Green California Summit keynote speaker announced

Dr. Juliet Christian-Smith will be the keynote speaker for the opening session of the Green California Summit on April 21. A climate scientist with the Union of Concerned Scientists, she is the author of A Twenty-First Century U.S. Water Policy (Oxford Press, 2012) and an editor of the journal Sustainability Science.

Don’t miss this opportunity for expert insights into California’s water future and the impact of climate change on supply and policy.

This is just the beginning of a program designed to provide vital information and resources to attendees. Concurrent sessions on April 21-22 will address energy efficiency, funding sources, water conservation, clean transportation, Prop 39 guideline updates, building codes and much more.

A Pre-Summit Zero Net Energy workshop from New Buildings Insitute, on April 20, is open to all registrants, including those with free keynote and Expo passes. This session is aimed particularly at business officers, facility managers, administrators and other stakeholders who set the course for school facility projects. It will provide tools to help plan and advocate for ZNE buildings, resources for creative financing, planning, and integrating curriculum into new school buildings and retrofits.

April 20 will also include an in-depth review of 2016 updates to CALGreen and the Energy Code that will become mandatory in January 2017. Get briefed by code specialists on the most recent changes, and gain insight into what might come next.