CONFERENCE PROGRAM

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA FACILITIES EXPO / MANAGING GREEN BUILDINGS CONFERENCE

Time Name Speakers Description
Wednesday, April 27, 2022
8:30 AM - 9:30 AMSession 1: The Forgotten Aspect of Fall Protection –The Silent Killer and DisablerAndy 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 240,000 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.
9:50 AM - 10:50 AMSession 2: The John Ferraro Building in L.A. – a Look at One of the World’s First LEED Zero BuildingsNancy Sutley , Chief Sustainability Officer - Los Angeles Dept. of Water and Power
Hear about how the John Ferraro Building – headquarters for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power – has become one of only 10 buildings worldwide to achieve LEED Zero.  This is especially impressive in view of the fact that the 17-story, all-electric building was initially constructed in 1965.  Beginning in 2013, a series of intensive energy-efficiency measures were put into place, including lighting retrofits, chiller upgrades, fan systems upgrades, and more -- earning the building LEED EBOM in 2015 and LEED Gold in 2016.  In 2019, the building operated with net zero carbon emissions through use of partial offsets, and achieved the coveted LEED Zero designation. The speaker will describe these accomplishments and efforts to transform this mid-century icon to a 21st century green building. Gain valuable ideas you can apply at your own facility.
11:10 AM - 12:10 PMSession 3: National Electrical Code (NEC) Compliance – Information You Can Count on For SuccessRaymond Bizal , Director, Regional Operations - NFPA
Involved with electrical systems in your facility?  Don't be isolated from knowledge and information that will help reduce risk from electrical systems. This presentation will help you with electrical code compliance. Gain information about the National Electrical Code system and significant changes to the 2020 edition of the NEC recently incorporated by reference into the California Electrical Code. Also learn about free code access and resources available to you.
12:15 PM - 12:55 PMSession 4: How to Avoid Common Pitfalls When Creating an Emergency Preparedness ProgramBecky Christy , Director of Business Continuity-Western Region - Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, and Officer of Association of Continuity Professionals, Orange County Chapter
This session will describe the basic elements of setting up an emergency preparedness program for your facility. The speaker’s focus will be on common pitfalls of a program and how to avoid them. Find out what you need to know to avoid problems.
1:00 PM - 2:00 PMSession 5: Permeable Pavement – Improvements in Technology Make This a Good Choice Today for Stormwater Management and LEED ProjectsRobert Jarvis - Century Paving, Inc.
Just a few years ago, permeable pavement – which allows water to flow through it – was getting some adverse reviews as being high maintenance. However, improvements to the technology have solved this problem, and today permeable pavement is being embraced by many California facilities that are eager to manage their stormwater, as well as those that are embarking on LEED green building certification projects. This session will describe what permeable pavement is, where it is suited for use, and installation considerations, such as soil conditions and water table. Also details on stormwater management benefits, and how permeable pavement fits into LEED certification, and with other water-saving grounds management practices such as landscaping with natural vegetation.   
2:10 PM - 2:40 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, April 28, 2022
8:30 AM - 9:30 AMSession 6: 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.
9:50 AM - 10:50 AMSession 7: Lighting Controls – Optimum Use in Commercial FacilitiesMartin Vu , Principal - RMS Energy Consulting
As lighting has evolved significantly in the last decade, so have lighting controls. The speaker will describe what the lighting evolution means for commercial buildings, and discuss when to add, retrofit, or redesign lighting and lighting control systems. Learn about lighting system standards, cost analysis, and energy reduction strategies, and what are the best practice lighting control strategies for the different lighting control system configurations such as wired, wireless, and hybrid control systems.
11:10 AM - 12:10 PMSession 8: Understanding Commissioning and Retro-Commissioning: Benefits, Methodology, and Setting the Right ExpectationsTony Liou , President - Partner Energy
Whether they’re part of a new construction or an existing building, systems may not always operate the way they were designed. In this presentation, the speaker will discuss how commissioning and retro-commissioning can be low-cost ways for making improvements that help you get the most out of your building and control systems.
1:00 PM - 2:00 PMSession 9: Business Continuity Planning – Be PreparedBecky Christy , Director of Business Continuity-Western Region - Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, and Officer of Association of Continuity Professionals, Orange County Chapter
Stuff happens. Anything from a small fire or power outage to a major earthquake or winter storm can disrupt your business. The speaker will discuss the fundamentals of business continuity planning – what it is, why it is important and how it can help prevent a disruption at your facility from turning into a disaster.
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.