Coos Bay – Energy-Efficient Schools Panel and Discussion
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School districts can reduce energy costs and direct more money into the classroom by incorporating energy-efficient equipment and systems into and major renovations—these upgrades may also contribute to improved learning environments. Energy Trust of Oregon is hosting a special training event in Coos Bay to discuss strategies for sustainable school design. A panel of architecture, engineering, and facilities management experts will share case study examples of regional projects focused on K-12 schools to demonstrate real-world, cost-effective ways to design more energy-efficient, sustainable institutions. An interactive discussion will follow the panel’s presentations for you to get advice on your upcoming projects.
Course Learning Objectives:
- Discuss effective, low-cost strategies for developing sustainable schools, with a focus on designing for Oregon’s coastal climate.
- Understand how an efficient school design can contribute to the school’s learning environment.
- Learn systems to manage costs from design to construction, including expenses for energy modeling and mechanical equipment.
- Recognize the value of early engagement between the building owner, architect and engineer for delivering a net-zero project.