Government Decarbonization Summit, USGBC Maryland, National Capital Region, and Virginia: April 26, 8:30am-5pm, Arlington, Virginia

  • 26 April 2023
  • Start time : 08:30 AM
  • End time : 05:00 PM
  • Event Host : USGBC National Capital Region
  • Event Location : George Mason University (Van Metre Hall) 3351 Fairfax Drive Arlington, Arlington, VA, 22201, United States
USGBC MD, NCR, and VA: Government Decarbonization Summit, April 26
Event Description

The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 is a historic down payment on deficit reduction to fight inflation, invest in domestic energy production and manufacturing, and reduce carbon emissions by roughly 40 percent by 2030. But what does this $737 billion investment mean to the green building industry? How are local governments ramping up in anticipation of the funding? How can the incentives be accessed and applied on local green buildings?

This one-day summit unlocks the potential of the IRA investment in moving local communities and markets towards decarbonization. Join with city and county officials, LEED professionals, utilities, and other stakeholders as we dig into the ‘what’ and ‘how’ of the IRA. Learn how the region is reacting to, preparing for, and actively moving toward a carbon-free future at scale.

This summit will help you:

- Navigate the landscape in accessing IRA funds

- Replicate best practices and policies from leading industry peers in the public and private sectors

- Access resources that bring sustainability and decarbonization to scale across cities, counties, and building portfolios

- Build a network of resources and knowledge sharing on decarbonization.

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • USGBC National Capital Region
  • Speakers / Presenters
    • - Anica Landreneau, Senior Principal, Director of Sustainable Design, Global, HOK

      - Ben Evans, Federal Legislative Director, USGBC

      - Chris Castro, Chief of Staff, Office of State and Community Energy Programs (SCEP), U.S. Department of Energy

      - Daniel Conner, Chief of Staff, Department of Energy & Environment, Washington, D.C.

      - Paul Pinsky, Director, Maryland Energy Administration

      - Theresa Backhus, Director, Innovation Building HUB
  • Cost
    • USGBC Member Ticket: $75.00

      Nonmember Ticket: $90.00

      Government Employee Ticket: $45.00

      Membership Special: $80.00
  • Event type
    • Symposium

Reply/Leave a Comment (You must be logged in to leave a comment)

Not a Member Yet? Register and Join the Community | Log in


Please be kind and respectful!
Every organization and everyone can submit to Rate It Green's green building calendar! Simply click register, verify your email address, and create a username and password. You can then decide if you'd like to engage more fully as a community member, but you'll be able to post events.

Please make sure to be respectful of the organizations and companies, and other Rate It Green members that make up our community. We welcome praise and advice and even criticism but all posted content and ratings should be constructive in nature. For guidance on what constitutes suitable content on the Rate It Green site, please refer to the User Agreement and Site Rules.

The opinions, comments, ratings and all content posted by member on the Rate It Green website are the comments and opinions of the individual members who posts them only and do not necessarily reflect the views or policies or policies of Rate It Green. Rate It Green Team Members will monitor posted content for unsuitable content, but we also ask for the participation of community members in helping to keep the site a comfortable and open public forum of ideas. Please email all questions and concerns to