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“The Triple Play” – Tax Incentives for Energy Efficient Designers

Don’t leave money on the table. Learn how you can put money back into your business through specialty tax incentives such as the R&D Tax Credit, 45L Tax Credit and the 179D Deduction. Learning Objectives Qualifications and eligible properties of the Energy Efficient Commercial Building Deduction – IRC Sec 179D. Qualifications, eligible properties, and legislative […]

“The Triple Play” – Tax Incentives for Energy Efficient Designers

As building energy and system-level monitoring becomes more common, facilities teams are faced with an overwhelming amount of data. These data do not typically lead to insights or corrective actions unless they are stored, organized, analyzed, and prioritized in automated ways. With analytic software applied to everyday building operations, owners are using data to their […]

2019 AASHE Conference & Expo

With a theme of Co-Creating a Sustainable Economy, AASHE 2019 (Association for the Advancement on Sustainability in Higher Education) seeks to showcase and strengthen higher education’s contributions to the movement for a sustainable economy, which we see as inclusive of the exciting work happening under a variety of other names such as the solidarity economy, […]

2019 HEFMA Conference – Southern Africa

Theme: The Role of Facilities Management in the 4th Industrial Revolution The conference is geared and designed to bring together association members, international members, Strategic Partners – AUDE (UK), APPA (US), TEFMA (Australia), and Southern Africa institutions; University of Lesotho, University of Namibia (UNAM), University of Botswana and University of Swaziland Swaziland. Hosted by the […]

2020 AASHE Sustainability Conference is Now Virtual

The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s (AASHE) virtual Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education is the largest stage to exchange effective models, policies, research, collaborations, and transformative actions that advance sustainability in higher education and surrounding communities.  Humanity faces a series of intensifying and interrelated social and ecological crises. Solving […]

2020 I2SL Annual Conference

As the coronavirus continues to challenge businesses and events across the country, designing and operating safe and sustainable laboratories has never been more important. Although the International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories (I2SL) was looking forward to bringing our Annual Conference and Technology Fair to Chicago in October, to ensure the safety and health of our […]

2021 Survey of College & University Presidents

This webcast will explore Inside Higher Ed‘s 11th annual Survey of College and University Presidents, which sought to understand how college and university presidents and chancellors view pressing issues facing higher education this year. Topics addressed in this webcast include:– Perceptions of financial stability– Policies of the Biden administration and how they will affect institutions– […]

9th UCG edition on Nursing and Patient Safety Conference

On behalf of the 9th UCG edition on Nursing & Patient Safety Conference April 06-08, 2021|Amman, Jordan Committee, it gives us a great pleasure to announce NPSUCG2021 scheduled on April 6-8, 2021 in Amman, Jordan. Our Gathering aims to bring all the Directors, Specialists, Professors, Doctors, Scientists, Academicians, Nurses, Students, Researchers, Business Delegates, Industrialists to […]

A Data Driven Approach to IAQ

WHAT WE’LL COVER: On June 16th at 11am ET, indoor air quality (IAQ) expert Aaron Lapsley will moderate a panel discussion with the members of the newly formed Alliance for Sustainable and Practical IAQ in Real Estate (ASPIRE). How to maximize IAQ with a data driven approach What’s hype and what’s not What is the […]

A Proven Playbook for the New Reality in Admissions

The pandemic and recession have created a new reality in admissions at colleges and universities. This webcast will: · Review the trends of this (crazy) year in admissions — the good and the bad ones.· Take a look at tactics that worked — for different kinds of institutions.· Take an early look at results for […]

AABC TAB Talk Webinar: Value of TAB to Building Performance & Project Closeout

The Testing, Adjusting and Balancing (TAB) process, and the value it brings to building performance and successful project closeout, is often overlooked and under-valued. Key construction team members who drive project schedule and project closeout would greatly benefit from understanding the common TAB processes performed on building mechanical systems, as well as the issues that […]

Accelerating innovation in an evolving pandemic

The newest episode in Eaton’s Current Thinking broadcast series, “Accelerating innovation in an evolving pandemic,” will launch on Thursday, September 24, at 2:00 p.m. ET. In the broadcast, a panel of electrical and healthcare industry experts will examine how the scope and urgency of the COVID-19 pandemic drove rapid innovation, leading to greater resiliency and […]

ACHA COVID-19 Task Force “Ask the Expert” – Wastewater Surveillance

Please join us as we hear from CDC and academic researchers about the potential role of wastewater surveillance to detect COVID-19 on college and university campuses. Wastewater surveillance is a promising strategy to understand changes in COVID-19 infections in communities, but there remain key questions about building-level sampling and testing, data processing and analysis, and […]

ACORE Policy Forum

The 2020 ACORE Policy Forum will address the most important issues facing the renewable energy industry, such as the implications of the 2019 tax extenders agreement, the prominence of climate in the 2020 election and more. Panelists and keynote speakers will explore a variety of topics within four key themes. The Latest from Congress Clean […]

Air Tightness Testing for Building Enclosures

An airtight building envelope is one of the most important contributors to an efficient, comfortable, durable and healthy building. In addition to energy and indoor air quality benefits, water and moisture control is another one of the main reasons building codes and regulations have focused heavily on improving the quality of building enclosures. Calibrated fans […]

Appalachian Energy Summit 2021

Registrations are open for the Appalachian Energy Summit 2021! The virtual Energy Summit is hosted by Appalachian State University. This year’s Energy Summit includes plenary sessions, working groups, themed presentation sessions, a Student Summit, Student Poster Competition, and more.  We invite you to hear from academic, corporate, and government experts on a wide range of […]

ASHRAE Building Performance Analysis Conference

ASHRAE will host the annual Building Performance Analysis Conference September 22-24 in Denver, CO. Practitioners, vendors, researchers, utility and government officials, and owners will address the practices of energy modeling and building performance simulation using existing simulation tools, software development, and future simulation research and applications.

