Central Valley Facilities Expo is a broad based facilities event with an emphasis on green buildings that features the latest products and services in the industry. Don't miss the opportunity to expand your knowledge of current trends in the industry, find products that will start saving you money immediately and network with your peers.
Session 1 8:25 a.m. - 9:25 a.m. Lighting Energy Audits - an Overview Dean Trinh, SoLED Energy Inc. Lighting is a significant user of electricity in commercial buildings. This session will describe how an energy audit of your facility’s lighting systems can help quantify how much energy is being used, so you can make changes, where needed, to more efficient lighting types, placement, and use of controls. All lighting types will be discussed. Session 2 8:25 a.m. – 9:25 a.m. Implementing Ultrasound for Energy Saving and Condition Monitoring Applications David Shaw, U.E. Systems Ultrasonic testing has many applications for saving energy and monitoring equipment conditions within a facility. The speaker will describe how to use ultrasound to: find compressed air system leakage, locate leaking or stuck-open steam traps, trend rotating machinery to predict failure, and to assist lubrication needs. Session 3 9:35 a.m. – 10:35 a.m. Water Conservation Initiatives at Nestlé’s Central Valley Facilities Mike Desso, Director of Safety, Health and Environment, Nestlé USA Nestlé has made steady progress in recent years to implement water conservation efforts across its facilities in the United States. The company is in the process of transforming its milk factory in Modesto – where 100 plus employees make evaporated milk under the Nestlé Carnation brand – into a “zero water” factory. As a zero water facility, it will no longer rely on external water sources. Hear about the project as well as Nestlé’s water-saving projects at its Tulare and Bakersfield ice cream plants, and other water efficiency improvement projects. Session 4 9:35 a.m. – 10:35 a.m. Resinous Terrazzo and Seamless Flooring Systems – an Overview Kirk Stokes, Key Resin Company This session will provide an overview of resinous terrazzo and seamless flooring systems, including the history of the systems, components, characteristics, types, and typical facility applications. Also included will be design and installation considerations. Session 5 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. A Look at California State University’s Water Use Reduction Program Louie Oliveira, Chief Operating Engineer-Facilities Services, California State University-Stanislaus In recent years, the 23 campuses in the California State University system have been involved in an impressive initiative to reduce water consumption. First, they achieved a 20% reduction, and now are working on further goals of an additional 10% reduction this year and 20% more by 2020. Learn what the facilities group at CSU-Stanislaus in Turlock has achieved, by changing water use both inside the buildings and outdoors. Measures include implementation of low-flow restroom and sink faucets, low-flow showerheads, conversions of toilets and urinals, and more. Also, hear about the impressive computerized system for controlling irrigation based on current and predicted weather conditions, and other grounds water-improvement measures. Session 6 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Arc Flash Hazards – How to Keep Your Company Compliant John Quiring and Chris Maytum, Holt of California Learn how to stay in compliance with the most current regulations (OSHA and NFPA 70E-2015) involving protection of workers from electrical arc flash hazards. The session will discuss the physical nature of arc flash, equipment labeling requirements, and personal protective equipment. Session 7 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Elastomeric Cool Roofing – an Overview of Applications, Benefits Fred Schmidt, Fred J. Schmidt and Associates Cool roofs are those consisting of materials that effectively reflect the sun’s energy from the roof surface, thus keeping the interior of the building cooler. This session will focus on the elastomeric type of cool roofing, outlining applications, potential savings on electricity, and return-on-investment considerations. Session 8 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Compliance With Above-Ground Diesel Fuel Storage Tank Regulations Ken Brashaw, CD & Power Before utilizing those above-ground diesel fuel storage tanks, make sure you comply with the EPA, SPCC and FDR rules and regulations. Learn about the tier of your facility (as per the EPA) and how to comply with regulations specific to your diesel fuel tanks. Session A Special Film: 2:10 p.m. – 2:40 p.m. Water: the Lifeblood of Energy All types of energy are dependent on water – learn facts you didn’t know in the free screening of this informative and thought-provoking documentary. Water: the Lifeblood of Energy, describes the connection between water and energy, and how utilities municipalities, and industry across the western U.S. are using combinations of collaboration, conservation, and new technology to squeeze more use out of every precious drop of water. The film was produced by Prairie Public Broadcasting with support from the U.S. Department of Energy.
8:25 a.m. – 9:25 a.m.
Rory Anderson, The Solar Company
If you’re trying to decide whether a solar PV system is a fit for your commercial or industrial business, you’ll have many questions. Have them addressed during this presentation, which will discuss tax rebates, system design, structural concerns, owning vs. leasing, and mounting placement. Find out how solar can help your company’s bottom line.
8:25 a.m. – 9:25 a.m.
Ultrasonic Testing – Applications in Your Facility
Keith Macaluso, SDT North America
Ultrasound is a valuable tool for monitoring the condition of facility assets. Find out how ultrasound can be the go-to tool for many applications in a facility: bearing lubrication, condition monitoring of machinery, electrical fault detection, air/vacuum leaks, and more.
9:35 a.m. – 10:35 a.m.
Water Conservation for Central Valley Commercial and Industrial Facilities – a Panel Discussion
Moderator: Henry Eason, Editor, California Buildings News
Juan Tejeda, Water Conservation Specialist, City of Modesto
Jade Joesten, Conservation Coordinator, California Water Service, providing service to portions of Stockton
Garner Reynolds, Regulatory Affairs Manager, City of Turlock
Companies throughout California have been hard-hit by the continuing drought. Water suppliers in the Central Valley have been active in developing tools and resources to assist area commercial and industrial facilities with water conservation. This informative panel discussion will have participants from three area water suppliers, telling what assistance they are providing, and about water efficiency improvements that have occurred because of their programs. Gain information you can apply to your own facility.
9:35 a.m. – 10:35 a.m.
How to Achieve a Culture of Safety at Your Facility
Andy Bull, President, C.H. Bull Co.
Safety slogans aren’t enough. There needs to be a culture of safety in every facility – which may involve implementing changes in employee mindset and behavior. In this session, you’ll learn the first step: how to hone your communications skills so you can be sure you’re effectively delivering the safety message that will make workers want to improve.
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Dignity Health - St. Joseph’s Medical Center – a Look at an Award-Winning Green Hospital
John Kendle, Director of Operations and Support Services, St. Joseph’s Medical Center
Dignity Health’s St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Stockton has won a number of awards in recent years for its sustainable efforts. It was the first “green certified” hospital awarded by the Green Team of San Joaquin. In addition, it has also won leadership awards from the organization Practice GreenHealth, as well as being recognized by the group Healthier Hospitals. The speaker will share the various green features and programs of the medical center including: recycling a majority of its waste stream, its water conserving laundry program, a garden that provides several thousand pounds of vegetables that are donated to low income families in the community, and its current project of installing a solar panel carport system.
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Boiler Operator Requirements in California
Don Williams, R. F. MacDonald Company
This presentation will describe the requirements for a boiler operator within California, as per state regulations. The speaker will discuss types of controls and their functions, safe lighting of a boiler and safe shutting down of a boiler, and the correct way to feed water to a boiler. Also, information on low and high water conditions, and how to blow down a boiler.
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Sustainability Self-Assessment for Wineries
Lisa Francioni-Hai, Program Director of the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance
The speaker, with the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance, will discuss the Alliance’s California Sustainable Winegrowing Program, with a focus on the self-assessment process that California wineries and wine grape growers go through to determine where they are on the sustainability continuum. Also included will be information on the associated certification program, Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing, and details about an online performance metrics tool.
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
History and Overview of Direct-Drive Turbo Compressors
Dave Parsons, Product Manager, High Speed Turbocompressors, Sulzer Pumps
Direct-drive turbo compressors offer various advantages, including energy efficiency and reduced maintenance, over traditional centrifugal blowers for aeration needs in sludge applications. Find out more about this new technology in this presentation.
2:10 – 2:40 p.m.
Water: the Lifeblood of Energy
All types of energy are dependent on water – learn facts you didn’t know in the free screening of this informative and thought-provoking documentary. Water: the Lifeblood of Energy, describes the connection between water and energy, and how utilities municipalities, and industry across the western U.S. are using combinations of collaboration, conservation, and new technology to squeeze more use out of every precious drop of water. The film was produced by Prairie Public Broadcasting with support from the U.S. Department of Energy.
Mike Desso, director of Safety, Health and Environment at Nestlé, the world’s largest food-and-beverage company, and Dorn Wenninger, Walmart’s vice president, Global Food Sourcing, said those concerns are driving their companies to ask their suppliers to demonstrate their commitment to sustainability. The Nestlé Supplier Code is a list of expectations that suppliers are expected to acknowledge and meet, said Desso. He commended the California Almond industry for steadily increasing production gains while cutting back on the use of natural resources.