From: The Honorable Alan S. Lowenthal
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Date: 6/2/2015

The Congressional Green Schools Caucus invites you to a briefing
Strategies for Implementing and Financing Advanced Energy Efficiency in K-12 Schools
June 4, 2015
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
122 Cannon House Office Building
Currently, there are dozens of net zero schools around the U.S. that produce more energy than they use, with some schools even receiving payment back from their local utility provider because of the additional power they provide their local grid.
The briefing will focus on implementing advanced energy efficiency strategies for K-12 schools.
Distinguished speakers:
Paul Hutton, Chief Sustainability Officers for Cuningham Group and past-chair of the American Institute of Architects’ Committee on Architecture for Education. Mr. Hutton is regarded as an international expert on the topic and will share contemporary research about this new frontier in school design. Learn about how some schools across the U.S. have reduced their utility bills to nearly zero.
Wyck Knox, Associate Principal, VMDO Architects, will highlight a local net zero school project nearing completion and discuss the innovative thinking and multi-disciplinary collaboration that make low-energy schools feasible in many jurisdictions. Find out how school construction projects can integrate these principles into capital project planning to achieve greater cost savings.
Theresa Lehman, Director of Sustainable Services, Miron Construction Co. Inc., will share her firm’s experience with piloting LEED for Schools v4 on a new elementary school. In addition to the new building saving the District nearly $85,000 annually, absenteeism has declined, and recorded allergy and asthma incidents have declined 75 percent. The school was designed, constructed and furnished for the same cost as a code-compliant, conventional school.
If you have any questions or would like to join the Green Schools Caucus, please contact Annie Nguyen with Mr. Lowenthal ( or Noah Barger with Mr. Dold (


Robert J. Dold Alan Lowenthal
Member of Congress Member of Congress