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Green Building Advisory Committee

The Green Building Advisory Committee was established to provide advice and recommendations to GSA’s Office of Federal High-Performance Green Buildings, as required by the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA), in order to accelerate the transformation of the Federal building portfolio to sustainable technologies and practices.

The Designated Federal Official for this Advisory Committee is Ken Sandler in GSA’s Office of Federal High-Performance Green Buildings.


The Green Building Advisory Committee’s membership reflects a broad range of stakeholders including senior officials from Federal agencies as well as leading green building experts from state, local, private, non-governmental, and academic sectors. The members of the Committee include:

Member Organization
Greg Kats Capital E
Eric Beightel U.S. Department of Transportation
Cynthia Cordova Department of Veterans Affairs
Will Garvey Council on Environmental Quality
Bucky Green U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Jonathan Herz U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Jennifer Blankenheim U.S. Department of Energy
Nancy McNabb National Institute of Standards and Technology
Maureen Sullivan U.S. Department of Defense
Dr. Timothy Unruh U.S. Department of Energy
Dr. Cyrus Wadia Office of Science and Technology Policy
Amy Costello Armstrong World Industries
Michael Deane Turner Construction Company
Projjal Dutta New York State Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Bob Fox Cook Fox Architects
David Kaneda Integral Group
Nico Kienzl Atelier Ten
Victor Olgyay Rocky Mountain Institute
Brendan Owens US Green Building Council
Kent Peterson P2S Engineering
Jane Rohde JSR Associates
Brendan Shane Washington, DC Department of Environment
Dr. Sarah Slaughter Built Environment Coalition
Drake Wauters American Institute of Architects




Ken Sandler
(202) 219-1121

Office of Federal High-Performance Green Buildings