CENTRAL VALLEY FACILITIES / MANAGING GREEN BUILDINGS CONFERENCE

Sponsored by OSHA Training Center at Chabot-Las Positas Community College District and

UC-Davis Continuing and Professional Education

 

Wednesday, July 15

Session 1

8:40 a.m. – 9:40 a.m.

Improving Compressed Air System Efficiency

 

Mark Kiser, Atlas Copco

 

This session will describe the significant energy savings possible through improved compressed air system management. The speaker will focus on compressor usage on the supply and demand side, with recommendations on sizing and efficiency. Also discussed will be the topic of locating and preventing air leakage, and the importance of routine preventive and predictive maintenance to minimize downtime.

 

Session 2

8:40 a.m. – 9:40 a.m.

The Forgotten Aspect of Fall Protection –The Silent Killer and Disabler

 

Andy Bull, President, C.H. Bull Co.

 

Many, when they hear or see a class on fall protection, they might think “I work in an office – I don’t need fall protection!” The vision comes to their mind of themselves sitting at a desk with a fall protection harness on and a lanyard attached to a desk handle drawer. That is ridiculous! We do a pretty good job when it comes to fall protection from heights but what about falls on the same level? That is, the slips and trips happening on the same level in an office or at a job site, which cause over 55 thousand lost time or disabling injuries or fatal injuries. Hear the speaker’s personal story of a fall that happened to him at last year’s facilities show that caused him to be off work for 8+ months.

 

Session 3

9:50 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.

Managing Facilities in an Era of Limited Budgets – GSA’s Management of Stanislaus County’s 140 Public and Private Buildings

 

Matt Innes, Facilities Manager, Stanislaus County

 

The General Services Administration (GSA) manages, constructs and preserves government buildings and promotes best practices in facilities management. It does this in an environment where funding is limited and priorities are ever-shifting. Hear about some of the challenges and successes that the agency has experienced in the past several years in its comprehensive facilities management of Stanislaus County’s 140-building inventory – totaling more than 2.5 million sq. ft. Discussed will be maintenance – routine, preventive and predictive – of HVAC and electrical systems, water and wastewater systems, roofing, security systems, and more.

 

Session 4

9:50 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.

Electric Vehicle Charging 101

Ryan Zulewski, Juice Bar EV

This session will describe the basics of electric vehicle charging at commercial facilities. Learn about types of chargers, requirements, current demand, best practices, and the future of the EV industry. Whether you are aiming to future-proof your property for the continuing influx of electric vehicles, or just need to accommodate the EVs currently on your site, this presentation will provide you with valuable information.

 

Session 5

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

The 2019 Title 24 Energy Code for Nonresidential Buildings – the New Requirements

 

Kelly Morairty, Mechanical Engineer, California Energy Commission

 

This presentation will cover the major changes to Title 24, Part 6, 2019 Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Energy Code) for nonresidential buildings. The 2019 Energy Code has new requirements for HVAC, lighting, building envelope, and water heating that took effect on January 1, 2020. The speaker will review the mandatory, prescriptive, and performance requirements and available resources that apply to newly constructed buildings, additions, and alterations.

 

Session 6

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Leadership and Supervisory Practices for Improved Organizational Effectiveness

 

Jason Wolins, Chair, and Ray Call, Adjunct Instructor, Business Department, Humphreys University

 

This session will focus on leadership characteristics and supervisory practices that lead to greater organizational effectiveness. Topics will include how leadership can inspire employees to perform beyond what is expected, how to improve employee misbehavior in the workplace by developing clear expectations, and how to avoid being a toxic boss.

 

Session 7

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Comparing and Selecting Luminaires for Your Facility

 

Linda Sanford, Energy Centers Senior Lighting Program Coordinator, Pacific Gas and Electric Company

 

Facilities managers who upgrade and choose new lighting in facilities, for either renovations or new projects, need to know what to look for. In this session, the speaker will discuss how to choose new luminaires that ensure that efficiencies are captured and

quality is maintained, both with fixture selection (primarily with good quality LEDs) and with compatible controls. Learn the selection criteria so you will make the best, most energy-efficient choices for your facility.

 

Session 8

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

The Basics of Tree Management on Your Facility’s Grounds

 

Sherri Weber, Urban Forest Director, and Sarah Gaskin, ISA Certified Arborist and Consulting Arborist, A Plus Tree Inc.

