Green Building Advisory Committee

The Green Building Advisory Committee (GBAC) 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:

Committee Membership Member Organization
Co-Chair (Acting) Ralph DiNola New Buildings Institute
Fernando Arias Clark Construction
Federal Nicolas Baker
Council on Environmental Quality
Gopinath Boray
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Gerald Johnson U.S. Department of Defense
Brent Kurapatskie
U.S. Department of Transportation
John Park
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Dr. Andrew Persily
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Dr. Costa Samaras
Office of Science & Technology Policy
U.S. Department of Energy
Conan Wilson
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Vacant Office of Management and Budget
Non-Federal Fernando Arias Clark Construction
Donnel Baird BlocPower
Kevin Bates Sharp Development Company
Brett Bridgeland Rocky Mountain Institute
Roger Chang Buro Happold
Ralph DiNola New Buildings Institute
Projjal Dutta New York State Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Dr. Whitney Austin Gray International WELL Building Institute
Joyce Lee IndigoJLD Green + Health
Clay Nesler The Nesler Group
Kishia Powell WSSC Water
Keiva Rodriques Maryland Aviation Administration
Jane Rohde JSR Associates
Dr. Timothy Unruh National Association of Energy Service Companies
Last Reviewed: 2023-03-29