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Zero Net Carbon Schools Webinar

Intended for K-12 & community college administrators, operations managers, school board members, and other influencers, this training goes in depth on zero net carbon (ZNC) school retrofit strategies, lessons learned of districts and technical experts, and resources in designing, constructing, retrofitting, and operating school facilities on the path to zero. Participants will walk away with an understanding of the overall process, technical design features, and practices from others who are making ZNC a reality in schools.

Silicon Valley Energy Watch (SVEW) and the City of San Jose created this short video to provide an overview of zero net carbon buildings and their benefits. Partner organizations including schools and school districts are welcome to use this video as they see fit with their stakeholders and students. For any partner interested in re-branding the last frame so their logo and url replace the City’s, please email Tina Gonterman. She will provide you access to a adjustable file to do so.

Please note that cities, including San Jose, are not the jurisdiction with authority over public school construction in San Jose. In California, that responsibility is with the Division of the State Architect. DSA regulates public school facilities for compliance with the applicable State codes, including Title 24, but not local reach codes. However, public school districts are free to voluntarily adopt reach code provisions (or not), and/or better align their school construction with their local conditions, and integrate them into their own District Owner’s Project Requirements or District Policy/Guidance documents. Private schools are subject to the reach code requirements in San Jose. We apologize if what we presented during the webinar was confusing or misleading.