T08-S02 Performance Contracting to Meet Energy Act 2020 Mandates  

Education Type: 
Live On-Site
1.5 hours
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (ET)

Cincinnati, OH

0.2 CEU

This training session outlines options for using performance contracting to meet Energy Act 2020 mandates for implementing energy conservation measures (ECM) in covered facilities. Speakers will compare the various performance contracting mechanisms and the use of partnerships on federal projects. The session will review various performance contracting options like energy savings performance contracts (ESPCs), utility energy service contracts (UESCs), ENABLE, and highlight opportunities to leverage funding from programs such as Energy Resilience Conservation Investment Program (ERCIP), AFFECT, and utility rebates and incentives. Attendees will also learn about the tools and training available from the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP), and how to begin the process of initiating a performance contract.


Cara Carmichael, Director for Federal Buildings, Net-Zero Emissions Buildings Team Lead, Council on Environmental Quality, Executive Office of the President

Ira Birnbaum, Program Manager, FEMP/Federal Energy Efficiency Fund, U.S. Department of Energy

Kurmit Rockwell, ESPC Program Manager, U.S. Department of Energy, Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP)

Gopal Shiddapur, Vice-President for Federal Project Development, NORESCO

John Bethea, Senior Business Consultant, Honeywell

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this session attendees will:

  • Identify Energy Act 2020 requirements as it relates to the use of performance contracts;
  • Recognize how performance contracts can be used to achieve Executive Order 14057 goals;
  • Identify FEMP resources available to assist agencies in executing performance contracts;
  • Identify the types of performance contracts; and
  • Identify examples of executed performance contracts and how do they align with these mandates and goals.
Federal Agencies and Facility Criteria: