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Upcoming APPA Webinars Schedule

Hurricane Harvey - Catastrophic Climate Preparation and Recovery - What University of Houston - Downtown Experienced

Thursday, March 7, 2019
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (ET)

Presenter: Kris Zimmerman, M.S., C.E.F.P., LEED AP
O&M Director - Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing Facilities Management
University of Houston Downtown


Eclipse VOLTTRON Platform Enables Successful Integration of Photovoltaic and Battery Energy Storage Systems on University Campus – University of Toledo

Thursday, April 11, 2019
1:00 PM - 2:00PM (ET)

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OSHA’s Top 10: An Analysis of the Most Cited Workplace Safety Violations in 2018

Thursday, May 9, 2019
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (ET)
Presenter: Mark Liffers,Triumvirate Environmental


Total Cost of Ownership and APPA TCO 1000 an ANSI Recognized Standard
Thursday, June 6, 2019
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Ana Thiemer, The University of Texas - Austin
Dana "Deke" Smith, DKS Information Consulting, LLC

Previously Held APPA Webinars

High-Performance Standing Seam Metal Roofing System (AIA accredited)
Thursday, February 14, 2019
1:00 PM - 2:00PM (ET)
Phil Chmieleski, National Sales Manager, Merchant & Evans, Inc.

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A Holistic Approach to Asset Management Through Operations
Thursday, January 31, 2019
2:00pm - 3:00pm (ET)
Presenter: Randy Walsh, Director of Solution Engineering, AssetWorks
Moderator: Christopher M. Kopach, CEFP

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Variations in State Code Updates Reveal Neglect of Electrical Safety

Thursday, January 10, 2019
1:00 PM - 2:00PM (ET)
Meghan Housewright, NFPA Fire & Life Safety Policy Institute Director
Jeff Sargent, NFPA National Electrical Code Specialist

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Facility Steam Systems: Easy Tips for a Safer, More Reliable System
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (ET)
Presenter: Gary Gleason, CEM –Engineering & Training Manager, Gleason Steam

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AHU Refurbishment for Compliance with NFPA and ASHRAE

Thursday, November 8, 2018
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (ET)
Presenter: Mike Bodon, CEO, AQUIS

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NFPA 3000 - Active Shooter/Hostile Event Response Program (ASHER)

Thursday, October 11, 2018
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (ET)
Presenter: John Montes, Emergency Services Specialist, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

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The Changing Status of Natural Gas

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
3:00 PM -3:50 PM (ET)
Presenter: Ben Straus, Price Risk Manager, Kinect Energy Group

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Campus Water Consumption with ecoblue

Thursday, August 30, 2018
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (ET)

Damian Cox,
President, ecoblue
Henry Johnstone,
President, GLHN Architects & Engineers, Inc.

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Design and Operation of Water Based Systems to Minimize Legionella Proliferation

Tuesday, July 24, 2018
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (ET)

Presenter: Robert L. Homeyer, President, Homeyer Consulting Services, Inc.

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Transforming - Facilities To Achieve Student Success

Thursday, June 28, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)


  • Nina Wollman, Jacobs Buildings Infrastructure & Advanced Facilities Strategic Consulting
  • Michael J. O'Connor, PE, CEFP, AVC Facilities UNC School of the Arts (Interim)

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Resources to Support Our Changing World

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (ET)

Presenter: Michelle Ellington, CFTA President

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The Environmental Management Guide for Educational Facilities

Thursday, June 14, 2018
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (ET)
John DeLaHunt, MAB, ARM, University of Texas, San Antonio
Scott Thomaston, MS, MPH, Emory University

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SMART LABS - Roadmap to High Performance Laboratories

Thursday, May 31, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (ET)
Thomas C. Smith, President and CEO, Exposure Control Technologies, Inc.
Hoy Bohanon, PE, BEAP, LEED-AP, Hoy Bohanon Engineering, PLLC

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Infrastructure Planning and Utility Roadmap - Best Practices
Tuesday May 1, 2018
11:00 PM - 12:00 PM PST
Christopher M. Kopach, CEFP, AVP, FM UA, APPA President
Henry Johnstone, PE. President GLHN Architects & Engineers, Inc.

