CATEE 2017 Program

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CATEE 2017 Conference Tracks

Air Quality Energy Efficiency Renewable Energy Cross-Cutting Categories

Monday, Nov. 13

Registration & Information Desk Open

8:00 a.m.

5:00 p.m.

Workshop: Continuous Commissioning® Workshop

8:00 a.m.

12:00 p.m.

Workshop: Communicating Energy Efficiency: The Role of Communication in a Successful Energy Management Program

8:00 a.m.

12:00 p.m.

Workshop: TX-PACE Service Provider Training

1:00 p.m.

5:00 p.m.

Workshop: Technology Driving Energy Efficiency in the Built Environment

1:00 p.m.

5:00 p.m.

Tour: UT Dallas – Campus Transformations in Sustainability

1:00 p.m.

5:00 p.m.

New Professionals Meet & Greet

5:30 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

CATEE Steering Committee Dinner

7:00 p.m.

9:00 p.m.


Tuesday, Nov. 14

Registration & Information Desk Open

7:30 a.m.

5:00 p.m.

Business Expo Open

7:30 a.m.

7:30 p.m.

Continental Breakfast & Flash Sales/Technology Presentations

7:30 a.m.

8:30 a.m.

Opening General Session

  • Welcome – Betin Santos, CATEE Executive Director
  • Welcome – City of Plano
  • Opening Session Chair – Dub Taylor, Director, State Energy Conservation Office
  • Keynote: “Texas Leads the Nation in Economic Electric Savings Potential” – Danielle Sass Byrnett, Senior Policy Advisor, DOE

8:30 a.m.

10:00 a.m.

Expo Networking Break &
Flash Sales/Technology Presentations

10:00 a.m.

10:30 a.m.

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

10:30 a.m.

11:45 a.m.

  • Texas Bets Big with Alternative Fuels
    • Are We There Yet? The Current State and Impact of Alternative Fuels – Lori Pampell Clark, Program Manager, North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG)
    • Texas Natural Gas Foundation – Heather Ball, Executive Director, Texas Natural Gas Foundation

  • Renewable Energy in Texas – An Overview

  • Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy: TX-PACE 101

  • State of the State – Lunch Presentation – Dr. Jeff Haberl, Energy Systems Laboratory

    11:45 a.m.

    1:00 p.m.

    Concurrent Breakout Sessions

    1:00 p.m.

    2:15 p.m.

  • Overview of Texas Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Programs

  • High Performance Buildings: 2030 Districts in Texas

    • Energy Codes Texas Style

      • Approving 3rd Party Energy InspectorsJason Vandever, Energy Code Program Manager, SPEER
      • State Role in Adopting Codes & Outreach to LocalitiesFred Yebra, Energy Codes Engineer, State Energy Conservation Office & Shirley Ellis, Energy Codes Specialist, Energy Systems Laboratory

    Expo Networking Break &
    Flash Sales/Technology Presentations

    2:15 p.m.

    2:45 p.m.

    Concurrent Breakout Sessions

    2:45 p.m.

    3:45 p.m.

    • Engaging the Community with Successful Air Quality Outreach Strategies

      • Speaker: Alex Pharmakis, Sustainability Coordinator, City of Plano

    • Distributed Generation – Community and Individual

      • Distributed Generation – Solar for Communities, Homes, and BusinessesMohammed Abdalla, Founder, Good Faith Energy
      • Distributed Generation – Solar for Communities, Homes, and BusinessesDerica Peters, Senior Environment & Development Plan, North Central Texas Council of Governments

    • Educational Facilities – The Life Cycle of an Energy Management Program

      • The BeginningMarcia Coker, Facilities Manager, Wylie ISD
      • Growing the ProgramDanny Helm, Energy Manager, Arlington ISD
      • Continued EvolutionJoshua Minor, Director of Maintenance & Operations, Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD

    Expo Networking Break &
    Flash Sales/Technology Presentations

    3:45 p.m.

    4:15 p.m.

