Past Events

Date/Time Event
04/16/2019
12:00 PM
Webinar: Combined Heat and Power for Academic Facilities

Webinar: Combined Heat and Power for Academic Facilities

Join the Department of Energy’s Upper-West and Southcentral CHP TAPs, AASHE and IFMA on Tuesday, April 16, 12-1PM Central for a webinar on trends, opportunities, and challenges of Combined Heat and Power systems in academic facilities. This interactive webinar will cover the drivers and strategies that have helped academic facilities successfully adopt CHP as well as discuss lessons learned and best practices. Subject matter experts will share information about technologies, procurement and operations, management and maintenance as well as opportunities for improved resilience related to CHP. Register >>>

PANELISTS:

• Carlos Gamarra, P.E., CEM –  Assistant Director,  Department of Energy Southcentral CHP TAP 

• Roger Copeland, P.E., – Principal,  Jacobs Engineering

• Jimmy Gresham, LEED GA – Director of Facilities, Wesleyan University

 

WEBINAR ATTENDEES WILL:

  Learn about different CHP technologies
  Hear case studies of operating CHP at academic facilities from facility management staff
  Become informed about federally funded Technical Assistance including:
      Free CHP screening of your facility
      Free 3rd party reviews of vendor proposals
  Understand current and future rebates, incentives and tax advantages available with CHP

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

• Academic Facility Admins
• Academic Facility Managers
• Energy Managers
• Service/Maintenance staff
• Contractors
• Engineers

Link to recorded webinar

PDF presentation

PARTNERS:

DOE’s CHP Technical Assistance Partnerships (CHP TAPs) promote and assist in transforming the market for CHP, waste heat to power, and district energy technologies/concepts throughout the United States. Learn more.

02/26/2019
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Combined Heat and Power (CHP) at Health Care Facilities

The Department of Energy’s CHP Technical Assistance Partnerships is leading a webinar on the opportunities and applications for Combined Heat and Power (Cogeneration or CHP) at health care facilities.

Please join us on February 26, 2019 at 11 am CST for an interactive conversation about CHP benefits, federally funded engineering services, case studies and opportunities for your hospital.

Register >>>

 

WEBINAR ATTENDEES WILL:

  • Learn about different CHP technologies
  • Learn about federally funded Technical Assistance including:
    • Free CHP screening of your facility
    • Free 3rd party reviews of vendor proposals
  • Hear case studies of operating CHP at hospitals from facility staff
  • Understand current and future rebates, incentives, and tax advantages available with CHP

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • Hospital Administrators
  • Hospital Facility Managers
  • Energy Managers
  • Service/Maintenance Staff
  • Contractors
  • Engineers

Register Today! 

 

DOE’s CHP Technical Assistance Partnerships (CHP TAPs) promote and assist in transforming the market for CHP, waste heat to power, and district energy technologies/concepts throughout the United States.

01/21/2019
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Minimizing the Risk of Cyber Attacks: An IWMS Panel Discussion

The wireless interaction between building devices on the Internet has never been easier to achieve. Such interaction of networked components yields essential FM data, but it also provides cyber criminals with the ability to attack an organization’s enterprise network. Such cyberattacks are occurring with increased frequency – it is no longer a question of if your facility’s control systems will undergo a cyberattack, but when. This webinar will consist of a panel of two major IWMS vendors discussing how they address a number of cyber security issues related to market segmentation, technology, integration, resilience, vendor responsibilities and focus, and future trends. Following an introduction by the panel moderator on the current state of cybercrime/security best practices, the panelists will discuss their company’s status, approach to the issues above, followed by questions from the attendees

Panelists:

Eric Teicholz, IFMA Fellow, President, Graphic Systems, Inc.

John McGee, IFMA Fellow, President, Archibus

Erik Jaspers, Product Strategy & Innovation Officer, Planon

Register Here!

 

Link to past presentation here.

12/12/2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Shift Happens Webinar
Shift Happens Webinar

Please join us for an interactive webinar led the Community Leaders of ESUS, IT, REAL & WE Who will share the TOP THREE SHIFTS impacting their community of practice.

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Exploring 3 Top Shifts: Sustainability Speaker: Dean Stanberry

  • Renewable Energy & Smart Buildings
  • Converting Data to Information and information to insight
  • Wellness/Well-being

Exploring 3 Top Shifts: Technology Speaker: Ted Ritter 

  • IoT impacts
  • AI and Analytics (How to deal with it)
  • Cyber Security

Exploring 3 Top Shifts: Real Estate Speaker: Joseph Poskie

  • Optimization of Building Performance
  • Urbanization
  • Space as a Service

Exploring 3 Top Shifts: Workplace Speaker: Kate North 

  •  Holistic Human Experience:
    • Why? – talent, productivity, engagement.
    • What is human X? – WB, IoT
    • How – integrated learn from Co-Work, X Manager

Link to recorded session here.

Link to PowerPoint presentation here.

12/11/2018
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Webinar Date Change: Physical Space and its Relationship to Wellness

PLEASE NOTE: There has been a date change for this webinar from November 28th to December 11th.

There are numerous factors related to environment, workplace, social and managerial interactions that impact wellness and well-being.  This webinar will home in on the aspects related to physical space.  While all of the above interactions are important, if done poorly, physical space is the hardest and most costly to correct.  

Register Here!

Link to recorded session here. Due to a login difficulty, the webinar starts at the 5:10 mark in the recording.

 

11/14/2018
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
CHP and the Education Sector: Overcoming Challenges and Finding Opportunities

Join the Department of Energy’s Southcentral CHP TAP on November 14 for a half-day workshop on trends, opportunities, and challenges of Combined Heat and Power systems in the education sector. This session will cover the drivers and strategies that have helped educational facilities successfully adopt CHP as well as discuss lessons learned and best practices. Local and national subject matter experts will share information about technologies, procurement and operations, management and maintenance as well as opportunities for improved resilience related to CHP. The workshop will culminate in a guided tour of the Wesleyan CHP installation.

