Committees & Working Groups

Call issued for 2018 Greenbuild Summit Advisory Group members

Interested in being part of a Summit Advisory Group? Apply now to be part of the 2018 WaterBuild or Communities and Affordable Homes Summit Advisory Groups

USGBC is now accepting Advisory Group member applications for Greenbuild 2018 which will take place November 14-16 in Chicago. All Summits will be held on Nov. 13. Group members will be responsible for the development and delivery of educational programming intended to meet the needs of attendees of the pre-conference summits. All committee terms will begin in February 2018. Advisory Group applications will be accepted through 5:00 p.m. EST on January 16th.

Please review the charges linked within the applications below to ensure Advisory Group requirements are met.

Communities and Affordable Homes (CAHS) Advisory Group
Are you interested in facilitating dialogue focused on building vibrant, affordable and healthy buildings, markets and communities? Apply here to be a Communities and Affordable Homes Advisory Group member.

WaterBuild Advisory Group
Are you interested in participating in discussion with a diverse group of individuals about the broad scope of today’s most pressing water related issues? Apply here to be a WaterBuild Advisory Group member.

Deadline to submit is January 16th, 2018 at 5 p.m. EST. Please reach out to with any questions. 

2018 Call for Expressions of Interest

The Greenbuild Program Working Group (PWG) is an awesome group of volunteers who come together under the direction of the Education Events Committee. The working group oversees the development and delivery of Greenbuild's expansive educational programming in order to meet the needs of attendees.


The committee call for interest is now closed. If you are interested in joining a Greenbuild Committee or Working Group for 2019, please check back next November!  

  • The Education Events Committee oversees the development of all USGBC educational platform opportunities including events, conferences, and summits promoting the adoption of green design, building and operations practices.
  • The Greenbuild Program Working Group plays an active role in the development and delivery of educational programming intended to meet the needs of attendees to the annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo.
  • The Greenbuild Special Programs Working Group oversees the development and delivery of innovative educational programs, formats, and conference features. This group is charged with the continued evolution of the Greenbuild Brand and ensuring cutting edge conference offerings.


If you have any questions about the Education Events Committee and associated working groups, please email

Thank You 2017 Committees and Working Groups:

Education Events Committee

  • Amanda Langweil – Co Chair, Gensler
  • Kate Hurst – Co Chair, U.S. Green Building Council
  • Felipe Faria, Green Building Council Brasil
  • Nadine Gudz,  Interface
  • Brad Jones, Cadmus
  • Bob Maddox,  Sterling Planet
  • Rachel McCorkle,  Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber, Inc. 
  • Annette Stelmack,
  • Rishi Tirupari, Las Vegas Sands
  • Courtney Ward,  Kitchell
  • Gregg Woodruff, Langan Engineering and Environmental Services

Greenbuild Program Working Group

  • Annette Stelmack, - PWG Chair
  • Lauren Brust Moss, NORESCO
  • Michael DeVuono,  Arcadis
  • Alex Dews, Delaware Valley Green Buillding Council
  • Miranda Gardiner, Urban Fabrick, Inc.
  • Chris Garvin, Terrapin Bright Green
  • Rachel Healy, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
  • Jacquelynn Henke, TD Bank
  • Kim Ilardi, The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
  • Noah Israel, Clear Sustainable
  • Jeslin Jacob, Saint Gobain
  • Michael Lipitz, Vornado Realty Trust
  • Marissa Mitzner, Healthy Buildings
  • Sharon Refvem, Hawley Peterson Snyder
  • Matthew Testa, Bijou Properties LLC

Greenbuild Special Programs Working Group

  • Metehan Akdag, Bijou Properties LLC
  • Kyle Andersen, GBD Architects
  • Nell Boyle, City of Roanoke
  • Grace Carlson, Carlson Studio Architecture
  • Robert Donaldson, Moodly Nolan
  • Barbara Fanning, Mindswing Consulting
  • Kelsey Holtz, The Green Design Center
  • Marieke Lacasse, GGLO
  • Ariane Laxo, HGA Architects & Engineers
  • Michael Lehman, ConTech Lighting / Leviton Electrical
  • Carissa Loehr, Perkins and Will
  • Susan Papadakis, Warner Bros./ Time Warner
  • Sharlyn Thacker, Rerooted Life
  • Charles Vescoso, American Technical Publishers
  • Zheng Yang, Stanford University