Co-Chair -- Section 13 (Executive Order 13514) International Procurement Working Group
February 2012 - November 2013
I am currently serving as a co-chair to the General Services Administration's (GSA) Section 13 International Procurement Working Group. The goal of the working group is to provide feedback to GSA regarding how countries outside of the U.S. have integrated sustainable considerations into their public procurement activities.
A brief summary of Section 13 Working Group activities can be found here: [Link]
Co-Chair -- Sustainable Acquisition & Materials Management (SAMM) Tracking & Reporting Subgroup
August 2012 - September 2013
Federal agencies are obligated to report progress on compliance with sustainable procurement requirements. Presently, the data collection for this reporting is performed through time-intensive, costly, manual data collection methods. This subgroup is tasked with identifying new or existing systems that would streamline this process, enable accurate sustainable procurement reporting, and save taxpayer dollars.
Super Efficient Equipment & Appliance Deployment Initiative (SEAD) Procurement Working Group
March 2011 -- April 2012
The stated goal of the Super Efficient Equipment & Appliance Deployment initiative is to, "engage governments and the private sector to transform the global market for energy-efficient equipment and appliances." Within the initiative, the International Procurement Working Group seeks to better understand government purchasing of energy-using products in order to direct the collective buying power of government agencies towards life-cycle cost effective and environmentally preferable products. I am the primary author of a Best Practices Guide on Energy-Efficient Government Procurement, which is to be one of the main products of the working group. The Guide, scheduled to be published in March 2012, catalogues the common barriers to efficient product procurement faced by members of the Working Group, and identifies the varied methods used to overcome those obstacles.
More information about the SEAD initiative can be found here [Link].
Information regarding the Procurement Working Group Specifically can be found here [Link]
Green the Capitol Initiative - December 2009 -- April 2011
In 2007, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi directed the Chief Administrative Officer of the US House of Representatives to "undertake a critical initiative to address energy conservation, efficiency and cost savings for the U.S. Capitol and congressional office buildings." LBNL, and the Washington, DC Projects Office specifically, supported that effort by providing assistance in the form of technical memos, building meter data analysis, energy-use reports, and procurement guidance, among others. My analysis led directly the the identification of significant utility meter accuracy issues, and revealed abnormal water-use patterns in a large office building.
A brief summary of the project can be found on Wikipedia [Link].
Network Administration & Technical Support - Ongoing
I provide daily computer, network, and peripherals support to permanent, and visiting members of LBNL's DC staff. In this role, I provide technical support to Mac and PC users, including system maintenance, software and hardware troubleshooting, and assistance with productivity software. In addition, I maintain the DC Projects Office web presence, file server, and all associated network infrastructure.