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Virtual Facilities Summit Programming – July 12, 2022

July 12, 2022 | 11:00am – 12:15pm EST | Keynote Session

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July 12, 2022 | 12:30pm – 1:30pm EST | Educational Offerings


Energy & Sustainability in Your Facilities
From corporate America to the public sector and higher education campuses, energy efficiency and sustainability is a key imperative, making energy & sustainability in your facilities more important than ever.  Organizations need to be able to report on various pieces of energy data, define it, and customize it for their needs. But how do you go about getting this customized data made available to your stakeholders the way they want to see it?
Presenter: Lalit Agarwal, Vice President, Energy Management & Sustainability, EnergyCap
NOTE: APPA Zoom Access Live July 12, 2022 at 12:30pm EST.


Elevating Your Maintenance Operations
In recent years, a new generation of FM leadership is emerging that no longer sees the status quo as good enough. They want their departments to run more efficiently and want employees to put a heavier emphasis on analysis and proactiveness. To make such a change in facilities management, a deep culture shift is necessary.  With this presentation, we’ll discuss what it takes to elevate your maintenance operations for the newer high-expectation generation of employees.
Presenter: Jam Rivetna, Principal, Ensoft Consulting, Inc.
NOTE: APPA Zoom Access Live July 12, 2022 at 12:30pm EST.


Creating a Healthy Learning Environment
This will be a case study into understanding how the COVID-19 Pandemic raised the awareness of how important a building’s “health” really is. The presentation will show the collaborative effort indicating how a health & wellness assessment helped raised the owner’s perspectives and created a better learning environment. It will go through the entire process: audit assessment, findings, decisions made, and implementation of corrections requiring measurement and verification.
Presenter: Al LaPera, LEED AP CxA EMP, Board Member, Energy Management Association
NOTE: APPA Zoom Access Live July 12, 2022 at 12:30pm EST.


APPA’s Operational Guidelines Trilogy New Editions
APPA’s new trilogy of Operational Guidelines for Educational Facilities – Grounds, Maintenance (recently published), and Custodial (due this year) – are powerful in content and provide the tools needed to set service level standards and determine staffing levels. In addition, each guideline provides a how-to approach for best management practices within their topic areas, especially related to the attributes that build sustainable performance delivery. This presentation will give a concise overview of the guidelines.
Presenters: J. Thomas Becker, PE, MBA, CEFP, APPA Fellow, Editor in Chief APPA Guidelines Trilogy, JTB Consultants, Thomas Jefferson University (Retired Emeritus); Theodore J. Weidner, Ph.D., PE, RA, NCARB, DBIA, F.ASCE, Professor of Engineering Practice, Purdue University
NOTE: APPA Zoom Access Live July 12, 2022 at 12:30pm EST.


Budget Issues/Reduced Resources
Reduced enrollment numbers over the years have required Facility Operations at Wright State University to rethink how we deliver services to our customers.  It required streamlining our operation to deliver an expected level of service to our customers.  The three biggest areas we targeted were Grounds, Custodial & Material Handling.  We implemented some changes that have not only allowed us to better serve our customers but enabled us to achieve this at a reduced staffing level.
Presenters: Javan Conley, Associate VP, Facility Operations, Wright State University; Gregory Sample, Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Wright State University
NOTE: APPA Zoom Access Live July 12, 2022 at 12:30pm EST.


Agile Technology Planning: Embracing Change
The greatest challenge to effective strategic technology planning is changing. How does an organization plan for technology that doesn’t exist or hasn’t yet developed into a proven use case? The best technology recommendations are grounded in today’s reality while extending the organization’s vision with research-informed science fiction. This program explores a seven-step framework to create an achievable technology implementation plan through a responsible, dynamic, and iterative process.
Presenter: Craig Park, Director of Digital Experience Design, Clark & Enersen
NOTE: APPA Zoom Access Live July 12, 2022 at 12:30pm EST.


July 12, 2022 | 3:45pm – 4:45pm EST | Educational Offerings


Expand Sustainability through Campus Partnerships
The Office of Sustainability has focused initiatives on not only egocentric efforts but on social sustainability efforts that focus on diverting excess items from going to the landfill and instead to low-income students. The two main programs that OoS maintains are the Free Store and the Grow Lab, with another initiative, Food4VOLS, that the Office supports. These initiatives have succeeded with campus partnerships, student organizations’ involvement, and the sharing of the labor force.
Presenters: Deborah Bethel, Social Impact Coordinator, UTK Office of Sustainability; Emily Stiles, Outreach Coordinator, UTK Office of Sustainability 
NOTE: APPA Zoom Access Live July 12, 2022 at 3:45pm EST.


