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Thursday, September 22 • 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Green Public Procurement in Practice Today

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Heavy Industry including steel and cement are responsible for fully one third of anthropogenic GHG emissions. The right set of policies can create demand for new low carbon materials to help transform this sector. Governments are well positioned to foster this demand through their extensive procurement in public projects. For example, in the U.S. government agencies procure 46% of all cement and 18% of all steel for infrastructure and construction.
Green Public Procurement has recently moved from idea to adopted policy and is now beginning implementation. This workshop will feature early pioneers of Green Procurement who will give the latest updates on how these programs are making real impacts on the ground today. They will provide advice and insights on how other governments can tailor their policies to fit their unique needs.

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Soledad Reeve

Office of the Federal, Natural Resources Canada
Soledad (Sol) Reeve is a Senior Advisor at Natural Resources Canada. Sol has practiced green procurement for fifteen years. She has developed environmental policy and procedures in all major procurement categories. Sol also helped British Columbia’s Climate Action Secretariat develop... Read More →
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Scott Shell

Associate Director, Industry program, ClimateWorks Foundation
Scott Shell, FAIA leads Climateworks efforts to decarbonize industrial materials associated with the building industry, including cement, concrete and steel. One of the key stategies is to create demand for low carbon materials using public policies such as Buy Clean. Scott is a Fellow... Read More →
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Don Horn

Deputy Director, OFHPGB, U.S. General Services Administration
Don Horn, FAIA, LEED Fellow, is a leader in improving the efficiency and effectiveness of buildings through policy and advocacy within the Federal government. As Deputy Director of GSA’s Office of Federal High-Performance Green Buildings, Don promotes environmentally responsible... Read More →
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Jordan Palmeri

Scientist and Senior Policy Analyst, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
Jordan Palmeri is a Scientist and Senior Policy Analyst in the Materials Management Program at the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, where he coordinates projects around the built environment, life cycle assessments, and procurement. Jordan works to reduce the embodied carbon... Read More →
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Jodi Smits Anderson

Managing Principal, EYP, a Page company
I am a hiker, knitter, mom, wife, speaker, architect, nature lover, avid board game player, and at the root of it all: a Curious Soul. I’ve dedicated the past two decades to pursuing what’s possible through sustainability, adaptive reuse, and optimizing energy use, focusing on... Read More →

Thursday September 22, 2022 1:45pm - 2:45pm EDT
DLCC Room 309