Our Future Facilities & Power Summit connects Solution Providers at the forefront of Operational Efficiency, Energy Management, Power, Building Automation, Building Envelope Solutions, Facility Management and Security with Corporate Leaders of Facilities, Finance, Sustainability, Energy, Real Estate, and Engineering from Commercial, Light Industrial, Institutional and Retail facilities from fortune 500 & 1000 Corporations. Designed to help you accelerate decision-making, prioritize initiatives and link facility efficiency strategies to the goals of your corporation. You’ll discover how to plan for—and capitalize on—emerging technologies and receive exclusive access to some of the world’s leading technology and solution providers—in one convenient location.

Keynote Speakers

  • Steven Driver, Global Energy Program Director

    Steven’s presentation will familiarize the audience with different financial techniques required to sell energy projects or an entire program to senior management. The overall process from setting the environmental/financial goal, to creating an energy baseline and preforming the critical energy audit is reviewed. Tracking performance is also discussed along with how to make a program sustainable over time.

  • Don Adams , Vice President-Global Sustainability and Technology Development

    Don will be discussing the company’s journey on the path to sustainability and the issues and challenges and successes in building an award-winning program that has become a pillar of Keystone’s global strategy.

  • Ron Frantzen, Executive Director Facility Management

    Ron will present on the need for energy efficiency at the work place. He will discuss methods for identifying these options which include: water conservation measures from sinks to toilets, lighting upgrades verses total fixture replacement, how parking lot LED lighting reduces electrical utilization and Facility Automation with Digital Direct Controllers for your Heating cooling systems that will saves thousands of expense dollars annually. 

  • Nick Finia, AVP, Strategic Sourcing and Procurement

    Nick is an accomplished professional in Strategic Sourcing & Procurement, Facilities Services, Infrastructure Maintenance, CapEx Initiatives, and Energy and Sustainability with experience in industrial, commercial, institutional and retail operations in US and Europe. He will present on the topic of Procurement and Capital Expenditures. Procurement professionals are generally responsible for acquiring assets for their organizations, such as land, buildings and equipment, either as part of large recurring sourcing events or as one-off bespoke projects. Nick’s presentation will summarize some of the challenges and practices that are common experience during the strategy development and sourcing processes, as well as the efficient management of costs.

  • Mandy La Brier , Director of Energy Management

    Mandy will be presenting about the city’s goals and initiatives to power buildings with 100% renewable energy by 2025 and the opportunities and challenges of public sector facilities renewable energy transition; as well as recent procurement to advance the solar industry through community-solar projects on City owned vacant land.

  • Gary Graham, Director of Energy Management

    Gary brings 30 years of experience helping clients assess, develop and implement energy and sustainability programs and realize savings. At C&W, he directs and supports the development and implementation of the energy management portion of the company’s Global Occupier Services platform. He holds a BS in General Engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana and is a Certified Energy Manager and a LEED Accredited Professional. 

  • Jim Davoux, Director, Global Energy Management and Environmental Sustainability

    Jim’s presentation title is “Laboratory Lighting and HVAC Savings” which will explain how AbbVie installed LED lighting along with a next generation lighting control system to reduce the electricity spend in one of their large laboratory buildings in the Chicago area.  Then leveraged the new lighting control system and the existing building automation system to drive further HVAC energy savings. This presentation will give an overview of the project and highlight the opportunities and challenges.

  • Jonathan Lee, Director of Energy Solutions

    Jonathan works toward the success of Wyndham’s commitment to triple-bottom line success, People, Planet and Profits. As a member of the Corporate Sustainability Group, he develops projects which reduce Wyndham’s energy use intensity and carbon emissions. While at Wyndham, he has focused on distributed energy, such as solar PV and co-generation, and also energy efficiency projects across the operational portfolio.

  • Breitner Marczewski, Director of Energy Engineering

    Breitner’s presentation will showcase the tools in the Energy Management System at General Motors that helps implementing real energy savings projects. Based on three basic elements: leadership support, allocation of targets and action plans, any company can prepare an energy management system that drives positive economical results and consequently mitigate climate change.

  • Nate Verhanovitz, Engineering Director

    Michigan State University has constructed the largest non-utility Carport Solar Array in North America. It consists of five commuter parking lots on MSU’s main campus including 5,000 parking spots and 45 acres. This renewable energy has been successfully integrated into the campus Microgrid together with traditional gas-fired electric generation assets in a central plant. This case study covers the operational details and lessons learned at the central plant from solar operations.

  • John Schoettler, Vice President Global Real Estate and Facilities

    John’s disciplines within his areas of responsibility include office leasing, asset management and construction management. Design and construction projects include both urban infill and interior improvements of office complexes throughout a global portfolio of over 10MM square feet spanning 150+ locations in 29 countries. In 2006, his team worked with Vulcan Real Estate to develop a 1.7MM square foot urban campus in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood.

  • Ruby Cruz & Marcus Lewis, Corporate Energy Manager

    Ruby and Marcus will give you a comprehensive look at the impact that energy efficiency strategies especially NYC H + H’s Energy Management Model has on energy and greenhouse gas reduction efforts at the largest public health system in the country.

