Green Your Existing School

Session: Saving Energy and Money for Your School using ENERGY STAR
ENERGY STAR and K-12 Schools, Jack Burnette, EPA

Session: Funding Energy Efficient Building Improvements
Overview of Federal, State and Local Incentives, Lou Brouk, Terra-Wise
Paid from Savings, Susan Noeth, Schneider Electric
Financing Green & Solar Development for Schools & Nonprofits, William Carson, McCormack Baron Salazar & Sunwheel Energy Partners

Session: Incorporating Sustainability into Your Existing Curriculum
Sustainable Efforts at The College School, Tim Wood, The College School
Incorporating Sustainability into Your Existing Curriculum, Katy Mike Smaistrla, Missouri Botanical Garden’s EarthWays Center

Session: Creating a Healthy Learning Environment
Air Quality in a School Setting, Juliette Travous, Parkway School District
Creating Healthy Learning Environments, Steve Andert, Jim Hiltrop, and Bruce Levitt, William Tao & Assoc.

Session: Green Resources for your School
MRH Seed to Table:  A School Based Sustainability Program, Debi Gibson, Maplewood-Richmond Heights School District
Green Cleaning, Mike Mosher, Pure Green Solutions
Green School Audit, Beth Mosher, St. Michael School of Clayton

Closing: The Road to a Green District, Erik Lueders, Parkway School District & Chair of the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter Green Schools Subcommittee

Please check back for Keynote Presentation: LEED EB: O&M for k-12 Schools

View a List of Program Attendees

A FREE Workshop for School Educators & Administrators

The U.S. Green Building Council – Missouri Gateway Chapter’s third annual Green Schools Event will focus on greening EXISTING schools.

We are excited to expand this year’s event by offering breakout sessions enabling attendees to learn about components of greening existing schools which are of interest to their specific districts, and by welcoming Keynote speaker, Paul O’Malley, Assistant Superintendent for Business Services, District 219 Niles Township High School, Skokie, IL, to discuss challenges and opportunities involved with Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design(LEED) Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance certification of K12 facilities.

Thursday, October 14, 2010
7:30 am – 12:30 pm (detailed agenda below)

Harris-Stowe State University’s Early Childhood Development and Parenting Education Center – A LEED Silver building!
10 N. Compton Ave., St. Louis MO 63103

Parking is available in the lot on the EAST side of the building.  Overflow parking is available in metered spots along nearby streets. The event will take place on the second floor which is only accessible from the EAST side of the building.  Enter by taking the stairs or ramp from the parking lot.

Register on the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Event Registration page.  Once on the Event Registration page, scroll down and click the “Register” button under the “Green Your Existing School” event. Registration deadline is October 11, 2010

7:30 – 8:00 am     Registration & Light Breakfast
8:00 – 8:15 am     Opening Remarks
8:15 – 9:00 am     Keynote Address: Green This School: LEED-EBOM for K12 Educational Facilities
9:00 – 9:15 am     Break
9:15 – 10:15 am   Concurrent Breakout Sessions 1 (detailed below)
10:15 – 10:45 am  Additional Networking & Snack
10:45 – 11:45 am  Concurrent Breakout Sessions 2 (detailed below)
11:45 – 12:00 pm  Break
12:00 – 12:30 pm  Closing: Existing Schools Toolkit & Green Schools Resource Binder

Paul O’Malley, Asst. Superintendent for Business Services, District 219 Niles Township HS, Skokie, IL
Green This School: LEED EBOM for K12 Educational Facilities
District 219 Niles Township High Schools in Skokie, IL has the first two high schools in Illinois pursuing the USGBC’s LEED EBOM certification, with combined areas totaling over 1,000,000 square feet. The district’s goal is to create a benchmark LEED EBOM performance model that will encourage other school districts across the Midwest to pursue a more sustainable operation for existing facilities. Paul will review the challenges and opportunities involved with LEED EBOM certification of K12 facilities.

