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
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



Last Reviewed 2016-11-14