2012 Program & Presentations

Tuesday, Oct. 9 – Pre-Conference Workshops

10:00am-12:00pm New Funding Alternatives, Sources and Strategies To Create High-Performing, Energy Efficient Buildings (.2 CEU/2 PDH)
1:00pm-5:00pm School Energy Management (.4 CEU/4 PDH)
1:00pm-5:00pm Which Green Rating System is Right for You? (.4 CEU/4 PDH)

Wednesday, Oct. 10 – Day One of Conference (.6 CEU/6PDH)

7:30am Registration opens
8:00am Exhibits open
8:30am Opening Plenary:
  • Welcome Remarks & Introductions
    • The Honorable Lewis Rosen, Mayor of Galveston
    • Dr. David Claridge, Director, Energy Systems Laboratory
  • Electric Resources in Texas – Brian Lloyd, Executive Director, Public Utility Commission of Texas
  • Efficiency & Demand Response – Paul Wattles, Sr. Analyst, Market Design, ERCOT
  • EPA Perspectives – Carl Edlund, Director, Multi-media Planning & Permitting, USEPA Region 6
  • Keynote: Sustainability Leadership – Major General Dana J.H. Pittard, Commanding General, 1st Armored Division and Fort Bliss, TX
10:00am Break/Exhibits
10:30am Plenary Session – Updates:
  • Appropriations Insights – The Honorable Jim Pitts, Chairman, Appropriations Committee, Texas House of Representatives
  • Health ReminderWinifred J. Hamilton, PhD, SM, Director, Environmental Health Service, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Air Quality UpdateSusana Hildebrand, PE, Chief Engineer, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
  • EE/RE Impacts on Emission ReductionsJeff Haberl, PhD, PE, Energy Systems Laboratory, Texas A&M
12:00pm Buffet Lunch/Presentation on Continuous Commissioning – Dr. David Claridge, Director, Energy Systems Laboratory
1:00pm Concurrent Breakout Sessions:
2:30pm Break/Exhibits
3:00pm Concurrent Breakout Sessions:
  • Energy Codes and Green ConstructionModerator: Mike DeWein
  • Measuring Energy Code Compliance – Pam Cole, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (via web link)
  • Green Codes-DallasZaida Basora, FAIA, Asst. Director Public Works Department, City of Dallas
  • Raising the Bar-HoustonSheila Blake, Asst. Director, Code Enforcement, City of Houston
  • 2012 IECCBerry Smith, Mechanical & Energy Inspector, City of Galveston
  • Smart Grids, Smart Buildings, Wise UseModerator: Nelson Nease, Brickfield Burchette Ritts & Stone, PC
  • Smart Grid – CenterPointWalter Bartel, CenterPoint Energy
  • DC Microgrids Paul Savage, CEO, Nextek Power Systems
  • Feedback – Customer Insight ToolsWayne Morrison, Reliant Energy
  • EPRI-Behavioral Programs – Jen Robinson, Electric Power Research Institute
5:00pm Reception among Exhibits
7:00 pm End of Day One

Thursday, Oct 11 – Day Two of Conference (.6 CEU/6PDH)

7:30 am Registration opens
8:00am Exhibits open
8:30am Plenary Session – EE/RE Opportunities:
10:00am Breaks/Exhibits
10:30am Plenary Session:
  • Panel: Issues for 83rd Texas Legislature – Moderator: Michael J. Jewell, Government Relations Counsel, Haynes and Boone, LLP
    The Hon. Wayne Smith, Chairman Environmental Regulation Committee, Texas House of Representatives
    The Hon. Lyle Larson, Texas House of Representatives
    The Hon. Jason Isaac, Texas House of Representatives
12:00pm Awards Lunch
1:30pm Concurrent Breakout Sessions:
3:00pm Break/Exhibits
3:30pm Concurrent Breakout Sessions:
5:00pm End of Day Two/Conference Adjourns
5:30pm-6:30pm USGBC Tour of LEED Gold Ocean and Coastal Studies Building, Texas A&M University at Galveston (TAMUG) (OCSB), courtesy of TAMUG Facilities Department and Galveston County Branch, Gulf Coast Chapter of US Green Building Council. Designed by WHR Architects, the 110,000 square foot building is the largest marine research facility on the Texas Gulf Coast and among the finest facilities of its kind in the nation. Located on Pelican Island in Galveston County, overlooking TAMUG’s waterfront operations.

