Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Physical Plant Staff Connects with Students

Madison auto students

Every month, Physical Plant Operations (PPO) staff members have the opportunity to see their most important customers – our students – by holding mandatory monthly safety meetings at various schools.
Madison High School recently hosted the group for an Autoimmune Safety meeting that was held in the high school’s new “Autotorium,” a beautiful eco-friendly building connected to the new Auto Shop.

In addition to learning about autoimmune disease safety, PPO staff met with Madison students who are enrolled in the ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certification program, part of the College Career and Technical Education (CCTE) Program.

Mike Reynolds from CCTE discussed the goals of CCTE and various programs at Madison and around the district. PPO employees were impressed with how Madison incorporated green building components into their new facility, including a solar roof, high efficiency hand dryers, orientation to provide shading year round in the courtyard area, utilization of natural ventilation instead of air conditioning, polished concrete which is easy to clean and maintain, energy efficient transformers, and air compressors that are rotary instead of piston, which make them more quiet and energy efficient.

For more information, please contact Maria Moore-Flagg at (858) 573-5719.

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