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Off the Shelf

Team Recognition

Jerome Klint
Leader of the Green Team and Vice President of Construction Management with the Southwest Division of Koll Development Company located in Dallas, Texas. His education is from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota. He is completing his certification for recognition as a Project Manager Professional. Jerry has a seat on the North Texas Board for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Jerry extended his supervisory skills and development experience with The Green Team by organizing regular Team meetings, assisting with research materials, text and graphic preparation, editing and publishing arrangements and kept the Team motivated and on schedule. Jerry contributed the information regarding the building's history, design and LEED goals.

Madelynn Garffie
Contracting Officer for the Heartland Region 6 of the General Services Administration which managed the build-to-suit construction process of the EPA Regional Headquarters located in Kansas City, Kansas. She holds a MBA from Rockhurst College, an Undergraduate Degree from the University of Missouri with a BS in Space Planning and Interior Design. Other titles earned include Certified Realty Specialist, Real Property Administrator, Facilities Management Administrator, and Certified Commercial Investment Manager. Madelynn contributed her time and effort with the "Off the Shelf" publication by providing the information on building materials. The Green Team is grateful to Madelynn for sharing her invaluable knowledge with our book.

Marc Matthews
Environmental Engineer with the Environmental Protection Agency Region 7 currently serving as the Coordinator for the Pollution Prevention Program located in the Solid Waste and Pollution Prevention Branch. His undergraduate work was in Environmental Engineering Technology at Kansas State University. He has a Master of Business Administration with major area of concentration in Human Resources from the University of Kansas. Marc's expertise provided information for the section on indoor environments and compiled the information for the "Environmentally Sensitive Building Products" table. Marc explores the ways the EPA Regional Headquarters was designed to help maintain a healthy and safe environment inside the building.

Patricia Reitz
Environmental Engineer with the Environmental Protection Agency Region 7 currently positioned with the Air Planning and Development Department. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Kansas State University. Pat provided the materials regarding the exterior environments. The Green Team thanks Pat for sharing her knowledge of the steps taken outside of the building to produce an environmentally sensitive atmosphere surrounding the project.

William Reger
Recycling Coordinator for the Heartland Region 6 of the General Services Administration. He earned a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from University of Kansas, has earned his Facilities Management Administration (FMA) designation from the Building Owners and Managers Institute International. He is an active member of the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA). Bill dedicated time and effort to the section of operations and maintenance of the EPA Regional Headquarters. The Green Team appreciates Bill's contribution of sustainable building techniques in the design, construction and operations area. We thank Bill for taking complex subjects and making them reader friendly.

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Doug Benton
Mechanical Engineer in GSA's Energy Center of Expertise. He earned his Mechanical Engineering degree at the University of Illinois. He is presently enrolled in the Master of Science in Engineering Management Program at the University of Kansas. Other titles include Register Professional Engineer and Certified Energy Manager. Doug's 19 years of experience in the design, construction, operation and maintenance of buildings, campus utilities, power plants and central plants allowed him to provide us with information on the energy efficiency techniques being used in the EPA Regional Headquarters. Doug is a Certified Energy Manager and his wealth of knowledge on the subject was utilized heavily.

Rebecca Bishop
Administrative Assistant for the Koll Development Company, Kansas City office. Becky's education is from the Kansas City, Kansas Community College, University of Missouri-Kansas City and Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. Becky was the point of contact for the "Off the Shelf" project and provided clerical support for the Green Team. Becky provided the material on the LEED Criteria and coordinated the self-certifications needed for the EPA Regional Headquarters' participation for a Green Building Award.

Tracie Frazier
Marketing Coordinator for the Southwest Division of Koll Development Company located in Dallas, Texas. She is a graduate from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration, Marketing. Tracie was responsible for the creative aspects of the book including layout, design, desktop publishing, coordination of graphics and editing.

Murray Newton
Editor of the "Off the Shelf" publication is an Executive Vice President with the Southwest Division of Koll Development Company located in Dallas, Texas. Murray has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Technology from Texas A & M University and is a Certified Professional Project Manager.

Tim Ealey
Construction Manager for Koll Construction, L.P.'s Kansas City office and a veteran of the real estate and construction industry with 20 years of experience. His education begins with being raised the the construction industry and culminated with a Master's Degree in Finance. Tim has had the hands on responsibility of managing real estate and construction projects as large as 130 million dollars. Tim has been an active member of the Metro 3 Arthritis Foundation's Board of Directors, the Foundation's executive committee and is the co-chair of the foundation's most successful annual fund raising event. Tim has been involved in the compilation of technical information for the design criteria and the LEED goals.

Andrew Kolosseus
Chemist with the Environmental Protection Agency Region 7 Solid Waste and Pollution Prevention Branch. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon. Andrew assisted the Green Team in the final stages of the project.

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