CONFERENCE PROGRAM

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA / MANAGING GREEN BUILDINGS CONFERENCE

Wednesday, August 4, 2021
8:55 AM - 9:55 AM
Jose Leon - Commercial and Industrial Solutions Group Sales Consultant, Leviton Commercial and Industrial
The true cost of unplanned downtime includes much more than just the cost of parts and labor to fix a piece of equipment. There are many tangible and intangible costs that must be considered. Integrating condition monitoring technology and predictive maintenance allows processors to respond to unplanned events more quickly and safely and to significantly reduce these costs in food and beverage facilities. This presentation will help define a path to improving safety and maintenance operations.
Andy Bull - President, C.H. Bull Co.
Regarding aerial lifts (mobile elevated work platforms), the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) last updated their standards in 2018 with new safe use and training requirements, which went into effect in June 2020. OSHA has not yet updated their aerial lift regulations to this new ANSI requirement. But since ANSI is the industry standard, you need to know what the ANSI changes are and comply with them regardless. This presentation will tell you what you need to know about the ANSI safe aerial use and training requirements, to protect your company and your workers.
10:25 AM - 11:25 AM
Matt Innes - Facilities Manager, Stanislaus County
The General Services Administration (GSA) manages, constructs and preserves government buildings and promotes best practices in facilities management.  It does this in an environment where funding is limited and priorities are ever-shifting.  Hear about some of the challenges and successes that the agency has experienced in the past several years in its comprehensive facilities management of Stanislaus County’s 140-building inventory – totaling more than 2.5 million sq. ft. Discussed will be maintenance – routine, preventive and predictive – of HVAC and electrical systems, water and wastewater systems, roofing, security systems, and more.  
James Donson - Director, kW Engineering
There are many LED products on the market and a lot of vendors focused on getting their products in your buildings. This vendor-neutral talk will discuss perils and benefits associated with LED lighting retrofits within facilities. At the end of this talk, attendees will be able to navigate publicly available resources and implement retrofit strategies to maximize energy and maintenance savings.
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Jessica Mirabile - Senior Training and Recruiting Director, 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.
Jim Condon - Business Development Manager, Allied Reliability, Inc.
Learn how to stay in compliance with the most current regulations (OSHA and NFPA 70E) involving protection of workers from electrical arc flash hazards.  The session will discuss the physical nature of arc flash, equipment labeling requirements, and personal protective equipment. 
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Brandi Andreasen - Project Developer, Sunworks, Inc.
Commercial solar is finally coming into its own and it’s been predicted that the largest growth for solar in the next five years will be in commercial and industrial facilities. The speaker will review the factors that influence that surge; the benefits of adopting solar and who can benefit; the various solar installation types, variables to consider; demand mitigation, including energy storage; tax incentives; and financing options. Find out how solar can help your company’s bottom line.
Thursday, August 5, 2021
8:55 AM - 9:55 AM
Matt Cranford - Chief Executive Officer, Stanislaus County Fair
Darren Siebert - Maintenance Supervisor, Stanislaus County Fair
You may have visited the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds in Turlock during the annual July Stanislaus County Fair, the 10-day event that draws more than 220,000 people to the 72-acre site for agricultural and entertainment events. You may not be aware that the Fairgrounds operates year-round, with five exhibit buildings, barns and arena that host trade shows, festivals, professional association conventions, and more. This session will provide a behind-the-scenes look at what is involved in keeping this huge site operating and in top-notch condition year-round. 
Brad Miller - Senior Account Executive, UL Verification Services Inc.
The need to validate facility indoor environmental performance is more critical than ever because of the pandemic. The speaker will describe the elements that make a facility a “healthy building,” including superior indoor air quality, ventilation, potable water quality, and hygiene. The presentation will include examples of third party “healthy building” benchmarking and certification programs, and how to verify through testing and diagnostics.
10:25 AM - 11:25 AM
Tina Taylor - Safety Director, Collins Electrical Company, Inc.
This session will discuss Lockout/Tagout for employers and employees, including what is required per the California Code of Regulations, Section 3314. Is your facility in compliance? The speaker will describe what facility operators need to know and where they can go for resources pertaining to Lockout/Tagout procedures. The presentation will address the practices necessary to disable machinery or equipment, thus preventing the release of hazardous energy while employees perform servicing and maintenance tasks.  Included will be some common Lockout/Tagout violations at various types of facilities, including examples where employees were injured during routine maintenance or service on HVAC units. Learn what you need to know to avoid injury and comply with regulations.
Javier Perez - Energy Analyst, California Energy Commission
This presentation will cover the major changes to Title 24, Part 6, 2019 Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Energy Code) for nonresidential buildings. The Energy Code has new requirements for HVAC, lighting, building envelope, and water heating that took effect on January 1, 2020. The speaker will review the mandatory, prescriptive, and performance requirements and available resources that apply to newly constructed buildings, additions, and alterations.
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Michael Sestak - Owner, Sestak Lighting Design
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.
Dan Gallagher - Vice President/Founder, Mission Critical Specialists
This presentation will focus on power reliability, with details on uninterrupted power supply systems and their benefits for facilities. Learn to gauge whether your facility can sustain a complete power outage, and for how long, and how long will it take to restore your critical equipment and get your business operational.  Also discussed will be the need for comprehensive maintenance and added redundancy when choosing a system.