Ken Sandler has shaped federal research, policy and communications on sustainability through his work at 5 different agencies over the past 28 years. He has been a leader on sustainable building policy for the past two decades, helping advance federal practices to the point that they exceed commercial building performance. Ken is a High Performance Building Advisor to the General Services Administration (GSA) Office of Federal High-Performance Buildings. He recently concluded a detail to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Building Technologies Office, where he managed research funding competitions and directed research on topics including systems-based retrofits. His GSA portfolio has included co-chairing the Interagency Sustainability Working Group and managing GSA’s Green Building Advisory Committee, which has produced policy papers on topics including building-grid integration. Ken holds a Master’s degree in Political Science and is a PhD candidate in Environmental Science & Policy.