Marybel Batjer
Government Operations Agency
State of California

Matt Rodriquez
Environmental Protection Agency
State of California

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Policy, Practice, Technology

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.

Concurrent Sessions
April 26-27

The program for the 2017 Summit will include sessions and tracks focused on best practices in key subject areas. Note: Session contents dates and times are subject to change. Click on links for session details.

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 (1 credit per hour) and ICC credits (.1 credit per hour) are available for sessions noted below. Additional approvals are pending.

April 26

Transportation &
Funding Code
11:15 am-12:15 pm 11:15 am-12:15 pm 11:15 am-12:15 pm

Supporting Electric Vehicles


Green Financing Solutions – Funding for your projects through IBank’s California Lending for Energy and Environmental Needs (CLEEN) Center and other programs


CALGreen: What's New, What's Coming?

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

The Pathway to Zero Emissions for Medium and Heavy Duty Vehicles

California Climate Investments: Cap-and-Trade Dollars at Work


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

Sustainable Smart
Green Cities

Low Impact Development (LID) with Tire Derived Aggregate (TDA)


Tiny Houses: From Permits to Code Requirements, What Builders Need to Know

Potpourri Energy Technology Showcase
11:15 am-12:15 pm 11:15 am-12:15 pm 11:15 am-12:15 pm

The Proven Solutions and Plan to Create a Successful and Economically Thriving Recycling Program in Your Buildings, Your Community and in the U.S.


The Road To Zero:
State Zero Net Energy Buildings


Flicker-Free LED Lighting: The Best Way to Cut Costs, Optimize Spending, and Create a Healthier Environment


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

Organic Waste Recycling


What UC Irvine Has Learned Since It Began Taking Energy Efficiency Seriously


The Next Evolution
of Power
3:15 pm-4:15pm 3:15 pm-4:15pm 3:15 pm-4:15pm

Addressing Drought Related Issues in California


ZNE, Circadian Lighting and Other Innovations at SMUD


Sustainable Fuel Management



April 27

Water Potpourri Green Schools
8:30 am-9:30 am 8:30 am-9:30 am 8:30 am-9:30 am

The Future of Designing with Water: The Water Reuse Practice Guide


NASA Technology Transfer: Greening the Golden State

How to Help the Next Generation Recycle
Right While Saving Your School District Money

9:45 am-10:45 am 9:45 am-10:45 am 9:45 am-10:45 am

Surpassing Recycled Water Program Objectives

Accelerating California’s Grid Transformation and True Energy Sustainability


From Zero Net Energy
to Climate Neutrality

11:00 am-12:00 pm 11:00 am-12:00 pm 11:00 am-12:00 pm

Municipal Storm Water Regulations and Upcoming Changes for Schools


Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles: The Other ZEV Option


Crowd-Sourcing Energy Efficiency through Thermal Feedback


Local Government Workforce
8:30 am-9:30 am 8:30 am-9:30 am

Palo Alto’s Sustainability and Climate Action Vision and Plan

CCC Maker Project and the Green Economy

9:45 am-10:45 am 9:45 am-10:45 am

Zero Net Energy at County of San Diego Facilities – Transforming the Facility Inventory


Driving California’s
Green Job Growth


11:00 am-12:00 pm 11:00 am-12:00 pm

Climate Friendly Purchasing Strategies and Tools


Zero Net Energy -
The Workforce

Pre-Summit Training
April 25

Pre-Summit sessions offer in-depth training on essential topics.

California Building Codes:
An Evolving Roadmap to Sustainability
10:00 am – 5:00 pm

California’s commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, energy efficiency, water conservation and sustainable buildings are reflected in a variety of the state’s building code requirements. The 2016 updates to these codes went into effect in January. Inevitably, questions arise as implementation begins in earnest. This daylong session will offer a comprehensive view of current sustainability-related requirements in code, from changes to CALGreen and building efficiency measures to the latest standards for water conservation and re-use, and an introduction to accessory dwelling units and factory-built housing as a faster building method, as well as the new accessibility regulations for electric vehicle charging stations, and a 2016 Energy Standards Overview.

