As Sustainability and Green Building Advisor for the General Services Administration (GSA), Office of Federal High-Performance Green Buildings, Ken Sandler manages policy research and development, outreach and implementation projects to green the Federal building portfolio. Ken manages GSA’s Green Building Advisory Committee, co-chairs the Interagency Sustainability Working Group, and has led research projects on topics ranging from Net Zero strategies for Fort Carson Army Base to revising the Energy Use Intensity (EUI) metric to characterizing green roof benefits and challenges.
He brings 25 years’ experience in sustainability, including as Founder and Co-Chair of EPA’s Green Building Workgroup. In 2003, he drafted a report on Federal green building for the White House Council on Environmental Quality that served as the basis for Federal legislation. He also contributed to the development of the Guiding Principles for Federal Leadership in High-Performance and Sustainable Buildings, several Executive Orders and two major research agendas.
Ken graduated cum laude in English and Political Science from University of Illinois (1986), attained a Master’s in Political Science from University of North Carolina (1989), and is a PhD candidate in Environmental Science and Policy at George Mason University. He is a One-Day Jeopardy! Champion (1999)