U.S. EPA Healthy School Renovation Training in Los Angeles

U.S. EPA will be offering a free training on environmental health issues frequently encountered during school renovations and is intended for school facility managers, environmental health staff, administrators, and other school district professionals. Topics such as protecting indoor air quality, asbestos & lead paint regulations, energy efficiency, mold, PCBs, environmental risk assessment, and green school Read more about U.S. EPA Healthy School Renovation Training in Los Angeles[…]

More Expo News

Following up on a post from last week, here’s another quick look at some of the companies that will be in the Expo for the upcoming Green California Schools and Community Colleges Summit. Dynamic Water Technologies offers chemical-free water treatment systems that can remove scale and bio-contamination, resulting in a cleaner, more efficient system.  This translates Read more about More Expo News[…]

Schools Expo Offers Diverse Experiences

The annual Green California Schools and Community Colleges Summit, which comes to the Pasadena Convention Center November 28-29, is designed to provide resources to support sustainability programs in California schools. Education and training sessions, keynote presentations and an awards program all contribute to this goal, but for many attendees the Expo is the key attraction. Read more about Schools Expo Offers Diverse Experiences[…]

Online Training Series Debuts

Over the past decade, Green Technology has organized hundreds of educational and training events, with a focus on supporting the efforts of public and private sector professionals engaged in sustainability programs and projects. Along the way, it has developed relationships with a wide range of experts in subjects ranging from energy efficiency and renewable energy to Read more about Online Training Series Debuts[…]

Report: Three Years to Avert a Climate Tipping Point

In advance of this week’s G20 Summit in Germany, California Governor Jerry Brown joined a group of signatories that published a commentary in the journal Nature warning that “should emissions continue to rise beyond 2020, or even remain level, the temperature goals set in Paris become almost unattainable.” The collaborative Mission 2020 campaign also issued a report, 2020: The Climate Read more about Report: Three Years to Avert a Climate Tipping Point[…]

Study: Air Pollution Reducing Solar Energy Production

One more reason to move away from fossil fuels: A study just published in Environmental Science & Technology Letters suggests that air pollution has the potential to reduce solar output by as much as 17-25 percent in some regions. “Atmospheric particulate matter (PM) has the potential to diminish solar energy production by direct and indirect radiative forcing Read more about Study: Air Pollution Reducing Solar Energy Production[…]

Nation’s Largest Net Zero Plus™ Commercial Building Retrofit Opens in Los Angeles

The Net Zero Plus Electrical Training Institute includes demonstration center & living laboratory for emerging energy technologies  LOS ANGELES – June 6, 2016 – Today marked the opening of the nation’s largest net zero plus commercial building retrofit, the Net Zero Plus Electric Training Institute (NZP-ETI) located in Greater Los Angeles. The 144,000-square-foot demonstration center and living Read more about Nation’s Largest Net Zero Plus™ Commercial Building Retrofit Opens in Los Angeles[…]

CHPS Updates: Summit Sessions Open to All

The California-based Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) was founded in 1999 to address energy efficiency in schools. CHPS quickly expanded its efforts to encompass all aspects of school design, construction and operation. The CHPS Criteria were the first comprehensive guidelines available to California schools for use in planning and building high performance facilities. CHPS will be Read more about CHPS Updates: Summit Sessions Open to All[…]