As a construction company that supports sustainable building practices, Gilmore is looking forward to the upcoming United States Green Building Council Colorado’s Green Schools Summit at the University of Denver Nov. 14, focusing on  “how to design, build and maintain 21st-century schools, with the ultimate goal of greening Colorado’s schools within one generation.”

The summit will feature more than 400 k-12 and higher education stakeholders, students, parents, policy makers and green building industry professionals to talk about the future of education and how it is shifting.

“Our vision of ‘green schools in Colorado within this generation’ is widely shared,” said Patti Mason, Associate Director of the U.S. Green Building Council Colorado Chapter. “The challenge for school districts is how to get from that shared vision to a reality. This year’s summit focuses on best practices, finding resources, and innovative strategies to fund green school projects, bring sustainable learning in the classroom, and get the whole community involved.”

The summit will be broken down to three education tracks: “reduce environmental impact and costs; improve the health and wellness of schools, students, and staff; and provide environmental education. The technical track is designed with industry practitioners in mind and dives deeper into the topic identified.”