Announcing new complimentary seminars for the Education Facilities Forum in Philadelphia on April 28 & 29, 2014.

1. Washington D.C. Smart Roof Program: Portfolio-based Roof Asset and Energy Management Presented by Richard Rast, President of BLUEFIN, LLC 

The way you manage your roofs can have a big impact on your energy consumption and carbon footprint, and position you as a community leader. This presentation demonstrates through a case study in our nation’s Capital how you can turn your roofs from a liability into a sustainable asset. The Washington D.C. Department of General Services is successfully integrating roof asset and energy management to reduce its energy use by 20% across its entire municipal portfolio, including schools, police and fire facilities, and parks and recreation buildings. This municipality includes 435 buildings with over 40 million square feet.

This presentation will demonstrate the Smart Roof Objectives:

1) Conserve Energy: Insulating, air-barrier, and day lighting

2) Reduce Runoff: Collecting, retaining, and re-using rainwater

3) Reflect Heat: Reducing temperatures across the city

4) Collect Solar Energy: Producing electricity and hot water

5) Manage Carbon: Tracking and reducing carbon footprints

6) Lead: Identifying and demonstrating best practices

2. How to Design & Specify High-Performance Hybrid Buildings Presented by Jack Laken, P.Eng. B.Sc., President of Termobuild Canada, Toronto, Ontario 

From our experience capital project managers like you are on the lookout for new ways of enhancing their projects, particularly when it comes to comfort, energy efficiency, and safety at conventional cost.

In short by pairing ventilated pre-cast floor with any HVAC system leads to unexpected 7 built in and free systems your buildings can instantly benefit from:

1. air driven radiant heating and concrete cooling,

2. energy storage ( no ice required) or standby heating and cooling,

3. improved indoor comfort,

4. reduced energy bills,

5. reduced maintenance cost

6. peak power reduction ( no ice required)

7. added resilience to climate change.

Using our advanced method of pairing ventilation with pre-cast floors it is easy to take advantage of today’s “high performance” standards and position your buildings for new developments already on the horizon with low energy buildings, and more.

3. Innovative HVAC in Schools – Presented by Lee Alcorn, LG 

Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) technology was introduced as a system to minimize losses found in conventional HVAC systems. The modular design of a VRF system provides exceptional dehumidification and temperature control by efficiently adapting to the changing

loads. This presentation will provide an overview of VRF and Duct-Free Systems in the education market. Learn how a quiet, energy efficient, easy to design, install and maintain VRF System can improve the learning environment.

4. Educate Hand Hygiene and Reduce Germs in your Schools by Leverage Existing Budgets Presented by Kimberly-Clark Professional 

On average teachers miss 5.3 days of school each year due to preventable illness. Many school districts report their teacher absenteeism is even higher. Data shows teachers are exposed to more germs than any other profession and their illness costs school districts money, holds back student performance and projects an image that schools are not healthy.

How can we do better without adding new cost items to facilities budget? How can we educate better hand hygiene habits in our schools to create a healthier environment?

Kimberly Clark Professional has developed The Healthy Schools Project to educate students, teachers and administrators to wash, wipe and sanitize to prevent the spread of germs and illness. This program is a comprehensive way to keep your school healthy that is proven to reduce germs in the classroom.

Learn how your budgets for washroom products can provide create a healthier learning environment for your students, teachers, administrators and parents.

5. What We Need is a Plan: School Safety, Security and the Integrator Presented by Steve Surfaro, Axis Communication’s Business Development Manager and Security Industry Liaison 

From program management to application and deployment, security practitioners from schools, corporations and Government agencies alike are asking the question: “Do we have enough security” and do we have a sound security and crisis management plan. This session asks the question and provides key direction.

The fusion of security master planning, together with the design and deployment skills of today’s security integrator build a project foundation, but the challenges don’t stop there. Consistent funding, a demonstration of how solutions support school safety and first responders and the training of key personnel are trending requirements

It might take the form of a person responsible for coordination of an incident. Video surveillance playback requires training and there might not be the expertise available and because the system is used forensically or post-incident, there is no one monitoring the system. One an incident occurs, is there a balance of proactive sensing systems and review tools to get quick answers to first responders?

In this session, learn to make design and deployment decisions based on quantifiable risk, value engineering and resources.

6. Before, During and After the Active Shooter Event – Are You Prepared? – Presented by Patrick V. Fiel Sr., National Security Expert 

Patrick will discuss risk assessments of the workplace, the shooter’s behavior, innovative security solutions and preparedness, aimed at mitigating this risk.

Patrick will present current information that will help organizations prepare for a potential crisis situation involving an active shooter. Patrick will speak on risk assessments of facilities, innovative security technologies, and the shooter behavior. The presentation will present ideas and solutions that will help organizations mitigate the risk of an active shooter event. The ideas presented will address what an organization can do to prevent such an event from occurring as well as what steps can be taken before, during and after a crisis situation such as an active shooter.

What will the attendees learn from the program?

1. Ways to prevent a crisis situation from occurring: Attendees will learn how a risk assessment can identify potential short falls in their organization’s security as well as what innovative security technologies and other solutions are available to address these short falls.

2. Ways to deal with an active shooter prior to police arrival: Attendees will learn what steps can be taken to handle an active shooter situation as it is occurring and prior to police arrival.

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