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

Speakers Include:
Peter Klein, Saint Paul Port Authority
Tim Doherty, Dakota Electric
Mark Lofthus, Dakota Electric 
Stephen Todd, The Energy Guy 
Ryan Buege, All Energy Solar 
Randy Jensen, Sun Control of Minnesota 
Tom Lambrecht, Great River Energy
Ruari Barnwell, DLR Group
Lev Buslovich, Noble Conservation Solutions
Steve Hahn, Luma Sales Associates
Eric Pasi, IPS Solar
Robert Wanless, M+W Energy – A Company of the M+W Group
Tom Sagstetter, City of Elk River
Dan Borowski, 3M

How the Internet of Things and the Data Transparency Revolution are impacting commercial building operations

• 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

Lighting state of the industry and the LED Revolution
• 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


Solar Energy: What do I need to know
• 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

Programs, Rebates and Incentives for Improving Buildings 
• 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

Reducing Utility Expenses – The Answers Continue to Change
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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