Daniel Acker

Christopher Gray

19-Oct-2018, 9:30-10:00AM

Session: Government Energy Management Success Stories

Track A | Energy Security & Government Energy Management| FEDEnergy Works

Shining Light on American History

Daniel Acker
Manager, Project Execution
Siemens Government

Christopher Gray
Executive Major Account Representative


In 2013, the National Park Service-National Capital Region (NPS) embarked on a $40 million Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) to reduce energy consumption and promote renewable energy initiatives. This project spanned 13 National Parks within the Capital Region, and is now providing NPS with $3 million annually in guaranteed energy cost savings. Further, the project included the implementation of 12 different Energy Conservation Measures (ECMs), providing infrastructure improvements across 75 different sites and over 450 different buildings within the Region. Principal among these scopes of work was the LED conversion of the Nation’s Capital Monuments and Memorials.

In cooperation with the NPS, the Washington, D.C. Commission of Fine Arts and the National Capital Planning Commission, the following Monuments and Memorials received LED lighting conversions: the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial, Martin Luther King Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial,National World War II Memorial,Korean War Veterans Memorial, the Marine Corps War Memorial, Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, Women in Military Service for America Memorial, and the Netherlands Carillion.

Throughout three years of design, mock-up reviews, and installation, exceptional care was taken to preserve the vision and intent of the original lighting designs at each Monument and Memorial. Color temperature, rendition, and specifically-focused optics were selected to replicate original lighting effects. Furthermore, each fixture was individually fine-tuned for precise, balanced illumination. LED luminaires were also chosen based on environmental consciousness of energy savings, reduced maintenance and operational costs, and extended fixture life.



Daniel Acker: As Manager of Project Execution, Daniel Acker has successfully delivered a project portfolio valued in excess of $500 million that spans across government, commercial, and military sectors. With a primary focus in energy conservation and sustainability, Dan also has significant experience in historic preservation, whole building restoration, and the application of preservation principles within sustainability projects. Dan also served as an Engineer Officer in the U.S. Army, Corps of Engineers, providing engineering and combat support across the U.S., Iraq, and Afghanistan. Dan earned his MBA from Virginia Commonwealth University, and a bachelor’s degree in Geology and Environmental Science from James Madison University.

Chris Gray: As an Executive Major Account Representative, Chris Gray has developed and executed major lighting projects across the country in both the public and private sectors.With a focus on LED conversions and advanced controls integration, Chris has over 18 years of experience in leveraging lighting to achieve energy conservation and sustainability goals in government, commercial, retail and industrial applications. Chris has also worked in data center infrastructure delivering projects for the Federal Government in mission critical environments.Chris earned his MBA from American University, and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Maryland.




Track: A Energy Security & Government Energy Management| FEDEnergy Works | Session: Government Energy Management Success Stories


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