Our Future Facilities Summit connects Solution Providers with Building Owners and Facility Directors who are responsible for Operational Intelligence and Energy Efficiency of Commercial, Light Industrial, Institutional and Retail facilities of fortune 500 & 1000 companies across North America. The Summit is designed to bring together companies that offer the best solutions for building automation, materials, IOT, renewable energy, cybersecurity & facilities management to attendees who are looking to evaluate and maximize their best options to achieve operational efficiency and security for their facilities. FMA Summits - Connecting all facets of the Intelligent Building.

Keynote Speakers

  • Featured Partner

    Schneider Electric is the global specialist in energy management and automation. We serve customers in over 100 countries, helping them to manage their energy and process in ways that are safe, reliable, efficient and sustainable. From the simplest of switches to complex operational systems, our technology, software and services improve the way our customers manage and automate their operations. Our connected technologies will reshape industries, transform cities and enrich lives. At Schneider Electric, we call this Life Is On.

  • Featured Partner

    Eaton is a power management company that provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably.

  • Featured Partner

    GE Distributed Power is a global leader in on site power generation solutions. GE’s solutions consist of natural gas reciprocating engines. GE has over 36,000 engines installed and operating worldwide producing ~40 GW of power. Primary application of GE’s engines is to meet on site power, resiliency and thermal needs both economically and sustainably. Additionally, our innovative business models via GE and partners can help mitigate project financing concerns by making energy investments easier for you.

  • Featured Partner

    Dell takes a pragmatic approach to the Internet of Things (IoT) by building on the equipment and data you already have, and leveraging your current technology investments, to quickly and securely enable analytics-driven action. Dell’s broad portfolio of key IoT technologies, combined with a rich partner ecosystem, allows you to build the right IoT ecosystem for your unique needs. With a comprehensive solution portfolio, and pragmatic approach, Dell reduces the complexity, lowers the risk and increases the speed of deploying IoT initiatives. To learn more visit www.dell.com/IoT.

  • Featured Partner

    ENGIE manages a range of energy businesses in the United States and Canada, including retail energy sales and energy services to commercial, industrial and residential customers, natural gas and liquefied natural gas (LNG) distribution and sales, and electricity generation and cogeneration. ENGIE is one of the largest non-residential retail electricity suppliers in the United States and currently serves commercial, industrial, and institutional customers in 14 markets.

  • Russ Delozie, Director of Sustainability

    Russ brings over 25 years of experience to the commercial flooring industry. He oversees all aspects of J+J’s corporate sustainability. Most recently, Russ helped lead J+J to become the first in the industry to achieve 3rd party certification for Zero Waste to Landfill (ZWL).

  • Juan Carlos Marin, Global Director of Energy Solutions Team

    Juan has been working with K-C since 1995 with broad leadership experience in plant maintenance, engineering, capital projects management, and energy and risk control for the K-C Latin American Operations. He has been instrumental in designing and delivering strategies in energy management to achieve significant cost and GHG reductions through energy conservation and efficiency improvement across the enterprise.

  • Kurt Schwalbe, Director of Facilities Engineering and Energy Management

    HanesBrands is a socially responsible manufacturer and marketer of leading everyday basic apparel under some of the world’s strongest apparel brands in the Americas, Europe and Asia, as well as in Australia and South Africa. HanesBrands employs 50,000 people internationally.

  • Stephanie Benfield, Sustainable Director

    Stephanie, a long time environmental advocate and a former state representative from DeKalb County, most recently had been serving as the executive director of Green Law, an environmentally-oriented law firm.  She is now the new Director of the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, where she will continue to manage, implement and further develop Mayor Reed’s sustainability plan, as well as support existing projects related to sustainability for the City of Atlanta.

  • Nicole Smith, Customer Sustainability Director

    Nicole joined Coca-Cola Refreshments in 2012, managing data for manufacturing facilities and leading energy and water efficiency training and initiatives as well as the recycling program for three years. In 2015, she transitioned to Coca-Cola North America, and partners with customer teams to collaborate on sustainability initiatives.

  • Jason Brasfield, Director Environmental Program

    Jason has accumulated over 25 years of experience in environmental compliance and management through his various roles. His focus in recent years has been teaching the practical application of environmental management tools to a variety of industry groups.

  • Dr. Charles Marshall, Director Asset Management & Sustainability

    Charles has more than 20 years of utilities and facilities management experience. He is the Director of Asset Management, leads the Asset Management function within the Asset Management and Sustainability Division of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) the world’s most traveled airport with more than 100 million passengers annually and the most efficient airport.


Energy Management

  • Software/Web based Trending & Tracking
  • Improved enterprise energy management to reduce annual energy costs, emissions and increase performance efficiency.
  • IOT and Cloud Solutions
  • Asset Consumption Monitoring
  • ISO 50001 Energy Management System Standard
  • Energy Procurement: Audits, Strategies, Usage and Reporting
  • Commissioning & Re-Commissioning

Waste Management

  • Electronic Recycling (e-recycling)
  • Path to Zero-Landfill Facilities
  • Re-appropriation of Waste Streams & Rebates
  • Waste to Energy Options
  • Waste Commodities
  • Waste Water Remediation

Facility Management

  • Improving Energy Performance via Building Operations
  • Proper Bench-marking and Energy Audits
  • Building Management Systems
  • Regulatory Compliance and EH&S
  • GHG Emission Regulations & Reporting
  • Waste Water Remediation & Water Recycling

Building Envelope Solutions

  • Efficient Materials & Maintenance Reduction
  • Prolonging Roof-Top Life Spans
  • High-Performance Enclosures
  • Automatic Fault Detection & Diagnostiocs
  • Sustainable Building Construction: Products & Maintenance