Automation Technology for Effective Building Water Management

Historically, premise plumbing systems have been designed, installed, and operated without the ability to quickly and easily monitor their operation making effective building water management time consuming and difficult. In this presentation, we review the impact of common building water issues, principles of effective water management, and how emerging automation technology supports key water management […]

Averting Targeted School Violence

Please join the U.S. Secret Service National Threat Assessment Center (NTAC) for the release of our latest study, Averting Targeted School Violence: A U.S. Secret Service Analysis of Plots Against Schools. This study examines 67 disrupted plots against K-12 schools and highlights the importance of proactive reporting and intervention.  This free virtual event will feature presentations from NTAC researchers […]

Better Buildings – CPACE Financing Turns 10: Impacts, Challenges & What Comes Next

This webinar will explore the impacts and success stories of commercial property assessed clean energy (PACE) financing, better known as CPACE, 10 years since the completion of the first CPACE project. Attendees will hear the story of CPACE’s growth and growing pains, learn about new research on prevailing practices for tracking impacts from CPACE programs, […]

Better Buildings 2020: A Virtual Leadership Symposium

The 2020 Better Buildings, Better Plants Summit is now a virtual leadership symposium taking place June 8-11. We are excited about this new opportunity for industry and educational professionals and partners to explore emerging technologies and share innovative strategies and solutions in energy and water efficiency. Register today to sign up for individual sessions, meet-ups, […]

Better Buildings January Webinar – Best of the Betters: The Better Plants 2019 Better Project and Better Practice Presentations

Better Plants created the Better Practice and Better Project Awards to recognize outstanding accomplishments in implementing and promoting industrial energy efficiency efforts at both the organizational and facility level. Award recipients range from diverse manufacturing sectors to water and wastewater utilities. Join this webinar to hear from some of our exceptional 2019 applicants and awardees […]

Better Buildings January Webinar – Beyond Energy Savings: Quantifying the Additional Benefits from Energy Efficiency

Often, energy-saving projects can yield extra benefits beyond reduced energy use and costs. These benefits can include reduced maintenance, improved productivity, waste reduction, and more. Join this webinar to learn about a new methodology to quantify the non-energy savings and revenues from energy efficiency projects. Speakers: Catherine Cooremans, Université de Lausanne; Alex Zhang, Lineage Logistics

Better Buildings Webinar – Rethinking Leasing: Spotlight on the 2019 Green Lease Leaders

The Green Lease Leaders program shines a spotlight on innovative landlord and tenant companies that add energy efficiency and sustainability clauses to their leases. This webinar will recognize the 2019 Green Lease Leaders who are pushing the envelope on building performance and energy-aligned leasing. Speakers will demonstrate how smart leases enable landlords and tenants to […]

Better Buildings Webinar: Finance + Resilience Initiative Part 2: Taking Action to Improve Resilience & Disclose Performance

We hope you were able to join Better Buildings for Part 1 of the Finance + Resilience Initiative mini-series.  Part 2 will focus on different mechanisms for financing resilience projects, reporting frameworks for resilience performance disclosure, and pulling everything together into a resilience risk management plan. Presenters: • Guy Van Syckle, Hannon Armstrong • Brenna […]

Better Buildings, Better Plants Summit

REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR THE 2021 SUMMIT! The U.S. Department of Energy’s next Better Buildings, Better Plants Summit will take place May 17-20, 2021. This virtual, no-cost event will feature engaging and interactive sessions, as well as opportunities for attendees to network with their fellow industry peers and experts. APPA is a partner with the […]

Building for People and Performance. Achieving Operational Excellence

With construction projects either shutting down, working with restricted staff levels, or expecting to do so soon, many organizations are working quickly to adopt new solutions that enable their business to continue and to keep their workers employed without putting them at risk. To weather the current storm and enable them to prepare for the […]

Campus Sustainability Month

Held every October, Campus Sustainability Month is an international celebration of sustainability in higher education. Throughout the month, colleges and universities organize events on campus and elsewhere to engage and inspire incoming students and other campus stakeholders to become sustainability change agents. These events include teach-ins, sustainability pledge drives, zero-energy concerts, waste audits, green sporting […]

Campus Sustainability Month

Coordinated by AASHE, the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education and held every October, Campus Sustainability Month is an international celebration of sustainability in higher education. Throughout the month, colleges and universities organize events on campus and elsewhere to engage and inspire incoming students and other campus stakeholders to become sustainability change […]

Classrooms after COVID: Unpacking a safe return to school

In partnership with Siemens, Axios will host a virtual event featuring policymakers, leaders in education and public health, as well as subject matter experts. We’ll go deep on school re-openings, unpacking how COVID-19 has changed education, and the safety measures being put in place for students and educators.

