Join us in Sacramento for a special one-day event to highlight the public building sector’s current challenges, opportunities, best practices and technology needs.
State Buildings: Leading by Example
California’s state government building portfolio includes more than 1,500 facilities comprising more than 110 million square feet. In 2012, Governor Jerry Brown issued a sweeping executive order regarding the greening of state buildings, the latest step in a continuing process that had begun with an executive order issued by his predecessor, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
“Doing something real about the growing threat of global warming requires more than just new laws,” said at the time. “We must lead by example.”
The order directed all state agencies, departments and other entities to:
– Reduce gird energy use by 20 percent by 2018 (compared to a 2003 baseline)
– Reduce state water use by 20 percent by 2020 (compared to a 2010 baseline)
It also ordered that:
– New or major renovated State buildings and build-to-suit leases larger than 10,000 square feet obtain LEED “Silver” certification or higher
– New and existing buildings incorporate building commissioning to facilitate improved and efficient building operation
– State agencies identify and pursue opportunities to provide electric vehicle charging stations, and accommodate future charging infrastructure demand, at employee parking facilities in new and existing buildings
– State agencies purchase and use environmentally preferable products that have a lesser or reduced effect on human health and the environment
The complete document can be found here.
Local Government and Schools
This commitment to sustainable facilities is echoed through the public sector. For example, the City of Sacramento’s Climate Action Plan includes provisions such as the following:
“The City shall promote the retro tting of existing structures with green building technologies/practices and encourage structures being renovated to be built to a higher green building standard such as as CalGreen Tier 1 or Tier 2 or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).
“The City shall work with local groups and organizations to develop programs (e.g., home tours) to celebrate and raise awareness about innovative green building projects in both new and existing buildings.”
The schools sector is in the midst of a period of greatly increased activity, fueled by nearly $45 billion in bonds for school construction and renovation. The commitment to sustainability in this sector is so strong that, increasingly, projects are aiming for Zero Net Energy status.
What Will the Forum Include?
The one-day program will be free to attendees who are actively engaged in building programs. The agenda will include:
– Keynote presentations
– Breakout education sessions
– A leadership awards luncheon
– A networking reception
– Dedicated time for attendees to interact with sponsors at their table top displays
Who Will Be There?
This will be a focused event, designed for 200 professionals directly involved in designing and executing facility programs. Attendees will include decision makers from:
– State Government
– Local Government
How Can Your Company Participate?
This is a limited opportunity. Sponsorships include a variety of benefits, including table top displays and, in some cases, speaking opportunities. Follow the links below for details.
For more information, or to discuss your participation in the forum, call Nancy Miller at 626-577-5700 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org