A new sustainability workshop, "The Operational Approach to Sustainability," has been accepted into the U.S. Green Building Council's Education Provider Program. This half-day workshop was developed by Stephen Ashkin, president of the Ashkin Group, and Cynthia Schultz, the organization's director of sustainability practices.

The workshop includes four group exercises: defining sustainability; understanding the three components of sustainability (environmental, social, economic); identifying sustainability indicators; and developing a prioritized "action plan" to implement a sustainable program.