Concurrent Session Descriptions

October 29

Prop 39 Track
Ballroom B

11:15 am-12:15 pm
Proposition 39 (K-12) Program Updates
This session is designed to help local educational agencies and energy consultants hear the latest Proposition 39 (K-12) program information from both the California Energy Commission and the Division of the State Architect. Hear the most up-to-date program accomplishments and learn about new program features, potential revisions to the Guidelines, and a new Energy Reduction Pilot Program that will provide schools with important energy recommendations which can potential be funded with Prop 39 dollars.

Presenters:
Elizabeth Shirakh, Acting Supervisor, Proposition 39 (K-12) Program, California Energy Commission
Robert Lee Chase, Deputy State Architect, Division of the State Architect

1:30 pm-2:30 pm
Is There a Best Prop 39 Project Delivery Method?
Many schools have applied Prop 39 funding to their energy improvement needs. No two schools are the same, especially in regard to how they apply the funds, use the fund, and how project delivery methods are planned. Presenters in this session will discuss findings from surveys and phone inquiries with multiple districts about their needs, execution experience, and lessons learned. Sharing information and analysis will help all schools make the best use of Prop 39 funds.

Presenters:
Ying Wang, Sustainability Consultant, Okapi Architecture Inc.
Wael Elatar, Chief Business Officer, Barstow USD
Samer Alzubaidi, Director/Facilities Planning & Development, San Bernardino USD

3:15 pm-4:15 pm
Prop 39: Engaging Students to Maximize Financial, Environmental and Learning Outcomes
This session is designed to help educators and district leaders: Energy and Facility Managers, Curriculum and Instruction leaders, and school board members, to make the most out of Prop 39. Prop 39 has the potential to simultaneously reduce school operating budgets and environmental impact, while engaging students in applied STEM service-learning and leadership. This session will explore cost-effective ways to decrease energy use while increasing learning by supporting successful energy conservation campaigns and engaging students in meaningful professional development through project-based learning. Attendees will: learn about low-cost energy use reduction strategies including Building Operator Certification and conservation campaigns; hear data-driven stories on successful models statewide; and learn about instructional resources including a course series in the CA CTE Energy & Power Technology Career Pathway and a School Energy Auditing Certificate that prepares students for the energy workforce while empowering them to help maximize the savings from your Prop 39 funds.

Presenters:
Emily Courtney, Education Director, Strategic Energy Innovations
Sophia Zug, Associate Project Coordinator, Strategic Energy Innovations

Water Conservation Track
Ballroom C

11:15 am-12:15 pm
Landscape Irrigation: Challenges and Strategies
Landscape irrigation accounts for a large portion, often the majority, of water use at school facilities. The challenges faced by individual sites and districts can vary, but managing – and affording – the water necessary to meet demands has never been more difficult. In this interactive session, a landscape water management specialist from the University of California Cooperative Extension will review the current landscape water situation, what may be coming, and key steps for reducing landscape water demand, then open the session for questions and answers about specific situations at districts.

Presenter:
Dennis Pittenger, Area Environmental Horticulturist, University of California Cooperative Extension

1:30 pm-2:30 pm
Southern California Water Supply and Conservation Strategies
This Session will go over the current state and local water supplies. State Water Resources Control Board rules and regulations will be discussed. Also, information on conservation rebates, water efficiency programs and measures schools can under take to cope with the drought.

Presenter:
Bill McDonnell, Water Efficiency Manger, Metropolitan Water District

3:15 pm-4:15 pm
The Water/Energy Nexus for School Sites
This School Energy Coalition (SEC) and Coalition for Adequate School Housing (C.A.S.H.) session will provide an update on the two highest priority environmental concerns for school facilities in California: Energy and Water. The Proposition 39 program and new state water mandates along with regulations per the Governor's Executive Order B-26-15 present challenges and opportunities for schools seeking to comply with new requirements while meeting safety, team sports, and physical education concerns. Project funding and utility savings for schools await if done correctly. Join us and find out what you need to know to access funding, manage resources and invest wisely from experts in the field, schools that are moving forward with these projects and agency representatives.