Configuring Solutions: Building Information & Decision-Making Tools Webinar

Join us for our second webinar Configuring Solutions: Building information and decision-making tools in the “Spatially Enabling Facilities Management for Campuses” webinar series. Hear from leading universities, along with Esri, on April 8, 2021 at 1:00 P.M. Eastern (10 AM PDT) for a discussion and demonstration on how facilities management staff can utilize configurable Esri […]

Connecting the Dots: Safety in Action

The Koshka Foundation for Safe Schools is happy to announce “Connecting the Dots”, a one-day event bringing together practitioners focused on increasing resiliency and school and community safety. This symposium is intended for school administrators, threat assessment team members within K-12 and campus settings, campus law enforcement and security personnel, School Resource Officers, school and community mental health providers, survivor/victim advocates […]

Considerations for Energy Efficiency – Retrofit vs New Construction in Institutional Settings

Caroline Segsworth, Morrison Hershfield Stevan Vinci, CET, LFA, LEED Fellow, CxA+BE, BECxP, Morrison Hershfield Alyssa Leeviraphan AIA, LEED AP, Mahlum Architects As school boards endeavor to improve on existing infrastructure supported by unpredictable budgets, different strategies to increase energy and operational efficiency are considered, often weighing the trade-offs between retrofitting existing buildings versus building new. […]

Cost-Savings: Industrial Compressed Air Monitoring Strategies

Fox Thermal has begun a free educational webinar program designed to discuss technology, applications, and product solutions for industrial, wastewater, chemical processing, oil & gas, biogas, and many other markets. The first in this series will focus on compressed air systems and the leaks that cost facilities tens of thousands of dollars a year in […]

COVID Management Town Hall with Environmental Health & Engineering – NBOA

The learning and innovation around safely bringing our students back together at school continues. Hear from the team at Environmental Health & Engineering (EH&E), authors of “Operating Guidance for Independent School Pandemic Management,” about what is working well, what may not be needed any longer, and what should be considered for the upcoming school year. […]

COVID-19 & the Mission of the U.S. Public University: A Virtual Town Hall Discussion

Speakers: Ana Mari Cauce, President of the University of Washington; Michael Crow, President of Arizona State University; and Mitchell E. Daniels Jr., President of Purdue University Public universities are among the nation’s most vital and vibrant institutions, serving the educational needs of hundreds of thousands of students, advancing the full spectrum of human knowledge, and […]

COVID-19 Vaccines: The Realities of the Next Steps

Presented by the National Academy of Medicine & the American Public Health Association, this webinar will discuss the next steps for ensuring COVID-19 vaccines reach the public, including overcoming vaccine hesitancy, ensuring a robust supply chain and communicating clearly and consistently throughout. The webinar will begin with an introduction from the session’s moderator, Jewel Mullen, […]

Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month

Infrastructure Security Month is a time to shine a light on the vital role that critical infrastructure systems and places play in keeping the nation and our communities safe, secure and prosperous.  It is also a time to think about how each of us can contribute to the security and resilience of the nation’s most […]

CxA Workshop On-Demand + Live Q&A session with Instructors

Commissioning (CxA) Workshop on demand (watch at your convenience or livestream on June 17, 11:00 am Eastern): This 3-hr pre-recorded video will cover all aspects of commissioning ranging from project management to functional testing, and both new and existing building commissioning. One-Hour Live Q&A session (June 17, 2:00 pm Eastern): This one-hour online session with […]

CxA WORKSHOP ON-DEMAND + LIVE Q&A SESSION WITH INSTRUCTORS

Commissioning (CxA) Workshop on demand (watch at your convenience or livestream on January 28, 11:00 am Eastern): This 3-hr pre-recorded video will cover all aspects of commissioning ranging from project management to functional testing, and both new and existing building commissioning. One-Hour Live Q&A session (January 28, 2:00 pm Eastern): This one-hour online session with […]

CxEnergy 2020 Conference & Expo

With a 32-session, 4-track educational program, certification opportunities, a 50+ booth Expo Hall and plentiful networking opportunities, CxEnergy is the premier conference for building commissioning, energy management, testing and technology. Earn CEUs for technical presentations and case studies from industry experts across all building science disciplines. Network with representatives from Northeastern University, University of California, […]

CxEnergy 2021

The #1 Building Commissioning & Energy Management Conference & Expo Multi-Track, 32-Session Technical Program Led By Top Industry Experts 40+ Booth Expo Hall featuring Technology for Cx, Energy & Testing Preconference Certification Seminars & Exams for CxA, EMP Plentiful Networking & Relationship-Building Opportunities Multi-level Sponsorship and Exhibit Opportunities

CxEnergy 2021 Virtual

The #1 Building Commissioning & Energy Management Conference & Expo 15+ Live and Pre-recorded Technical Sessions Led By Top Industry Experts AIA Credits Available Toward CxA, EMP, and TBE Recertification Technology Showcase/Demo Day featuring Technology for Cx, Energy & Testing Multi-level Sponsorship Opportunities

Deadline to Submit for the Building Envelope Campaign

The Building Envelope Campaign is a program designed to help building owners and managers create more energy efficient buildings! This will be achieved by targeting the building envelope thermal performance, determining available energy savings, and providing technical support. Eligible Buildings:New construction or retrofitCompleted since January 2019Located in the U.S. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of […]

Deadline: Integrated Lighting Campaign Exemplary Performance Recognition

2021 Recognition Cycle The Integrated Lighting Campaign (ILC) is a recognition and guidance program designed to help facility owners, operators, and managers. The ILC focuses on high-efficiency lighting and control systems that are integrated with other building systems (e.g., HVAC and/or plug loads) for added efficiency and performance. The ILC also focuses on the integration […]

Designing and Operating High-Performing Healthcare HVAC Systems

“Infection control is a primary purpose of HVAC systems in hospitals,” said course instructor, Dan Koenigshofer PE, MS Public Health, HFDP, SASHE. “Although COVID-19 is not considered an airborne contagion, the design and operation strategies described in this course may be helpful during the current pandemic. It appears that COVID-19 can be transmitted through aerosols. […]

DOE Fireside Chat with the National Labs: Trends and Emerging Technologies

DOE Fireside Chat with the National Labs: Trends and Emerging Technologies On Monday, June 8th at 3 p.m. ET, leadership from DOE and the National Labs will share what’s next for energy efficiency and answer your questions about preparing for the future. Panelists: Dr. Johney Green Jr., National Renewable Energy Laboratory Dr. Suresh Sunderrajan, Argonne […]

Electric Vehicles & the Grid

Even without the rapid growth of EVs, our current power systems are in the midst of a disruptive transition towards cleaner, diversified and more flexible structures. If a transition from internal combustion engines (ICE) to electric vehicles (EVs) is to be achieved, what will be the impact on these systems? What are the barriers to […]

Electrical Distribution Systems: What a TAB Professional Should Know

This webinar will feature a basic description of electrical power distribution in commercial facilities, how an induction motor operates, what data should be collected or measured, and how this data can be used to estimate brake horsepower to compare electrical measurements with air and water system performance measurements (i.e., flow and pressures). Approved for 1 […]

Energy Benchmarking as a Service with ENERGY STAR’s Portfolio Manager

Energy benchmarking with ENERGY STAR’s Portfolio Manager creates opportunities when it is implemented as an ongoing service to position the solution provider as a trusted advisor. Tracking and benchmarking energy use for client properties positions facility service companies as conscious of their clients cost and accountable for recommendations. The result is better client retention, differentiation, and […]

Energy Management Professional (EMP) Seminar & Exam

The New EMP Seminar & Exam were developed to align with the new requirements for ANSI/DOE accreditation. The EMP program is a commissioning-based approach that maximizes energy savings and optimizes building performance. It also provides relevant information about existing building commissioning.

Energy Management Professional (EMP) Virtual Seminar

Virtual EMP Seminar This two-day, six-hour course provides an overview and refresher on energy management; discussing various services, deliverables and strategies associated with the energy market today. Various energy management strategies are discussed, including: development of an energy ‘roadmap’, resiliency planning, evaluating utility bills, establishing building energy baselines and various performance metrics, and developing facility […]

Energy Management Professional (EMP) Virtual Seminar

This two-day, six-hour course provides an overview and refresher on energy management and how it can be applied. Instructors explain EMA’s commissioning-based approach to energy management that maximizes energy savings and optimizes building performance. Sample problems and common calculations will be demonstrated throughout the workshop.

EPC Contracts for Energy Industry

LIVE ONLINE COURSE OVER 5 SESSIONS Overview A comprehensive analysis of EPC contracts and of the key considerations in projects and disputes where such contracts are used. This course provides an in-depth analysis of EPC contracts, their interface with other project documents and their role in the project lifecycle. It discusses key risk allocation issues, […]

Establishing Industry Qualifications & Standards for Building Enclosure Commissioning Providers

The International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants (IIBEC) has developed and launched a new ANSI ISO 17024 accredited certification for building enclosure commissioning (BECx) providers with clear qualifications and a rigorous application and examination process. This session will review the Certified Building Enclosure Commissioning Provider (CBECxP®) program, highlight available training modules, and review evolving building […]

Establishing Industry Qualifications & Standards for Building Enclosure Commissioning Providers

The International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants (IIBEC) has developed and launched a new ANSI ISO 17024 accredited certification for building enclosure commissioning (BECx) providers with clear qualifications and a rigorous application and examination process. This session will review the Certified Building Enclosure Commissioning Provider (CBECxP®) program, highlight available training modules, and review evolving building […]

Facilities & Campus Energy Summit

Join Roosevelt Strategic Council at the upcoming Facilities & Campus Energy Summit, and explore one of the panel discussions,  titled “Energy Reliability, Efficiency and Sustainability Goals in Federal Buildings.” Several topics of discussion for this panel include: -Strategic approaches for developing, and gaining buy-in,  for a Master Energy Plan  -How resiliency is addressed in our facilities […]

Fall 2021: A Back-to-School Legal Checklist for Independent Schools

While the U.S. has made significant progress in its pandemic response, schools should not entirely abandon their COVID-19 policies and protocols for the upcoming school year. This session will review the pandemic-related legal issues that schools should consider as they develop their 2021 reopening plans. These include vaccine requirements, mask wearing and social distancing, and […]

Financing in Higher Education

Higher education institutions of all shapes and sizes are invited to join this webinar to discuss creative financing solutions for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. Campus panelists will present on successful internal and external funding mechanisms and attendees will receive a demonstration of DOE’s Better Buildings Financing Navigator, a tool helping schools understand the […]

Fire & Life Safety Systems Commissioning Essentials

David LeBlanc, PE, FSFPE, Jensen Hughes The 2021 Edition of NFPA3, Standard for Commissioning Fire Protection and Life Safety Systems, provides the process, methods, and documents for commissioning fire protection and life safety systems. The speaker focuses on the difference between, and implementation of NFPA3 and the new NFPA 4 Standard, Integrated Testing of Fire […]

Fiscal & Policy Webinar

Presented by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office Join the Chancellor’s Office College Finance and Facilities Planning Division for our monthly Fiscal & Policy Webinar Series. We will provide timely updates on issues related to college finance, state budgets, and fiscal policy. Webinars will be held on the last Thursday of each month (excluding holidays). […]

Funding Your Fire Safety Educational Program

Presented by the Center for Campus Fire Safety (CCFS). There is a fee of $50 per webinar.  However, use the promo code APPA at checkout, and you’ll pay nothing. Certificates of attendance will be provided at no cost. ICC Recertification CEUs are available (upon request) to nonmembers of CCFS at an additional cost of $15. […]

