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)



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:


2.    Barriers to Green Building: 


3.    Successful Management:    




  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





View Full Biographies Here




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