“L.A. Unified has entered a new technological era in school facility programs. The companies that win the jobs are the ones that are familiar and stay current with new systems and technologies. We regularly go to conferences to find out about the latest technology and system innovations. Companies should be doing the same thing. It’s no accident that the companies that attend such events and stay current, are more successful in marketing their firms or products.”
– Christos Chrysiliou, Director of Architectural & Engineering Services, LAUSD Facilities Services Division
The prospects for creating healthy and efficient facilities throughout the Golden State have never been better. Hundreds of millions of dollars for energy projects through Prop 39, an improved state economy, tens of billions of dollars in local bonds for schools construction – these and other factors are creating new opportunities for improving California’s schools.
At the same time, state and local policies in California are mandating energy and water efficiency, clean transportation, recycling, green building, environmentally preferable purchasing and other conservation strategies.
The Green California Schools Summit is your best opportunity all year to reach decision makers from the largest public education system in the country.
California’s public education system is immense, encompassing more than six million students in about 9,900 schools.
A report from U.C. Berkeley’s Center for Cities and Schools estimated that the state needs to invest $117 billion in renovating existing school facilities over the coming decade. Districts throughout the state have passed bonds and undertaken other actions to make it possible to build and renovate facilities. Hundreds of millions of dollars in Prop 39 funds have been allocated for energy projects on campuses.
The California Community Colleges (CCC) form the largest post-secondary educational system in the world, serving over 2.9 million students annually – 77 percent of California’s undergraduate public college students. The system includes 112 colleges, 70 off-campus centers and 22 district offices and its assets include nearly 5,000 buildings.
More than 80 percent of higher education enrollment growth in the next decade is projected to occur in the community college system.
Hundreds of millions of dollars for energy projects through Prop 39, an improved state economy, tens of billions of dollars in local bonds for schools construction – these and other factors have brought new resources to California’s schools.
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From campus programs and curriculum to facilities that help students and parents experience sustainability in practice, schools have unequalled potential to lead the way to a green future.
One of the most popular – and unique – features of the events is the Buyer/Vendor Lounge. At no extra charge, Summit exhibitors are eligible to participate in the Lounge, which allows them to schedule meetings with buyers who have expressed an interest in their product category.
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