Moderator:
Mike Tarantino, Director of Facilities, Maintenance and Operations, Poway Unified School District

Panelists:
Chester “Chet” Widom, California State Architect
Diane Waters, Senior Architect, California Department of Education
Janet Dixon, Temecula Valley Unified School District
Elizabeth Shirakh, Acting Supervisor, Proposition 39 (K-12) Program, California Energy Commission

Potpourri
Ballroom F

11:15 am-12:15 pm
PreFAB: From prototype to production to two-story
High performance, prefabricated school construction has evolved and made major strides over the past decade. Prefabricated classrooms and school buildings have emerged as a viable alternative construction delivery method. Numerous production models are readily available over a continuum of prefabrication methods and various construction materials. Several multi-story, specialty space, and high performance options have been introduced. This facilitated listening session will kick off the update of the CHPS Best Practices Manual for prefabricated, modular and relocatable classrooms for manufacturers, school districts, and all prefabricated classroom stakeholders.

This update is comprised of three parts:
1. Update the Prefabricated Classroom volume (VI) of the CHPS Best Practices Manual (BPM)
2. Revise the High Performance Prefabricated Classroom specification to be consistent with the current CHPS Core and Regional Criteria
3. Modify the CHPS Criteria for Prefabricated Classrooms and the CHPS PreFAB pre-approval program for consistency.

Presenters:
Bill Orr, Executive Director, Collaborative for HIgh Performance Schools
Stephany Mason, Program Manager, Technical Services, Collaborative for High Performance Schools

1:30 pm-2:30 pm
Taking Stock: California's K-12 Facilities and the High Performance Standard in 2015
To achieve the benefits of high performance schools districts face new and evolving sets of challenges. This workshop takes stock of where we are as a state almost two decades into the green schools revolution. Focus on challenges (opportunities!) facing districts from "now you see it, now you don't" funding to evolving green codes, standards raising the bar for every project. We'll consider the "existing building challenge," issues of limited scope modernizations that constrain progress towards high performance schools. Look statewide at how districts get beyond the "low hanging fruit" of retrofits, leveraging efficiency dollars to go deeper. Judge how the solar revolution is playing out for districts, where it's going in a changing regulatory, funding environment. Finally, how we can continue to refine the case for investments in high performance schools, ZNE schools, and the organizational change that will place schools as leaders in California's path towards sustainability.

Presenters:
Bill Savidge, K12 School Facilities
Alice Sung, OUSD High Performance Schools Program Manager, Principal, Greenbank Associates

3:15 pm-4:15 pm
Project Green: Student-Led Capital Improvement Projects
Project Green is a Sacramento City Unified School District program that allows students to work with district and local professionals to identify capital improvement projects that will reduce water usage and energy consumption and improve the learning environment at their school. The program is designed to be student-led by involving green teams or students groups in every step of the project. Students begin by conducting a sustainability audit on their school to determine areas for improvement. They then work with industry experts, local non-profits and District staff to formulate an improvement project to conduct at their school. Selected projects are then awarded funding to carry out the vision of their project. Examples of projects include outdoor learning areas, LED lighting, HVAC upgrades, flush valves and low flow faucets. The 2016 round of Project Green will focus specifically on water conservation to improve upon existing District efforts.

Presenters:
Rachel King, Project Green Specialist, Sacramento City Unified School District
Cathy Allen, Chief Operations Officer, Sacramento City Unified School District
Lori Rubenstein, Construction Services Manaber, Sacramento City Unified School District

Facilities Track
Ballroom G

11:15 am-12:15 pm
US EPA’s Resources for Clean, Green, and Healthy Schools
The US EPA’s Children’s Health Program has an array of resources that provide schools with simple sensible steps to reduce exposure to harmful pollutants including lead, Mercury, Radon, PCB’s, Asbestos, asthmagens, and air pollutants and build a healthy schools environment.

