Green CA Schools and Higher Education Summit, October 17, Pasadena, California

  • 17 October 2023
  • Start time : 08:00 AM
  • End time : 06:00 PM
  • Event Host : Green Technology
  • Event Location : Pasadena Convention Center, 300 E Green St, Pasadena, CA, 91101, United States
Banner with dated of event: October 17th
Event Description

Join us at the Pasadena Conference Center and be part of the community that leads the way in making California’s schools and higher education sector’s amongst the leaders in driving the State’s decarbonization efforts.

Save the date for this years Summit which is being held on October 17th in Pasadena, California at the Pasadena Conference Center at 300 E Green Street, Pasadena CA 91101.

The agenda for this event includes access to education sessions, live keynote, annual leadership awards presentations and to the sustainable products and services displays.

Hear from thought leaders and content experts in design and construction as well as experts in maintenance and operations from campuses across the state. Come and get briefed on the challenges and solutions as the State drives the transportation sector toward 100% renewables.

Network with your peers and visit the expo where you can see many of the featured company solutions that are part of the Green Technology Sustainability Champions helping to forward the state’s aggressive sustainability targets.

Attend the Leadership Awards Lunch and recognize this year’s awardees in a variety of categories.

Education Session Topics:

  • Diversity, Equity, and inclusion – AIA on the built environment
  • Decarbonization and Embodied carbon
  • Climate change, Climate mitigation, climate adaption and literacy
  • Sustainability in the Curriculum and Student Engagement
  • Transformative solutions for outdoor learning environments
  • Community Schools
  • Environmental Literacy
  • CalGreen for Schools
  • Energy Code updates 
  • Stormwater permits, MS4 permits, School changes and/or best practices.
  • CalSHAPE
  • Funding and grant opportunities for Schools & Higher Education: IRA, IIJA, school bus grant, green schoolyards grant
  • Organic Waste Recycling/ Waste Diversion – SB 1383
  • Best Practices for implementation of Sustainability initiatives  
  • Sustainable Infrastructure
  • Energy Efficiency – Zero Net Energy
  • Water Conservation, Water usages, Irrigation
  • Water filtration, Recycled water, greywater
  • Transportation electrification
  • Sustainability Planning for Schools & Higher Education
  • Energy Benchmarking Program

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • Green Technology
  • Agenda
    • October 17, 2023
      Pasadena Conference Center

      8:00 am
      Summit Starts

      8:00 am – 8:30 am
      Exhibit Area open for continental breakfast and Networking
      (Exhibit area open 8:00 am to 4:00pm)

      8:30 am – 3:30 pm
      Buyer/Vendor Lounge Program

      8:30 am – 9:30 am
      Keynote Presentation and Featured Speakers

      9:30 am – 10:00am
      Networking and Coffee/Tea in the Exhibit Area

      10:00 am – 11:00 am
      Education Sessions

      Partner Meetings:
      11:15 am – 12:15 pm: Joint Facilities Networking Meeting – Room 107
      CA Environmental Literacy Initiative
      Sustainable Facilities Associates Meeting

      12:15 pm – 1:00 pm
      Lunch Break – Complementary boxed lunch for all paid attendees
      Networking in Exhibit Area

      1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
      Education Sessions

      2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
      Snack Break and Networking in Exhibit Area

      2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
      Education Sessions

      4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
      Leadership Awards & Mixer in the loft/upper level
      Includes Refreshments, Cash Bar and Networking
      Leadership Awards Presentations – Room 211

      Exhibit Area Closed

      6:00 pm
      Mixer/Summit Conclusion
  • Speakers / Presenters
    • Farrah Farzaneh, Director, Facilities Planning, Emergency Management & Construction, San Bernardino Community College District
      Yash Patel, Associate Director of Energy, Sustainability & Safety Administration, San Bernardino Community College District
      Lisa Hannaman, Senior Account Manager, Southern California Edison
      Simon Solis, Architect / Senior Project Designer, HMC Architects
      Aravind Batra, Vice President and Principal, P2S Inc
      Jeff Dixon, Assistant Superintendent of Business, Laguna Beach Unified School District
      Tim Baird, Consultant, Green Schools National Network
      Jeff Rivero, Teacher, UN 17 SDG Ambassador, Merced Union High School District
      Gilbert Blue Feather Rosas, Director II- Sustainability & Adaptation, Modesto City Schools
      Fallon Ferris, Equity & Intervention Specialist, Modesto City Schools
      Sean Villegas, Interact President, Rotary
      Michael Benitez, College and Career Day Coordinator, Yosemite High School
      Sarah Johnson, Lead Sustainability Specialist, CalState University of Northridge, Institute for Sustainability
      Austin Eriksson, Director, Energy and Sustainability, CalState University of Northridge, Facilities Planning
      Rachel Singleton, Energy and Sustainability Analyst, CalState University of Northridge, Facilities Planning
      Christopher Olvera, Energy Resources Specialist III (Supervisor), California Energy Commission
      Theresa Pistochini, Engineering Manager, Energy and Efficiency Institute – Western Cooling Efficiency Center
      John Fraser-Mifsud, President, Seeley International Americas
      Steven Slayzek, VP Building Science & Engineering, Seeley International Americas
  • Cost
    • Pricing:
      Expo Only Pass: Free.

      All Access Session Pass:
      Before September 22, 2023: $175
      After September 22, 2023: $199
  • Event type
    • Expo

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