Best of GreenBuild Webcast -- Google's Global Approach to Sustainable Operations

  • Wednesday, February 10, 2016
  • 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
  • At your Desk via GoToWebinar OR In-Person in Jacksonville, FL at Auld & White Construction
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Google’s Global Approach to Sustainable Operations

Best of Greenbuild Webcast Series

1 hour of LEED Specific O+M
1 AIA LU/HSW Credit Hour 

This is a self-reporting series.  You will receive a certificate of attendance yet you need to self-report your own continuing education credits to GBCI, AIA, etc.

Now is your chance to see some of the top-notch sessions that were recorded at 2015 Greenbuild!

Sustainable Pursuit (SP) has been the cornerstone for Google’s sustainable operations practices since 2011. The program supports 70+ offices in 40+ countries with anywhere from 25 to 3,500 occupants. Facilitating a program that can be utilized by office tenants with diverse cultural foundations, sustainability acumen, and approaches to human health is no small feat. Few sustainable operations programs for tenant operations, and fewer that share Google’s priority on health, exist. SP builds on LEEDv3 EB: O&M to implement Google’s vision of maintaining excellent user experience, sustainability and health. Google offices are predominantly tenant spaces and with varying control. The challenges of each office are vast and are regionally unique. For example, assessing IAQ (EBOM EQpc68) requires securing the correct tests and experienced technicians; commissioning submeter systems (EBOM EAp1, EAc3.2) uncovers legacy systems incompatibilities; and, conducting waste audits (EBOM MRp2, MRc6, MRc7) requires Google to navigate numerous waste management options. Throughout its life SP has uncovered numerous lessons learned and innovative solutions. During this presentation, Google’s Operations [e]Team regional office leads will discuss how they leverage their expertise in IEQ, energy management, and waste diversion for unique office situations across the globe.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion, participants will be able to utilize a sustainable operations program framework based on LEED 2009 for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance for leased office spaces in multiple countries.

Upon completion, participants will be able to articulate the importance of retrocommissioning submeter systems in office spaces for energy management leveraging the EBOM requirements of EAp1 and EAc3.2.

Upon completion, participants will be able to articulate the challenges of implementing waste diversion best practices in the U.S., Europe and Asia leveraging the EBOM requirements of MRp2 and MRc6 through 7.

Upon completion, participants will be able to advocate for the inclusion of health initiatives in their corporate sustainability programs leveraging the EBOM pilot requirements of EQpc68.

Learning LevelLevel 200 – Understanding/Comprehension

Credits: 1 GBCI LEED Specific O+M Credit Hours and 1 AIA LU/HSW Credit Hours:

Presenter: Lauren Riggs, Building Operations [e]Team at GOOGLE INC, Mountain View, California , United States


  • FREE to all current members of any USGBC Florida Chapter/Region/Branch
  • $25 for non-members


This session is approved for 1 hour of LEED Specific O+M GBCI hours.  It is also approved for 1 AIA LU/HSW credit.

In-Person Location (Coffee, Bagels, & Networking): Auld & White Constructors, 4168 Southpoint Parkway, Jacksonville, FL 32216

GoToWebinar: Please RSVP online by 5:00 PM the day before the webcast. You will receive a separate email by midnight from GoToWebinar in addition to your confirmation email with the GoToWebinar login information.

Please contact Eric Hickox, LEED AP BD+C with any questions BEFORE the webcast at  For technical questions or questions DURING the webcast, email or text Sarah Boren at or 904-535-0055.

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