Tuesday 13 September 2022
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Coral Ballroom

Exhibitor Set-up

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Coral Foyer

Registration Open

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Cypress

ESC Board of Directors Strategic Planning Session

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Coral Ballroom

Welcome Reception with Exhibitors

Wednesday 14 September 2022
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM Coral Foyer

Registration Open

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Coral Ballroom

Buffet Breakfast

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM Oceans Salon A

Welcome and Introductions

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Oceans Salon A

ESC Organizational Update

ESC leadership will provide an update on the organization, strategic goals and programs including ePX.

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

Update on Office of Energy Programs

This presentation will provide an overview of energy efficiency programs developed and managed by the Florida Office of Energy.

9:15 AM - 9:45 AM Oceans Salon A

Energy Efficiency Assessments to Industrial Plants in Florida

In this session, we will discuss the insights that energy management can bring to industry using some of its techniques, with the goal of attaining more energy efficient industrial plants. Issues related to new and old technologies, cost savings, implementation, paybacks, and rates of return will be analyzed through some results on wastewater treatment plants. 

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM Coral Ballroom

Networking Break in the Coral Ballroom

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Oceans Salon A

Federal Infrastructure Funding, IRA, and Public Facilities Opportunities–Status, Tax Incentives, and Timelines

As billions of federal dollars from the Infrastructure, Investment, and Jobs Act (IIJA) and the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) unfold, State and Local Governments and the energy services industry can work together to make progress on public facilities efficiency, resilience, emissions, and modernization. The full impact of these historic acts are still emerging and when combined with innovative private-sector ideas and state actions can transform the public facility landscape.  This session provides the latest “news you can use” status of relevant IIJA provision implementation, tax credit direct pay options, and braided funding approaches to add solar, storage, grid management and other technology innovations to public sector modernization projects and programs. 

  • David Terrry, Executive Director, NASEO; ESC President
  • Timothy Unruh, Executive Director, National Association of Energy Service Companies
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Oceans Salon A

How to Grow your Energy Services Projects

In this session, we will be discussing 5+ different Categories (Public Safety, Broadband, Wireless, Renewable Energy and IOT Solutions), many of which may be funded from the IIJA Bill in coordination with your State Government, that will help you Grow your Energy Services Project Bundle.

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Oceans Salon A

Sponsor Introductions

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Coral Ballroom

Lunch, Meet, Learn, and Eat

Our interactive lunch includes “ESC Table Captains” to introduce each group of lunch table attendees to one another for an hour of informal discussion, learning, and of course a nice meal!  Each ESC Table Captain will tee-up a few timely discussion topics such as addressing workforce training, accessing funding, and integrating more resilient clean energy solutions with public-private facility projects.

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM Coral Ballroom

Networking Break in the Coral Ballroom

Following lunch, we welcome attendees to spend time visiting our sponsor booths.

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM Oceans Salon A

Michigan’s Public Building Upgrade Program and ESPC Update – Assisting Low-Income Congregations of Faith and Others

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) leads a range of energy efficiency and clean energy programs, including options to finance and improve public and non-profit facilities. This session provides an update on EGLE’s ESPC activities, and a look at the state’s innovative approach to addressing environmental justice and greenhouse gas emissions by helping 10 low-income Michigan congregations of various faiths to improve the energy efficiency of their buildings.

  • Robert Jackson, Director, Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM Oceans Salon A

Transitioning your Facilities to the 21st Century Using the ESPC Model

Presenters will walk the audience through the key building attributes and facilities management strategies for the 21st century facility. Afterwards, they will present the best practices for how to get there and how the ESPC contracting vehicle can be leveraged to achieve these goals.

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM Oceans Salon A

Energy as a Service for the Public Sector

Growing forecasts of U.S. recession have potential to impact decision-making criteria for energy projects both with C&I and public sector customers. When organizations anticipate the need to preserve capital and debt capacity, what options are available to continue pursuing sustainability and carbon-reduction initiatives? We will evaluate opportunities energy-as-a-service presents for public sector entities and ways EaaS differs from traditional energy service performance contracting.

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM Oceans Salon A


PACE (“Property Assessed Clean Energy”) is an innovative financing structure that makes it possible for owners of commercial, industrial, multifamily, and nonprofit properties to obtain low-cost, long-term financing for energy efficiency, renewable energy and in Florida wind hardening projects.

PACE authorizes municipalities or counties to work with private capital providers to provide upfront financing to commercial property owners for qualifying improvement projects, and to collect the repayment through annual assessments on the property’s tax bill. Depending on the effective useful life of the product, the PACE financing term may extend up to 30 years, resulting in utility and other cost savings that typically exceed the amount of the assessment payment.

