On October 4 & 5, the Colorado chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council is holding an event known as the Green Schools Summit. The two day event will feature a workshop and conference.
On October 4, between 12:00 PM – 4:30 PM, there will be a half-day preconference workshop titled Green Your District, Your Schools, and Your Teaching.
This workshop will capitalize on the experiences of three local experts. Interactive activities will keep participants engaged and provide opportunities for networking with other professionals. This workshop endeavors to help provide the resources needed to improve existing sustainability initiatives or to build a program from the ground up.
Brian Dunbar, Director, Institute for the Built Environment, Colorado State University will present the first segment about how to develop an SMS, SDG, and partner-enhanced integrated sustainable design.
Bill Franzen, SAGE 2 Associates, LLC is responsible for the second segment, he will focus on the process, importance, and benefits of green school design and operations.
Farah McDill, Green School Specialist will conduct the final segment. She will focus on the end-users, the teachers and students, and how they can best understand the built environment of educational facilities, through building-focused sustainability clubs and behavior change.
On October 4, between 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM there will be an evening networking reception that is open to the public (cash bar).
On October 5, between 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM there will be a full day educational conference providing professional development and continuing education credits. The conference is called the 2010 Green Schools Summit: Graduate to Green
The conference offers three tracks: Design (for architects, engineers, contractors and those involved in construction), Maintenance (for district personnel including facilities, administrators, energy managers) and Curriculum (for teachers, parents, students and eco-advocates). View Session Descriptions
There will also be updates from U.S. Green Building Council’s national green schools movement, Governor’s Energy Office, and the Colorado Department of Education.
Companies that work with schools are being asked to sponsor a school district to help them attend the Green Schools Summit.
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