Code experts from the relevant state agencies will highlight key issues, address implementation strategies and answer questions concerning the 2016 Code. The session will also include a look at the current 2016 Intervening Code Adoption Cycle, which will produce a Supplement to the 2016 code in January 2018 that will go into effect in July 2018. Find out what might be coming and learn more about the code development process.

A vital and comprehensive session for building and design professionals!

This session offers 6 AIA HSW CEUs

California Building Standards Commission
Mia Marvelli, Executive Director
Michael Nearman, Deputy Executive Director
Enrique Rodriguez, Associate Construction Analyst
Kevin Day, Staff Services Manager 1 Specialist

Department of Housing and Community Development
Stoyan Bumbalov, District Representative II, State Housing Law Program
Tom Martin, District Representative II, State Housing Law Program
Emily Withers, Codes and Standards Administrator II, State Housing Law Program
John Westfall, District Representative II, Factory-Built Housing Program
Paul McDougall, Housing & Community Development Manager I, Housing Policy Development

Division of the State Architect
Ida Clair, Principal Architect

California Energy Commission
Christopher Olvera, Supervisor, Outreach and Education Unit

Prop 39 Update:
New Approaches and Funding for Public School Energy Efficiency Projects
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

This session will provide new information on Proposition 39 project guidelines, state budget funding, and best practices for LEA project implementation. Our panelists will share their insights and experience in launching successful innovative projects as well as HVAC, lighting, and beyond. Learn more about improving your school district’s energy efficiency with state dollars that are available to every public school district and community college in California before funding ends in 2018. Financing mechanisms to best leverage Proposition 39 dollars will also be discussed, including potential statewide school bond funding through Proposition 51, and other ways to make program funds go further. Finally, you will learn more about what to expect with regard to potential project audits and accountability and what is in the works for an extension of this vital school facility program.


1:00 p.m.
Welcome and Introductions
Anna Ferrera, Executive Director, School Energy Coalition

1:30 p.m.
Moving Toward ZNE – 7x7x7 Follow-up
Chester Widom, State Architect , DSA

2:15 p.m.
Proposition 39 Program Update
Liz Shirakh, Prop 39 Program/Efficiency Division
California Energy Commission

3:00 p.m.

3:15 p.m.
Proposition 39 Case Studies and New Approaches
Adam Todd, Director, Energy and Sustainability, Cumming
Amy Chan, Analytics Manager, San Francisco USD
Nate Kinsey, Energy Manager, San Francisco USD
Nik Kaestner, Sustainability Director, San Francisco USD
Chikezie Nzewi, Director of Energy Engineering, EMCOR Mesa
Kosh Samuel, Vice President of Business Development, PacificWest Energy Solutions

4:00 p.m.
State School Bond Update and Prop 39 Project Financing
Tom Duffy, Coalition for Adequate School Housing
Kosh Samuel, Vice President of Business Development PacificWest Energy Solutions

4:45 p.m.
Wrap Up and Q&A
Anna Ferrera

5:00 p.m.

Where the Rubber Meets the Road:
How to Actually Implement Best Practices and What They Are

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Join this roundtable, interactive discussion facilitated by the 100 Best Fleet Manager winners from California. The session will cover such topics as:

This is a one-time-only meeting you can’t afford to miss!

Tom C. Johnson, 100 Best Fleets

Phillip Kobernick, Sustainability Project Manager, County of Alameda, General Services Agency
Rich Hatfield, Lightning Motorcycles
Bob Garzee, Green Fleets Group, Team Leader
Illysha Peete, Executive Director, Breathe California, Disruptive Innovation Manager, Health Trust of Silicon Valley
Warren Williams, Marketing Manager, Cyber Switching
Rich Moore, CEO, Freedom Solar
Mark Roast, CEO, Seawave Battery
Dan Howley, CEO, ROI, Inc.
Rick Longobart, Principal, Longobart Ross