Wednesday, August 21st

11:00 am - 5:00 pm
ESC Board of Directors Strategic Planning Session

3:00 - 5:00 pm
Exhibitor Set-up

11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Registration Open

5:00 - 6:00 pm
Welcome Reception on Terrace

Thursday, August 22nd

7:00 am
Registration Open

7:00 - 10:00 am
Exhibitor Set-Up

7:00 - 8:00 am
Continental Breakfast

8:00 - 10:00 am
Concurrent Sessions

          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

Panelists:  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 Greer, Yearout Energy, President

 

12:00 - 1:00 pm
Lunch in Exhibit Hall

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, OSRAM Lighting Solutions, North America, SE Regional Sales  Director

Presenters:  Paul Bassett, Director of Water, Envocore
                      Alan Okimoto, Hawaii State Energy Office
                     TBA

1:45 - 2:30 pm
Financing Energy Efficiency Improvements
Financing case studies and trends are presented in this session focused on energy project financing? Panelists explore various perspectives on the history, current trends and future considerations for financing for renewable and energy efficiency projects. 

Moderator:  Tony DiPrima, Delaware Sustainable Energy Utility, Executive Director

Presenters:  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

Presenters:  Michele Crane, City of Boulder, Facilities Design and Construction Manager
                     Matthew Robinson, Colorado Department of Human Services, Energy Manager 
                     TBA

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

Presenters:  Leslie Larocque, McKinstry
                     Charles McGinnis, Johnson Controls 
                     Chuck Silkman, Ameresco

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 am
Registration Open

7:00 - 8:00 am
Buffet Breakfast

8:00 - 8:30 am
Morning Keynote: Renewables in GESPC
An exploration of how various distributed generation and storage configurations are being integrated into GESPC projects to reduce energy costs and enhance system reliability. 

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:  Jim Arwood, Energy Services Coalition, Executive Director

Presenter:  Dale Hahs, Energy Services Coalition, State Liaison Team Manager

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 New Mexico, General Services Department

Presenters:  Erica Velarde, State of New Mexico, General Services Department
                     Reid Conway, State Energy Office of North Carolina, Senior Energy Specialist 
                     Mirka della Cava, 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