Wednesday, August 21st
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
ESC Board of Directors Strategic Planning Session
3:00 - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
5:00 - 6:00 pm
Welcome Reception on Terrace
Thursday, August 22nd
7:00 - 10:00 am
7:00 - 8:00 am
8:00 - 10:00 am
GESPC Boot Camp: Foundations and Fundamentals of GESPC
A veritable “boot camp” providing the principles of what has made GESPC a reliable resource when the lessons of the
past are applied to the needs of today. ESC trainers will cover the entire GESPC process from project inception through
measurement and verification (M&V) during this workshop. An optional free webinar will be offered prior to the
conference to present an introduction to the elements of GESPC.
Moderator: Jim Ploger, ESC State Liaison Team
Presenters: Dale Hahs, ESC State Liaison Team, Manager
John Canfield, ESC State Liaison Team
Innovative Approaches and Financing Structures to GESPC in Colorado
Current energy performance contracting practices unique to Colorado is the focus of this workshop with presentations
ranging from case studies to financing, and the do’s and don’ts of project development. Lesson learned from the client’s
perspective are presented including challenges and obstacles clients encountered during the process.
Moderator: Rod Vanderwall, Manager, Energy Programs, Colorado Office of the State Architect
Presenters: Chris Bowers, Project Manager, University of Northern Colorado, Facilities Management
Matthew Birnie, County Manager, Gunnison County
John Cattles, Sustainable Operations Director, Gunnison County
Ellen Edwards, Energy Manager, University of Colorado Boulder
Greg Winkler, Regional Manager, Colorado Department of Local Affairs
10:00 - 10:30 am
Networking Break in Exhibit Space
10:30 - 10:40 am
Welcome and Introductions
David Terry, ESC President and John Busch, Colorado ESC Private Sector Chair
10:40 - 11:00 am
Opening Keynote: Beneath the Surface
The relationship energy plays in our public water delivery systems and treatment facilities is investigated including the connections and interactions between energy and water policy and the opportunities for efficiency.
Keynote Speaker: Sam Cramer, National Association of State Energy Officials, Senior Program Manager
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Opening Keynote Panel: Energy and Water
This interactive panel of public and private sector experts discuss the challenges, opportunities and strategies for incorporating cost-effective energy efficient technologies in a GESPC project for water system infrastructure to improve performance and reduce energy and water consumption.
Moderator: Sam Cramer, National Association of State Energy Officials, Senior Program Manager
Eddie Trevino, Texas State Energy Conservation Office, Program Manager
Kate McMordie Stoughton, Pacific Northwest National Labs, Research Engineer
Megan Levy, Wisconsin Office of Energy Innovation, Local Energy Program Manager
Colby Geer, Yearout Energy, President
12:00 - 1:00 pm
Lunch in Exhibit Hall - Keynote Remarks provided by Colorado Governor Jared Polis
1:00 - 1:45 pm
Emerging Technologies and Trends in GESPC
States, cities and schools are increasingly investing in new energy efficiency technologies as a means to lower energy, operation and maintenance costs while improving service. The programs, technologies and other tools being implemented to address community energy needs are highlighted in this session.
Moderator: Tom Walther, SLS Energy Solutions, SE Regional Sales Director
Paul Bassett, Director of Water, Envocore
Alan Okimoto, Hawaii State Energy Office
1:45 - 2:30 pm
Financing Energy Efficiency Improvements
Panelists explore various perspectives on the history, current trends and future considerations for financing for renewable and energy efficiency projects.
Moderator: Tony DePrima, Delaware Sustainable Energy Utility, Executive Director
Lisa Tames, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Charlie Zitnik, D.A. Davidson & Co.
Karen Keeler Pelzer, All American Investment Group
2:30 - 3:00 pm
Networking Break in the Exhibit Hall
3:00 - 4:00 pm
What Success Looks Like, Part One: Public Sector
For more than three decades the GESPC process has been used to implement energy and water saving projects throughout the nation. Over that time the successes and savings are vast. In recent years many end-users have entered into additional contracts after successfully completing their initial projects. In this session Colorado end-users that have implemented a phase two or phase three GESPC project share their stories.
Moderator: Ashley Brasovan, McKinstry
Michele Crane, City of Boulder, Facilities Design and Construction Manager
Matthew Robinson, Colorado Department of Human Services, Energy Manager
Randy Giseburt, Colorado Department of Personnel and Administration, Capitol Complex Architects
4:00 - 5:00 pm
What Success Looks Like, Part Two: Private Sector
Energy Service Companies share examples of successful and innovative ESCO programs and services offered to customers to improve energy and water efficiency.
Moderator: Erica Velarde, State of New Mexico, General Services Department
Leslie Larocque, Regional Director, McKinstry
"Enhancing Performance Contracting through Behavior Engagement and Sustainable Operations”
Lisa Brown, JCI Smart Cities North America, Johnson Controls
"Performance Infrastructure for Municipalities"
Geri Kantor, Director, Distributed Energy Resources Project Development, Ameresco
"Solar PV in Energy Performance Contracts"
5:00 - 7:00 pm
ESC National and Colorado Chapter Reception
"Camp ESC" Themed Reception in the Exhibit Hall and Terrace. Join conference attendees for this reception and the opportunity to network with our conference sponsors.
Friday, August 23rd
7:00 - 8:00 am
8:00 - 8:30 am
Morning Keynote: Christian Williss, Director, Transportation Fuels and Technology, Colorado Energy Office
An exploration of zero emission vehicles and transportation electrification in Colorado. This session will include a discussion on blending grants/incentives with EPC financing approaches as a means of implementation.
8:30 - 9:15 am
The Value of Data
Since its inception as a means of procurement and financing, GESPC projects have undergone considerable change in the way they document and illustrate the savings achieved. In this session models of documenting results are presented and the ESC will share results of its recent research with states nationwide to document their data collection methods and understand how they use GESPC project data.
Moderator: John Canfield, Energy Services Coalition, State Liaison Team
Dale Hahs, Energy Services Coalition, State Liaison Team Manager
Elizabeth Stuart, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
9:15 - 10:00 am
How to Achieve Success
Representatives of ESC Energy Stewardship Champion state programs present in this session highlighting successful state GESPC programs. Champion states are recognized by the ESC for their outstanding GESPC programmatic design, leadership by elected officials, and private sector investment in projects. Presenters will share lessons learned in the development and operation of a successful state program that provides technical assistance and oversight to end-users engaging in the GESPC process.
Moderator: Pete Berger, State of Minnesota, Department of Commerce
Erica Velarde, State of New Mexico, General Services Department
Reid Conway, State Energy Office of North Carolina, Senior Energy Specialist
Taylor Lewis, Colorado Energy Office, Senior Program Manager
10:00 - 10:30 am
Networking Break in Exhibit Hall
10:30 - 11:45 am
States in Action
The network of ESC State Chapters provides a vehicle for the members of the ESC that are located in or do business in a particular state to work together to identify and develop solutions to state-specific issues to the use of GESPC. This roundtable will touch on the activities going on in State Chapters and State Energy Offices to address these challenges and increase awareness of GESPC.
Moderator: Jim Arwood, Energy Services Coalition, Executive Director
11:45 am - Noon
Annual ESC Awards Ceremony
Noon - 2:00 pm
Exhibitor Tear Down