3:00 PM - 3:15 PM

C-PACE makes Cents

  • Ryan Bartkus, Program Director, Florida Development Finance Corporation
3:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Accelerating the Uptake and Scope of Energy and Resiliency Projects for Commercial/Privately-Owned Buildings

3:30 PM - 3:45 PM


3:45 PM - 4:00 PM Coral Ballroom

Networking Break in the Coral Ballroom

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM Oceans Salon A

Documenting ESPC Job Creation

Energize Delaware created a Guaranteed Energy Saving Performance Contract (GESPC) job tracking program using Excel Spreadsheets.  Job creation and support for construction trades is an important aspect of ESPC programs for political decision makers.  The value of GESPCs program is significantly increased by showing credible job data.

Starting in 2018 Energize Delaware required Energy Service Companies (ESCs) to complete quarterly job tracking spreadsheets.  ESCs for two school districts and one state agency using Energize Delaware funding participated.  Together they had nearly $20 million in contracts and logged over 75,000 job hours over the three years to completion.  The program tracks job hours by job types and by subcontractors over time. Energize Delaware will present its findings, analyzing job hours by job types, subcontractors, and contract dollars.

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM Oceans Salon A

Value of Interest Rate Lock for ESPC/MUSH Projects

In this session, we will provide an overview of historical and current interest rate data and discuss the impact of these fluctuations on EPCs.  We will also discuss the advantages of using lender rate locks to take interest rate risk off the table — thereby locking in the contract savings and mitigating the need for time consuming and costly project re-scopes.

  • Geoff Culm, Managing Director of Global Leasing Energy Services, Bank of America
  • Ben Taube, Senior Vice President of Global Leasing Energy Services, Bank of America
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Courtyard

Cocktail Reception

Thursday 15 September 2022
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Coral Foyer

Registration Open

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Coral Ballroom

Buffet Breakfast

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM Oceans Salon A

Platinum Sponsor Keynote - Johnson Controls Inc

How has decarbonization, vocational training, inclusion, resilience, and financial engineering been combined to deliver projects that were selected for the 2021 NAESCO Distinguished Members Award?

This presentation will address what went into the development of these projects and how the IRA will enable states to create similar value.

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Oceans Salon A

Identify, Measure, Verify & Improve - Redefining M&V through Energy Meter Data

Incorporating AI and IoT technology permits ESCOs to seamlessly establish a client’s electric consumption baseline, accurately document construction period savings, monitor operation in real-time and continuously identify additional energy retrofit opportunities to offer the client.  Utilizing highly accurate, circuit-level metering enables your Performance Engineer to become a true "Risk Portfolio Manager" over the enterprise instead of a few projects.  This session demonstrates how advanced metering technology is a cost-effective alternative for ESCO projects.

  • Jason Lopez, Partner Executive – Smart Metering Solutions, Redaptive
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Coral Ballroom

Networking Break in the Coral Ballroom

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Oceans Salon A

Utility Restoration and Disaster Recovery

This presentation will explore Miami-Dade County’s experience with power restoration post Hurricane Irma and how infrastructure investments impacted this recovery.  Also, this presentation will discuss the County’s Recovery Plan and how Miami-Dade County coordinates recovery activities months and years after a disaster.

  • Steve Detwiler, EM Planner, Office of Emergency Management, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Oceans Salon A

2022 Inflation Reduction Act, Emerging Technologies, and Embodied Carbon

While detailed guidance and rule promulgation will continue coming in, there are some things we can know about how the Inflation Reduction Act will impact our industry.  Specifically, with $2.15 billion for low-embodied carbon materials in projects at GSA-owned buildings; $975 million to support emerging technologies through the Federal Building Fund, and $250 million for measures to bring more federal buildings into a category of “High Performance Green Buildings” … there is a significant tailwind for energy efficiency in federal buildings.  Lastly, the adaptation of limits and incentives for 179(d) will be a huge benefit to improving ESPC ROI.  Come be part of the discussion as we prepare for next steps and detailed regulatory guidance.

  • Mark Carlson, Director of Engineering and Energy Services, NGS
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Coral Ballroom

Lunch in the Coral Ballroom

Interactive tabletop mixer with sponsors and attendees.

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM Oceans Salon A

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 ESPC.

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Annual ESC Awards Ceremony and Closing Remarks

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM Coral Ballroom

Exhibitor Tear Down

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Manatee Lagoon Tour – Hosted by FPL Energy Services