Sustainability Workshop and Luncheon Program
Jun 19, 2013
May 16, 2013toJun 17, 2013
Sustainability is an important element of our daily lives in public works and in serving our clients. Constituents, politicians, and staff all want our projects, practices, and facilities to be sustainable and to minimize our use of natural resources in construction and long term maintenance. Come hear from sustainability specialists on what their agencies and companies are doing to insure that Sustainability is considered in everything we do in our professional worlds!
Lisa Peterson, PE, City of Campbell Senior Engineer, and Liaison to the National APWA Sustainability Committee, will share the latest information from the APWA Sustainability Conference, and the valuable information available to APWA Members from APWA’s Center for Sustainability. The City of Campbell has been a leader in implementing Sustainable design in their capital improvement projects.
Erin Cooke, City of Cupertino Sustainability Manager, will talk about Cupertino’s Sustainability Programs, which are quite unique and diverse, to other surrounding Bay Area communities. Cupertino is working hard to answer to the priority for sustainability in all of their functions as a public agency.
Sean Vargas, PE, Vice President /Principal with PSOMAS, will talk about Envision, the national rating system for Public Works Projects. As a co-sponsor of this program, APWA supports inclusion of all types of sustainable features in public works projects. Sean will have information on becoming certified and how to get your projects the recognition that they deserve for achieving sustainable results.
Phil Bobel, Deputy Director of Public Works, and Brad Eggleston, Mike Sartor, Director of Public Works, City of Palo Alto, will present an overview of Palo Alto’s interdepartmental sustainability programs including their Climate Protection Plan, Electric Utility CLEAN Program, Urban Forest Master Plan, Zero Waste Plan, Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan, “Waste to Energy” Feasibility Study and other cutting edge sustainability initiatives. Palo Alto strives to be the “Greenest City in America” and is excited to be able to share its experiences and plans to push the sustainable envelope. As part of this effort Palo Alto has established a Sustainability Board made up of key City Department Heads and is currently recruiting for a Chief Sustainability Officer who will report to the City Manager and the Board. Palo Alto’s Solid Waste Program will demonstrate how even you can eliminate the “black” (garbage) can from your curbside recycling and composting collections.
Registration and Continental Breakfast
Welcome and Presentation on APWA Sustainability Program
City of Cupertino Sustainability Program
ENVISION - Sustainability in Infrastructure
Luncheon Check-In & Networking
Luncheon Presentation - City of Palo Alto Interdepartmental Sustainability Program
City of Mountain View
Hatch Mott MacDonald