Agenda

Tuesday 9 November 2021
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

NAESCO Affiliate Committee Meeting

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Welcome Reception

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

NAESCO New Member Dinner

Wednesday 10 November 2021
6:30 AM - 7:30 AM
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NAESCO Marine Corps Birthday & Veterans Day Fun Run

8:00 AM - 9:50 AM

NAESCO Board Meeting

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Partnering Meetings (for NAESCO member exhibitors)

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

NAESCO Member Lunch (Board and Affiliate Committee)

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Dessert in Exhibit Area

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Presenter

Keynote Speaker

Presenter
2:30 PM - 3:50 PM
Moderator
Presenters

Texas Market Roundup

Moderator
  • Dub Taylor, Executive Director, Energy Services Coalition
Presenters
3:50 PM - 4:30 PM
Moderator
Presenter

LBNL Survey on the U.S. ESCO Industry

Moderator
Presenter
  • Elizabeth Stuart, Program Manager, Electricity Markets and Policy Group, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Reception in Exhibit Area

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Off-Site Party at Bull and Bowl

Join us for a night of food and fun!

Duckpin Bowling, Billiards, and a Mechanical Bull!

Thursday 11 November 2021
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Breakfast in Exhibit Area

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

NAESCO Member Meeting

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Moderator
Presenters

Upgrading School Facilities with ESSER Funds

Moderator
  • Cheryl Aquadro, K-12 Vertical Market Director, Johnson Controls Inc.
Presenters
  • L. Cory Green, Associate Commissioner, Department of Grant Compliance and Administration, Texas Education Agency
  • Anisa Heming, Director, Center for Green Schools, U.S. Green Buildings Council
  • Sara Ross, Co-Founder, Undaunted K12
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Moderator
Presenters

Using Treasury Funds to Make Government Buildings Healthier and More Resilient

Moderator
Presenters
  • David Terry, Executive Director, National Association of State Energy Officials
  • Adam Pugh, Associate Legislative Director for Environment, Energy and Land Use, National Association of Counties
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Awards Luncheon

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Dessert in Exhibit Area

1:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Conference Technical Sessions (CEUs offered)

1:30 PM - 2:25 PM
Presenter

HVAC Optimization Using the High Efficiency Dehumidification System (HEDS)

Improper and energy intensive Relative Humidity Control for buildings wastes millions of dollars and can lead to negative health impacts associated with biological growth and Healthcare Acquired Infections (HAI's).  This course will highlight how humidity is related to corrosion, mold, and viral transmission inside buildings, and discuss ways to control it.

Presenter
2:30 PM - 3:25 PM
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Using Artificial Intelligence to Lower Operating Costs & Environmental Impact

Did you know 45% of a building’s energy is consumed by the Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system, and 30% is typically wasted? Artificial intelligence (AI), the transformative technology being used in a growing array of industries -- from automobile to healthcare to retail – is also a powerful tool for municipalities and schools. A self-operating technology, AI optimizes existing HVAC systems to reduce energy consumption. AI-driven HVAC operations can also help mitigate the potential spread of pathogens and improve air quality. Join this session to learn ways in which AI can work within your municipality’s or school's facilities.

Presenter
  • Mark Carter, Vice President, Smart Solutions, RealTerm Energy US
3:30 PM - 4:25 PM
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Sustainable Chilled Water System Optimization

ESCOs and other energy efficiency contractors can increase revenue and delivered savings while minimizing added risk of performance. This course will review common issues present in chilled water distribution systems and how these issues drive increased energy usage at the plant. We will then review the fundamentals of pressure independent control valves and the role of data analytics in system optimization.

Presenter
  • Quinn Hahs, Project Development Engineer, Flow Energy
4:30 PM - 5:25 PM
Presenter

Energy and IAQ Impacts of Duct Leakage in Commercial Buildings

Leaky ductwork is a key contributor to ventilation rates and indoor air quality, directly impacting the health and wellbeing of a building’s occupants.  As buildings have reopened after a prolonged shutdown, IAQ has quickly become a critical priority. In addition, reducing energy consumption is still as important as ever, and duct leakage either reduces ventilation rates or increases the energy required to maintain adequate ventilation.  This course will focus on the impacts of sealing different types of commercial-building duct systems, quantifying improvements in both indoor air quality and energy efficiency.

Presenter
  • Dr. Mark Modera, Director of the Western Cooling Efficiency Center, University of California, Davis
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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Reception/Special Event

Friday 12 November 2021
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Breakfast

8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Site Visit tbd (CEUs offered)

Cheryl Aquadro

K-12 Vertical Market Director, Johnson Controls Inc.

Cheryl Aquadro is the K-12 Vertical Market Director for Johnson Controls. In this role, Cheryl works with local account teams to create safer, smarter and more engaging learning environments with trusted partnerships in the K-12 industry.

Cheryl has worked at Johnson Controls since 2008, previously holding positions as a K-12 Account Executive and later as Area Sales Manager for Performance Infrastructure projects in the South Central US. In these roles, Cheryl assisted account teams in helping JCI’s public sector customers realize their desired outcomes through holistic infrastructure improvements and financial solutions. Cheryl has served as Business Partner Liaison on the board of the Central Association of Physical Plant Administrators along with involvement on the National Council on School Facilities.

Mark Carter

Vice President, Smart Solutions, RealTerm Energy US

Mark is responsible for leading and driving strategy and growth across our Smart Solutions portfolio. He has formidable experience directing sales and operations teams at renowned organizations across the U.S., such as Honeywell International, in the automation controls, enterprise software, embedded semiconductor and lighting controls businesses. Mark takes a solutions-sales approach, prioritizing the identification of the customer’s underlying needs. Mark holds a BSc in Chemical Engineering from the University of Maine in Orono, Maine.

Phillip Consiglio

President, The Consiglio Consulting Group

With over 30 years of experience, Phill Consiglio has led teams in the development, contracting, and management of renewable energy systems, energy conservation projects, energy storage, energy resiliency, and electricity distribution; predominantly in the Federal Sector.

Mr. Consiglio currently manages The Consiglio Consulting Group (TCCG). TCCG is a team of professionals that specialize in aggregating resources to solve problems in the energy sector. With expertise in UESC, ESPC, renewable and fossil fuel generation, energy storage and resiliency, the TCCG team can identify issues and develop solutions very quickly.

Mr. Consiglio is considered a Subject Matter Expert in federal utility contracting, and in 2013, he represented utilities nationwide at the White House, sitting on a GreenGov Panel discussing Performance Contracting.

Currently, Mr. Consiglio is a consultant to the Department of Energy, developing UESC programs at regulated, municipal, and cooperative utilities throughout the country. He is also working with new technology companies, such as Conservant Systems, promoting their HEDS technology and energy firms developing microgrid and resiliency projects in the in the federal space.

Prior to founding TCCG, Mr. Consiglio led the Federal Energy Services Team for Southern California Edison Company (SCE), one of the largest regulated utilities in the country.  At SCE for almost 20 years, Mr. Consiglio developed and ran their UESC program, assisted in the development and execution of all federal contracts, and managed the federal and schools account management teams.  While at SCE he sat on the Steering Committee of the Federal Utility Partnership Working Group.

Prior to SCE, Mr. Consiglio was the Director of Federal Programs for New Energy Ventures (NEV), a leading, national, electricity commodity provider, where he managed a $400M federal commodity portfolio. Prior to NEV, Mr. Consiglio was an ESPC business development specialist for Sempra Energy Solutions with success in signing ESPC projects with the Air Force, Defense Manpower Data Center, and NASA.

Mr. Consiglio earned a Bachelor’s degree in Physics from the University of La Verne and has completed the W. Edwards Deming Management Program. He is a Certified Energy Manger and sits on the Board of Directors of the Association of Professional Energy Managers for Los Angeles and Orange Counties.  Mr. Consiglio won the GSA Citation of Excellence for a Thermal Energy Storage Project at the GSA Building in Laguna Niguel, California.

