Prop 39 ZNE School Retrofit Workshops

October 25, 2016
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A zero net energy (ZNE) building generates as much energy as it consumes annually. With energy bills at California’s schools totaling more than $700 million a year, innovative energy solutions for schools like ZNE buildings are being proposed as a way to save energy and put money back into classrooms.

To help schools achieve successful ZNE retrofits, we’re offering the following upcoming no-cost ZNE workshops:

ZNE Technical Training for School & Building Industry Professionals - 2016

  • November 1, Pasadena | Pasadena Convention Center  -  Register

    • This is a workshop to the Green California Schools and Community Colleges Summit

The six-hour technical sessions will share with architects, engineers, operations managers, constructions managers and others real-world examples of technology applications and design practices that have resulted in superior energy use through whole-building retrofits in schools.  Attendees will also learn about the operational practices necessary to retain low-energy benefits including substantial savings on monthly energy expenses. The interactive program will share details on the potential for Prop 39 funds to help finance ZNE retrofits and build knowledge on the strategies for communication, planning, design and financing projects.

Previous technical training sessions were held in Pasadena (in 2015) and in Downey, San Francisco, San Diego , Oakland, and Newport (in 2016).

ZNE & the School Community for Administrators & Stakeholders - 2016

The three-hour community stakeholder workshops invite administrators, business officers and key school community audiences to learn about the benefits and value of ZNE K-12 schools and community colleges. This interactive session will help build knowledge about the costs and savings associated with ZNE and low energy projects, help participants understand how to access Prop 39 funds to help upgrade a property’s energy performance, and address strategies to achieve successful ZNE project financing, planning, design, construction and operations.

Previous community workshops were held in Berkeley (in 2015) and in San Mateo, Sacramento, San Diego and Fullerton (in 2016).

Space is limited and registration is required. Please reserve your spot today. Download the 2016 ZNE School Retrofit Workshops Flyer

New for 2016, a series of upcoming, no-cost interactive workshops are being offered to explain how California’s K-12 schools and community colleges can achieve ZNE through whole-building retrofits. 

These workshops are part of an investor-owned utility (IOU) pilot program aimed at leveraging Proposition 39 dollars to test how some of the state’s existing K-12
and community college buildings can be transformed into ZNE facilities.

School administrators, operations managers, business officers, construction managers, community stakeholders, building designers, operations staff and others interested in ZNE are invited to attend.

This program is funded by California utility customers and administered by California's investor-owned utilities under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission.

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