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Chapter Meeting Webinar: Buildings as a Lever of Public Health

There is no doubt that there is now an immediate connection for most people between their health and buildings. While there is a long way to go (if you ask a friend what they do to stay well, they’ll probably mention diet and exercise and may even through in sleep and meditation, but they are unlikely to tell you how they’ve made their home healthy, and yet as the spaces we occupy – for over 90% of our lives, on average), there’s a resurgence in seeing our sector as a vehicle for public health. What many people don’t remember is that until about 1950s, the built environment was inseparable from public health: that’s why we got plumbing, sidewalks, overpasses, the metro/underground, and the fire code. Given the base of evidence accumulated over the past three decades that the built environment has an irrefutable and jaw-dropping impact on our health and wellbeing – both immediate and long-term — we are sitting on a mountain of game-changing ammunition never before counted in a fight. As such, we can’t sit coronavirus out any more than we expect epidemiologists, economists or nurses to sit it out. So what is the role of the built environment in serving as the first line of defense in this and future public health emergencies? How should COVID-19 change how we design, build, and operate assets? And how can be leverage science to become more resilient for any number of shocks likely coming our way as we live in an increasingly congested, destabilized, and globalized world?

Key Take-aways:
1. Understand both the historic role of the built environment in public health and the opportunity to do so again today.
2. Explore specific examples of the built environment acting as the first line of defense.
3. Explore what our industry can do to help make all buildings safer.

SPEAKERS:

Alison Avendt, MBA, OT

Senior Operations Advisor with HKS Advisory. Alison brings 32 years of diverse experience as a healthcare executive and a clinician to advise clients on strategy and operational planning. Alison believes that by understanding staff workflows and workarounds we can design the care environment to support safe and efficient processes that improve quality, decrease waste and ultimately lower the cost of care,
Prior to joining HKS Alison served as Vice President of Operations for ProMedica Toledo Hospital, a large academic tertiary care facility and System President of ProMedica Air and Mobile. In these roles she was responsible for all ancillary and support services, managed over $500M in renovation and new construction projects and $20M in annual routine capital. And she got to fly in a helicopter every once in awhile!

Upali Nanda, PhD, Assoc. AIA< EDAC, ACHE

Dr. Upali Nanda is Principal and Director of Research for HKS, a global architectural firm where she spearheads research projects globally. She also serves as the Executive Director for the non-profit Center for Advanced Design Research and Education and teaches as the Associate Professor of Practice at the Taubman School of Architecture and Urban Planning at University of Michigan. She serves on the board of directors for HKS and the Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture. Her doctoral work on “Sensthetics” has been published as a book available on Amazon.com. Her award-winning research has been widely published and cited in peer-reviewed journals and mainstream media. In 2015, Dr. Nanda was recognized as one of the top 10 most influential people in Healthcare Design by the Healthcare Design Magazine. In 2018, she was honored by Architectural Record with the Women in Architecture Innovator Award. In 2019, she was recognized as one of nine people shaping American design by Specify Magazine from Metropolis.
Education: Ph.D. in Architecture, Health Systems and Design, Texas A&M University; Master of Architecture, National University of Singapore; Bachelor of Architecture, School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, India

Elena Bondareva, MA, WELL AP

Through a varied international career, Elena Bondareva has a solid track record of transformative innovation. Elena has held public, private, teaching and Board roles in Australia, New Zealand, Russia, South Africa, India, and the US; delivered CPD training to thousands of professionals; participated in globally significant events such as COP17 and G20; published in peer-reviewed and public journals; and presented at countless conferences.
Elena helped establish four Green Building Councils and the Living Future Institute of Australia and serves on the Advisory Board for the Global Health & Wellness Summit (Greenbuild), the COVID-19 Taskforce of the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI), and the Board of Pollinate Group, an award-winning social enterprise. CETEC is an international scientific consultancy optimizing occupant health, wellbeing, and performance — and currently focused on enabling and verifying safe (re)occupancy of property assets post lockdowns.

