We all know facility managers are charged with moving their facilities toward best practices for utility management as a result of many factors—a desire for cost savings, environmental stewardship, federal or local regulations, and more. The facility manager's role in utility management is to look for efficiencies at the individual component level, the system level, and the organization level. By maximizing the efficiency and usability of the building, facility management can best support the goals of the O&M business and the mission of the organization.

Join us for this in-depth Facilities Summit as we gather with industry experts to review energy audits, codes, benchmarking, and retro-commissioning best practices for facilities managers. You'll come away from this event with a stronger understanding of energy audit best practices, how to achieve ultra-high performance through new technology, and much more.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the relationship between energy codes, benchmarking ordinances, and building performance standards
  • Learn about the expanded role of existing building efficiency in carbon reduction goals and the opportunity it presents
  • Get current on laws and corporate trends that are amplifying the need for efficient, high-performing buildings
  • Become familiar with the status of the zero energy and carbon-neutral buildings industry today, including key market trends that are dramatically expanding this market
  • Learn about how today's zero energy and carbon-neutral buildings are achieving ultra-high performance through leading-edge technology deployment and operations strategies
  • Assess how large-scale policy trends like electrification and building-grid integration impact the operation of facilities now and in the future
  • Review best practices for energy audits
  • Learn how retro-commissioning plays into your energy efficiency strategy

Agenda

10:00 AM

Welcome

10:05 AM

How We Get to Zero Carbon Buildings: Teaching Old Buildings New Tricks

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Speaker:
Amy Boyce
Associate Director of Codes and Technical Strategy
IMT (Institute for Market Transformation)

Buildings play a big role in when - and if - we reach net-zero carbon emissions. Energy efficiency expert and mechanical engineer Amy Boyce of the Institute for Market Transformation explains the role of improved energy codes and existing building performance standards in the quest to get to zero-carbon buildings, and their impact on everyday operations.

11:05 AM

30-Minute Sponsored Session:

Ensuring Energy Efficiency with Drone Data

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Speaker:
Katie O' Leary
Director of Product Marketing
Drone Deploy

Never has there been a more important time for responsible utility management and ethical environmental stewardship than today. In this session, learn how drone technology maximizes asset insights and promotes both worker and building efficiency on-site. Whether performing building inspections, verifying regulation compliance, or retro-commissioning, drone data adds a reliable, referenceable record of work done.

11:35 AM

Your Guide to Conducting Energy Audits

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Speaker:
James L. Newman, CEM, LEED AP BD+C, OPMP, BEAP, FESD, FASHRAE
Managing Partner
Newman Consulting Group

Energy and other utility costs are often the most expensive part of running a business - second only to human resources (wages and benefits). Conducting an energy audit, also called an energy analysis or commercial energy assessment is the first step toward reducing Cost of Ownership and improving the bottom line. A building owner or facility manager may be able to address the results of the energy audit without much intervention. During the session, Jim Newman will discuss the important aspects of energy audit and how to take the information provided during the audit to actionable projects that can save you significant money and energy use.

Retro-Commissioning is typically applied to existing buildings with a goal to identify how to improve the efficiency and operation of energy consuming systems and equipment such as the heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC), interior and exterior lighting, service water usage and heating. Retro-Commissioning is typically a four-step process that begins with an analysis of an existing building through study of energy and water efficiency and operation and benchmarking with peer buildings. It prioritizes a list of potential capital improvements from lowest to highest. The process develops a plan to implement energy efficiency and operational improvements. At the conclusion of retro-commissioning, documentation including findings and improvements is provided and is carried into long term operator processes in the building.

12:35 PM

10 Minute Break

12:45 PM

15-Minute Sponsored Session:

Energy Efficiency Savings: Beyond Your Utilities Rebate

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Speaker:
Mark Goudreault, C.E.M.
Account Executive, Energy Efficiency
CPower Energy Managment

Utilize your load to save through energy efficiency programs and earn future dollars through Demand Response. An under-utilized program, the PJM Energy Efficiency Capacity Rewards allows your facility to get money back for completing projects that reduce your kW demand on the grid. Ensure that your utility rebate processors are taking advantage of this additional revenue stream that can help lower a project's ROI, or go towards future EE projects. In addition, by stacking other programs such as Demand Response (DR) and Synchronous Reserves (SR), you can utilize energy curtailment to continue to receive revenue going forward. CPower helps you take advantage of these programs by being a program aggregator, bridging the gap between you and the electric grid. The largest DR Aggregator in the world's largest wholesale electric market (PJM), CPower is a trusted partner that can help you drive these savings home.

