2016 Guiding Principles for New Construction and Existing Buildings Making It Work  

2 Hours
1:15 pm - 3:30 pm (EST)

Cleveland, OH

0.2 CEUs

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This workshop offers an opportunity for agencies to learn details, ask questions, and share ideas
about achieving the 2016 federal Guiding Principles (GPs) for new construction and modernization and existing buildings. This workshop will cover GP-related policy and reporting framework, related third-party certifications, GP metrics, lessons learned, best practices, and agency examples.


Michael Myers, Speaker/Support, (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program   

Michael Myers is a nationally known speaker and has been at the forefront of energy efficiency, green building and sustainability for over 30 years. He has worked for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Lockheed Martin, the cities of Austin, San Antonio and New York. At DOE, he was the program manager for the Existing Buildings Energy Efficiency Research and Affordable Housing Programs and led national efforts to promote local green building initiatives. At Lockheed Martin, he assisted local governments to reduce their energy consumption and led corporate efforts to develop a green building policy for all new facilities and building renovations. At the City of Austin, Michael managed the award-winning electric and gas demand-side management programs for all customer sectors. He led the team that created the first green building program in the nation, the City of Austin's acclaimed Green Building Program which received international honors at the U.N Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro. Mr. Myers currently provides support to the Federal Energy Management Program to assist all federal agencies comply with the 2016 Guiding Principles for Federal Sustainable Buildings.

Erin Zayko, Sustainability Manager, Lockheed Martin   

Erin Zayko has been a practioner of energy management and sustainability for more than 15 years, much of that time spent working on behalf of the Federal Energy Management Program to guide agencies through the particulars of federal green building and the Guiding Principles. She is a sustainability manager for Lockheed Martin supporting the corporation’s Go Green goals and is one of the lead trainers for the ENERGY STAR Program’s energy, water, and waste benchmarking tool, Portfolio Manager. She is a LEED Accredited Professional and holds a Building Energy Professional Certification from the Association of Energy Engineers.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this workshop, attendees will:

  • The broad GP policy and reporting framework;
  • The elements and sub elements of each GP metric;
  • The GP’s relationship to third-party certifications and standards such as LEED, Green Globes, and ASHRAE Standard 189.1;
  • Documentation examples and strategies to achieve the GP and;
  • Best practices and lessons learned.
    Federal Agencies and Facility Criteria: