2023 CONFERENCE PROGRAM

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA FACILITIES EXPO / MANAGING GREEN BUILDINGS CONFERENCE

Wednesday, April 5, 2023
8:40 AM - 9:40 AM

 

This presentation will provide an overview of the changes to the nonresidential Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Title 24, Part 6, Lighting/Electrical) for 2022 that will be implemented on January 1, 2023. The speaker will also discuss how the code changes affect Acceptance Testing and what that means for you on a new project.

 

 

Facility managers are required by OSHA to have a written emergency response plan for their buildings.  But is your plan up-to-date regarding building employees who are disabled or with reduced mobility? You may have purchased stairway evacuation chairs or lightweight transport wheelchairs for emergencies.  If so, do people know where they are stored and how to use them?  And what about other planning? Do you have lists of the employees in your buildings who will require assistance in the case of an emergency, with details on what assistance they will need? Are these lists updated on a regular basis, to take into account employee accidents (broken legs, etc.) or other reduced mobility? What about disabled people working overtime, outside of regular building hours – are these situations part of the planning? Learn about this important topic in this informative presentation.

 

9:50 AM - 10:50 AM

 

Net zero carbon may sound overwhelming to busy facility managers. How do you even begin? Learn how California State University Dominguez Hills embraces the journey – and achieves impressive results – by focusing on the basics of building management.  By tackling retro-commissioning, creating pilot renewable projects, and creating an energetic learning mindset for ongoing energy improvements, campus staff have reduced electric consumption to lower than 2019 levels while adding 300,000 sq ft and converting plant from direct gas fired absorption chillers to all electric chillers. Greenhouse gases have also been reduced by 50% since 2019. And they’re just getting started. The manager in charge will share how you can take practical steps right now to reduce energy waste and create a roadmap for the next decade and beyond.  

 

 

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. 

 

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

 

In this session, hear an update on the current water supply (drought) situation in southern California, State of California’s water conservation legislation, and water efficiency rebates, programs and workshops that will assist commercial, industrial and institutional sectors.

 

 

Boiler predictive monitoring (PM) allows operators to gain visibility of critical equipment in the boiler room and provide a holistic dashboard of the entire system application. PM controls provide actionable insights to increase efficiency and reduce unplanned downtime. Users can remotely monitor their boiler system, view key performance indicators, receive alerts, utilize an asset diagnostic tool, and review trend reports, moving from a reactive to a predictive stance to reduce boiler maintenance costs and improve uptime. This session will help you to identify operational trends to help address issues before they arise for efficient troubleshooting.

 

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

 

From concept to commissioning and decommissioning to disposal, all equipment installation projects in manufacturing and processing plants go through a common process. Engineers are often too conservative in their practices, safely oversizing instead of asking more, or the right, questions up front. This approach can lead to inherent operational waste down the line. This presentation will cover the life of a piece of equipment, taking real world examples from the field to illustrate good system design meeting modern controls capabilities. The speaker will particularly focus on air compressors, pumps, blowers and vacuum systems.  

 

 

This session will focus on how facilities should conduct a threat assessment for possible criminal or ideological (terrorist) incidents. Office buildings, multi-tenant buildings and houses of worship will be among those included in the discussion. Information will include details on ASIS Guideline for General Security Risk Assessment and ASIS Guideline for Facility Physical Security.

 

2:10 PM - 2:40 PM

 

This valuable film provides in-depth look at how the integrative design process happens for high-performance buildings. The film, produced by RMI, formerly the Rocky Mountain Institute, includes examples of how design teams collaborate with people involved in HVAC and other building systems in ways that integrate building design elements --such as daylighting and renewable energy -- into other building systems for optimal performance. Case history examples of this process include the Empire State Building retrofit, Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Phipps Conservancy, the Desert Living Center, Willow School and Chicago Botanic Gardens.

