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Advisory Board Chairs

Marybel Batjer
Secretary
Government Operations Agency
State of California

Anna Caballero
Secretary
Business, Consumer Services and
Housing Agency
State of California

Matt Rodriquez
Secretary
Environmental Protection Agency
State of California

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Education Program
Concurrent education sessions at the Summit are designed to provide information, strategies
and perspective.

Presenters are experienced practitioners, program managers, subject experts, and policy makers who will share strategies and best practicies that can help green programs succeed.

Session content partners include the Department of General Services, the Institute for Local Government, USGBC California and Clean Cities Sacramento and East Bay.

Lunch is included with concurrent session registration.

Concurrent Sessions
Note: Session details and times may be subject to change to accomodate session organizers and presenters. Check back for updates. Click on session titles for more information.

Tuesday, April 7

Green
Building
Local
Government
Water Management
Green Fleets
Innovative
Technology
11:15 am-12:15 pm
11:15 am-12:15 pm
11:15 am-12:15 pm
11:15 am-12:15 pm
11:15 am-12:15 pm
1:30 pm -2:30 pm
1:30 pm -2:30 pm
1:30 pm -2:30 pm
1:30 pm -2:30 pm
1:30 pm -2:30 pm
3:15 pm-4:15 pm
3:15 pm-4:15 pm
3:15 pm-4:15 pm
3:15 pm-4:15 pm
3:15 pm-4:15 pm
TBD

Wednesday, April 8

Funding
Green Schools
USGBC
Track
Potpourri
Innovative
Technology
11:15 am-12:15 pm
*10:15 am-12:15 pm
11:15 am-12:15 pm
11:15 am-12:15 pm
11:15 am-12:15 pm
TBD
1:30 pm-2:30 pm
1:30 pm-2:30 pm
1:30 pm-2:30 pm
1:30 pm-2:30 pm
1:30 pm-2:30 pm
TBD
2:45 pm-3:45 pm
2:45 pm-3:45 pm
2:45 pm-3:45 pm
2:45 pm-3:45 pm
2:45 pm-3:45 pm
TBD

*This is a two-hour session. Please note the earlier start time.

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Pre-Summit Training
Monday, April 6

ZNE
Zero Energy Workshop: Advancing Policies & Practice
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

ZNE

 

California has set ambitious goals for buildings to achieve ZNE by 2020 and 2030. Join us to learn about these highly efficient buildings, get the tools you need to educate stakeholders, and gain strategies to integrate coming requirements into your policies and plans.

 


Join us for a full-day workshop on April 6 that will help prepare you to meet California’s goals for zero net energy buildings. Learn about these coming requirements, connect and share information with peers, hear case studies about innovative projects achieving zero net energy performance, and gain tools to help advance your ZNE policies, programs or projects.

Who should attend? Local and state government staff including planning, facilities and building staff, as well as architects, engineers, contractors, utilities and consultants to government. 
 
Program Details: This facilitated workshop will be highly interactive. The intention is to raise general awareness about concepts of zero net energy (ZNE) buildings and provide specific tools and strategies that the attendees can take back and apply. The workshop program will include the following:

• An introduction to California’s goals for zero net energy by 2030 and research data on national market trends;
• Case study presentations that demonstrate the feasibility of achieving zero-net energy performance goals in buildings, including lessons learned;
• Review and discussion of available tools that can be applied to planning, financing, design, operations, outreach and education about ZNE;
• Small working sessions with supporting training materials that can help with developing zero energy goals, targets and strategic planning to advancing ZNE policy and delivery goals for public building pilots and portfolios.
• Optional building tour of a zero energy designed facility

Workshop participants will be provided with a packet of training materials and handouts including ZNE fact sheets, and a workbook with ZNE planning worksheets and templates.

This event will be facilitated by New Buildings Institute with co-sponsorship by Green Technology, in partnership with the California Public Utilities Commission. Lunch is included. A networking reception in the Expo will follow the workshop.

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Clean Transportation Efficiencies Forum
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This forum will educate fleets about the strategies, technology options, and best practices associated with increased vehicle sustainability and efficiency. This includes petroleum reduction, alternative fuels, electrification options, and incentives for clean vehicles and infrastructure. Organized and presented by CALSTART, CarbonBLU, Clean Cites Sacramento and Clean Cities East Bay, this special event will include a fleet vehicle showcase and ride-and-drive!|

Forum objectives: Attendees will come away with a better understanding of the elements of fleet sustainability including the processes and tools that will allow them to intelligently deploy cleaner and more efficient fleet vehicles. They will get a hands-on opportunity to experience the latest advanced technology fleet vehicles, hear from experienced fleet managers about what was learned as they purchased and deployed a “cleaner and greener” fleet, and hear about the resources available to fleets.

Agenda

9:00am
Check in at Convention Center

9:30am – 10:00am
Bus from Convention Center to Meadowview

10:00am-12 noon

Fleet Vehicle Showcase and Ride-and-Drive (at Meadowview)
See the new medium- and heavy-duty advanced technology vehicle options for fleets. New hybrid, electric, natural gas, and fuel cell fleet vehicles will be available for ride-and-drive. Stay tuned as we confirm the appearance of some exciting new fleet vehicles.

