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8:30am – 9:00am Continental Breakfast
9:00am – 9:15am Welcome
Tracy Enger, U.S. EPA, HQ, Indoor Environments Division
David Stubbs, Director of Facilities Planning and Construction, Clarke County School District

Welcome PDF 1.58 MB

9:15am – 10:45am Creating Green and Healthy Schools – The What, The Why and The How
Learn why green and healthy schools are important for all students, teachers and staff, and how school districts throughout the country and South have built sustainable, effective, green and healthy schools practices over time. After hearing how schools made IEQ a priority, participants will learn how they can apply proven and successful strategies to their own districts.

Opening Leadership Panel
LaShon Blakely and Heidi LeSane, U.S. EPA, Region 4, Indoor Environments Division
Leesa Carter, Executive Director, U.S. Green Building Council – Georgia
Environment: David Stubbs, Director of Facilities Planning and Construction, Clarke County School District
Health: Francesca Lopez, Program Manager, Georgia Asthma Control Program Georgia Department of Public Health
Education: Lynn Jackson, Director, Business Operations, Georgia Department of Education

Overview of the Framework for Effective IEQ Management Programs
LaShon Blakely and Heidi LeSane, U.S. EPA, Region 4, Indoor Environments Division
Benton Starks, Senior Director of Facilities Services, Richmond County School System
Bill McKnight, Facilities Director, Forsyth County Schools
Jim Mitchell, Maintenance Director, Cobb County Schools
Joseph Clements, Executive Director, Facilities Services, Fulton County Schools
Michael Coons, Senior Director of Operations, Savannah-Chatham County Schools
10:45am – 11:45am Making the Case and Getting Buy-in
Tracy Enger, U.S. EPA, HQ, Indoor Environments Division
David Stubbs, Director of Facilities Planning and Construction, Clarke County School District
Bill McKnight, Facilities Director, Forsyth County Schools
Jim Mitchell, Maintenance Director, Cobb County Schools
Brenda Stokes, Director of Construction, Bibb County School District
Matt Otani, Georgia Power Energy Coalition

Learn how you can help the school community and decision makers see the importance of IEQ initiatives, and how creating a well-developed plan is vital for your district's long-term success. Participants will learn how to build a strong case for green and healthy schools and gain buy-in from school and district administrators, teachers and others in the education community.

11:45am – 12:45pm Lunch
12:45pm – 1:45pm Virtual Walkthrough
Dave Blake, Northwest Clean Air Agency

Conducting school walkthroughs is an important way to keep a pulse on the current conditions of school buildings. Participants will learn how to conduct a facility walkthrough designed to prevent IEQ issues and to identify and prioritize solutions to common problems.

The Virtual School IAQ Walk-Through PDF 9.34 MB

1:45pm – 2:45pm Concurrent Sessions I
Bring your questions for these informative and interactive sessions.
  • Fresh Air: Optimal HVAC Management for Improved Health
    Ian Hadden, Energy/Sustainability Services Manager, Fanning Howey
    Bill McKnight, Director of Facilities, Forsyth County Schools
    Chad Griffith, PE, Mechanical and Design Engineer, Griffith Engineering
    Michael Coon, Savannah-Chatham County School System
    Bart Stewart, PE, Griffith Engineering

    Proper ventilation is a key component in providing a healthy learning and working environment. This session will highlight the importance of proper design, commissioning, maintenance and operation of school HVAC equipment in order to protect IEQ and promote energy efficiency. Participants will learn about innovative tools and technologies available for school facility managers and operations and maintenance staff.

    Fresh Air: Optimal HVAC Management for Improved Health PDF 513 KB

  • Mold and Moisture: Double Trouble for Schools
    Steven Caulfield, Turner Building Science & Design, LLC;
    Bill McKnight, Forsyth County School System
    Chad Griffith, Griffith Engineering

    Controlling moisture and mold in school buildings is essential when creating a healthy school environment. Participants will learn the myths and facts about mold, when mold testing is necessary and when it's not, and practical solutions for mold prevention and management.

    Mold and Moisture: Double Trouble for Schools PDF 1.47 MB

  • Green Cleaning and Maintenance
    Phillip Consolino, President, SouthEast Link
    Jim Mitchell, Maintenance Director, Cobb County Schools
    John Chittom, President, Athens Janitorial Supply
    Kimberly J. Thomas, Executive Director, Clarke County School District, Plant Services and Custodial Operations

    Green cleaning programs can help save money and time, while having less of an effect on building occupants compared to traditional cleaning methods. Participants will learn the key aspects of a green cleaning program, including environmentally preferable purchasing, training, policy recommendations and public awareness initiatives.

    Green Cleaning and Maintenance PDF 349 KB

  • Smart Materials Selection
    Paula Vaughan, Associate Principal, Perkins+Will
    John Sumlin, National Sales Vice President of Education, Tandus Flooring

    Choosing the appropriate products and materials is critical when designing and furnishing high performance schools. Usually the most effective way to improve IEQ is to choose materials that emit no or low levels of pollutants or irritants. Participants will learn effective strategies for choosing green materials and services that contribute to healthy IEQ in schools.

    Smart Materials Selection PDF 967 KB

  • Source Control and Integrated Pest Management
    Dr. Marilyn Black, Founder, GREENGUARD Environmental Institute
    Joseph Clements, Executive Director, Facilities Services, Fulton County Schools

    Some of the most effective ways to improve IEQ are to eliminate individual sources of pollution or to reduce their emissions. Participants will learn how to develop a successful chemical management and inventory plan to ensure that all schools are free from unnecessary hazards, as well as the fundamentals of integrated pest management (IPM) practices.

    Source Control and Integrated Pest Management PDF 1.29 MB

  • Asthma in Schools: The Health Perspective
    Francesca Lopez, Program Manager, Georgia Asthma Control Program Georgia Department of Public Health
    Jennifer Anderson, Director Respiratory Care Services, Georgia Health Sciences Medical Center
    Kitty Hernlen, Assistant Professor, Georgia Health Sciences University
    Susan Dillard, Richmond County School System

    Asthma is a leading cause of absenteeism, accounting for millions of missed school days each year. Asthma-friendly schools are ones that create safe and supportive learning environments for students with asthma, and that have policies and procedures which allow students to successfully manage their asthma. Learn how your district can help students with asthma stay healthy by using an asthma management plan.

    Asthma in Schools: The Health Perspective PDF 628 KB

2:45pm – 3:45pm Concurrent Sessions II (Sessions Repeat)
3:45pm – 4:30pm World Café Open Space
Get ready to put what you have learned into action. Participants will use this time to engage in small group discussions with a panel of concurrent session speakers.
4:30pm – 5:00pm Leaving in Action
Tracy Enger, U.S. EPA, HQ, Indoor Environments Division
LaShon Blakely and Heidi LeSane, U.S. EPA, Region 4, Indoor Environments Division

Building on all of the learning and insight gained throughout the day, attendees will develop individual or team action plans to take back to their school districts.

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