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DGS Gets Kudos from Maryland-based A/E Professional Associations

February 16, 2017

DGS keeps its Customer Service Promise to be courteous, responsive and transparent with its clients.
Quoting from the article below, “DGS has been a strong supporter of the AIA and ACEC.” …. “In particular, Secretary Churchill and Assistant Secretary Buckler have been strong advocates for efficient and effective design services, intelligently aligning best practices with State policy.”
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‘DGS Delivers’ History. . . Harriett Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center

February 13, 2017

Born a slave on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, Harriett Tubman became famous as a “conductor” on the Underground Railroad during the 1850s. She fled north from Maryland in 1849 to escape a harsh existence as a field hand who endured brutal beatings. Armed with determination, fearlessness, the pistol at her side and her faith in God, she returned south at least ... Learn more

Employee of the Month – Frank Pullifrone

February 10, 2017

Frank Pullifrone is on the road a lot. A project manager in the facilities engineering division of Facilities Planning, Design & Construction, Frank took on a challenging project in Western Maryland last fall. The Grand Building in Cumberland, operated by Canal Place Authority and housing professional offices and a gift shop, lost its air-conditioning and heating systems last summer due ... Learn more

Verda Freeman Welcome – A Black History Trailblazer

February 2, 2017

Verda Freeman Welcome’s life is a story of determination, persistence and courage. It is also the story of a significant first, as the Honorable Verda Welcome was the first African-American woman in the United States to be elected to a state senate seat.
The civil rights and community activist was born on a small farm in North Carolina, one of fifteen ... Learn more

Employee of the Month – Ronald Moulden

January 24, 2017

Ronald Moulden has been with Facilities Operations and Maintenance in Annapolis for more than 17 years, which makes him a familiar face in the state’s capital. He interacts with just about everyone: the Governor’s staff, Government House employees, State House employees, and employees at the other state buildings comprising the Annapolis Complex.
While nominally an HVAC technician, in reality Ronald is ... Learn more

Do You Know Facilities Planning, Design and Construction?

January 23, 2017

The Facilities Planning, Design & Construction (FPDC) division manages projects statewide. They range from building design and construction to preventative maintenance operations and from renovations to historic structures to state park improvements. The Enoch Pratt Library is just one of FPDC’s numerous projects.
The library is an iconic Baltimore landmark. Constructed in the 1930s, it is a fine example of neo-classical ... Learn more

Maryland Green Building Council Meeting Agenda – Wednesday, January 25, 2017

January 19, 2017

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 – 1 PM to 3 PM  
100 Community Place, 3rd Floor – MHT Board of Trustees conference room
Crownsville, Maryland

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Welcome and Introductions
Approve meeting summary from December 14, 2016 meeting
Continue review of required LEED Credits in versions 2009 and LEED v4 and IgCC as needed   (Refer to the Maryland High Performance Green Building Program)
Review and discuss perceived ... Learn more

Maryland Green Purchasing Committee – January Meeting Agenda

January 18, 2017

Wednesday January 25, 2017, 10 AM – 11:30 AM   
301 W. Preston St., Suite 1105, Olmstead Conference Room
Baltimore, MD
Meeting Agenda

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Discuss different strategies and approaches for recording green supplies
Formatting future data for the Maryland Green Purchasing reports
Once around the table
11:30 Adjourn

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Maryland Green Purchasing Committee – October 2016 Meeting Summary

January 18, 2017

Thursday October 27, 2016- 1:00 P.M.-2:30 P.M., 301 W. Preston St., 11th Floor Olmstead Conference Room 1105, Baltimore, MD 
John O’Lexey (MSP), Lisa Jones (DBED), Marry Huffman (DNR), Matthew Mickler (DOIT), Michael Haifley (MDOT), Tom French (MDE), Tom Hickey (USMD), Patrice Johnson (DHMH)
Support Staff:
George Mitchell (DGS), Barry Powell (DGS)
Dinesh Gandhi (MDE), William Kamberger (MDE)
Meeting Summary:

Reviewed and discussed the FY 16 Green Purchasing Annual Report: Discussion focused on what methods/strategies could be implemented ... Learn more

Employee of the Month — Bert Mahla

January 9, 2017

If you google a steamfitter’s job, you’ll learn that they are “pipe-fitters who have chosen to specialize in pipes that carry high-pressure steam, water and other elements.” The description goes on to say that “the job of steamfitter is strenuous and is not without risk.”
The job description leaves no doubt that it takes a knowledgeable, highly-trained and skilled individual to ... Learn more