Professional Education Seminar (PES) Webinar
Since 2018, the District of Columbia has committed to aggressive sustainability goals, including cutting DC’s greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2032. This webinar, led by Senior Principal Jeffrey Salay and Sustainable Programs Manager Meghan McAvoy, provides an overview of recent legislation, from the Clean Energy DC Act and the District’s Department of Energy and the Environment (DOEE) standards to renewable energy and carbon neutrality.
This webinar also describes the changes coming for DC building owners with the introduction of the BEPS program, and how existing buildings will be impacted by these new requirements. The District’s Building Energy Performance Standards (BEPS) program has begun its first year of compliance, with long-term ramifications still being analyzed by the commercial real estate community. This webinar provides an overview of the recent legislation and addresses compliance pathways, penalties, and how to plan for future cycles of BEPS compliance.
Jeffrey Salay, PE, CEM, LEED AP
Senior Principal, Operations & Energy Services Studio Leader
Jeffrey Salay is a mechanical engineer and a certified energy manager with more than 25 years of experience developing energy management strategies that can reduce the impact that building energy use has on the environment. As Section Head of Building Energy Services in GHT’s Operations & Energy Services (OES) studio, Jeffrey leads our firm’s efforts to provide ENERGY STAR benchmarking services, conduct ASHRAE energy audits and other energy studies, and design energy efficiency upgrades.
Senior Manager of Technology & Innovation, DCSEU
Patti Boyd, Senior Manager of Technology and Innovation, represents the DC Sustainable Energy Utility’s (DCSEU) technical interests with various external stakeholders in the District of Columbia. She identifies opportunities to design and implement innovative programs and initiatives to achieve the DCSEU’s multiple performance benchmarks including energy and greenhouse gas savings, green jobs, and renewable energy generation. She also serves on the District’s Building Energy Performance Standard (BEPS) Task Force and is currently focused on how the DCSEU will best support building owners as they seek to comply with BEPS.
Meghan McAvoy, LEED AP, WELL AP, TRUE Advisor
Associate, Sustainable Programs Manager
As GHT Limited’s Sustainable Programs Manager, Associate, Meghan McAvoy, LEED AP, WELL AP, TRUE Advisor directs GHT’s Sustainable Programs Studio and delivers comprehensive green building consulting services. She manages third-party certification for diverse building types including office, retail, restaurants, and multifamily. Meghan regularly participates in BEPS Task Force contributing ideas and staying up to date with the district’s latest regulations.