Below you will find a list of all upcoming committee meetings, Chapter & Branch events, and events from our strategic partners throughout our Chapter.
USGBC Central Plains and KC City Energy Project invite you to a presentation "Sustainable Operations" presented by Teena Shouse from Facility Engineering Association.
In the facility management world, stainability in existing buildings has evolved from designed focused efforts to incorporating stainability in to operational practices. To truly integrate stainability though, we need to also build stainability fully in to our organizations. We need to bridge the gap between a sustainable building and a sustainable organization. This session will be an interactive workshop where we will work in groups to show you how to assess the stainability of your operational practices and measure the level of maturity of your organization in stainability. This assessment methodology bridges the gap between the efficient building and the organization and truly access the level of operational excellence. It outlines what is important in sustainable facility management and can be used as a guide to evaluating and improving your facilitites. Through an interactive environment and a series of questions, we will take you through an interactive environment and a series of questions, we will take you through several categories of sustainability including engagement, leadership, and areas identified in IFMA's SFP credential such as workplace management and quality of services. These categories go beyond the building specific attributes we are accustomed to measuring like energy consumption and amterials and resources and look at the level of leadership in sustainability. Although these are crucial items to measure, we also want to look deeper in to the organization at how we engage with our customers, staff, and community and see if sustainability is truly intergrated into our organization.
At the end of this program, attendees will be able to:
Fee to attend is $5. Lunch will be provided for registered attendees.
Join USGBC Central Plains and KC City Energy Project for a Level 301 training. This intermediate ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager is for regular ESPM users and those looking to go beyond benchmarking. Attendees will receive training on:
Running Reports, interpreting trends
YouTube Videos : How to create a Data Request & How to Respond to a Data request or How to share properties
Sharing Property – 3 steps
Setting baselines, goals and targets
Earning ENERGY STAR Certification
Running a Gap Analysis
Use sustainable buildings checklist
Request data from others
Seating is limited. For additional information, email Jennifer Gunby at Jennifer.Gunby@KCMO.org.
USGBC Central Plains and KC City Energy Project invite you to "Retro-Commissiong" presented by Nick Gabel from JE Dunn.
This presentation will include the following topics:
- Why perform Retro-commissioning?
- Energy and Non-energy benefits.
- Planning Phase
- Selecting a Project
- Develop Scope of Work
- Selecting a Provider and Team
- Investigation Phase
- Review facility documentation
- Develop RCx Plan
- Perform Site Assessment and Report Findings
- Develop Interim Report
- Develop/Implement Diagnostic Monitoring Test Plan
- Select cost-effective upgrades
- Implementation Phase
- Implementing Recommended Upgrades
- Perform Functional Performance Testing
- Provide Final Report
Fee to attend is $5. Light breakfast will be provided for registered attendees.
USGBC Central Plains and KC City Energy Project invite you to Low Cost Building Performance Solutions presented by Paul Sperry from Innovative Solutions Corporation.
This presentation will cover how phase change material can increase comfort in a building, while dramatically reducing the heating and cooling expense. Using nature to create energy efficiency.
Fee to attend is $5. Light breakfast will be served.
USGBC Central Plains and KC City Energy Project invite you to Sustainable Solutions for Customers: Building a Winning Value Proposition presented by Kevin Brannan from KCP&L.
This program will focus on commercial and industrial customers who have taken steps to identify and define sustainable solutions within their organizations. The selected panelist spent six months together in a once a month co-hort learning session about a wide range of topics pertaining to water, CO2 and energy efficiency. Through the course the panelist were able to learn not only about opportunities within their building, but how they could transform the behavior and actions of the employees within their organization around sustainability.
At the end of this presentation, attendees will have:
USGBC Central Plains and KC City Energy Project invite you to Energy-Saving Improvement Opportunities for Commercial Buildings, presented by Tim O'Kane from Energy Solutions Professionals.
The adoption and implementation of comprehensive energy-saving renovations in commercial buildings has historically lagged behind other market segments for a variety of factors. ROIs and paybacks have often been too long to be attractive, so it made little sense for commercial property owners to make major investments in buildings. However, new sources of funding, financing and rebates have created attractive opportunities for addressing old equipment and systems in need of replacement. In multi-tenant properties specifically, determining how to pay for necessary major infrastructure upgrades such as heating and cooling systems can be a contentious topic.
This program will feature veterans of the Kansas City commercial property market and provide insight in to how and why they now look to energy efficiency as a way to pay for key facility improvements. They will speak to their recent experience upgrading five properties in Kansas City, including the first Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financed project in Missouri.
Attendees will learn about the different challenges faced by these companies, and how energy-efficient improvements became the answer they were looking for; including what improvements were ultimately able to be included, and which ones got relegated to the cutting room floor. They’ll also learn why blending low-cost quick payback items with more costly upgrades can be a smart long term strategy. Financing and funding options will also be discussed, along with the factors that make each applicable or more attractive.
Fee to attend is $5. Light breakfast to be served.
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