The Energy Exchange provides access to the latest information from skilled subject matter experts, leading-edge technical information, and valuable new professional contacts from the federal energy management community. This year’s training offers 135 sessions organized into 15 tracks. Each session represents a distinct learning event and is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). Check out the latest Agenda at a Glance for an overview of tracks and sessions available.
|Energy 101||Optimal Building Performance Strategies||Resilience for Mission Assurance||Policy, Legislation, and Leadership|
|Core Energy Technologies||High Performance Buildings||Distributed Energy||Making the Business Case for Energy Management|
|Emerging Energy Technologies||Federal Fleet Management||Utility Partnerships for Savings, Efficiency, and Resilience||Solution Sets and Best Practices|
|Cyber and Control System Technologies||Integrated Master Planning||Performance and Alternative Contracting||Doing Business with the Federal Government*|
*Note: This is a separate technical track geared explicitly towards exhibitors in the trade show.
For attendees who pre-registered for Energy Exchange, quizzes will be available at the end of each business day. For those who register onsite, quizzes will be available shortly after the end of Energy Exchange. The minimum passing score is 80%. Attendees should use the following link to access their quizzes on the Whole Building Design Guide course portal: www.wbdg.org/energy-exchange-2017. Session quizzes will be available through September 22, 2017.
This track explores the fundamental components of energy project development; including auditing, lighting, HVAC, renewables and storage, and many other topics of interest to the novice energy manager. Learn more
The sessions in this track highlight new and emerging technologies which address fundamental building needs like auditing, HVAC, lighting, water, and building envelope. Successful deployment strategies from technology developers, federal and industry experts are also shared. Learn more
The focus of this track is the emerging technologies that are currently being implemented by early adopters and innovators. Technologies include integrated components of the Internet of Things, energy storage, diagnostics and controls, dynamic façade systems and advanced building materials. Success stories and deployment strategies from federal test bed programs and their successful demonstrators will also be shared. Learn more
We need to make sure the technologies we implement are secure and provide value. This track will provide attendees with a firm grounding in new technologies related to control systems and the Risk Management Framework (RMF) process required to accredit those systems for buildings Learn more
This track provides a collection of sessions focusing on optimal building management strategies. Session attendees will hear from leaders in the field who will provide insight on how to reduce energy cost through existing resources and performance enhancement. Learn more
Whether you are building new, renovating or maintaining existing buildings, come and learn strategies to cost effectively achieve your high performance building goals through the use of proven techniques in design, construction and project delivery. We will provide agency lessons learned, updates on codes and standards, and exciting results from the cutting edge for building performance. Learn more
This track will equip fleet and facility managers with tools to make their fleets more efficient and resilient. The track will focus on navigating federal regulations, fleet experiences with FleetDASH and FAST, cyber security issues, and exciting, new technologies like hydrogen fuel cells, electric vehicle supply equipment, telematics, and autonomous vehicles. Learn more
Master Planning is a comprehensive and inclusive process to integrate energy and sustainability into a portfolio and provide a roadmap for an efficient, useful, cost efficient and robust energy infrastructure system. This track explores several critical planning concepts to organize and improve existing energy-related resources and capabilities and develop actionable initiatives. Learn more
Every organization has a mission. Every mission faces potential disruptions from energy losses caused by power outages from unforeseen events. Through this track, you will learn practical approaches for developing the capabilities for your organization to continue its critical operations during times of disruptions. Learn more
The energy industry is transitioning from utility owned central plants towards the deployment of distributed energy (DE) systems. This track explores the different types of DE systems, technologies involved, energy storage, and procurement strategies. Attendees will gain a stronger understanding of the technological, economic and planning aspects of DE systems. Learn more
The sessions in this track explore how federal installations and utilities are working together to reduce costs, increase efficiency, and achieve resiliency in operations. Learn more
This track will enlighten and inspire attendees about the value of performance and alternative contracting mechanisms. Learn from experienced professionals about how to develop and implement your energy and infrastructure project. Learn more
The sessions that are offered in this track will examine federal energy and water policy in the form of executive orders, memoranda, and guidance; legislation currently pending in Congress; and leadership indicatives underway that could impact your organization’s energy and water management strategies and programs. Learn more
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. Learn more
Attendees who participate in this track will have an interactive discussion with key stakeholders from federal agencies, industry, finance, and utilities who have implemented projects that delivered energy reduction, new infrastructure and improved resiliency. Panelists will share lessons learned from their experiences on completed projects with clarity and candor. Learn more
In this four session track, seasoned experts will share the fundamental things you want to know for successful business interactions with the federal government. These sessions are geared toward exhibitors and will provide lessons learned and share pathways to successful business opportunities. Learn more