Central Valley Facilities Expo focuses on sustainability


MODESTO — The annual Central Valley Facilities Expo has become the go-to event to learn about the latest on green building technology.

This year, the expo is March 16-17 at Modesto Centre Plaza. It features a trade show and conference where best practices in sustainability and compliance are shared.

Among this year’s conference topics are ultrasonic testing for energy saving and monitoring applications, how to save electricity by auditing lighting and new roof cooling options.

Dignity Health’s St. Joseph’s Medical Center will share the features of the programs that helped it earn the first “green certified” hospital designation awarded by the Green Team of San Joaquin.

There is also a big focus on water savings in light of California’s drought. California State University will share how it is reducing water consumption by changing water use both inside the buildings and outdoors.

Two presentations will look at compliance issues. One on how to store diesel fuel safely. Another will focus on OSHA rules and best practices for protecting workers from electrical arc flash hazards.

Converting to solar power continues to grow in popularity. Businesses can get questions answered about tax rebates, system design, structural concerns, owning vs. leasing, and mounting placement to determine if solar conversion makes sense for them.

There will also be dozens of exhibitors from throughout the Central Valley at the expo’s trade show.

The conference is from 8:25 a.m. – 2:40 p.m., Wednesday, March 16 and Thursday, March 17. The exhibitor hall is open from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., March 16 and from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. March 17.

For more information, visit the Central Valley Facilities Expo’s website.

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