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GSA Seeks Nominations for Green Building Advisory Committee

In tomorrow’s Federal Register, the General Services Administration’s (GSA) Office of Federal High-Performance Green Buildings requests nominations for members of the Green Building Advisory Committee (Committee) that provides advice to GSA on how to rapidly transform federal buildings to utilize sustainable green technologies and practices. 

The Committee focuses primarily on reviewing the strategic plans, products, and activities of the Office of Federal High-Performance Green Buildings and provides advice regarding how the Office can accomplish its mission most effectively.  In addition to including representatives from federal agencies and offices, the Committee is composed of a maximum of 15 “non-federal” members, which are to include at least one representative of each of the following categories: (1) building experts, including architects, material suppliers, and construction contractors; (2) environmental health experts, including those with experience in children’s health; (3) state and local governmental green building programs; (4) independent green building associations or councils; (5) security advisors focusing on national security needs, natural disasters, and other dire emergency situations; and (6) public transportation industry experts.

GSA suggests that nominees have: (1) at least five years of high-performance building experience, which may include a combination of project-based, research and policy experience; (2) academic degrees, certifications and/or training demonstrating green building and related sustainability and real estate experience; (3) knowledge of federal sustainability and energy laws and programs; (4) proven ability to work effectively with a diverse group of professionals in a collaborative, multidisciplinary environment; and (5) qualifications appropriate to a specific statutory category of members listed above.

Nominations are due by October 1, 2022 and can be submitted by email to Bryan Steverson at  All nominations must include: (1) a nomination letter stating the name, title and organization of the nominee, nominee’s field of expertise, specific qualifications to serve on the Committee and description of interests and qualifications; (2) a professional resume or CV; and (3) complete contact information, including name, return address, email address, and daytime telephone number of the nominee and nominator. GSA notes that candidates who applied for the position with expertise in environmental justice, equity, and green buildings, in response to GSA’s April 20, 2022 Federal Register notice, and who wish to be considered for this opportunity need not apply again, and can send an email to confirming their interest.

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