The workplace design community is rethinking the office building to use less space, introduce better systems and controls, and improve health. Reducing our footprint will also reduce the investment required to get to net-zero across our remaining portfolio. This session provides analyses, reports, and case studies to help attendees understand the potential transformation of offices and learn how agencies can leverage that transformation to be better stewards of federal resources. It also shows attendees options to mitigate and increase their resilience to climate change. Panelists who are at the forefront of planning for the future of work will discuss how to engage federal employees to reimagine work and the workplace to realize these improvements for our physical and energy footprint.
Michael Bloom, High-Performance Buildings Program Advisor, U.S. General Services Administration
Melissa March, Founder and Executive Director, PLASTARC
Brian Gilligan, Sustainable Design Program Expert, General Services Administration
Tom Chaleki, Chief Readiness Support Officer, Department of Homeland Security
Upon completion of this session attendees will:
- Identify methodologies or tools that exist and what data is being leveraged to plan for the future;
- Identify technologies or case studies that are being implemented that are helping agencies mitigate or adapt to climate change;
- Recognize how evolving employee work needs drive change to office space requirements and provide opportunities to improve indoor environments to the benefit of employee health; and
- Identify how emerging workplace strategies will drive reductions in energy use and carbon emissions.