Implementing Sustainability – Energy and Environmental Management & Best Practices Conference AGENDA

September 10-11, 2019
2020 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Hilton Garden Inn, Arlington, Virginia

Tuesday September 10, 2019

7:00 AM MEETING REGISTRATION (Full Hot Breakfast provided)
8:00 Welcome and Introduction, Mike Zebell, Environmental Resources Management, Chairman
8:00 Calculating  Energy Efficency Methods and Realities 101, Ashwani Gupta, University of Maryland
9:00 Evaluating the Value and Cost of Carbon for Energy Project Implementation

  1. Mike Zebell, Environmental Resources Management
  2. TBD, Cargill Incorporated
  3. Discussion
10:45 COFFEE BREAK
11:00 Sustainability Project Evaluation

  1. Potential Energy Efficiency & Sustainability Project via Energy Assessments, Frederick (Fred) P. Fendt, The Dow Chemical Company
  2. A Methodology for Sustainability Project Assessment, Ann McIver, Citizens Thermal
12:00 BUFFET LUNCH (Provided)
1:00 Assessing Renewable Energy, Energy Storage and Demand Side Management in Industrial and Institutional Energy and Microgrid Systems

  1. The State of Renewable Energy for Industrial & Institutional Energy, Rob Hovsapian, NREL
  2. Making Sustainability Happen with Energy Information and Control Solutions, Robert (Bob) Sabin, Emerson Electric
  3. Discussion
3:00 COFFEE BREAK
3:15 The Latest in Energy Applications, Maintenance and Control Systems

  1. Boilers & Efficiency In Today’s Facilities, Catie Van Wormer, Cleaver Brooks, Inc.
  2. Mechanical Insulation, the Forgotten Technology For Energy Conservation & Emission Reduction, Ron King, National Insulation Association
  3. Discussion
5:00 Meeting Adjourns for the Day – Dinner on your own

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

7:00 AM MEETING REGISTRATION (Full Hot Breakfast provided)
8:00 Renewables, Electricity Distribution and the Grid 101 – What You Need to Know, Jeff Arroyo, Affliliated Engineers, Inc.  (Invited)
9:00 Making the Two Way Grid Connection a Reality – AC/DC,  Islanding & Black Start

  1. Technology on the Horizon, Ronald (Ron) Breault, NETL
  2. Connecting to the Grid a Two Way Deal, Dan Maloney, NETL
  3. Discussion
10:15 COFFEE BREAK
10:30 Determining the Social and Environmental Benefits of Energy and Environmental Management Systems

  1. Mark Clark, Environmental Resources Management
  2. Robert (Bob) Davis, Sartorius Stedim Data Analytics
  3. Discussion
11:30 Case Study and Sustainability

  1. Sherri Jett, Michigan State University
12:30 Working Lunch – How Do I Do It?
1:30 Meeting Adjourns