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IFMA CALIFORNIA CHAPTERS 2020 SUSTAINABILITY COMMITTEE PROGRAM PROPOSAL

A Sustainability Program Focusing on Energy Use Reduction for the New Decade is Ready for Use and Deployment for FM’s

What are the top 3 key points/takeaways from the presentation:

• Rising Electricity Prices in California Affect FM Budgets and Indirect Costs
• New Technologies for Energy Use Reduction in California Are Now Available
• Developing a Sustainable Energy Buildings Plan (SEBP) is Key to Energy Savings

SPEAKERS:

Corey Lee Wilson

Corey is a California native and founded the IFMA Inland Empire Chapter in 2013 and was its Past President from 2013-19, current Treasurer 2019-22, President of CLW Enterprises, and Project Manager for MicroNOC Inc. He holds a BS in Economics from California State Polytechnic University Pomona, is an IFMA FMP, LEED AP O+M Specialty, CMAA CCM, and a member of the USGBC-LA Chapter. He is the author of the free IFMA e-book ENERGY Cost Savings For Facilities and four key components of the e-book are being published in a four article series in the FMJ for 2020.

 

Irene Thomas-Johnson

Irene is Senior Vice President for Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) and a CFM responsible for the development and presentation of winning solutions for clients, including plant operations, project management, capital planning, real estate administration, and brokerage. These solutions include identifying detailed savings and improvement plans, technology solutions, and financial analysis. She is a subject matter expert in Facilities Management and has 25+ years of management in facilities operations, retail facilities, and design & construction.

 

Isaac Knipfing

Isaac is passionate about making energy tangible. As a sustainability professional in higher education and an eternal student, Isaac strives to share and learn how to concurrently improve academic and operational outcomes at San Mateo Community College District. Isaac is currently a Facilities Systems Manager at SMCCD and is a fellow at the Clean Energy Leadership Institute. He holds a BS in Sustainable Energy Management from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science & Forestry and is a LEED Green Associate.

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Mentoring: Skills & Challenges of Being a Mentor or Mentee

Discussion surround the experience of being a Mentor/Mentee and what skills are important to have and challenges one will face during their experience

What are the top 3 key points/takeaways from the presentation:

  • Skills to have or gain as a mentor / mentee
  • Challenges you will face as mentor / mentee
  • Goals to achieve between a mentor / mentee

 

SPEAKERS:

William (Bill) Ayres

Bill is responsible for the direct oversight of the sales for facility management services within the West Region (California, Nevada, and Arizona).
Currently, the point of contact for subcontracted outside sales reps in order to provide assistance with their current account sales and bidding needs. Bill supervises the tactical management of sales processes from kick- off through final delivery.
A resource for project coordination that includes planning, assessment and assignment of projects, monitoring progress and timelines, managing resources, customer relations and overall quality assurance. He oversees the operations for sites and new projects with identifying capital improvement projects. Involved in cost analysis for the preparation of capital budgets. Provides system training and support for new account implementations, manages all inventory orders at all locations, and reviews accounts regularly in order to evaluate client activity and satisfaction.
Serves as the communication liaison between customers and appropriate corporate departments within the organization. Managing client expectations to ensure quality operational standards by instilling an efficient and consistent experience for all C&W clients. In addition, he works closely with the Facilities, Real Estate, Strategic Sourcing and Project Management departments relating to the delivery of services to the client.
Determines how to satisfy the client’s needs while meeting the organization’s objectives.

 

Paul Morgante

After making the decision to pursue a career in Facilities Management I completed the Essentials of Facilities Management Course and became a Young Professional member at IFMA Silicon Valley. I was lucky to be mentored by now Chapter President Christian Pellecchia and my current mentor is John Parsons, former FM at 23andMe. Soon after I became a member of the IFMA Production Development Committee and the Emerging Facilities Professionals Committee. My work in FM has been limited due to Covid-19 but I was lucky enough to have an FM contracting position at the exciting green-tech startup in Berkeley called Opus12.
Prior to Facilities Management, I was an Associate at a wealth management firm Black Diamond Strategies, Inc. in Los Angeles doing Wealth Management selling leveraged insurance. With a degree from San Francisco State University in Film Production I worked at WMS Media, Inc., doing corporate video in Silicon Valley with high profile individuals and well as clients like The Commonwealth Club of California and San Jose Ballet.

 

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COVID 19- A Phased Approach to Returning to Schools Webinar

Joint meeting with New York Chapter of IFMA!

Join IFMA NYC, Silicon Valley Chapters, Academic Facilities Council for a phased approach on returning to schools. Facilities leaders from NYC and Northern CA colleges as well CA’s state lead school system will be leading a panel discussion and sharing their plans and ideas for adapting to COVID-19 on their campuses.

Moderator:

Jolie Lucas is currently the Strategic Facilities Planner for General Atomics in San Diego, California. She is a certified planner and certified facility manager (AICP and CFM), as well as a LEED Accredited Professional and certified charrette facilitator. In addition to her role as Academic Outreach Committee Chair of the San Diego Chapter, Jolie is a past president and current board member of the Academic Facilities Council of IFMA. She has nearly 30 years of facilities planning and facilities management experience for private companies and as a consultant for various government agencies. Her projects have included master plans, facilities assessments, funding documentation and the development of space requirements for campuses, military bases and cities.

