Workshop Instructor and Speakers

David Wylie, returning by popular demand, after selling out last year’s IFMA-HI Air Conditioning Education Week. David has a wide range
of energy engineering experience, including research, development, program design, measurement, feasibility study of electrical and mechanical
systems, and energy supply for commercial and industrial facilities. David, who holds a college teaching credential, teaches what he does and
knows about, and has developed over 20 courses that address energy efficient systems. He has an ability to take sophisticated engineering
concepts and relate them in a way you can understand, and the materials are presented in a friendly and practical way. Several of David’s articles
have been published in trade magazines, and he has written a book titled “New Refrigerants for Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Systems.”
ASWB Engineering has received awards for innovations in engineering from the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-
Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), Southern California Edison, and California’s governor. David has been coming to Hawaii over the past 20
years working on various engineering projects, energy audits and holding energy related trainings.

Mark Yamamoto – Mark is the Director of the Customer Solutions Engineering Division (CSED) of Hawaiian Electric Company. Power
Quality (PQ) is one of several key customer efforts that CSED leads; other efforts include the electrification of transportation and customer
technology research, development and demonstration. Mark has been with the division for 16 years, beginning as a Sr. Technical Services
Engineer, and hands-on customer PQ investigations were among his duties. Before joining Hawaiian Electric Company, he was with Honeywell
Home & Building Controls for 13 years as a control systems engineer and is familiar with HVAC controls, smoke and fire management systems,
security systems, and building management/automation systems. Mark is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Hawaii electrical

Randy China – Randy is the Senior Technical Service Manager for HECO with expertise in power quality analysis and mitigation. Randy
China is a Sr. Technical Services Engineer with Hawaiian Electric’s Customer Solutions Engineering Division. The division is responsible for
Electrification of Transportation, Distributed Energy Resources (DER) RD&D and Power Quality. He is the Division’s lead for providing PQ support
for their customers and the company. Prior to joining the Customer Solutions Engineering Division, Randy held positons as a Meter Engineer and
Meter Supervisor with Hawaiian Electric’s Meter Engineering & Services Division. Randy received his B.S degree in Electrical Engineering from the
University from Hawaii and is a registered Professional Engineer with the State of Hawaii.

Leslie Taniyama – Leslie is a Vice President of IFMA-Hawai‘i Board of Director since 2003. Leslie is also the V.P. of Power & Systems
Inspection Group, Hawai‘i Office (PSIG-HI, with offices in California and Hawai‘i), an engineering and consultation firm that provides expertise
in various disciplines including HVAC design, energy engineering and management, power quality analysis and mitigation, building automation
and controls and forensic engineering.

Jodi-Ann Ito – Jodi is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at the University of Hawai‘i (UH) since 2000 and has been with the
University since 1982. She is responsible for the security and protection of the information assets across the entire the University of Hawai‘i
System. These responsibilities include the development and management of policies and procedures for the UH information security program,
conducts risk & vulnerability analysis for critical assets, conducts investigations into cyber incidents, & develops/conducts training on
information policy & security issues across all 10 UH campuses and affiliated research & education centers.

Todd Kanja – Todd Kanja’s career spans over 23 years in the areas of capital program management, project management, construction
management, facility management, master planning, design, and financial analysis. Todd recently transitioned back to Hawaiian Electric from the
University of Hawaii where he led the Office of Capital Improvements, whose responsibilities included large construction projects such as the
recently completed Hawaii Community College - Palamanui campus and currently under construction Culinary Institute of the Pacific at Diamond
Head. Prior to University of Hawaii, Todd had worked at the Hawaiian Electric Company where he led the company's initiative to transition
Hawaii to Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), a cleaner and lower cost fuel. Todd's prior experience includes leading enterprise-wide projects and
managing the facilities at The Queen’s Medical Center and various roles at HPower, AES Hawaii, and Tesoro Hawaii. He holds a Master of
Business Administration degree, a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and is a registered professional engineer.

Keith Block– Keith is currently the Commercial Program Operations Manager for Hawaii Energy/Leidos. As the division’s manager, Keith
Block helps his team implement energy conservation programs that provide financial incentives to commercial customers to enable them to
identify and install energy conservation measures. These energy conservation measures help to reduce customers’ electric bills and help Hawaii
meet its energy conservation goals. Keith has over 20 years of experience working in the energy conservation field. Prior to Hawaii Energy, he
worked for Hawaiian Electric Company implementing some of the first electric energy conservation programs in the state of Hawaii. Most
recently, Keith worked for the Naval Facilities Engineering Command where he identified, designed and implemented energy conservation
projects for the Navy Region Hawaii. Keith holds a BS in mechanical engineering from San Diego State University.

Sandra Bollozos-Fraticelli (S) – Sandra is the current President of the Hawai‘i Chapter of BOMA and is the General Manager of the
prestigious Pacific Guardian Center, in downtown Honolulu, Hawaii. Sandra moved to Hawaii in 2007 to take the Operations Manager post at
Pacific Guardian Center, another PMRG managed properties in downtown Honolulu. Previous to working for PMRG, Sandra was with
Shorenstein Properties and then Cushman and Wakefield International managing 425 Market Street in San Francisco, California. Before her foray
into managing class A, high-rise office buildings, Sandra managed a portfolio of mixed properties in the San Francisco Bay Area under Legacy
Partners Commercial, then moved on as a Senior Real Estate Manager for CBRE International managing over 11 million square feet of R&D
properties mostly in the Silicon Valley area. Sandra obtained her Bachelor’s of Science Degree in International Business-Marketing concentration
at San Francisco State University. She is an active member of BOMA-Hawaii chapter and enjoys international travel and outdoor activities.

Derrick Sonoda – Derrick is the current President of the Hawaii Chapter of IFMA and is employed by ANAHA as their Chief Engineer.
Derrick’s background in energy has spanned decades with his initial performance in providing programs for the utility, Hawaiian Electric
Company. It is after moving to Hawai‘i Energy/Leidos that Derrick was introduced to IFMA-HI and their programs for educating facilities that he
assisted in that promotion of energy efficiency education through his transformational programs. Derrick, through his various roles, has been
instrumental in the promotion and successful development of the 2 baccalaureate degree programs (BA & BAS) with concentrations in Facilities
Management at the University of Hawai‘i at West Oahu.

Workshop Sponsored by: 


​Adjustable Speed Drives for Energy Efficiency
Workshop is designed for HVAC, maintenance, and operations professionals, this course addresses adjustable speed drives and their motor applications to achieve enhanced energy efficiency.​

Eventbrite - IFMA Facility Management Educational Seminar 10/26/2017 - 10/27/2017

IFMA Hawai`i Chapter
Workshop organizer

The proceeds from this training will allow UH West O'ahu and IFMA Hawaii to support the further development of the Facilities Management profession in Hawai'i and the academic degree program concentrations in Facilities Management at the University of Hawai'i at West O'ahu.

UH West O'ahu offers four-year bachelor's degrees in liberal arts, professional studies, and applied sciences designed for career success.  Two academic facilities management concentrations in bachelor's degree programs at the University of Hawaiʻi – West Oʻahu (Applied Science and Business Administration) combine technical training with the liberal arts to focus on professional and management competencies to meet the demand for leadership of technical and operational professionals in the workplace.  Professionals need a solid foundation in current building operations best practices in order to build and maintain modern energy-efficient facilities and systems.  These academic pathways aare designed to prepare students and working professionals for positions in the building and facilities management fields.  

Founded in 1980, IFMA is the world's largest and most widely recognized international association for facility management professionals, supporting 24,000 members in 105 countries. Hawaii's chapter is proud to be one of the 134 chapters worldwide, manage more than 37 billion square feet of property and annually purchase more than US $100 billion in products and services.

Eventbrite - IFMA Facility Management Educational Seminar 10/26/2017 - 10/27/2017

David M. Wylie, P.E.
ASWB Engineering

Education Series Workshop and Fundraiser


Utility/Facility Power Quality Insight Panel
Electrical Power Quality professionals with background and experience will converse and present their experiences with recognizing various power quality issues, their analysis and mitigation methods.  This is the first time that these individuals will come together to discuss a difficult to visualize issue of power quality, the “Unintended Consequence” of the facility’s aggressive approach to achieving energy efficiency, energy generation and technology advances.  Specific discussion will contain familiar topics of variable speed drives, electronic ballasts and drivers for modern lighting, elevator modernization technologies as they all exist in today’s digital world with alternating voltage power provisions.

Technology Update: Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Water Heating
David Wylie presents his technology updates for air conditioning and heat pump water heating.  Special focus will be provided for new compressor technologies with frictionless bearing compressores and variable speed screw machines.  Technologies that relate to the machine's performance, efficiency and its integration with building's autonomous operation and data availability constantly changing.  David's updated presentation will enlighten all to bring clarity to the technologies as it applies to today's built environment. 

The New Refrigerant and its Efficiency Impact

Strategies for Cooling Technologies
David Wylie, author the industry’s book on refrigerants, will speak to how sustainability concerns with global warming and ozone depletion has driven AC equipment engineers and manufactures to move to other than the mainstream refrigerants.  This shift in refrigerant choices have impact on the performances of the compressors and chillers and efficiency is not spared in the change.  Here David’s explanation of how upcoming phase out dates (e.g. 2025) is managing the manufactures to implement changes today.

Cyber Security Update for Facilities
Jodi-Ann Ito, CISO, Univestity of Hawaii's Systems, is one of the most sought after speakers in the Cyber Security circuit and she will update us on the most recent concerns and breaches that has the C-Suites scrambling.  As the Chief Information Security Officer for UH Systems, her role is to manage the security of information assets for ALL 10 of the State's campuses.  Her expertise in Cyber Security spans decades at the University of Hawaii and we are fortunate to have her speak on this Very Hot Topic. 

Seminar Designed Specifically for:

  • Building management controls systems service technicians
  • Building Operator Certification graduates (BOC)
  • Chief engineers, engineering staff, building operators and maintenance
  • General Manager, property managers, Directors, Project Managers, Operations Mgt & staff
  • HVAC engineering designers and specifiers
  • HVAC repair and service technicians
  • Building Operator Certification Graduates (BOC)
  • UHWO Facility Management Degree students 

Workshop Schedule

Thursday and Friday, October 26 and 27, 2017. 
Registration:  7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
Seminar:        8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

Utility Generation, Distribution and SSM Overview

​​    Todd Kanja, G. M. System Planning, HECO

Adjustable Speed Drives for Energy Efficiency Application

​​    David Wylie, ASWB

Lunch program: Meeting Clean Energy Goals

    Keith Block, Program Operation Manager. Hawaii Energy/Leidos

Utility/Facility Power Quality Insights Panel

​​    David Wylie, ASWB

    Mark Yamamoto, HECO

    Randy China, HECO

    Leslie Taniyama, PSIG-HI

Power Quality – A Deeper Dive with Case Studies

    Randy China, PQ Specialist, HECO

Friday, October 27, 2017

REAL Technology Concerns for Facility Education

    Sandra Bollozos-Fraticelli, President, BOMA-H

Technology Update: Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Water Heating

    David Wylie, ASWB

The New Refrigerant and its Efficiency Impact

    David Wylie, ASWB

Lunch program: IFMA for Hawai‘i Update

    Derrick Sonoda, IFMA-Hawai‘i

Strategies for Cooling Technologies

    David Wylie, ASWB

Cyber Security Update for the Facility

    Jodi-Ann Ito, CISO, University of Hawai‘i

Hawaiian Electric Training Room

1001 Bishop Street 

ASB Tower, 8th Floor
Honolulu, HI  96813

Workshop Cost: 
$265  per day

Discount Rates Available!

Qualified participants* pay only $95 per day
for the First 50 registrants per training day.

    * Must be residents of Oahu, Maui and Hawaii residents only.​

Deadline: October 24, 2017