Amanda Cambre

17-Oct-2018, 2:30 - 3:00PM

Session: Energy Management 101

Track E | Energy Basics

Utility Bill Analysis & Energy Accounting 101

Amanda Cambre
Senior Program Manager
Abraxas Energy Consulting


The foundation of any energy management program is timely, accurate, and meaningful information. Decisions regarding energy investments, business changes, and process improvements are more cost effective and yield higher savings when they are based on an accurate picture of the organizations energy requirements. This starts with benchmarking current efficiency levels, establishing attainable goals and strategically planning and implementing incremental actions that will produce the results desired by the organization. While serving as the Energy Manager for the Texas Army National Guard, we completed a facility energy benchmarking study followed by an energy master planning workshop resulting in the first endorsed energy management master plan for the organization. This cross functional input from non-energy related directorates created a more meaningful, effective and, most importantly, leadership endorsed energy management plan. The organizational support for the energy management program that resulted from this process allowed for targeted investments that resulted in significant energy savings for the organization. For the TXARNG, we initiated energy audits at our bottom quartile of facilities and developed deep energy efficiency retrofit projects. There were also several significant operational savings opportunities identified through the facility energy benchmarking process and audits that we were able to correct with low or no cost actions. This presentation will detail the measures developed from the TXARNG benchmarking and energy master planning process and specific actions taken that provided the biggest bang for the buck. Topics include: • Specific guidance resulting from Benchmarking/Master Planning Process • Turning that guidance into actionable tasks • Operational and Behavioral measures immediately implemented • Capital projects developed and scheduled • Measurement of success • Keeping the program going

Bio Amanda Cambre is the Resource Management Services Program Manager at CLEAResult. She provides support for the benchmarking and energy master planning services for portfolio facility owners and organizations with a focus on schools and governmental partners. In addition to those services she develops and administers high touch behavioral and operational energy efficiency measures that capture savings for organizations through low and no cost adjustments to normal operations. Prior to joining CLEAResult, Mrs. Cambre served as the High Performance Buildings Program Manager for the South-central Partnership for Energy Efficiency as a Resource (SPEER) where she worked on initiatives and research related to energy efficiency in buildings. Prior to that she served as the Energy Manager for the Texas Army National Guard’s 5.5 MSF facility inventory across 96 sites throughout the state of Texas. Mrs. Cambre graduated with honors from the University of Texas’ School of Architecture with a B.S. in Architectural Studies. She obtained her Project Management Professional, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design – Building Design and Construction Associated Professional, and Certified Energy Manager certifications to further develop her understanding and capabilities related to high performance buildings. She currently serves as the Association of Energy Engineer’s Austin San Antonio Chapter President and is involved in supporting energy efficiency in her community.


Track: E Energy Basics | Session: Energy Management 101