Clearing the Air: Adapting Schools to a Changing World Resources

Thank you for joining the Portland Green Schools Committee for our Panel Discussion Series, “Clearing the Air: Adapting Schools to a Changing World.  This series is hosted in 2 parts. The first occurred on June 10, 2020 and the second will occur on July 15, 2020. Below is a list of the resources provided by our panelists. Feel free to reference or share this as you need. 

Part 1: The research and data to address our changing world

To best understand how we design and operate these buildings to adapt and mitigate issues such as IAQ, thermal comfort, and emergencies - we must have a solid understanding of what is actually impacting the school environment. This panel will bring together experts to dive into the research about these factors and how this can impact energy efficiency all while valuing student health and wellness as the key driver.

Presenters:

  • Craig Lardiere, Mechanical Engineer, PAE
  • Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg, Energy Studies Building Lab (ESBL) Director Architecture, University of Oregon
  • Kathleen Owen, Air Pollution Control Engineer, ASHRAE
  • Gerry Glynn, Account Executive, Ameresco

Panel 1 recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddUSSuGTI5g

Panel 1 slides: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1JbxeU83vGZkHQKuQkwjdKZLItgtPvdDK/view?usp=sharing

 

Part 2: Design and Considerations to Adapt to Our Changing World

Part One discussed the research that is helping us best understand how we adapt our buildings to a changing world and the key factors that play into decision making. During Part 2 of this series, experts will discuss incorporating these factors into school facility design and management decision making processes.

Moderator:

  • Lydia Burns, Associate Principal, Bassetti Architects

Featured speakers:

  • Angela Freeman, Executive Director of Schools, Reynolds School District
  • Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg, Energy Studies Building Lab (ESBL) Director Architecture, University of Oregon
  • Ruwan Jayaweera, Associate Principal, PAE

Panel 2 recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGMFJBwytbk&t=2s

Panel 2 slides: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NJZmFqoVvN7SgfwDGGUkaMhfHOPJUoUk/view?usp=sharing