FEMP First Thursday Seminar - Re-Thinking Operations & Maintenance for High Performance Buildings
IACET CEUs: 0.2 CEU
This seminar addresses engagement programs for key stakeholders — including building owners, operators, and occupants — in the design, construction, and operation of sustainable facilities. Find out about a cyclical process that involves stewardship, performance, and enabling tools and metrics that result in refinements and continual improvement.
The instructors for this course are:
- Michelle Slovensky, Senior Sustainability Manager, National Renewable Energy Laboratory Michelle Slovensky is a Senior Sustainability Manager at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. With 25 years of interdisciplinary experience, she provides strategic leadership and technical expertise for sustainable building and site design, on-site renewable energy integration, establishing, measuring, and monitoring performance metrics, and developing policies for the efficient use of energy, water, and material resources. She received a bachelor's degree in fine arts from the Rhode Island School of Design, and a master's degree in landscape architecture and ecology from Harvard University Graduate School of Design.
It is expected that individuals completing this training will learn best practices and techniques to:
- begin with proven planning methods that lead to quantifiable results;
- incorporate whole-building thinking in all phases of design, operations, and maintenance;
- identify, select, and procure the lowest impact materials, equipment, and systems;
- engage occupants and users in the adoption of sustainable behaviors and procedures; and
- measure, monitor, and verify whole-building performance to meet your reporting requirements.