FEMP 50: Tools and Resources to Meet Agency Goals  

Education Type: 
Live Online
1 hour
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (ET)
0.2 CEU
Sponsored by: 

DOE Federal Energy Management Program - FEMP

This FEMP 50 offering focuses on the fact that federal facilities are being asked to meet multiple energy, water, fleet, and climate goals. This can sometimes feel overwhelming if you don't know where to start - or what publicly available tools and resources are there to help. This training will provide an overview of the tools and resources available at the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) that agencies can use to help enhance the efficiency, resilience, and sustainability of their facilities and fleets. By attending this training, you'll get a quick overview of how FEMP is working to: address low-cost facility operations improvements; provide resources for fleet electrification; help agencies track and report progress; support agencies in implementing performance contracting vehicles such as Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPCs) and Utility Energy Service Contracts (UESCs) and in procuring carbon pollution-free electricity (CFE).


Chris Tremper, Program Analyst, FEMP  

Chris Tremper has more than 25 years of experience providing analytical support to the U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP). From 1990 to 2008, he managed multiple energy analysis contracts supporting FEMP, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the U.S. Forest Service. He has developed and implemented energy data reporting protocols that have endured for more than a generation, accommodating the evolving needs and policy goals during that time. Tremper joined FEMP as a federal government employee in 2008. Most recently, he provided key data and analytical support to the White House Council on Environmental Quality to help frame new federal goals and assisted agencies in revising greenhouse gas reduction targets under Executive Order 13693. Tremper has a bachelor's degree from Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio.

Nael Nmair, Program Manager, Auditing, Operations and Maintenance, Re-tuning, DOE: Department of Energy - Federal Energy Management Program  

Program Manager, Auditing, Operations and Maintenance, Re-tuning, DOE: Department of Energy - Federal Energy Management Program

Kendall Kam, Program Manager for both the Treasure Hunt and 50001 Ready Programs, DOE: Department of Energy - Federal Energy Management Program  

Mr. Kam serves as the Program Manager for Treasure Hunt, an onsite three-day event that engages cross- functional teams of employees in the process of identifying operational and maintenance (O&M) energy efficiency improvements. This process empowers plant personnel to discover energy-saving opportunities while simultaneously building a culture of continuous improvement. 50001 Ready is the U.S. DOE's program that recognizes facilities and organizations that attest to the implementation of an ISO 50001-based energy management system. The program is a self-paced, no-cost way for organizations to build a culture of structured energy improvement that leads to deeper and sustained savings that does not require any external audits or certifications.

Mr. Kam also served for 16 years as the Energy Program Manager for the U.S. Naval Facilities Engineering Command Pacific (NAVFAC Pacific). He provided utilities and shore energy program management leadership to Navy and Marine Corps shore activities in Hawaii, Guam, Japan, Okinawa, Korea, Singapore and Diego Garcia.

Kurmit Rockwell, ESPC Program Manager, Department of Energy, Federal Energy Management Program  

Kurmit serves as ESPC program manager where he oversees services, tools, and resources needed to assist agencies with implementing successful ESPC projects. Over a career spanning more than 25 years, Kurmit's work included all aspects of ESPC project development, implementation, and performance for federal, state, and local governments. His other work in the public and private sector energy services industry has focused on evaluation and implementation of energy and water cost saving technologies, smart building energy optimization services, renewable energy systems, and demand side management. He holds a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from New York University Tandon School of Engineering (formerly Polytechnic University) and a master's degree in Building Systems Engineering from the University of Colorado. He is a registered professional engineer in multiple states, a Certified Energy Manger, and is a LEED Accredited Professional.

Jefferey Murrell, Program Manager for the Federal Energy-Intense Facilities (EIF), U.S. Department of Energy - Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP)  

Jefferey Murrell is program manager for the Federal Energy-Intense Facilities (EIF) program in U.S. DOE's Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) and is a licensed professional engineer. He also serves as a Program Manager for the Federal Metering and Federal Energy Management and Information System (EMIS) programs. He currently supports the Federal Healthy Building Toolkit (HBT) and Federal Energy Efficient Product Procurement (EEPP) programs. Jeff graduated from Vanderbilt University with a B.S. in general engineering and graduated from Columbia Southern University with a master's in public administration. He is currently matriculating at California Southern University in the Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) program, with a focus on energy resiliency and EMIS development/planning.

Tracy Niro, Program Manager, U.S. Department of Energy  

Tracy Niro is the Utility Program manager at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP). Tracy is a recognized expert in energy policy, federal utility service contracting, and utility energy service contracts. She also oversees electric and natural gas utility acquisitions for DOE sites nationwide and serves as the chair of the Federal Utility Partnership Working Group. Tracy was a 2009 Presidential Management Fellow, has completed detail assignments to the White House Council on Environmental Quality and the International Energy Agency, and was awarded a Fulbright Professional Scholarship to conduct energy research in Australia. Tracy began her career as a staff accountant for an investor-owned utility and has 20 years of experience in the energy industry including past experience leading the DOE FEMP Power Purchase Agreement Program and serving as coordinator for floating offshore wind regulation in Hawaii at the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in economics from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, earned her Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego School of Law.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, attendees will be able to:

  • Recognize FEMP's achievements in federal energy and water savings to date
  • Identify low-cost facility operation improvements in use today
  • Become familiar with FEMP's performance contracting and Project Facilitator offerings
  • Examine carbon pollution-free electricity procurement avenues for federal agencies
  • Identify what resources are available for fleet electrification and how to use them
Federal Agencies and Facility Criteria: