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 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.

Links to Sustainable Construction Related Workshop Listings

California Division of the State Architect (DSA)
http://www.dsaacademy.dgs.ca.gov/default.asp
For information on workshops sponsored by the Division of the State Architect, including topics such as commissioning and universal design, go to this site.

Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS)
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.ciwmb.ca.gov/GreenBuilding/Events/
The California Integrated Waste Management Board keeps a list of upcoming events related to green building.

Sustainable Buildings Industry Council (SBIC)
http://www.buildingmedia.com/sbic/
The Sustainable Buildings Industry Council provides online courses and workshops on green building and high performance schools.

California Department of Pesticide Regulation
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)
http://www.cuwcc.com/technical/action.lasso?-Database=cuwcc_store&-Layout=CDML&-Response=welcome2.lasso&-AnyError=error.html&Business_Serial_ID=10190&-Search
The California Urban Water Conservation Council provides workshops on water use and conservation.

Pacific Energy Center Educational Programs (PG & E) - Pacific Energy Center
http://www.pge.com/myhome/edusafety/workshopstraining/pec/
Pacific Gas and Electric hosts information on various issues related to energy efficiency in buildings.

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)
http://www.socalgas.com/business/resource_center/erc_home.shtml
SoCAL Gas hosts workshops on various issues related to lighting, HVAC, architecture, environmental compliance, pollution prevention, commercial & industrial processes/productivity improvement and power quality.

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.

Sustainable Sources
http://www3.greenbuilder.com/calendar/calset.acgi$ListEvents?CalendarID=12&Date=0&Seed=17620
Sustainable Sources provides plenty of information and links regarding sustainable building, and it has an extensive calendar for sustainability. Add your own events to this calendar as well.

Environmental Building News
http://www.buildinggreen.com/ebn/calendar.html
This site offers a calendar of events concerning sustainable building classes, workshops, training programs, regional conferences, etc.







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