Several studies have demonstrated the robust relationship between healthy school buildings/facilities and improved health outcomes, increased ADA, and superior academic achievement. EPA’s programs help schools leverage existing resources and partner with EPA and local health agencies to tackle environmental health issues in schools such as indoor air quality, pesticide use, contaminated drinking water, cleaning chemical use, and Asthma. Several opportunities exist for grants, technical assistance, classroom presentations, and staff training for implementing green cleaning, asthma, indoor air quality, integrated pest management, energy efficiency, and environmental education programs.

We look forward to partnering with you to make your school a cleaner, greener, healthier place for children to live, learn, and play!

Presenters:
Eric Canteenwala, Environmental Protection Specialist, US EPA
Jorine Campopiano, Environmental Protection Specialist, US EPA

1:30 pm-2:30 pm
Expanding the Reach of Green Ribbon Schools:
How Can ALL California Schools Be Winners?

What’s the status of “green schools” in the Golden State? How can more schools start greening and be recognized as a California Green Ribbon School? Paul Chapman of Inverness Associates will share results from his survey of California school principals (public and private) about the status and reach of "green,” "sustainability" and "environmental education" efforts. Deborah Moore of Green Schools Initiative will share the results of a national survey of Green Ribbon School winners about their leadership insights and the benefits of Green Ribbon recognition. Lesley Taylor, Consultant for the California Department of Education’s Green Ribbon Schools award program will explain the California Green Ribbon Schools award and how to use the application as an assessment tool to strengthen your team’s efforts. 2015 Green Ribbon winner Dorsey High School in South LA will showcase how hands-on sustainability initiatives foster excellent learning for a high school with 60% low-income students.

Presenters:
Deborah Moore, Executive Director, Green Schools Initiative
Paul Chapman, Director, Inverness Associates
Lesley Taylor, Green Ribbon Schools Consultant, California Department of Education

3:15 pm-4:15 pm
Strategies for the Successful Prop 39 ("CA Clean Energy Jobs Act") Program, Funding Approval Strategies, Project Execution and Job Creation
Christine Marez, Cumming Director of Energy and a panel of School District Owners from Santa Ana USD, Dale McCurry, Tustin USD, David Miranda, and Irvine USD, Joe Hoffman, to discuss their strategies and experience with Prop 39 and their successful submissions of Energy Expenditure Plans. District Owners will share valuable information learned while navigating the Prop 39 "8-Step process", achievements and challenges preparing their Annual and Multi-Year Energy Expenditure Plans submissions to obtain CEC approvals of energy funding and execute Projects.

Presenters:
Christine Marez, Director of Energy, Cumming
Dale McCurry, Energy Manager, Santa Ana Unified School District
David Miranda, Director of Facilities, Tustin Unified School District
Joe Hoffman, Director of Maintenance and Operations, Irvine USD
Veronica Soto, Director, Emerald Cities Collaborative

Technology Showcase
Ballroom A

11:15 am-12:15 pm
Sustainable Roofing Solutions
Tremco Vegetated Roofing Solutions
A vegetated roof from Tremco Roofing and Building Maintenance is one of the most environmentally responsible, attractive and cost-effective solutions available to the meet the swelling demand for sustainable facility construction and management.

No other company offers Tremco Roofing's commitment to sustainability, single source responsibility and extensive warranty. We even offer a unique maintenance program, TremCare™ Green, to keep a vegetated roof's plants in great condition - no other manufacturer has a program quite like this!

Presenters:
Rick Bulst, Director, Tremco VR
Terry Boyko, Tremco VR Specialist

Tremco Fluid / Liquid Applied Roofing Solutions
Ideal for roof restoration, waterproofing over structural concrete roof decks, and both reroofing and new construction, our reinforced, low-cost, easy-to-apply AlphaGuard™ MT and AlphaGuard™ BIO fluid applied roofing systems not only provide superior protection from water infiltration through the roof but are an excellent choices for difficult flashing details. The AlphaGuard BIO system has the additional benefit of a high bio content, for projects requiring more sustainable solutions.

These solutions are both Title 24 and Energy Star Rated.

