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December 20, 2018

Best Practices, Case Histories, Technology Innovation

A Zero Net Energy school workshop at the summit. (Photo by David McNew)

Education sessions at the Summit are designed to help those involved in sustainability and environmental education programs in California schools discover strategies and resources that can help them achieve their goals.

Continuing Education Credits
All Pre-Summit and Concurrent sessions offer continuing education credits from Build it Green and Renewal Points from the Construction Management Association of America. AIA Credits (1 credit per hour) and ICC credits (.1 credit per hour) are available where noted. Additional approvals are pending.

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For session descriptions, click here.


11:15 am-12:15 pm


Technology Showcase: Climate Change Opportunities in HVAC and the Future of Heat Pumps

Renewable Energy Foundations – Making Solar and Storage a Reality at Your District

Scaling Up Environmental Literacy for All Students: How Backbone Agencies are Driving Systemic Change

Land, Water and Pollinators: Making Landscape Sustainability Engaging and Relevant for a Diverse 21st Century Student Body | AIA (HSW), ICC

Give Us a Building We Can Operate, Please | AIA, ICC

Connecting Curriculum to the Environment


12:15 pm-1:15 pm


Rethink Water Heating | AIA


1:30 pm-2:30 pm


Technology Showcase: No Gas Left Behind | AIA

Surplus Food Reduction, Recovery and Recycling: how to Optimize Campus Food Purchasing and Consumption

Partnerships for Global Goals

Sustainable Facilities and Environmental Literacy- Finding the Connections Between What We Do and What We Teach

Net Zero Water Buildings and Water Teaching Curriculum | AIA, ICC


1:30 pm-3:00 pm


CCUSD Integrated Energy Master Plan + Gaming for a Resilient Future: Net-Zero Energy | AIA, ICC


3:15 pm-4:15 pm


Technology Showcase: Green Bathroom of the Future | AIA, ICC

ECAA-Ed Competitive Loan Program | AIA

Getting to Zero in Schools Over Time | AIA (HSW), ICC

Farm Lab: One district’s story of innovation from the school site level to a multi-use, 10-acre farm and education space

Success Formula for the Development of District-Wide Sustainability Plan

For session descriptions, click here.


11:15 am-12:15 pm


Technology Showcase: Achieving Building & Transportation Sustainability Targets with Propane

Quality vs. Quantity: SFUSD’s Zero Waste Strategy | AIA (HSW), ICC

Transit Case Studies in Building EV Infrastructure

Green Financing Solutions | AIA

Heritage Citrus Grove and Gardens, Sustainable School Gardening


12:15 pm-1:15 pm


Bond, School Bonds: Leveraging Bond Funding to Achieve Your District’s Energy Goals


1:30 pm-2:30 pm


Policy & Community: Increasing the Role Schools Play in their Town’s/City’s Emissions Reductions Targets

Best Practices: How a Local Governmental Agency Can Support 4Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rot-Compost) Education and Resource Recover in K-12 CA Schools 

Implementing a Green Curriculum: Strategies and Success Stories

Advance Sustainability Programs with Campus Leaders and Emerging Professionals

Preparing K-12 Schools and Community Colleges for Zero Net Energy (ZNE)


1:30 pm-3:30 pm


Future Proofing Educational Facilities | AIA


2:45 pm-3:45 pm


Building the Future and the Challenges

School Energy Conservation Management


A teacher session at the summit. (Photo by David McNew)