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At the heart of the 2008 ET Summit experience, are 24 sessions presented by experts who have a unique insight into the challenges of moving toward a cleaner, more sustainable path of production and consumption through the development of new technologies. These sessions will delve into why these technologies will be essential for meeting the challenges ahead and how businesses are faced with the decision of whether to invest in new and emerging technologies or more established mature technologies. Get in-depth information with presentations and panel discussions on these technologies as well as understanding the dynamics of what drives technology change and the overall effect on energy use. You’ll get answers to your most critical questions and insight into emerging technologies that can improve energy efficiency as well as economic and environmental performance.

Please note, schedule is tentative and sessions are subject to change without notice.  Listed below are the sessions and their descriptions.  They are noted in a time-line order.  ETCC will make every effort to keep this information updated.


Monday, October 27, 2008


Session 1: Technology Development and Clean Tech Investments

Monday, October 27, 2008 10:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Type: Innovations in Investment 
Organizer: Palo Alto Research Center (PARC)
Moderator: Scott Elrod, Vice President, PARC (Bio)

This session will focus on early stage investments, from a range of perspectives including that of companies with new demand-side technologies, and of angel, VC and corporate venture funds.  The individual talks and panel will address the current investment climate, as well as the outlook over the next several years.

Panel Discussion:  Small Company Perspective on Investment
Moderator: David Bailey, Senior Vice President, Text100
Steve Stephansen, CEO, Agoura Technology (Bio)
Joy Weiss, President & CEO, Dust Networks (Bio)
Gregg Dixon, Senior Vice-President of Sales and Business Development, EnerNOC, Inc. (Bio)
Zach Gentry, CEO & Co-Founder, Adura Technologies (Bio)

Panel Discussion:  Investor Perspectives
Moderator: Neal M. Dikeman, Partner, Jane Capital Partners, LLC
Kevin Skillern, Managing Director, Venture Capital, GE Energy Financial Services (Bio)
Alain Harrus, Partner, Crosslink Capital (Bio)
Susan Preston, General Partner, CalCEF Clean Energy Angel Fund (Bio)
David Berokoff, Manager of Technology Development, Sempra utilities (Bio)
Cheryl Beninga, Managing Director, American River Ventures (Bio)


Session 2: Demand Response and Energy Efficiency – Changing the Customer Experience


Monday, October 27, 2008
10:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Type:  Energy-Efficiency and Demand Response
Organizer:  Distributed Energy Financial Group (DEFG) http://www.defgllc.com  
Moderator:  Austen D’Lima, Senior Market Advisor, San Diego Gas & Electric (Bio)

The Customer Care Research Consortium (CCRC), a group of leading North American utilities, has developed a compelling vision of the customer experience in 2015 enabled by AMI, demand response and energy efficiency. This vision depicts how a great customer experience can be achieved, while at the same time delivering energy efficiency and demand response goals. The vision also shows how leveraging the local community can help in delivering the vision. The CCRC customer service vision is being viewed throughout North America.

This session will start with a viewing of the CCRC vision. A California utility panel will then discuss how this customer experience vision is being implemented in California and the importance of providing an excellent customer experience to achieve future energy efficiency and demand response goals. Finally we will hear from some of the nation’s leading vendors on how home area networks (HAN), smart appliances, the use of information and system integration are critical enablers for achieving the desired customer experience.

Panel Discussion:  Your Customer Can Feel Great about Demand Response and Energy Efficiency
Moderator: Tom Brunetto, Managing Partner, Distributed Energy Financial Group (DEFG) (Bio)
Kevin Wood, Manager Systems & Technology, Tariff & Services, Southern California Edison (Bio)
Lee Cooper, Manager Emerging Technologies, Pacific Gas & Electric (Bio)
J.C. Martin, Home Area Network Manager - Smart Meter Program Office, San Diego Gas & Electric (Bio)

Presentation: How Home Area Networks Enhance the Customer Experience
Gerry Vurciaga, V.P. Western Region, GridPoint, Inc. (Bio)

Presentation: Demand Response for the Consumer Lifestyle
Gale Horst, Engineering Lead, Whirlpool Corporation – Advanced Electronic Technology (Bio)

Presentation: Evolution of Utility Smart Grid and Advanced Metering Infrastructure Programs
Gary Paul, Vice President, North American Utility Practice, Capgemini (Bio)


Session 3:  State-of-the-Art Lighting

Monday, October 27, 2008
10:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Type:  Advanced Lighting
Organizer: Emerging Technology Coordinating Council (ETCC) http://www.etcc-ca.com
Moderators: Doug Avery, Project Manager, Southern California Edison (Bio)

Delve into the world of State-of-the-Art lighting and listen to industry experts as they discuss the latest development and innovations in lamp technology. This session will:

  • Highlight the latest advances in T8 lamps, including a simple explanation of the different lamps that comprise the Gen 1-4 T8’s.
  • Present startling new improvements in LED lamps and fixtures as well as best practices tips to assist in determining where to use the LED lamps and fixtures.  
  • Demonstrate the hot-new electrode-less Metal Halide, also known as the Plasma lamp as well as a preview of potential new fixtures that will house this exciting new fixture.
  • Discuss daylight harvesting, including an overview of current lighting systems that enable optimal day-lighting in all types of spaces.

