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ZNE Technical Training for School & Building Industry Professionals

This day-long technical workshop will present real-world examples of technology applications and design practices that have resulted in superior energy use through whole-building retrofits in schools to achieve zero net energy (ZNE) performance. Attendees will also learn about the operational practices necessary to retain low-energy benefits including substantial savings on monthly energy expenses. The interactive program will share details on the potential for Prop 39 funds to help finance ZNE school retrofits and build knowledge on the strategies for communication, planning, design and financing projects. The event will be held as a pre-summit workshop to the Green California Schools and Community Colleges Summit.


Pasadena Convention Center:
300 East Green Street Pasadena, CA 91101 United States + Google Map

color ZNE _schools-logo_orangeA ZNE building generates as much energy as it consumes annually. With energy bills at California’s schools totaling more than $700 million a year, innovative energy solutions for schools like ZNE buildings are being proposed as a way to save energy and put money back into classrooms. This no-cost interactive workshop is being offered to explain how California’s K-12 schools and community colleges can achieve ZNE through whole-building retrofits. These workshops are part of an investor-owned utility (IOU) pilot program aimed at leveraging Proposition 39 dollars to test how some of the state’s existing K-12 and community college buildings can be transformed into ZNE facilities.  See the workshop agenda. Space is limited and registration is required. Please reserve your spot today. 

California Zero Net Energy Schools Awards and Recognition
Also, join us to hear the winners announced at the Leadership Awards reception the next day, November 2, during the 2016 Green California Schools and Community Colleges Summit. These awards will honor early innovation and leadership in this market. The state’s investor-owned utilities (IOUs), the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and other agencies are launching a ZNE awards and recognition program to showcase the people, buildings and policies that are driving this new standard for school environments. New Buildings Institute (NBI) is administering the program on behalf of the IOUs, under the Proposition 39 ZNE School Retrofit Pilot Program, and the CPUC. Learn more about these awards.

The Green California Schools and Community Colleges Summit is the first – and the largest – statewide green school event. Celebrating it 10th anniversary this year, the event provides a unique opportunity for leaders from the nation’s largest public education system to discover new ways to create healthy, efficient learning environments. Learn more at: http://www.green-technology.org/gcschools16/index.html

Who should attend: School administrators, operations managers, business officers, construction managers, community stakeholders, building designers, operations staff and others interested in ZNE are welcome to attend. Workshop registrants can also attend the Green California Schools and Community Colleges Summit, however a separate registration is required.

© 2016 Pacific Gas & Electric Company, San Diego Gas & Electric Company, Southern California Edison and Southern California Gas Company. All Rights Reserved.

This program is funded by California utility customers and administered by California’s investor-owned utilities under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission.

Space is limited and offered on a space-available basis. Pacific Gas and Electric Company, San Diego Gas & Electric Company, Southern California Gas Company and Southern California Edison (collectively, the “sponsors”) reserve the right to cancel one or more workshops. In the event of such cancellation, the sponsors have no responsibility for non-refundable or other costs incurred by registrants in anticipation of the workshop. The sponsors are not responsible for the views, interpretations or recommendations presented in the workshops, which reflect the positions of the presenters. The sponsors neither endorse any particular manufacturer discussed at the workshops nor endorse any particular goods of such manufacturer. The selection, purchase and ownership of goods and services are the sole responsibility of customer. The sponsors make no warranty, whether express or implied, including the warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, of goods and services selected by customer. Customers who choose to participate at these events are not obligated to purchase any goods or services offered by presenters or any other third party.