  • Stanley Nolan, Director of Utilities & Energy Management

    Stanley will be discussing how The University of Connecticut is engaged in a $1.5 billion growth program that must also reduce energy costs and increase sustainability while seeking carbon neutrality by 2050. Comprehensive Energy Strategy and public private partnership are engaged to provide key solutions to Sustainable Growth and Conservation.

  • Karen Sands, Director of Planning, Research & Sustainability

    In 2011, the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) established a 2035 Vision for organizational sustainability. The Vision sets lofty goals for managing water resources at the watershed scale, reducing energy/using renewables, and addressing climate change. In fact, MMSD envisions building enough green infrastructure capacity to hold 740 million gallons of rainwater, becoming energy independent, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 90 percent. MMSD has developed plans and is implementing a myriad of stand-alone and integrated sustainable projects to achieve these goals. Karen’s presentation will highlight some of the projects in progress as well as those come!

  • Kurtis Jetsel, Director - Facilities & ESH

    Kurtis’s 30 plus year career with Lockheed Martin started as an anti-satelite missile technician moving into manufacturing engineering then into test operations and then into operations. Including Progam Sr. management with emphasis on International Program management. A recent role was oversight of the Systems Engineering Test organization at WSMR and Redstone Arsenal. Currently serving as Director of Facilities and ESH for MFC Business Area


Cyber Resilient Facilities

    • Achieving Data-Centric Security
    • Data Security Fundamentals
    • Mindset Shift to Data-Centric Security
    • Strategies to Stay Cybersecure & Resilient
    • Effective Security Strategies

Smart Facilities

    • Sustainability & Energy Management
    • Power Safety & Availability
    • Power Quality & Efficiency
    • Renewable Energies & Microgrid
    • Efficient Utilities
    • Smart Building

Data Center Infrastructure Management

  • Centralized, real-time device monitoring
  • Instant fault notification of critical infrastructure events
  • Deploy cloud based, on premise, or combinations of each for redundancy
  • Proactively manage the entire multi-vendor physical infrastructure
  • Monitor any networked device from any manufacturer
  • Generate user-defined reports and graphs

HVAC & Building Management Systems

  • Predictive Technology Solutions
  • Modernization & Upgrade Solutions
  • Enterprise-wide view and automated building control processes
  • Information sharing between departments
  • Increased productivity and operational efficiency
  • Improved response time to events
  • Reduced installation and life cycle costs

Building Automation & Control Systems

  • Ensure Highest Standards of Fire Safety & Security
  • Control & Access Your Buildings Data, Anytime, Anywhere With Any Device
  • Reduce Cost With Power Management
  • Provide Perfect Lighting & Shading

Distributed Energy & Microgrids

    • Off-grid & Grid-Connected Microgrids
    • Conventional & Renewable Power Generation
    • Automation
    • Grid Stabilization & Connection
    • Energy storage
    • Intelligent Control Technology,
    • Advanced Lighting & Controls
    • Air Quality Management
    • Smart Metering Solutions
    • Moving into the Cloud
    • Financing for Onsite Power

Building Internet of Things

  • Accelerate the Time to Solution Deployment
  • Simplify the Path to Operational Efficiencies
  • Smaller Energy Footprints
  • Happier Tenants
  • Increased Asset Value

Smart Cities

  • Digitization Implementation
  • Smart Built Environment
  • Demand For Reliable Energy
  • Limited City Budgets
  • Aging City Infrastructure
  • Smart Meter Data Analysis

Digital Buildings & Cities 4.0

  • Unlock Potential Operational Transformation
  • Increase Energy & Equipment Efficiency
  • Increase Space Utilization
  • Enhanced User Efficiency, Comfort and Safety.
  • City Air Management Technologies
  • Financing & Procurement
  • Leveraging the Benefits of Digitization
  • Managing & Optimizing Your City’s Underlying Infrastructure Layer

Smart Facility Infrastructure

  • Operations Management & Control
  • Building Control
  • Energy and Power Management
  • Secure Power Solutions
  • Power Quality Solutions
  • Lifecycle Services
  • Asset Management
  • Training Solutions

Smart Sustainability

  • Metering and Energy Data Collection
  • Facility level Energy Monitoring
  • Sustainability Management
  • Energy Efficiency Solutions
  • Renewable Energy Solutions
  • Microgrid / Prosumer solutions

Building Envelope Solutions

  • Structural Materials
  • Air & Vapor Membranes
  • Roof Retrofitting and Restoration
  • Insulation
  • Radiant heating Solutions
  • Window Solutions
  • Air & Water Filtration
  • Roofing Systems and Waterproofing
  • IT Infrastructure Management