1:00 PM

Getting to Zero Energy and Carbon Neutral Facilities: Trends, Technology, and Transformation

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Speaker:
Alexi Miller
Associate Technical Director
New Buildings Institute

New Buildings Institute has been tracking the zero-energy building sector for over a decade and is currently tracking over 700 zero energy verified and emerging buildings across North America! Alexi Miller, NBI Associate Technical Director, will draw from this industry-leading dataset to identify key technologies and strategies from these leading buildings and help shine a light on what's next for facilities. Key topics covered include the state of the zero-energy / carbon-neutral buildings market, critical trends like building system electrification and building-grid integration, and relevant changes coming to codes and standards. The talk will cover topics relevant to all major space types in new and existing commercial and multifamily buildings.

2:00 PM

Wrap Up

Speakers

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Amy Boyce
Associate Director of Codes and Technical Strategy
IMT (Institute for Market Transformation)

Amy is IMT's Associate Director of Codes and Technical Strategy. As such, she develops and deploys local, state, and national level strategies to achieve broad-scale transformation through codes and building technology.

Amy's extensive experience in the DC market has spanned the areas of building design and construction, sustainability, and energy efficiency. Her work includes the role of Director of Engineering at Green Generation Solutions, where she led a team in performing energy audits and designing solutions for energy and cost savings for a variety of commercial buildings. Prior to that, Amy worked as a mechanical engineer and served as the Technical Specialist for all energy-related credits in the LEED department at the U.S. Green Building Council.

Amy earned her MBA from Georgetown University and holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University. She is a licensed engineer, Certified Energy Manager, and a LEED AP.

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Alexi Miller
Associate Technical Director
New Buildings Institute

Alexi has spent more than a decade working to transform the built environment through energy efficiency programs, best practices guidance, and policy development. He is the Associate Technical Director at NBI and is NBI's lead engineer. He brings insight and analysis about cutting-edge technologies and strategies to diverse stakeholders as part of a wide-ranging effort to improve the energy performance of the built environment. Alexi leads several programs and initiatives at NBI including the GridOptimal Initiative, the Public Buildings Portfolio Management Initiative, the Getting to Zero Buildings Database, and FirstView. Alexi has expertise in a range of topics including zero-energy and zero-carbon buildings, code and policy, building controls, deep energy savings retrofits, and emerging technologies. Prior to joining NBI in 2013, he spent six years at The Cadmus Group. Alexi is a registered Professional Engineer in Mechanical Engineering in Oregon and is a LEED accredited professional. He is fully fluent in Spanish and conversationally fluent in Portuguese.

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James L. Newman, CEM, LEED AP BD+C, OPMP, BEAD, FESD, FASHRAE
Managing Partner
Newman Consulting Group

Jim Newman is one of the country's most experienced energy efficiency and green building professionals. Known as the “Dean of Green,” Jim is a national and international speaker, trainer, consultant, and a recognized expert on sustainability and Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) — especially as it relates to curbing the spread of viruses such as the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) that causes COVID-19.

Jim is Owner/Managing Partner of Newman Consulting Group headquartered in Farmington Hills, MI. He is a Certified Energy Manager (CEM), a LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP BD+C), an ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer (DL), an Operations and Performance Management Professional (OPMP), and a Building Energy Assessment Professional (BEAP). Jim has been recognized by industry peers as a Fellow of ASHRAE (FASHRAE) and a Fellow of the Engineering Society of Detroit (FESD).

He received a BSME from Tufts University, Boston, MA, and continued his education for an MBA degree at the University of Detroit and Wayne State University in Detroit, MI.

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Katie O' Leary
Director of Product Marketing
DroneDeploy

Katie O'Leary is the Director of Product Marketing at DroneDeploy, driving go-to-market strategy and customer engagement. With 10 years of digital marketing experience, Katie has supported DroneDeploy's international expansion while helping the company reach the 5,000 customer milestone. Katie grew up in the Bay Area where she currently lives with her husband and two children. Katie has a bachelor's degree in Marketing from Bentley University.

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Mark Goudreault, C.E.M.
Account Executive, Energy Efficiency
CPower Emergy Management

Mark Goudreault brings more than a decade of experience in engineering to CPower's growing energy efficiency team, where he believes in helping partners optimize their energy use while helping the electric grid and the environment. As the former Vice President of Engineering at an energy consulting firm, he believes in the power and good that comes from building solid relationships with customers and monetizing their energy efficiency projects through local programs and deregulated energy markets. Mark holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Colorado State University.



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