The 2024 Sustainable Infrastructure Breakfast 

The Committee for Dulles is pleased to invite you to join us for the 2024 Sustainable Infrastructure Breakfast at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Herndon on Thursday, September 5, 2024. This event will feature the Dominion Energy solar farm at Dulles International Airport. 

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) published its 2020 Sustainability Report and set a course toward continued reduction of its collective environmental impacts and further enhancement of operational resiliency across its world-class transportation system. One of the major projects as part of their sustainable initiatives is the development of a 100MW solar array and 50MW battery storage project in unique partnership with Dominion Energy. Once completed, it will be the largest renewable energy project ever developed at a U.S. airport. We’ll hear about the IAD solar project from Dominion Energy as well as its broader efforts toward creating a more sustainable energy infrastructure. Our moderated panel will engage technical experts, industry influencers, stakeholders, and community leaders as we expand the discussion beyond solar and drill down on some of the opportunities and challenges ahead in sustainability and resilience.

Event Speakers:

Keynote Speaker: Todd Flowers is the Director of Business Development at Dominion Energy, responsible for leading the regulated power generation business development team, which includes the development or acquisition of power generation projects, such as utility-scale and distributed solar facilities, and new nuclear power generation, including small modular reactors. The team also acquires projects from third parties and manages the company’s clean energy filings with the state’s utility commission. With a company commitment to provide clean, reliable and affordable electricity, his team has a primary focus on the development of clean energy technologies. Todd holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Longwood University, a master’s degree in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Virginia, and a master’s degree in Business Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University. 

Event Moderator: J. Michael Sawyers, PE, ENV SP, is a Principal at ECS in their Chantilly office. Mike brings 34 years of diverse experience to ECS, including work providing an array of services across a variety of market sectors. Mike couples his more recent experience managing multi-disciplinary engineering teams with his ability to drill down into the Geosciences to provide a unique consulting perspective. Mike’s specialty areas include sustainable development, ground improvement, soil management, in situ testing, and chemical drying and stabilization of soils. Mike holds engineering degrees from Virginia Tech and University of Maryland. Mike serves on the Committee for Dulles' Board of Directors.

Panelist: Robert Lazaro serves as the Executive Director of the Northern Virginia Regional Commission (NVRC). The Commission is a consortium of the 13 leading local governments in the region. As Executive Director Lazaro leads a staff of 16 accomplished professionals. During his tenure he has stabilized the Commission’s finances, created its first rainy day fund, and invested in personnel and technology to improve the Commission’s operations. The Commission provides a wide range of services to its local government and community partners. Lazaro has a long history of public service in the community serving first as a Town Council member of the Town of Purcellville, Virginia and four terms as Mayor. Under Lazaro’s leadership the Town placed more land in conservation than any Town in Virginia. 

Panelist: Jonathan Matheny serves as an Environmental Scientist and Sustainability Program Manager at the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA), which operates Washington, D.C.’s commercial airports, Reagan National and Dulles International, along with the Dulles Toll Road. He is responsible for most environmental programs in the Office of Engineering as well as implementation of the Airport Authority’s Sustainability Plan, which was adopted in September 2020. The Corporate Sustainability Plan focuses on the Airports Authority’s ability to impact the environment in a positive way.

Panelist: Anthony Kane, ENV SP, is President and CEO at Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure. As President & CEO Anthony oversees the organization’s overall operations and leads the development of the Envision framework for sustainable infrastructure. Anthony was formerly a research director at the Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, a research associate with the Materials, Processes, and Systems Group at Harvard University, and an instructor at the Boston Architectural College. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture summa cum laude from Virginia Tech and a Master in Design Studies from Harvard University.

Event Details:

  • 7:30 AM - Breakfast / Networking
  • 8:00 - Progam
  • CFD Members - $38
  • Others - $45
  • All event registrants will be entered into a drawing for a one-night weekend stay at the Crowne Plaza for two with breakfast or a Drone

Professional Development: This event is expected to satisfy requirements for 1.0 professional development hours. Upon request, a Certificate of Attendance will be provided to the named individual for the purpose of self-reporting continuing education.

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2200 Centerville Rd, Herndon, VA 20170