Green Schools Summit, 2016 - November 4, 7 am - 6pm, Arvada

  • 04 Nov 2016
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Green Schools Summit, Colorado
November 4, 7 am - 6pm, Arvada

Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities
6901 Wadsworth Boulevard
Arvada , CO 80003

The Green Schools Summit is an annual education and networking event hosted by USGBC Colorado and organized by a dedicated group of volunteers from the Green Schools Initiative.

It is Colorado's only conference dedicated to convening green building industry professionals, school decision makers, educators and parents. The event provides a truly unique opportunity for open and productive dialogue on how to create better learning environments for our kids.


Opening Plenary: Introducing Jim Owens, Director of Capital Construction for CDE

Checking in with new Schools in Colorado: A Few Years Later (B.E.S.T.)
Speakers: John McHugh, Delta County; Steve Wilson, Big Sandy 100J School District; Frank Reeves, Former Genoa-Hugo superintendent; Kim Walter, Eagle County Charter Academy, Eagle County

Cracking the Code: Deciphering the 2015 IECC
Speakers: Jim Dent, Weifield Group Contracting; Kevin Perri, Ambient Energy

Thermal Ice Storage Technology: Fossil Ridge High School Case Study
Speaker: Terry Andrews, CALMAC; Mike Levison, TRANE

Building for Student Success in BVSD: You've Got to See It to Believe It
Speakers: Phillip Saieg, McKinstry; Kiffany Lychock, Boulder Valley School District; Ghita L. Carroll, Boulder Valley School District

Do Green Schools Teach?
Speakers: Cassie White, Colorado State University; Laura Malinin, Colorado State University

Teaching a New Dog Old Tricks: Learning from Historic Schools
Speakers: Jane Crisler, Humphries Poli Architects; Natalie Lord, Humphries Poli Architects

Achieving High Energy Savings in K-12: An Analysis of Data in over 55 Schools
Speakers: Ryan Meyer, The Weidt Group; Julia Gauthier, The Weidt Group

Wellness and Sustainability in Curriculum
Speakers: Ara Massey, Hord Coplan Macht; Gargi Argarwala, Author; Kathy Croasdale, Center for Resource Conservation; Sarah Spencer-Workman, Norescot

Getting Energy Projects Done in Rural Schools - Colorado's Energy Office Savings for Schools Program
Speaker: Michael Turner, Colorado Energy Office; Susan Blythe, Brendle Group; Kurt Naber with Legacy Academy; Marty Foster, Weld REJ5 School District

Racing to the Finish: Fast-tracking School Design and Construction
Speakers: Sam Miller, Denver Public Schools; Jessica Blanford, MOA Architecture; Tom Stone, Adolfsen and Petersen Construction; Charlie Hager, JVA Inc.

Joe Shoemaker Expeditionary School
Speaker: Cathy Bellem, Anderson Mason Dale; Susan Martini, Denver Public Schools

Green Your School by Following Your Yellow Brick Road
Speakers: Lee Smit, McKinstry; LeeAnn Westfall, Douglas County School District; Courtney Kuntz, Douglas County School District; Michael Cservenak, Pueblo City Schools

Constraints as Opportunities for Transformation: Peri-urban India
Speaker: Shubhra Raje, shubhra raje_built environments

Enriching the Nontraditional Classroom: Renaissance Charter School
Speakers: Peter Ewers, Ewers Architecture; Rachel Scarborough, Mundus Bishop Design; Ryan Stuart, Renaissance Secondary School Board President

The Resilience - Sustainability Nexus: Complexity and Contradiction
Speakers: Paul C. Hutton, Cuningham Group; Kari-elin Mock, Cuningham Group; Valerie Walsh, Walsh Sustainability Group; Brian Lamer, St. Vrain Valley School District

Closing Keynote: "The Path Forward" - Senator Mike Johnston

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