April Webinar

Date: April 14, 2015
Time: 3:00pm eastern
Cost: Free for Members       $99 for Non-members

Presenter: Jim Park, CIEA, CIT, BPI
Energy Conservation Specialist
I-Star Energy Solutions

Topic: Mechanical Insulation: Forgotten Energy Saving Opportunity

Mechanical Insulation is an important part of the mechanical system. It is the only thing that lasts forever and if properly maintained functions forever, paying for itself over and over again. However, over time and rife with misconceptions, opportunities to save energy involving mechanical insulation are overlooked. facilities spend tons of money to buy new equipment and upgrade to energy efficient components but are unaware of the huge opportunity right under their noses to save energy.

The seminar will discuss materials and methods for finding, auditing and presenting the savings.

Jim brings 40 years of construction management knowledge and experience to the Energy Appraisal team of I-Star Energy Solutions and The Irex Contracting Group. He is a Certified Insulation Energy Appraiser, Certified Level II Infrared Thermographer, Certified Level I Airborn Untrasound Tech and Project Manager. Performing Energy appraisals and business development functions, Jim’s hands-on experience as a Tradesman/Installer, Apprenticeship Trainer, Manufacturer’s Sales Manager, Distributor, Contractor, Estimator, Project Manager and Educator makes him a valuable member of the I-Star team. Jim has presented at GlobalCon, Inframation, and multiple Building Inspector, Fire Marshall, Architectural and Engineering forums.

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May Webinar

Date: May 12, 2015
Time: 3:00pm eastern
Cost: Free for Members       $99 for Non-members

Presenter: Kate Kerrigan

Topic: Optimizing Preventive Maintenance

Preventive Maintenance (PM) programs are the base of every organization’s reliability plans. However, too often they become the repository of desperate measures to placate the organization and half formed root cause analyses. A proactive PM program must be under systemic evaluation to continue to give the results organizations demand. This session will outline such an evaluation program and emphasize the value of using failure modes to create effective PMs.

Kate Kerrigan is an experienced Operations Director for Allied Reliability Group. She has been a leader on the Association of Facilities Engineers (AFE) governing board, AFE Foundation, and AFE Maintenance Council and is a Certified Plant Maintenance Manager (CPMM).

Kate specializes in maintenance and reliability management and has in-depth experience implementing Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) and Lean Manufacturing. Maximizing company assets above all is her mission.

Through her teaching, coaching, and mentoring, Kate has led several industry-leading organizations in improving their bottom line and increasing their systems’ reliability. She has a diverse background with industry vertical experience in food and beverage, consumer products, pulp and paper, and automotive industries. Throughout her career, she has held positions as a Plant Manager, Maintenance Manager, Reliability Leader, and Operations Analyst.

Kate resides in Waukesha, WI with her husband and their cat. During time away from work, Kate enjoys riding her Harleys, playing golf, and gardening. She is also an active reader for ABLE, providing alternative ways for people with print disabilities to read.

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