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USGBC Virginia: Leveraging ENERGY STAR to Support Commercial Building Impro...

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Interstate Center Conference Room

2104 W. Laburnum Ave.

Richmond, Virginia 23227

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Leveraging ENERGY STAR to Support Commercial Building Improvement and Achieve LEED

This course will be approved for 1 GBCI and AIA CEU

ENERGY STAR is the premier program for recognizing energy efficient commercial buildings, and LEED is the premier program for recognizing sustainable green buildings. This session will provide valuable information to LEED practitioners to help them leverage ENERGY STAR as a means of moving buildings toward LEED certification. The program will present an overview of the ENERGY STAR program for commercial buildings, with a special focus on the program’s widely used Portfolio Manager software tool that allows building owners and managers to track and assess the energy performance of their buildings. Participants will then learn about how ENERGY STAR intersects with LEED EB: O&M, and how increasing performance through ENERGY STAR can help buildings achieve LEED certification, as well as how the relationship between ENERGY STAR and LEED may change under the proposed LEED v4.1 system. Finally, participants will be introduced to a host of other ENERGY STAR tools, resources, and initiatives that are aimed at helping to improve the energy performance of buildings, as well as opportunities to reduce water use and waste generation.

Speaker: Michael Zatz

Manager, ENERGY STAR Commercial Buildings, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Mr. Zatz oversees the development and implementation of activities aimed at improving the energy efficiency of a wide variety of building types, including offices, K-12 schools, multifamily residences, retail stores, healthcare facilities, hotels, data centers, congregations, and others. Mr. Zatz is also responsible for oversight of ENERGY STAR’s Portfolio Manager® sustainability benchmarking tool, which has been used by over 500,000 buildings across the U.S. to evaluate and track their energy, water, waste, and greenhouse gas emissions.

Mr. Zatz joined ENERGY STAR in February 2006, after nearly 14 years with ICF International, a private environmental and energy consulting firm. During his tenure at ICF, Mr. Zatz worked with governments and local and multinational companies in the U.S. and around the world to identify and implement methods for reducing the impacts of their operations on the environment. He has specific expertise in the development and implementation of voluntary public-private partnerships. While with ICF, Mike worked for 3 years in Bangkok, Thailand, where he designed and managed a voluntary program to reduce energy and water use in more than 400 manufacturing facilities and nearly 200 schools, while at the same time improving the bottom line for the businesses, and improving the learning environment for students. Mr. Zatz has an M.S. in Environmental Science and Policy from Johns Hopkins University, and a B.S. in Engineering and Public Policy from Washington University in St. Louis.

Fee: $15 for members and students, $25 for nonmembers

Lunch will be served


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