2012 Presentations

Arneson – Tremont House and Hotel Galvez Sustainability Modifications – PDFSlides/Audio Bartel – Transforming the Future of Electric Distribution & Energy Consumption – PDF, Slides/Audio Brasora – City of Dallas Green Buildings Case Study – PDF, Slides/Audio Blake – Raising the Bar : Houston – PDF, Slides/Audio Brown – Success in School Energy Management – PDF , Slides/Audio  Claridge – Reducing Energy Use with 50% ROI through Continuous Commissioning® – PDF, Slides/Audio Copithorne – On-Bill Repayment: A Proposal to Increase Investment in Texas – PDFSlides/Audio Corbitt – Success in School Energy Management:Energy Monitoring – PDF, Slides/Audio DuPlessis – Behavioral Modification – PDFSlides/Audio Edlund – Texas Air Quality and the Role of Energy Efficiency – PDFSlides/Audio Forrest – New Technologies That Work – PDFSlides/Audio Fyock – Insight into Corporate Energy Management Trends: Focus on Texas – PDF, Slides/Audio  Haberl – Emissions Reduction Impact of Renewables – PDFSlides/Audio Haberl – EE/RE Impacts on Emission Reductions – PDFSlides/Audio Hamilton – Combustion and Health – PDF, Slides/Audio Hanel & Tyra – Oncor Energy Efficiency Programs Solar Photovoltaic  – PDF, Slides/Audio Hatcher – Application of CC at a Corporate Headquarters Facility in Dallas, TX – PDF, Slides/Audio  Herweck – New Technologies That Work – PDF, Slides/Audio Heydinger – Energy Efficiency Financing: PACE – PDF, Slides/Audio Hildebrand – Texas Air Quality Status and the Texas Emissions Reduction Plan – PDF, Slides/Audio Jones – Comfort by Design – PDF, Slides/Audio  Lloyd – Texas Electricity Update – PDF Martin – Utility Goals for the – PDF, Slides/Audio Morrison – Smart Energy Presentation – PDF, Slides/Audio  Neukomm – Better Buildings – PDF, Slides/Audio  Pelz – The Green Revival Program – PDF, Slides/Audio Peterson – Sustainability  Engagement Strategy – PDFSlides/Audio Pittard – CATEE 2012 – PDF Savage – DC Power Distribution System – PDF, Slides/Audio Schoen – BP’s Helios Plaza Sustainable, High Performing, Healthy – PDF, Slides/Audio Simon – CenterPoint Load Management Programs – PDF, Slides/Audio Spanjian – Green Houston – PDFSlides/Audio Stoker – Moving Towards a More Sustainable and Secure Energy Future – PDF, Slides/Audio Trevino – LoanSTAR Expansion, SECO Programs – PDFSlides/Audio Wattles – Demand Response and Electric Grid Reliability – PDF, Slides/Audio

Workshop Presentations

New Funding Alternatives, Sources & Strategies to Create High Performing, Energy Efficient Buildings – PDF School Energy Management – PDF Which Green Rating System is Right for You? – PDF  
  • Host

    • Energy Systems Laboratory
  • Co-Host

    • SECO
    • SECO 2
  • Host Utility

    • CPS Energy
  • Gold Sponsors

    • METCO
  • Contributing Sponsors

    • Command Commissioning
    • Energy Commissioning Group
    • Environmental Defense Fund
    • McKinstry
    • Performance Services, Inc.
    • Sierra Club
  • Exhibitors

    • Alamo Colleges
    • Axium Solar
    • Texas Solar Energy Society