Schools, Hospitals, and Public Buildings: Making the Case for Green Building

Thursday, July 26, 2012, 8:00am-10:30am PDT/ Streamed Panel Discussion: 8:30am - 10:00am PDT / 11:30am - 1:00pm EDT / 17:30 - 19:00 (Paris-Frankfurt)

Meeting in San Francisco



Schools, hospitals and other public buildings are essential to every community as they meet the needs of both building occupants and project developers. About 41% of the United States’ total energy consumption in 2010 was by buildings alone; 19% of which were commercial buildings1. Fortunately, existing commercial buildings have the potential to save half of current energy consumption rates by deciding to retrofit2. At this meeting we’ll discuss the decision and implementation process required for greening public buildings and accessing their full value.


Join us for this on-site meeting as we discuss both the challenges and value of building green in the public sector. 


Topics of discussion will include:
1.    Incentives for Building Green:

  • Available funding and savings opportunities
  • Return on investment – why meeting economic and social benefits is worth the commitment
  • Drivers for building proposals – weighing government mandates and lowest bid in the RFP decision making process
  • Meeting goals such as city strategies for carbon emission reduction and state requirements of Assembly Bill 758


2.    Barriers to Green Building: 

  • Bridging the gap between project planners, builders, investors and regulators
  • Managing financial risk in an unstable economy
  • Responsibility to taxpayers and all other stakeholders
  • What government programs are working to reduce setbacks and create partnerships? How?


3.    Successful Management:    

  • Connecting building owners and operators
  • Are technology companies delivering on their efficiency promises?
  • Importance of building maintenance and communication of building intentions vs. actual performance




  Fong and Chan Architects

  Melanie Bonn, LEED AP, Sustainability and LEED Coordinator






  Peralta Community College District

  Charles Neal, Energy & Environment Sustainability Manager






  San Francisco Public Utilities Commission

  Shelby Campbell, LEED AP, Project Director, 525 Golden Gate






  Webcor Builders,

  Megan White, LEED AP, Assistant Sustainability Manager









  San Francisco Department of Environment,

  Rich Chien, LEED AP, GreenFinanceSF Program Manager and Green Building Coordinator





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Hosted By:

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission - 525 Golden Gate Avenue

O'Shaughnessy A Conference Room, 2nd Floor

San Francisco, CA 94102


The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission is building a greener, more sustainable headquarters at 525 Golden Gate avenue. Considered to be one of the greenest buildings in North America, 525 Golden Gate will be LEED Platinum Certified and represents a significant, long-term investment in San Francisco’s environmental and economic future that will result in real ratepayer savings3.





1 U.S. EIA, DoE, 2011

2 U.S. DoE, 2011

3 S.F. PUC, 2012



Liste des inscrits
51 personnes sont présentes à cette réunion, parmi lesquelles :
Will attend in person Via streaming
U.S. Green Building Council
Technical Intern
Torresol Energy
Senior Vice President, Development
California Energy Commission
Energy Commission Specialist I
page & turnbull
associate principal
Carbon Lighthouse
Director of Business Deveopment
Pulse Energy
Market Analyst
Responsable optimisation énergétique
City of San Francisco
Project Manager, SFPUC
Director of Operations & Development
Director of Operations & Development
Sustainable Buildings Program Manager
Libby Dodd Business Communic
Information Developer
Treadwell & Rollo | A Langan
Marketing Manager
All Transit Consultants
Transportation Architect
Johnson Controls
Senior Manager, Corporate Development
Invest in France Agency USA
Director Business Development
Morrison & Foerster
Cleantech Program Manager
Kango Development
Founding principal
Ernst & Young
Sr. Consultant
Community Manager
Richard Heath and Associates
Manager, Strategic Planning and Research
Trina Solar
Real Estate Leasing Agent
Kellogg School of Management
West Office Exhibition Desig
Senior Analyst
Whole Health Marketing
President & CEO
Matarozzi Pelsinger Builders
Business Development Manager
West Office Exhibition Desig
Exhibit Developer
Assistant Procurement Officer
Atelier Ten
Metrus Energy
Business Development Associate
USGBC - Northern California
Marketing & Communications Manager
Director, Channel and Indirect Sales
Sustainable Communication St
The EcoLogicStudio
CaliChi Design Group
Project Manager
Cambridge Construction Manag
Director, Special Events
Innovation Engineer
sustainable design
Responsable du développement
Responsable du développement
Senior Associate
Ubifrance - French Embassy
Trade Advisor
Sustainability Specialist
SFPUC Power Enterprise
Utility Specialist
Metrus Energy
Director of Business Development
Sr Product Manager, Consumer Engagement
Assistant Community Manager
Business Development
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