMS

Ben Poff, Department of Energy, Los Alamos National Laboratory

 

Breakout Session 7.4

Public Space and Community Recycling

Room C1/C2

Moderator: Mark Sajbel, US Department of Agriculture

 

This session will discuss efforts of federal agencies to establish recycling opportunities for the public.

 

National NPS Recycling Campaign

Shawn Norton, National Park Service

 

DC Public Space Recycling Collaborative

Ed Murtagh, US Department of Agriculture

Ray Mims, US Botanic Gardens

Ron Vance, Environmental Protection Agency

 

USPS Consumer Unused Pharmaceutical Mail-Back Initiative

Mike Fanning, US Postal Service

 

 

 

 

 

Breakout Session 7.5

ENERGY STAR

Room G1/G2

Moderator: Cyrus Nasseri, Department of Energy

 

This workshop discusses tools and resources that can help your agency meet the energy use parameters for federal buildings found in E.O. 13423, EISA 2007, and the High Performance and Sustainable Building Guidance.  The workshop will include information on how to use the Portfolio Manager online tool.

 

ENERGY STAR for Federal Agencies: Meeting the Goals of EISA 2007 and EO 13423 with Energy Management

Katy Hatcher, Environmental Protection Agency

 

Breakout Session 7.6

FedCenter Wants You!

Room D

Moderator: Michelle Coley, National Institutes of Health

 

Our FedCenter is growing up! They have done a tremendous job serving the Federal environmental community and public.  Stop in to learn about and openly discuss the many new ways that FedCenter is expanding, strengthening, and ready to serve your agency! 

 

Government Environmental Services: An Open Forum with FedCenter

Steve Luzzi, US Army Corps of Engineers

 

Partnering Reduces Costs & Provides Consistency for Federal Auditing Programs

Donna Schell, US Army Corps of Engineers

 

 

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Award Ceremony

 

Federal Electronics Challenge Awards Ceremony

Natcher Auditorium

Master of Ceremonies: Cate Berard, Environmental Protection Agency

 

The 2009 Federal Electronics Challenge (FEC) Awards recognize the achievements of FEC partners and their leadership in federal electronics stewardship during 2008.  For 2009, the FEC is recognizing eight Gold Level Award recipients, 13 Silver Level Award recipients, 16 Bronze Level Award recipients, and all of the individuals that acted as FEC Champions during 2008.

 

 

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Lunch

Natcher Center Courtyard

 

 

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Breakout Sessions

 

Breakout Session 8.1

GHG by the EPA Experts

Room E1/E2

Moderator: Tom McGeachen, Department of Energy, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

 

EPA has achieved a large reduction in its Greenhouse Gas Emissions since FY 2003 through a combination of energy conservation projects and the purchase of green power.  Learn how EPA's Facilities Division worked with EPA's Climate Leaders Program to develop its GHG emission inventory and how it achieved these reductions.  You'll also hear about EPA's clean energy and climate measurement wiki site that leverages "Web 2.0" technologies to share energy and climate measurement insights.   Hear about EPA's experience and explore how this tool can foster "communities of practice" in other environmental areas.

 

65% Reduction in Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Easier than You Think

Evan Snyder, Environmental Protection Agency

Bucky Green, Environmental Protection Agency

 

Promoting Common Greenhouse Gas and Energy Measurement Through Web 2.0

Andrew Carnahan, Environmental Protection Agency

 

Breakout Session 8.3

ENERGY STAR and Power Management

Balcony B

Moderator: Sue Nogas, Department of Veterans Affairs

 

This session illustrates how a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) laboratory successfully used its Environmental Management System (EMS) and the FEC award program to both motivate employees and complete the requirements of the FEC Operations and Maintenance Life Cycle.  This session also provides practical advice and access to free resources to help federal agencies broadly and successfully implement computer power management policies to meet the requirements of Executive Order 13423.

 

Power Management at a US Drug Enforcement Administration Laboratory

Ann Smith-Reiser, Analytical Services Inc.

 

Computer Power Management: Getting Started & Ensuring a Successful Implementation

Robert Huang, The Cadmus Group

 

Breakout Session 8.4

Calculating GHG Benefits from Recycling

Room C1/C2

Moderator: Ron Vance, Environmental Protection Agency

 

This session will explore the connection between waste reduction and climate change and provide training on how to use a tool to calculate the greenhouse gas benefits associated with your recycling programs.

 

Calculating GHG Benefits from Recycling

Jennifer Brady, Environmental Protection Agency

 

Breakout Session 8.5

Renewable Energy

Room G1/G2

Moderator: Karen Waldvogel, US Department of Agriculture

 

This workshop will cover various options for renewable energy projects large and small in all types of federal facilities.  Learn about how landfill gas projects across the country generate electricity and provide a direct-use energy source for kilns, boilers, furnaces, and other applications.  Sustainable woody biomass utilization allows use of natural resources for renewable energy production and bio-based products even for small remote facilities.  Nellis Air Force Base has America's largest solar photovoltaic power plant, funded through a power purchase agreement, requiring no upfront money from the federal government.

