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Are You Down with EPP? An Introduction to Environmentally Preferable Purchasing for Facilities Managers 

Webinar Date:
      November 10, 2016 at at 2:00 pm ET

This webinar provides facility administrators with a basic understanding of how to leverage the economic and environmental benefits of green purchasing for goods and services. Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) can benefit facility managers by enhancing indoor environments, improving the health of building occupants and reducing a facility’s impact on the environment, often while reducing operating and purchasing costs. Participants will be introduced to the topic of EPP, develop an understanding of major categories for EPP products and services, learn about resources, and explore EPP products and services through a free web-based tool provided by the U.S. General Services Administration. 


Jeremy Caron is a senior manager of energy and sustainability projects with the Massachusetts Division of capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM). Jeremy has lead the development of policies and strategies to transform energy and sustainability planning across his agencies portfolio and actively participates in statewide sustainability and resilience planning efforts with agencies and municipalities throughout the Commonwealth. At DCAMM and while working for the State of Maine previously, Jeremy has assisted with the development of Environmentally Preferable Procurement standards and contracts, including janitorial products and services, pest management, fuel sourcing, fleet management and building materials and equipment. Jeremy received a Masters of Sustainable Design from Boston Architectural College and a Bachelors of Political Science from the University of New England with a focus on Environmental law and policy. He also received an Associate’s Degree from Southern Maine Community College for studies focusing on Building Construction Technology.

Julia Wolfe is the Director of Environmental Purchasing at the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ Operational Services Division. Julia works with the sourcing teams at OSD to integrate environmental specifications into statewide contracts, and provide outreach to buyers, in addition to working with national workgroups on furthering sustainable procurement. She led a multi-state procurement for Environmentally Preferable Cleaning Products which received recognition from the Sustainable Procurement Leadership Council, and recently developed an Environmentally Preferable furniture guide. Julia previously worked for the US EPA out in their California office on Pollution Prevention, Toxics and Solid Waste Programs. She returned to the east coast and joined the Commonwealth’s Department of Environmental Protection in their Waste Programs Division and then with the Toxics and Hazards Program before joining OSD.


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