2017 Energy Summit


2017 Energy Summit
Thursday, August 17, 2017
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Program
Golden Valley Country Club
7001 Golden Valley, Golden Valley, Minnesota 55427

8:00 am How the Internet of Things and the Data Transparency Revolution are impacting commercial building operations
Ruari Barnwell, DLR Group
• New technologies that are impacting energy efficiency and building operations
• The challenge of achieving energy efficiency goals while maintaining occupant comfort
• A new focus on occupant wellness, productivity and the WELL Building Standard
• The Data Transparency Revolution
• We have all of this building data, what do we do with it?...creating actionable intelligence

8:40 am Lighting state of the industry and the LED Revolution
Moderator: Lev Buslovich,
Noble Conservation Solutions
Steve Hahn, Luma Sales Associates
Lee Valencour,  Noble Conservation Solutions
George Jia, Chus International lighting
• LED experiencing another revolution
• LED Lighting Technology advances for commercial property
• Lighting Supply Chain and Players (Manufacturers, Brands/Import Brokers, Designers, Installers, Financiers, Rebate Administration)
• Rebate programs and requirements
• LED controls
• Capabilities and issues (dimming, compatibility, voltage, ballast/driver integration)
• First steps owners and developers can take to convert their buildings and implement energy efficient solutions

9:25 am Solar Energy: What do I need to know
Moderator: Eric Pasi,
IPS Solar
Ryan Buege, All Energy Solar 
Robert Wanless, M+W Energy – A Company of the M+W Group
Cliff Kaehler, Novel Energy Solutions
• Overview and economic review and impact of the Solar energy industry
• Fundamentals of solar.
• The real value of implementing solar
• What technology is available today and what is coming
• Challenges and usage of installing solar energy on my building
• Solar project construction and site challenges
• Easy to implement energy solutions that will save you money

Break 10:05

10:15 am Programs, Rebates and Incentives for Improving Buildings 
Moderator: Mark Lofthus,
Dakota Electric
Peter Klein, Saint Paul Port Authority
Tim Doherty, Dakota Electric
Tom Sagstetter, City of Elk River
• Funding Programs to help fund efficiency improvement
• Self funding a life cycle of energy improvement in your building 
• Using utility rebate programs to your best advantage
• Tracking local, state and federal incentives (tax and other)
• The future of energy mandates and their related cost to owners
11:00 am Window Films Case Study 
Dan Borowski, 3M
• Heat gain and loss
• Glare reduction, daylighting, privacy, and fade protection
• Energy savings 
• Safety and Security -Deterring forced entry, windstorms, blast mitigation, safety glazing, anti-graffiti, and spontaneous glass breakage
• Decorative films -sandblasted or etched look in a variety of standard and custom patterns
• How can the films evaluated for their effectiveness and the various ways 3M can prove out their technology
• Thermal fracture and seal failure

11:30 am Reducing Utility Expenses – The Answers Continue to Change
Stephen Todd, The Energy Guy
Real Estate managers are often challenged to lower OPEX. Reducing utility expenses is one of the most cost-effective ways to accomplish that goal. However, the plans you made even six months ago are likely already out of date.
• Revising your game plan
• Setting meaningful and realistic reduction goals
• Effective approaches to implement change
• Trends in energy conservation that you’ll want to know about
12:00 PM Adjourn & Networking


2017 Energy Summit


  • When

  • Thursday, August 17, 2017
    8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Central Time

  • Where

  • Golden Valley Country Club
    7001 Golden Valley
    Golden Valley, Minnesota 55427

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