The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the critical role buildings play globally in providing and maintaining a conducive indoor environment to support health, safety and well-being of building occupants. As we emerge from one COVID-19 wave, and pass through another, its imperative that we arm our facilities with tools to stay healthy and resilient.
In this webinar, two experts from American Heart Association will talk about the importance of safe drinking water and how the proper policies can build a culture of health in our schools.
Because children spend so much time at school, having safe and appealing water available to them is critical. When children don’t have enough water to drink, their health and their cognitive performance may suffer. And, when water is not available, children tend to consume more sugary drinks, which are linked to chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease. All kids should have access to water at no charge in school.
Whether its teaching about energy efficiency, climate change or social equity – educators play a crucial role in molding children to be part of an ever-changing world. Empowered educators have proven to not only lead by an example but also lay the groundwork for the generational shift we need today. GBRI, an online sustainability education leader, is launching its certified sustainability teacher program for educators around the world.
Advocating for what is right sounds fantastic, but how can it be implemented in reality? It all starts with education. Global warming is becoming a greater concern with each passing day; from warmer ocean waters to melting glaciers, every day global warming poses a challenge to society. We, humans, have aggravated the effects of climate change. However, we also have the power to have a good impact on our planet, its flora and fauna, and the life that surrounds us humans.
Join us, as we embark on a journey with a panel of 7 diverse speakers to better understand climate change, it’s causes, and impacts, and identify meaningful actions for all of us.
In this session, two architects with a long history of designing high performance schools will describe the elements that go into creating a calm environment conducive to student performance and well-being. Speakers will touch on the basics of a high performance school environment and why it matters, biophilic design, trauma responsive design (also called trauma informed design), and features that support special needs students, among others.
Zero net energy (ZNE) buildings, commonly referred to as net-zero buildings, are gaining momentum as an emerging green building trend across the world. In this session, we will explore what net zero energy (aka zero net energy) and electrification mean, why these outcomes are important to state energy offices with California taking a lead, and why zero energy is achievable by all.