WASHINGTON — The U.S. Green Building Council''s
(USGBC) seventh annual Federal Summit
convened at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
in Washington, D.C. for a two-day exchange of ideas on how to best meet the goals of increased sustainability in existing buildings and communities in order to significantly impact the environment and economy, according to Green Building Pro.
High level officials from throughout the federal sector, including Administrator Martha N. Johnson
, U.S. General Services Administration
, and Deputy Administrator Bob Perciasepe
, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), discussed topics such as the current state of sustainability in the federal government, the article stated.
"Considerable progress has been made on the path to sustainability in all parts of the United States with stimulus funds supporting the improvement of government buildings at the federal, state and local levels," said Rick Fedrizzi
, president, chief operating officer (CEO) and founding chair of USGBC.
Fedrizzi added, "By working together to change the way we design, build and operate buildings, implement best practices and utilize green building programs, we can dramatically improve the performance of our public building stock."