The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) manages the LEED Certification programs, hosts the annual Greenbuild conference, and provides a wide variety of information on green building and green jobs.  The organization will be hosting the 2009 Federal Summit on May 14, 2009 at the Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center in Washington, D.C.

The theme of this year’s event is “Getting to Carbon Neutral by 2050”.  Rick Fedrizzi, president, CEO, and founding chairman of the USGBC, and Nancy Sutley, chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality, will be the summit’s keynote speakers.

The day continues with three different workshop tracks with topics ranging from leverage federal stimulus dollars to the federal government’s role in a low carbon economy. Additionally, the USGBC will present a workshop on the new LEED Version 3 certification programs.

Although the summit is tailored toward the federal government, members of the general public are invited to attend. Registration is $150 for federal employees and $250 for general attendees.

For more information on the 2009 Federal Summit, visit the USGBC website.

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USGBC’s green building summit
The USGBC 2009 Federal Summit will focus on how to get to a carbon neutral level by 2050.