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Selling Green to Top Management

Every facility manager understands the importance of sustainability and adding more green to the workplace. But the other side of green, as in dollars, needs to be explained to those who pay the bills. Some 60 members and guests learned more on how to do that at our program on Feb. 21.

Who better to explain it than Rich Janis. His background as an engineer, architect and LEED AP has given him a front row seat in the green movement as a practitioner and advocate in explaining its costs and benefits to upper management. In fact, he has taught a graduate course on Sustainable Building Systems to Washington University students for more than 10 years.

A member of our chapter for more than 25 years, Rich has made several presentations to members and never fails to enlighten his audience. He defined “green” for commercial real estate facilities. He also provided direction on how to identify the costs and benefits of going green so senior management buys into its value. We can’t thank Rich enough for always sharing his experience and expertise.

Our chapter also appreciates the service of another long-time member, George Morche. The program was held at the newly renovated Maryland Heights Community Center where George oversees the buildings and grounds.