Track A : Energy Security & Government Energy Management | FedEnergy Works
Chair: Keith Benson, Director, Energy: Navy Installations Command
The Federal government has made significant advancements across all Federal agencies to enhance energy security by developing comprehensive and sustainable energy programs. This session will highlight the results of specific agencies that continue to lead by example and build everlasting energy cultures. Panel members represent the very best and will present leadership video case studies and/or presentations, followed by a panel discussion and Q/A.
• Department of Defense (DOD): Mr. Jeff Johnson, Chief Information Officer (CIO), Navy District Washington
• Department of Energy (DOE): Ms. Sandrine Schultz,National Laboratory Policy Director, Department of Energy
• Veterans Administration (VA): Mr. Allan Federman, VISN Lead Engineer for VA Sierra Pacific Network
• Stanford University: Ms. Sila Kiliccote, Staff Scientist, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC), Palo Alto, CA
The cities of Atlanta and Chicago are moving the needle in energy efficiency initiatives, as demonstrated through their participation in the City Energy Project, the successful energy benchmarking challenge programs of Retrofit Chicago and the Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge, and the city policies to promote efficiency investments in their commercial and municipal building stocks that they’ve put in place. These achievements are due to successful local partnerships between the cities and key stakeholders. ComEd has worked with the City of Chicago on providing customer access to energy usage data to comply with the City of Chicago’s Benchmarking Ordinance. They have also partnered on providing customer support and training for the ComEd Energy Usage Data System (EUDS) through the City of Chicago Help Center. Over 940 property owners and 3,400 properties are enrolled and using the EUDS system. The Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge is a partnership that includes the City of Atlanta, the City’s major commercial districts and Southface as the core partner providing technical assistance for the program. Southface is a non-profit focused on inspiring market based solutions working at the nexus of the social, natural and built environment. Southface is able to create this impact through education, research, advocacy and technical assistance supporting homes workplaces and communities. This session will be an informal panel discussion and Q&A discussing successes, challenges, lessons learned, and what’s next for these two cities.
• Amy Jewel, Senior City Advisor, City Energy Project, Chicago
• Andrea Pinabell, LEED AP, President, Southface Energy Institute
• Kevin Bricknell, Energy Data Services Program Manager, ComEd
• Megan O'Neil, Energy Programs Manager, City of Atlanta| Mayor's Office of Resilience
Track D : Energy Manager's Summit
Chair: Tim Janos, B.E.P., C.D.S.M., C.E.A., C.E.M., C.R.M., C.S.D.P.,, President, Spectrum Energy Concepts, Inc.
This Roundtable is presented by a collection of seasoned Energy Professionals possessing divergent backgrounds including members working for ESCOs & Associations, those working as Independent Energy Consultants, Organizations promoting energy efficiency, as well as former Governmental Energy Experts. Designed to let you discover everything you ever wanted to know (and likely some things you did NOT want to know) about the various aspects of working in the broad energy arena, these participants will share successes, failures, and thoughts on how to succeed. Geared heavily to audience participation, this is your opportunity to ask the things you always wanted to know but couldn’t find anyone with enough experience to give you a great answer. Sure to be both thought provoking and possibly controversial, you can benefit from the experience scars earned in the approximate 130 years of cumulative energy practice that will be offered for your entertainment and delight.
• Catherine Luthin, President, Luthin Associates, Inc.
• Graham Thorsteinson, Chief Technical Officer, Energy One Consulting
• Monica Sain, Mechanical Engineering Student, Auburn University
• Eric Berger, C.E.M., Energy Engineer, Midwest Mechanical, Inc.