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Herz delivers Willson Center-Environmental Ethics lecture

Athens, Ga. – Jonathan Herz, chief architect for sustainable facilities in the Office for Facilities Management and Policy of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will deliver the University of Georgia Willson Center – Environmental Ethics Certificate Program Odum Lecture on Nov. 17 at 4 p.m. in room 150 of the Miller Learning Center. His lecture is titled “When Better Isn’t Good Enough: Moving Beyond the Triple-Bottom-Line Towards the New Sustainable Frontier.”

Herz is a registered architect with more than 30 years of experience in design, construction and policy in both the public and private sectors. His work with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services involves the National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Indian Health Service.

Herz focuses his research and writing on sustainability. His most recent publication is “The New Sustainable Frontier: Principles of Sustainable Development” (2009), published by the U.S. General Services Administration.

Prior to joining the Department of Health and Human Services, Herz headed the sustainable development education initiative for the General Services Administration’s Office of Governmentwide Policy, and managed major design and construction projects for GSA’s public buildings service. Herz holds a bachelor of science degree in architecture from the University of Virginia, along with a master’s degree in architecture from the University of California, Berkeley.