Building Innovation 2015 Conference & Expo Program

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Facility Performance and Sustainability Symposium:
Setting the Foundation for Resilient Communities

Earn 6 Learning Units / Health, Safety, Welfare

Thursday, January 8, 2014, 8:30 am – 5:30 pm

Come take part in the Facility Performance and Sustainability Symposium:Setting the Foundation for Resilient Communities and find out how to evaluate and improve facility performance in communities before a disaster strikes.

The individual facilities that provide shelter; enable commerce; and house educational, cultural and community service organizations are all important parts of any community. Achieving community resilience starts with each individual facility. By making individual buildings resilient, communities are better able to withstand and recover from disruptive events. This full-day symposium will focus on how to identify and evaluate the appropriate level of facility performance to meet a building owner’s full range of objectives. Particular emphasis will be given to making commercial facilities energy-efficient and heading to zero-energy consumption, with a focus on the critical role that the building enclosure plays in reaching this goal. Creating resilient communities requires making a series of choices that start with the individual building owner—choices that this session will help owners to make in an informed way—following processes and procedures that lead to better buildings.

Presenters will establish the connection between performance, sustainability and resilience, and demonstrate how to establish performance-based design objectives and analyze results to support decision-making. Speakers will provide examples of systems, such as the General Services Administration’s (GSA’s) new performance-based P100 Facilities Standards for the Public Buildings Service and the complementary National Performance-Based Design Guide. They will discuss how to perform deep energy retrofits to building enclosure systems, including defining and establishing measurable zero-energy consumption targets for buildings and communities; how effective envelope commissioning and establishing corresponding owner performance requirements leads to successful outcomes; how to evaluate and manage resilience as a performance metric; and, finally, how to use Total Cost of Ownership as the ultimate evaluator of efforts to improve facility performance, sustainability and resilience. The end result: attendees will leave with actionable information and procedures to improve facility performance, thereby leading to improved resilience and sustainability of the facilities they oversee and the communities in which they reside. The program will include a question and answer period for each topic.


  • Wagdy A. Y. Anis, FAIA, LEED AP, Principal Consultant, Anis Building Enclosure Consulting
  • Phil Davis, Senior Manager, Demand Response Resource Center, Schneider Electric
  • Martin Denholm, AIA, LEED AP, BD+C, BSCP, Vice President, SmithGroupJJR
  • Mohammed M. Ettouney, PhD., PE, MBA, F.AEI, Dist.M.ASCE, Principal, Weidlinger Associates, Inc.
  • Roger J. Grant, CSI, CDT, Program Director, National Institute of Building Sciences
  • Kevin Kampschroer, Federal Director, Office of Federal High-Performance Green Buildings, and Agency Senior Climate Change Adaptation Official (MG), U.S. General Services Administrattion
  • Daniel J. Lemieux, AIA, Principal and Unit Manager, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.   
  • Get W. Moy, D.SC., PE, LEED AP, PMP, Chair of the High Performance Building Council (HPBC) and Vice President, AECOM
  • Georg Reichard, PhD, Associate Professor, Building Construction, Virginia Tech
  • Mark S. Sands, PE, President, Performance Building Systems
  • Martin J. Weiland, PE, Office of Design and Construction, U.S. General Services Administration


  • Performance-based design
  • Envelope performance
  • Zero-energy buildings
  • Measuring and validating performance to achieve resilience and sustainability


8:30 am – 9:30 am


Performance, Resilience and Sustainability of Facilities and Communities

  • Get Moy, AECOM
  • Martin Denholm, SmithGroupJJR
  • Roger Grant, National Institute of Building Sciences
  • Martin J. Weiland, U.S. General Services Administration

9:30 am – 9:45 am


9:45 am – 10:30 am

Connecting Performance with Resilience and Sustainability of Facilities and Communities

10:45 am – 12:00 pm

Building Envelope Performance for Achieving Facility Resilience and Sustainability    

  • Wagdy Anis, Anis Building Enclosure Consulting

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Beyond Green™ Awards Luncheon


1:30 pm – 2:50 pm

Defining Zero-Energy Buildings to Meet Energy Reduction Goals and Advance Facility Sustainability and Resilience

  • Kevin Kampschroer, U.S. General Services Administration
  • Roger Grant, National Institute of Building Sciences
  • Phil Davis, Schneider Electric

2:50 pm – 3:15 pm

Measuring and Validating Performance to Achieve Resilience and Sustainability

  • Daniel Lemieux, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.
  • Georg Reichard, Virginia Tech
  • Wagdy Anis, Anis Building Enclosure Consulting
  • Mohammed Ettouney, Weidlinger Associates, Inc.
  • Mark Sands, Performance Building Systems
3:15 pm - 3:30 pm


3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Measuring and Validating Performance to Achieve Resilience and Sustainability (contd.)

5:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Discussion of Facility Performance, Resilience and Sustainability and Impact on Community Resilience Goals

  • Get Moy, AECOM



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