Monday, Oct. 5 and Tuesday, Oct. 6
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Register for a facility tour when you register for the conference. Members of each facility’s FM, engineering and/or operations team will be available to answer questions. Be sure to register early; space is limited.
Pre-registered facility tour groups will meet at on-site registration (S220, Orange County Convention Center). Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure. All tours will depart promptly at 1:00 p.m. from the South Building of the convention center. Complimentary transportation will be provided from the OCCC to JetBlue, Lockheed Martin, Darden Restaurants and Lincoln Plaza and back.
Darden Restaurants Corporate Headquarters
Tour fee: US$5.00/person || 25 participants each day || Conference badge and closed-toe shoes required.
Headquartered in Orlando, Fla., Darden Restaurants Inc. (NYSE: DRI) is the world’s largest company owned and operated full-service restaurant company with almost US$6.7 billion in annual sales and approximately 180,000 employees. This Fortune 500 company owns and operates more than 1,700 restaurants including Red Lobster, Olive Garden, Long Horn Steakhouse, The Capital Grille, Bahama Breeze and Seasons 52.
The company will be relocating from multiple buildings in Orlando to a new restaurant support center (RSC) located on a 57 acre site. The RSC building consists of an approximately 470,000 square foot, three-story structure and a separate approximately 17,500 square foot single-story data center. This is a LEED® certified “Gold” submission facility. It has several unique characteristics such as use of non-potable water for flushing, single stream recycling program and bio-swales to collect runoff into five retention pond structures. The RSC facility will house some 1,300+ employees and will include a wellness center, fitness center, food service café and employee dining area, business center, coffee kiosk/company store, training center, several test kitchens, receiving dock area, mail center and administrative support office space.
Tour fee: US$5.00/person || Two groups of 20 each day || Picture ID and closed-toe shoes required.
Visit JetBlue’s world-class facilities—tour the simulator center and the hanger. Review the building control systems (fire, high expansion foam, lighting controls and HVAC controls), as well as flight simulators and aircraft TV installations. Please Note: The first 12 attendees to sign up for this tour will have the opportunity to ride in the flight simulator!
Lockheed Martin - SOLD OUT!
Tour fee: US$5.00/person || 50 participants each day || U.S. citizens are required to show a picture ID, sign in and fill out a questionnaire.
Permanent Resident Aliens must present a PRA/green card. A copy of the card should be faxed to the Security Office (+1-407-306-4506) prior to arrival for verification purposes. Attendees will not be able to gain access to the facility if they do not present an ID card. If entry is needed but the attendee does not have a PRA card, the attendee will be handled as a foreign national. All foreign national visitors must be processed through Export Control prior to the tour by submitting a Foreign National Visit request form. Once approved by Export Control, the request will be forwarded to security for entry into the database. Upon arrival, foreign national visitors must present their passport or they will be denied entry to the facility. All foreign national visitors must be escorted at all times within the facility.
Lockheed Martin’s Lake Underhill Facility (LUF) in east Orlando contains 15 separate buildings totaling more than one million square feet. The campus serves as the global headquarters for simulation, training and support (STS), an enterprise that provides strategic logistics systems and flight, ground, maritime and civil training solutions to customers worldwide. Supporting more than 3,000 employees, the facility also provides workspace for manufacturing, labs and corporate shared services.
Unique campus features include a common area known as the Spine. Nearly one-quarter mile long, this indoor, climate-controlled “main street” connects all of LUF’s major buildings, allowing employees to interact and collaborate. LUF has been selected as a showcase for energy, water and overall operational efficiency. The Orange County Utilities Water Division recently designated Lockheed Martin STS as a B.E.S.T. (Business for an Environmentally Sustainable Tomorrow) partner for its participation in water conservation projects. State-of-the-art LED luminaires provide 46 percent more illumination than traditional lighting, while also reducing watts used by more than 50 percent. Lockheed Martin is currently moving forward with Energy Star labeling and is under consideration for LEED certification.
Orange County Convention Center
NO FEE || 20 participants per day ||Conference badge and closed-toe shoes required.
Tour our event host facility, owned and operated by the Orange County government. The convention center was awarded a US$2.5 million grant from the state of Florida to be used, along with other funding sources, to install a one-megawatt rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) system. The largest PV system of its kind in the southeastern U.S., the solar panel project will be completed and celebrated on May 20, 2009, during the general session of the Green Cities Florida 2009 conference at the OCCC.
Attendees will visit key locations such as the exhibit hall, meeting rooms, back-of-house service areas, mechanical rooms and control locations including the climate-change education center, which will address the solar project.
Walt Disney World® Resort
Special discounted tour fee: US$89.00/person (This tour is normally US$99.00/person) || 200 participants each day.
Government issued ID and comfortable walking shoes required. Please Note: No one under the age of 16 is allowed in the backstage areas.
During this three-hour, behind-the-scenes adventure, the facilitators will share stories about the early days of Walt Disney’s career. Attendees will tour a variety of locations for an up-close look at Disney’s innovation. See places most guests don’t even know about for an incredible and entertaining experience you won’t soon forget! Participants receive a special Disney gift. Theme park admission is not included or required. Actual locations, or the order in which they are presented, are subject to change.
Tour sites may include: Disney’s Central Shops (journey backstage to the place where the “Can-Do People” create everything from parade floats to Audio-Animatronics® figures); Textile Services (visit the new state-of-the-art laundry facility, one the largest in the world); Main Street, U.S.A® (the “Utilidor” System: Journey beneath the Magic Kingdom® Park to visit support systems located in the “tunnel”).