Schools Advisory Board
Co-Chairs

Tom Torlakson
California Superintendent
of Public Education

Chet Widom
California State Architect

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Concurrent Education Sessions

Concurrent education sessions at the Summit are intended to provide information, strategies, best practices and perspective that can contribute to the success of sustainability programs in schools.

Note: Sessions and times below are subject to change.

Wednesday, November 6

 
Track 1
Track 2
Track 3
Track 4
USBGC Track
10:45 am-
12:00 pm
Legislation & Education: The Push Toward Green Energy Today and Tomorrow
Division of the State Architect: Prop 39
High Performance Schools and Student Performance
Measuring Your Greenness - Through Metrics and Student Engagement
1:15 pm-
2:30 pm
Green Ribbon Schools
Keep California Beautiful: Innovative Waste Management
Oakland USD Community Teams Together to Wear Green Gloves
Green Apple Day of Service
3:00 pm -
4:00 pm
Geothermal Heat Pumps in Energy Efficiency Programs
CA-CHPS: Redefining, Health, High Performance Learning Enviornments
Innovative Models for Sustainable
School
Development
Finding & Following the Money

 

 
Track 5
10:45 am-
12:00 pm
Build Your Common Core Teaching Strategies with the EEI Curriculum
1:15 pm-
2:30 pm
Smooth Your Transition to NGSS with EEI's Outstanding California-Specific Curriculum
3:00 pm -
4:00 pm
Youth Corps: Empowering Students to Make Change

Check back for a complete listing of November 6 session descriptions and speakers.


Thursday, November 7

 
Track 1
Track 2
Track 3
Track 4
USGBC Track
9:00 am -
10:15 am
TBD
Going Solar: The Roadmap to Success in the "Photovoltaic Jungle"
Brave New Voices: Breaking Through the Challenge of Climate Change with Youth Leadership
Green Schools for Life: Operations and Maintenance
10:45 am-
12:00 pm
TBD
Reducing Demand Charges with Intelligent Storage
Making Solar Sense for the Budget, Students and the Enviornment
Implementing a Green Curriculum: Strategies and Success Stories

 Check back for a complete listing of November 7 session descriptions and speakers.



Pre-Summit Workshop
Prop 39: Preparing for Success

On November 5, the day before the Summit begins, we’re offering a special workshop, “Prop 39: Preparing for Success.” This daylong seminar will give you information and resources that will help you make sure your district does not miss out on the opportunities that Prop 39 will provide. Topics covered will include the proposal process, a review of the "best practices" that will be expected to be reflected in project proposals, sources of technical support for planning your projects, incentive programs and other financial resources that can help you leverage your Prop 39 funds and expand your efficiency efforts. Come with your questions!

Registration for this event makes you eligible for significant savings on Summit registration.

To get started, click here.

For more details regarding this event, click here.


Special Event: CALGreen 2013
and Access 2013 Seminars at the Summit

On Thursday, November 7, Green Technology will present its popular CALGreen 2013 and Accessibility 2013 seminars in conjunction with the Summit. Register for a full-day pass on that day and you can attend both seminars, along with lunch in the Expo and a chance to see innovative green products and services over your lunch break. This special event is open to all public and private sector building professionals, whether they speicalize in schools or not.

CALGreen 2013
Thursday, November 7
9:00 am - 12:00 pm


July brought publication of the latest changes to CALGreen, California's green building code that will become mandatory in January. This seminar will focus on coming changes to CALGreen that will impact both residential and nonresidential occupancies. It will offer a comprehensive review of CALGreen, including residential and nonresidential building alterations and additions, along with new voluntary measures such as those for electric vehicle charging stations. Participants will also learn about the portions of the code that have been relocated within CALGreen as well as portions of that been updated and moved to the 2013 California Energy Code (Part 6).

Participants will: gain an understanding of the development and key objectives of California’s mandatory green building code; view summary information regarding new requirements and updates that will become mandatory in January, 2014; understand how jurisdictions view the requirements of the code and project compliance and learn about best practices for documenting code compliance.

Presenter: Marc Cohen, AIA, LEED AP BD+C/ID+C. Click here for bio.

Access 2013
Thursday, November 7
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


This session will focus on coming changes in the California building code that bring state accessibility requirements into alignment with requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Find out about the process through which changes were developed in the code and where key sections relevant to changes are located. Get briefed on key issues relating to code compliance, including the definition of the term “alteration” as it applies to building accessibility and Path of Travel requirements and regulations related to alterations, including exceptions.

These changes will become mandatory in January 2014 - get an advance look at what's coming!

Participants will: gain an understanding of the 2013 California Access Code development and adoption process; learn about significant issues that drove the decision making process; Discuss pertinent issues regarding applicability to alterations and discover significant differences between the 2013 and past California Access Code.

Presenter: Marc Cohen, AIA, LEED AP BD+C/ID+C. Click here for bio.

To register for these sessions, click here.


 
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