Interagency Sustainability Working Group Meeting Notes

Forty to 50 active Interagency Sustainability Working Group (ISWG) members attend bimonthly meetings in Washington, D.C., or remotely by conference call, to keep abreast on agency-wide sustainable design projects and policies.

Meeting materials from the current calendar year are presented below. Materials from previous years are also available:

Contact the FEMP Webmaster for meeting notes older than 2006.


June 15, 2010
Presenters: Ronald Vance, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); Kimberly Cochran, EPA; Michael Deane, Turner Construction; Jenna Kunde, WasteCap; Rex Loker, Wisconsin's Division of State Facilities; Lance Davis, General Services Administration (GSA); Matt Gray, FEMP; Bob Payn, db interactive; Catherine Cesnik, Department of Interior (DOI); and Brad Gustafson, FEMP.

April 13, 2010
Presenters: Joan Kelsch, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments; Don Horn, General Services Administration (GSA); Matt Gray, FEMP; Amanda Sahl, FEMP; Kim Petry, FEMP, Katy Hatcher, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

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December 8, 2009
Presenters: Nancy Somerville, American Society of Landscape Architects; Grady O'Rear, Green Advantage®; Vincent Kam, U.S. Army; John J. Fittipaldi, U.S. Army, Robert Goo and Jennifer Molloy, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

September 22, 2009
Presenters: Doug Gatlin, USGBC; Anthony Guma, USGBC; Tom Hicks, USGBC; Allison Rogers, Green the Capitol; Summer Montacute, Green the Capitol; Sarah Jensen, Green the Capitol; Katy Hatcher, EPA; Lynne Barker, ICLEI

June 23, 2009
Presenters: Michelle Moore, OFEE; Dana Arnold, OFEE; Cyndi Vallina, OMB; Matt Gray, DOE-FEMP; Mary Sotos, WRI; Eldon Hix AFCEE

  • Minutes
  • Presentations
    • Introduction from the Federal Environmental Executive by Michelle Moore, Office of the Federal Environmental Executive (OFEE)
    • Environmental Scorecard Update for July Reporting by Dana Arnold, OFEE, and Cyndi Vallina, Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
    • Recovery Act Updates from Federal Agencies
    • Updates on Rulemakings and Existing Building Assessment Tool by Matt Gray, DOE-FEMP
    • Road-Testing the Public Sector Greenhouse Gas Protocol by Mary Sotos, World Resources Institute (WRI)
    • Department of Defense and Sustainable Communities by Eldon Hix, Air Force Center for Engineering and the Environment (AFCEE)

April 21, 2009
Presenters: Kevin Kampschroer, GSA; Brad Gustafson, DOE-FEMP; Cyndi Vallina, OMB; Diane Sullivan, National Capital Planning Commission; Matt Gray, DOE-FEMP

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  • Presentations
    • Updates from the GSA's Office of Federal High Performance Green Buildings by Kevin Kampschroer, GSA
    • Working with DOE National Labs by Brad Gustafson, DOE-FEMP
    • Update from the Office of Management and Budget by Cyndi Vallina, OMB
    • Sustainability Initiative for the National Capital Region by Diane Sullivan, National Capital Planning Commission
    • Discussion on a Federal Web-based Sustainability Assessment Tool by Matt Gray, DOE-FEMP

February 24, 2009
Presenters: Lane Burt, NRDC; Andrew Goldberg, AIA; Jenny Molloy, EPA; Robert Goo, EPA; Cyndi Vallina, OMB; Angela Donatelli, OMB; Brad Gustafson, DOE-FEMP; Matt Gray, DOE-FEMP

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December 10, 2008
Presenters: Jeremy Cohen, USGBC; Matt Gray, DOE-FEMP; Sara Farrar-Nagy, NREL; Cyndi Vallina, OMB; Juan Lopez, OFEE; Christopher Behr, HDR, Inc.

September 23, 2008
Presenters: Melissa Gallagher-Rogers, USGBC; Matt Gray, DOE/FEMP

June 12, 2008
Presenters: Richard Paradis, SBIC; Cynthia Vallina and Lisa Wilusz, OMB; Ken Sandler, EPA; Erin Claybaugh, LBNL/FEMP; Matt Gray, DOE/FEMP

April 15, 2008
Presenters: Earle Kennett, NIBS; Vestal Tutterow and Nils Petermann, Alliance to Save Energy; Kevin Kampschroer, GSA; Joelle Michaels, Energy Information Administration; Matthew Gray, DOE-FEMP

February 19, 2008
Presenters: Will Lintner, DOE-FEMP; Amanda Sahl, DOE-FEMP; Dov Weitman, EPA; Catherine Cesnik, DOI

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November 14, 2007
Presenter: Bucky Green, EPA

September 18, 2007
Presenters: Dr. Get Moy, DOD; Doug Gatlin, USGBC; Brad Hancock, DOD; Vicki Worden, GBI

July 11, 2007

May 15, 2007
Presenters: Matthew Gray, DOE-FEMP; Ann Kosmal, GSA; Alison Kinn-Bennett, EPA; Charlie Hemmeline, DOE-SETP

  • Minutes
  • Presentations
    • Successful Green Leasing - Getting There with Lease Language by Ann Kosmal, General Services Administration
    • Building Integrated Photovolatics and DOE's Solar Energy Program by Charlie Hemmeline, Department of Energy

March 13, 2007
Presenters: Joe Maheady, USGBC; Anne Crawley, DOE-FEMP; Alison Kinn-Bennett, EPA; Christopher Payne, DOE-LBNL; Diane Stewart, HHS; Bucky Green, EPA; Matthew Gray, DOE-FEMP

January 23, 2007
Presenters: Christopher Payne, DOE-LBNL; Sara Farrar-Nagy, DOE-NREL; Matthew Gray, DOE-FEMP

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November 21, 2006
Presenters: Anne Crawley, DOE-FEMP; Cynthia Vallina and Angella Donatelli, OMB; Alison Kinn Bennett, EPA/OFEE; Cyrus Nasseri, DOE-FEMP

September 19, 2006
Presenters: Mark Palmer, San Francisco Department of Environment; Tom Hicks, USGBC; Joel Todd, Consultant and Vice Chair of the USGBC LEED Committee; Ed Pinero, OFEE; Alison Kinn Bennett, EPA / Currently on detail with OFEE; Anne Crawley, DOE-FEMP

June 14, 2006
Presenters: Jaime Van Mourik, National Building Museum; Alison Kinn Bennett, EPA; Juan Lopez, OFEE; Anne Crawley, DOE-FEMP

April 5, 2006
Presenters: Cyndi Vallina, OMB; Alison Kinn Bennett, EPA; Sara Farrar-Nagy, DOE-NREL; Dennis Talton, NAVFAC; Ken Sandler, EPA; Don Horn, GSA; Anne Crawley, DOE-FEMP; Juan Lopez, OFEE

February 1, 2006
Presenters: Rick Kahn, DOE-FEMP; Beverly Dyer, DOE-EERE; Dennis Talton, DOD-NAVFAC; Bambi Tran, Steven Winter Associates; Bucky Green, EPA; Paul Mathew, DOE-LBNL; Will Lintner, DOE-FEMP; Otto Van Geet, DOE-NREL; Joan Glickman, DOE-FEMP; Cyrus Nasseri, DOE-OBT; Alison Kinn Bennet, EPA; Ed Pinero, OFEE

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