COVID-19 and Campus Utility Systems

When:  Oct 6, 2020 from 12:00 to 13:00 (ET)

COVID-19 is at the front of everyone’s mind and is driving changes in everyone’s operations. We are all faced with the dilemma of how to best serve our facilities and campuses in this current environment. Campuses have continued to react and address current challenges and ongoing uncertainties including changes to facility operations. This results in changing loads and load profiles from historical patterns on campus, which possibly translates to different generation and distribution needs for the various utilities. Continuing to reliably and efficiently operate the central and distributed utility systems to meet those needs creates potential challenges that are resulting in significant impacts for many campuses.

The webinar is focused on lessons learned and sharing the knowledge gained to date from leading institutions including Auburn University, New York Presbyterian, University of Denver, and University of Missouri, from both the design, management, and operations of campus utility systems. The presenters’ insights will be beneficial both for current operations as well as operations this winter and spring and the associated challenges that are expected to affect budgets, operations, and utility costs.

Featured Speakers

Dave Goetz, PE, Business Development Manager, Burns & McDonnell

Gregg Coffin, PE, Director of Energy Management, University of Missouri 

Brian Kirk, Director - Infrastructure Strategy and Planning, New York Presbyterian 

Ken Martin, PE, CEM, Director of Utilities & Energy, Auburn University 

James Rosner, PE, CEM, Vice Chancellor, Facilities Management & Planning, University of Denver