ePB for UESC: Enhancing Project Comprehension and Transparency with eProject Builder  

Education Type: 
Live Online
Duration: 
1.5 Hours
Level: 
Introductory
Date: 
05-19-2021
Time: 
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
FEMP IACET: 
0.2 CEU

This webinar will educate attendees (federal employees, utility and ESCO representatives) on how they can use eProject Builder for their UESC projects. It will emphasize the standardization and transparency benefits of ePB and instruct prospective users on how to use the Excel-based ePB "data template" and on-line user interface to develop, and ultimately archive, their project.

Instructors

Elizabeth Stuart, Program Manager, Lawrence Berkeley National LaboratoryL  

Elizabeth (Liz) Stuart is a researcher and program manager with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's (LBNL) Electricity Markets and Policy Department. Since joining the Lab in 2009, Liz has been lead or co-author on more than two dozen LBNL reports, policy briefs, and peer-reviewed journal articles on topics including energy service company industry market and project trends, building energy benchmarking, and energy efficiency programs and policies, and measurement and verification. Liz leads software development and stakeholder engagement for eProject Builder, the U.S Department of Energy's secure, web-based, energy project data management system. Prior to joining LBNL, Liz garnered more than 12 years of experience as a development manager in the entertainment software industry. She also worked in the City of Berkeley mayor's office on the Berkeley first solar financing program (the progenitor of Property Assessed Clean Energy, or PACE, financing). Liz holds an MBA in sustainable management from Presidio Graduate School in San Francisco and a Bachelor's degree in radio/tv/film from the University of Arizona.

Deb Vasquez, Senior Program Leader, National Renewable Energy Laboratory  

Deb Vasquez is the National Renewable Energy Laboratory technical lead for the Federal Energy Management Program's utility energy service contract team. She provides technical support, training, and resource development for federal government energy projects that leverage utility industry capabilities and private financing to improve federal government facilities infrastructure.

Phil Coleman, Program Manager, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory  

Phil Coleman has worked at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) since 1996. He is a technical advisor to the Federal Energy Management Program's (FEMP) ESPC program, focusing particularly on utility rates and measurement and verification of savings. Phil also spearheades an initiative to educate federal facilities on efficiency and renewable project incentives, demand response, utilities procurement, and “rate-responsive building operation.” Internationally, he has advised governments in Mexico, India, Chile, and Jordan on developing public sector energy conservation programs. Phil received his bachelor's degree from Earlham College (1986) and his master of science in energy management and policy from the University of Pennsylvania (1994). He also holds the Association of Energy Engineers' Certified Energy Manager (CEM) and Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP) designations.

Hannah Stratton, Program Manager, LBNL  

Program manager for Berkeley Lab's Energy Technologies Area (ETA). She supports a number of energy efficiency programs within ETA's portfolio, conducting research and analysis and providing programmatic management, development, and support. This includes eProject Builder, for which she contributes to software development, stakeholder engagement, and training.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this webinar, attendees will:

  • Recognize the standardization and transparency benefits of ePB for UESC projects;
  • Understand the seven UESC ePB schedules and how they interrelate;
  • Manipulate schedule variables – e.g., interest and escalation rates, ECM prices, and savings – to conduct sensitivity analyses on a UESC project;
  • Comprehend that use of the ePB data template provides substantial benefits even for agencies who don't plan to use the ePB on-line system;
  • Develop a compelling argument for why your utility(ies) should use ePB for your UESC(s).

**As a prerequisite we urge registrants to either take one of the live ePB "introductory webinars." The next two are on April 27th and May 13th at 1:00 PM (EST) (see below). Or to view the recorded "introductory demonstration and training webinar" located in the "Prerequisites" section to the right of the training description.**

Federal Agencies and Facility Criteria: