Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 12:00 p.m.
presented by Michael Bloom

This session will expose you to the complex world of sustainable design, construction, and operations in a succinct and simplified context that allows you to grasp the whole system, learn technical concepts, and try out building strategies in a risk-free environment. You will learn the power of bundling and building integrated teams AND experience how interactive tools, including gaming, serve as a pathway towards effective risk management planning.

Learning Objectives:
Enlighten the novice and engage the expert in the integrated design process to deliver well-designed, well-built and well-managed buildings that deliver customer satisfaction and environmental performance.
Integrate sustainable practices into projects and purchases beyond large mechanical systems and expert-led construction projects, especially existing building renovations.

Identify and prioritize cost-effective green building and procurement strategies to improve environmental performance.
Share a free-to-use online tool for learning sustainability concepts, planning projects, exploring sustainable practices in whole building systems and interior spaces.

About the Speaker:

Michael Bloom
Michael achieves sustainability goals by focusing on the practical implementation of great ideas. He considers the role played by human behavior, technologies and best practices on designing sustainable solutions that stick. Michael’s 15 years of operational and policy experience with the GSA include project lead for the 2008 and 2016 Obama/Biden Presidential Transition teams Michael created and manages the Sustainable Facilities Tool ( to help people build, buy and operate green.


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