Federal Thought Leaders Roundtable  

Education Type: 
1.5 Hours


0.2 CEU

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This First Thursday Seminar will be facilitated by FEMP Director Timothy Unruh, who will host a
roundtable discussion among senior agency officials on cutting-edge topics related to Federal sustainability goals, policy, and initiatives. Panelists will review innovative project case studies and share insights and strategies for replicating them. Video project case studies will include:

  • Integrated Energy, Water, and Materials Systems: Charles McC. Mathias Laboratory, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center;
  • Deep Energy Retrofits Achieved through an Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC): GSA New Carrollton Federal Building; Lanham, Maryland;
  • Energy Reductions of 50% Using Dynamic, Intelligent Technologies: Smart Labs Initiative; University of California, Irvine.


Timothy Unruh, Director, Federal Energy Management Program  

Dr. Timothy Unruh is the director of the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) in the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. As FEMP Director, Dr. Unruh oversees the implementation of policy and actions that result in energy efficiency implementation, renewable energy adoption, and reductions in energy and water use in federal government operations. In this capacity, Dr. Unruh coordinates with DOE national laboratories and other federal agencies. Dr. Unruh has doctoral, master's, and bachelor's degrees in electrical engineering from Wichita State University in Wichita, Kansas..

Christine Harada, Federal Chief Sustainability Officer, White House Council on Environmental Quality  

Christine Harada is the Federal chief sustainability officer for the White House Council on Environmental Quality, where she is responsible for advancing Federal sustainability practices and policies. Previously, Christine served as the associate administrator for government wide policy at the U.S. General Services Administration and as a consultant for Boston Consulting Group, Booz Allen Hamilton, and Lockheed Martin. Christine attended the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, where she received an MBA in finance and an M.A. in international studies. She also holds a B.S. in aeronautics and astronautics from MIT and an M.S. in aeronautics and astronautics from Stanford..

Kevin Kampschroer, Chief Sustainability Officer - Director, Office of Federal High-Performance Green Buildings, U. S. General Services Administration  

Kevin Kampschroer is the chief sustainability officer at the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), where he also serves as director of the office of Federal high-performance green buildings. Kevin manages all sustainability work and leads the agency in planning for climate change risks. He has more than 39 years of experience with GSA and is a graduate of Yale University.

Lisa A. Jung, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Installation Energy, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense, Energy, Installations and Environment  

Lisa A. Jung is the deputy assistant secretary of defense for installation energy within the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Energy, Installations, and Environment. Lisa is responsible for policy and oversight of the department's installation and facility energy programs with a primary focus on improving energy performance of U.S. Department of Defense installations and achieving mandated administration and department goals. Prior to this position, Lisa served in numerous positions at the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

Learning Objectives

By completing this course you will have a demonstrated knowledge of:

  • Recognize opportunities for deep energy retrofits funded through an ESPC;
  • Assess high-performance energy, water, and materials systems and integrated technologies; and
  • Identify smart building automation systems that reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions.