CONFERENCE PROGRAM

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA FACILITIES EXPO / MANAGING GREEN BUILDINGS CONFERENCE

Time Name Speakers Description
Wednesday, August 18, 2021
8:55 AM - 9:55 AMSession 1: COVID-19 Disinfection – Guidance for Commercial FacilitiesThom Hoge - President, SERVPRO of Downey and Montebello
The COVID-19 pandemic is a challenge for every commercial facility. This session will describe how cleaning for COVID-19 differs from standard building cleaning and disinfection.  Find out about products, methods, and surfaces that need disinfection, as part of preventive measures.  Also discussed will be personal protective gear and precautions for cleaning crews, and what to do if an employee becomes sick. Learn how technology can help you maintain a safe and sanitary environment.  
8:55 AM - 9:55 AMSession 2: Emergency Preparedness in the WorkplaceJannine Wilmoth - Assistant Emergency Manager, Anaheim Fire and Rescue, City of Anaheim
Emergencies or disasters in Southern California can happen anytime and anywhere. This presentation will explore action steps to take now to be personally prepared for emergencies and how to apply those principles in your workplace.  
10:25 AM - 11:25 AMSession 3: Guidelines for Effective Exterior Lighting of Commercial Buildings and GroundsChip Israel - CEO and Founder, Lighting Design Alliance
All commercial facilities require exterior lighting of some kind, both for the building and the surrounding grounds. This session will help you evaluate your own site, and decide if your exterior lighting is as good as it could be. Learn about the latest technical applications of light, which can help a site’s lighting move beyond simple security to eye-catching building and grounds creativity.
10:25 AM - 11:25 AMSession 4: Electrical Safety in the Workplace - NFPA 70E: What You Need to KnowRaymond Bizal - Director, Regional Operations, 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.
1:00 PM - 2:00 PMSession 5: Diversity Awareness Helps Managers Improve ProductivityKecia Hanson - Diversity Trainer, California Employers Association
Diversity in today’s workplace not only involves differences in race, gender, economic status, and culture, it also includes differences in communication style, ages, education and values. With insight, understanding and skill development, managers can learn to value differences and thus achieve a more productive workplace. This presentation will define diversity and inclusion, address unconscious bias, discuss micro messages - inequities and affirmations, and explain the benefits of a diverse and inclusive workforce.
1:00 PM - 2:00 PMSession 6: How to Troubleshoot Pavement Defects and Achieve the Most Effective RepairsRobert Jarvis - , Century Paving, Inc.
This presentation will provide facility managers with the tools to understand pavement defects and repair options related specifically to asphalt concrete. The speaker will describe how to perform a simple site review and how to determine the best methods for tackling pavement repair for your facility. He will also discuss how to budget for your short- and long-term expenditures, and will explain the best time of year to perform repairs to your facility in order to obtain the best quality project at the most competitive value.
2:30 PM - 3:30 PMSession 7: Tour of the Hilton Anaheim Hotel (tour limited to 12 people)Juan Jorquera - , Hilton Anaheim
Attendees will congregate in the meeting room, and from there walk over to Southern California’s second largest hotel, Hilton Anaheim, adjacent to the Convention Center, for a behind-the-scenes look at what makes its facilities operations happen. The tour will show you the steam plant, chiller plant, and emergency generation equipment. It also will include water treatment, cooling towers and pumping operations.
Thursday, August 19, 2021
8:55 AM - 9:55 AMSession 8: Lockout/Tagout ComplianceArmando Castro - , Varner & Associates
This session will discuss OSHA Standard Title 29, part 1910.147 practices and procedures necessary to de-energize electrical equipment and safely disable machinery to prevent the release of hazardous energy while employees perform servicing tasks. The speaker will describe some common Lockout/Tagout violations including examples where employees were injured while performing maintenance tasks. Included will be a sample of NFPA 70E simple and complex Lockout/Tagout procedures and an emphasis on the importance of training. Learn what you need to know to avoid injury and comply with regulations.
8:55 AM - 9:55 AMSession 9: Fuel Cell Applications for Commercial FacilitiesDr. Robert Flores - , National Fuel Cell Research Center, University of California-Irvine
Stationary fuel cell systems are highly efficient, produce negligible pollutant emissions, are quiet, can operate on conventional and renewable fuels, and can provide both back-up and continuous power. Integration with hot water and HVAC systems can use captured fuel cell waste heat to help meet building space conditioning and/or hot water needs. With proper design and control, fuel cell systems can complement intermittent renewable energy sources, or even utilize excess renewable generation to produce hydrogen fuel. Learn the details in this informative presentation.
10:25 AM - 11:25 AMSession 10: Disasters Happen Every Day – Not All Are On the NewsThom Hoge - President, SERVPRO of Downey and Montebello

This presentation will discuss Do’s and Don’ts for facility professionals who are faced with a building emergency. Learn the important considerations when encountering an unexpected building problem that can negatively affect business continuity. Key takeaways will include tips to mitigate water, fire, and smoke damage. Also discussed will be guidelines for developing/updating an emergency preparedness plan.

10:25 AM - 11:25 AMSession 11: 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.
1:00 PM - 2:00 PMSession 12: Fire Safety for Buildings under Construction – You Need a PlanRaymond Bizal - Director, Regional Operations, NFPA
You see it in the news all the time – “Huge Fire at Building under Construction.”  These fires are dangerous and often result in high dollar losses.  Fire and building codes regulate the fire safety for buildings under construction by referencing the provisions of NFPA 241, Standard for Safeguarding Construction, Alteration, and Demolition Operations.  This presentation will outline the safety measures for buildings under construction in the standard. Even if you are only doing a renovation project, you must have a plan in place that complies with NFPA 241.
1:00 PM - 2:00 PMSession 13: Tour of the Hilton Anaheim Hotel (tour limited to 12 people)Juan Jorquera - , Hilton Anaheim
Attendees will congregate in the meeting room, and from there walk over to Southern California’s second largest hotel, Hilton Anaheim, adjacent to the Convention Center, for a behind-the-scenes look at what makes its facilities operations happen. The tour will show you the steam plant, chiller plant, and emergency generation equipment. It also will include water treatment, cooling towers and pumping operations.

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.