Training Material for Navigating California's Green School Landscape

Navigating California's Green School Building Landscape: CALGreen, CHPS and HPI Fundings

Monday, February 28, 2011
1 PM - 4 PM
Pacific Energy Center, 851 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

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Workshop Description

As California breaks new ground in the green movement with its new mandatory green building code, schools and design teams now have to make it all work. This workshop will help participants navigate CALGreen, CHPS' new construction Criteria and the State Architect's High Performance Incentive grants for new school projects.


William "Bill" Orr became the leader of CHPS in July 2009, after working for the state of California for almost thirty years. For a majority of career in state government, Bill worked for the California Integrated Waste Management Board where he managed their Green Building and Environmentally Preferable Purchasing programs from 2000-2007. On the CHPS Board from 2002 to 2007, Bill was the head of the CHPS Technical Committee from its inception through 2007. During that time, he led the development of the 2006 Edition of the CHPS Criteria for California and was on the national LEED for Schools committee. Bill was inducted into the California Green Schools Hall of Fame in 2007 for his pioneering work with CHPS. Bill is a registered Engineering Geologist in California.

Mike Wassermann is a founding partner of Capital Program Management, Inc. and has dedicated his entire career to California school facilities in various roles from architect, construction manager, project manager, and program manager. Mike is licensed architect and a LEED Accredited professional with a special interest in sustainable schools.
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