Conference & Expo

April 21-23 2015

Orlando, FL | Rosen Shingle Creek

Facility Tours

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Take full advantage of your time in Orlando--add one of the following behind-the-scenes tours to your Facility Fusion registration. Each tour is US$20 per person.

Tours include front- and back-of-house areas and are guided by facility staff who will provide insight into project initiatives, sustainable/energy-efficient features, building upgrades, strategic space planning, innovative technologies and daily operations.

Day-of Tour Information: All tour registrants will need to check-in with registration prior to the tour to receive their badge and tour ticket. Tours will begin lining up 30 minutes prior to departure near registration. All tours will use shuttle transportation to the tour location and back to Rosen Shingle Creek.

Kennedy Space Center - SOLD OUT! -


Maximum: 55 Participants (High Security Tour)

*Notes*: All attendees must be pre-registered by March 9, 2015. Due to high security reasons, there will be no on-site registrations. Please line up at registration at 12:30pm for this tour. The shuttle will depart promptly from Rosen Shingle Creek at 1pm and leave NASA at 5:30pm. Please consider additional time for travel.

Registration will cut off six weeks prior to the tour for security processing. Non-US born visitors will need to provide naturalization and passport numbers. US citizens may have to provide Social Security numbers.

**Guests must wear long pants and closed, low-heeled shoes, no tank tops. Guests must be at least 18 years old. No sharp objects, backpacks, or coolers permitted.**

NASA's John F. Kennedy Space Center has helped set the stage for America's adventure in space for five decades. The spaceport has served as the departure gate for every American manned mission and hundreds of advanced scientific spacecraft.

With 6,000 acres of land and 7.8 million square feet of building area, Kennedy Space Center has more than 950 assets with a US$4.6 billion replacement value. The center also hosts the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge on Florida’s east coast, where nature and technology co-exist. The refuge includes about 140,000 acres on land and water, and provides a wide variety of habitats for more than 1,500 species of plants and animals.

Walk where astronauts tread. Step into the transfer aisle of the third largest building by volume, which has seen the Apollo, Shuttle and Commercial Crew program processed within its walls. Hear the challenges and opportunities that facility managers face with such a large operation, as well as their joy and pride.

Fleet and Facilities Management Compound

2:00pm - 5:00pm

Maximum: 55 Participants

An industry leader in providing turnkey solar solutions, ESA Renewables developed and constructed the 417.6 kilowatt (kW) roof-mounted photovoltaic solar array on the City of Orlando Fleet Maintenance Building. The installation of the solar array allowed ESA Renewables to work hand-in-hand with city government and the Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC) to help preserve Orlando’s natural resources and promote an environmentally friendly lifestyle.

The City of Orlando Fleet Maintenance Building solar project is fully operational and will generate approximately 590,000kWh annually, equivalent to powering about 54 average-sized homes and offsetting 2,375 vehicles gas emissions per year. The construction of the rooftop solar array brought 20 green jobs to the city and will provide US$800,000 in energy cost savings over the life of the project.

Learn how Orlando is investing in the next generation of clean, green energy, like solar, which will not only help the city prevent pollution; but also create new high-tech, high-wage jobs for its residents and further diversify the local economy.

Nemours Children's Hospital - Registration Closed! -

2:00pm - 5:00pm

Maximum: 100 Participants (High Security Tour)

*Notes*: All attendees must be pre-registered by March 30, 2015. Due to high security reasons, there will be no on-site registrations. All registered attendees must provide date of birth for security screening. State issued ID is required for this tour.

Tour a state-of-the-art academic pediatric hospital designed to deliver holistic, family-centered care. Input from an active advisory council of patient families informed every planning decision at NCH. Rooms are private and oversized to accommodate family members; common areas are designed for comfort; and treatment areas are scaled and supplied for the children who will use them.

In keeping with a mission emphasis on whole-child healing, the 60-acre campus and 630,000 square foot hospital are linked by a “hospital-in-a-garden” theme. Plantings that surround the building can be viewed from every patient room and most treatment areas; rooftop gardens provide therapy space for patients and respite for patients and family members. Inside, the garden theme blooms in a bright and varied color scheme; textural wall treatments; playful glass leaf etchings vining across a glass wall; and large, plentiful windows that brighten almost every patient area.