Presenters:
Chuck Fitzgerald, PhD, Director, Tremco Fluid Applied Roofing
Matt Brockman, Tremco Fluid Applied Roofing

1:30 pm-2:30 pm
LEDs: What You Should Know
We've all heard the terms before: efficacy, lumens, color temperature, CRI, LM-79, LM-80, L70 and more, but what do they all mean? Why does it matter? How do they all relate...or not? What might make one LED product better than another for my application? This session is intended to clarify and/or educate what many consider to be a confusing new technology seemingly surrounded in hearsay, overly broad marketing tactics and under-educated field sales teams. Whether you are in the market for indoor or outdoor, highbay or nightlights, if it's LED you're after, this session is for you.

Adam Gernerd, Regional Sales Manager, LED Living Technology

3:15 pm-4:15 pm
The California Blueprint for Environmental Literacy:
Fundamental to 21st Century Education, NGSS, LCAPS, CC, and More

State Superintendent Torlakson convened the California Environmental Literacy Task Force, which delivered its Blueprint for Environmental Literacy in September 2015. Come to this panel discussion with members of the Task Force and learn about how schools can ensure their graduates are environmentally literate and inspired and prepared for 21st century green jobs. You will learn about the Blueprint recommendations, resources available in California, and how your school can take action to integrate Environmental Literacy into Common Core, Next Generation Science Standards, LCAPs, teaching academics using the school buildings and grounds as hands-on sustainability learning tools, and more. In the 21st century, Environmental Literacy is a "need to have" and not just "nice to have" and can be achieved within time and budget constraints.

Presenters:
Deborah Moore, Executive Director, Green Schools Initiative
Shannon Gordon, Education Program Consultant, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Office, California Department of Education
Paul Chapman, Director, Inverness Associates


October 30

Prop 39 Track
Ballroom B

11:15 am-12:15 pm
Proposition 39 at LAUSD and LACOE
Overview of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Proposition 39 program. LAUSD program approach, prioritization methodology, planning phasing and future planning. We will be sharing current status of the program, partnerships and lessons learned.

Presenters:
Christos Chrysiliou, Director, Architecture & Engineering, Los Angeles Unified School District
Jema Estrella, Assistant Director, Facilities & Construction, LACOE

1:30 pm-2:30 pm
Utility Programs and Prop 39: Recent Changes and Case Studies
This session will review utility offerings for Proposition 39 planning and implementation including energy efficiency incentives/rebates, demand response offerings, and curriculum and training with an emphasis on recent or upcoming changes to these offerings. These topics will be presented through a series of real-life case studies of K-12 school districts that have leveraged Prop 39 funds and utility resources to stretch their grant funds further and obtain greater energy and cost savings.

Presenters:
Jillian Rich, Expert Program Manager, Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E)
Jacobe Caditz, Strategic Account Advisor, Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD)
Peter Tanios, Program Manager, Southern California Gas Company
Robert Maderazo, Senior Account Manager, San Diego Gas and Electric

2:45 pm-3:45 pm
Learning Labs Hidden in Prop. 39
Prop. 39 projects are transforming CA schools and campuses into energy-efficient sites that achieve significant financial savings. These projects also provide opportunities to include students in planning and implementation stages, offering valuable insight into the real-world application of STEAM topics. By offering pathways toward student participation in sustainability projects, schools become learning laboratories where students gain valuable vocational experience and inspire the school community to maximize the benefits new, efficient technology. This session will explore how student-led behavior change programs complement Prop. 39 projects by mobilizing building occupants to integrate efficiency and sustainability into the everyday culture of the educational community. Alliance to Save Energy’s PowerSave Schools Program staff will provide insight into behavior change programs, and Tammy Bird, a Carson High School science teacher, will share her experiences about the educational benefits of engaging students in on-campus sustainability projects.

