CASH and SEC Presenting at the Green California Schools & Community Colleges Summit and Exposition

October 11, 2016

Since its inception, CASH has partnered with the Green California Schools & Community Colleges Summit and Exposition to help provide workshops on pertinent green school facility funding issues. This year, we are pleased to announce our partnership with the School Energy Coalition (SEC) to provide two excellent workshops with panels of green school facility experts.

Toward ZNE for Schools: Roadmap with Prop 51 Bond Funding 

Wednesday, November 2, 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

California has adopted a number of policies to reduce energy use in the interest of lowering greenhouse gases from the building sector including the California Public Utilities Commission’s (CPUC) Long-Term Energy Efficiency Strategic Plan which calls for all new residential construction and all new commercial construction in California to be zero-net energy (ZNE) by 2020 and 2030, respectively.

For schools, it takes leadership and resources to move in this direction.  Proposition 39 has given us a glimpse of what can be achieved through energy efficiency and renewable projects and planning.  Many school districts are willing but navigating state rules to attain ZNE status may be a challenge. In this workshop you will hear experts discuss how ZNE for K-12 schools may be more attainable as goals for public schools than ever before, with Prop 39 funding and Statewide School Bond funding on the horizon – yet obstacles remain.

Earlier this year, a focus group of 20 energy professionals representing state agencies, utilities, federal and private sectors, recommended a definition of ZNE, which was accepted by the governor’s office for use by state agencies in achieving and reporting on ZNE status for new and existing state buildings:

ZNE Source – Produces as much energy as it consumes over the course of a year, when accounted for at the energy generation source.

In this workshop you will hear experts discuss how ZNE for K-12 schools is more attainable than ever before, with Prop 39 funding and Statewide School Bond funding on the horizon – yet some obstacles remain.  If these goals are to be achieved in any meaningful way, we need to balance state rules with state renewable and climate change priorities, with consideration of valuable resources.

Panelists

  • Tom Duffy, Coalition for Adequate School Housing (CASH)
  • Jenny Hannah, CASH Chair and Kern County Superintendent of Schools
  • Aaron Jobson, Partner, Quattrocchi Kwok Architects (QKA)
  • Rick Brown, Terra Verde Renewable Partners
  • Dale McCurry, Energy Manager, Santa Ana Unified

 

Proposition 39: CEC Deadline Changes and New Energy Plan Formulas Mean it’s “GO TIME”

Wednesday, November 2, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The CEC has issued a new FINAL deadline for submitting Proposition 39 energy expenditure plans:  August 1, 2017!!  Are you still waiting to apply for Proposition 39 funding?  Think it’s not enough money to make it worth your while?  Don’t know where to begin with surveys or analysis?

This workshop is for you.  Hear how school districts are making Proposition 39 work and ideas for local education agencies (LEAs) banding together to achieve approvals, leveraging funding and laying the groundwork for more energy savings through master planning.

Hear from school districts and consultant experts who will share their successful experiences in planning for and executing projects with Proposition 39 Clean Energy Jobs Act funding.

Panelists

  • Anna Ferrera, Executive Director, School Energy Coalition
  • Dale McCurry, Energy Manager, Santa Ana Unified
  • Rick Brown, Terra Verde Renewable Partners
  • Matt Spence, IESKyle Fransden, Balfour Beatty
  • Kyle Fransden, Balfour Beatty

For more information, please visit http://www.green-technology.org/gcschools16, or contact Andrew Campbell at the CASH Office, (916) 448-8577.

~ CASH Staff