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October 25, 2019

The Keys to Healthy, High Performance Buildings


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Special Announcement
In view of recent events, and in alignment with public sector efforts to protect public health, the 2020 Sustainable Facilities Forum will be a virtual event.


Opening Session Speakers

May 14, 9:30 am

Kate Gordon
Director, Governor’s Office of Planning and Research

Daniel Kim
Director, California Department of General Services


Education Sessions

These sessions will be available on demand following they keynote. Watch them in the any order. You can also return after May 14 to view or review them.

Building Decarbonization
Increasingly, California’s efforts to reducing emissions from the building sector are focusing on decarbonization. What does this really mean, and how does it relate to purchasing and operations practices? This session will cover the Executive Orders and legislation that have set the stage for decarbonization, and address the challenges and current technology options for electric space and water heating.

Speaker:
Panama Bartholomy, Director, Building Decarbonization Coalition

Getting California to Zero
California is working to achieve Zero Net Energy on all its new and major renovation building projects, and half of its existing state building area by 2025. Learn what this entails, and how the state is achieving this. Progress is being made, and the state is now raising the bar even more to remove the carbon from state buildings.

Speakers:
Dan Burgoyne, Sustainability Manager, California Department of General Services
Neil Steiner, Managing Director, Glumac
Nicole Isle, Vice President – Sustainability, Glumac

Department of General Services ZEV Programs and Policies
As fleets add electric vehicles and public sector workers switch to EVs, it’s vital that adequate and appropriate charging infrastructure be in place. This session will provide an overview of the Department of General Services Zero Emissions Vehicle Program and Policies as well as best practices for EVSE project planning.

Speaker:
Tobias Barr, Office of Sustainability–Transportation Unit, California Department of General Services

SMUD’s Go-Electric campaign and Energy StorageShares Program
SMUD has two new programs, one designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in commercial buildings and the other to reduce peak demand impacts to the grid and your electric bill. Energy StorageSharesSM gives commercial customers the ability to realize the peak-demand shifting benefit of a battery without the physical infrastructure, degradation and operational complexities of a physical battery. A customer invests in a physical utility-scale battery installed where the grid needs it most, and in exchange receives a demand charge reduction credit every month on the SMUD bill. The Go Electric program supports the use of efficient heat pump technologies to eliminate natural gas use in buildings and replace it with electricity produced by SMUD’s clean generation mix. In combination with electric-induction cooking equipment, heat pump water heating and space heating technologies can be powered by carbon-free generation in California’s future.

Speakers:
Steve Oliver, Principal Mechanical Engineer, SMUD Advanced Energy Solutions
Christopher Brown, Green Pricing Program Manager, SMUD

EVSE Incentives and Funding
The California Pollution Control Financing Authority’s Deputy Executive Director Jana Davis will discuss the role that the California Capital Access Program’s Electric Vehicle Charging Station Financing Program plays in expanding the number of electric vehicle charging stations installed by small businesses in California. The program, funded by the California Energy Commission, provides small business borrowers and lenders incentives to finance electric vehicle charging station equipment acquisition and installation.

Speaker:
Janae Davis, Deputy Executive Director, California Pollution Control Financing Authority

Resilience
Fires, sea level rise and extreme weather events will be part of the Golden State’s future. These events are putting our infrastructure at physical risk. Where are we most vulnerable? What actions do we need to take to minimize our risks and ensure safety for our occupants? Join this session to hear more about what the current data tells us and what actions we need to take.

Speaker:
Heather Rosenberg, Associate Principal, Arup, Founder, Building Resilience Network

Scaling Up: Insights from the New CARB Net Zero Energy Emissions Testing and Research Facility
The new 380,000 GSF facility for the California Air Resources Board (CARB) serves as an instructive example for many of the challenges and considerations for net zero energy buildings when scaling up the size and increasing the program complexity. Known as the CARB Southern California Consolidation Project (SCCP) and delivered via a stipulated sum design-build competition procurement approach, it houses vehicle testing, emissions research labs, and office/conference space for over 400 employees. Project participants will share insights on the advantages/disadvantages of procurement approach, discuss the design strategies enabling on-site ZNE and discuss grid harmonization considerations.

Speakers:
Paul Erickson, Principal, Affiliated Architects, Inc.
Shara Castillo, Principal, ZGF Architects LLP

The California Capital Access Program’s Electric Vehicle Charging Station Financing Program:
Helping California’s Small Businesses Finance EV Charging Stations
The California Pollution Control Financing Authority’s Deputy Executive Director Jana Davis will discuss the role that the California Capital Access Program’s Electric Vehicle Charging Station Financing Program plays in expanding the number of electric vehicle charging stations installed by small businesses in California. The program, funded by the California Energy Commission, provides small business borrowers and lenders incentives to finance electric vehicle charging station equipment acquisition and installation.

Speaker:
Janae Davis, Deputy Executive Director, California Pollution Control Financing Authority

Green School Sessions

Getting to Zero Net Energy and Carbon Over Time in Schools
Even though over 80 zero net energy educational buildings are operating or are in construction in California, getting to zero in k-12 schools can seem an insurmountable goal. A Zero Over Time approach leverages naturally occurring events and building timelines to plan across the public or private district for getting to zero net energy and carbon in school new construction, major retrofits, equipment replacement and ongoing operations.

During this session attendees will learn how these buildings not only save resources, they provide exceptional opportunities for improved student education outcomes, health outcomes and ultimately a space for students to practice climate leadership. This session will first set the foundation for Getting to Zero with the statewide landscape of energy and carbon policy in California. Attendees will then dive more deeply into the process and technical aspects of the Zero Over Time approach, applying it for both public and private institutions. These buildings not only save resources, they provide exceptional educational opportunities for students to practice climate leadership.

Speaker:
Amy Cortese, Program Director, New Buildings Institute

Connecting School Facilities to Environmental Literacy
This session will focus on the connection between green facilities and environmental literacy. Every green facility improvement is a learning opportunity for students and staff. Educational literacy can also impact how we design facilities and use tools in our schools. This session will show how a school district connects facilities with environmental learning through real world experiences. See how student researchers can help monitor environmental facility improvements while learning state instructional standards in math and science. Practical examples are shared through videos, pictures, and stories. Participants will leave with practical tools, models, and ideas to transform every facility project into an engaging student learning unit.

Speaker:
Tim Baird, Superintendent (retired), Encinitas Union School District, Cup of Supe Consulting

Update on the Energy Commission School Bus Replacement Program
Find out about the Energy Commission’s School Bus Replacement Program, which in replacing old diesel school buses with electric school buses. Get an update on results so far.

Speakers:
Diana Gonzalez, Commission Agreement Manager, California Energy Commission
Sarah Williams, Commission Agreement Manager, California Energy Commission


Sponsor Presentations

The Forum also includes short video presentations by sponsors that can help you discover new products and services.


Who can benefit from this event?

The Forum is designed for public and private sector professionals engaged in facility project design and execution, including:

Architects
Engineers
Energy managers
Facility managers
Business officers
Sustainability officers
Operations managers
Policy makers

Questions? Call 626-577-5700