Announcing SECO Scholarship Competition for CATEE 2016 for Local Government Employees

The State Energy Conservation Office will provide complimentary registrations to a limited number of municipal and county government officials/employees to attend the CATEE 2016 Conference.  CATEE 2016 has a focus on energy efficiency and air quality, as well as renewable energy workshops and sessions oriented toward local government opportunities.

Eligible applicants should be municipal or county government employees directly involved in any area dealing with facility building maintenance and operations, environmental (air, water, transportation, energy) planning, building permitting and planning officials/ inspectors, building programs coordinators, project managers and/or facility architects and engineers. Interested government employees should complete the scholarship application by November 30, 2016. Applications can be found on the SECO Scholarship page. Please submit your applications via electronic email to the following email address: If you have any questions about CATEE 2016 or the SECO scholarship, please contact CATEE Executive Director Betin Santos for more information.

CATEE is thrilled to announce that METCO Engineering has joined us as a Gold Level Sponsor!

METCO Engineering has one of the most powerful simulation teams working in a broad spectrum of technologies and services in construction and engineering industries. By adopting various simulation programs such as Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), and developing its own proprietary means and methods of simulation, METCO introduces critical efficiencies, optimizes processes, and reduces rework; leading to greater profitability and completing projects within budget and on time.

Sponsor – Performances Services, Inc

CATEE welcomes Performance Services, Inc. as the Solar for Local and State Governments Workshop sponsor! For more details on this workshop, please visit the program tab.

Keynote Speaker – John Tooley

ESL is proud to announce the 2013 winner of the Tony Woods Award for Excellence in Advancing the Home Performance Industry, John Tooley, as the Keynote Speaker for CATEE 2016!

Malcolm Verdict Memorial Poster Contest

The ESL announces the Malcolm Verdict Memorial Poster Contest at the 2016 CATEE Conference! Up to 20 original posters, submitted by undergraduate and graduate students, will be chosen for the competition. There will be a poster session on Wednesday, December 21st, 2016 where students will present their work to conference attendees.

For more information regarding the contest, please click here. For questions about the competition, please contact CATEE Executive Director Ms. Betin Santos at or at 832-630-3126.

The Energy Systems Laboratory would like to introduce the new CATEE Conference Manager, Angie Rowell


The ESL is excited to welcome Angie Rowell as the new CATEE Conference Manager! Many of you may recognize Angie’s name as she is actually the original CATEE Conference Manager, organizing both the 2006 (before it was formally named CATEE) and the 2007 (the very FIRST CATEE conference!) events! Angie has been with the TAMU system for over 17 years and offers several years of conference planning experience to CATEE!

From Angie: “I’m excited to be back with ESL and to be involved with the CATEE Conference again! I look forward to making this event one that our attendees are excited about returning to year after year!! “

Executive Director, Betin Bilir Santos.


Betin Bilir Santos, MPA, is the President of kWik Energy Solutions, LLC and is an energy and sustainability executive who assists organizations with energy usage improvements for existing and new facilities. Prior to establishing her own company, Betin managed Oncor’s Educational Faculties Program in East Texas, the Dallas area, and West Texas. Before embarking on a career in energy efficiency, Betin worked with the Environmental Defense Fund on various air quality initiatives in the Houston area, and spearheaded a statewide initiative to garner funds for the Texas Clean School Bus Program. Betin holds a BS from the University of Houston and an MPA from Texas A&M University. Betin served as the CATEE Executive Director in 2009 and 2010, and is excited to return to her former role for the CATEE 2015 Conference.

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  • Host

    • Energy Systems Laboratory
  • Co-Host

    • SECO
    • SECO 2
  • Host Utility

    • CPS Energy
  • Gold Sponsors

    • METCO
  • Contributing Sponsors

    • Command Commissioning
    • Environmental Defense Fund
    • McKinstry
    • MP2 Energy
    • Performance Services, Inc.
    • Sierra Club
    • TopBuild
  • General Sponsors

    • Energy Commissioning Group
    • Texas Solar Energy Society
  • Exhibitors

    • AACOG
    • Alamo Area Metropolitan Planning Organization
    • Alamo Colleges
    • Axium Solar
    • CAPCOG
    • International Code Council (ICC)
    • NCTCOG
    • Texas Energy Managers Association (TEMA)