Presentation: What’s New in Fluorescent
Roy Sierleja, Senior Lighting Specialist, GE Lighting (Bio)

Presentation: Are LED’s Ready for Prime Time?  Fact or Fiction?
Chris Ruud, Executive Vice President, Beta LED/Kramer LED (Bio)

Presentation: An Introduction to Solid State High Intensity Lighting
Tony McGettigan, President and CEO, Luxim Corporation (Bio)

Presentation: Photo Sensor Controls for Daylight Harvesting
Konstantinos Papamichael, Ph.D., Professor, Design Program, California Lighting Technology Center, UC Davis (Bio)


Session 4:  Moving Towards Zero Energy Homes

Monday, October 27, 2008
10:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Type:  Towards Zero Energy
Organizer: Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) http://www.smud.org
Moderator: Abdullah Y. “A.Y.” Ahmed, Emerging Technologies Manager, San Diego Gas & Electric and Southern California Gas Company (Bio)
Sponsored by: Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) http://www.smud.org

We know that zero energy homes are a means to cutting greenhouse gas emissions and conserve energy.  The question is how do we get there?  With the guidance of top industry leaders in this field, this session will provide updates on the latest activities to accelerate the development of net zero energy homes.  These organizations are actively working to meet the goal of net zero energy homes by 2020 and will provide information and status updates on achieving this important mandate. 

Presentation: Zero Peak Communities before Zero Energy Homes
Lew Pratsch, Zero Energy Homes Project Manager, Department of Energy (DOE) (Bio)

Presentation: Zero Energy Homes: Ten Years After
Danny Parker, Principal Research Scientist, Florida Solar Energy Center (Bio)

Presentation: Zero Energy Homes: Implications for California
Bill Goetzler, Associate Director, Navigant Consulting, Inc. (Bio)

Presentation: SMUD’s Zero Energy Home Initiatives
Jim Parks, EECR&D Manager, Sacramento Municipal Utility District (Bio)


Session 5:  New Gas-Saving Technologies for Industry  


Monday, October 27, 2008
10:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Type:  Advanced Industrial Technologies
Organizer:  Energy Solutions Center, Inc. (ESC) http://www.energysolutionscenter.org 
Moderator:  Ed Becker, Emerging Technologies Project Manager, Southern California Gas Company (Bio)

As we aim towards a future with a smaller carbon footprint, economic and emissions-related factors make it ever more challenging to manage industrial production.  This session will focus on new or under-utilized methods of saving natural gas in different industries.  You’ll hear about technologies and process improvements which include:

  • Novel forms of heat recovery
  • Steam Management
  • Innovative processes such as uses in renewable sources combined with traditional fuel and combustion.  

Presentation: Food Industry – Natural Gas Reductions from Efficiency and Renewable Projects 
Al Halvorsen, Director of Environmental Sustainability, Frito-Lay North America (Bio)

Presentation: Smart Technology for Steam Systems Management
Kerry Phillips, Manager – Smart Services Group, Armstrong International, Inc. (Bio)

Presentation: Condensing Heat Recovery – Energy and Water Recovery from Waste Exhaust Gas
Cameron Veitch, Vice President of Sales, Marketing & Product Development, Combustion and Energy Systems (Bio)

Presentation: Warm Mix Asphalt – An Emerging Technology
Jim St. Martin, President and Executive Director, Asphalt Pavement Association of California

Presentation: Mechanical Vapor Recompression (MVR) Evaporation for the Tomato and Dairy Processing Industry
Ryan Matley, Industrial Portfolio Manager, Pacific Gas & Electric (Bio)


Session 6:  Electric Vehicles, Plug-In Hybrids, and Clean Vehicles: Overcoming the Barriers to Scale


Monday, October 27, 2008
10:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Type:  Clean Transportation
Organizer: Rocky Mountain Institute http://www.rmi.org
Moderator:  Michael Brylawski, VP of Mobility and Vehicle Efficiency, Rocky Mountain Institute (Bio)
 
According to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, "Transportation accounts for forty percent of California's annual greenhouse gas emissions and we rely on petroleum-based fuels for an overwhelming 96 percent of our transportation needs. This petroleum dependency contributes to climate change and leaves workers, businesses, and consumers vulnerable to price shocks from an unstable global energy market."

