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2017 Speaker Series—March 22


Speaker Series 2017

Planning for and Operating Efficient Schools

This presentation will introduce and explore the concepts of sustainability and resilience as they are applied to the development of public facilities. The speaker will discuss the ecologically efficient school and how such structures can be used as teaching tools that engage the youth and ignite an interest in the built environment. From this presentation, planners will learn about specific ways sustainable infrastructure can be incorporated into site and building design. Additionally, planners will take away an understanding of the systems that may be incorporated into projects that they review during the development process in this era of sustainable architecture.          

Date/Time: Wednesday, March 22, 10:30 a.m.–12:00 noon. 

4th Floor Board Room, County Administration Building, 14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

CM: 1.5 (Approved)

Mike Dieterich is a LEED Accredited Professional, environmental scientist, bestselling author, and award-winning producer.  Over the past decade, he has written policies and programs that support sustainable development.  His efforts have culminated in the success of passing historic sustainability efforts in Washington, DC. Dieterich has been called upon as an expert for the United States Congress, United Nations Climate Action Forum and has led conversations at Georgetown University and Carnegie Mellon University.  His efforts have been featured in The New York Times and various national broadcast outlets.  Most recently, his Tedx talk, “A Zero Energy Water Waste Future” addressed the future of energy, water, and waste in our built environment.