Geo-Week Conference: The Intersection of Geospatial + the Built World

AEC Next Technology Expo & Conference, International Lidar Mapping Forum, and SPAR 3D Expo & Conference are coming together to form Geo Week in Denver, CO, February 6-8, 2022. Partnership events taking place at Geo Week include the ASPRS (American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing) Annual Conference and USIBD’s (U.S. Institute of Building Documentation) […]

Higher Education & COVID-19: The Future of Learning, Opportunity, and Work

On Thursday, October 8, The Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institution will host a webcast discussion examining the future of higher education and workforce development during COVID-19 and beyond. The webcast event will feature a keynote address from Rep. Bobby Scott (Va.-03), chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Education and Labor. Following the keynote remarks, […]

Higher Education’s Crucial Role: Building a Sustainable & Circular Economy

Join this webinar to learn how the circular economy* can help shape better procurement decisions and ways in which you manage your campus, facilities and supply of goods and services. Educators, business officers, and staff from housing, dining, facilities, procurement and auxiliary services, EHS, student life, and senior administration will learn about how to bring […]

How the Economy Is Changing Higher Education Management – Inside Higher Ed free webcast

Shifts in the economy and changes in society are prompting major adjustments to the way colleges and universities are run. This webcast will cover the trend in the following areas relevant to your decision-making: • The financial management of universities. • Student information systems, including financial aid. • The HR office. Inside Higher Ed editors […]

How to Develop a Hybrid Workplace Strategy

        Virtual event April 8, 2021  12:00 pm EDT | 45 minutes    The industry is buzzing about the “hybrid workplace,” but many organizations are still trying to understand what it means and how to transform. Enhanced employee performance and optimized real estate portfolios are two key outcomes of a hybrid workplace, […]

Is TAB Going away? – What do the Industry Experts Say

Explain necessity for field calibrations Explain baseline building conditions Recognize the importance of baselining equipment to use only a minimum amount of brake horsepower to achieve full volume. Identify how to comply with ASHRAE 90.1 and ASHRAE 60.1 for energy and ventilation yet creating a sustainable building.

Live Webinar Program: Parking Garage Inspections & Repair Solutions

During this pandemic, your parking garage will never be emptier. Being proactive with a maintenance and repair plan now will more than benefit you as the country begins to reopen. But where do you begin? From the company who wrote the book Concrete Repair and Maintenance Illustrated in 13 different languages, STRUCTURAL TECHNOLOGIES is proud […]

Managing Facilities Through the Pandemic – Energy Saving Tips for Facility Operations

The Energy Management Association (EMA), affiliate Associated Air Balance Council (AABC), and other partners will conduct a timely webinar filled with practical advice and actionable content aimed at assisting building owners and facility managers through the Pandemic shutdown. This free webinar will cover practical ideas for saving energy in unoccupied or near empty buildings. The […]

Mastering Clean Hydrogen

The ‘hydrogen economy’ was first described 50 years ago, but failed to develop. Now hydrogen is making a comeback, with unprecedented momentum from both policymakers and industry amid a background of energy decarbonisation. Nevertheless, given its failure in the past, current investors and business developers in the sector are strongly advised to ensure they understand […]

Meeting the Climate Challenge in a Divided Congress: A Fireside Chat with Sen. Joe Manchin

The Biden administration has prioritized clean energy, climate, and infrastructure to achieve economic recovery, long-term U.S. prosperity, and environmental goals. To reach durable progress toward net-zero emissions, the administration’s “whole of government,” approach depends on securing support for ambitious legislation in a closely divided Congress. No member of Congress is more central to this process than incoming Senate Energy and […]

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

CISA and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) have announced this year’s theme: “Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart.” This theme encourages individuals and organizations to own their role in protecting their part of cyberspace, stressing personal accountability and the importance of taking proactive steps to enhance cybersecurity. NCSAM emphasizes “If You Connect It, Protect It.” Throughout October, CISA and NCSA […]

New Regulations Affecting Campuses: Refrigerant Management

In December 2020, Congress passed the American Innovation and Manufacturing (AIM) Act, a bipartisan bill that put the United States on the path to phase down hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants nationwide. These refrigerants are greenhouse gases thousands of times more potent compared with carbon dioxide. And they’re everywhere: in refrigerators and mini-fridges, air conditioners, lab equipment, […]

NIBS COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall: Mental Health & Sanitation of COVID-19 Facilities

Join the conversation as the National Institute of Building Sciences hosts a virtual town hall with leaders from across the built environment to address concerns regarding building safety around COVID-19. Industry experts will discuss best practices to prepare and close out spaces used for COVID-19 patients, detailed advice on sanitation of buildings, and how to […]

Nobel Prize Summit: Our Planet, Our Future

The first Nobel Prize Summit brings together Nobel Prize laureates, scientists, policymakers, business leaders, and youth leaders to explore the question: What can be achieved in this decade to put the world on a path to a more sustainable, more prosperous future for all of humanity? Across three days, the virtual event will combine keynotes and lively discussion […]

North American Snow Conference

Conference Details The 2020 Snow Conference has it all–from expert-led snow and ice education sessions to an exhibit floor full of excited vendors who can’t wait to show off the latest technologies and solutions your community has been looking for.

Onboarding is NOT Orientation – How to Improve the New Employee Experience

In this webinar we will learn the reasons onboarding is important today. We will learn that the terms orientation and onboarding are not interchangeable. We will learn that orientation is in reality just one step in the onboarding process. We will learn that the onboarding process begins before the hire is made.

PGMS Green Star Award Application Deadline

The Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS) invites you to enter the 49th annual Green Star Awards® program. This annual Awards Program salutes the grounds superintendent responsible for maintaining a well-manicured landscape year round. Grand, Honor and Merit Awards are offered in 15 categories, covering all types of private, public, commercial, and industrial landscapes.

PGMS Outdoor Worker Safety Seminar

The Greater Cincinnati Branch, PGMS invites you and your guests, co-workers, and colleagues to a fantastic outdoor worker safety seminar with preeminent speakers from National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). The seminar will be held at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati and will conclude with a behind-the-scenes tour of the facility. You don’t […]

PGMS Webinar: Caladiums in the Landscape

Learn about new varieties of Caladiums that do well in full sun and heat, including night-time temperature requirements, proper planting and more to ensure a very long color element through the season! Presented by the Professional Grounds Management Society.

Planning for Fall and Beyond

The coronavirus pandemic has led to unprecedented challenges for American colleges and universities. They quickly evacuated most students and employees from their campuses, and finished the spring semester online. But now the real question is how will they come back? This webcast will explore how colleges are answering these questions, or trying to. Join the […]

Power and Infrastructure Project Finance

Power and Infrastructure Project Finance LIVE ONLINE COURSE OVER 5 SESSIONS Commences: 1 June 2021 – 10 June 2021 https://www.infocusinternational.com/powerprojectfinance-online Overview Creating a bankable project finance structure in terms of risk allocation and the commercial and financial structure. Project finance is widely used for large infrastructure projects ranging from roads and bridges to oil and […]

Power Purchase Agreement

There are many moving pieces affecting the future of electric power development in emerging market. Unlike the past Independent Power Project models, which featured standardised take-or-pay contracts – today’s market demands more innovative incentives to ensure better availability, better performance, as well as more attractive and sustainable mixtures of fuel sources. Economies throughout developing countries […]

Power Purchase Agreement

Power Purchase Agreement LIVE ONLINE COURSE OVER 5 SESSIONS Commences: 10 May 2021 – 18 May 2021 Overview There are many moving pieces affecting the future of electric power development in emerging market. Unlike the past Independent Power Project models, which featured standardised take-or-pay contracts – today’s market demands more innovative incentives to ensure better […]

Practical Aspects of Hyperscale Data Center Commissioning

Covid-19 has added momentum to the already expanding need for data centers as more work is performed remotely. To meet the construction demands, with accelerated timelines, the commissioning industry is naturally challenged. Peripheral to the staffing/mobilization concerns, traditional Cx program challenges are compounded by new customer requirements associated with Covid-19 concerns. This presentation will first […]

Pressure Independent Valve Technology: Performance & Testing Considerations

Pressure independent valves are commonly used in the HVAC industry to control chilled and hot water for air‐conditioning and heating. PI Valves supply a specific flow for each value of the DDC control signal regardless of pressure variations in the system. In this presentation, we will discuss valve characteristics and how they relate to hydronic […]

Prevention of Disease & Injury from Waterborne Pathogens during an Emergent Health Crisis

This two-day virtual session will center on how industries such as health care, water utilities, manufacturing, cultural institutions, hospitality, as well as health departments  and regulators can better respond to water-related challenges during a pandemic or major health crisis. When healthcare, commercial, and industrial facilities experience low to no occupancy, this has the potential to […]

Project Finance & Project Financial Modelling

Project Finance & Project Financial Modelling LIVE ONLINE COURSE OVER 8 SESSIONS Commences: 10 June 2021 – 25 June 2021 (12pm – 3pm) https://www.infocusinternational.com/projectfinance-online Overview Project finance and financial modelling best practices with practical case studies Today’s project finance (PF) transactions require a higher level of expertise not only in programming more sophisticated and flexible […]

Protecting Building Engineering & Maintenance Staff from COVID-19

The National Academies’ Federal Facilities Council invites you to join us for a webinar on Wednesday, August 19, from 2:00-3:00 pm EDT on protecting building engineering and maintenance staff from COVID-19. While many people are working remotely, the staff who keep facilities functioning must generally be on-site to do their jobs – telework is not an option. Further, many […]

Proving the Business Case for Building Analytics

As building energy and system-level monitoring becomes more common, facilities teams are faced with an overwhelming amount of data. These data do not typically lead to insights or corrective actions unless they are stored, organized, analyzed, and prioritized in automated ways. With analytic software applied to everyday building operations, owners are using data to their […]

Public-Private Partnerships

Overview We need new infrastructure. Roads, airports, schools, hospitals and housing: the list is enormous and growing. Yet severely limited budgets, economic uncertainty caused by volatile commodity prices, and deficits continue to prevent government at all levels from delivering the kinds of structural change that has always been needed. In response, some countries have developed […]

Put the Owner Back into the OPR: How LEED has led the OPR astray

Tom Paladino, PE, LEED AP, Paladino and Company Brad Greeff, LEED BD+C, CEM, CCP, Paladino and Company As its name suggests, the Owner Project Requirements (OPR) is the designated channel for the voice of the owner. But if you look at most OPRs for sustainable buildings, the owner’s goals are rarely addressed – the OPR […]

Re-opening Education: How K-12 Schools & Higher Education can Continue with Confidence

Given the established benefits of in-person learning, students and educators are eager to continue learning and teaching in our educational institutions, but all are understandably concerned about health and safety during the current pandemic. To help reduce the risk of COVID-19 and ensure healthy learning environments into the future, there are innovative technology solutions and […]