 

Panelists:

Denise Vieni – Director of Operations Facilities Management St. Francis College (NY)

Denise Vieni is a Director of Operations at St. Francis College with over 21 years of experience in Facilities and Property Management, Strategic Leadership and Operations Management. Ms. Vieni works at St. Francis College, her Alma Mater where she holds a high visibility throughout the college as an integral member of the college’s Facilities Management Team, oversees and manages day to day maintenance, physical appearance of the physical plant, and manages operational staff and budget. Other companies Denise has had a role in Facilities Management include Cushman & Wakefield, Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, Amerigroup and Health Plus. Her hobbies include traveling, cooking and journaling.

 

Steve Greenwood

MBA, CFM, SFP, FMP, LEED-AP Director of Physical Plant, University of Pacific (CA)

Greenwood brings over 30 years of experience in facility management, finance/budget analysis, accounting, and safety and security. He is currently the Director of Physical Plant for the University of the Pacific. He has experience in both the private and public sectors, United States Air Force, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, the City of Sacramento, American Honda Motors, and Aspire Public Schools. He also serves as an instructor for UC Berkeley Extension, teaching several courses leading to a Facility Management certification. Greenwood earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration and accounting from Humphreys College and his Master of Business Administration from the University of the Pacific, and is currently working on his D.Ed. in Educational Leadership. He also holds Certified Facility Manager, Sustainable Facility Professional, and Facility Management Professional designations from the International Facility Management Association and is an IFMA certified Instructor.

 

Jonathon Abreu – Director of Facilities LIM College (NY)

 

Ron Kalich

MBA, CFM, SFP, CMA Director, Facilities and Asset Management Capital Asset Strategies & Finance University of California, Office of the President. (CA)

Ron Kalich is a transformational Real Estate and Facilities Management leader and operational executive delivering extraordinary, bottom-line results in real estate, communications, health care, higher education, and utilities industries.
He currently serves as the Director of Facilities and Asset Management for the University of California Office of the President. The UC system is the nation’s preeminent public research university including ten campuses, five medical centers, three affiliated national laboratories, and statewide agriculture and natural resources program, whose building portfolio exceeds 140 million square feet in over 6,000 buildings, and comprising 280,000 students, 227,000 faculty and staff and operating budget of $36.5 billion.

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HVAC Systems Considerations with COVID-19

As a facilities professional, you get bombarded daily with information on how to combat Covid-19; it can be overwhelming trying to keep up with it. We’ve pulled together a panel of industry leaders to help you navigate one of the most critical components in the battle against Covid – HVAC. Filtration, UVC, ionization, ventilation; the list goes on. Join us as we break down each of the measures being taken and provide some insight into which can truly be effective.

Discussion topics will include:

  • General overview of HVAC Systems and components in relation to
    airborne transmission
  • Clarification of ASHRAE guidance on the subject
  • Recommendations for measures which can be taken

There will be time for Q&A with our expert panel members

SPEAKERS:

Alan Pong- President and Owner of Comfort International

Alan Pong is President and Owner of Comfort International, a green-focused energy management and HVAC maintenance firm, specializing in engineering utility cost savings for existing commercial buildings and maintaining them to be comfortable carbon neutral environments.

Alan has been in the HVAC and Energy Management industry since 1989. Comfort International “CI”, a energy efficiency organization, exclusively focused on achieving peak efficiencies with existing buildings. CI is PG & E’s highest awarded Trade Professionals whom identifies unique and cost effective solutions that permanently decrease recurring energy costs directly related to HVAC, lighting, and can provide comprehensive solutions that include onsite generation & energy storage to achieve a Zero Net facility.

CI guarantees the energy savings at your utility meter. They have wholesale funding to enable their projects to be achieved without the need of valuable cash/capital outlay. They will increase workplace comfort while positively impacting your bottom-line as well as the environment.

 

Angel Robles- Project Manager @ ACCO Engineered Systems

Born and raised in Hollister, CA. Graduated from Santa Clara University in 2017, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. Started at ACCO immediately afterwards. Project Manager as of October of 2019. I enjoy being in the industry because of the relationships that are built from the efforts and interactions that are required to keep a building up and running smoothly at all times.

 

 

Jeremy Goodland, P.E., LEED AP- Project Executive @ Western Allied Mechanical, Inc.

Jeremy has been an active IFMA-SV member since 2005. He served on the IFMA Silicon Valley Board for many years, including President in 2018. After earning a degree in Mechanical Engineering at Cal Poly – San Luis Obispo, he was hired in 2005 as a project engineer for Western Allied Mechanical, and in 2011 obtained his Professional Engineering license. He is currently a Project Executive for Western Allied and oversees much of the service department operations.  His role with the company allows him to frequently work directly with facilities professionals to help resolve the challenges they face.

 

 

Richard Almini- CEO of Legacy Mechanical & Energy Services, Inc.

Richard Almini is the Founder and CEO of Legacy Mechanical & Energy Services, Inc. which is one of the largest independent commercial air conditioning and energy contracting companies in Northern California. The firm was founded in 2002 and offers full HVAC Design/Build capabilities and a service operation with more than 70 Technicians.

Richard graduated from the University of Montana and has nearly 40 years of HVAC experience serving leading commercial and industrial facility decision makers and property owners. He has received awards from PG&E for significant kWh reduction in both healthcare and commercial office market segments.

 

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Webinar: How to Use Electricity to Lower Operation Costs and Improve Cash Flow

With increasing cost pressures in post COVID environment, understanding what levers FMs can pull to drive cost efficiencies is a must. Come hear from the experts that are actively doing this on 5/20 at 11am live.

 

Businesses count on facility managers to drive cost efficiencies throughout the organization, more so now after global pandemic. Most often missed opportunity is in indirect spend. As companies transition into the digital space, electricity an indirect cost, is a great area that facility managers can get leverage on to lower operational costs and improve cashflow for the big boss. Come hear from the experts that are actively doing this on 5/20 at 11am live.

 

Panel Speakers:

    • Mark Chiang – Senior Director, Strategic Sourcing at Medtronics
      Operations Executive with over 20+ years experience of leading global sourcing teams for highly regulated environments such as Aerospace and Medical Devices industries.

 

 

    • Tendy Gandakusuma – TWDC – Program Management, CBRE Sr. Finance Manager in Facility Management with 20+ years servicing clients such as TWDC (The Walt Disney Co.), Lunchbox Studios, EMI Music, and Sony.

 

 

    • Corey Wilson – CEO, CLW Enterprises, Founder of IFMA Inland Empire
      LEED Accredited Professional (AP) specialty in Operations and Maintenance, is an IFMA Facility Management Professional (FMP), as well as a CMAA Certified Construction Manager with over 30+ years building over $150M in commercial construction projects and author of ENERGY Cost Savings For Facilities.

 

 

 

    • David Fribush –  Chief Technical Advisor, MicroNOC Inc.
      20+ Years of Energy & Innovation Experiences. R&D lead, co-authored, and led government and utility white papers, project initiations, RFOs, and ESS requirements. Managed & Lead the ESNA award winning first CA Energy Storage System to participate in CAISO grid operator market; Energy Storage and Emerging Grid Technologies PG&E project.

 

 

 

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The New Normal in our Workplace After COVID-19

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Reoccupying Vacated Buildings- Webinar Series: Facilities Plan

The IFMA NorCal Chapters (Silicon Valley, East Bay, San Francisco and Sacramento) will be hosting a series of webinars on Reoccupying Vacated Buildings, the next 4 Fridays at 12pm PST.  Laurie Gilmer, 2nd Vice Chair IFMA HQ will be presenting each week in addition to Subject Matter Experts and other presenters.  See below for more information!

Reoccupying Vacated Buildings- Facilities Plan

FRIDAY May 15th- 12pm PST

    • Welcome and introduction

    • IFMA HQ Update (5-10min)

    • Technical Program: Re-Occupying Facilities, What Facility Managers Need to Know (15 min)

    • Q and A (5-10min)

 

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SPEAKER:

Laurie A. Gilmer, P.E., CFM, SFP, LEED-AP, CDT

Facility Engineering Associates. P.C.

Vice President/COO

Bio:

Laurie Gilmer is Vice President and COO at Facility Engineering Associates. Laurie’s primary areas of expertise include facility systems assessments, energy management, sustainability, and facility management organizational analyses. She is a published author and instructor. Laurie serves on IFMA’s Board of Directors as the 2nd Vice Chair. She also serves on the Northwest Energy Efficiency Council’s Building Operator Certification program advisory committee, and the National Visiting Committee of Building Efficiency for a Sustainable Tomorrow (BEST) Center. Laurie was recently appointed to represent IFMA on ASHRAE’s newly established Multi-disciplinary Task Group for Effective Building Operations, a multi-organizational task group working to bridge the gap between design and operations.

