KEVIN M. POWELL is the Director of Emerging Building Technologies for the General Services Administration’s Public Buildings Service (PBS), and program director for the GSA Proving Ground (GPG). Mr. Powell focuses on identifying innovative technologies, practices and processes that optimize how PBS designs, delivers and operates more than 185 million square feet of Federal real estate. Kevin brings two decades of experience in building science, design research and policy analysis. Kevin manages a portfolio of over twenty active test bed projects in the areas of next generation building envelope, energy management, HVAC, lighting and lighting control systems Kevin has a longstanding commitment to smart asset management, deployment of next generation building technologies and indoor environmental quality. He received his Master’s degree in Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley, and has published numerous articles about acoustics, workplaces, next generation building strategies and urban design.