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DCCCD: Sustainability Summit – Mesquite
November 8, 2019 , 8:30 am - 4:00 pm CST
This year’s theme is Sustainability as a Social Justice Practice: Developing Resilient Strategies.
Tracks include Social Equity, Teaching Sustainability (K-16), Institutionalizing Sustainability, Resource & Energy Efficiency and Facilities Management.
Track 1: We are learning to care of our environment by recycling and managing our resources; we encourage others to follow. But what are you doing for your own sustainability? Each day we are faced with stress, negativity and problems that are too big us to solve alone. Come learn ways we can increase our personal sustainability by utilizing nature, self- care and available resources to increase our ability to finish the race in the best position possible.
Track 2: All students, regardless of income, ethnicity, or sex, deserve the opportunity to be prepared with 21st-century skills for future occupations. Knowing this disparity, we are compelled to take action and provide STEM learning opportunities in Dallas K-5 communities. Get students fired up by being transparent about the need for minority representation in STEM and the historical realities that have created this gap.
Track 3: Attendees will take away how to identify and analyze energy conservation and cost avoidance opportunities and to differentiate items as no-cost, low-cost, r-and-m, capital and/or cost avoidance. We will discuss how to develop and implement monthly operational calls and site visits as well as implement and monitor utility tracking and cost avoidance site specific spreadsheets.
Track 4: This presentation will include a more in depth explanation of the Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program, how it works and how it can be used by property owners in Texas by exhibiting successful case studies. This program has proven the financial benefit of improving the energy efficiency of properties. Texas Pace Authority would provide summit attendees with a new perspective on the needs of business owners in Texas and demonstrate a fiscal avenue to encourage resource conservation.
Track 5: What if a facility could achieve energy savings and optimization with its existing equipment without having to purchase or install additional systems? The good news is there are thousands of facilities which have completed these goals through various commissioning types. This AIA Continuing Education course will cover: What is Commissioning (Cx) & why it is needed, benefits, the different types, technical versus process Cx, existing codes & guidelines which address Cx, and review of case studies.