With the challenges of a fragile economy and a 2% budget cap, districts must be more creative than ever in addressing facility needs with cost-effective solutions. Participants will learn about successful partnerships between the district and their municipal government. They will see examples of abandoned buildings transformed into exciting instructional settings. They will see how they can bring about energy efficiencies for cost savings today and for years to come. They will leave with information that could provide such savings in their own district.