Conference Sessions


Encouraging Engagement and Inspiring Employees

Speaker: Jason Wang, Sr . Director, California Sate University Northridge

Campus Billing and Energy Management Systems

Speaker: Jason Freeman, Product Manager, Energy Hippo

Using Insights to Find and Fix Gaps In Your Emergency Plans

Speaker: Todd Moore, National Director, ARC Technology Solutions

The APPA/ANSI Total Cost of Ownership Project Update

Speaker: Tom Harkenrider, Chief Of Operations, Soka University Of America

Focus on the Delta

Speaker: Tom Abram, Assistant Director For Campus Sustainability, San Diego State University

Integrating Photographic Models with FM Software

Speaker: Randy Smith, Director - Gilbane Fm Services, Gilbane Building Company

Wind Assisted Lab Exhaust and Balanced Air Handlers

Speaker: Scott Dorough, Campus Energy Manager, Western Washington University

Managing to Achieve Results and Retain Good People

Speaker: Thomas Polansky, Director Of Facilities Management, Occidental College

University of British Columbia, Building Operations Transition Team – Facilitating the Handover of New Buildings to the UBC Operations Teams

Speaker: John Sacré, Project Manager - Transition Team, University Of British Columbia

Central Energy Studies: Planning for a Carbon Free Future

Speaker: Tom Abram, Assistant Director For Campus Sustainability, San Diego State University
Speaker: David Klug, Mechanical Engineer, San Diego State University

Planting Seeds for Culture Change: Sustaining Water Savings

Speaker: Joshua Koss, CSFM, Landscape Services Manager, San Diego State University

A New Nano-based Technology for Antiviral Applications for Higher Education Facilities

Speaker: Dr. Matthew Maa, VP Sales & Marketing, Aleddra Led Lighting

Capital Planning Without a Master Plan

Speaker: Dan Zalkow, Associate VP For Planning, Construction & Real Estate, Portland State University
Speaker: Jason Franklin, Director of Campus Planning & Design, Portland State University

How the CSU System is Using FCA Data to Better Manage its Deferred Renewal Backlogs

Speaker: Joseph Verbrugge, Facilities Program Manager, California State University System
Speaker: Tony Simpson, Vice President, Ises Corporation

Base Level of Facilities Services / Aligning Funding with Customers Expectations

Speaker: Robert Quirk, Facilities Consultant , California State University Chancellors Office
Speaker: Joseph Verbrugge, Facilities Program Manager, California State University System

Case Study: Get More From Your Construction Investment with Design-Build and Prefabrication Strategies

Speaker: Tony Lucas, Senior Director, University Transportation, Parking and Support Services, Sacramento State University
Speaker: Farid Ibrahim, Director of Product Innovation, Sacramento State University

Surface Refinishing Instead of Removal and Replacement, Tyler Murphy

Speaker: Franchise Owner, Miracle Method Surface Refinishing

What Energy Rate Reform Means for Schools - and how to Prepare

Speaker: Randy Parole, Account Executive, Stem

Facilities Leadership: Team of Rivals?

Speaker: Jennifer Hayward, Director Of Facilities Management And Planning, Lane Community College
Speaker: Dr. Russ Pierson, Dean, Florence Center, Lane Community College

Demand Control Ventilation: Successful Projects at Western Washington University

Speaker: Scott Dorough, Campus Energy Manager, Western Washington University

Waste Not, Want Not - Reducing Waste and Saving Money

Speaker: Chris Eichorst, Director, Facilities Services, Whitworth University
Speaker: Erik Makinson, Founder, Resource Synergy

Transformational Changes in Higher Education and Facilities Management

Speaker: Don Guckert, President-elect APPA, University of Iowa
Speaker: Lander Medlin, Executive Director, APPA

Breaking Down Silos: What Higher Education Can Learn from the Airport Industry in Building a Sustainability Strategy

Speaker: Paul Manasjan, Retired Director of Environmental Affairs, San Diego International Airport
Speaker: Jake Torrens, Sr. Associate, Sustainability and Lean Practitioner, Haley & Aldrich

