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Date(s) - 03/22/2019
8:30 am - 1:30 pm

Indian Creek School


Spring Educational Program

March 22, 2019

Come join us for our Maryland/District of Columbia

APPA Chapter Spring Educational Program!

Program Schedule 

8:30-9:00 Registration/Continental Breakfast
9-9:45 Welcome/Business Meeting
9:45-10:00 Networking Break
10:00-11:15 Educational Session I (Attend one of three educational sessions)
11:15-11:30 Networking Break
11:30-12:45 Educational Session II (Sessions will be repeated; choose 2nd of three sessions)
12:45-1:30 Lunch
1:30 Tour (Optional)


 Directions and Parking:  https://www.indiancreekschool.org/page/about-us/contacts-and-directions

Indian Creek School – Upper Campus
1130 Anne Chambers Way
Crownsville, MD 21032

Parking will be available.  Feel free to park in any available space!

Registration Cost:  $40/person; free to APPA Emeritus Members

Registration Process:  MD/DC APPA is now accepting meeting registrations and credit card payments online!   Payments by credit cards are preferred.  If you must make other payment methods such as check or purchase order, please call Mary Grube at 240-895-4311 or mkgrube@smcm.edu with registration information and payment arrangements.   Registrations must be received by close of business, March 19th.


 Educational Sessions

 Mindfulness in the Workplace: Building a Resilient Team

Presenter:  Colin Gerker, Performance Consultant, Human Resources/ American University, Program Manager, American Mindfulness Network

Mindfulness is being integrated into many workplaces and schools, as it supports stress management, promotes resilience, clear and constructive communication, and productive relationships. The American Mindfulness Network conducts programs based on the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program (MBSR), developed by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn at the Center for Mindfulness, U-Mass Medical School. MBSR enables conscious awareness, supporting participants to become unstuck in negative patterns of thought, emotion, or behavior. Colin will facilitate a crash course on an integrative approach to workplace mindfulness, emphasizing workplace productivity, interpersonal relationships, and how we relate to the world. There will also be a few short mindful guided meditations!

Mold Prevention and Causation

Presenters:  Archie Barrett and Tim Duffy, CEI.

This session will provide attendees with a general overview of mold control and case studies showing how problems have occurred.  The presenters will include techniques for control as they go through the case studies – how this could have been prevented.

3 Case Studies, Providing Tailored Energy Management Solutions for Non-Profit Institutions

Presenters:  Larry Eighmy and James Hayes, The Stone House Group

When approached as a comprehensive, multi-dimensional strategy, Energy Management yields sizeable fiscal and facilities benefits for non-profit institutions. And it all begins with data. Energy data identifies baseline performance and targets highest impact opportunities.

Next, by undertaking Energy Audits that align with campus utility, infrastructure, and renovation plans, institutions can develop forward-looking Energy Capital Investment Plans. These plans identify equipment modernization and operational modifications that help an institution prioritize energy cost reductions, greenhouse gas emissions reductions, and maximize available state/utility incentives. For larger investments where multiple equipment options should be evaluated, Investment Grade Energy Audits provide highly detailed analysis of energy upgrades that include:  initial capital costs, ongoing maintenance & operating costs, and future utility cost projections to provide Life Cycle Costs for each option.

In this session, Larry Eighmy and James Hayes will review three case studies – Lafayette College, Swarthmore College, and Ursinus College.  The Stone House Group provided tailored solutions for each institution to develop, finance, implement, and track the progress of Strategic Energy Management Plans.

TOUR:  There will be a tour available following lunch.  More to come on this!


Ticket Type Price Spaces
Emeritus $0.00
Institutional/Business Partner Member $40.00
Presenter $0.00
Sponsor $400.00