March 28, 2014
11:00am to 12:00pm Booth Set-Up
12:00pm to 1:15pm Catered Lunch
(included) and ESPC Client Panel
Presentation 1:30pm to 3:00pm Job and Internship Fair (Booths Open)
George Washington University
800 21st Street, NW, Washington, DC
(Foggy Bottom Metro)
If you have any questions about this event, registration, how to register please contact Karen Elliott.
We look forward to meeting you at our AEE National Capital Chapter events - which are great networking opportunities -- don't forget to bring plenty of business cards!
Association of Energy Engineers
National Capital Chapter
The Federal government is the nation’s largest energy consumer spending more than $7 billion annually. This meeting will demonstrate how local Federal Agencies are significantly reducing their utility bill and providing for hundreds of millions of dollars of sustainable upgrades and modernization efforts to their facilities in the Washington, DC area without any additional cost to taxpayers.
Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPCs) can be described as a vehicle that creates capital for critical facility upgrades and deferred maintenance. This capital creation feature becomes even more significant in times of budgetary constraints. An ESPC is a Public-Private-Partnership that is used in the Federal, state / municipal, schools, hospitals, and university market segments. Over the past twenty years the U.S. ESPC market has delivered over $45 billion in projects paid from savings with $50 billion in energy and maintenance savings that are guaranteed and verified.
Our focus today is the Federal ESPC market. We have assembled a distinguished panel of key federal energy and sustainability leaders from the Architect of the Capitol (AOC), General Services Administration (GSA), U.S. Army, and the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). The panelist have recently completed and/or awarded significant ESPC projects in the Washington, DC area. They will discuss their projects results, solutions, lessons learned, and future plans. Please see attached abstracts for details for the speakers and their presentation.
The desired end result for the federal agencies is similar: modernize/upgrade facilities; significantly reduce energy use and costs with the consequential reduction in greenhouse gas emissions; meet/exceed federal energy and emission reduction laws and mandates; provide for adequate operation and maintenance to maintain guaranteed savings; enhance energy security; and provide a cost-effective method to verify the savings. What is different is how each federal team accomplishes these goals. For instance, one large project versus a series of phased projects; how each group works within the framework of their energy policies and facility constraints; and how each ensures that the energy program supports their federal mission, etc.
Attendees will also learn first-hand how cutting-edge and renewable technologies are creatively being included to meet/exceed the difficult to achieve renewable and sustainability goals ahead of schedule. The construction value of these local projects is valued at over $200 million creating many jobs and helping to boost the local economy.
Looking for a new opportunity or career? The presentations will be followed by a job fair. Hope to see you at our March meeting.
Please take a look at our attachment section for additional meeting information.
Employers seeking experienced and new engineering talent for energy related work are strongly encouraged to participate. It is often challenging for busy companies to find good sources of engineering talent and this event will be an easy and cost effective way to do so. Space is limited, so please respond now.