April 2, 2017

Eneref Institute Creates Networking Group of School Administrators to Foster Sustainable Development

Initiative Will First Gather a “Constellation” of School Administrators to Offer Ideas to Overcome Market Obstacles to Natural Interior Daylight in K-12 Schools

Philadelphia – April 7, 2017 – Eneref Institute, a leading advocate for sustainable development, announces the launch of its Constellation Networking Group of School Administrators. Eneref will invite administrators who are considering including daylighting in their schools, or who want to share their experience about daylighting with other administrators.

Eneref Constellations bring together executives and industry experts, creating an interconnected network to advance innovation and promote best practices in sustainable development.

The goal of Eneref’s School Constellation Networking Group is to help overcome market obstacles to sustainable development, and will first tackle the impediments to a greater use of natural interior daylight in school facilities. Natural interior daylight, or “daylighting,” increases student performance, a key finding in the 1999 Heschong Mahone report “Daylighting in Schools: An Investigation into the Relationship Between Daylighting and Human Performance.”

A report by Eneref Institute examining the success in one elementary school amplifies those findings, based on interviews with school staff. The Eneref Institute school report is available for download here.

School administrators who participate in Eneref’s Daylighting for School Facilities Constellation will learn from industry experts as well as network with other education leaders as part of a group that drives change. Participants meet by roundtable web conference a few times per year, as schedules permit. Networking within Eneref Constellations leads to partnerships between end-users, businesses and researchers, facilitating the transfer of new technologies to the market.

School administrators looking to learn more about Eneref’s Constellation Group, can visit: http://eneref.org/event-details/natural-interior-daylight-for-schools/

School administrators can register here to participate in the Eneref’s Constellation: http://eneref.org/register/

According to Seth Warren Rose, Founding Director of Eneref Institute, “Eneref’s Constellations are designed to spur sustainable innovation, and are focused on bringing environmental solutions to market at a rapid pace.”

About Eneref Institute:

Eneref Institute (www.eneref.org) is a research and advocacy organization focused on environmental and social responsibility opportunities. The mission of Eneref Institute is to launch initiatives that raise awareness for clear, specific solutions which promote efficient use of natural resources, demonstrate social responsibility, and foster a peaceful, earth-friendly economy. Eneref Institute leads industry specific initiatives and works closely with government agencies, including the US Department of Defense, Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency.