PASADENA, Calif., Aug. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Green California Schools Summit and the Green California Community Colleges Summit, coming to the Pasadena Convention Center September 27-28, are the most important annual events focused on the nation's largest green schools and colleges markets.
Combining a program of concurrent sessions with an Expo featuring hundreds of green products and services, the Summits are developed under the leadership of advisory boards chaired by leaders including State Superintendent Tom Torlakson and State Architect Chester "Chet" Widom. Decision makers from the nation's largest K-12 and higher education systems converge in Pasadena each year to get up to date on innovations in green policy, practice and technology.
"In the current climate, there is tremendous interest in strategies and products that can help save energy and water costs," said Green Technology publisher Keith Miller. "This includes power generation; the long-term goal is for schools to be net-zero, producing as much energy as they consume."
Miller notes that there is also ongoing activity in the school construction market. The Los Angeles Community College District has recently lifted a moratorium on its building program and has $1 billion in construction projects underway, with another $1 billion in the queue. In spite of an ailing economy, in the June 2012 primary election almost two-thirds of school bond measures passed, establishing commitments for over $1.9 billion in construction and renovation projects.
General session speakers for 2012 include Kelly Meyer, co-founder of both the American Heart Association's "Teaching Gardens" program and the Women's Cancer Research Fund, Mr. Widom, and Henry A.J. Ramos of the community college system's Board of Governors.
"Our participation in these events has played a significant role in raising awareness of our products and our mission," said Maggie Hartley, Director of Marketing for American Modular Systems/Gen7 Schools. "It has also helped us develop rewarding relationships with decision makers – not just those who decide on purchases, but also those who set rules and standards for our market."
For information on exhibiting or attending the Summit, visit www.green-technology.org or call 626.577.5700.
SOURCE Green California Schools Summit and Green California Community Colleges Summit