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Thursday, November 21 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Why wouldn't Zero Energy Schools be the new norm now that it's free?

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For Virginia’s 1st Zero Energy School, Arlington Public Schools (APS) elected to purchase and own the Solar PV Array, however at their next school, Alice West Fleet Elementary, APS procured a Solar Power Purchase Agreement (PPA). The PPA will enhance learning and place Solar on 5 of their schools including a large array at Alice West Fleet, making the school open and perform at 100% Zero Energy. Nationally this covers two of the three ways Zero Energy Schools are being procured. The third is through a Guaranteed Performance Contract. APS will share the details of this procurement process and how students learned from this process bringing the experience into the classroom through hands on tools and interactive dashboards about energy resourcing and sustainability. The speakers will present Jennings Creek Elementary, an example of how a new Zero Energy Ready School utilized a GEPC to acquire a solar PV array making the school 100% Zero Energy at no cost to the School Division.


Wanda Bailey

Mecklenburg County School Board


Tony Hans

Vice President, CMTA Consulting Engineers
As CMTA’s National Director of Sustainable Projects, Tony Hans works with architects and owners to increase the potential of projects to be sustainable. He has worked on the majority of CMTA’s Zero Energy projects including Virginia's 1st Zero Energy School, Discovery Elementary... Read More →

Wyck Knox

Principal, VMDO Architects
Wyck Knox has worked for many renowned architectural firms over the years and currently is a Principal for VMDO. Wyck has been there for the past 11 years serving as a project architect and manager for acclaimed K-12 projects that has incorporated innovative design measures relating... Read More →

Cathy Lin

Energy Manager and Stormwater Program Administrator, Arlington County Public Schools
Cathy Lin is the Energy Manager and Stormwater Program Administrator for Arlington Public Schools (APS) in Arlington, Virginia. As the energy manager, she manages and directs various renewable energy and energy efficiency projects and oversees the district’s utility budget. Cathy... Read More →

Thursday November 21, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm PST

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