Renewable Energy Power Purchase Agreements

In the global marketplace of 2020s, both developed and developing economies urgently need to master the key techniques and models for transforming to renewable generation while strengthening the reliability of new energy markets and systems. These focus on adapting and negotiating the latest models for Renewable Energy Power Purchase Agreements (RE PPAs) and on rapidly […]

Rethinking Workforce Development: Policies to Protect Workers & Families

On Tuesday, February 16, The Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institution will host a webcast examining policy options to improve workforce development in the U.S. The webcast will feature a fireside chat between former U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker, chairman and founder, PSP Partners, and former Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers Jason Furman, professor of […]

Securing Higher Education Payments & Sensitive Data with Encryption & Tokenization

Colleges and universities are prime targets for hackers simply because of the amount of payment and student/alumni data they process over multiple campus locations. Securing this data can be a challenge due to different software systems, processing providers, and methods of payment/data acceptance. With malware and ransomware attacks poised to significantly increase in 2021, it’s […]

Seeing SRI in Context: Emerging Strategies for Socially Responsible Investing in College Endowments

Do college and university endowments that adopt socially responsible investment (SRI) policies experience lower investment returns? Over the past decade, many nonprofits have instituted SRI programs within their investment portfolios. However, college and university investment committees may have been reluctant to fully adopt SRI strategies, fearing they may lead to lower overall returns. This webcast […]

Smart Building Services: Leverage the power of data to make your buildings smarter

Next in the Siemens Smart Infrastructure Summit & Expo series is Smart Building Services. How can you use the power to data to make your campus smarter? With the abundance of data available, join us to learn how you can harness its power to energize your building operations. This virtual, live streaming event will take […]

Smart Campus Operations: Integrating GIS with Facility, Work & Space Management Systems

Join us for our third webinar, “Smart Campus Operations: Integrating GIS with Facility, Work, and Space Management Systems,” in the Spatially Enable Facilities Management for Your Campus webinar series. This webinar will focus on the use of Esri solutions that create an integrated smart campus that delivers real-time facility awareness, drives Internet of Things (IoT) […]

Spatially Enable Facilities Management for Your Campus

“University and college facilities management departments are constrained by budgets, staff, and time. Yet the pressures to use space more efficiently, sustainably, and intelligently have only been increasing. This three-part webinar series will feature leading universities, along with Esri, discussing and demonstrating how facilities management staff can deploy and use GIS to better support operations. […]

Strategies for Funding: 2021 & Beyond Webinar

Between funding cuts and enrollment uncertainty, improving and maintaining campus infrastructure seems more challenging than ever. Learn about creative financing strategies trending nationally in Higher Ed to plan and execute campus improvements. Adaptive financing approaches make projects feasible and can reframe strategic planning and budgeting long-term to combat significant deferred maintenance backlogs that strain equipment […]

Succeed When You Leave: Strategies for Ensuring Persistence of Savings on Energy Projects

Presented by Paul Raschilla, EMP, Acceptance Engineering, this webinar provides essential information for energy managers, retro-commissioning personnel and facilities managers, covering topics such as producing an M&V plan, training O&M staff, ongoing Cx, and developing serviceable documentation. Learning objectives include: • Recognize the industry accepted standards and guidelines for M&V, including the International Performance Measurements […]

Successful Strategies for School Reopening Webinar

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Elementary and Secondary Education invites you to a virtual webinar with a panel discussion on successful strategies used to reopen U.S. K-12 schools. A geographically diverse group of education practitioners will discuss how they prepared for and executed opening their schools while sharing how they overcame difficulties along […]

Surface Effects: Architectural Tile & Terrazzo and its Conservation

Surface Effects: Architectural Tile & Terrazzo and its Conservation scheduled for February 28-29th 2020. Jointly hosted by The Stuart Weitzman School of Design/University of Pennsylvania, the International Masonry Institute, and Association for Preservation Technology-Delaware Valley Chapter, the program will be worth 8 AIA LU. The first day of the event will explore historic ceramic and […]

TAB & Cx Seminar for CxAs, Engineers & TAB Professionals

These in-depth, practical presentations will help Cx providers, engineers, and TAB professionals understand key interfaces between test and balance and commissioning on both the process and project level, and how close coordination drives better results.

Taking a Holistic Approach to Student Wellness

Join Inside Higher Ed for an in-depth discussion on one of the most difficult issues facing colleges and universities — the mental health of students. Not only do colleges need to prevent student harm and respond to mental health crises, but they also must address a range of issues to promote good student health and […]

Technology Engineering Cx (TECx): Why this is a necessity

Randy Gruberman, PE, RCDD, CxA, Fitzemeyer & Tocci, Associates, Inc. Kagan Longval, BECxP CxABE, Fitzemeyer & Tocci, Associates, Inc. Building Technology systems are not only networks and WiFi, they also include life safety and security. Your building owners are often getting involved with the design/delivery of Technology systems and construction processes for the first time, […]

The Work Landscape During COVID-19: What Does Normalcy Resemble?

