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January 22, 2020

Pre-Forum Green School Sessions

12:00 pm–4:00 pm
Scottish Rite Masonic Center | Sacramento, California

Join us the day before the 2020 Sustainable Facilities Forum for a half-day event focused on sustainability approaches to school fleet and facility programs.

The event will begin with an EV School Fleet luncheon, followed by breakout sessions in the afternoon.

EV School Fleet Luncheon

The challenges and opportunities surrounding fleet electrification will be discussed at a luncheon on May 13, the day before the forum. Presentations will include:

  • An overview of the state’s goals
  • Presentations from state agencies and utilities with funding and incentive programs
  • Case histories
  • Examples of current, and emerging, vehicle and charging options

Local governments and schools share the state-level goal of reducing vehicle emissions, and representatives from these sectors will also be invited to the luncheon. The resources available for these efforts are considerable, and constantly evolving. Viable options for replacing medium and heavy-duty vehicles have only recently become available. Charging equipment, software to manage charging operations and vehicle-to-grid solutions are all being explored. Funding to support vehicle purchases and charging infrastructure is available from state and utility programs.

Afternoon Education Sessions

The afternoon program will include two breakout sessions addressing essential green schools topics.

Speakers will include Timonthy Baird, Ed.D., recently retired as the Superintendent of the Encinitas Union School district. Recently, he founded the Green Schools Network. He was part of the team that helped develop California’s Blueprint for Environmental Literacy, and continues to be involved in its implementation of the state’s Environmental Principles and Concepts through the California Environmental Literacy Initiative.

Click here for a Green Technology interview with Dr. Baird.