A new generation of electric-drive vehicles (including battery- electric, plug-in hybrid, and gaseous-fueled EVs) and advanced fueling infrastructure (including intelligent grid and at-home fuel systems) show promise to address both greenhouse emissions and our dependence on oil. With a host of innovations coming from its major automakers, upstart firms, utilities, and research organizations, California could soon be turning its transportation problems into profitable mobility solutions.

However, realizing this promise means getting clean, electrified vehicles on the road in significant volumes, and scaling the infrastructure to fuel them. Increasingly, the potential solutions for clean mobility are moving from the lab and into the marketplace, bringing with them a host of new challenges centered around manufacturability, business cases, consumer acceptance, policies, and incentives.

Hear from experts from the automotive industry, infrastructure developers, universities, and NGOs discuss the technological, economic, and social barriers to the scale of EVs, plug-ins, and other types of clean vehicle--and how they can be overcome. Specifically, speakers will share insights on the mobility technologies, platforms, and business models that can help our climate and oil problems, and what actions need to be taken--in the companies, legislature, and ultimately at your houses and in the showroom--to get them to scale.

Presentation: Automotive Disruption: How Volatile Oil, Carbon, Electrification & New Entrants Are Disrupting the Industry...But Will Ultimately Regenerate It
Michael Brylawski, VP of Mobility and Vehicle Efficiency, Rocky Mountain Institute (Bio)

Presentation: Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles
Dahlia M. Garas, Program Manager, PHEV Research Center – UC Davis, Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS) (Bio)

Presentation: Electricity as a Transportation Fuel
Marcus Alexander, Manager, Vehicle Systems Analysis, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

Presentation: Utility Operations & Sustainability Strategy
Sven Thesen, Utility Operations & Sustainability Strategy, Better Place


Session 7:  Technology Incubation and Clean Tech Investments


Monday, October 27, 2008
2:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Type:  Innovations in Investment
Organizer:  Palo Alto Research Center (PARC)   http://www.parc.com/
Moderator:  Nitin Parekh, Director of Business Development, Palo Alto Research Center (PARC)

In this session on technology incubation, the focus will be on understanding how technologies make their way into the marketplace with perspectives from industrial research centers, the National labs and Universities.  In addition, a panel will address the incubation role that is being provided by various organizations around the world.

Presentation: Energy Efficiency: Saving can be Sexy
Steve Vassallo, Principal, Foundation Capital (Bio)

Presentation: Incubating a Solar Startup Using Open Innovation
Ty Jagerson, VP Corporate Development, SolFocus, Inc. (Bio)

Presentation: Emerging Best Practices in Cleantech Cluster Development
Nathan Owens, Director, Regional Assessments, University of California, San Diego (Bio)

Panel Discussion:  Incubation
Moderator:  Mike Kanellos, Editor, Greentech Media (Bio)
Victor Lechtenberg, Vice Provost of Engagement, Purdue University (Bio)
Mehdi Moussavi, General Manager of Nanotechnology, CEA, Grenoble, France (Bio)
Lisa Bicker, President and CEO, Clean Tech San Diego (Bio)
Nathan Owens, Director, Regional Assessments, University of California, San Diego (Bio)


Session 8:  Emerging Demand Response Technologies for the Commercial and Industrial Sector


Monday, October 27, 2008
2:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Type:  Energy-Efficiency and Demand Response
Organizer:  Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)  http://www.lbl.gov
Moderator:  Mike Gravely, Research Program Manager, California Energy Commission (PIER) (Bio)

Demand Response (DR) is an effective tool which resolves inconsistencies between electric power supply and demand. It further provides a reliable and credible resource that ensures stable and economical operation of the power grid.  In this session, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the California utilities have brought together their top experts to discuss emerging technologies in DR and their applications for the commercial and industrial sectors.  The following topics will be discussed: 

  • Automated Demand Response
  • Demand Response Lighting
  • Pre-Cooling
  • Industrial Controls and Demand Response

Presentation: Automating Demand Response Implementation in California
Sila Kiliccote, Senior Engineering Associate, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Bio)
Francis Rubinstein, Staff Scientist & Principal Investigator – Lighting Research Group, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Bio)
Albert Chiu, Demand Response Program Manager, Pacific Gas and Electric (Bio)

Presentation: Demand Shifting With Building Thermal Mass in California Hot Climate Zone
Peng XU, Building Technologies, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Bio)

Presentation: Industrial Control Applications for Demand Response
Alex Lekov, Research Associate Supervisor II, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Bio)


Session 9:  Lighting Systems and Controls


Monday, October 27, 2008
2:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Type:  Advanced Lighting
Organizer: Emerging Technology Coordinating Council (ETCC) http://www.etcc-ca.com
Moderator: Doug Avery, Project Manager, Southern California Edison (Bio)

Adoption of good Lighting Systems and Controls is a cornerstone to improving a building’s energy efficiency.  This session gives you the opportunity to listen to lighting industry experts who will present different lighting system control solutions, using strategies ranging from intelligent design to robust system controls.  This dynamic afternoon series will finish with a panel comprised of electric utility project managers, who will discuss the importance of lighting system controls and Demand Response capabilities that are energy efficient as well as a system reliability resource.