CONCURRENT SESSIONS 1 (9:15 – 10:15 am)
Saving Energy and Money for Your School using ENERGY STAR Does your school use more energy than it should?  Interested in saving money for learning? Jack Barnette of EPA Region 5 will discuss the different no-cost tools and resources that the ENERGY STAR program can offer your school district to help you reach your energy reduction goals. Hear how K-12 school districts have achieved different levels of recognition and expanded their participation with ENERGY STAR. Using Portfolio Manager, a no-cost benchmarking tool, school districts can track energy use over time and make informed operational and capital improvement decisions, as well as earn the ENERGY STAR label for their existing buildings.  Also, learn about ENERGY STAR’s Guidelines for Energy Management, Cash flow Opportunity Calculator, and ENERGY STAR’s PC Power Management software.

Funding Energy Efficient Building Improvements
Wondering how to pay for efficiency  upgrades at your school?
Schools continually need to maintain facilities and are increasingly looking toward more energy efficient options, yet many are faced with funding challenges.  This session will provide useful information on creative opportunities for funding energy efficient building improvements.  Lou Brouk of Terra-Wise will provide an overview of all local, state, and federal incentives available for schools.  Susan Noeth of Schneider Electric will discuss leveraging energy savings to fund the cost of facility improvements.  Lastly, a representative from McCormack Baron will highlight an emerging opportunity, Power Purchase Agreements.

Incorporating Sustainability into Your Existing Curriculum
Want to add green activities to your lesson plans?
Teachers and educators have a primary goal to meet the learning needs of students.  This is best accomplished with the application of a rich and varied curriculum which is supported by a stimulating environment.  The sustainable features of a school building act as a 3 dimensional textbook literally bringing subject matter to life.  Join Tim Wood of The College School to discover how educational facilities and sites can be teaching tools while simultaneously providing environmental benefits.  Katy Mike Smaistrla of the Missouri Botanical Garden’s EarthWays Center will explore the many connections sustainable subject material can provide across curriculums, to the environment, and among the community.

CONCURRENT SESSIONS 2 (10:45 – 11:45 am)
Energy Efficient Green Schools
Are you looking for ways to cut utility costs? You can make your school buildings more energy efficient – Learn How!
Conserving energy saves money and is good for the environment.  Learn about energy efficient technologies and proven strategies to make your buildings more efficient.  Learn how to create high performance classrooms that can significantly improve the learning environment while reducing operating costs. Scott Hardwick  of Trane and Tim Michels of Energy Solutions will teach you about the energy audit process, developing a plan, overcoming barriers to implementation, and available grants and funding programs to ensure a successful program that gets results!

Creating a Healthy Learning Environment
Do your students have Asthma or Allergies? Are they always drowsy? Can they even hear the lesson?
Learn about the physical environment in the classroom and how it affects both health and learning.  From the design and consulting perspective, Bruce Levitt of William Tao & Associates will discuss designing for air quality and Jim Holtrop of AcoustiControl will speak on acoustics in schools.  From the district perspective, Juliette Travous of Parkway School District will share her everyday experiences in finding solutions to the most common environmental problems found in the classroom.

Green Resources for your School
Want to learn more about green cleaning? School gardens? Recycling at your school?
More schools are using green cleaning supplies. But what about health codes? And do they really work better? Mike Mosher of Pure Green Solutions will  provide and overview on the green cleaning industry while Beth Mosher of the St. Michael School will provide insight from her school’s experiences with green cleaning. Afterwards, Debi Gibson of Maplewood Richmond Heights School District will use her district’s Seed to Table program as an example of using the school garden as a teaching tool, gaining support from faculty and administration, community connections and the challenges and solutions of making gardens sustainable. Bill Guinther will wrap up the session with a discussion on recycling within schools, with a focus on  single stream programs currently being promoted in the recycling industry.

QUESTIONS? Contact USGBC-Missouri Gateway staff by email or phone (314) 577-0225.

Thanks to our Program Sponsors!

Automatic Controls Equipment Systems, Inc
CCS Group
CI Select
hellmuth + bicknese
New System Janitorial Supply
QRS Recycling
Schneider Electric
St. Louis Green

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