 

Thursday, April 6, 2023
8:40 AM - 9:40 AM

 

Electric HVAC heat pumps have a compelling economic value for commercial buildings, and set of features that are key in achieving California’s goals for building decarbonization. In this presentation, participants will learn about the basic principles of electric HVAC heat pumps -- variable capacity or variable refrigerant flow systems -- and how they can benefit commercial facilities. 

 

 

Learn about a structured planning tool that facility managers and supervisors use to analyze their history of equipment failures, which when implemented, leads to a reduction in maintenance costs and unplanned downtime. See how key performance indicators and their performance in the overall system are a key factor in this process.

 

9:50 AM - 10:50 AM

 

From a municipal utility’s perspective, this presentation will highlight the best practices and lessons learned from deploying large scale electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure, which includes the nation’s largest EV public fast-charging plaza in Pasadena. The speaker will discuss the ownership business models, funding sources, siting, permitting and project development. Additionally, he will share how EV technology is changing and utility programs that are being developed using this infrastructure to meet the needs of EV drivers.

 

 

Learn about Cal/OSHA’s Heat Illness Standard, which applies to all employees who are working outdoors during times of excessive heat. Discussed will be requirements such as planning, training, water requirements, rest, shade. Within the past year, heat waves in California have been unprecedented for the state. Be sure you know how to deal with future extreme hot weather at your facility. 

 

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

 

It’s important for facilities managers to keep momentum going on indoor air quality progress as the Covid pandemic winds down.  Many facility staff were scrambling to react to the pandemic.  Now that the pressure has turned down a bit, it’s time to take a step back and evaluate what indoor air quality priorities should be and where changes or upgrades are still needed.  This presentation informs facility managers how to tackle IAQ/ventilation issues strategically instead of reactively.  

 

 

In California, a state law requires that hospitals stay open after an earthquake.  In order to achieve that, there are simple things hospitals must do that are above and beyond the California building code.  That being said, the code is not intended to keep businesses open after a disaster; it only allows people to get out of their building safely.  This session will introduce attendees to the simple steps they can take to keep their businesses open and viable following an earthquake.  It only makes sense, if you have a business, you want it to stay open, even after an earthquake.  So learn how to do what hospitals do in this valuable presentation.

 

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

 

In this session, the speaker will discuss the importance and value for facility managers and owners to undertake either a retro commissioning and/or an energy assessment, and why these are two different exercises. A building’s energy performance loses its effectiveness over time with most buildings becoming 25% less efficient after only a short 2–5-year time period from the original construction and initial commissioning. Operational efficiency can be significantly improved upon with a small amount of effort with changes that improve both energy performance while also improving operational performance, reduced energy, and improved carbon emissions.

 

 

The guide will provide a comprehensive perspective of operations at the Anaheim Convention Center, focusing on the strategic execution of utility management, preventive maintenance and predictive maintenance. The ACC is a LEED-certified 1.8-million-sq-ft facility, which is comprised of over 1 million sq ft of exhibit space, a 7,500-seat Arena, 94 meeting rooms of 352,000 sq ft total, 138,000 sq ft of ballroom space (one is 38,000; another is 100,000), 176,000 sq ft of pre-function lobby space, and over 200,000 sq ft of outdoor event space. The campus is serviced by 6 mechanical plants with 15 heavy tonnage chillers supplying nearly 10,000 tons of cooling, all maintained and serviced in-house. Included in the tour will be information on maintenance operation strategies, which include high-tech analysis and practices, along with an outlook for the future. 

 

2:10 PM - 3:10 PM

 

California has a very large solar footprint when it comes to power generation, and accordingly utility companies and facilities need energy storage on a large scale.  Current energy storage lags current needs in the state and as more and more solar is added, this situation within the power grid will exacerbate. Facilities managers need to consider energy storage options sooner rather than later, in order to meet the electrical needs of their buildings and to efficiently control costs. This session will provide an overview of the topic. 

 

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.