VFA to Host Seminar on Meeting the Federal Guiding Principles

June 13, 2012

VFA Helps Federal Agencies Evaluate, Prioritize Sustainability Investments for Greatest Impact

BOSTON—June 13, 2012—VFA, Inc., the leading provider of end-to-end solutions for facilities capital planning and asset management, today announced it is hosting a seminar on how federal agencies can comply with Executive Order 13514 to meet the Guiding Principles for High Performance Sustainable Buildings (HPSB) mandate. The seminar is taking place Thursday, June 14, from 7:30 to 11:00 a.m. at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel.

In this seminar, sustainability experts Michael Myers, CEO of Myers Verde Company, and VFA Project Director Susan Buchanan, LEED AP, will take an in-depth look at the requirements for the Guiding Principles for HPSB. They’ll review the Guiding Principles checklist, reporting options, intent and recommended evidence of compliance.

To meet this mandate, federal agencies must be able to evaluate and prioritize sustainability investments to achieve the greatest impact, all within the context of the agency mission. Myers and Buchanan will discuss the strategies federal agencies have implemented and the lessons they’ve learned in meeting the mandate. The key is integrating sustainability into the capital planning process, examining and ranking green improvements in the context of the agency’s overall capital needs.

Attendees will learn: the specific requirements of the HPSB Guiding Principles for Existing Buildings; the basic steps to use the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Portfolio Manager software and the Federal HPSB Checklist embedded within Portfolio Manager to track progress and document compliance; the strategies and solutions other federal agencies are using to comply with the HPSB performance requirements; and strategies to effectively define and track key performance metrics, including prioritization and ranking options

To register for the seminar, please visit http://success.vfa.com/201206SustainabilitySeminarReg.

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