Tuesday, May 5, 2009

May 20, 21 symposium shows school administrators, architects and engineers the benefits of going green.

On Wednesday May 20 and Thursday May 21, 2009 the local chapters of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the US Green Building Council (USGBC) together with Solar San Antonio present the 2009 Green Schools Symposium, intended for architects, designers, consultants, engineers, developers, contractors and manufacturers

The first day of the symposium will be a full day LEED for Schools Technical Review Workshop. The LEED for Schools rating system is designed to improve children’s health, productivity and learning capacity while also helping school building to be more energy efficient and resource friendly. LEED for Schools emphasizes: classroom acoustics, master planning, indoor air quality, mold prevention, energy efficiency, water conservation, and more.

The second day of the symposium will offer a broad range of topics, including central Texas case studies, energy efficiency and renewable technologies, commissioning, acoustics and indoor air quality, along with legislative updates. An awards ceremony will also recognize outstanding schools in two different categories: new construction and renovation.

The fees for attendance at each part of the symposium vary according status of membership in sponsoring organizations and profession. Of course you can join the event's Facebook page too.

LEED for Schools Technical Review
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
International Center
203 S. St. Mary's Street
Register at www.usgbc-centraltexas.org/calendar

2009 Green School Symposium
Thursday, May 21, 2009
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
International Center
203 S. St. Mary's Street
register at www.aiasa.org

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