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 advance federal building innovations in planning, design, and operations to reduce costs, enable agency missions, enhance human health and performance, and minimize environmental impacts.

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


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

Member Organization
Projjal Dutta New York State Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Dr. Andrew Persily National Institute of Standards and Technology
Cynthia Vallina Office of Management and Budget
Vacant Office of Science & Technology Policy
Maureen Sullivan U.S. Department of Defense
Vacant U.S. Department of Energy
Vacant 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
Chris Castro City of Orlando
Ralph DiNola New Buildings Institute
Greg Kats Capital E
Jennifer Frey Sazan Environmental Services
David Kaneda Integral Group
Clay Nesler Johnson Controls
Victor Olgyay Rocky Mountain Institute
Brendan Owens US Green Building Council
Kent Peterson P2S Engineering
Sonia Punjabi PG&E
Jane Rohde JSR Associates
Dr. Sarah Slaughter Built Environment Coalition

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