Join Whiteford/Taylor/Preston attorneys Jennifer Jackman, Peter Guattery, and Tiffany Releford for a webinar addressing the landscape surrounding the return to work during a global pandemic. We will address specific employer concerns such as: • New legislation and regulatory requirements • Providing a safe workplace (CDC Standards, OSHA) • Developing and implementing a return to work […]

Trane / Mitsubishi Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF): A Benefit to Your Facility

Attend this FREE, live educational session, brought to you by Trane & Mitsubishi. A proven HVAC technology worldwide, VRF zoning systems are poised for dramatic growth in all areas of commercial construction. This presentation will describe the major features and benefits of VRF zoning systems and how they are flexible, energy-efficient HVAC solutions ideally suited […]

Turf and Ornamental Conference of Northwest Pennsylvania

The Turf and Ornamental Conference of Northwest Pennsylvania, presented by Penn State Extension, will offer information about the latest research and management in the green industry. Participants also can earn Pennsylvania Pesticide Certification credits and a range of continuing education credits. Scheduled for 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Jan. 7 at the Allegheny College Campus Center, […]

Turf and Ornamentals Conference

Held on Tuesdays (9:00 AM – 12:00 PM) Jan. 19 & 26, 2021 and Feb. 2, 9, & 16, 2021, the Turf and Ornamentals Conference live webinar, presented by Penn State Extension, is a five-session update training that will focus on weed identification and control, insect and disease management, turf, woody ornamentals, perennials care and […]

UCI Smart Labs Virtual Workshop

UC Irvine has presented eight “Smart Labs” workshops over past years. This year our Smart Labs workshop will provide new content based on our continuing improvements, effectiveness testing, and lessons learned that we hope will be valuable to past Smart Labs workshop attendees. The Smart Labs workshop will be March 17-18, 8:00 am to 12:45 […]

Using Data Insights to Drive Healthy & Productive Buildings

The impact of occupant health based on indoor air quality (IAQ) can significantly affect a building’s ability to reopen and stay open in the future. Solving these challenges requires a new way of thinking in facility management. State-of-the-art digital building technologies make sense of data stored in devices and systems, reducing data complexity, and automating […]

Utilizing a Distributed Data & Computing Architecture in Analytics Applications

Advances in analytics for equipment and device data have proven their value in the sustainability arena by dramatically improving energy efficiency, comfort and reducing operational costs. The first generation of analytics solutions were designed with the requirement to transmit all data from equipment systems to the cloud or centralized servers where analytics and the generation […]

UVC (UVGI) Disinfection Against COVID-19 Pathogens Webinar Series

This 4-part webinar series begins February 2, 2021. The webinar series focuses on information about using UVC (UVGI) disinfection to fight against COVID-19 pathogens on surfaces and in the air in buildings and transportation. During each webinar attendees will learn from experts what they need to know to determine whether UVC disinfection is a tool […]

Virtual – 2020 NIST Disaster Resilience Symposium

The symposium will feature a keynote presentation by Erik Rasmussen, Senior Research Scientist at CIMMS NSSL and the University of Oklahoma, on how we can enhance the resilience of US communities. Recipients will present their research and findings from their awards from topics that include Disaster and Failure Studies, National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program, Wind […]

Virtual EMP Seminar

The intensive two-day six-hour virtual seminar helps EMP candidates understand the energy management process and how it can be applied. It incorporates instruction based on the Energy Manager “Job Task Analysis” adopted by the DOE’s Better Buildings Workforce. The seminar is also open to non-candidates for education purposes. Course Content Planning Effective Energy Management Managing […]

Virtual Facilities Management Workshop

Virtual FM Workshop is your opportunity to connect with the federal Facilities Management and Public Works Communities, as well as members and organizations nationally across government, defense, industry, and academia. You will engage with high-level decision-makers and thought leaders from across the service branches and federal agencies; access tools, techniques protocols, best practices, and analysis needed to […]

Virtual Joint Engineering Training Conference – JETC

Virtual JETC: Adapting for Today, and Tomorrow. A Virtual Event for the Joint Engineering Community COVID-19 is impacting almost every aspect of day-to-day life. For many organizations, business as we know it has changed for the time being. But supporting national security never stops. And as the world faces these challenging times, it’s now more […]

Waterproofing Below-Grade Structures

Complimentary, November 12th, 11:00 a.m. – 1 AIA CES Learning Unit (HSW) About the Presentation (1 hour):This presentation is structured to educate building owners, facility managers, engineers, and architects on the fundamentals of below-grade waterproofing. High-cost clean rooms, classrooms, laboratories, auditoriums, and other critical occupancies are frequently placed in below-grade locations, requiring a water-tight environment. The […]

Webcast: 2021 Survey of College & University Chief Academic Officers

How many provosts said that their institution cut faculty positions during the pandemic — adjuncts and nontenured, tenure-track faculty? And which disciplines did provosts from private institutions, compare to public ones, feel were disproportionately cut? Find out about this and more in Inside Higher Ed’s newly released Survey of College and University Chief Academic Officers. […]

Webinar: Creating Safe Workspaces in a COVID-19 World

As doors reopen, organizations across the country are asking two big questions: how can we accommodate health and safety guidelines in our buildings, and where do we begin? During this 1-hour interactive webinar, we’ll explore the top 7 space planning and facility operations concerns and share tips and tools to help you prep for success. […]

WEBINAR: Empowering Discovery Through Design: The Latest Research

What makes a laboratory great? How is it that a lab can get a nickname like, “the Invention Factory?” Or consistently be among the top grant-funded? The answer lies in productivity. Whether the lab is for research, testing, or teaching, operating at optimal potential is the goal of any lab. The presentation will start with […]

Webinar: The New FLSA Overtime Rule

On September 24, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released the final rule increasing the salary threshold for white-collar exemptions to the federal overtime pay requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act from $23,660 to $35,568. DOL did not make any changes to the duties test. The Labor Department has reaffirmed its intent to update the […]

What 2020 Taught Us About the Future of Green Building

Sponsored by USGBC, the live webinar takes place on March 10. The challenges of 2020 were a reminder that LEED plays a crucial role in supporting healthy people in healthy places. As we look ahead, the time is now for all spaces to pursue certification. Join USGBC as we review insights from the Top 10 States for LEED […]