October 9, 2015
Since its inception, C.A.S.H. has partnered with the Green California Schools & Community Colleges Summit & Exposition to help provide workshops on pertinent green school facility funding issues. This year, we are pleased to announce our partnership with the School Energy Coalition (SEC) to provide two excellent workshops with panels of green school facility experts, as follows:
October 29, 2015 – 3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
The Water/Energy Nexus for School Sites
This SEC and C.A.S.H. session will provide an update on the two highest priority environmental concerns for school facilities in California: Energy and Water. The Proposition 39 program and new state water mandates along with regulations per the Governor’s Executive Order B-26-15 present challenges and opportunities for schools seeking to comply with new requirements while meeting safety, team sports, and physical education concerns. Project funding and utility savings for schools await if done correctly. Join us and find out what you need to know to access funding, manage resources and invest wisely from experts in the field, schools that are moving forward with these projects and agency representatives.
Mike Tarantino, Poway USD
Chester A. Widom, FAIA, Division of the State Architect
Diane Waters, California Department of Education
Elizabeth Shirakh, California Energy Commission
Janet Dixon, Temecula Valley USD
October 30, 2015 – 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Money, Money, Money for Green Projects
This SEC and C.A.S.H. workshop will focus on providing timely information on state and federal funding for energy and water projects in light of new water mandates and the state’s goals to address climate change. Hear the latest information on where the School Facilities Program (SFP) is now, the November 2016 State School Bond Initiative, local bonds, federal Qualified Zone Academy Bonds (QZAB) and Clean Renewable Energy Bonds (CREBs). We will discuss how schools are moving forward with new and existing school projects through accessing these funds. Also, free feasibility studies for solar projects that may move schools to zero-net energy (ZNE) and more rebate funding! Don’t leave money on the table – leading experts on school facilities will show you how they are accessing these funds and programs.
Cathy Allen, C.A.S.H. Past Chair, Sacramento City USD
Bill Savidge, K12 School Facilities
John Baracy, Stifel, Nicolaus & Co., Inc.
Anna Ferrera, School Energy Coalition
Noemi Avila-Zamudio, Saddleback Valley USD
Errol Glenn, Fontana USD
The Green California Schools & Community Colleges Summit & Expo will be held October 29-30, 2015, at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, California. For more information, visit: http://www.green-technology.org/gcschools15.
~ C.A.S.H. Staff