Presenters:
David Younan-Montgomery, Project Manager, PowerSave Schols Program, The Alliance to Save Energy
Vanessa Goh, Senior Associate, PowerSave Schols Program, The Alliance to Save Energy
Rachel Butrum, Associate, PowerSave Schols Program, The Alliance to Save Energy
Tammy Bird, Science Teacher, Carson High School

Curriculum Track
Ballroom C

10:15 am-12:15 pm
California’s New Vision for Weaving the Environment into NGSS
California’s new vision for science education fully integrates environmental content into the classroom. Presenters will provide a variety of examples of how environmental connections, such as the Environmental Principles and Concepts (EP&Cs), and environment-based instruction like the Education and the Environment Initiative (EEI) curriculum, can be used to help teachers implement the three dimensional instructional strategies embodied in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Participants in this workshop will begin to explore how they can effectively implement California’s new science standards in the context of their green schools and classrooms.

Presenters:
Karen Cowe, Chief Executive Officer, Ten Strands
Gerald Lieberman, Director, State Education and Environment Roundtable

1:30 pm-2:30 pm
Grades of Green: How to Green Your School
Award winning environmental education nonprofit, Grades of Green, will teach attendees how they can utilize the Grades of Green program free of cost to inspire and empower students and the broader school community to care for the environment. Through implementing our fun, hands on activities, any school can go green! Creating environmentally friendly schools is important to the health of students and the environment, but often educators don’t know where to start. Grades of Green has created easy to read, step by step instructions that any educator, parent or student can follow to green their school. Grades of Green offers over 40 green activities that focus on energy, water, emissions, chemical and waste reduction. The session will provide an overview on some of the more popular green activities under each category.

Presenters:
Allie Bussjaeger, Programs and Outreach Manager, Grades of Green
Emily Gee, Marketing and Movement Manager, Grades of Green
Allie Kilpatrick, Student
Kim Martin, Co-Executive Director, Grades of Green
Lauren Muller, Youth Corps Program Manager, Grades of Green

2:45 pm-3:45 pm
Hot Issue: Climate Change and Curriculum-The Resilient School
From facilities planning and design to maintenance and operations, the emergent challenges posed by new curriculum ideas and climate change pose multiple concurrent challenges for educational facilities professionals.

This interactive “Think Tank” session will be organized around three quandaries which will encourage innovative, integrative, systematic and strategic solutions seeking. The presenters will provide a set of case study scenarios, along with hypothetical curriculum goals and climate change mitigation goals. Curriculum goals will include (*) place-based learning, (*) outdoor education, (*) STEM education, (*) STEaMd education, and (*) flipped classroom. Climate change mitigation goals will include enhanced sustainability and resilience focusing on (*) campus microclimate, (*) resource conservation, and (*) natural capital regeneration. Using the assembled brain power of attendees, we will challenge ourselves toward “out-of-the-box” thinking for campus greening.

Educators and facilities professionals, alike, will be informed and inspired by this Think Tank experience, and will take away actionable ideas.

Presenters:
Arlene Hopkins, Resilience Strategist, Educator & Architect, Arlene Hopkins and Associates
Stephen Maack, Strategic Planner and Anthropologist, REAP Change Consultants

Potpourri
Ballroom F

11:15 am-12:15 pm
Money, Money, Money for Green Projects
This SEC and C.A.S.H. workshop will focus on providing timely information on state and federal funding for energy and water projects in light of new water mandates and the state’s goals to address climate change. Hear the latest information on the November 2016 State School Bond Initiative, local bonds, new funding available for water and energy projects in the 2015-16 State Budget, the Cap and Trade Expenditure Plan, federal Qualified Zone Academy Bonds (QZAB) and Clean Renewable Energy Bonds (CREBs). We will discuss how schools are moving forward with new and existing school projects through accessing these funds. Also, free feasibility studies for solar projects that may move schools to zero-net energy (ZNE) and more rebate funding! Don’t leave money on the table – leading experts on school facilities will show you how they are accessing these funds and programs.

Moderator:
Don Ulrich, Ed.D., Assistant Superintendent, Facility Services, Clovis USD

Panelists:
Bill Savidge, William Savidge K12 School Facilities
Anna Ferrera, Executive Director, School Energy Coalition
Noemi Avila-Zamudio, Chief of Facilities and Operations, Saddleback Valley USD
Errol Glenn, Energy Manager, Fontana USD
Cathy Allen, Chief Operations Officer, SCUSD
John Baracy, Managing Director, Stifel, Nicholas & Co., Inc.