Facility Condition Assessments, Controls Upgrades, Sub-Meter Data Aggregation and Active Energy Management to Achieve the Next Step in Campus Savings

Speaker: Mark Nieman, P.E., CEM , Energy Engineering Manager, Mckinstry Co.
Speaker: Stanley Joshua, Director of Facilities Services, University of Washington Tacoma

How to Use Asset Sustainability and Long-term Planning to Get the Funding you Need

Speaker: Marc Retish, Business Manager, Asset Sustainability, Ameresco, Inc.
Speaker: Anthony Guerrero, Sponsor

Is Your Campus Getting the Most From Capital Construction Projects? Rethinking Off-Site Construction

Speaker: Roy Griffith, Director of Corporate Development, Sacramento State University

When you Heard the news out of Flint Michigan, did you Wonder About the Quality of Drinking Water on Your Campus?

Speaker: Dr. Clare Shinnerl, Associate Vice Chancellor, University Of California, San Francisco
Speaker: Jon Giacomi, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Facilities Services, University Of California, San Francisco

Creating a Greener University Landscape: Maintaining with Battery Powered Equipment

Speaker: Erik Diaz, Landscape Supervisor, University Of Southern Of California
Speaker: Santiago Arredondo, Landscape Supervisor, University Of Southern Of California

Better Together: Using Technology to Integrate Campus Capital Planning, Maintenance and Operations

Speaker: Ric Cochrane, Account Executive, McKinstry

Transition to Occupancy - T2O - Data and Knowledge Transfer From Construction to Operations

Speaker: Brendon Mattis, PNW Manager - EEI, Engineering Economics Inc

In-House Document Shredding

Speaker: Travis Thomas, Director, Logistical Services, California State University, Northridge

A Safer Fume Hood – A 10-Year Status Report

Speaker: David Withee, President, Withee Works

Focus on the People – Creating the Facilities Culture You Desire & Deserve

Speaker: Jon Giacomi, Assistant Vice Chancellor, University Of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
Speaker: Joyce Hammel, Director of Strategic Organization Development and Diversity, Inclusion, University Of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

Preparation for Self-driving Vehicles & a Case Study of Pilot Projects with Stanford University’s Land, Building & Real Estate Division

Speaker: Tim Lichti, CEO, HiHo Mobile
Speaker: Jacob Herrera, Director of Innovative Projects, Stanford LBRE

Collaboration and Resiliency at Lands End: Creating a Transdisciplinary Building for Learning, Innovation and Growth in a Tsunami Inundation Zone

Speaker: Lori Fulton, Manager, Design And Construction, Oregon State University
Speaker: Tom Robbins, Principal, YGH
Speaker: Josh Richards, Principal, KPFFF Consulting Engineers
Speaker: Jerry Waters, Associate Principal, YGH

Scripps Institution of Oceanography Physical Planning Study: A Sustainable Campus Growth Framework for an International Leader in Understanding and Protecting the Planet.

Speaker: , Mike Zilis, Principal, Walker Macy
Speaker: Ken Hall, Director of Facilities and Operations Planning, UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Speaker: Caroline Kreiser, Principal, The Miller Hull Partnership

Connecting the Drops: How California Higher ed Campuses are Building Resilient Water Stewardship Plans

Speaker: Eli Perszyk, Facilities Services Water Program Coordinator, University of California San Francisco
Speaker: Camille Kirk, Director of Sustainability, University of California Davis
Speaker: Jake Torrens, Associate, Sustainability and Lean Practitioner, Haley & Aldrich
Speaker: Nurit Katz, Chief Sustainability Officer, Executive Officer, Facilities Management, Unviersity of California Los Angeles
Speaker: John Onderdonk, Director, Sustainability Programs, California Institute of Technology

Hybrid and Co-located Buildings: Building Inter-institutional and Inter-disciplinary Collaboration.

Speaker: Mark Dailey, AIA, NCARB/Design Principal/President, Integrus Architecture


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