Professional Development

Bob KBOB KELLEHER Flipping the Switch to Fully Engaged Employees  
Bob is an award-winning speaker and thought leader on employee engagement, workforce trends, and leadership. Regularly featured on national media and in national publications, Bob will be “Flipping [Our] Switch,” presenting latest trends with his practical approach and energetic style.
http://bobkelleher.com/



Keynote | MondayOctober 5, 2015


DrNedHallowellDr. NED HALLOWELL on Crazy Busy: Overstretched, Overbooked, and About to Snap! – Being too busy is a persistent and pervasive problem, one that is leading tens of millions of Americans to feel as if they are living in a swarm of gnats constantly taking bites out of their lives. Dr. Hallowell explores this difficult problem and offers some workable solutions to prompt us to create our own solutions.
http://www.drhallowell.com/


Plenary Tuesday, October 6, 2015


Details of the ERAPPA 2015 Professional Development schedule:

MONDAY / October 5, 2015


10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Illuminating Inspiration: Lightpaintings & Other Art Forms can Fuel Creativity & Spotlight Innovation,
Track 1: Igniting the Spark / Developing Human Potential
Alfredo DiMauro / WPI
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Is Beauty in just the eye of the beholder? The beauty of art and architecture can also inspire creativity & innovation. There is a subconscious attribute of art that can evoke curiosity & challenge interest, new ideas, and new ways of doing things. It can also alter experiences and the health of the human body, for better or for worse. It can inspire & illuminate new perspectives applied to different solutions. Art can be an item or a place or an experience. Traditionally, art may be known from a stroke of the brush, the line of a pencil, the sculpting of stone, the forming of metal, or the molding of clay and glass; abstract art can span beyond be a whole new way of creating and defining art. What are Lightpaintings, how are they made, and how do they work? We will answer these questions and look at examples of Lightpaintings and other forms of art that are found beyond the canvas and beyond the plinth. We'll see examples that become part of the building, part of the space and how they can brilliantly transcend the experience and spotlight new ideas for igniting new trends in the future of innovative spaces.

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
"Creating High-Performance Buildings in a Sustainable World",
Track 2: Brilliant Innovations / Innovations in Facilities
Dennis Carlberg / Boston University, Mark Luchini / BOND, Jason Jewhurst / Bruner / Cott
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Green initiatives are undeniably at the forefront of institutional planning efforts. As such, academic leaders are developing sustainability programs focused on the creation of highperformance buildings that have a low impact on the environment. Join Dennis Carlberg of BU, Jason Jewhurst of Bruner/Cott and Mark Luchini of BOND as they discuss the sustainable initiatives involved in the creation of BU's LEED Gold-Certified Center for Student Services, a facility that incorporates three levels of stacked dining, without the inherent energy consumption associated with these types of facilities. In fact, the Center is 24% more energy-efficient than most newly constructed buildings, uses 45% less water than a standard building, and has reduced lighting energy consumption by 53% over a typical building of this type. The panel will discuss in detail the collaborative effort between the owner, designer, and construction management team that resulted in the first university dining hall in the country to capture a four-star rating by the Green Restaurant Association and the status of a Certified Green Restaurant. Discussion will be focused around the development of BU's sustainability goals and the integration of their mission into the design and construction of this new facility, along with lessons learned from the effort.

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
103 Years Young: The Renovation and Restoration of Phillips Exeter Academy's Historic Webster Hall, Track 3: Light the Past / Preserve the Future
Michael Bass / Cutler Associates, Inc., Mark Leighton / Phillips Exeter Academy
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Webster Hall is a 4-story brick residence hall built in 1912 that currently houses 54 male students and contains six faculty apartments. The building renovation was completed in two phases over the summers of 2013 and 2014, with phase 1 comprised of building envelope upgrades that included a new slate roof and copper flashing, new copper gutters and downspouts, new windows and full building masonry restoration. Phase 2 involved interior renovations that included new student bathrooms, building systems upgrades, installation of an elevator and renovations to each of the faculty apartments. Additional work included in phase two was perimeter foundation work, new landscape plantings around the site and the design of a new accessible building entry. The phasing was planned such that Webster Hall was able to be occupied during the 2013-2014 academic year. The project was delivered through the design-build method and was recently recognized with a Silver Project Award from The Design-Build Institute of America.

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Recycling in a large Dormitory: Behavior Change, Progress and Lessons,
Track 4: Spotlight on Success
Lisa
Tornatore / Boston University
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Data shows that pairing recycling and trash containers leads to higher recycling rates. However, many older buildings and those in municipalities that do not have recycling mandates do not have more than a trash container in a convenient location. To encourage better recycling behaviors in areas where paired trash & recycling is not available, we conducted original research on the effects of behavioral change signage on recycling rates in a large dorm.

We conducted two experiments, a competitive social comparison and an analogy experiment. In the competitive social comparison experiment we provided signage reflecting each floor's performance relative to their peers on other floors.

In the analogy experiment, we provided signage that demonstrated a tangible link between recycling and energy usage of that building. Results show the pros and cons of both types of behavioral modification signage, which can be replicated in any setting.

Following the experimental phase, paired trash and recycling containers were deployed on every residential floor and we will show side by side the rates of recycling when manipulated with signage versus making recycling bins more convenient.
 


10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Boston's First Green Alley - An Urban Campus' Eyesore to Asset,
Track 5: Illuminating the World

Stephen Sakakeeny / SAK Environmental LLC, Arthur Byders / Boston Architectural College, Chelsea Chrisenson / Nitsch Engineering
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In late 2013, the Boston Architectural College (BAC) celebrated the opening of Boston's first Green Alley. Public Alley #444 (off Hereford Street in Boston) was once blighted, underutilized real estate used for dumpsters and parking like so many other public alleyways in the city. BAC turned an eyesore into a campus asset with the addition of several sustainable design elements that included porous pavement, redirection of offsite storm water to on-site discharge, and installation of a 180 ton geothermal heating and cooling system to support the college's $14M tandem building renovation project. In this session, you will learn about how it all came together, the unique design and construction challenges to greening this small urban space, and, what factors made it successful including the how the City and Boston Groundwater Trust embraced the project.


1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
"Getting to Yes for Facility Managers"
(Part I), Track 1: Igniting the Spark

William Johnson / Terracon, Norm Young / University of Hartford
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Facility managers are under tremendous pressure to accomplish multiple projects simultaneously with competing priorities. In order to function at the high levels required to accomplish their goals, they need extraordinary communication skills and the capacity to work; across multiple layers of the institution. This session will delve into some tried and true techniques that can be applied to increase personal and departmental communication and network building effectiveness inside the organization to improve results. Participants will learn how features, functions and benefits, the power of storytelling and pro-active communication techniques can improve their organizational effectiveness. Working in small groups participants will develop communication strategies for a variety of scenarios and develop an understanding of how to apply these to their own particular environment.

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Let There Be Light: Restoring the MIT Great Dome and Barker 
Library Rotunda, Track 2: Brilliant Innovations
Benjamin Markham / Architectural Acoustics Group, Gary Thorndorf-Dick / Massachusetts Institute of Technology

No more iconic a building exists than the Great Dome on the campus of MIT. In the 1940s, MIT covered the oculus in the Dome, dimming the beauty of the original design. More than 60 years later, MIT decided to reopen the oculus and restore the Barker Reading Room to its original grandeur. Learn about the challenges of understanding and replicating early 1900s design and construction in the 2000s, and lessons learned. The resulting restoration has recreated a truly inspirational space.

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Asset Reinvestment: How to Fund & Implement Less-than-Sexy Campus Improvement Projects,
Track 3: Light the Past / Preserve the Future
Stephen George / Connecticut College, Michael Guidera / KBE Building Corporation, James Norton / ,George Estrada /
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What's the most important asset your college or university owns? Right, your campus.

What are the hardest projects to fund? Campus improvements and facilities maintenance.

It's a fact -- attractive, well-kept facilities attract students and faculty, and impress donors for future projects. And, keeping your facilities in good repair and implementing ongoing preventive maintenance programs is just sound business practice.

But, the challenges are many: Capital improvement dollars often go to high-visibility projects. Donors want their names on new libraries and residence halls, not new steam boiler plants. Campus-wide upkeep projects can wreak havoc with class schedules and school operations and can be a scheduling nightmare. Managing multiple, smaller projects is often a bigger headache than a major building project. With multiple parties involved, the risk of discord and litigation goes up.

It doesn't have to be so difficult…

Join our panel discussion of senior leaders from a major East Coast institution and construction experts to learn proven techniques to fund and implement vital campus improvement projects, build strong team relationships that can greatly reduce risk, and minimize the impact of Facility Management projects on your institution's operations.

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Emergency Preparedness - The Survival Mindset & Courses of Action (Part I), Track 4: Spotlight on Success
Michael Froio / Bridgewater State University
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This topic has been presented to the Bridgewater State University Community since 2008, where it continues to remain a sad fact that shooting incidents do happen in our schools and on college campuses. Because of that, there has been a dramatic increase in preventative measures, such as violence prevention programs, efforts to identify "troubled" students, and the development of threat management or crisis teams. During the presentation, students, faculty, and staff will learn to take direct responsibility for their personal safety and security. Learn how, with the proper mindset and the necessary tools, to be better equipped to react with purpose and to maximize their chance of survival if involved in an active shooter, hostage taker, or any other high stress emergency or incident. Pre-incident indicators, behaviors of concern and how they should react if presented will be discussed. Armed individuals on a campus or school pose a deadly threat, regardless of their motives. Law enforcement officers will respond to neutralize the active shooter or contain and negotiate with a hostage-taker. How to assist these first responders while also contributing to their own personal safety will be discussed.

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Driving Energy Efficiency: How GRITS Shares Real-Life, Replicable Project Data for Your Campus,
Track 5: Illuminating the World

Mark Orlowski & Shoshana Blank / Sustainable Endowments Institute
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The Green Revolving Investment Tracking System (GRITS 1.0) web tool is designed to help institutions better manage and analyze project-level energy, financial and carbon data. GRITS is currently a vital tool for 176 campuses across the United States to track project-level data and report on their progress easily. GRITS is helping to amplify energy efficiency on these campuses by giving users two ways to interface their work: one, by providing detailed calculations and information for a user's portfolio of projects, and the other by providing a Project Library of tried-and-tested projects from within the network to expand the solutions that work.

GRITS bridges the gap between data, reporting, and sharing, and is an innovative tool that brings data outside the spreadsheet and into the community of facilities professionals and their teams.

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
"Getting to Yes for Facility Managers"
(Part II),Track 1: Igniting the Spark
William Johnson / Terracon, Norm Young / University of Hartford 
Click HERE to view or download this presentation.
Facility managers are under tremendous pressure to accomplish multiple projects simultaneously with competing priorities. In order to function at the high levels required to accomplish their goals, they need extraordinary communication skills and the capacity to work; across multiple layers of the institution. This session will delve into some tried and true techniques that can be applied to increase personal and departmental communication and network building effectiveness inside the organization to improve results. Participants will learn how features, functions and benefits, the power of storytelling and pro-active communication techniques can improve their organizational effectiveness. Working in small groups participants will develop communication strategies for a variety of scenarios and develop an understanding of how to apply these to their own particular environment.

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Is Your Campus Equipped to Lead Your Students Out of the Darkness?
, Track 2: Brilliant Innovations

Charles Doherty / Smith College, Maria McDonnell / RDK Engineers
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In 2013, Smith College embarked upon the design of an emergency power distribution system for their existing 3.5MW Cogeneration Plant. A 750 KW diesel fired emergency generator was to be utilized as a backup power source for the power plant in the event of a long-term utility power outage to the campus. Due to many unsettling weather patterns in recent years and extended power outages in the area, Smith College determined that the investment to allow the campus to disconnect from the grid and run in "island mode" completely self-powered by the Cogen Plant was worth it.

While facing challenging site constraint issues and extensive medium voltage load shedding requirements for the Cogeneration system to start under “black start conditions” with no utility power, Smith College and RDK Engineers worked together to overcome the obstacles and successfully accomplished the goals of the project.  Today, Smith College has the ability to - under any circumstances -- supply utilities for nearly 3,700 students, faculty and staff.

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
BECx - A Rising Star in the Future of Commissioning!,
Track 3: Light the Past / Preserve the Future

Kristopher Linster, Terracon
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Building Enclosure Commissioning (BECx) is quickly becoming a major component of the future of whole building commissioning. As building owners and commissioning providers alike have continued the process of determining best practices for the commissioning process, building enclosure commissioning providers (BECxP) have become an increasingly more important part of the commissioning team. Working through commissioning providers, BECxPs have been able to provide a more comprehensive, holistic approach to Cx that has allowed building owners to have a more full understanding of their total building systems. This takes effect as early as the development of Owner's Project Requirements and continues on through the development of a building systems operation and maintenance plan and maintenance training.

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Emergency Preparedness - The Survival Mindset & Courses of Action (Part II), Track 4: Spotlight on Success
Michael Froio / Bridgewater State University
Click HERE to view or download this presentation.
This topic has been presented to the Bridgewater State University Community since 2008, where it continues to remain a sad fact that shooting incidents do happen in our schools and on college campuses. Because of that, there has been a dramatic increase in preventative measures, such as violence prevention programs, efforts to identify "troubled" students, and the development of threat management or crisis teams. During the presentation, students, faculty, and staff will learn to take direct responsibility for their personal safety and security. Learn how, with the proper mindset and the necessary tools, to be better equipped to react with purpose and to maximize their chance of survival if involved in an active shooter, hostage taker, or any other high stress emergency or incident. Pre-incident indicators, behaviors of concern and how they should react if presented will be discussed. Armed individuals on a campus or school pose a deadly threat, regardless of their motives. Law enforcement officers will respond to neutralize the active shooter or contain and negotiate with a hostage-taker. How to assist these first responders while also contributing to their own personal safety will be discussed.


3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
A Guide to Retrofitting an Existing Roof to a Vegetated Roof,
Track 5: Illuminating the World

Marc Loranger / Gale Associates, Inc.
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Many institutional building owners located in urban areas are tasked with reducing carbon footprints by improving energy efficiency, extending service life, and improving storm water retention of their low-slope roof systems. These goals can be achieved with the installation of vegetated roof assemblies. This presentation will describe the systematic design approach necessary to integrate a green roof into a building’s overall function. Various types of green roofs and associated waterproofing assemblies, and the design criteria that should be considered, will be discussed. Specific criteria and considerations encountered at Simmons College School of Management will be incorporated into the presentation.


TUESDAY / October 6, 2015


10:15 AM to 11:15 AM
Safety through Leadership,
Track 1: Igniting the Spark 
Timothy Mooney & Michael Lom / Triumvirate Environmental

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In the book Safety by Accident, Aubrey Daniels approaches safety by focusing on leadership practices that promote high performing safety cultures. Triumvirate Environmental will lead the audience through the various aspects of this unique behavioral based safety program and the impacts that it can have in creating a safe working environment for employees, clients, and organizations.

10:15 AM to 11:15 AM
The Benefits of a Roof Management Plan,
Track 2: Brilliant Innovations / Innovations in Facilities
Steven Marshall / Gale Associates
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As an institutional facility manager, you may feel like you're being stretched thinner than ever before. With so many buildings to oversee and at a time where there are less available personnel and tighter budgets, it becomes critical to develop organized methods for tracking past, current, and future building repairs. Organization of this magnitude requires the facility manager to keep detailed repair histories and efforts, while managing current and projected costs. A formal roof management plan (RMP) can assist facility managers with day-to-day operations, and specifically with long-term planning and budget forecasting. Properly established RMPs can determine long-term budgeting for roof repairs and/or replacement. Given the high cost of roof replacement, the absence of an RMP can result in unanticipated expenditures due to lack of maintenance. When roofs are not maintained and there is no formal plan budgeting for repairs and replacement, these unanticipated costs can seriously impact a facility manager's ability to complete planned improvements. RMPs can also be critical in maintaining the roof warranty status.
This presentation will address:
- Building histories
- On-site visual elevations
- Building measure-ups
- Non-destructive testing (infra-red thermography)
- Destructive testing (roof cuts) combined with roof area plans and photographic documentation
- Plans and forms for implementation

10:15 AM to 11:15 AM
Scholastic Facilities 360: Current Trends and Future Opportunities in Planning, Sustainability,
Track 3: Light the Past / Preserve the Future

Tracey Hartford / Windover Construction, Steve Cunningham / St. Johns Preparatory School, Kelly Doran / Colby College, Bill Hartigan / Providence College
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Master planning and sustainability — when approaching scholastic facilities management, feeling confused on where you should turn your focus next? Engaging in conversation on these top trends schools face today, our panelists will give insight into best practices, lessons learned, and what they see for the future. The discussion will center on campus planning in the context of today’s unpredictable market conditions; making your campus sustainability efforts both effective and affordable; and advice on developing your career in scholastic facilities management. Sharing their firsthand experience from academic campus settings, our panelists will help improve your facilities management focus for 2016.

10:15 AM to 11:15 AM
Leveraging Facilities Intelligence and Learn to Create an Effective Preventive Maintenance Program,
Track 4: Spotlight on Success

Paul Armas / Brown University, Lisa Turturro / Haley & Aldrich, Inc., Jim Kadamus / Sightlines
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Facilities leaders are charged with maintaining physical assets that can be valued at more than 3 times that of the institution's endowments; yet, despite the value of these assets to the institution, deferred maintenance continues to grow and preventive maintenance gets pushed aside. There never seems to be enough time, money, and resources. Armed with Sightlines' historical and predictive analytics Brown University embarked on a plan to stem further deferred maintenance by refining operating processes and increasing preventive maintenance investments.

In this presentation, we will describe our innovative approach to developing an effective preventive maintenance program; share the elements of that PM strategy, and the ongoing efforts and results with a case study from Brown University. This approach incorporated data-driven decision-making, systems mapping, and effective techniques for behavior change at both the management and maintenance staff level. As a result, Brown is finding opportunities for significant operation improvements in areas including CMMS system utilization, asset and equipment information, and scheduling to begin to change the trajectory of backlog accumulation.

With process enhancements incorporating concepts of Lean and Facilities Intelligence, Brown University is improving their ability to steward their most valuable assets by getting more value from existing funds and resources.

10:15 AM to 11:15 AM
Innovative On-Site Energy Generation Strategies for College and K- 12 Campuses,
Track 5: Illuminating the World
John Callahan / Fuss & O'Neill, Inc., Christopher Dupuis / CT State Colleges and Universities
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The joint presentation by Fuss & O'Neill, Inc. and the University of Hartford will present cost effective and innovative ways to keep energy cost in check and improve the reliability of electrical power on College and K- 2 campuses. The presentation will include cost, performance, energy savings data, challenges, and lessons learned from projects completed at four college campus with the following on-site energy generation system types: Micro-Grids, co-generation, Solar, Fuel Cells.

A comparison of alternative energy systems (such as Photovoltaic Systems, Fuel Cells, and Wind) to more conventional utility energy sources, central heating plants and on-site co-generation and a discussion of the importance of energy conservation and energy management systems to manage energy costs and performance in a campus environment and a discussion on procurement options (such as Design Bid, Design Build, and/or Power Purchase Agreements) will be included. Real world case study data with charts, graphs, and work sheets will be provided.

11:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Renovation Roulette – When to Restore and When to Re-invent, Track 1: Igniting the Spark 
Steve Allen / Prellwitz Chilinski Associates, Kimberly Lavallee / Wheaton College 

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How do you decide when it’s time for the building you have been nursing along for decades to undergo more than just another cosmetic renovation and apply “tough love” to reinvent it?  This session will help answer this question by looking at the problem faced by Wheaton College with dining hall renovation projects..

11:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Using Acceptance Testing for a Quality Turnover to Sustainable Operations and Maintenance,
Track 2: Brilliant Innovations

Paul Raschilla / AKF Group LLC, Michael Cabanlit / Columbia University
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Educational facilities provide a unique environment that must support the diverse interdepartmental functions focused on delivering various positive mission outcomes. As a result, the definition of high performance includes the special environmental requirements and functionality along with the highest of priorities on reliability, ease of service, and maintenance. At the same time, educational centers must find ways to use less energy while not compromising the quality, reliability, and O&M priorities. Discover actual examples and experience on how some campuses are making that happen during this presentation.

11:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Planning a Soundproof Performance Building
(next to a Turnpike, a Railroad and Fenway Park) Within Budget, Track 3: Light the Past / Preserve the Future

Jeffrey Fullerton / Acentech, Eric Norman / The Boston Conservancy, Randi Catlin / Shawmut Design and Construction, Mimi Love / Utile Architecture & Planning
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In order to be rid of expensive and unpredictable leases, the Boston Conservatory purchased warehouse site mere steps away from Fenway Park, a commuter rail and a major interstate highway. The school purchased, financed and developed this busy, loud, non-academic site, transforming it into a world-class, soundproof classroom and performance space while retaining one-half of the site for future development. Learn how careful financial and site planning, followed by remarkable acoustical design and construction sequencing allowed the entire project come together at this busy apex.

11:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Managing in Crisis Mode,
Track 4: Spotlight on Success

Keith Woodward & JoLynn Kennedy / Quinnipiac University
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Quinnipiac University's College of Arts and Sciences graduation was about to begin and moments before starting there was a bomb threat called in.

One bomb threat is one thing, but another one comes in 16 minutes later, there are 4,000 people on the University quad and 350 anxious graduates, what are you going to do?

Keith and JoLynn will take you through the stressful three hours that day and how Quinnipiac turned a challenging situation into positive one.

11:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Procuring Energy and Pushing Back Against Status Quo,
Track 5: Illuminating the World

Zac Bloom & Keith Sampson / Competitive Energy Services, Dave Lamb, Asst. Director, Utilities University of Rhode Island
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Competitive Energy Services, the University of Rhode Island, and potentially the University of Massachusetts System will have a joint panel discussion detailing two different procurement strategies and scenarios, and contracting in a volatile market. Each institution will layout the barriers and hurdles that they have had to overcome and the resulting economic benefit that they've received. The first step is overcoming these existing barriers to be able to open up not only more decisions, but to make the correct one.

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
The Bottom Line About Workplace Flexibility,
Track 1: Igniting the Spark 
Barbara Silver & Helen Mederer / University of Rhode Island 
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Policies that allow 21st century workers flexible options to enable them to meet the competing demands of work and life/family is essential today. Myriad benefits accrue to workers, families, and employers, including increased job satisfaction, morale, productivity, retention, and other positive worker outcomes. Presenters will review the meaning and various dimensions of workplace flexibility, and how it can be applied in some form in almost any workplace. Research findings will be reviewed. Attendees willbe invited to engage in interactive discussion and will participate in a self-analysis of their own organization's needs and potential for some type of flexibility option.

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Protecting Sensitive Collections During Renovation: (RISD Galleries Case Study),
Track 2: Brilliant Innovations
Ron Simoneau / Shawmut Design and Construction, Chris Maury / Shawmut Design and Construction
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The Radeke Building, which houses some of Rhode Island's most important treasures and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was added to the RISD museum in 1926 and houses permanent collection galleries of Egyptian and Ancient art, Impressionism and 20th century art and design. Over the years, Shawmut's teams have worked closely with RISD on significant upgrades throughout the century-old structure. This session will present, via case study, the challenges and solutions that led to a successful occupied renovation of the main gallery spaces and building systems. Work in the Ancient Galleries exhibit space in particular involved close attention to mitigating impacts on both sensitive objects as well as gallery visitors and staff. This discussion will present strategies in several key areas such as protection of the museum's collections in spaces adjacent to the construction zones, close coordination with the museum's facility manager, monitoring of vibration levels and maintenance of the highest levels of safety and security, all of this occupied renovation work being accomplished on a fast-track schedule to meet RISD's needs.

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Managing Complex Events,
Track 3: Light the Past / Preserve the Future
Michelle Curreri / University of Rhode Island
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Join Michelle Curreri, Chief of Staff, President’s Office, The University of Rhode Island for an energetic, content-rich presentation on URI’s approach to managing complex events, including vital content on Commencement and other key events.  Michelle will provide a brief review of her many accomplishments in the field of event management, including a review of her Commencement vision and model, and her focus on meeting and exceeding customer expectations.  Michelle will be joined by a panel of event specialists and Commencement stakeholders.  Together, they will accord attention to Michelle’s dual requirements to “make it happen” and “always have plan in place.”  The team approach to event management will be discussed from many different perspectives, underscoring Michelle’s cardinal rule:   there is no “I” in “We” and “Team.”   

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
New York Energy Manager at SUNY: (Better Data, Greener Choices Case Study),
Track 4: Spotlight on Success

Karren Bee-Donohoe / SUNY System Administration, Ryan Doege / Talisen Technologies, Inc.
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The New York Power Authority recently launched New York State's first energy management network operations center at the New York Energy Manager (NYEM). Housed at SUNY's Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, NYEM is a comprehensive energy analysis and reporting platform provided to all New York State Agencies to access to secure, comprehensive energy management tools. NYEM staffs a team of energy engineers that provide insight and advice to building operators to help Illuminating the World / Sustainability and Energy reduce energy waste. NYEM currently holds data for over 3,000 State-owned and managed facilities, with many more buildings scheduled to come online in 2015. This platform not only provides visibility and transparency to State energy use, but also supports New York’s BuildSmart NY initiative, which seeks a 20% reduction in energy consumption in State facilities by 2020.

This presentation describes the development and deployment of NYEM, during the first two years of its existence. Case studies describing the integration, launch, and continued use of NYEM at select SUNY campuses will be reviewed. Best practices and common pitfalls when establishing and maintaining energy data management systems will be described, wrapping up with a demonstration as to how this is a scalable and costeffective energy management strategy for ERAPPA member organizations.

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
APPA Thought Leadership Series,
Track 5: Illuminating the World

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3:15 PM to 4:15 PM
The Human Potential & Technology present Cutting Edge Human
Behavior Modification Strategies to Improve Energy Efficiency, Track 1 : Igniting the Spark
(Roundtable)
John Degray / Budderfly LLC
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A presentation of the U.S. DOE's major concerns on Human Behavior, how to find it, measure, monitor, control it, along with information on an innovative Mobile Application technology that captures, controls and eliminates energy waste with behavioral strategies.

3:15 PM to 4:15 PM
Chemistry Landscape Project~ Coordinated effort by Facilities Services L&G and Capital Projects,
Track 4: Spotlight on Success
Sheleen Clarke / University of Rhode island
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Lands and Grounds is now an integral component in the design and construction of landscaping for new Capital Construction Projects at the University. This presentation will utilize photos, charts of cost savings analysis, plant list, changes from original design to improve the overall final design and construction. Working in a collaborative effort with various departments on campus including Facilities Services, Capital Projects, Horticulture and Landscape Architecture Departments.
 
* Presentations can be subject to change

PPA's specifically designed Supervisor’s ToolKit course is a structured, open-ended, and pragmatic approach to developing supervisors in Facilities Management. The week-long session will be held during ERAPPA 2015 from October 2-6, 2015. Learn more about the content and benefits of attending here.  Course details will be updated at www.erappa2015.org.