Free Webinar: Electrifying Schools, July 24, 10 am - 12 pm PT

  • 24 June 2024
  • Start time : 10:00 AM
  • End time : 12:00 PM
  • Event Host : Southern California Edison (SCE)
Free Webinar hosted by SCE, Electrifying Schools
Event Description

This class is an introduction to electric options for common uses of gas in schools, including HVAC and Hot Water, electric school buses, chemistry lab equipment, the cafeteria kitchen equipment, and swimming pool heaters.

At the end of this class participants will be able to:

  • Communicate the benefits of electrifying schools
  • Describe the types of heat pumps used to replace gas furnaces and boilers for space and water heating
  • Describe the types of electric cafeteria kitchen equipment
  • Define the types of electric buses and explain the services they can provide in addition to transportation


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  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • Southern California Edison (SCE)
  • Agenda
    • - Introduction
      - Brief History of educational facilities teaching renewable energy (CCAT, New Alchemy Institute, Center for Regenerative Studies)
      - Safety benefits of electric schools—avoided CO poisoning in classrooms, avoided asthma attacks on diesel buses
      - Financial benefits of electrified schools—reduced bills and solar offset of bills, ability to set up microgrids
      - Case studies: Small, medium and large school electrification examples, including cooking trade schools
      - Electrifying Space Heating
      - Ceiling mounted heaters
      - Interior Wall furnaces and VTACs
      - Exterior wall mounted HVAC on factory-built modules/trailers/pods
      - Rooftop HVAC, both single zone and multi-zone
      - Boilers paired with radiators
      - Variable Air Volume paired with hydronic or resistance
      - Whole campus thermal networks (e.g. Stanford’s)
      - Electrifying Hot Water
      - Small under-sink tanks
      - Central commercial-scale water heaters
      - Kitchen water heaters
      - Swimming pool and spa heaters
      - Electrifying cafeteria kitchens
      - Survey of equipment found it cooking trade schools
      - Warming ovens for prepared foods
      - Griddles, deep fat fryers, ovens, induction stock pots
      - Electrifying school buses
      - Types of electric school buses
      - Using bidirectional bus chargers for grid services and resiliency
  • Speakers / Presenters
    • Sean Armstrong was raised on a Wisconsin farm, has been part of seven farming businesses, co-owns a working ranch, and consults nationally on all-electric buildings and equipment. Sean co-authored eight practical design guides since 2016 for all-electric design and equipment, helps manufacturers invent new electric products, and designed half of the all-electric new construction in California between 2010-2020.
  • Cost
    • FREE Event
  • Event type
    • Online/Webinar

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