Upcoming Web Cast Introduces Sustainability in Federal Buildings

January 5, 2005

The United States government oversees about 500,000 federal buildings.  In addition to federal energy and personnel costs, more than $20 billion is spent each year acquiring or renovating these facilities, which represents an enormous opportunity to transfer sustainable technologies and practices that are life-cycle cost effective. Policy and building decision makers will discover the critical elements of integrated design and sustainability in the federal sector during an upcoming Web cast hosted by DOE's Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) on the afternoons of January 11 and 12.  

Sustainability experts will present the two consecutive, half-day sessions, which include federal case studies; discussions on specific environmental topics of site, water, energy, and indoor air quality; and a short introduction to the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building rating system.  The final session called "Pulling It All Together," will give participants hands-on knowledge to make a difference in their facility. Register online.  

Visit the FEMP Sustainable Design and Operations site for more information on the basics and benefits of sustainable federal buildings.