Registration is free and breakfast and workshop materials will be provided.

AGENDA

November 14, 2018, 8AM – Noon
Wesleyan University, 1201 Wesleyan St, Building 2, Fort Worth, TX 76105

Park in Lot K (Map)

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  • 8 AM – Breakfast & networking
  • 8:30 AM – 9 AM – CHP Markets and Trends. – Carlos Gamarra, P.E., CEM – Assistant Director, Department of Energy Southcentral CHP TAP
  • 9 AM – 10 AM – Panel 1: CHP Technologies, Procurement, and O&M –
    Kevin Fox, P.E., CEM – Managing Principal, Energy and Power Solutions, Jacobs Doug Edgar, P.E. – Vice President of Operations, White Harvest Energy
  • 10 AM- 11 AM – Panel 2: Wesleyan Case Study. –
    Aaron Tasin – Vice President, 2G Energy, Inc.
    Cliff Finley, P.E. – Senior Project Development Engineer, The Way Companies Jimmy Gresham, LEED GA – Director of Facilities, Wesleyan University
  • 11 AM – 12 PM – Guided site visit to Wesleyan University Combined Heat and Power system.

REGISTER HERE

Visit the HARC website for more information about this event!

07/24/2018
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
CHP in the Hospitality Industry Webinar

Learn How Combined Heat and Power Can Help Save You Money and Increase Your Energy Resilience 

Combined Heat and Power (Cogeneration) is a great opportunity to reduce energy costs, save money and improve the resilience of the hospitality industry. During natural disaster events and major power outages, it is vital that the hospitality industry can maintain safe operations for its guests. The Department of Energy’s Upper West CHP Technical Assistance Partnerships is leading a webinar on the opportunities and applications for CHP in the hospitality sector. Please join us to learn about these CHP benefits, federally funded engineering services, case studies and opportunities for your facility.

LEARN FROM AN EXPERT 
• Learn about different CHP technologies
• Learn about federally funded Technical Assistance
• Free CHP screening of your facility
• Free 3rd party reviews of vendor proposals
• Hear case studies of operating CHP at hotels across the US
• Current and future rebates, incentives and tax advantages available for customers that install CHP

Who should attend?
• Hotel Facility Managers and Operators
• Multi-family Facility Managers and Operators
• Energy Managers
• Service/maintenance staff
• Contractors
• Engineer

The Webinar is brought to you by the Department of Energy CHP Technical Assistance Partnership, Colorado Energy Office, the Utah Office of Energy, Montana Department of Environmental Quality and the IFMA Environmental Stewardship, Utilities and Sustainability Community.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Link to recorded session here.

Link to slide deck PDF here.

04/12/2018
Turning Facilities into High-Performing Assets (and How to Pay for It)

Ever have an idea for an improvement project at your facilities, but it gets derailed if the owner can’t fund the investment? Maybe the HVAC system needs replacement, or the water fixtures are leaking and inefficient. The roofs are aging and need replacement or resealing. Tenants are changing over and it’s time to spruce up the space, replacing windows and insulation, even switching to LED lights. These measures come at a cost, but not if you are savvy in how you finance them.

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02/15/2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Save The Date: DOE – Better Buildings Challenge SWAP

Join us for an insider’s look at the Better Buildings Challenge SWAP program, presented by DOE Senior Program Advisor Maria T. Vargas and hosted by the IFMA Environmental Stewardship, Utilities & Sustainability (ESUS) Community. A cornerstone of the Better Buildings Challenge is recognizing DOE partners for their leadership and sharing their successful energy saving strategies. The SWAP is DOE’s way of continuing to do that in a true behind-the-scenes setting to better showcase how energy savings are achieved, from planning to implementation. This as a unique way to spur inter-industry collaboration, and allow DOE partners, who work across a broad set of sectors, to learn from one another in a way they wouldn’t be able to otherwise.

The SWAP is an engaging way to illuminate and personalize the search for energy efficiency opportunities. The behind-the-scenes reality TV format showcases how energy savings are achieved, from planning to implementation. The SWAP demonstrates that even the most energy efficient buildings can improve and that ideas can come from all different building owners and types. DOE believes that SWAP is a way to make inter-industry collaboration, learning, and sharing ideas fun. Our partners demonstrate that organizations can learn from others in a way they wouldn’t be able to otherwise.

The goal of the SWAP is to demonstrate the unique collaboration between Better Buildings Challenge partners is a valuable way to continue to achieve savings through energy efficiency. It provides a unique, first-hand look into the technology and strategies that leading energy management teams are employing today, and raises awareness around the savings possible through increased energy efficiency.

Presenter Bio:
Maria Tikoff Vargas
Senior Program Advisor
Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
US Department of Energy

Maria serves as a Senior Program Advisor at the Department of Energy. She is also the Director of DOE’s Better Buildings Challenge. The goal of this broad initiative is to work with leaders in the public and private sectors to make American buildings at least 20 percent more efficient in the next decade. Prior to her work at DOE, Maria was the Brand Manager for the ENERGY STAR program for almost 20 years while at the US Environmental Protection Agency. She has been involved in policy work on the issues of ozone depletion, global climate change, and related environmental and energy issues since 1985. Maria received a Bachelor’s degree from Swarthmore College (Swarthmore, PA) in Political Science and Economics and a Master’s degree from the University of Oregon (Eugene, Oregon) in Public Affairs and Urban and Regional Planning.

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01/11/2018
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
A Second Look at Smart Buildings Webinar

Join the ESUS for the January webinar.

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