Smart Facilities

    IT Asset Management & Recycling
  • Roofing and Roof Retrofiting
  • Flooring Solutions
  • Control Cost Solutions
  • Workplace Asset Management
  • Sustainable Building Products

HVAC: Sustainable Innovations & Applications

  • Energy Efficient HVAC installation, commissioning, operation and maintenance
  • Efficient & Environmental Ventilation
  • Retrofitting Existing Installations vs. New Installation
  • Thermal Energy Storage Innovation
  • Alternative Cooling/De-Humidification/Heating Technologies
  • Energy Efficient HVAC system design
  • Indoor Air Quality

Efficient Lighting Solutions

  • Modern Sensors: Existing Daylight & Real-Time Occupancy to Reduce Energy Consumption
  • Combining Solar & Advanced Fuel Cell Technology to Reduce Lighting Cost and Waste
  • Necessary Retro-Fitting to meet Lighting Compliance in a Post-Incandescence World
  • Data Loggers & Lighting Controls


  • Data Center & Cloud Security
  • From Products to Platforms
  • Investing in Next-Generation Security
  • New Tactical and Strategic Challenges
  • Compliance and Security Automation Solutions
  • Protecting Web Connectivity
  • Vulnerability Assessment
  • Advanced Threat Protection (ATP)
  • Breach Insurance Protection
  • Enterprise Risk Management Solutions

Renewable Energy

  • Water Conservation: Reduction & Reuse
  • Engaging the Element: The Sun; Commercial Solar Applications
  • Solar: Photovoltaic and Thermal Systems
  • Geothermal Capacity and Potential
  • Biomass and Energy Conversion
  • Renewable Energy System: Cost and Performance
  • Heat Recovery Solutions



  • Actuant
  • Aflac
  • Alcon
  • Allsteel Inc
  • Bacardi
  • Bell Helicopter/Textron
  • Blue-Bird Corp.
  • Bob Jones University
  • Bridgestone Americas, Inc.
  • Bristol Myers Squibb
  • Carolinas HealthCare System
  • Clemson University - Utilities
  • CNH America LLC
  • Corning
  • Dal-Tile Corporation
  • Dannon
  • Ferro Corporation
  • FMC
  • FPL Foods
  • Genzyme Corporation
  • Heaven Hill Distilleries
  • Hill-Rom
  • Kamin LLC
  • Kautex
  • Kraft Foods
  • Kohler Co.
  • Legget & Platt
  • LyondellBasell Industries
  • Masco Corporation
  • Molex Corporation
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Qualitest Pharmaceuticals
  • Sanofi
  • Saputo
  • Shepherd Center
  • SunTrust Bank
  • Texas Instruments
  • University of Central Florida
  • WinCup


  • Abbott Labortories
  • Actuant
  • Aflac
  • Alcon
  • Allsteel Inc.
  • Atlanta Public Schools
  • Barnes Aerospace
  • Baxter Healthcare
  • Bell Helicopter/Textron
  • Blue-Bird Corp.
  • Bob Jones University
  • Borg Warner
  • Bostik Inc.
  • Bridgestone Americas, Inc.
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Carolinas HealthCare System
  • Clemson University - Utilities
  • CNH America LLC
  • Corning
  • Crayola LLC
  • Crown Cork & Seal
  • Cytec Industries
  • Ferro Corporation
  • FMC
  • Fort Gordon Millitary Base
  • FPL Foods
  • Genzyme Corporation
  • Georgia Pacific
  • Georgia Public Service Commission
  • Georgia Southern University
  • Georgia State University
  • Gwinnett Technical College
  • Heaven Hill Distilleries
  • Husqvarna
  • IMMI
  • Ingredion
  • John Crane
  • Kamin LLC
  • Kimberly-Clark Corporation
  • Kraft Foods
  • Lear Corporation
  • Legget & Platt
  • Lexmark International, Inc.
  • LyondellBasell Industries
  • Masco Corporation
  • MAT Holdings
  • Material Sciences Corporation
  • Medical University of South Carolina
  • Miliken
  • Molex Corporation
  • Moog, Inc.
  • Motorola Mobility
  • Noranda Inc.
  • Novartis
  • Novelis
  • Novozymes
  • OFS Optics
  • Outokumpu Stainless
  • PCC Airfoils
  • Pearson
  • Pierce Manufacturing
  • Polaris
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Quad/Graphics
  • Qualitest Pharmaceuticals
  • Raytheon
  • Saputo
  • Sanofi
  • Sears Holding Corporation
  • Shepherd Center
  • SPX Corporation
  • SunTrust Bank
  • Tenneco Automotive
  • Texas Instruments
  • Textron
  • Time Warner Global Real Estate
  • Thyssenkrup Elevator
  • United States Postal Service
  • University of Central Florida
  • University of Miami
  • University of Wisconsin
  • US Solvay
  • Valmont Industries
  • Walgreens
  • Well Point Health Care
  • WIKA Instruments
  • WinCup

Schedule & Venue

Venue: Château Élan Winery & Resort


Time Monday May 15th, 2017 Tuesday May 16th, 2017 Wednesday May 17th, 2017
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 Presentations Closing Presentation
3:00pm Exhibitor Setup Networking Opportunity: Coffee Break
3:30pm Exhibitor Setup Presentations
5:00pm Exhibitor Setup Cocktail Reception
6:00pm Cocktail Reception/Registration Cocktail Reception
7:00pm Cocktail Reception/Registration New Partnership Networking Dinner
8:00pm Cocktail Reception/Registration New Partnership Networking Dinner
9:00pm Cocktail Reception/Registration New Partnership Networking Dinner


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