L. Cory Green

Associate Commissioner, Department of Grant Compliance and Administration, Texas Education Agency

Cory Green has worked at the Texas Education Agency for the past 26 years. In his current role as Associate Commissioner for the Department of Grant Compliance and Administration, he oversees the Federal Program Compliance, Grants Administration, Federal Fiscal Compliance and Reporting, and Federal Fiscal Monitoring divisions with approximately 95 staff.  His area is responsible for the agency implementation of several federal ESSA programs, disaster programs, stimulus programs, grant development, funding, and over 200 state and federal grant programs to school districts, charter schools, education service centers, institutions of higher education, and nonprofit organizations. He also oversees private school equitable services, federal fiscal compliance determinations and reporting requirements to USDE as well as federal fiscal monitoring activities. He currently serves as the Title IX state equity coordinator.

Mr. Green began his career at the Texas Education Agency in March 1995 and has spent his career in the federal grant administration and compliance area, serving as the liaison to USDE and state director of multiple grant programs over the years.  He has testified in federal legislative hearings related to federal education programs and assisted federal congressional offices with wording for federal statutes.

His teaching experience includes nine years in high school Agriculture Science and Technology.  He has also taught theatre arts, health, middle school science, In-School Suspension (ISS), and a peer assistance leadership (PAL) mentor program between the high school and elementary school students.

Mr. Green is a graduate of Tarleton State University where he received his Bachelor of Science (BS) and Master of Science Teaching (MST) degrees in Agriculture Education.  He has Texas teaching certifications in Agriculture, Ornamental Horticulture, Vocational Education for the Handicapped—Horticulture, Coordinated Vocational Academic Education—Horticulture, Agricultural Cooperative Training, English, Earth Science, Life Science, Language Arts, and Speech Communications.

He has served on several CTE committees for his children’s high school and volunteers for multiple school district FFA programs. He is married to a retired elementary school teacher and the father to two daughters and three sons.  One daughter is an elementary teacher and the other works for Texas A&M University. One son is a high school agriculture science teacher, and the other two are in college to become agriculture science teachers.

Quinn Hahs

Project Development Engineer, Flow Energy

Quinn Hahs is a Project Development Engineer at FlowEnergy. In this role, Quinn identifies and implements energy efficiency opportunities, works with engineering firms to facilitate more successful projects, and helps owners save energy while improving occupant comfort. Previously, he spent five years with a consulting engineering firm as a mechanical engineer leading projects in the Midstream Oil and Gas Market. Quinn's experience includes project management, system design, hydraulic modelling, specification writing, construction support, and field engineering. Quinn has a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering from the University of Kansas and is a Licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Kansas.

Anisa Heming

Director, Center for Green Schools, U.S. Green Buildings Council

Anisa Heming is director of the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council and one of the nation’s foremost experts on green schools. As director of the Center, Anisa provides strategic direction to USGBC’s work in schools and coordinates an organization-wide team to promote environmental sustainability, health and wellness, and environmental and sustainability literacy in school systems around the world.

With a background in architecture, she began her work with USGBC in New Orleans, hired to assist with rebuilding the schools after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. During her two years with the city’s Recovery School District, she established green design and construction standards, received an EPA grant to hire an indoor air quality manager for the schools, completed a public-private partnership to install solar PV on the roofs of schools, began a recycling pilot program, and laid the foundation for a district-wide energy management program.

After her time in New Orleans, she moved to Washington, DC and began the Green Schools Fellowship Program at the Center for Green Schools, placing and training sustainability directors in school districts and beginning the nation's first network of school district sustainability staff, which continues today. Anisa is a Little Rock native and holds a B.S. in Architecture from Washington University in St. Louis and an M.Arch. from the University of Washington in Seattle.

Cliff Holbeck

Bee

Doug Kirkley

Vice President - Business Development, E3 Entegral Solutions, Inc.

