This workshop focuses on how agencies can apply performance contracting tools and resources to meet the new Energy Act of 2020 (EA20) requirements and greenhouse gas (GHG) targets by taking an agency through the planning and project development processes. Agencies will better understand how to integrate the new EA20 law (amended at 42 U.S.C.§ 8253(f)(4)) with the new Executive Order 14057 (Catalyzing Clean Energy Industries and Jobs Through Federal Sustainability) to meet their own missions-related objectives. Examples and considerations will be presented to help agencies evaluate technology categories in developing their project, including a brief tutorial on eProject Builder to demonstrate GHG reduction calculation capabilities.
Elizabeth Stuart, Program Manager, Researcher, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Read Bio
Elizabeth (Liz) Stuart has worked at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) since 2009. She leads software development and stakeholder engagement for eProject Builder, the U.S. Department of Energy's secure, web-based, energy project data management system. She has been lead or co-author on more than two dozen LBNL reports and peer-reviewed journal articles on a range of topics including energy service company industry market and project trends, measurement and verification, building energy benchmarking, and energy efficiency and demand response programs and policies.
Kurmit Rockwell, PE, CEM, LEED AP, U.S. Department of Energy Federal Energy Management Program Read Bio
Kurmit Rockwell serves as energy savings performance contract (ESPC) program manager where he oversees services, tools, and resources needed to assist agencies with implementing successful ESPC projects. Over a career spanning 25 years, Kurmit's work included engineering and all aspects of ESPC project implementation for federal, state, and local governments. His 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 Polytechnic Institute of New York University and a master's degree in building systems engineering from the University of Colorado. He is a registered professional engineer in multiple states.
Phil Voss, Senior Project Leader, National Renewable Energy Laboratory Read Bio
Phil Voss provides technical assistance for alternative financing programs and projects, supporting the the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program(FEMP) energy savings program contract (ESPC), utility energy service contract (UESC), and distributed energy initiatives. His work includes cross-coordination of these initiatives, performance-period support for ESPC projects, training development and delivery, and efforts to advance implementation of energy sales agreements at federal facilities. Phil also has experience managing project technical assistance, strategic energy planning, and representing National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) with a range of federal and non-federal clients. Phil has a B.S. in architectural engineering from North Carolina A&T State University.
Dr. Christine E. Walker, PhD, PE, CEM, LEED AP, Oak Ridge National Laboratory Read Bio
Dr. Christine E. Walker works at Oak Ridge National Laboratory's (ORNL) Integrated Building Deployment and Analysis in the Energy and Sciences Technology Division, supporting the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) for ESPC, ENABLE, and UESC projects. She provides technical assistance and training, performing engineering and economic analyses, managing the Life of Contract services and tracking project performance for FEMP's ESPC program in the implementation of energy, resiliency and cost savings projects at federal facilities. Prior to this position, Dr. Walker worked in industry for energy service companies for over ten years, in the development of performance contracting projects in the public, private and federal markets. She has over 20 years of experience in leading and managing project development and engineering teams, addressing comprehensive energy management in the commercial, institutional, residential and industrial markets through analytics and building performance analyses.
Dr. Walker received her doctorate in Building Technology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MBA from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business, and Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering and Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Illinois and is a licensed professional engineer in multiple states. Dr. Christine Walker provides technical support to the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP). She performs engineering and economic analyses for FEMP's ESPC program in the implementation of energy, resiliency, and cost savings projects at federal facilities. Prior to this position, Christine worked in industry for energy service companies for more than 10 years in the development of ESPC projects in the public, private, and federal markets. She has more than 20 years of experience in leading and managing project development and engineering teams and addressing comprehensive energy management in the commercial, institutional, residential, and industrial markets through analytics and building performance analyses. Christine received her doctorate in building technology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, her Master of Science in mechanical engineering, and her Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Illinois. She is a licensed professional engineer in six states.
Upon completion of this workshop, attendees will be able to:
- Assess the implementation requirements of EA20 using performance contracting to an agency's building portfolio of covered facilities;
- Identify how the E.O. 14057 fits in with the agency's performance contracting planning process to meet the 2032 and 2045 GHG emission reduction goals;
- Locate and apply available FEMP tools and resources in the planning and project development processes; and
- Evaluate technology categories and best practices for thinking outside of the box.