1:30 pm-2:30 pm
Blue and Green Together-Developing Sustainable Integrated Approaches
to Green Technologies and Water Usage

California State schools, community colleges and universities are all increasingly challenged to meet stringent green building, maintenance and operations standards with limited capital outlay and bond funding. Today’s extreme drought conditions are placing heavy burdens on campus infrastructures including water usage and waste. The panel will discuss effective methods to develop and implement holistic integrated solutions using current affordable technologies along with near future alternatives for green buildings, renewable energy and the efficient use of water resources. New approaches to the finance and economics of renewable energy and water systems will be presented. The panelists will present a variety of perspectives leading to an open discussion involving the audience.

Presenters:
Woodrow Clark II, PhD, Managing Director, Clark Strategic Partners
Tim Oliver, Executive Director, Santa Barbara Institute of Leadership Studies
Howard Goldstein, Esq., Governing Board Member, Beverly Hills Unified School District
Nancy Pearlman, Trustee, Los Angeles Community College District

2:45 pm-3:45 pm
Oceanside School District: On the Road to Zero Waste
Jenna Roripaugh, Environmental Specialist for the City of Oceanside will take you on Oceanside Unified School District's journey toward Zero Waste. Learn how the mutually beneficial partnership between the City of Oceanside and OUSD has taken a District wide approach that creates a culture of environmental stewardship among the youngest members of the community through the implementation of the award winning Oceanside Zero Waste Schools Program.

Presenter:
Jenna Roripaugh, Environmental Specialist, City of Oceanside

USGBC Track
Ballroom G

11:15 am-12:15 pm
Nature + Creativity: The Power of Play in Creating Innovative Thinkers
Many schools today have playgrounds that lack the inspiring sense of wonder and discovery that is found in nature… In this session we will explore how outdoor educational spaces can accomplish more than just recess or physical education. From outdoor classrooms, growing gardens, water gardens, archaeological “digs”, spaces for quiet reflection and stimulating play equipment, learn how utilizing the outdoors as an extension of the learning space benefits the whole child and improves teachers’ satisfaction too. We will cover research-based design strategies that have been implemented at all levels of K-12 education – showing that a sense of play, wonder, and discovery is essential and restorative for all ages.

Presenters:
Kari Kikuta, Design Director, Landscape Architecture, LPA Inc.
Kimberly Coffeen, Irvine Unified School District
Vanessa Carter, Director, Resilient Schools Program, OAEC

1:30 pm-2:30 pm
Implementing a Green Curriculum: Strategies and Success Stories
Sustainability is being implemented into K-12 curriculum and being tied to state standards at all grade levels across California. Our students are actively engaged in addressing environmental issues in their schools and communities. Though often the ties to science standards are emphasized, green curriculum bridges across all subject areas, encourages holistic thinking and offers opportunities for creative problem solving. Community engagement, service projects and service learning are an essential elements of green curriculum and give students the opportunties to address real world problems.

The panel brings together teachers that are implementing green curriculum from several California school districts. Each panelist will briefly describe their individual perspective and experiences. Each statement will include the panelist’s opinion of the idea of green curriculum and how to overcome any obstacles that they have experienced.

Moderator:
Duke Graham, Principal, Argento Graham

Panelists:
Danaelle Arroyo, ROP/CTE Teacher, Academy of Environmental and Social Policy, LAUSD
Rachel Bruhnke, Teacher, Environmental Engineering Studies, Port of Los Angeles High School
Myrna Fleming, Teacher, Horticulture and Science, Jack London Community Day School

2:45 pm-3:45 pm
Trust your Gut - Where Intuition and Science Connect
to Health and Wellness (Pillars II and III)
We know intuitively that people like daylight. We know intuitively that working outside makes students happy. But recent advancements and research has provided deeper insight into why this is true. More and more we are learning that these seemingly intuitive approaches are data sound and critical to making a big difference in the health of our students and faculty. Learn how a greater understanding of circadian rhythms and lighting helps us design our indoor environments. Understand how biophilia – the “love of life” influences how people react to their interior and exterior environments. In our pursuit of supporting the Pillars of the Green Ribbon Program, a few case studies and tools will be shared that have been used to engage students and educators in creating long lasting opportunities for environmental and sustainable literacy and have improved the health and wellness of schools.