Presentation: Breakthrough in Office Lighting
Terry Clark, Chief Executive Officer, Finelite, Inc. (Bio)

Presentation: Total Building Light Control & Integration  
Audwin Cash, Market Development Manager, Lutron Electronics Company, Inc. (Bio)

Presentation: Beyond Demand Response
Matt Banach, Vice President of Engineering & Manufacturing, Convia, Inc. (Bio)

Panel Discussion:  What Works for Electric Utilities
Moderator: Doug Avery, Project Manager, Southern California Edison (Bio)
Carlos Haiad, Project Manager, Southern California Edison
Daryl DeJean, Consultant, Emerging Technologies Associates, Inc. (Bio)
Abdullah Y. “A.Y.” Ahmed, Emerging Technologies Manager, San Diego Gas & Electric and Southern California Gas Company (Bio)
Bruce Pelton, Director of Engineering, California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC) (Bio)


Session 10:  Accelerating Progress toward Net Zero Energy Use in Commercial Buildings


Monday, October 27, 2008
2:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Type:  Towards Zero Energy
Organizer:  New Buildings Institute http://www.newbuildings.org
Moderator:  Mark Frankel, Technical Director, New Buildings Institute (Bio)

Explore the technical, regulatory and marketing challenges as well as opportunities impacting the goal of net zero energy use.  This session will include perspectives from research and building science on the practical challenges of achieving net zero on a broad scale:

    • Issues faxed by design practitioners currently working on net zero energy projects
    • Opportunities afforded by new state and utility programs in California that will require and support continued progress toward net zero energy use buildings.

    Presentation: Net Zero Energy Use: Technical Potentials & Solutions  
    Steve Selkowitz, Department Head – Building Technologies Department, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Bio)

    Presentation: Net Zero Energy Use:  Practical Applications - The Design Perspective  
    Paul Schwer, Principal, PAE Consulting Engineers (Bio)

    Presentation: Net Zero Energy Use:  Policies and Programs for the Commercial Sector
    Nick Rajkovich, Senior Program Engineer, Pacific Gas and Electric (Bio)


    Session 11:  Innovative Industrial Energy Efficiency Technologies: Reducing Electricity Demand & Use


    Monday, October 27, 2008
    2:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
    Type:  Advanced Industrial Technologies
    Organizer: Emerging Technology Coordinating Council (ETCC) http://www.etcc-ca.com
    Moderator: Pramod Kulkarni, Program Manger (PIER), California Energy Commission (Bio)

    Industrial energy users constitute a major portion of California’s energy consumption. Increasingly, industry is confronted with the challenge of moving toward a cleaner, more sustainable path of production and consumption, while increasing global competitiveness. New technologies are essential for meeting these challenges. In this session, speakers will share their experience with recent energy efficiency projects that have resulted in energy savings for industrial customers.

    Presentation: Variable Speed Dust Collection System to Save Energy for Industrial Applications
    Roger Sung, Senior Research Engineer, Southern California Edison (Bio)

    Presentation: Automatic Sash Positioning Control System for Fume Hood
    Henry Lau, Manager – Emerging Technology Program, Southern California Edison (Bio)

    Presentation: Emerging Membrane Technologies in Industrial Processes
    Ammi Amarnath, Technical Leader/Technology Manager, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) (Bio)

    Presentation: Energy Efficiency Technologies for AC Induction Motors
    Brian Taylor, Senior Vice President, Power Efficiency Corporation (Bio)

    Presentation: Using Solar Steam to Reduce Energy Consumption in Industrial Processes
    Robert Morgan, Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer, Ausra, Inc. (Bio)


    Session 12: Energy Efficient Food Refrigeration


    Monday, October 27, 2008
    2:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
    Type:  Agricultural Technologies
    Organizer:  UC Davis Energy Efficiency Center http://www.eec.ucdavis.edu  
    Moderator: Jim Gorny, Executive Director, Postharvest Technology Research and Information Center, UC Davis (Bio)

    Industrial-scale refrigeration for cooling produce and processed food is a major use of electricity in California. This session will cover the latest university research and commercial innovation in reducing electricity use in refrigeration systems. Presenters will discuss topics ranging from a new bench marking tool to gauge an operation’s efficiency compared to industry average, operational practices that reduce electricity use with no capital cost, equipment retrofits, a new cooling technology that is faster and more efficient than traditional cooling methods, and many more efficiency options for refrigeration.