    Texas Legislative Roundtable – Clean Energy and Air Quality Policy

    • Moderator: Elizabeth Pearsall Lippincott, Executive Director, Texas Clean Energy Coalition

    4:15 p.m.

    5:30 p.m.

    Evening Reception

    5:30 p.m.

    7:30 p.m.


    Wednesday, Nov. 15

    Registration & Information Desk Open

    7:30 a.m.

    3:45 p.m.

    Business Expo Open

    7:30 a.m.

    3:45 p.m.

    Continental Breakfast & Flash Sales/Technology Presentations

    7:30 a.m.

    8:30 a.m.

    Morning Keynotes – Free Enterprise and Local Solutions to Reducing Carbon and GHGs

    8:30 a.m.

    9:45 a.m.

    Expo Networking Break &
    Flash Sales/Technology Presentations

    9:45 a.m.

    10:15 a.m.

    Concurrent Breakout Sessions

    10:15 a.m.

    11:30 a.m.

    • Local Governments Take the Lead on Carbon and GHGs
      • Municipal Tracking and Reporting of GHGsJonathan Gregory, Conservation Program Coordinator, City of Denton

  • Malcolm L. Verdict Memorial Student Poster Competition

    • TX-PACE in Practice: Texas Case Studies

      • Speaker: Jennifer Smith, Executive Director, Congregation Beth Israel
      • Speaker: Kevin Spath, Manager (Business Development), City of Dallas, Office of Economic Development

    CATEE 2017 Awards Luncheon
    Betin Santos, CATEE Exec. Director

    11:30 a.m.

    1:00 p.m.

    Concurrent Breakout Sessions

    1:15 p.m.

    2:30 p.m.

  • Energy Water Nexus for Local Governments

  • DER in Texas – Micro-Grids, Storage and Dark Energy

    • Educational Facilities – Keeping Energy Top of Mind When Construction is King

      • Energy ModelingMike Brown, Sustainability Manager/Energy Modeler, The Beck Group
      • Incorporating SustainabilityJim Scrivner, Division Director, Irving ISD
      • Ensuring Efficiency is Present Through ConstructionBrandon Boyter, Executive Director of Facilities, Allen ISD

    Expo Networking Break &
    Flash Sales/Technology Presentations

    2:30 p.m.

    2:45 p.m.

    Concurrent Breakout Sessions

    2:45 p.m.

    3:45 p.m.

    • Educational Facilities: The Bleeding Edge – Dilemmas in Implementing Energy Projects in School Systems
      • Challenges with Implementation of an LED Lighting ProgramJennifer Malaniuk, Energy Manager/Analyst, Richardson ISD
      • Demand Response and Response to Energy Savings InitiativesVictor Melton, Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD
      • Building a Case for Owning the Utility BudgetCharles Ashby, Energy Manager, Northwest ISD

    • Everything You Wanted To Know About Financing Energy Efficiency Projects
      • Texas Emission Reduction Plan (TERP)Jessica Fleming, Program Coordinator, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

    • How TX-PACE Will Transform Your Community
      • Speaker: Andrew Freeman, Economic Development Manager, City of Amarillo
      • The Benefits of PACE in Plano, Yarcus Lewis, LEED AP Sustainability Projects Manager, City of Plano

    CATEE 2017 – Texas Energy Summit Closing Remarks

    3:45 p.m.

    4:15 p.m.



    Special thank you to our Marketing Partners:

                                    

    • Host

      • Energy Systems Laboratory
    • Co-Host and Platinum Sponsor

      • State Energy Conservation Office
    • Co-Host

      • North Central Texas Council of Governments
    • Platinum Sponsor

      • METCO Engineering
    • Bronze Sponsors

      • Command Commissioning
      • NetworkThermostat
      • Trane
    • Energy Champion Sponsors

      • Axium Solar
      • Climatec
      • McKinstry
      • Performance Services
      • City of Plano
      • Schneider Electric
    • Exhibitors

      • Electric Transmission Texas
      • Facility Solutions Group
      • MP2 Energy
      • Powerfoam Insulation
      • System Performance Technologies LLC
      • UNT Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering