Jennifer DuPlessis

Marcia Coker

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29-Sep-2017, 9:30-10:00AM

 
Session: Energy Master Planning/Energy Management Case Studies

Track C | Energy Manager's Summit


Been Through Hail: Making Energy Management a Priority During Crisis

Jennifer DuPlessis
Executive Director of Operations
Wylie Independent School District

Marcia Coker
Facilities Manager
Wylie Independent School District

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At one point or another, most professionals in energy management have experienced difficulty in fostering engagement and commitment to energy management initiatives. This difficulty is compounded when an organization is faced with other pressing and significant challenges, which may often occur to profitability or performance. These challenges can be exceedingly more difficult to overcome when a public organization in the midst of facility management change is faced with a significant storm event that causes catastrophic damage to facilities throughout the community. As an organization faces the aftermath of such storm damage, it also may face many opportunities to maximize energy efficiency initiatives, but must be approached with new and creative strategies to keep energy top-of-mind. This session will explore the case study of Wylie ISD after a significant hail storm caused over $60 million worth of damage to the 20-school community and how opportunities were seized to maximize the advantage of insurance proceeds to benefit facilities, energy efficiency, and the community. Strategies, design choices, energy conservation measures, and change management solutions will be reviewed.



 

Track: C Energy Manager's Summit | Session: Energy Master Planning/Energy Management Case Studies

 

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