Dealing in Grays: Navigating our Next Chapters     
We are anxious to ‘Get Back to Normal’  when we knew what our Campus expected; & we had the tools, resources, and staff to handle it. In effect when the answers were Black and White. Unfortunately, that World is gone. The Next Chapter will be entirely a World of Grays – requiring different approaches, talents, answers & even different questions with no easy Blacks/Whites. In fact, going forward there will be only choices in Gray. In this session, we’ll give tools for navigating & dealing with those Grays.
Presenter: Dave Irvin, APPA International Board Chair & Associate VP for Facilities, Florida State University
NOTE: APPA Zoom Access Live July 12, 2022 at 3:45pm EST.


A Practical Solution to Maintain Healthy Spaces      
As schools seek to maintain healthy spaces for learning, Aramark partnered with PlanLED to improve IAQ for building environments. Using ultraviolet light to disinfect the air is a proven solution recommended by the CDC as a ‘layered strategy’ to improve IAQ. Three Rivers School District deployed Upper Room GUV in classrooms and cafeterias to create a sustainable and affordable environment for health.  Their solution serves as a model for districts that seek to ‘future-proof’ their operations.
Presenters:  Brian Lee, Vice President, Engineering Solutions, Aramark; Scott Jenkins, Executive Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, PlanLED; David Valenzuela, Superintendent, Three Rivers School District
NOTE: APPA Zoom Access Live July 12, 2022 at 3:45pm EST.


Solving the Facilities Project Closeout Puzzle
While construction and renovation are ongoing at facility campuses, facilities teams are ultimately responsible for building and equipment maintenance and safety. Too often, campus facilities teams must do their work without closeout packages from contractors. Lacking these critical building details could result in guesswork about shut-off locations and other important info and put the facility at risk. The goal of this discussion is to present solutions to these closeout challenges.
Presenter: David Trask, National Director, ARC Facilities
NOTE: APPA Zoom Access Live July 12, 2022 at 2:45pm EST.


AI-Based Dynamic Building Controls: Clemson University Case Study/Best Practices
To reduce Watt and other buildings’ campus energy usage, we have developed AI occupancy predictions to optimize building automation. Our goal is to reduce the energy demand for all buildings on campus by using occupancy forecasting. To gather raw data we use wireless access points or (WAPs). With the prevalence of smartphones, the number of distinct users connected to the WiFi in a building is counted through algorithms. This helped reduce between 8-17% of energy in 2 pilot campus buildings.
Presenter: Snowil Lopes, Energy Engineer, Clemson University
NOTE: APPA Zoom Access Live July 12, 2022 at 3:45pm EST.

How Smart Technology Can Help Secure Our Schools
Unfortunately, active shooter incidents continue to happen and are on the rise. According to the Washington Post, there were more school shootings in 2021 than in any year since 1999. In a situation where seconds matter most, having a unified, smart approach to your institution’s security strategy helps mitigate risk and saves lives. Learn how a unified approach and the latest smart technologies, such as gunshot detection, can help your school be prepared and create a safe learning environment.
Presenters: Dave Stolerow, National Business Manager, Enterprise & Smart Buildings / Security, Siemens Smart Infrastructure; Matthew Hamilton, Business Development Manager for Education, Siemens Smart Infrastructure; Kyle Desjarlais, Regional Sales Manager, Northeast US, Shooter Detection Systems
NOTE: APPA Zoom Access Live July 12, 2022 at 3:45pm EST


The FDMP: Better Decisions, Better Facilities
FM requires numerous decisions regarding the physical assets of any business or enterprise. There is a lack of a uniform decision-making framework for facilities that enables consistency, robustness, and scalability. The Facility Decision-Making Process (FDMP) is a proven framework based on several case studies. This presentation will explain what the FDMP is as well as to conduct a lead-through example of its effective use in an urban facility planning context for a photovoltaic array project.
Presenter: Erik Backus, Director, Construction Engineering Management, Clarkson University
NOTE: APPA Zoom Access Live July 12, 2022 at 3:45pm EST