Online Training Series Debuts

Over the past decade, Green Technology has organized hundreds of educational and training events, with a focus on supporting the efforts of public and private sector professionals engaged in sustainability programs and projects. Along the way, it has developed relationships with a wide range of experts in subjects ranging from energy efficiency and renewable energy to Read more about Online Training Series Debuts[…]

Nation’s Largest Net Zero Plus™ Commercial Building Retrofit Opens in Los Angeles

The Net Zero Plus Electrical Training Institute includes demonstration center & living laboratory for emerging energy technologies  LOS ANGELES – June 6, 2016 – Today marked the opening of the nation’s largest net zero plus commercial building retrofit, the Net Zero Plus Electric Training Institute (NZP-ETI) located in Greater Los Angeles. The 144,000-square-foot demonstration center and living Read more about Nation’s Largest Net Zero Plus™ Commercial Building Retrofit Opens in Los Angeles[…]

CHPS Updates: Summit Sessions Open to All

The California-based Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) was founded in 1999 to address energy efficiency in schools. CHPS quickly expanded its efforts to encompass all aspects of school design, construction and operation. The CHPS Criteria were the first comprehensive guidelines available to California schools for use in planning and building high performance facilities. CHPS will be Read more about CHPS Updates: Summit Sessions Open to All[…]

Low-Water Landscapes for Schools – Beyond Gravel

While there’s no question that gravel has a place in water-efficient landscape design, over-reliance on this material can produce results that fall short of what school officials, parents, community members and students expect from school grounds. Other low-water options exist that can provide habitat, ecosystem services, beauty, learning opportunities and even food. At the 2015 Green California Schools and Read more about Low-Water Landscapes for Schools – Beyond Gravel[…]

ZNE School Retrofits: Interview and Training

The next stage in the evolution of energy efficiency is the “Zero Net Energy” building – one that, on an annual basis, produces as much energy as it consumes. ZNE projects will play a big part in California’s efforts to improve the efficiency of existing buildings by 50 percent by 2030. A Pre-Summit training at the Read more about ZNE School Retrofits: Interview and Training[…]

Retired Admirals and Generals:Climate Change Will Catalyze Instability and Conflict

A new report from a group of 16 retired Generals and Admirals from the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps reflects concerns about the accelerating impacts of climate change on national security. “The potential security ramifications of global climate change should be serving as catalysts for cooperation and change,” the authors say. “Instead, climate Read more about Retired Admirals and Generals:Climate Change Will Catalyze Instability and Conflict[…]

Tom Steyer to Keynote 2013 Schools Summit

Green Technology is excited to announce that Tom Steyer will be the keynote speaker for the November 6 opening session of the 2013 Green California Schools Summit. In 2012, Steyer served as chairman for Yes on Proposition 39, setting the stage for an unprecedented influx of funds for energy efficiency projects at public schools in Read more about Tom Steyer to Keynote 2013 Schools Summit[…]

Smaller LEAs Can Claim Two Years of Prop 39 Funding for First EE Projects: Aug 1 Deadline

The California Energy Commission (CEC) has announced that Local Education Agencies (LEAs) with average daily attendance of 1,000 or less can submit an application for two years of funding for their first Prop 39-supported efficiency projects. The deadline for the application is August 1. The intention is to make it possible for smaller LEAs to Read more about Smaller LEAs Can Claim Two Years of Prop 39 Funding for First EE Projects: Aug 1 Deadline[…]