 

Facilities engineers are experts at maintenance of their buildings and equipment, but may not always understand the maintenance needs of another category of company assets – the trees on the grounds of the facility. In this session attendees will learn the basics of trees on their sites: how far roots typically extend and at what depth, how renovations and construction can affect trees, basics of tree care, signs of a tree in a dangerous condition, and more. Also, learn about the latest technology to easily and effectively inventory and manage large tree populations across multiple properties.

 

Session A

Special Film

2:10 p.m. – 2:40 p.m.

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, July 16

 

Session 9

8:40 a.m. – 9:40 a.m.

Facility Video Surveillance – Types and Applications

 

David Gerths, Verkada

 

This session will describe different types of video surveillance for facilities – NVRs/DVRs, cloud, and hybrid cloud. Find out what the pros and cons are of each system's architecture to determine the best fit to keep your building(s) safe and secure.

 

Session 10

8:40 a.m. – 9:40 a.m.

The New Cal/OSHA Indoor Heat Illness Standard – What You Will Need to Know

 

Addie Hosier, OSHA Training Institute Education Center| Chabot-Las Positas Community College District

State of California legislation (SB 1167) has required Cal/OSHA to develop a heat illness standard applicable to indoor places of employment. Since it is expected to become final soon, facilities need to learn what the standard will mean for them: what are the indoor temperature limits, where the temperature should be measured and how, how work clothing and heavy types of work will add to the heat consideration. Also, how temperature should be adjusted (fans, air-conditioning) and provisions for water and cool-down areas. And high radiant heat work areas – such as boiler rooms and foundries – will have special considerations. Establishing a heat illness prevention plan will be part of the requirement. Make sure your facility is prepared for implementation of the upcoming standard.

 

Session 11

9:50 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.

The A, B, C’s of Solar For Commercial Facilities

 

Kyle White, Sunworks, Inc.

 

Commercial solar is finally coming into its own and it’s been predicted that the largest growth for solar in the next five years will be in commercial and industrial facilities. The speaker will review the factors that influence that surge; the benefits of adopting solar and who can benefit; the various solar installation types, variables to consider; demand mitigation, including energy storage; tax incentives; and financing options. Find out how solar can help your company’s bottom line.

 

Session 12

9:50 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.

Custodial Cleaning and Sustainable Buildings – How to Meet Your Goals

Brian Johnson, Director, The Ashkin Group

This presentation will describe the benefits of having a custodial cleaning arrangement, either via contract services or involving an in-house crew, which coordinates cleaning with the sustainability mission of your company and facility. Whether you are working toward LEED Building Operations and Maintenance (O&M) certification or are just concerned about monitoring the presence of chemicals in the employees’ workspace, this presentation will provide facility managers with practical ideas and tools to meet both cleanliness and sustainability goals.

 

Session 13

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

The California Building Energy Benchmarking Requirements – an Overview

Eugene Lee, California Energy Commission

 

This session will provide an overview of California’s Building Energy Benchmarking Program. The program, which went into effect in 2018, requires reporting of energy use information for buildings larger than 50,000 square feet. Learn how to identify buildings included in the requirements, how to report your buildings to the Energy Commission, and how your benchmarking results can help you save energy in your buildings.

 

Session 14

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Lockout/Tagout – What You Need to Know to Ensure Safety and Comply With Regulations

 

Tina Taylor, Safety Director, Collins Electrical Company, Inc.

 

This session will discuss Lockout/Tagout for employers and employees, including what is required per the California Code of Regulations, Section 3314. Is your facility in compliance? The speaker will describe what facility operators need to know and where they can go for resources pertaining to Lockout/Tagout procedures. The presentation will address the practices necessary to disable machinery or equipment, thus preventing the release of hazardous energy while employees perform servicing and maintenance tasks. Included will be some common Lockout/Tagout violations at various types of facilities, including examples where employees were injured during routine maintenance or service on HVAC units. Learn what you need to know to avoid injury and comply with regulations.

 

Session 15

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Commercial Lighting: What’s New in the Title 24 Energy Standards

 

Nicole Hathaway, Sr. Development Engineer, California Lighting Technology Center, University of California-Davis

 

California's new nonresidential/commercial Building Energy Efficiency Standards took effect on January 1, 2020. The speaker will address major changes from the 2016 version to the new 2019 version related to lighting, which include: lighting power allowance reductions, new power adjustment factors, and a simplified approach to alterations.

 

Session B

Special Film

1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

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.

Note re LEED:

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.

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