TG's Focus on the Environment
The Energy Management Team
TG assistant vice president for corporate services, John M. Sutton, and other members of TG's Energy Management Team (EMT) help lead TG's green building efforts. They also promote "green" energy practices by participating in a variety of industry committees — from local to international.
Read on to learn more about the activities and focus of each member of the EMT.
John Sutton, corporate services assistant vice president and EMT lead
Sutton, who is a board member and past president of the Building Owners and Managers Association International (BOMA) and member and past president of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), is devoted to promoting green building practices. Among other things, he:
- Founded BOMA Austin's Sustainability Taskforce. The task force endorsees BOMA International's Energy Initiative by challenging Austin-area commercial office businesses to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions. For more information about BOMA's 7 Point Challenge, visit http://www.boma.org/getinvolved/7pointchallenge/Pages/default.aspx.
- Was honored with BOMA's Southwest Region Outstanding Member of the Year Award in May 2008 for his leadership in key energy efficiency and sustainability initiatives.
- Was appointed by former Austin Mayor Will Wynn to the Austin Energy Efficiency Task Force, which is charged with developing ordinances related to commercial building energy efficiency.
- Was appointed by current Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell to the citizens task force to develop the Austin Renewable Energy Generation Plan.
- Is a board member of CCARE (Coalition for Clean, Affordable, Reliable Energy), a consortium of commercial and industrial companies, school districts, and nonprofit organizations that monitors the operations of Austin Energy, the city-owned electric utility, and provides expert assistance to the Austin City Council.
- Is a member of ISLA (Industrial Sustainability Leaders of Austin), an organization of Austin companies that are on the forefront of sustainability and energy efficiency.
- Is currently working on a collaborative plan with the Clinton Climate Initiative to extend the program's benefits to the Austin region's commercial buildings. For more information about the Clinton Climate Initiative, visit www.clintonfoundation.org/what-we-do/clinton-climate-initiative.
Mark S. Wendland, TG's facilities manager
Wendland is an active member of BOMA and IFMA and is a past president of the Austin, Texas, IFMA chapter. He is a former member of the Austin Energy Efficiency Task Force.
David Englund, TG's chief engineer
Englund is a member of BOMA and the Austin Association of Facility and Maintenance Engineers (AAFAME), for which he has served as secretary, treasurer, and training committee chairman.
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