Facilities Track

First Facilities Track: 10:30 - 11:20 a.m.

Introduction to Commissioning

Michael Geraci

Facilities Track 1

S101

 

What if a facility could achieve energy savings and optimization with its existing equipment without having to purchase or install additional systems? The good news is there are thousands of facilities which have completed these goals through various commissioning types. This AIA Continuing Education course will cover: What is Commissioning (Cx) & why it is needed, benefits, the different types, technical versus process Cx, existing codes & guidelines which address Cx, and review of case studies


About the Speaker:
Michael Geraci

Michael joined Command Commissioning as the Director of Business Development in August of 2014. Over the last 20+ years, he has served in various leadership positions in both the military and private sectors. Before joining Command Commissioning, Michael led AT&T's Corporate Real Estate Group Design & Construction and Property Management Groups for North Texas. This territory included AT&T's World Headquarters and other critical facilities.

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Practical approaches to comfortable buildings that actually save energy

Z Smith

Facilities Track 1

S100

 

The evidence is in: Students learn better in buildings that provide better thermal comfort, better light, and better air quality. This session will focus on practical approaches to delivering this ‘high performance environment’ while saving energy. Whether you are planning a new building or considering an ‘extreme makeover’ of an unloved existing building, this session will give you the tools needed to guide your project towards combining building performance with people performance, affordably.


About the Speaker:
Z Smith

 

Z Smith is Principal and Director of Sustainability and Building Performance at EskewDumezRipple, winner of the AIA Firm Award. His built work includes academic, laboratory and residential buildings earning the highest level of green building certification as well as the AIA COTE Top Ten award.

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Second Facilities Track: 1:45 - 3:35 p.m.

Developing Resiliency Strategies

Premnath Sundharam

Facilities Track 2

S100

 

Pushed by state and system mandates, net-zero energy is a new institutional goal. Learn campus-level gaming strategies and scenario testing that integrates human experience with facility data and achieves savings. Institutions are required to holistically plan for overall resiliency, net-zero energy, payback and best-management practices. Through hands-on exercises, attendees will apply energy concepts through multiple perspectives of net-zero, campus sustainability, and programmatic goals.


About the Speaker:
Premnath Sundharam

An industry recognized thought leader on sustainability and high performance building design, Prem Sundharam serves as the Global Sustainability Leader at DLR Group. In this role, he leads firm wide performance based design initiatives and develops long-term strategies for a more environmentally responsible design practice. Prem has served on the board of USGBC Arizona Chapter and has been recognized as an emerging leader by the Design Futures Council in 2014.  

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