Presenters:
David Kaneda, Principal, Integral
Sharon Danks, Principal, Bay Tree Design, Inc.
Lisa Howard, Principal, Bay Tree Design, Inc.
Pauline Souza, Partner, WRNS Studio

Technology Showcase
Ballroom A

11:15 am-12:15 pm
Time to Take Another Look at CA-CHPS
Have you done a CHPS project before? Or attended a conference session about CHPS three years ago and think you know all about CHPS? Well think again. The 2014 CA-CHPS Criteria is the most significant change since the California CHPS Criteria was first introduced in 2002. Hear from the experts about how CA-CHPS harmonizes with key state policy objectives and results in healthy, high performance learning environments. Attendees will become familiar with the fundamentals of Crime Prevention through Environmental Design to make your schools safer and explore the connections between the big four environmental attributes of Indoor Environmental Quality and Education. This is also a chanc to get your burning questions answered about the Energy Commission's new open source energy model that quantifies performance under the 2013 Title 24 Energy Standards, discover the path toward ZNE for new schools and modernizations and learn how to take advantage of CHPS doubling of Water Credits during the drought.

Moderator:
Stephany Mason, PhD, Technical Services Manager, CHPS

Presenters:
Diane Waters, Senior Architect, California Department of Education
Nelson Pena, Associate Mechanical Engineer, California Energy Commission
Jack Paddon, Founding Principal, Williams+Paddon Architects

11:15 am-12:15 pm
Save Energy Costs Without Investment Fees – Solar Heating & Cooling
for the Education Sector
This session will explain how it is possible to save energy costs on heating, hot water and air conditioning – without investment fees, maintenance fees or risk! -> simply pay approximately 30% less for the delivered hot & cold energy!! SOLID California is the world leader in large solar thermal plants, offering sales plants as well as TESA (Thermal Energy Services Agreements) to their customers. We will present how the technology works, give an overview on the financial business case (available incentives, output of our systems, TESA details), and underline our services via reference cases. BROAD USA will present detailed information about absorption chillers of the new generation, production process, available solutions and models, monitoring services and reference cases.

Presenters:
Kevin Fu, Vice General Manager, BROAD USA
Marlon Rechberger, VIce President Sales, SOLID California, Inc.

2:45 pm-3:45 pm
PEV 101
What role can schools play in helping the State of California put 1.5 million zero emission vehicles on the roads by 2025? Schools are often community leaders in sustainable practices, and by providing access to charging for employees and students, schools can extend sustainability to the commute.

During this session, members and staff of the California Plug-In Electric Vehicle Collaborative will provide their expertise about electric transportation and charging infrastructure, covering the state of the market today, ideas for incorporating charging on your campus, and available incentives.

Moderator: 
Lisa Chiladakis, Manager, Technology and Programs, PEV Collaborative

Panelists:
Eileen Tutt, Executive Director, California Electric Transportation Commission
Jamie Hall, Manager, Advanced Vehicle and Infrastructure Policy, General Motors
Colin Santuli, Senior Manager of Transportation Programs, Center for Sustainable Energy
Anne Smart, Director of Government Affairs, ChargePoint



 

Awards

Schools Advisory Board
Co-Chairs

Tom Torlakson
California Superintendent
of Public Education

Chet Widom
California State Architect

Colleges Advisory Board
Co-Chairs

Erik Skinner
Deputy Chancellor
California Community Colleges
Chancellor’s Office

Van Ton-Quinlivan
Vice Chancellor
Economic Development and
Workforce Preparation
California Community Colleges
Chancellor’s Office

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