 

 

Reoccupying Vacated Buildings- Webinar Series: Physical Security

The IFMA NorCal Chapters (Silicon Valley, East Bay, San Francisco and Sacramento) will be hosting a series of webinars on Reoccupying Vacated Buildings, the next 4 Fridays at 12pm PST.  Laurie Gilmer, 2nd Vice Chair IFMA HQ will be presenting each week in addition to Subject Matter Experts and other presenters.  See below for more information!

Reoccupying Vacated Buildings- Physical Security

FRIDAY May 8th- 12pm PST

    • Welcome and introduction

    • IFMA HQ Update (5-10min)

    • Technical Program: Re-Occupying Facilities, What Facility Managers Need to Know (15 min)

    • Q and A (5-10min)

 

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SPEAKER:

Laurie A. Gilmer, P.E., CFM, SFP, LEED-AP, CDT

Facility Engineering Associates. P.C.

Vice President/COO

Bio:

Laurie Gilmer is Vice President and COO at Facility Engineering Associates. Laurie’s primary areas of expertise include facility systems assessments, energy management, sustainability, and facility management organizational analyses. She is a published author and instructor. Laurie serves on IFMA’s Board of Directors as the 2nd Vice Chair. She also serves on the Northwest Energy Efficiency Council’s Building Operator Certification program advisory committee, and the National Visiting Committee of Building Efficiency for a Sustainable Tomorrow (BEST) Center. Laurie was recently appointed to represent IFMA on ASHRAE’s newly established Multi-disciplinary Task Group for Effective Building Operations, a multi-organizational task group working to bridge the gap between design and operations.

Overview of the last topic: “Reoccupying Vacated Buildings”

Friday May 15th-  Facilities Plan-Register Here

Reoccupying Vacated Buildings- Webinar Series: Cleaning Program

The IFMA NorCal Chapters (Silicon Valley, East Bay, San Francisco and Sacramento) will be hosting a series of webinars on Reoccupying Vacated Buildings, the next 4 Fridays at 12pm PST.  Laurie Gilmer, 2nd Vice Chair IFMA HQ will be presenting each week in addition to Subject Matter Experts and other presenters.  See below for more information!

Reoccupying Vacated Buildings- Cleaning Program

FRIDAY May 1st- 12pm PST

      • Managing risk
      • Terminology: cleaning and disinfection
      • Understanding and implementing prescriptive requirements
      • Managing the prescriptive process
      • What to watch out for

 

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SPEAKERS:

Laurie A. Gilmer, P.E., CFM, SFP, LEED-AP, CDT

Facility Engineering Associates. P.C.

Vice President/COO

Bio:

Laurie Gilmer is Vice President and COO at Facility Engineering Associates. Laurie’s primary areas of expertise include facility systems assessments, energy management, sustainability, and facility management organizational analyses. She is a published author and instructor. Laurie serves on IFMA’s Board of Directors as the 2nd Vice Chair. She also serves on the Northwest Energy Efficiency Council’s Building Operator Certification program advisory committee, and the National Visiting Committee of Building Efficiency for a Sustainable Tomorrow (BEST) Center. Laurie was recently appointed to represent IFMA on ASHRAE’s newly established Multi-disciplinary Task Group for Effective Building Operations, a multi-organizational task group working to bridge the gap between design and operations.

 

Wayne Whitzell, LEED AP, AICE, CEST, BEP, GBO

Wayne Whitzell has been an active member in IFMA since 2000. He is IFMA’s 2018 International Distinguished Member of the Year. In 2015, he was selected as IFMA’s Associate of the Year at IFMA’s World Workplace in Denver and was selected as IFMA’s Distinguished Author of the Year in 2016. He is the current Programs chair for IFMA’s Corporate Facilities Council and the Past President of IFMA East Bay. Over the years, he has held various chapter positions such as Sustainability Committee Chair, Website Chair, and Sacramento Valley Chapter Vice President. He has been to thirteen World Workplace conferences and has presented at several IFMA chapter and council events and Facility Fusion. He supports the IFMA Foundation initiatives by routinely speaking at local schools and colleges about a career in FM. Wayne holds credentials as a LEED®AP, Business Energy Professional (BEP), and is a certified Green Business Operator (GBO).

Overview of the next 2 topics: “Reoccupying Vacated Buildings”

Friday May 8th-  Physical Security- Register Here

Friday May 15th-  Facilities Plan-Register Here