Doug Lewin

President, Stoic Energy, LLC

Doug Lewin founded Stoic Energy in 2018. Previously, Doug led government and regulatory affairs work for CLEAResult, an energy efficiency program implementer for over 250 utilities in 40 states and provinces. Prior to joining CLEAResult, Lewin was the founding Executive Director of the South-central Partnership for Energy Efficiency as a Resource (SPEER). SPEER was recognized by the US Department of Energy as the regional energy efficiency organization for Texas and Oklahoma, working with a network of similar organizations throughout the US to advance energy efficiency.

Lewin worked at the Texas Legislature for five years as a legislative aide, primarily on energy, environment, and climate issues for three different elected officials in the House and Senate. There, he established a successful bipartisan energy policy working group which deepened the knowledge base of a wide group of Capitol staffers and members by bringing in guest speakers from industry and academia.

Lewin is a nationally recognized energy expert, particularly in the electric grid, renewable energy, energy efficiency, demand response, utility regulation, and pollution reduction. He has been featured in newspaper articles and TV/radio segments throughout Texas and nationally, including the Austin American Statesman, the Dallas Morning News, the Fort Worth Star Telegram, Houston Chronicle, Texas Monthly, the Texas Observer, Texas Public Radio, the Texas Tribune, the New York Times, and more. Lewin earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Texas at Austin and is a proud husband and father of four children.

Maureen McDonald

Director, Energy Services, Southland Energy

As Director of Energy Services, Ms. McDonald is responsible for developing relationships with clients across the United States to promote energy efficiency, renewable energy, and sustainability initiatives.
With 40 years of experience in the engineering field and over 20 specifically as an energy professional, Ms. McDonald’s immense depth of knowledge has been instrumental in the development of a variety of custom-designed energy solutions for clients. These solutions not only increased overall energy efficiency, but also reduced operational expenses and improved the bottom line.  

Ms. McDonald earned her bachelor’s degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Northwestern University. She also holds an MBA from University of Colorado, as well as master’s degrees in both Environmental Policy and Metallurgical Engineering, from University of Denver and University of Pittsburgh, respectively.

Dr. Mark Modera

Director of the Western Cooling Efficiency Center, University of California, Davis

A veteran researcher with a career spanning more than 40 years, Dr. Mark Modera has a breadth and depth of experience across research, business, education, and regulatory environments. In addition to his work at the Western Cooling Efficiency Center, Dr. Modera is the Sempra Utilities Distinguished Scholar in Energy Efficiency and an Adjunct Professor in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at UC Davis.

His research focuses primarily on energy performance, HVAC, heat transfer, fluid mechanics, and aerosolization. During Dr. Modera’s work as a visiting faculty member at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, he was a Principal Investigator on many research projects. He holds several patents and invented Aeroseal, an aerosol duct-sealing process, through research funded in part by the EPA and DOE.

Adam Pugh

Associate Legislative Director for Environment, Energy and Land Use, National Association of Counties

Adam Pugh serves as NACo's Associate Legislative Director for Environment, Energy and Land Use. In this role, he works with county officials across the nation to set NACo's priorities and policies for environment, energy, and land use issues that affect local governments.

Prior to joining NACo, Adam worked for the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) and Congressman Tom McClintock (CA). Adam has a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Rochester.

Sara Ross

Co-Founder, Undaunted K12

Sara Ross is an entrepreneur and advocate committed to advancing a just, clean-energy future. In 2011, Sara launched Sungage Financial, a residential solar finance company that pioneered the solar loan and has made solar accessible to thousands of homeowners. Under her leadership, Sungage was recognized by the Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative for its innovation in reducing the cost of solar. Sara is also a co-founder at UndauntedK12, an organization focused on activating the K-12 sector in the climate emergency. Sara lives in an all-electric home and loves driving her Chevy Bolt.

