The U.S. Green Building Council’s 2010 Federal Summit will be held on May 18-19, 2010, at the Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. This event is geared toward the government sector and will focus on how green building will benefit our nation’s economy and job recovery.

According to the USGBC, the federal government owns about 500,000 buildings and is pursuing a goal of a 28 percent greenhouse gas reduction by 2020. Naturally, energy efficiency retrofits will help the government in achieving this goal. Additionally, 30 percent of LEED projects belong to a governmental agency, including the federal government.

Speakers from government agencies are scheduled to discuss a variety of topics including:

  • Energy efficiency retrofits
  • Green building success stories
  • Federal, state and local programs
  • Green campuses
  • Sustainable communities
  • Climate change
In addition to government agencies, non-government organizations and private businesses that work directly with government agencies are also invited to attend the event.

Registration is open and interested parties can save $25 if their registration is received by May 4, 2010. Early bird fees start at $225 for government employees and jump to 4300 for USGBC members. Non-members can attend for a $325 early bird registration fee.

For more information about the event, download the Federal Summit 2010 agenda (PDF).