Sustainable, High Performance and Technology Solutions for the Built Environment
Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC
Friday, December 7
Noon – 5pm
Happy Hour Reception 4 - 5pm
Thursday, December 6
10am - 3pm
7am - 5pm
Wednesday, December 5
7am - 5pm
Thursday, December 6
7am – 3pm
Terry F. Neimeyer, P.E., BCEE, FACEC, ENV-PV, CEO and Chairman of KCI Technologies, Inc. and former Chairman of ACEC and now Board Member of the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) will be the Keynote on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at Ecobuild America.
Terry Neimeyer is CEO and Chairman of the Board of KCI Technologies, a multi-disciplined engineering firm headquartered in Baltimore, MD with over 22 offices in 15 states in the Mid/South/North Atlantic region and Texas. KCI has over 900 employees and over $117 million in annual revenues and is ranked #96 on the ENR 500. KCI designed and occupies a 120,000 square foot LEED gold office facility as its headquarters.
He is the past national Chairman of ACEC and serves on the Board and Executive Committee of the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure, ISI. He serves as a Board Member of the United States Chamber of Commerce and is a past Chairman of the Maryland and Baltimore County Chambers of Commerce. He also serves on the Industry Leaders Council of ASCE.
His professional affiliations include the American Council of Engineering Companies, the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and the Water Environment Federation.
His community service has focused on education, fundraising and health services as a member of the National Advisory Council of the Whiting School of Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, the Engineering College Advisory Council at the University of Delaware and the Industrial Advisory Board of the University of Maryland Baltimore County. He is the current Chairman of the Tocqueville Society for the United Way of Central Maryland. He has held President’s positions for the ASCE-Delaware Chapter, ACEC/Maryland and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation-Maryland. In 2004, the Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce inducted Mr. Neimeyer into their business Hall of Fame. Mr. Neimeyer was awarded the 2001 Civil Engineer of the Year by the Maryland Section of ASCE and the 2002 Engineer of the Year by the Engineering Society of Baltimore.
He earned a B.S. in civil engineering from the University of Delaware, a M.S. in environmental engineering from Johns Hopkins University, and a M.B.A. from Wilmington University. He has been with KCI since 1977.
The Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) is dedicated to working with public and private owners, designers, contractors and materials/equipment manufacturers and suppliers to forge a new vision for sustainable infrastructure throughout North America.
To achieve its vision of sustainable infrastructure, ISI has identified multiple goals:
- To create incentives and balancing of project features to attain sustainable performance measured according to environmental, social and economic best practices;
- To foster a methodology for infrastructure owners, operators, designers, builders and suppliers in order to rate a project at any point during its life cycle;
- To develop a common language to advance sustainable design and construction, and a common platform to inform all stakeholders about sustainable project opportunities;
- To provide sustainability products and services that will transform the way public works and infrastructure are conceived, designed, operated and maintained; and
- To enable ecologically responsible, healthy and prosperous environments that improve the quality of life.
The Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure was founded in February 2011 through contributions by the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), the American Public Works Association (APWA) and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). All three national nonprofit organizations realized that concern over the sustainability of the planet transcends any single discipline or field, and is a concept that is can only be comprehended through a broad industry — government collaboration. Therefore, ISI's membership principles are inclusive, and all organizations and entities are urged to join in the effort.
The founding board members recognized the over-arching need to address the issue of sustainable infrastructure, due to four primary concerns:
- There is no infrastructure-wide and generally-accepted rating system for engineering and public works projects, since the USGBC LEED system is predominantly designed for habitable buildings.
- Resource depletion is a continuing worry, due to demand by growing economies and scientist' conclusions that consumers are using up 1.3+ "earths" and there is only one "earth" of resources available.
- Infrastructure generally has a long service life, and the A/E/C community is building 2050 today. Will our design and construction products of today be adequate for the needs of mid-21st-century citizens?
- A common platform is needed to define sustainable infrastructure in the context of broader communities, and to discuss the inherent trade-offs with stakeholders in a way that is transparent and understood.