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Student Partnerships in Sustainability
Thursday, April 26, 2018
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (ET)
Christopher M. Kopach, CEP, AVP, FM, UA, APPA President

ASUA Students for Sustainability Students:
Courtney Pijanowski, 17-18 Co-Director
Lauren Thompson, 17-18 Co-Director
Catherine Riedel, 18-19 Co-Director
Amy Stalkfleet, 18-19 Co-Director
Stanley Wong, 17-18 Energy & Climate Committee Chair
Rebecca Van Rhee, 17-18 Marketing & Outreach Committee Chair
Trevor LedBetter, UA Sustainability Program Manager

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An Introduction to Mass Notification and Emergency Communication Systems
Thursday, April 12, 2018
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (ET)
Presenter: Richard Roberts, Industry Affairs Manager, Honeywell Security and Fire

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Innovative Access Control Solutions for Securing Today's Campus
Thursday, March 29, 2018
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (ET)
Christopher M. Kopach, CEP, AVP, FM, UA, APPA President
Jeremy Saline, Director of Business Development, ASSA ABLOY
Jim Primovic, Sales Director Campus EAC, ASSA ABLOY

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Low - Frequency Sounders and NFPA 72
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (ET)
Presenter: Roger Reiswig, Director Industry Relations, Johnson Controls

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ASHRAE's Building EQ Program and Relevant Educational Programs
Thursday, February 22, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (ET)
Moderator: Chris Kopach, APPA President
Presenter: Darryl K Boyce, PEng., ASHRAE Fellow, Assistant Vice-President (Facilities Management and Planning) Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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Nanogrid to Campus Microgrid - How Santa Fe Community College is Working with Local Community and Utility to Deploy a Microgrid
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (ET)
Moderator: Chris Kopach, APPA President
Henry Mignardot, Santa Fe Community College
Clark Wiedetz, Siemens Digital Grid

Recording Information


Higher Education Smart Infrastructure Webinar
Moderator: Steven Anson, VP Marketing, Vertical Market Solutions Anixter
Presenters: Andy Jimenez, Vice President of Technology Anixte r
E. Lander Medlin, Executive VP, APPA Leadership in Educational Facilities



The New NFPA Active Shooter Standard Potential Impact on Higher Educational Facilities
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (ET)

John Bernhards, Associate Vice President, APPA
John Montes, Staff Liaison, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
Rich Davis, APPA NFPA Work Group Chair

Recording Reviewing Instructions for NFPA 3000 NFPA 3000 Fact Sheet


Harness the Noise
Thursday, January 25, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (ET)
Presenter: Phillip Saieg, Technical Services Regional Director, McKinstry

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Establishing an Apprenticeship Program
Thursday, December 7th, 2017
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (ET)
Christopher M. Kopach, Assistant Vice President Facilities Management, The University of Arizona, APPA President
Jenna Elmer, Assistant Director FM Human Resources, The University of Arizona

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Educational Facilities Insight: Fixing Your Gaps In Catastrophe Readiness Webinar
Thursday, November 16th, 2017
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (ET)
Presenter: David Trask, National Director - Facility Solutions, ARC Technology Solutions

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Responding to Catastrophic Events on Campus
Thursday, October 26th, 2017
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (ET)
Moderator: Christopher Kopach, APPA President
Don Guckert, University of Iowa
Lisa Potter, University of Colorado - Boulder
David Danielson, University of Colorado - Boulder
Marion Bracy, Xavier Univserity of Louisiana

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Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) Webinar and Survey
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (ET)
Presenter: Maureen Kotlas, CSP, Executive Director, Department of Environmental Safety, Sustainability & Risk, University of Maryland College Park

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Reliability, Competition and Price: The Changing Status of U.S. Natural Gas Systems
Thursday, September 28, 2017
3:00 - 4:00 pm Eastern
Presenter: Ben Straus, Price Risk Manager, Kinect Energy Group

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Understanding Your Obligations Under OSHA's LOTO Requirements
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
1:00 - 2:00 pm Eastern
Presenter: Theodore J. Weidner, Ph.D., PE, AIA, CEFP, Purdue University

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Deferred Maintenance and Building Health
August 31, 2017
12:00pm - 1:00pm Pacific Time
Presenter: Christopher M. Kopach, Assistant Vice President Facilities Management The University of Arizona, APPA President

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