Tuesday, October 19th
Energy Efficient Electrical Equipment and the Role of Copper
Learn about motor efficiency and standards and ways to reduce electric consumption. The experience of the presenter in conducting more than 60 on-site motor audits in New York State will be discussed along with the implications of corrective action and the commensurate cost savings available. Case studies will be discussed that demonstrate the significant savings available. The presentation will also include design technology of the copper rotor motor, pending EISA legislation. Further, additional motor manufacturers offerings of motors with above NEMA Premium efficiencies will be discussed as well as numerous resources available to assist you.
Richard deFay, Project Manager, Electrical Applications Specialist • Copper Development Association
Generating ROI – An Analysis of Sustainable Upgrades in Your Building
The Alliance for Sustainable Built Environments created this presentation to provide an inside look at the sustainable solutions that help save energy, water and money. The presentation addresses what performance improvements are achievable when making sustainable upgrades to your building. Speakers will cover basic upgrades, but quickly advance to a more in-depth look at what savings are possible with today’s technologies and best practices.
Roger Gooch, Regional Sales Manager • Forbo Flooring
Ashley McKie, Commercial Sr. Sales Executive • Kohler Company
Jay Clayton, District Sales Manager • KONE
Steve McGuire, Environmental Marketing Manager • Philips Lighting
Gary Yancy, Architectural Services • USG
Ken Sidebottom • Johnson Controls, Inc.
Moderated by Craig Zurawski, Executive Director • Alliance for Sustainable Built Environments
Lighting Efficiency: Do’s and Don’ts of a Lighting Project
In today’s world, who doesn’t want to save on utility bills? Lighting efficiency offers one of the easiest, fastest, and most inexpensive ways to reduce energy costs. Learn how to cut your utility bill while improving the quality and consistency of your lighting. The presentation will cover various ways to improve lighting efficiency, from a lighting retrofit to a fixture retrofit, and from a fixture replacement to lighting control; even daylight harvesting will be discussed. Learn about today’s industry standards and current technologies. Find out which lighting products offer the best efficiency improvement opportunities, and what lighting solutions are available to correct or improve practically any problem.
Jim Dore • Servidyne Systems, LLC
Energy – Make It, Move It, Use It; Silicon in Solar and Electronics
This presentation focuses on the electronics side of solar and renewable power. Learn about the maximum power point tracking, the DC to AC converter, the synchronization to the electric grid, and even the connection with smart meters.
Paul Westbrook, Sustainable Development Manager • Texas Instruments
How Commercial Buildings are Becoming Greener with LED Lighting Technology
Industry worldwide faces ever-escalating requirements to become more environmentally responsible. Whether in response to mandatory or voluntary energy initiatives, there are multiple ways in which LED lighting can help organizations reduce their carbon footprint, increase their energy efficiency and become altogether 'greener'. This presentation will explore some of the regulatory targets being set for sustainability and how commercial facilities can save energy and CO2 by switching to LED lighting technology.
Dan Polito, Chief Marketing Officer • Dialight
Sustaining the Savings in Your HVAC System
How well do the HVAC systems in your building perform? How do you know – are you measuring that performance? If you’ve had to quantify the energy performance of a commercial HVAC system to verify eligibility for a utility rebate, to gain a “green” rating, such as ENERGY STAR or LEED, you know how difficult it is. Today, it’s not enough to specify and install a commercial HVAC system, then turn the reigns over to the building operators assuming it’s working as designed – or just as importantly, as efficiently as it possibly could. As efficiency standards become more stringent and building owners expect better returns on their investments over the long-term, energy efficient operation is becoming a primary consideration in commercial HVAC.
Shannon Mc Auliffe, Higher Education Executive • Optimum Energy, LLC
Achieving Energy Savings Using Electronic High-Intensity Discharge Lighting with Occupancy Sensor Control
Electronics are still making their way into lighting products to provide energy savings, higher efficiency, and intelligent lighting control. Reducing the grid load, it is crucial for them to withstand common electrical disturbances. EPRI’s system compatibility research is used to identify energy, emissions, and immunity performance and “weakest links” in electronic lighting products. Compatibility testing revealed energy and immunity performance and improvement within the ballast design. Installation of this technology revealed high energy savings. When combined with the occupancy sensor, savings reached 2.5 times more. This paper provides an overview of the testing, its benefits, and installation at the warehouse.