Elizabeth Stuart

Program Manager, Electricity Markets and Policy Group, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Elizabeth Stuart is a Program Manager in the Electricity Markets and Policy Group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. She conducts research and provides technical assistance on a range of demand-side management program and policy issues. Ms. Stuart has been lead or co-author on over 20 LBNL reports and policy briefs on topics that include ESCO industry and market trends, ratepayer-funded energy efficiency programs and policies, EM&V of energy efficiency programs, building energy benchmarking and labeling policies, and the energy efficiency workforce. Ms. Stuart also manages development and stakeholder engagement for eProject Builder, the national web-based ESPC database that enables ESCOs and their customers to track, report, and benchmark their ESPC project data.

Prior to joining LBNL in 2009, Ms. Stuart garnered over 13 years’ experience as a project manager in the entertainment software industry. She also worked on the City of Berkeley’s FIRST solar financing program--the progenitor of Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing and consulted for Environmental Defense Fund’s Climate Corps energy efficiency program.

Ms. Stuart holds an MBA in Sustainable Management from Presidio Graduate School in San Francisco.

Dub Taylor

Executive Director, Energy Services Coalition

David Terry

Executive Director, National Association of State Energy Officials

David Terry is the Executive Director of the National Association of State Energy Officials and has worked with NASEO in a variety of capacities since 1996. Mr. Terry leads NASEO's policy actions and programs in support of the 56 governor-designated state and territory energy directors and their offices. NASEO communicates the states' views on virtually all national energy issues. fMr. Terry has participated in governor-led policy meetings, testified before U.S. Congressional Committees and presented at White House and international energy forums. 

Mr. Terry has 25 years of experience working on a range of energy issues for such organizations as the Governors’ Wind and Solar Energy and Coalition and Energy Services Coalition. Prior to working in the energy area, Mr. Terry was researcher at the National Academy of Sciences and a statistical analyst for a consumer products market research firm. He received a BA degree from Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio, and he has completed graduate coursework in statistics and marketing at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia.

Eddy Trevino

Director, Texas State Energy Conservation Office

Eddy Trevino is the Director of the Texas State Energy Conservation Office (SECO). Through energy efficiency, SECO helps public entities improve working and learning environments. Energy efficiency assistance is provided through a technical assistance program, emerging clean energy technology program, education and training program, and an energy-efficiency revolving loan program.

Under Mr. Trevino’s management of the LoanSTAR revolving loan program, fund value has increased to $230 million with over 325 loans. There have been no loan defaults over the life of the loan program.
Mr. Trevino’s professional designations include a registered Professional Engineer and a Certified Energy Manager. He has 29 years of engineering and management experience. 

While attending the University of Texas at Austin, Mr. Trevino earned the following degrees: Bachelor in Architectural Engineering, an MBA, and a Master in Technology Commercialization.

Timothy Unruh

Executive Director, NAESCO

Dr. Timothy D. Unruh joins NAESCO after over 26 years in energy efficiency and clean energy development.  Most recently, he served in two senior roles at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) – Director of the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Renewable Power.  As FEMP Director, Dr. Unruh helped launch the President’s Performance Contracting Challenge pushing for growth in performance contracting with the Federal Government, as well as eProject Builder targeting a common national platform for ESCO industry data. As DAS for Renewable Power, Dr. Unruh helped develop the Beyond Batteries initiative to explore innovative ways to provide grid services, including using building energy efficiency technologies to improve grid integration with renewable technologies.

Prior to his work at DOE, Dr. Unruh spend many years working for ESCOs. During his time at Custom Energy and ConEdison Solutions, he fulfilled performance contracting work in all markets (MUSH, industrial, commercial and federal), gaining expertise in business development, engineering, measurement and verification, legal and financial aspects of the industry, often through first-hand experience in fulfilling the work.  Early in his career, Dr. Unruh worked for CMS Energy, finding efficiency and power quality solutions for commercial and industrial energy users, where he developed his energy engineering foundation.

Dr. Unruh holds a Bachelors, Masters, and Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering from Wichita State University in Wichita, Kansas.  He also holds professional engineering licenses in 13 States and the District of Columbia.