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APPA Facilities Symposium Programming – March 29, 2022



March 29, 2022 | 11:00am – 12:15pm EST | Keynote Session

Change is Mandatory … Stress is Optional
Garrison Wynn, CSP
For 20 years, Garrison Wynn has given keynote presentations to clients such as American Express, Wells Fargo, Oracle, and NASA. Wyn is the author of the Amazon bestseller The Real Truth about Success, the Amazon #1 bestseller The Cowbell Principle, has been a weekly contributor to the Washington Post and featured Forbes and Inc. Magazines. He went on to become the youngest department head in a Fortune 500 company’s history where he researched and designed processes for 38 company locations nationwide and developed & marketed products still being sold in 30 countries.
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March 29, 2022 | 12:30pm – 1:30pm ET | Educational Offerings


ABC’s of ESG
What is ESG? In this presentation, you will learn the basics of Environmental, Sustainable, and Governance (ESG) and why this is important to you, your campus stakeholders, community, and capital project partners such as architects, construction managers, and funding sources. This key concept is not a passing fad and will soon be required, disclosed, and audited.  Be prepared for the changes ahead.
Presenter(s): William Guerrero, Vice President for Finance & Administration, Springfield College; Kevin Roy, Director of Facilities, Springfield College
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Creating A New Normal in Hydronic System Operation
This program will focus on case studies that identify and quantify improvements in the performance and energy efficiency of chilled water, heating hot water, and glycol systems after the entrained air, entrapped air pockets, and dirt (i.e., particulates) were removed from these systems using coalescing air and dirt elimination technology. It will address examples of a “new normal” level of system operation and a reduced Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) after effective air and dirt elimination.
Presenter: Stephen Clinton, Director of Business Development, Spirotherm, Inc.
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Introduction to TCO
Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) is a transparent, holistic, and efficient approach to asset management and resource allocation.   It takes a village, or all facilities professionals and the surrounding organizations, to make it work.  This presentation will provide a comprehensive introduction to TCO, focusing on how critical data elements can translate to well-timed, current, and predictive decisions.  This presentation will also cover the to-date progress of the ANSI APPA TCO Standard under development.   Facilities professionals can get a first-hand glimpse of the standard under development that will allow owners and managers of built assets to produce the greatest possible return on investment and get the most effective use out of limited resources.
Presenter: Ana Thiemer, Associate Director, Planning, University of Texas/Austin
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Maximizing Revenues in Student Housing
The topic of student housing in a changing world is rampant through the industry, with talk of not enough room for students, too much space, or not the right kind of space. There are several items to consider in the design and construction industry that affect the bottom line of student housing, and these items should be even more carefully considered in today’s world. These include design decisions, construction decisions, and trend considerations.
Presenter: Nathan Woods, Principal, Architect, Design Collaborative
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The Art of Building Sustainability
True sustainability in the built environment leverages the delicate balance between people, the planet, and fiscal responsibility. The safe, healthy, productive, and energy-efficient operation of a facility requires a high level of integration between complex and costly mechanical and electrical systems which consume significant natural resources. Delivering this interoperation in an intuitive and sustainable means is the art of building sustainability.
Presenter: Levi Tully, Executive Vice President, Reliable Controls Corporation
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March 29, 2022 | 2:30pm – 3:30pm EST | Educational Offerings


Addressing Aging Roof Infrastructure and Budget
The presentation will explain the various techniques for testing and assessing your existing roofing systems to determine your roof rehabilitation priorities and to identify options that are economical, durable, and environmentally prudent.
Presenter: Brian Boomars, Vice President, Western Region, IRC Building Sciences Group/Rimkus
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Creating a Culture and Dignity (Part 1)
An interactive train-the-trainer program that teaches facilities leaders how to identify areas of opportunity, have hard conversations with staff, and create a culture that understands the importance of respect and valuing differences.
Presenter: Jamie Gayer, Assistant Vice President, Business Services, Indiana University
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Energy Challenges Remain – Do You Have A Plan?
As we recover from COVID, carbon reduction, sustainability, and managing our energy use is still a challenge facing higher education. In addition, we must now change our design/operations to mitigate the risk of transmission and improve IAQ.  This session will explore energy planning, the long-term impact of HVAC choices, and how to find financial resources to get projects implemented.
Presenter: Chet Knaup, President, Spectrum Energy, LLC
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New Paradigm for Solving Work Orders
Syyclops is a digital twin platform that utilizes building assets, and engineering knowledge to construct smart buildings. The digital twin helps to learn about your work order before you go to fix it. Syyclops creates complete transparency between equipment, and personnel with its beginning-to-end workflow including data collection, predictive analysis, and advanced visual features. We will explore how the cutting-edge world of digital twins and their ability to optimize building operations.
Presenter: Raj Setty, Founder and CEO, SYYCLOPS
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The Future of Mobile in Campus Operations       
Campus environments face nearly every physical plant or operations challenge, making them ripe with mobile opportunities. But so far, few institutions have looked beyond traditional asset management and work order execution as targets for mobility projects.  Notwithstanding, mobility use cases across virtually every aspect of the current and future state, including work requests, planning and scheduling, materials requests management, emergency preparedness, vendor management, and more.
Presenter: Jeffrey Smith, Senior Director, Business Process Solutions, InterPro Solutions
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March 29, 2022 | 3:45pm – 4:45pm ET | Educational Offerings


Aging Facilities: What To Expect at 10, 20, 40, 60
Aging humans have some of the same issues as aging buildings. Systems that fail at 5 and 10 are mostly cosmetic (paint, floor finishes, sealants). Systems that fail at 20 are key operational systems that are costly but accessible (HVAC, Fire Alarm, Roofing, Asphalt). 5, 10, & 20 year systems fail again at 40 and 60. Systems that fail at 40 are large and complex(elevators, large boilers, forced air systems, windows. Systems that fail at 60 require major facility surgery (water and soil lines).
Presenter: Kyle Christiansen RA, Vice President of US Operations, Roth IAMS (Integrated Asset Management Strategies)
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Creating a Culture and Dignity (Part 2)
An interactive train-the-trainer program that teaches facilities leaders how to identify areas of opportunity, have hard conversations with staff, and create a culture that understands the importance of respect and valuing differences.
Presenter: Jamie Gayer, Assistant Vice President, Business Services, Indiana University
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Filtration Infuses New Life Into Old Buildings     
Innovative clean air technology serves as a lifeline for dated school campus structures while bringing safe, sanitized air to occupants. Portable, in-space commercial air purifiers equipped with effective and complementary layers of proven components such as HEPA and UVC are empowering facility teams to reimagine their approach to the indoor air quality inside older buildings and/or historic landmarks. Is the future plug-and-play? Let’s explore that very conversation!
Presenter: Kevin Albers, Product development manager, ISO-Aire Elite Commercial Air Purifiers, a Ducts & Cleats Brand
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Optimizing Your Campus Energy and Infrastructure
With rising energy costs, shrinking budgets, cutthroat competition, and increased public scrutiny, higher education institutions have a tall order to fill as they pursue operational excellence. Join us in exploring how higher ed facilities can reduce overhead costs without impacting the flow of energy that keeps their institutions running.
Presenter: Regina Durga,  Sales Leader, Centrica Business Solutions
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The Iteration of KPI’s
The purpose of this topic is to highlight that continuous improvement (iterations) can lead to successful outcomes (programs). Facilities Operations is continuously improving its methods to achieve customer excellence. The Facilities Ops KPI Dashboard serves as a cadence to our core performance to ensure that we remain caretakers of a legacy. As these measurements stabilize, future Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) will be published to ensure our commitment and operational success.
Presenter: Jacob Herrera, IT Business Analyst, Stanford University
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