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Building Efficiency and Efficient Buildings

January 31, 2013 | 4:00 – 5:30PM
Watson Center, Room A-51, 60 Sachem Street, New Haven
Yale School of Management Real Estate Club & CBEY

Sustainability Across Federal Real Estate

In an era of fiscal austerity, how does the world’s largest landlord make its strategic real estate decisions? How does the federal government think about increasing services to citizens while decreasing its energy costs? How does it manage the complex interactions between private-sector innovations and public sector constraints? What priorities shape U.S. public buildings today, and what strategies will shape them tomorrow?

Join Kevin Kampschroer, Director of the Office of Federal High Performance Green Buildings at the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), as he discusses his personal observations about the challenges of development, sustainability, and energy efficiency across a wide real estate portfolio. Mr. Kampschroer will discuss the assertion that in the U.S. today there is no business or operational need for a single new building to be built in the next 20-30 years, and that real estate decisions are often based more on emotion than on finance or logic.

Over his 35 years of public service, Mr. Kampschroer contributed to the creation of real estate portfolio management; the establishment of performance measures linked to pay and budget; and developed an IT strategy for a re-engineered real estate business in GSA.  He was the first project manager for the Ronald Reagan Federal Building and Trade Center, then the second largest office building in the United States.  He is a graduate of Yale College.

The U.S. General Services Administration provides government employees with workspace by constructing, managing, and preserving government buildings and by leasing and managing commercial real estate.  GSA’s acquisition solutions offer private sector professional services, equipment, supplies, telecommunications, and information technology to government organizations and the military.  GSA policies promote management best practices and efficient government operations.

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