Marybel Batjer
Government Operations Agency
State of California

Matt Rodriquez
Environmental Protection Agency
State of California

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Vital Training

The Summit education program is created with guidance and input from the Summit Advisory Board and other stakeholders from state and local government and the education sector.

Education sessions are designed to support attainment of the sustainability goals set by California's public and private sector leaders. Experts involved in designing and administering successful programs will highlight strategies and technologies that are achieving results.

The program for the 2016 Summit will include sessions and tracks focused on best practices in the following subject areas:

Pre-Summit Training
April 20

10:00 am - 5:15 pm
2016 Code Updates

The California Building Standards Code, Title 24, California Code of Regulations is updated in its entirety every three years.  The 2015 Triennial Code Adoption Cycle produced the 2016 Code, which will be published on or before July 1, 2016, with an effective date of January 1, 2017. 

During this session stakeholders will hear about the code development processes, California’s ongoing environmental benchmarks that impact building codes, and the 2016 California Energy Code, Part 6; CALGreen 2016 (California Green Building Standards Code), Part 11 of Title 24, and the latest concerning the International Green Construction Code.

The California Building Standards Commission, Department of Housing and Community Development, California Energy Commission, and the International Code Council with the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers will present an informative day of code updates and important news.

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This session offers five AIA CEUs and .5 ICC CEUs

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
How to become a California Multiple Award Schedules (CMAS) Contractor
The California Multiple Award Schedules (CMAS) offers a wide variety of commodities, non-IT services and information technology products and services at prices which have been assessed to be fair, reasonable and competitive. Suppliers may apply for a CMAS contract at anytime - no bids are required. Attend this session to learn more about CMAS and how you can use it to make your product or service available to state and local government.

Open to all attendees and exhibitors at no cost. Space is limited. RSVP to Nancy Miller at 626.577.5700.

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Zero Net Energy and the School Community for Administrators and Stakeholders

This no-cost workshop invites stakeholders and decision makers from school communities to learn about the benefits and value of ZNE k-12 schools and community colleges, the costs and savings associated with these projects and how to access Prop 39 funds to help upgrade a property’s energy performance through whole building energy retrofits. This session is designed to build knowledge about strategies that will lead to successful ZNE project financing, planning, design, construction and operations. Through an interactive program critical school leadership and advocates will also delve into strategies for communications. This three-hour workshop is designed for business officers, school administrators and other school facility stakeholders. This session is offered at no cost to all registered Summit attendees.

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This session offers two AIA CEUs.

Concurrent Sessions
April 21-22
Note: Topics and dates are subject to change.

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Continuing Education Credits
All Pre-Summit and Concurrent sessions offer continuing education credits from Build it Green and Renewal Points from the Construction Management Association of America. AIA Credits are available for sessions noted below (1 credit per session). AIA approval is pending for additional sessions. Green Technology is an ICC Preferred Provider. Sessions noted provide .1 ICC credits.

April 21

Local Government Energy & Code Clean Cities Track
11:15-12:15 11:15-12:15 11:15-12:15
Community Choice

Innovations in Lighting/Utility EE Programs


Renewable Fuels:
It's not just electricity that's green!

1:30-2:30 1:30-2:30 1:30-2:30
Silicon Valley Advanced Water Purification Center:
A Sustainable Water Source

CALGreen 2016: Triennial Update


Save time, save fuel, save money!

3:15-4:15 3:15-4:15 3:15-4:15

Climate Action Plan Implementation: Lessons from a Behavior Change Case Story


Building Commissioning:
The California Codes


Zero-Emission Vehicles:
Say goodby to range anxiety!

Purchasing USGBC Track


11:15-12:15 11:15-12:15 11:15-12:15
California’s Online Marketplace - Buying through State Contracts

Water, Whiskey & Sustaining California


The Tubular LED Retrofit Revolution: Fewer Watts, Longer Life and Better Light
1:30-2:30 1:30-2:30 1:30-2:30
Building a green procurement program The Last Mile: Getting Good Policy Done Transforming Your IT Infrastructure:
Green and Pure
3:15-4:15 3:15-4:15 3:15-4:15

California’s Economic Sustainability

GS $Mart – financing state and local government green projects

Green Codes and California’s Future



April 22

Green Schools Water Potpourri
11:15-12:15 11:15-12:15 11:15-12:15

Prop 39 Program Updates


Collection for Indoor Use in California


ZEV School Buses: They're Here and Possibly Free


1:30-2:30 1:30-2:30 1:30-2:30

Navigating the Proposition 39 Program -
Tales and Tools


Smart Green
Energy & Water


Building EV Charging Infrastructure:
Lessons Learned and Funding Incentives


2:45-3:45 2:45-3:45 2:45-3:45

Improving Prop. 39 Savings on Investment Ratio (SIR) and preparing for ZNE


The Drought-Defying California Garden

California’s Path Toward Zero


Funding Energy
11:15-12:15 11:15-12:15
Show Me the Money! Financing your projects with the California Lending for Energy and Environmental Needs (CLEEN) Center

Let it Shine:
The 6,000-year
of Solar Power


1:30-2:30 1:30-2:30
Energy Upgrade Californian Community Ambassadors Demystifying Energy Compliance
2:45-3:45 2:45-3:45

Measurement & Verification: Prop 39