Students spend over 1000 hours each year in buildings that are too often unhealthy, restrict their ability to learn, require unsustainable amounts of resources to construct and maintain, and contribute substantially to environmental problems such as pollution and climate change.
A recent and rapidly growing trend is designing schools with the specific intent of providing healthy, comfortable, and productive learning environments. However, there is a misconception that these green, high-performance schools are not cost effective — a major obstacle at a time of limited school budgets and an expanding student population.
Join the Portland Green Schools Committee for a Brunch and Learn panel where experts from the field of sustainable school design will discuss the positive impact of these high performance schools on occupant health, student educational outcomes, budgets and school district bottom lines and the overall well-being of the community.
Our Featured Panelists:
Moderator: Elin Shepard, Outreach Manager, New Buildings, Energy Trust of Oregon
Chris Linn, Principal, BORA Architects
Summer Gorder, President + Owner, ecoREAL Solutions
Elliott Gall, Portland State University
Chris Lowen, Senior Vice President, Glumac
Aaron Presberg, Energy Program Manager, Portland Public Schools
Panelists will discuss:
Please RSVP HERE
The event will be held at DOWA-IBI Group. Light refreshments will be provided. Questions? Contact the Green Schools Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org
A special thank you to DOWA-IBI Group for sponsoring this event.
Photo: Sandy High School | Sandy, OR
Courtesy of Josh Partee
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