 

Landfill Gas: A Proven Source of Renewable Energy for Federal Facilities

Rachel Goldstein, Environmental Protection Agency

 

Woody Biomass Utilization: An Opportunity We Cannot Afford to Waste

Edmund Gee, US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service

 

Achieving Solar Systems at Scale on Federal Properties: The Nellis AFB Case Study

Tom Leyden, SunPower Corporation

 

 

Breakout Session 8.6

Sustainable and Solar: What's in it for You?

Room A

Moderator: Kenny Floyd, National Institutes of Health

 

We all know that Solar Energy offers unique and valuable benefits for a sustainable future in energy.  Listen in on the discussion about the latest creative sustainability techniques and incredible solar energy applications.

 

Creating Sustainability Natives

Jacqueline Emanuel, US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service

Mike Hill, US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service

Maritza Huerta, US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service

 

Flexible Solar Energy Applications for Landfills

Peggy Hock, United Solar Ovonic, LLC

 

Sustainable Campus Planning

Susan Hinton, National Institutes of Health

Dev Duggal, Metropolitan Architects and Planners

Susan Drew, Gruzen Samton Architects

 

 

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Tour (Advanced Registration Required; $12.00)

Nationals Baseball Stadium: LEED Silver Certified

Washington, DC

 

 

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Break

 

 

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Breakout Sessions

 

Breakout Session 9.1

GHG Roundtable

Room E1/E2

Moderator: Bucky Green, Environmental Protection Agency

 

Join our panel of experts as they talk briefly about what they see happening next in GHG emissions, agreements, and regulations.  Ask those questions you have always wondered about regarding the future of GHG regulation.   

 

Pankaj Bhatia, World Resources Institute, Director, Greenhouse Gas Protocol Initiative

Scott Bartos, Environmental Protection Agency, Climate Change Division

Matt Gray, Department of Energy, Federal Energy Management Program

Rachael G.  Jonassen, PhD            , Logistics Management Institute

Susan Wickwire, Environmental Protection Agency, Climate Protection Partnership Division

 

Breakout Session 9.2

Sustainability Training and Communication Tools

Balcony A

Moderator: Catherine Johnson, Department of Veterans Affairs

 

Key components of any environmental program are the training and communication elements.  This session will provide examples of training and communication tools.

 

Leatherman for Environmental Stewardship

Marlene Reddoor, Environmental Protection Agency

 

Champaign Outreach on a Beer Budget

Katrina M. Wagner, Department of Energy, Sandia National Laboratories

 

Breakout Session 9.3

Accountability, Shamountability...Let's Take a Look!

Room A

Moderator: Michelle Coley, NIH

 

Accountability...Who Knew?  Taking a closer look at Reader Friendly NEPA Documentation, Environmental Financial Liability and Accountability at a large Decentralized Agency.

 

Attainable: Reader Friendly NEPA Documentation

Michelle Royal, US Army, Garrison Fort Belvoir

 

A Management System Approach to Environmental Financial Liability

Ruth Zolock, US Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security

Amber Simco, PRIZM

 

Developing Accountability in a Large Decentralized Agency

Raymond S. Thompson, US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service

 

Breakout Session 9.4

Hazardous Waste Management

Room C1/C2

Moderator: Ron Vance, Environmental Protection Agency

 

This session will explore the innovative methods of classifying and managing hazardous waste.

 

Proposed Hazardous Identification Structure and Profile Changes

Amber Gentry-Upston, Defense Reutilization Marketing Service

 

A Systems Approach to Unneeded Materials and Chemicals Management at Sandia National Laboratories, New Mexico

Jack Mizner, Department of Energy, Sandia National Laboratory

Margie Marley, Department of Energy, Sandia National Laboratory

Pascale Waffelaert, Department of Energy, Sandia National Laboratory

 

Breakout Session 9.5

Energy Case Studies from DOD, the Bureau of Prisons, and DOE

Room G1/G2

Moderator: Allison Ackerman, Department of Veterans Affairs

 

This workshop will cover successful case studies for implementing renewable energy and energy efficiency initiatives in federal facilities.  Learn about lessons learned from energy audits and the benefits of retro-commissioning.

 

Energy Audits: Lessons Learned from Over 9 Million Square Feet

Jeff Riegle, AMEC

 

How to Achieve Targeted Energy Reduction Goals Through Retro-Commissioning

Jason Thompson, Servidyne

 

 

4:15 pm – 6:00 pm

Tour (Advanced Registration Required; No Cost)

 

U.S. Green Building Council Headquarters Facility

Washington, DC

 

Join us for a preview of the US Green Building Council (USGBC) Headquarter's new two story 75,000 square foot office!  USGBC is currently applying for LEED for Commercial Interiors 2009 platinum certification of their new office space.  Attend a preview and see how you can make your office areas even more sustainable!

 

Tour is limited to a maximum of 15 attendees.

 

 

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Last Updated: June 12, 2009