The Division of the State Architect's Sustainable Schools Resource
Training and Workshops
The following training sessions and workshops are provided for architects, engineers, and other professionals seeking information regarding sustainable building construction. We encourage all those interested to take advantage of these informative opportunities to learn more about sustainability in school construction.
http://www.chps.net/events/index.htm The Collaborative for High Performance Schools holds workshops on various high performance issues throughout California. Click on Training and Events for workshop registration information.
California Integrated Waste Management Board (CIWMB)
http://www.cdpr.ca.gov/schoolipm/ The California Department of Pesticide Regulation provides resources and training workshops on school integrated pest management. Their program focuses on training school district operations and maintenance staff about using least hazardous pest control methods and minimizing risks to people, property, and the environment. Designers and constructors of school sites are encouraged to "build pests out", which will reduce pesticide use and maintenance costs over the lifetime of the school. See the following link for guidelines to pest prevention in school design and construction: http://www.cdpr.ca.gov/schoolipm/managing_pests/pest_prevention_construct.cfm
California Urban Water Conservation Council (CURWCC)
Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD)- Energy and Technology Center
https://usage.smud.org/yourAccount/ETCstudent/ SMUD hosts workshops on various issues related to lighting, HVAC, architecture, environmental compliance, pollution prevention, commercial & industrial processes/productivity improvement and power quality.
San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG & E)-Energy Savings Center
http://www.sdge.com/esc/promo_workshops.shtml SDG & E hosts workshops on various issues related to lighting, HVAC, architecture, environmental compliance, pollution prevention, commercial & industrial processes/productivity improvement and power quality.
Southern California Edison (SCE)-Customer Technology Application Center (CTAC)
http://www.sce.com/RebatesandSavings/EnergyCenters/CTAC/aboutedisonctac At CTAC you'll find the information, training, and support needed to make important energy management and energy efficiency choices. CTAC also serves as a high quality special event and training venue offering the best in conference center design, audio-visual support, and catering services.
Southern California Gas Company (SoCAL Gas)-Energy Resource Center (ERC)
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)- Smart Communities Network
http://www.smartcommunities.ncat.org/ The Smart Communities Network hosts this page, containing lists of workshops, conferences, symposiums on various green building and development issues, success stories and more.