PHOENIX, Feb. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Turner Construction Company is pleased to announce that its Net Zero construction project, Colonel Smith Middle School at Fort Huachuca, AZ will be featured at a one-day symposium at ASU on Friday, February 10, 2012. Sponsored by the Council of Educational Facility Planners International (CEFPI) and the Global Institute of Sustainability (GIOS), the one-day symposium is titled, "What's Next for Sustainable Schools and Communities?" Colonel Smith Middle School will be featured at the event at 1:15pm as a prime example of sustainable building.
The new Colonel Smith Middle School complex will be the first Net Zero Energy Building in Arizona and 12th in the nation. The design, development, and construction team, including Michael Deane, Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer at Turner Construction Company, will present information about the unique school and the strategies used to make the school generate more energy than it will consume on an annual basis.
The "What's Next for Sustainable Schools and Communities?" symposium will be at the Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University (Wrigley Hall, 800 S. Cady Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281). The event will explore the issues that K-12 schools face when working to achieve sustainability, such as rising operations costs, lack of funding, a need to develop curriculum around sustainability, and difficulties in connecting with their communities on sustainability initiatives. Contributing sponsors include Turner Construction Company, Tandus, and Orcutt|Winslow.
The Council of Educational Facility Planners International (CEFPI) is the only professional organization whose principal purpose is improving the places where children learn. To learn more, visit www.cefpi.org.
The Global Institute of Sustainability is the hub of Arizona State University's sustainability initiatives. The Institute advances research, education, and business practices for an urbanizing world, and is the first of its kind in the U.S. To learn more, visit http://sustainability.asu.edu.
Turner Construction Company maintains a network of offices in North America including an office in Arizona. The company offers clients the accessibility and support of a local firm with the strength, stability and resources of a global corporation. Turner Construction Company is a leader in all major market segments of the building construction field. To learn more, visit www.turnerconstruction.com/tempe.
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