Advice Letters and Resolutions

The 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. As the products of an independent advisory committee, these proposals may or may not be consistent with current GSA or other Federal agency policy. Mention of any product, service or program herein does not constitute endorsement.

Approved July 2020:

Approved December 2019:

Approved December 13, 2018:

Approved October 24, 2017:

Approved November 17, 2016:

Approved April 28, 2016:

  • Advice Letter: Strategic Portfolio Planning for Sustainability, Resilience, and Footprint Consolidation
    • GBAC Port Prioritize Advice Letter [PDF - 1 MB]
    • In support of this recommendation, the National Academy of Sciences’ Federal Facilities Council conducted two workshops entitled “Strategically Incorporating Sustainability, Resilience, and Footprint Consolidation in Portfolio Planning”. See here [pdf] for more information.

Approved September 10, 2014:

Approved November 12, 2013:

  • Resolution: Cost of Carbon in Portfolio Decision Making
    • "All federal building investment, design, construction, retrofit and location decisions should incorporate the social cost of carbon, including carbon from energy use and embedded in materials. The cost of carbon referenced should be the most current calculation as updated by the US Office of Management and Budget.”
Last Reviewed: 2020-07-20