Standing Committee on Sustainable Acquisition, Design, and Construction
Charter: Addresses technical, administrative and policy issues associated with acquiring, planning, designing, and constructing federal facilities that are physically, socially, economically, and environmentally sustainable.
The Chair of the FFC Standing Committee on Sustainable Design and Construction is:
Ms. Loida Begley
National Nuclear Security Administration
Mrs. Loida Begley serves as the sustainable buildings lead within the Office of Sustainability for the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), the programmatic office within the Department of Energy which is responsible for the management and security of the nation's nuclear weapons, nuclear nonproliferation, and naval reactor programs. In her role at NNSA, Mrs. Begley advances enterprise-wide efforts across the eight geographically dispersed sites to integrate elements of recognized sustainable building requirements and practices into construction and operations. In her previous position, Mrs. Begley worked in NNSA's Defense Programs on various policy and strategic and tactical plans in support of the ongoing modernization of the enterprise. Before joining NNSA, Mrs. Begley worked as a design and construction engineer for Parsons and Lee and Ro, Inc., and developed civil and mechanical designs for large-scale civil systems, such as waste water treatment, light-rail and coastal protection, in the Los Angeles and San Francisco metropolitan areas.
Mrs. Begley received B.S. and M.S. degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of California - Los Angeles, a Master of Public Policy from the University of California - Berkeley, and, most recently, a Graduate Certificate in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University. She is a Professional Civil Engineer registered in the State of California.