Noon to 1:00pm
Box lunch

1:00pm – 1:30pm
Bus back to Convention Center

2:00pm – 3:30pm
Sustainable Fleet Deployment Best Practices
In this panel discussion CALSTART and their fleet partners will discuss the steps fleets should take to achieve greater sustainability levels. This includes performing a baseline inventory, evaluating technology and fuel options, developing a deployment plan, and understanding incentives.

CALSTART Program Manager Steven Sokolsky will present the steps to a more sustainable fleet and then lead an interactive panel discussion with several public and private fleet managers who have already undertaken the process and are eager to share the lessons learned.

3:30pm – 5:00pm
The Center for Alternative Fuels
CarbonBLU will be leading a discussion on the exciting new resources available to fleets in California thanks to a generous grant from the CEC. Attendees will find out how fleets and organizations can take advantage of pro-bono consulting services, project development, data analytics and advanced fleet planning tools.

A short presentation by CarbonBLU will be followed by explanation and discussion of the tools and services available through the center. Leading the discussion will be John Clements, the Electric Bus Evangelist, Kevin Nesbitt, PhD of CarbonBLU and Kevin Cochran of Greentraks.

5:00pm
Reception in the Expo

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Prop 39 Update
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Prop 39 created a historic opportunity for California schools to become more energy efficient, and to increase the funds available for core needs by saving on their energy bills. All projects using Prop 39 funds must be approved by the California Energy Commission. New guidelines have been published, along with new resources for preparing project proposals.

This daylong event will feature presentations from key stakeholders in Prop 39 implementation. Designed to offer an interactive format, it will give facility directors, school administrators, board members, and other school professionals - as well as private sector partners in efficiency projects - a rare opportunity to interact with experts from relevant agencies. It will also offer insight into sources of funding to expand the scope of Prop 39 projects, elements of successful programs and exciting pilot efforts to address the goal of Zero Net Energy in the context of Prop 39 efforts.

Come with your questions!

Speakers and Topics
(Check back for updates)

Keynote
Hear from the PUC commissioner behind California's Long-Term Energy Efficiency Strategic Plan, an internationally-respected expert who has been at the forefront of Prop 39
Speaker:
Dian Grueneich, Commissioner Emeritus, California Public Utilities Commission
and currently Senior Research Scholar, Stanford University

Project Development and Approval
Learn about recent changes to the guidelines for developing projects and preparing project proposals. Find out about the CEC's new online application system, and review of other new tools and changes.
Speaker:
Elizabeth Shirakh, Prop 39 Program Manager, Efficiency Division, California Energy Commission


DSA and Prop 39

What kinds of projects require approval from the Division of the State Architect? What is the process for obtaining approval, in the event that it does? In what cases do projects trigger requirements related to recent revisions to the state's accessibility codes?
Speaker:
Bob Chase, Deputy State Architect, State of California

California Conservation Corps Resources
The California Conservation Corps receives funding through Prop 39 to provide no-cost energy audits at school facilities. It can also provide guidance for curriculum efforts. What services are currently available? What has the CCC accomplished to date? Find out about the status of audit reports, and the technology breakthroughs that will speed this work.
Speaker:
Bill McNamara, Director, Energy Programs, California Conservation Corps


Utility Incentives and Programs
How can utility programs help you expand the scope of your Prop 39 projects, or attain the Savings Investment Ratio (SIR) required for project approval?
Speakers:
Jillian Rich, Expert Program Manager, Schools, Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Beena Morar, Project Manager, Demand Side Management Strategy and Planning, Southern California Edison
Jacobe Caditz, Project Manager, Sacramento Municipal Utility District

Robert Maderazo, Senior Account Executive, San Diego Gas and Electric Company

Prop 39 Zero Net Energy Pilot
Hear about the new, utility-funded pilot aimed at retrofitting school facilities to Zero Net Energy.
Adam Manke, Clean Energy Strategy Advisor, Southern California Gas Company
Jillian Rich, Expert Program Manager, Schools, Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Beena Morar, Project Manager, Demand Side Management Strategy and Planning, Southern California Edison

Case Studies
What are the elements of projects that will meet guidelines for approval and offer the best return on investment to schools and districts?  Hear from school districts that have organized a project team, and successfully submitted an energy expenditure plan to the CEC for approval.
Speakers:
Anna Ferrera, Executive Director, School Energy Coalition
Additional LEA panelists to be announced

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Cap & Trade Symposium:
Advancing Climate Action, Sustainability, and Community Well-Being

1:00 pm - 5:00pm

In his Inaugural Address for an unprecedented fourth term, Governor Jerry Brown laid out ambitious goals to reverse the march toward climate catastrophe. The state’s new Cap & Trade carbon auction program makes substantial investments to increase renewable energy, reduce petroleum use, make buildings more energy efficient, reduce carbon pollution, and manage natural and agricultural lands to store carbon.

This symposium will bring together leading thinkers to discuss how state agencies can partner with local governments to achieve these goals in communities throughout California. Attendees will have an opportunity to offer ideas on ways Cap & Trade can advance their economic, environmental and community well-being.

The symposium is organized and hosted by the Institute for Local Government. A networking reception in the Expo will follow the symposium.

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