This webinar will share the findings of a recent study, commissioned by the California Public Utilities Commission and conducted by NBI, that identifies opportunities for K-14 schools to achieve a zero net energy (ZNE) performance. NBI investigated decision-making patterns and funding practices surrounding existing California public school and community college buildings. The research also includes a technical analysis that uncovers what types of upgrades and conditions may have the greatest impact on moving towards ZNE in the school sector.
Part I of this two-part webinar covers the necessary steps for complying with local benchmarking ordinances such as those in New York City and Boston. This is also the first step in assessing the performance of the building in order to tailor retrofit projects for maximum effectiveness.
Part II of this two-part webinar covers how to build on the basic benchmarking covered in Part I. It will identify the strategies and tools that can be used to take basic benchmarking information and build on it so that it can be used as the basis for a strategic approach to improving the performance of the building that can achieve maximum effectiveness.
This three-hour session focuses on the business of creating ZNE school retrofit projects within California’s K-12 and community college campuses. This interactive workshop will highlight the experiences of districts participating in the Proposition 39 ZNE Schools Pilot program including planning, engaging stakeholders, assessment of costs and savings and options to secure financing. Decision makers and operators of these Prop 39 Pilot projects will provide real life examples and case studies to assist in replicating similar projects in your own district. Attendees will be given the tools and strategies to help build consensus among community members and engage all the necessary audiences.