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Schools as Resilience Infrastructure: New Opportunities to Strengthen Disaster Preparedness

  • 2103 Rayburn House Office Building (map)

The Congressional Green Schools Caucus invites you to a briefing

Schools as Resilience Infrastructure:
New Opportunities to Strengthen Disaster Preparedness

Learn about the role that public school buildings play in strengthening community resilience through strategic investment.

July 12, 2018
3:00 P.M.
2103 Rayburn House Office Building

Introductory Remarks: Congressional Green Schools Caucus Co-Chair Representatives Alan Lowenthal (CA-47)

Speakers include:

  • J. Tim Cole, Sustainability Officer, Virginia Beach City Public Schools, will discuss efforts that the school division has taken in the design and construction of their new schools to mitigate the impacts of hurricanes and risks associated with climate change. Tim brings the mindset he gained as a Navy SEAL to a decade of work in the construction management and sustainability fields.
  • Nathaniel Allen, Distinguished Fellow, Oak Ridge National Lab, will speak about zero energy school design and its relationship to resilience. He will also share information about how the Department of Energy is supporting schools in pursuing net zero energy
    design and operation and the results at the school and community level.
  • Anisa Heming, Director, Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council, will moderate the discussion while sharing her experience as an embedded consultant to the office of capital projects after Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans’ public schools.

The Green Schools Caucus is a bi-partisan group of over 30 House Members that promotes green schools and their educational, health, and economic benefits.  The goals of the Green Schools Caucus are to raise awareness of the benefits of green schools, lead policy discussions on this topic, and provide Members of Congress with outreach resources.

If you have any questions or would like to join the Green Schools Caucus, please contact Shane Trimmer (5-7924) with Rep. Alan Lowenthal