Building Energy Management Systems Workshop

Thursday, May 9, 2013
8:00 am – 12:00 pm

1020 Enterprise Way
Sunnyvale, CA (View Map)

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Workshop Description

This Workshop will walk through Energy Management Systems and present a framework for how to ‘move to the next level’ in terms energy monitoring and management capabilities. Energy Management is critical for developing new resource and cost savings, and addressing emerging benchmarking and reporting regulatory requirements.

The workshop will define a high-level Energy Management System ‘maturity model’, and describe key capabilities and solutions along this continuum, including:

  • EnergyStar Portfolio Manager Benchmarking and Integration
  • Advanced building energy management capabilities for continuous management of energy consumption, optimization of building assets and improvement of maintenance efficiencies
  • Financing opportunities and financial case studies including PACE financing and other available incentives

A portion of the workshop will include breakout sessions for commercial and public-sector customers.

Who Should Attend

This workshop is relevant to:

  • sustainability professionals
  • facility directors
  • energy managers
  • property managers and real estate directors


7:45am - 8am


8am - 9:15am


Welcome and Objectives:

Don Bray, Executive Director, Smart Energy Enterprise Development, Joint Venture Silicon Valley (slides)

Shayna Hirshfield, Program Coordinator, Silicon Valley Energy Watch

The Energy Management Systems Continuum - Key Capabilities and Approaches for Building Energy Management:

Mangesh Basarkar, Senior Product Manager, PG&E (slides)

Ram Narayanamurthy, Senior Project Manager, Energy Efficiency & Demand Response, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) (slides)

9:15am - 9:30am


9:30am - 10:30am



ENERGYSTAR Portfolio Manager Update:

Cara Gillen, Clean Energy and Climate Change Office, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (slides)

  • State regulatory changes
  • New capabilities
  • Utility integration

Advanced Systems for Energy Management:

Rodney Martin, NASA Sustainability Base (slides)

Eugene Gutkin and Frank Ruiz, IBS (slides)

  • Continuous energy monitoring and commissioning
  • Integration of distributed generation assets


Overview of SVEW’s Strategic Municipal Energy Planning Assistance: (slides)

  • Benchmarking in ESPM
  • Identifying and prioritizing cost saving/energy efficiency opportunities
  • Going deeper: Continuous EMS and securing buy-in for customized retrofits

Identifying Innovative Financing Opportunities for the Public Sector

Implementing Projects and Verifying Savings

Best Practices and Challenges in the Energy Management/Planning Process:

  • Julie Benabente, Energy Manager, City of San Jose
  • Lin Ortega, Utilities Program Manager, Santa Clara County
  • Anthony Eulo, Program Administrator, City of Morgan Hill

10:30am - 12pm


Commercial PACE Funding (slides)

Steve Attinger, Environmental Sustainability Coordinator, City of Mountain View

Demetra McBride, Director, Office of Sustainability and Climate Action, Santa Clara County/Office of the County Executive

Case Studies in Advanced Energy Management

Robert Cormia, Associate Professor, Foothill College (slides)

Darrell Smith, Director of Real Estate, Facilities and Energy Management, Microsoft Corporation (slides)

For more details, contact:
Kara Gross

Presented in partnership with:

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Smart Energy (SEEDZ)

Joint Venture’s SEEDZ Initiative focused on building the ‘smart energy’ network of the future – demonstrating and delivering leading power performance and sustainability benefits on a commercially based, community-wide scale.

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