Energy management is proven to be effective and a smart way to improve your bottom line. This track will focus on the value of energy efficiency and how organizations can use proven financial technics, tools, and data to achieve energy savings through the business of energy management. Explore the sessions below:
Cost of Energy Security and Resilience
Date: Tuesday, August 15, 10:30am – 12:00pm
Description: This session will focus on the performance costs for resilience, including microgrids, redundancy, and energy surety, and the cost of incorporating mission critical assets, services, and functions.
Valuing Energy Efficiency
Date: Tuesday, August 15, 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Description: The session focuses on energy efficiency and sustainability in the commercial and public building space. A commercial building owner will explain how he/she has adapted his/her processes to ensure that he/she realizes the full value of energy efficiency and sustainability upgrades, and the General Services Administration (GSA) will present research results from the GSA Green Building Performance 2016 study.
Using Data for Making Your Business Case
Date: Tuesday, August 15, 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Description: Data is everywhere and abundant, but it is not always clear how it can best be used to justify your business case. This session will discuss how best to organize and present your data in terms that relate to executive-level decision-makers and other non-engineering stakeholders.
Resource Efficiency Managers
Date: Wednesday, August 16, 8:30am – 10:00am
Description: This session will focus on the benefits of implementing a Resource Efficiency Managers (REM) program—guarantee energy reduction and cost avoidance in three areas: (1) financial performance metrics, (2) operational energy applications (and metrics), and (3) energy resiliency applications (and metrics). The REM program implements strategies and plans to eliminate energy and additional associated costs. Experts in implementing from both the private sector and government will provide their experience with the overall REM economic performance statistics.
Date: Wednesday, August 16, 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Description: Alternative financing mechanisms are critical to agencies’ abilities to achieve comprehensive energy savings with limited funding. This session will provide guidance to federal energy managers and decision makers, contractors (including energy service companies), engineers, and other stakeholders in federal energy projects toward a set of solutions, including deep energy retrofit best practices and guidance to maximize combined funding that will allow federal agencies to achieve federal energy mandates and support their missions in a cost- and resource-efficient manner.
Triple Bottom Line and Non-Monetary Benefits of Energy/Water Projects
Date: Wednesday, August 16, 10:30am – 12:00pm
Description: This session will highlight intangible benefits of energy and water savings projects including resilience, critical infrastructure needs, environmental, occupant health and improved productivity. Strategies outlined in this session will provide ideas on how to make financial decisions utilizing smart building strategies.
The Cost of Not Commissioning Your Building
Date: Wednesday, August 16, 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Description: Simple commissioning activities can save you money and maintenance headaches. This session will focus on the real costs of not commissioning your building. We will review the entire cycle of “commissioning”—from new construction to retro-commissioning to on-going commissioning. We will also provide a “deeper dive” into ongoing continuous commissioning.
Maturity and Value of Energy Efficiency
Date: Thursday, August 17, 8:30am – 9:30am
Description: The session covers the past, present, and future of life-cycle decision-making as well as accounting methodologies and principles to identify the true value of properties. Specifically, the session covers the current life-cycle cost analysis procedures and discussion around net present value, understanding first cost and future cost, and demonstration of the U.S. Department of Energy Asset Scoring Tool.
Properly Valuing Water (Resilience)
Date: Thursday, August 17, 9:45am – 11:15am
Description: This session will focus on the critical issue of recognizing the economic value of water and need for maintaining water infrastructure. Managing water as an economic good is an important way of encouraging conservation and protection of water resources.