  • Abbvie
  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Ace Hardware
  • Addus HomeCare
  • ADP
  • Adtalem Global Education
  • Advocate Health Care
  • Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
  • Advocate Sherman Hospital
  • AIM Specialty Health
  • AkzoNobel
  • Alexian Brothers Medical Center
  • Alliance Residential Co.
  • Allstate
  • Amita Health Adventist Hinsdale Hospital
  • AmTrust Group
  • American Family Care
  • Anthem
  • Archer Daniel Midland
  • Argonne National Laboratory
  • Assurant
  • AT&T
  • AutoZone, Inc.
  • Avison Young
  • Bank of America
  • Baxter Healthcare
  • Bergrstom, Inc.
  • BMO Harris Bank
  • Bostik
  • Bridgestone Retail Operations
  • Brookfield Properties
  • Carle Foundation Hospital
  • CBRE Group
  • Centegra Hospitals McHenry
  • City of Cedar Rapids
  • City of Chicago
  • City of Des Moines
  • City of Evansville
  • City of Fort Wayne
  • City of Green Bay
  • City of Indianapolis
  • City of Iowa City
  • City of Kansas City
  • City of Madison
  • City of Milwaukee
  • City of Monmouth
  • City of Naperville
  • City of Rockford
  • City of Springfield
  • Cleveland State University
  • Cook County
  • Concentra
  • Cushman & Wakefield
  • Dean foods
  • Decatur Memorial Hospital
  • Des Moines Public Schools
  • Detroit Diesel
  • Dover
  • Duke Realty
  • Edward Hospital
  • Elkay Manufacturing
  • Elmhurst Memorial Hospital
  • Faurecia
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
  • Fisk University
  • Ford
  • Fortune Brands
  • General Mills
  • General Motors
  • Govenor's State University
  • Greystar
  • Griffith Foods
  • Hartford
  • Heitman
  • Hennepin County
  • Hines
  • Hospira
  • Hyatt Hotels Corporation
  • Illinois State University
  • JLL
  • John Deere
  • Kankakee Community College
  • Komatsu
  • Lake Land College
  • Lawson Products
  • Leggett & Platt
  • Leopardo Companies, Inc.
  • Leslie Shankman School Corporation
  • Lincoln Property Co.
  • Loyola University Medical Center
  • Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals
  • Markel Corporation
  • MedExpress
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • McFarland Clinic
  • McHenry County College
  • McKinsey & Company Inc.
  • Memorial Medical Center
  • Mercy Health Communities
  • Michigan State University
  • Michigan Technological University
  • Milwaukee Area Technical College
  • Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District
  • Molex CES
  • Motorola Mobility
  • NAI Global
  • NextCare Holdings
  • Newmark Knight Frank
  • Noranda Aluminum
  • Northern Illinois University
  • NorthShore Evanston Hospital
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital
  • Northwestern University
  • Norton Healthcare
  • NOW Foods
  • OSF HealthCare
  • OSI Industries
  • Pactiv
  • Perdue Farms Inc.
  • Physicians Immediate Care
  • Pinnacle
  • Potbelly Sandwich Works
  • Presence Health
  • Progressive
  • Quaker
  • Rauland-Borg Corp.
  • Red Robin Gourmet Burgers
  • Riverside Medical Center
  • Roche
  • Rush University Medical Center
  • Sargento Foods
  • School District of South Milwaukee
  • Shaw Industries
  • Snyder's-Lance, Inc.
  • Spansion, Inc.
  • Sub-Zero Group, Inc.
  • SunOpta
  • SVN International Corp.
  • Swagelok Company
  • TCN Worldwide
  • The Owens Group
  • TI Automotive
  • Tokio Marine
  • Toyota
  • Transdev North America
  • Transwestern
  • TreeHouse Foods
  • Trinity Industries
  • Truman Medical Centers
  • TTX Company
  • Tyson Foods
  • Ulta Beauty
  • United States Postal Service
  • Univar
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Wisconsin
  • US Foods
  • USG Corporation
  • U.S. HealthWorks
  • Valent Biosciences
  • Valmont Industries
  • VEREIT Inc.
  • Veteran's Hospital
  • Waubonsee Community College
  • Well Point Health Care
  • West Liberty Foods
  • WinnCompanies
  • WMS Gaming
  • Wyndham Worldwide
  • Zurich North America



Schedule & Venue

Hotel Info

Venue: Sheraton Lisle Naperville Hotel


Time Monday
May 14th, 2018
May 15th, 2018
May 16th, 2018
7:00am Round-Table Networking Breakfast Round-Table Networking Breakfast
8:00am Keynote Presentation Keynote Presentation
9:00am Presentations Presentations
10:00am Networking Opportunity: Coffee Break Networking Opportunity: Coffee Break
11:00am Presentations Presentations
12:00pm Round-Table Networking Lunch Round-Table Networking Lunch
1:00pm Presentations Presentations
2:00pm Exhibitor Setup/Registration Presentations Closing Presentation
(Subject to Change)
3:00pm Exhibitor Setup/Registration Networking Opportunity: Coffee Break
3:30pm Exhibitor Setup/Registration Presentations
5:00pm Exhibitor Setup/Registation Cocktail Reception
6:00pm Cocktail Reception
7:00pm New Partnership Networking Dinner
8:00pm New Partnership Networking Dinner
9:00pm New Partnership Networking Dinner

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