Before taking a position with the Office of Public School Construction, Bill Savidge managed school district facilities programs and guided many school boards, oversight groups, and communities through the complexities of the school design and construction processes in California. In a Green Technology interview, he discusses priorities for the next round of efforts to upgrade school facilities. Click here
In March, the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council, together with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH), released a National Action Plan for Educating for Sustainability. In a Green Technology interview, Jenny Wiedower, K-12 manager for the Center for Green Schools, discusses the development of the plan and the role it can play in building consensus regarding both the importance of environmental education and the best strategies for its creation and delivery. Click here
As Commander of the Navy Region Southwest, retired Rear Admiral Len Hering developed groundbreaking programs in energy, water and waste management, setting standards that influenced practices throughout the Department of Defense. Now serving as the Executive Director of the California Center for Sustainable Energy, he discusses central the central challenges of sustainability and strategies that can ensure the long-term security of finite resources.
School administrators, educators, facilities managers and local government representatives are invited to a Pre-Summit ZNE Schools Workshop on November 4 to learn about the strategies necessary to achieve successful ZNE projects. This special event, held the day before the 2014 Green California Schools Summit, is being presented in partnership with the California Public Utilities Commission and the New Buildings Institute. For details, click here.