ASSOCIATION OF ENERGY ENGINEERS

15th Annual Energy Forum
October 15, 2014 - 8:30am - 4:00pm
Denver Police Protective Association (PPA) Event Center
2105 Decatur St. Denver, CO 80211

"Energy at Altitude"

Plan now to join us for an informative day as RMAEE explores “Energy at Altitude.” Participants will receive 6 Professional Development Education Hours (1.2 CEU for professional licenses). Lunch and continental breakfast are included with paid admission of $65 for RMAEE members or AEE members and $85 for nonmembers. This price ends at midnight October 13th. At the door registrations - the prices increase $10 each. Students with Valid ID will be admitted for free.
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Preliminary Agenda

Continental Breakfast and Registration Opens at 7:30 AM. Conference and speakers starts at 8:30 AM.
Energy Efficiency Opportunities in the Grow Industry.
 A local grower, grow energy consultant, and grow regulator agent will discuss the grow industry and how the current state of this industry impacts energy policies and utility load, as well as where the energy efficiency opportunities lie.
Private Sector Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) Program.  Jeanna Paluzzi, EPC Program Manager for the Colorado Energy Office (CEO), will provide an overview of a pilot program to leverage the CEO’s public sector EPC experience in the private sector.  Forum participants are encouraged to provide input on design of a possible program to build on these private sector results. 
Net metering and Value of the Electrical Grid.  Beth Chacon with Xcel Energy’s Environmental and Public Policy group will speak about Xcel Energy’s view of solar in general, net metering, and the value of the grid.
Colorado Energy Office Keynote.  Jeff Ackermann, Director of the CEO will talk about CEO programs and the future of energy policy in Colorado.
Cybersecurity of Building Automation Systems (BAS) and Networks. Noah Welshans, Technology Sales Development Engineer with Johnson Controls will discuss cybersecurity issues associated with building automation systems and networks critical to energy efficiency.
Small to Medium Size Building Automation. Jim Payne from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building Technology Office (DOE) will discuss efforts to develop an open source Building Automation Solution suitable for small to medium size commercial buildings.  This is a space that does not have a significant presence from the major BAS players, and could yield significant energy savings with BAS implementation. 
Energy/water Efficiency in Craft Brewing. Brad Queen, of Cube Resources, will give a general overview of the brewing industry specifically related to where energy is being used and what the opportunities for energy efficiency are in the industry. New Belgium Brewery, Odells Brewery, and Powder Keg Brewery will present on what energy efficiency projects they have implemented in their brewery and discuss the results.
Noah Welshans. Noah is currently responsible for leading sales development and adoption of technology innovations and cloud analytics utilizing building and equipment data for business decisions. Noah has worked in both a technician and sales engineer roles for Johnson Controls in Milwaukee, Denver, and Kansas City.
Emerging Technologies. David Podorson, an analyst for eSource, will discuss several new technologies including: evaporative cooling retrofits to RTUs, liquid submerged servers, cloud thermostats, zoning technology, rooftop retrofit VSDs, LED lighting, daylighting film, and commercial laundry applications.

2014 Vendor Sponsors

Xcel Energy Denver Electrical Contractors Pentad Associates, Inc.

Rocky Mountain Association of Energy Engineers