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Advocacy: Green Schools-- A Healthy & Productive Environment for all Students

  • Tuesday, March 23, 2021
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Virtual Event

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Join us for our next webinar on Green Schools where we will discuss the importance of ensuring a healthy and productive environment for all students.

March 23, 2021
2:00 - 3:00 PM

Join Zoom Meeting: https://utsa.zoom.us/j/7381852603

Meeting ID: 738 185 2603

State Advocacy Day is USGBC Texas' biennial coordinated advocacy outreach to Texas state legislators and lawmakers. This year Advocacy Day will be held as a series of three events centered around three topics. Our goal is to expand Texas Green Building Advocacy dialogue with legislators and with each other to gain momentum during this legislative session.

Legislative bills on our agenda: 

  • HB 303 & HB 2038 relating to testing for lead contamination in schools with lead piping
  • HB 351 relating to air filtration efficiency standards at primary and secondary education and child-care facilities

We are happy to announce Shivani Langer & Anisa Heming as our subject matter experts for this event. 

Shivani Langer is a LEED and WELL Accredited Principal, Senior Project Architect and Regional Sustainability Leader at Stantec with over 20 years of architectural experience including 15 years of experience in Educational facility design. Since her post graduate degree in Sustainable Design in 2003, she has been incorporating high performance and sustainability goals in projects within the firm. Shivani has been leading Stantec's Sustainability Research and Benchmarking program since 2013. The research under this program includes many aspects of sustainability, including post occupancy evaluations in buildings, with the goal to constantly learn and inform future designs, design processes and decisions. 

Anisa Heming is director of the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council. She provides strategic direction to USGBC’s work in schools and coordinates an organization-wide team to promote environmental sustainability, health and wellness, and sustainability literacy in school systems around the world. Anisa is a Little Rock native and holds a B.S. in Architecture from Washington University in St. Louis and an M.Arch. from the University of Washington in Seattle.

Beverly Fornof is a Senior Associate at Corgan with over a decade of experience developing innovative learning environments that prioritize student engagement and well-being. Her expertise in the cognitive development of students and the impact their environment has on them allows her to lead teams in developing sensory-rich spaces for students to thrive.

To get more information, contact:

David Matiella, advocacy@usgbctexas.org

USGBC Texas Chapter is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 1801 Royal Lane, Suite 400, Dallas, TX 75229

Contact us at chapter@usgbctexas.org or at 214-571-9244

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