Philip F. Keebler, MSEE, Senior Research Engineer – Lighting • Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
Greening the Enterprise with Power Over Ethernet
Standardized in 2003, and updated to support higher power in 2009, Power over Ethernet turned the RJ45 connector into the only universal power outlet capable of delivering up to 51W to any device over a CAT5e. And unlike other mechanisms of power delivery, PoE does not require a certified electrician, and allows a very high level of control over which devices are powered and when. This presentation’s goal is to present what to consider when deploying PoE infrastructure to turn PoE into a smart power management solution for the Enterprise.
Daniel Feldman, Director of Marketing, Telecom • Microsemi
Lighting and Daylighting: Energy Efficiency and Creating Sustainable Commercial Spaces of the Future
Completed August 2008, Lighting Design Alliance’s office building in Long Beach, California, provides a unique learning opportunity for lighting and daylighting in commercial buildings and the lighting budget operates at only 0.1W per sq. ft, where the stringent CA Title 24 Energy Code allots 1.2W per sq. ft. The relationship between natural light, electric light, and controls were interpreted to maximize energy savings and provide a comfortable, glare-free, and well designed space for its employees. This learning facility for the design and construction industry also presents more than 10 unique lighting and daylighting applications and represents all commonly used light sources, providing a real world example of the effectiveness of sustainable design from schematic through commissioning and occupation.
Chip Israel, President • Lighting Design Alliance
How Retro-Commissioning Can Fix Your Three Most Common Building Problems Simultaneously
Retro-Commissioning (RCx) provides the single most cost effective opportunity for energy savings in existing buildings. Learn how to address the three all too common problems in a building simultaneously: energy waste; operating deficiencies and comfort issues. We will begin by discussing the various definitions of retro-commissioning and explore where the best place is to start in attaining building optimization. Session attendees will learn why retro-commissioning should be the first step in helping to achieve energy cost reduction goals. The speaker will also explore the cost benefits of retro-commissioning. Attendees will come to understand how technology alone is not the answer and how buildings with advanced systems and controls can actually use more energy than their less-advanced peers. Retro-commissioning provides an investigative and corrective process to address a variety of these issues.
Jason Thompson, Principal Engineer • Servidyne Systems, LLC
Wednesday, October 20th
Making Dollars and Sense out of Green Energy: What's Really Driving Tomorrow
The fever pitch surrounding sustainability, "greening", and energy efficiency efforts might cause the average consumer to expect a Jetsons-like revolution in energy engineering and technology in the coming years. But that is at least as much hype and hope as hard fact. Solar and wind sources currently provide less than 3 percent of total power consumed in the US, and significant hurdles remain that must be cleared before any truly large scale expansion in utilization of these sources can be expected or effected. These hurdles include issues of intermittency, location, storage, cost, rare earth metal sourcing and power distribution. This presentation will cut through the hype and quantitatively analyze options currently and likely available, identifying the most sensible paths to a cleaner and more secure energy future.
Gregory Scheurich, Sustainable Engineering Program Manager • US Corps of Engineers (USACE)
Drive to a Greener Future
Learn how to realize cost savings with state-of-the-art variable frequency drives technology. Attendees will see that variable frequency drives allow for more efficient control over processes than ever before resulting in energy savings of up to 60 percent and thereby a considerable reduction in their facility's overall carbon footprint. In many applications, variable frequency drives have the potential to return energy back to the facility power grid through regenerative infeed technology. Returns on investment can be realized in as little as three to six months depending on the existing installation.
Ken Kerns, Marketing Programs Manager • Siemens Industry, Inc.
Delivering the Quality of Light and System Reliability that the Lighting Market needs from LED Lighting Systems
As LED lighting becomes more mainstream across more applications the fixture manufacturers’ and end user’s expectations are becoming more stringent on a number of levels. This presentation will go beyond just highlighting existing and evolving standards and directly address the LED technologies and fixture design considerations that directly impact the overall performance of an LED lighting system. The discussion will extend beyond the LED system design to encompass specific lighting applications and how the advancements discussed can deliver the light quality, system reliability and system performance the market expects.
J. Chad Stalker, Regional Marketing Manager, Americas • Philips Lumileds Lighting
Vertical Integration for a Smart Energy Grid
With the increased focus on the facility manager and their ability to curtail load at their facility, investment in controls of lighting has taken on some interest. Utilities, integrators and specifiers are now asking the tough questions to enable linked in control of a facilities’ new or existing Building Automation System, (BAS) into a Smart Energy Grid. It will take cooperation of a number of workgroups in the standards bodies in creating an open automation system with the ability to monitor and measure the results. What is controllable and what impact does it have for the facility are the questions that will be answered. The vertical integration of utilities, integrators, specifiers and facilities will be the topic for discussion.
Craig Klem, Director – Applications Engineering • Kanepi Innovations
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