    Presentation: Electricity Use Modeling for Cold Storage Operations
    Paul Singh, Professor of Food Engineering, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, UC Davis (Bio)

    Presentation: Opportunities for Reducing Electricity use in Produce Coolers
    Jim Thompson, Extension Engineer, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, UC Davis (Bio)

    Presentation: Automated Forced-Air Pre-Cooling
    Scott Hawkins, President, MACS Cool, Inc. (Bio)

    Presentation: Motor Speed Control for Vacuum Coolers
    Ryan Matley, Industrial Portfolio Manager, Pacific Gas & Electric (Bio)

     

    Tuesday, October 28, 2008


    Session 13:  Innovations in HVAC


    Tuesday, October 28, 2008
    10:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
    Type: Innovations in HVAC
    Organizer: Western Cooling Efficiency Center (WCEC) http://wcec.ucdavis.edu
    Moderator: Shea Dibble, Energy Programs Supervisor, San Diego Gas & Electric (Bio)

    Innovations in HVAC design are influenced by many factors; regional and environmental concerns, cost issues, compliance, and continuing developments in technology and equipment. This session will provide an overview of the latest cooling technologies particularly suited towards western climates. Topics covered will include:

    • Evaporative Cooling Technologies
    • Thermal Storage Technologies
    • Building-Integrated Cooling incorporating Radiant Floors, Night-Sky Roofs and Chilled-Water Storage.

    To round-off this session, a panel of experts will discuss the cooling technology and policy needs of California.

    Presentation: Status of Emerging Cooling Technologies for the West
    Mark Modera, Director, Western Cooling Efficiency Center (WCEC) (Bio)

    Presentation: Regional Air Conditioning for Hot Dry Climates – New Retrofits and Product Selection
    Abram Conant, Proctor Engineering

    Presentation: Radiant Cooling Slabs in Large Retail
    Jim McClendon, Director of Engineering, Prototype and New Format Development, Walmart Stores Inc. (Bio)

    Panel Discussion:  Cooling Technology and Policy Needs in California
    Russ Waters, Director-Cooling Technologies, Speakman Company (Bio)
    Dave Springer, President, Davis Energy Group (Bio)
    Nick DesChamps, Executive Vice President, Munters DHc (Bio)
    Ramachandran Narayanamurthy, Director of Research and Innovation, Ice-Energy, Inc. (Bio)

    Session 14:  Emerging Technology – Smart Meter Applications and Effects

    Tuesday, October 28, 2008
    10:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
    Type: Energy-Efficiency and Demand Response
    Organizer: Emerging Technology Coordinating Council (ETCC) http://www.etcc-ca.com
    Moderator: Ted Reguly, Director of Smart Meter Program Office, San Diego Gas and Electric (Bio)

    Learn how utilities and their customers are taking advantage of Smart Meter's capabilities for maximum energy savings. This session will discuss this as well as:

    • Applications of advanced metering infrastructure and meter data management.
    • ZigBee’s wireless connection for 2-way communication between the utility and customer.
    • The role that new residential electric rates and customer behavior have in completing the Smart Meter’s potential for energy savings.

    Presentation: Smart Meters – Meet Smart Utilities and Smart Customers  
    Hahn Tram, Vice President of Enterprise Solutions, Quanta Technology (Bio)

    Presentation: ZigBee - The New Frontier for Energy Efficiency
    Bob Heile, Chairman, ZigBee Alliance (Bio)

    Presentation: Can Smart Meters Change a Customer’s Energy Consumption Behaviors? The Key Question to Be Answered
    Tom Brunetto, Managing Partner, Distributed Energy Financial Group, LLC (DEFG) (Bio)

    Presentation: Smart Meters, Rates and the Customer Relationship
    Sandra Baule, Project Manager, San Diego Gas and Electric (Bio)


    Session 15:  Overview of Water-Energy Technologies and Practices – Agency Level


    Tuesday, October 28, 2008
    10:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
    Type: Water
    Organizer: Navigant Consulting http://www.navigantconsulting.com
    Moderator: Lorraine White, Project Manager, California Energy Commission (CEC) (Bio)

    We’re all aware of California’s need to reach its water/energy conservation potential.  This session has lined up a group of organizations who are well versed in the connection between water and energy and the issues that face California.  Each presenter will provide an overview of its portfolio of water-related energy efficiency technologies, processes and practices that have the potential to reduce the energy intensity of California’s water sector.  Focus for this session is at the water and wastewater agency level.

    Presentation: Overview and Agency Emerging Technology Programs and Perspectives
    Lorraine White, Project Manager, California Energy Commission (CEC) (Bio)

    Presentation: Saving Energy and Water Together  
    Kathleen Hogan, Director of the Climate Protection Partnerships Division, US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) (Bio)

    Presentation: Innovative, Energy Efficient Technologies and Practices for the Water Environment – The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority’s (NYSERDA) Perspective  
    Kathleen O’Connor, Project Manager – Environmental Research, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) (Bio)

    Presentation: The Critical Role of Water and Wastewater Agencies in Meeting Our Future Energy Needs
    Martha Davis, Executive Manager of Policy Development, Inland Empire Utilities Agency (IEUA) (Bio)

    Presentation: How Metropolitan Water District (MWD) Brings New Water Saving Technologies to Market and Real World Water/Energy Technology Partnerships 
    Bill McDonnell, Senior Resource Specialist, Metropolitan Water District (MWD) (Bio)


    Session 16:  Tools for Getting to Net Zero Energy


    Tuesday, October 28, 2008
    10:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
    Type: Towards Zero Energy
    Organizer: California Energy Commission http://www.energy.ca.gov  
    Moderator: Martha Brook, P.E., Senior Mechanical Engineer, California Energy Commission (Bio)

    Recent policy goals in California call for the construction of net zero energy buildings to be business as usual in the coming decades.  What kind of design tools will architects, engineers and community planners need to achieve the vision of net energy communities?  This session will provide a look at emerging building simulation tools being developed by National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and an overview of how a Southern California sustainable communities organization and a practicing architect are using advanced design tools to design highly energy efficient buildings and communities in today’s market. 

    Presentation: Optimizing Residential Buildings and Subdivisions
    Craig Christensen, Principal Engineer, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) (Bio)

    Presentation: New Tools for Sustainable Community Design & Development  
    Doug Newman, Executive Director, National Energy Center for Sustainable Communities (Bio)
    Larisa Dobriansky, Executive Director, Global Energy Network

    Presentation: Getting to Net Zero – Small Office Case Study
    James David Gabriel, AIA, Principal, Architects Hanna, Gabriel, Wells (Bio)

    Presentation: Net Zero Snack Manufacturing at Frito-Lay
    Al Halvorsen, Director of Environmental Sustainability, Frito-Lay North America (Bio)


    Session 17: Data Centers - The Next Frontier for Energy Efficiency


    Tuesday, October 28, 2008
    10:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
    Type: Advanced Industrial Technologies
    Organizer: California Energy Commission http://www.energy.ca.gov 
    Moderator: Henry Lau, Manager – Emerging Technology Program, Southern California Edison (Bio)

    As the U.S. economy increasingly shifts from paper-based to digital information management, data centers have become a vital part of business, communication, academic, and governmental systems. Over the last five years the increase in use of these systems, and the power and cooling infrastructure that supports them, have doubled energy use, increased greenhouse gas emissions and raised concerns about power grid reliability. Join us as we present some cutting-edge technologies that have the capability of making data centers more efficient in the near future.

    Presentation: Measuring and Managing Data Center Energy Efficiency  
    Hendrik F. Hamann, Manager, Manager for Thermal Physics, T.J. Watson Research Center for IBM (Bio)

    Presentation: Cutting the Data Center Cooling Overhead
    Phil Hughes, CEO, Clustered Systems Company (Bio)

    Presentation: Data Center Cooling Management
    Brent Ingler, Datacenter Infrastructure Architect, Hewlett Packard (Bio)

    Presentation: (Thermal Logic)
    Ken Baker, Hewlett Packard (Bio)

    Presentation: Energy Efficiency Intelligence as a Reliability Enhancer for Data Centers
    Krimo Salem, CEO, If & Then, Inc. (Bio)


    Session 18:  What’s New in Commercial Building Controls?


    Tuesday, October 28, 2008
    10:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
    Type:  Advanced Controls
    Organizer: Emerging Technology Coordinating Council (ETCC) http://www.etcc-ca.com
    Moderator: Abdullah Y. “A.Y.” Ahmed, Emerging Technologies Manager, San Diego Gas & Electric and Southern California Gas Company (Bio)

    HVAC systems are the main energy consumers in commercial buildings. They account for approximately half of all the energy used in U.S. buildings. In addition to the energy costs, HVAC systems impact building occupants´ health, comfort, and productivity. Improving HVAC performance saves energy and promotes a healthier, more comfortable workplace. In this session, we have brought together top industry experts who will discuss the latest technologies that can address these important issues.

    Presentation: Managing Energy and Comfort
    Steve Tom, Director of Technical Information, Automated Logic (Bio)

    Presentation: Emerging Technologies and Trends for Building Automation Systems
    Jeff Raimo, Product Manager, Siemens Building Technologies – HVAC Products (Bio)

    Presentation: JENEsys™ snap! – Web-based Building Automation for Light Commercial Buildings
    Bob Mealey, Principal and Vice President of Marketing/Sales, Lynxspring, Inc. (Bio)

    Presentation: Wireless Web-Based Supervisory Controls for HVAC Energy Management
    Cliff Federspiel, President, Federspiel Controls (Bio)


    Session 19:  Identifying Research Gaps and Opportunities


    Tuesday, October 28, 2008
    2:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
    Type: Research
    Organizer: Emerging Technology Coordinating Council (ETCC) http://www.etcc-ca.com
    Moderator: Norm Bourassa, California Energy Commission (PIER) (Bio)

    This session will provide an overview of the past, present and future of energy efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions research from the perspective of three leading California public institutions, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, California Air Resources Board and the California Energy Commission.  Following the presentations, a panel discussion with the presenters and utility ET program managers will explore the demands imposed on research by the goals in the California Long Term Energy Efficiency Strategy Plan.

    Presentation: Energy Technology Challenges - California’s Response to Climate Change
    Martha Krebs, Deputy Director of R&D, California Energy Commission (PIER) (Bio)

    Presentation: Technology and Policy Innovations for Reducing Energy Demand in Buildings
    Arun Majumdar, Director of Environmental Energy Technologies Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Bio)

    Presentation: California’s Research Program to Address Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    Bart Croes, Chief of the Research Division, California Air Resources Board (ARB) (Bio)

    Panel Discussion: The Utility's Role in Meeting California's Long-Term Goals
    Gregg Ander, Chief Architect – Customer Service Business Unit, Southern California Edison (Bio)
    Lee Cooper, Manager of Emerging Technologies, Pacific Gas and Electric (Bio)
    David Berokoff, Manager of Technology Development, Sempra utilities (Bio)


    Session 20:  Consumer and Office Electronics and Emerging Appliances


    Tuesday, October 28, 2008
    2:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
    Type:  Appliances and Power Supplies
    Organizer: Emerging Technology Coordinating Council (ETCC) http://www.etcc-ca.com
    Moderator: Brad Meister, Senior Mechanical Engineer and Researcher, California Energy Commission (Bio)

    The average household has at least 15-20 power supplies. The most important ones -- in televisions, set-top boxes, video game consoles, audio equipment, PCs, and printers -- are plugged in at all times. In almost every case, a plugged in power supply is not “off,” rather it is in standby mode. This means the average U.S. household draws 60-100 watts in standby. While 60 watts per household is equivalent to a single incandescent light bulb, 60 watts of continuous load for an average of 20 standby hours per day aggregated over all the households in the U.S. exceeds 50 billion kWh/yr, or more than 3% of all household electric usage. This raises another obvious question: if more than 3% of all household electricity is used when electronic devices are “off,” how efficient are these devices when they are “on”? This session will review some of the outcomes of PIER funded research in consumer and office electronics to include active and low power modes, emerging technologies for efficient TV’s, home automation technology for future California trends and a look at what’s new in energy efficient food service appliances.

    Presentation: Residential and Commercial Plug Loads - First Results from the Field on Actual Energy Use and Savings Opportunities
    Chris Calwell, Vice President, Policy & Research, Ecos Consulting (Bio)

    Presentation: More Fun for Less – The World of High Efficiency Home Entertainment  
    Jonathan Livingston, Vice President, Product & Service Innovation, Ecos Consulting (Bio)

    Presentation: Networks - Electronics and Beyond 
    Rich Brown, IT Equipment/Energy Analysis Department, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

    Presentation: Utility Opportunity in an Electronics World
    Joanne Medvitz, Program Manager with Emerging Technologies, Pacific Gas and Electric (Bio)

    Presentation: Innovative Technologies in Commercial Food Service  

    Don Fisher, President & CEO, Fisher Nickel, Inc. (Bio)


    Session 21:  Highlight on Promising Water-Energy Technologies – Individual Technology Applications


    Tuesday, October 28, 2008
    2:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
    Type: Water
    Organizer: Navigant Consulting http://www.navigantconsulting.com
    Moderator: Tom Antonucci, Program Manager, Southern California Edison (Bio)

    Water/energy conservation as well as reducing energy intensity is an important concern in California and nationwide. This session will focus on technologies that reduce the energy intensity at the end user level in the residential, commercial and industrial sectors.  The ETCC and Navigant Consulting have brought together a group of speakers who have a unique perspective and understanding into this subject.  Each speaker will provide an in-depth presentation of the specific end-use technology and market to which this promising water-energy savings approach applies.

    Presentation: Hybrid Water/Power Plant Innovation
    Marc Horstman, GE Energy

    Presentation: The Double Whammy - Technologies Providing Joint Water and Energy Efficiency Improvements
    Craig McDonald, Managing Director, Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Strategies Group (Bio)

    Presentation: Rapid, Low Energy, Compact, Scalable Water Treatment
    Dr. Meng Lean, Ph.D., Principal Scientist, Palo Alto Research Center, Inc. (Bio)


    Presentation: TBA
    John Koeller, P.E., Principal, Koeller and Company.


    Session 22:  Energy Savings Opportunities in Green Buildings


    Tuesday, October 28, 2008
    2:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
    Type:  Green Buildings
    Organizer: Emerging Technology Coordinating Council (ETCC) http://www.etcc-ca.com
    Moderator: Elaine Hebert, Energy Specialist, Efficiency, California Energy Commission (Bio)

    Get a glimpse into the future, to see what you can expect from green buildings as well as taking a look at highly advanced buildings that are already in operation. In addition, this session will look at both residential and nonresidential LEED-rated buildings for which energy usage data are available. 

    Presentation: LEED Building Energy Performance
    Mark Frankel, Technical Director, New Buildings Institute (Bio)

    Presentation: Pushing the (Building) Envelope, Energy Solutions for the 21st Century
    Thomas Koerner, Title VP Product & New Business Development , Schuco USA LP.

    Presentation: The State of the Art of Energy Efficiency in Green Homes
    Dave Springer, President, Davis Energy Group (Bio)

    Presentation: Energy Savings in Green Homes of the Future

    Ann V. Edminster, Principal/Author, Design AVEnues (Bio)


    Session 23:  Energy Centers, Opportunities for End Users


    Tuesday, October 28, 2008
    2:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
    Type:  Energy Centers
    Organizer: Emerging Technology Coordinating Council (ETCC) http://www.etcc-ca.com
    Moderator: John Mejia, Program Manager – Information Transfer, Pacific Gas and Electric

    Energy Centers with their state-of-the-art facilities and Educational and Training programs provide outreach to customers enabling them to recognize energy efficiency opportunities and new technologies. These centers play a significant role in promoting energy-efficient technologies and practices to customers for the purpose of assisting them in reducing energy usage, lowering their utility bills, reducing operation and maintenance costs and improving their productivity. Join our experts as they discuss how Energy Centers help their communities become more energy efficient.

    Presentation: TBA
    Harold “Skip” Schick, Senior Manager, Commercial Sector, Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance

    Presentation: TBA

    Dave Terry, Exectutive Director, ASERTTI

    Panel Discussion:
    Melisa Marks, Certified Food Service Professional, Energy Resource Center, Southern California Gas Company
    Robert Marcial, PEC Director, Pacific Energy Center, Pacific Gas & Electric
    Speaker:  Pamela Deahl, Customer Technology Application Center, Southern California Edison


    Session 24:  Fault Detection and Diagnostics:  Keys to Sustainable Savings


    Tuesday, October 28, 2008
    2:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
    Type:  Advanced Controls
    Organizer: New Buildings Institute http://www.newbuildings.org
    Moderator: Mark Cherniack, Senior Program Manager, New Buildings Institute (Bio)

    Achieving energy efficiency is only the first step in managing the energy and environmental performance of commercial buildings.  Diagnostics provides the means to sustain high performance.  This session provides a look at several emerging diagnostic tools for package rooftop HVAC Units and built up systems.

    Roof Top Units – Fault Detection and Diagnostics

    Presentation: Enhanced Enterprise Facility Management for Target
    Paul Ham, Group Manager – Commissioning, Target (Bio)

    Presentation: Concept to Reality - FDSI and Bank of America Partner on a National Scale to Pave the Way to Improve Performance and Reduce Operating Costs of Unitary HVAC Equipment
    Dale Rossi, Principal, Field Diagnostic Service, Inc. (Bio)

    Presentation: Smart Monitoring and Diagnostic System for Packaged Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps
    Mike Brambley, Staff Scientist, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) (Bio)


    Whole Building Fault Detection & Diagnostics

    Presentation: The Business Case for Fault Detection and Diagnostics
    Craig Fulghum, Director of Marketing and Sales, Architectural Energy Corporation (Bio)

    Presentation: Real-Time Automated Tracking and Detection using Whole-Building Energy Data
    Patrick O’Neill, CEO, NorthWrite, Inc. (Bio)

    Presentation: FDD – Making the invisible visible - Use and Interpretation of Historical Data
    Jay Santos, Principal, Facilities Dynamics (Bio)

    Challenges and Dialogue

    Presentation: FDD – Ten Years of Perspective on FDD & What are the Challenges of the next Decade
    Jay Santos, Principal, Facilities Dynamics (Bio)