T03-S07 The Paradigm Shift – Leadership Perspective on Transitioning Existing Facilities to Net-Zero  

Education Type: 
Live On-Site
1.5 hours
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM (ET)

Cincinnati, OH

0.2 CEU

The Executive Order (EO) 14057: Catalyzing Clean Energy Industries and Jobs Through Federal Sustainability represents a paradigm shift in leadership support of asset management and project development. Addressing existing facilities will be critical to achieving a net-zero portfolio and require a top-down approach supported by bottom-up solutions. Leadership buy-in will be a vital element to success in support of asset management and project development. This session will focus on an enterprise approach to this challenge focusing on organizational planning, integration within programs, funding solutions, centers of excellence, asset management, and project development support. In addition, it will explore the challenge of transitioning existing federal infrastructure to address the EO goals across geographic areas for federal portfolios, campuses, military installations, etc.


Rick Mears, Program Lead-Tech Deployment, Data Centers, DOE: Department of Energy – Federal Energy Management Program

Teresa Pohlman, Executive Director - Sustainability and Environmental Programs, Department of Homeland Security

Mike McGhee, Executive Director, Climate Resilience, U.S. Department of Defense, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Environment & Energy Resilience)

Jeremey Alcorn, Climate and Sustainability Officer for the Public Buildings Service, General Services Administration

Gerald Robinson, Program Manager, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this session attendees will:

  • Identify unique challenges agencies experience when transitioning existing federal infrastructure to zero-emission buildings;
  • Recognize common barriers and enterprise-level solutions in achieving the goals in the EO 14057;
  • Identify strategies critical to achieving a net zero building portfolio by 2045; and
  • Recognize the benefits of Net-zero emissions building portfolio strategies and investments.
Federal Agencies and Facility Criteria: