Sustainable Facilities Forum, May 18, In-Person in Sacramento, California, and Online

  • 18 May 2023
  • Start time : 08:00 AM
  • End time : 04:00 PM
  • Event Host : Green Technology
  • Event Location : Scottish Rite Masonic Center, 6151 H St., Sacramento, CA, 95819, United States
Banner for event, taking place on May 18th.
Event Description

Join us for this online and in-person event highlighting strategies, best practices and technologies behind successful public sector facility projects.

Opening Keynote Speakers include:
Lindsey Rowell,
Chief of Energy, Sustainability & Transportation for the California State University system, Office of the Chancellor.

Matt Henigan,
Deputy Director of Sustainability for the Department of General Services.

The Forum is designed for public and private sector professionals engaged in facility and sustainability projects. offering a chance to connect, share best practices and learn about new emerging technologies. 

With guidance and direction from our advisory board, the agenda for this year's event includes access to education sessions, live keynote, annual leadership awards presentations and to the sustainable products and services displays. This also includes unlimited re-watching access for the education sessions, keynote and awards recording and the sustainable products webinars following the Forum.

Education Program
The concurrent sessions offer insights from the experts and practitioners at the leading edge of green progress, in fields ranging from transportation and energy to funding, architecture and green buildings.
Topics covered:

  • Global Warming: Materials and Manufactured Equipment
  • Embodied Carbon
  • Decarbonization of Heating and Cooling
  • Building Reuse addressing carbon reduction
  • Whole Building Lifecycle Analysis
  • 2022 Energy Code Cycle Updates
  • Renewable Energy from External Sources
  • MWELO Best Practices and Requirements Updates
  • Water Storage: Rain recapture, conservation, containment, case studies, reuse, ground water recharge
  • Electric Vehicle Infrastructure, charging combinations and Accessibility Requirements
  • Maintenance: Best Practices for Plans for maintenance and Operations; maintenance strategies; Preventative Maintenance, CMMS
  • Funding Opportunities
  • CALGreen Code Updates
  • California Schools – Facility Resiliency


  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • Green Technology
  • Agenda
    • 8:00 am
      Forum Starts

      8:00 am – 8:30 am
      Exhibit Area Open for Morning Coffee/Tea and Networking
      (Exhibit area open 8am to 3:30pm)

      8:30 am – 9:30 am
      Keynote Presentation and Featured Speakers

      9:30 am – 10:00am
      Networking and Coffee/Tea in the Exhibit Area

      10:00 am – 11:00 am
      Education Sessions

      11:00 am – 11:15am
      Networking and Coffee/Tea break in the Exhibit Area

      11:15 am – 12:15 pm
      Education Sessions

      12:15 pm – 1:45 pm
      Leadership Awards Luncheon and Presentations in the Exhibit Area

      1:45 pm – 2:00 pm
      Break and Networking in Exhibit Area

      2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
      Education Sessions

      3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
      Networking and Refreshments in the Exhibit Area

      4:00 pm
      Forum Conclusion
      Exhibit Area Closed
  • Speakers / Presenters
    • 2022 Energy Nonresidential Standards: What’s Changed for the Next Code Cycle?
      Presented by: Christopher Olvera, Energy Resources Specialist III (Supervisor), California Energy Commission

      Understanding Storm Water Permits
      Presented by: Mitchel Whitson, President, Whitson Contracting & Management, Inc.

      How County Agencies Partnered to Develop a Regional Model for Sustainable and Climate Resilient Schools that Can be Taken to Scale Across California
      Presented by:
      Andra Yeghoian, Chief Innovation Officer, Ten Strands
      Julie Hilborn, Environmental Literacy and Sustainability Coordinator, San Mateo County Office of Education
      Susan Wright, Program Manager, Climate Protection, County of San Mateo Office of Sustainability
      Vanessa Shin, Community Relations Specialist, Peninsula Clean Energy

      Leveraging Inflation Reduction Act Funding and California’s GC 4217 for Better Learning Outcomes
      Presented by:
      James Richmond, First Note Finance inc
      Roger Silveira, Fremont Union High School District
      Richard Doss, Lifewings Peak Performance
      Kevin Morse, Imperial Ridge Real Estate Capital

      2022 CALGreen Intervening Code Cycle: Reducing California’s Embodied Carbon
      Presented by: Michelle Golden, Senior Architect, Division of the State Architect

      Landscape Projects Designed to Meet MWELO Requirements: SmartLandscape Initiative at UC Davis
      Presented by: Dave Fujino, Executive Director, California Center for Urban Horticulture

      Harnessing the Recent Surge of Grant Funding: A Primer for California State University’s Climate Resilience
      Presented by:
      Tamara Wallace, Systemwide Sustainability Program Manager, California State University, Office of the Chancellor
      Andrea Abrego, Grants Program Manager, California State University, Office of the Chancellor

      Time Value to Carbon
      Presented by: Hafsa Burt, Principal, hb+a Architects

      Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Inventory Best Practices
      Presented by: Alex Herrin, CivicSpark Sustainability Fellow, Sacramento County

      Non-Residential CALGreen Updates and Proposals
      Presented by:
      Enrique M. Rodriguez, Associate Construction Analyst, California Building Standards Commission
      Beth Maynard, Associate Construction Analyst, California Building Standards Commission

      Multiple Funding Sources and Sustainable Facilities Pave the Way to Success
      Presented by:
      Kevin Cordes, Superintendent, Muroc Joint Unified School District
      Trevor Walker, Assistant Superintendent of Business Services, Muroc Joint Unified School District
      Lisa Silverman, Executive Officer, Office of Public School Construction
      Brian LaPask, Chief of Program Services, Office of Public School Construction

      Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Deployment: From Types to Accessibility, Installation to Funding – A Comprehensive Approach
      Presented by: Jessie Guo, Director of Network Growth, EV Charging Solutions, Inc (EVCS)
  • Sponsors
    • August Berres, California Conservation Corps, Calsense, Constructive Systems, Inc., Ferguson Facilities Supply, Ferguson HVAC, Ferguson Plumbing, First Note Finance inc, K12 Energy, MBTechnology, Smart Rain, Surface Defense Solutions, Syserco Energy Solutions, Inc., Termobuild/Laken and Associates Inc, Veregy, Whitson Contracting & Management.
  • Logistics / Parking
    • Free onsite parking.
  • Cost
    • Registration Pricing (Virtual and In-Person).

      Expo and Keynote Pass: Free.

      Session Pass: $199 (In-person Includes lunch)
  • Event type
    • Conference/Expo

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