NURTURING A GREEN SCHOOL – Growing a Green School Discussion Series

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Join the Portland Green Schools Committee for the second panel of our 2019 discussion series: GROWING A GREEN SCHOOL.


Nurturing a Green School: Operating, Maintaining and Ensuring Green School Goals are Achieved

Successfully achieving the green schools outcome can often be intimidating for the design team, the occupants and especially the operators. To ultimately achieve the design team goals, the facility managers must make buildings and systems run in real time, with all the nuances and variables that were only modeling assumptions for the design team. This can difficult when operators and occupants are not engaged by the design team and face very real time and resource constraints. Despite these challenges, high performance schools are achievable and popping up all around the State of Oregon! Ensuring the desired outcome takes the commitment of wide variety of stakeholders, including the occupants and the operators, to ensure these buildings work. Panelists will discuss the lessons learned and replicable approaches to operating and maintaining green schools to the highest level of ongoing school performance.

Join the Portland Green Schools committee for the third panel discussion in the 2019 panel series “Growing a Green School”. School high performance experts from the field will showcase their success stories to encourage school project teams to not only design green schools but also successfully operate them to the high performance school outcome.


Moderator & Speakers to be announced. Check back soon!


5:00 – 5:15 PM Seating & Networking
5:15 – 5:30 Greetings and Introductions
5:30 – 6:00 Speaker Presentations
6:00 – 6:30 Moderated Panel Discussion
6:30 – 7:00 Q&A


Growing a Green School Series
Join the Portland Green Schools Committee for the 2019 Panel Series: Growing a Green School. This four part series will offer guidance on navigating the complex landscape of stakeholder buy-in, funding mechanisms, design, operation and scaling green schools projects to be district-wide initiatives. These schools reduce the environmental and health impacts of schools today so that all students, teachers and administrators are given the opportunity to grow in a healthy and productive learning environment. Sessions will include presentations, case studies and moderated discussions. Participants will walk away from each session with replicable action items for integrating the green schools outcome into their school districts.


Other Series Events
(Some panelists and locations are subject to change)

  1. Seeding a Green School: Engaging Stakeholders and Ensuring the Green Schools Outcome
  2. Sprouting a Green School: Planning, Designing and Constructing a Green School
  3. Growing Green Schools: Making the Green Schools Movement a District-Wide Initiative


Light refreshments will be provided. Questions? Contact the Green Schools Committee at [email protected]


Photo Courtesy of DES Architects + Engineers.

Event Detail

October 24, 2020 1:12 pm
October 24, 2020 1:12 pm


Portland Green Schools Committee
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