Sustainability and Resilience in Federal Agency Operations

Catherine Broad

US Department of Agriculture

Catherine Broad is an Architect and Environmental Scientist.  guiding Federal government sustainable building practices and managing public and private sector engineering and architecture projects. As Sustainable Buildings Program Manager at United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Cathy works to inspire green building and green infrastructure practices in USDA buildings and on USDA land.  She advises engineers and project managers on sustainable building and low impact development strategies.  Cathy’s advanced degree is a Master of Science in Environmental Sciences and Policy from Johns Hopkins University, and her undergraduate degree is a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Design.  Her over twenty years of project and program management experience includes thirteen years of sustainable building experience. 


In this presentation, I define resilience, and review the need for protection in Federal facilities.  In the session, we will discuss societal, environmental and economic benefits.  A resilient Federal government agency... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Catherine Broad (US Department of Agriculture)

Topic Areas

• Complexity, resilience and sustainability , • Sustainability and resilience metrics , • Resilience and planning


ThS-12 » Resilient infrastructure 2 (09:45 - Thursday, 29th June, Room I)

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