Sprouting: Growing Green Schools II, June 18, 5-7 pm, Portland, Oregon

  • 18 June 2019 To 23 May 2019
  • Start time : 05:00 PM
  • End time : 07:00 PM
  • Event Host : The Portland Green Schools Committee
  • Event Location : TBD (check back for location!), To Be Announced, Portland, OR, United States
Growing Green Schools, Portland, Oregon
Event Description

Join the Portland Green Schools Committee for the second panel of our 2019 discussion series: GROWING A GREEN SCHOOL.

Green and high performance school buildings offer students and teachers healthy and productive learning spaces and deliver cost avoidance on utility expenses to put money back into classrooms. School districts can implement policies, programs and practices to move beyond simply meeting code requirements and produce facilities that combat energy and climate volatility and deliver long-term value to the entire district. Delivering a green school requires an integrated design process, agreement of project goals, dynamic team communication and utilizing absolute energy targets to design and construct. During this interactive discussion, panelists will discuss stakeholder engagement, building assessment, design process, and technology applications used to guide their green school design projects.

School high performance experts from the field will showcase the success stories and lessons learned to encourage incorporating green school practices in school planning, design and construction to ensure a high performance outcome.


Growing a Green School Series

Join the Portland Green Schools Committee for the 2019 Panel Series: Growing a Green School. This four part series will offer guidance on navigating the complex landscape of stakeholder buy-in, funding mechanisms, design, operation and scaling green schools projects to be district-wide initiatives. These schools reduce the environmental and health impacts of schools today so that all students, teachers and administrators are given the opportunity to grow in a healthy and productive learning environment. Sessions will include presentations, case studies and moderated discussions. Participants will walk away from each session with replicable action items for integrating the green schools outcome into their school districts.


Other Series Events

(Some panelists and locations are subject to change)

(1) Seeding a Green School: Engaging Stakeholders and Ensuring the Green Schools Outcome

(3) Nurturing a Green School: Operating, Maintaining and Ensuring Green School Goals are Achieved

(4) Growing Green Schools: Making the Green Schools Movement a District-Wide Initiative


Organizer of SPROUTING A GREEN SCHOOL - Growing a Green School Discussion Series

The Portland Green Schools Committee welcomes those from the building and educational communities as well as other stakeholders who want to support and further our mission. The mission of the Portland Green Schools Committee is to promote sustainability in school design and operation through advocacy and education of stakeholders about best practices for healthy and productive school facilities. 

The panel concentrates on K-12 schools and organizes educational facility tours, “green schools” educational events plus school support and improvement projects focusing on all aspects of sustainability. Monthly meetings are typically the third Friday of the month from 12:00-1:0 and are open to anyone interested in participating. Visit us at  

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • The Portland Green Schools Committee
  • Agenda
    • Agenda:

      5:00 - 5:15 PM Seating & Networking
      5:15 - 5:30 Greetings and Introductions
      5:30 - 6:00 Speaker Presentations
      6:00 - 6:30 Moderated Panel Discussion
      6:30 - 7:00 Q&A
  • Speakers / Presenters
    • Moderator: Nicole Isle, Chief Sustainability Strategist, Glumac


      Elin Shepard, Outreach Manager, Energy Trust of Oregon
      Deb France, Principal, OH Planning+Design Architecture, Kellogg Middle School Project
      Joe Echeverri, Principal, Bassetti Architecture

      Additional Speakers TBA
  • Logistics / Parking
    • Light refreshments will be provided.
  • Cost
    • FREE Event
  • Event type
    • Panel Discussion

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