Global Energy Managers Workshop 2022

On November 3rd, 2022, UC Davis will host the fourth Global Energy Managers Workshop where facility managers, students, and faculty from around the world will share best practices in campus energy management, carbon reduction strategies and community engagement.

This year’s event will be online via Zoom. We have an exciting agenda and hope you can participate.

This event is free of charge.

Agenda

Campus Decarbonization Planning and Execution – Accelerating the Clean Energy Transition

 

Thursday, November 3rd

9:00am – 9:15am Welcome and Introductions

  • Kurt Kornbluth, Director of the Program for International Energy Technologies & D-Lab, UC Davis
  • Joshua Morejohn, Executive Director, Utilities & Engineering, UC Davis

9:15am – 9:55am Keynote

  • Brian Vad Mathiesen
9:55am – 10:00am GEM Short Feature
  • Siva Gunda, Vice Chair, California Energy Commission
10:00am – 11:20am Session 1: Campus Decarbonization Planning

Moderator

  • David Phillips, Associate Vice President, Energy and Sustainability, UC Office of the President

Speakers

  • Kira Stoll, Chief Sustainability & Carbon Solutions Officer, UC Berkeley
  • Climate Changes Everything: Stanford’s Decarbonization Journey  Gerry Hamilton, Director, Facilities Energy Management, Stanford University
  • Brian Pratt, Associate Vice Chancellor and Campus Architect, UC Irvine
11:20am – 11:25am GEM Short Feature
  • Step-up: Improve comfort and save energy in your small buildings through networked control of packaged rooftop HVAC units  Nora Hart, Senior Scientific Engineering Associate, Berkeley Lab
11:25am – 12:45pm Session 2: Execution – Tracking & Improving Building Performance
Moderator: TBA
 

Speakers

  • Deirdre Carter, Energy and Sustainability Manager, Sustainable Berkeley Lab
  • Chris Weyandt, Energy Management Engineer, Sustainable Berkeley Lab
  • Cost effective RCx project approach strategies  John Deffenbaugh, Senior Continuous Commissioning Engineer, The Pennsylvania State University
12:45pm – 1:15pm Lunch with Music
 
1:15pm – 1:20pm GEM Short Feature
  • Saving Energy in a Hurry  Alan Meier, Executive Director, Energy and Efficiency Institute
1:20pm – 2:40pm Session 3: Execution  Electrification at Scale
Moderator
  • Jose Bodipo-Memba (SMUD), Sustainable Communities Director, SMUD

Speakers

  • Pay Now or Pay Later: Selling Infrastructure Projects to Campus  Josh Morejohn, Executive Director, Utilities & Engineering, UC Davis
  • Meenakshi Venkatraman, Master’s Student, Energy Graduate Group, UC Davis
2:40pm – 2:50pm Closing Remarks & Raffle
  • Kurt Kornbluth, Director of the Program for International Energy Technologies & D-Lab, UC Davis
  • Joshua Morejohn, Executive Director, Utilities & Engineering, UC Davis
 

Speakers

Jose Bodipo-Memba
Sustainable Communities Director
SMUD

Deirdre Carter
Energy and Sustainability Manager
Sustainable Berkeley Lab

John Deffenbaugh
Senior Continuous Commissioning Engineer
The Pennsylvania State University

Siva Gunda
Vice Chair
 California Energy Commission

 

Gerry Hamilton
Director
Facilities Energy Management, Stanford University

Nora Hart
Senior Scientific Engineering Associate
Berkeley Lab

 

Kurt Kornbluth
Director of the Program for International Energy Technologies & D-Lab
UC Davis

Alan Meier
Executive Director
Energy and Efficiency Institute, UC Davis

Joshua Morejohn
Energy Manager
UC Davis

David Phillips
Associate Vice President, Energy and Sustainability
UC Office of the President

Brian Pratt
Associate Vice Chancellor and Campus Architect
UC Irvine

Kira Stoll
Chief Sustainability & Carbon Solutions Officer
UC Berkeley

Meena Venkatraman
Master’s Student
Energy Graduate Group, UC Davis

Chris Weyandt
Energy Management Engineer
Sustainable Berkeley Lab

Workshop History

The Global Energy Managers Workshop was first held in 2019 at UC Davis. In 2020 and 2021, GEM was held virtually with hundreds of attendees from around the world. The goal of GEM is to bring together facility managers, students, and faculty from around the world to share and learn about energy-saving, cost management, and carbon reduction strategies. The event is hosted by UC Davis Facilities, the Energy and Efficiency Institute, and the Sustainable Campus, Sustainable Cities Initiative. Past agendas and presentations can be found here.

Hosted By

UC Davis Energy and Efficiency Institute

Questions?

If you have any questions about this event or need assistance with your registration, please contact:

Sheri Hagoes

shagoes@ucdavis.edu

(530) 754-2354