Green Building Advisory Committee

The Green Building Advisory Committee provides independent policy advice and recommendations to GSA’s Office of Federal High-Performance Buildings, as required by the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA), to increase the economic and operational performance of the Federal building portfolio and its positive impact on organizational effectiveness, human health and wellbeing.

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
Dr. Andrew Persily National Institute of Standards and Technology
Cynthia Vallina Office of Management and Budget
Dr. Austin Brown Office of Science and Technology Policy
Maureen Sullivan U.S. Department of Defense
Dr. Timothy Unruh U.S. Department of Energy
John Shonder U.S. Department of Energy
Jonathan Herz U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Yvonne Medina U.S. Department of Transportation
Cynthia Cordova U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
David Gibson U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Ash Awad McKinstry
Dr. Charlene Bayer Hygieia Sciences
Stephanie Stuckey Benfield City of Atlanta
Paul Bertram PRB Connect
Ralph DiNola New Buildings Institute
Projjal Dutta New York State Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Jennifer Frey Sellen Construction
Chris Garvin Terrapin Bright Green
David Kaneda Integral Group
Victor Olgyay Rocky Mountain Institute
Brendan Owens US Green Building Council
Kent Peterson P2S Engineering
Jane Rohde JSR Associates
Dr. Sarah Slaughter Built Environment Coalition

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