By Susan Buchanan, LEED-AP, Project Director, VFA, Inc.
The deadline of Executive Order 13514 for meeting the Guiding Principles for HPSB is fast approaching. Federal agencies are under pressure to meet this mandate. Success hinges on the ability to evaluate and prioritize sustainability investments to achieve the greatest impact, all within the context of overall agency missions.
On Thursday, June 14, 2012, at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel, VFA is presenting an executive briefing, “The Guiding Principles for High Performance Sustainable Buildings – Lessons from the Field.” Michael Myers, sustainability and energy expert, and CEO of Myers Verde Company, will take an in-depth look at the Guiding Principles requirements and the HPSB Guiding Principles for Existing Buildings. He’ll review the Guiding Principles Checklist benefits, reporting options, intent, and recommended evidence of compliance. I will discuss the strategies several federal agencies have implemented and the lessons they’ve learned in meeting these mandates.
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