CONFERENCE PROGRAM

NORTHWEST FACILITIES EXPO / MANAGING GREEN BUILDINGS CONFERENCE

Time Name Speakers Description
Wednesday, April 20, 2022
8:30 AM - 9:30 AMSession 1: Today's LED Lighting Systems -- Transforming Facility SpacesBarb Hamilton - Sr. Lighting Specialist and Training Manager , Evergreen Consulting Group
This session will provide an overview into today’s LED technology and how you can use integrated controls to transform any space. It will explore features, such as color tuning capabilities that can adjust the temperature of light in any setting. The benefits include improvements in occupant productivity and futureproofing spaces with adjustable lighting to meet any need. Find out why today’s technology of dimmable, adjustable and tunable lighting can be the best choice for spaces such as offices and warehouses and about best practices for evaluating, specifying and installing these cost-effective systems.
9:50 AM - 10:50 AMSession 2: From Cutting Edge to Commonplace -- How the PAE Living Building May Shape the Future of Building Design and OperationsKarina Hershberg - PE, LEED AP, Senior Associate Electrical Engineer , PAE
Katie Zabrocki - PE, Senior Associate, Mechanical Engineer , PAE
Pete Munoz - PE, LEED AP, EcoDistricts AP, Senior Engineer/Practice Lead , Biohabitats, Inc.
Experience a high-interest introduction to one of the largest commercial Living Buildings in the world – the PAE Living Building in Portland. While some systems in this ultra-sustainable building are on the cutting edge, many will likely become commonplace in the built environment in the next 5-10 years, including seismically resilient structures, microgrids and nutrient recovery waste systems. The presenters will cover lessons learned and benefits of these systems and look forward to the future of the building including commissioning and operation.  
11:10 AM - 12:10 PMSession 3: Data Analytics in the Retro-Commissioning ProcessBrian Goldcrump , Glumac
Chris Lowen , Glumac
Retro-commissioning (RCx) is the process of tuning systems in existing buildings so they operate to the owner’s operational needs. A key piece of the RCx process is compiling, understanding, and acting upon the vast amounts of data available. The speakers will discuss how data analytics can be used to improve the RCx process and result in larger energy savings. By using readily available data visualization tools, building operation can be more clearly diagnosed, and the process more clearly communicated to owners and facilities staff.
1:00 PM - 2:00 PMSession 4: Business Continuity Fundamentals for Facility ManagersRachit Nerwal - Business Continuity Planner , Portland Bureau of Emergency Management
This session will focus on the crucial role that facility management plays in business continuity planning. The speaker will provide an outline of business continuity planning fundamentals for facility management and highlight business continuity expectations your organization may have on your role as a facility manager during a significant business disruption. 
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, April 21, 2022
8:30 AM - 9:30 AMSession 5: When OSHA Visits Your FacilityBrian Hauck , Oregon OSHA Portland Field Office
Is your facility ready to pass an OSHA inspection? Learn what you need to know to pass an inspection, and gain information on common violations. The speaker also will discuss resources available, including training and education.
9:50 AM - 10:50 AMSession 6: Reimaging the Workplace of the Future -- Hybrid, Virtual, In-PersonHannah Dahlquist - Senior Associate and Studio Director , Gensler Portland
As the world navigates this new normal, workplaces are being reimagined and redefined to better serve the evolved needs of tenants and their employees. The desire for reconnection and emphasis on health and wellbeing are shaping the future of workplace and emphasizing the true impact of real estate, places, and space. Companies are rethinking what their workplace can offer employees in a way that provides collaborative experiences in spaces that feel inclusive, healthy, purposeful, and are designed for human interaction. The speaker will discuss:  redefining the workplace (hybrid, virtual, in-person), human-centered design (to promote health and wellbeing  -- air quality and ventilation, access to outdoors, lighting, energy efficiency, spaces designed to support mental and emotional wellbeing), and flexibility of space (existing buildings and offices can be reconfigured and converted into spaces that provide flexibility in how and where we work).
11:10 AM - 12:10 PMSession 7: Opportunities for Improving Boiler EfficienciesMark Waszczak , Siemens Combustion
Learn about common efficiency losses in a boiler room and how to correct them.  The speaker will discuss how to identify inefficient boilers by looking at:  excessive cycling, low fire excess air, modulation problems, air/fuel ratio control and O2 trim, electrical costs, multiple boiler lead lag, and standby draft losses. The information will help you improve your boiler’s operation and save substantial amounts of money.
1:00 PM - 2:00 PMSession 8: What's New with Electric Vehicles and EV Charging StationsBecca Baldwin - PE, Transportation Electrification Engineer , Portland General Electric
Learn how you and your facility can benefit from using electricity as an automotive fuel.  The speaker, from Portland General Electric, can help answer your questions about electric vehicles and EV charging.  Topics covered will include:  why install EV charging, EV charging basics, how to get started, choosing a site, and budgeting.
2:15 PM - 2:45 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.