Connecticut School Buildings & Grounds Association
A network of school facility professionals focused on safe, clean, healthy and green schools.
NEW DATE - February 21, 2018 (originally scheduled for January 17)

Connecticut School Environmental Laws Roundtable Discussion

Busy facility staff are charged with keeping our schools afloat, managing the day to day tasks, AND complying with the state laws. From green cleaners, pesticide regulations and notifications, to Indoor Air Quality issues and prevention, to the "What's In/What's Out" of recycling, there are many new changes that you might not be aware of. What needs to be done? What needs to be posted online? Who needs to be notified? What's a busy manager to do???


Come to hear about the new changes in recycling, the requirements for building inspections, and discuss the supports available to you from CT Green LEAF Schools. Together we can work this all out!


Panelists include:


  • Kenny Foscue, CT State Department of Public Health (Indoor Environmental Quality and the Tools for Schools program)
  • Sherill Baldwin, CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (the new recycling initiatives and oversight of school compliance)
  • Laurel Kohl, Institute for Sustainable Energy at Eastern Connecticut State University, CT Green LEAF Schools

    Click here to register


      2017 Vendor Day - November 7, 2017

      This annual vendor show was THE event for School Facilities Directors, Custodial & Maintenance Supervisors, their Assistants and other personnel who need to be kept abreast of educational and technical trends, regulations and mandates pertaining to health safety and the welfare of students and educational personnel.

      Starting off the event was a CONN-OSHA Lock Out/Tag Out training session which gave individuals an opportunity for additional safety training.  Immediately following the safety training, the vendor doors were opened and over 120 registered attendees packed the room. They spent 4 hours visiting with vendors and networking with peers.

        Thank you to our Vendors for their support.

      A+ Technology & Security Solutions, Inc. ~ AAIS Corp ~ AEI Consultants ~ Air Temp Mechanical Services, Inc. ~ Allston Supply ~ American Business Telephone & Technologies, LLC ~ Artis Energy ~ ASSA ABLOY ~ Automated Building Systems, Inc. ~ Bacher Corp ~ Brightcore Energy ~ C & A Distributors, Inc. ~ Capitol Region Education Council ~ Colliers International ~ CT Green LEAF Schools ~ CTC Building Solutions ~ Controlled Acoustics Corp ~ Downes Construction Company ~ Dugmore & Duncan, Inc. ~ Dunning Industries ~ Eagle Environmental, Inc. ~ Emme Controls ~ ESC ~ Filter Sales & Service, Inc. ~ Flow Tech Inc. ~ Friar Associates, Inc. ~ Fuss & O'Neill EnviroScience ~ The Garland Company, Inc. ~ Grainger/Milwaukee Tools ~ Hillyard, Inc. ~ Hussey Seating Company ~ JP Maguire Associates ~ Kingspan Energy ~ Life Safety & Supply, LLC ~ Magnakleen Services ~ National Chemical Laboratories ~ Nationwide Security Corporation ~ NEC Supply, LLC ~ New England Industrial Supply ~ Nilfisk ~ Norcom CT ~ Northern Playground Surfacing ~  P & J Playground Services ~ Paul Davis  ~ Precision Concrete Cutting ( ~ PTE Energy ~ Savol Pools ~ SelecTech, Inc. ~ Servpro of the Farmington Valley/Servpro of Bristol ~ Sherwood Sportsturf ~ Shiffler Equipment Sales ~ SiteOne Landscape Supply ~ Staples Business Advantage ~ Supreme Industrial Products, Inc. ~ Tankworks ~ Tarkett/Johnsonite ~ Total Lighting Service LLC ~ Trane ~ Transfer Enterprises, Inc. ~ Tremco Roofing & Building Maintenance ~ WB Mason ~ Willco Sales & Service

      Click here to view photos from the event.

      The CSBGA was founded in 1974, and as a professional trade organization, we have worked through the years to encourage School Facilities Directors, Custodial & Maintenance Supervisors, School Business Officials and suppliers to work together respectfully and professionally, developing a proud tradition in the process.  You can depend on the CSBGA to help build and strengthen your future. At the CSBGA, we all work together to help strengthen all our futures.

      What We Do:

      ♦  Keeping Abreast of State Regulations
      ♦  Annual Refresher for Asbestos Certification
      ♦  Certified Building Operator
      ♦  Green Cleaning Initiative Round Tables
      ♦  Lead Paint Requirement Workshops

      Education & Training

      ♦  Facility Manager Certification Program
      ♦  Attend seminars and workshops on new technologies in the field
      ♦  Educational excursions to local cutting edge facilities
      ♦  Access to important publications relating to your personal training and development

      Annual Vendor Tradeshows

      ♦  View the latest in facility products and services
      ♦  Develop important vendor relationship
      ♦  Participate in professional development sessions

      Networking for School Facilities

      ♦  Attend regularly scheduled meetings to share information and generate new ideas and develop lasting relatinships with other professional colleagues
      ♦  Partnerships with University of Hartford and Institute for Sustainable Energy

      Innovative Programs

      ♦  Use of LinkedIn and Web-based discussion forum/interactive website to provide membership a means to share and connect through documents, comment sharing and links
      ♦  Collabortion and partnership with other associations and organizations to facilitate sustainability in Safe, Clean, Healthy and GREEN School Facilities
      ♦  F.A.S.T (Facility Assistance & Support Team)
      ♦  Annual Scholarship Fund

      Upcoming Programs

      CSBGA - February 21, 2018
      CT Green Leaf
      Courtyard by Marriott, 4 Sebethe Dr, Cromwell
      Click here to register.

      CSBGA - TBD

      Lead Renovator Training
      Registration will be available soon.

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      Resource and Industry Links

      Links to documents and presentations has been moved to the Members Section.