CONFERENCE PROGRAM

CENTRAL VALLEY FACILITIES / MANAGING GREEN BUILDINGS CONFERENCE

Time Name Speakers Description
Wednesday, March 30, 2022
8:30 AM - 9:30 AMSession 1: Title 24 Lighting Controls Acceptance TestingMichael Scalzo - National Lighting Contractors Association of America

California’s Title 24 Energy Code includes requirements for acceptance testing for various systems, including lighting controls, for both new non-residential buildings and alteration projects. Acceptance testing is utilized to ensure compliance with the Building Energy Efficiency Standards and other California code requirements. The speaker will examine what acceptance testing involves, who performs it, what documents are produced, how acceptance testing is different than commissioning and how learning the testing procedures could benefit commissioning agents.

9:50 AM - 10:50 AMSession 2: Electrical Safety in the Workplace - NFPA 70E: What You Need to KnowRaymond Bizal - NFPA

Hundreds of worker deaths and thousands of injuries could be prevented each year by following the latest edition of NFPA 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace®. Originally developed at OSHA's request, NFPA 70E provisions are applied to identify electrical safety hazards and reduce employee exposure to those hazards.  This presentation will focus on safety related work practices, safety related maintenance requirements and safety requirements for special equipment.  Also learn about additional resources for electrical safety in the workplace. This session will advance the on the job safety for you, your staff members, and contracted people.

11:10 AM - 12:10 PMSession 3: Burner and SCR Solutions for San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District Rules 4306 and 4320Anthony Feliz - R.F. MacDonald Co.

Join this session for solutions on how your boilers, steam generators and process heaters can meet the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District Rules 4306 and 4320, in regard to burner retrofits, controls upgrades and selective catalytic reduction. If you haven’t determined where you land on the timeline, the speaker can provide quick answers. All facilities must submit their emissions compliance intentions to the district by May 1, 2022.

12:15 PM - 12:55 PMSession 4: Renewable Energy Microgrids - Integrating Multiple Site-Based Energy Resources to Meet Facility Needs For Operations Cost Reduction, Improved Reliability, and SustainabilityDavid Bliss - Charge Bliss

Renewable energy microgrids - the facility site-based combination and coordination of clean energy generating assets (solar, wind, fuel cell, geothermal, other), energy storage (batteries, thermal, mechanical), and automated, reliable controls - have emerged as high-value tools to combat the mounting problems of rising operational costs (utility tariff changes, demand fees), power supply uncertainty (intentional and unintentional utility shutoffs), and public pressure to reduce carbon footprint.  These have been demonstrated in some of the most demanding environments (hospitals)- significantly reducing cost now and long into the future, helping facilities ride through outages and maintain productivity, and receiving praise from stakeholders and positive press that is becoming increasingly important to successful operation.  Learn how facilities can not only realize these benefits, but can capitalize on tax and cash incentives and optimize their facilities performance.

1:05 PM - 2:05 PMSession 5: How to Achieve a Culture of Safety at Your FacilityAndy Bull - C.H. Bull Co.

Safety slogans aren’t enough. There needs to be a culture of safety in every facility – which may involve implementing changes in employee mindset and behavior. In this session, you’ll learn the first step: how to hone your communications skills so you can be sure you’re effectively delivering the safety message that will make workers want to improve.

2:15 PM - 2:45 PMSession A: Film - High Performance Building: Perspective and Practices 

Enlightened companies today realize that there is a business case for building green. “High Performance Building: Perspective and Practices” is a high-interest film, produced by the Rocky Mountain Institute and the U.S. Green Building Council, which profiles 13 LEED projects. The film includes interviews with building managers and others who document the benefits to their facilities from green building practices.

Thursday, March 31, 2022
8:30 AM - 9:30 AMSession 6: The Top Reasons Generators FailGlenn Greene - Holt of California, Power & Engine Division

It's common to assume that because a standby generator doesn't often operate, it must be ready to go. On the contrary, generators are vulnerable to failure because of infrequent operation. The speaker will describe common starting/running problems, and how to ensure your generator works for you when utility power fails. Topics include proper maintenance and testing procedures and system enhancements. In these days of extreme climate events, standby generators are more important than ever; be sure yours work when needed.

9:50 AM - 10:50 AMSession 7: OSHA's Requirements for Emergency and Evacuation PlanningMary Henriques - OSHA Training Center at Chabot-Las Positas Community College

Emergency planning is a fundamental principle of workplace safety and health. Preparing before an emergency incident plays a vital role in ensuring that employers and workers have the necessary equipment, know where to go, and know how to keep themselves safe when an emergency occurs. This informational session will provide information on OSHA's requirements for workplace emergency action and fire protection plans and when they are required. It will also provide attendees with resources to help develop and maintain their own plan.

11:10 AM - 12:10 PMSession 8: What Got You Here Won't Get You There - the Quantum Leadership ModelWayne Whitzell - DFS Green

In this high-interest session, the speaker will weave together quantum physics -- that counterintuitive branch of physics that accepts uncertainty – with the management skills of leadership. Learn to recognize and neutralize perception-limiting behaviors in yourself and your team to increase innovation and employee engagement.  Also, learn the behaviors of compassionate leadership through the power of vulnerability and transparency.

1:00 PM - 2:00 PMSession 9: Mechanical Systems Monitoring - How to Check Proper Lubrication and Alignment With Infrared TestingMike Levitt - Allied Reliability, Inc.

Learn about the importance of monitoring mechanical equipment for proper lubrication and alignment via infrared testing. In mechanical systems such as motors and drives, friction is the primary source of heat build-up. Abnormal thermal patterns become visible in worn or inadequately lubricated bearings or misaligned drive components. Learn how monitoring with infrared technologies helps determine these problems, thus lengthening equipment life and reducing equipment downtime.

2:10 PM - 2:40 PMSession B: Film - High Performance Building: Perspective and Practices 

Enlightened companies today realize that there is a business case for building green. “High Performance Building: Perspective and Practices” is a high-interest film, produced by the Rocky Mountain Institute and the U.S. Green Building Council, which profiles 13 LEED projects. The film includes interviews with building managers and others who document the benefits to their facilities from green building practices.

As of 2012, the Green Building Certification Institute allows individuals with LEED Professional credentials to report any education related to green buildings to the Institute for continuing education. Upon request, Facilities Expo will send a certificate of completion for sessions on green building topics to any LEED Professional who requests one for GBCI documentation purposes, as long as they make the request at the conclusion of the class session, and as long as their badge was scanned.