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

(All Times are PST) 9:00am – 9:15am Welcome and Introductions (Watch Video) (Download Slides)
  • 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 (Watch Video) (Download Slides)
9:55am – 10:00am GEM Short Feature (Watch Video) (Download Slides)
  • Achieving a Reliable Transition to Clean Energy in a Changing Climate  Siva Gunda, Vice Chair, California Energy Commission
10:00am – 11:20am Session 1: Campus Decarbonization Planning (Watch Video)
Moderator
  • David Phillips, Associate Vice President, Energy and Sustainability, UC Office of the President
Speakers
  • Berkeley Clean Energy Campus: Building the Decarbonized Energy System for the Future  Kira Stoll, Chief Sustainability & Carbon Solutions Officer, UC Berkeley (Download Slides)
  • Climate Changes Everything: Stanford’s Decarbonization Journey  Gerry Hamilton, Director, Facilities Energy Management, Stanford University (Download Slides)
  • Driving Healthcare Decarbonization: UCI’s All-Electric Hospital Plan  Brian Pratt, Associate Vice Chancellor and Campus Architect, UC Irvine (Download Slides)
11:20am – 11:25am GEM Short Feature (Watch Video) (Download Slides)
  • 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 (Watch Video)
Moderator
Speakers
  • Ongoing Commissioning at Berkeley Lab: A Five-Year Update  John Elliott, Chief Sustainability Officer, Sustainable Berkeley Lab (Download Slides)
  • The University of British Columbia: Achieving a 40% Reduction in Energy Use from UBC’s Largest Laboratory Building and Decarbonization Planning  Julie West, Senior Energy Conservation Manager, The University of British Columbia (Download Slides)
  • Cost Effective RCx Project Approach Strategies  John Deffenbaugh, Senior Continuous Commissioning Engineer, The Pennsylvania State University (Download Slides)
12:45pm – 1:15pm Lunch with Music
1:15pm – 1:20pm GEM Short Feature (Watch Video) (Download Slides)
  • Saving Electricity in a Hurry  Alan Meier, Executive Director, Energy and Efficiency Institute
1:20pm – 2:40pm Session 3: Execution  Electrification at Scale (Watch Video)
Moderator
  • Jose Bodipo-Memba, Sustainable Communities Director, SMUD
Speakers
  • Pay Now or Pay Later: Selling Infrastructure Projects to Campus  Josh Morejohn, Executive Director, Utilities & Engineering, UC Davis (Download Slides)
  • Renewable Contracting at UC: The Process of Wholesale Power Procurement  Colin Mickle, CNI Fellow, UC Office of the President (Download Slides)
  • Putting Equity in Action: Lessons from Campus Energy Projects and Affordable Housing Electrification  Meenakshi Venkatraman, Senior Research Associate, Sustainable Federal Operations (Download Slides)
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

Morten Blarke
Chief Advisor
The Danish Ministry of Climate, Energy and Utilities

Jose Bodipo-Memba
Sustainable Communities Director
SMUD

John Deffenbaugh
Senior Continuous Commissioning Engineer
The Pennsylvania State University

Brianna Dooley
Master’s Student
Energy Graduate Group
UC Davis

John Elliott
Chief Sustainability Officer
Sustainable Berkeley Lab

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

Brian Vad Mathiesen
Professor
Aalborg University

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
Senior Research Associate
Sustainable Federal Operations

Julie West
Senior Energy Conservation Manager
University of British Columbia

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

Global Energy Managers Workshop

Each fall, UC Davis hosts a Global Energy Managers Workshop where facility managers, students, and faculty from around the world meet to share best practices in campus energy management, carbon reduction strategies, and community engagement.

Global Energy Managers Workshop 2021

On October 19-20, 2021, UC Davis hosted the third Global Energy Managers Workshop where over 200 facility managers, students, and faculty from around the world met virtually to share and learn about energy-saving, cost management, and carbon reduction strategies.

Agenda

Resilience–Adapting to and Mitigating Major Challenges

 

Tuesday, October 19

9:00am – 9:15am Kick Off & Introduction (Watch Presentation) (Download Slides)

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

9:15am – 10:00am Keynote: Green Transition the Smart Way–Also a Story of Structural and Organizational Change (Watch Presentations) (Download Slides)

  • Frida Frost, COO of PowerLabDK at the Center for Electric Power and Energy, DTU Electrical Engineering

10:00am – 11:20am Resilience Session–Mitigating Major Disruptive Events (Watch Presentations)

Moderator

  • Eric Eberhardt, Director of Energy Services, University of California Office of the President

Speakers

  • Strengthening California’s Grid Reliability and Customer Resilience (Download Slides) – David Erne, Manager, Supply Analysis Office, California Energy Commission
  • Adaptive Capacity as a Path to Campus Resiliency (Download Slides) – John Onderdonk, Interim Associate Vice President for Facilities and Chief Sustainability Officer, Caltech
  • Inferring Vacancy to Enhance Building System Schedules in Times of Change (Download Slides) – Chris Weyandt, Energy Management Engineer, Sustainable Berkeley Lab

11:20am Break

11:30am – 12:45pm Decarbonization Session–Efficiency and Electrification as a Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality (Watch Presentations)

Moderator

  • Jordan Sager, Assistant Director, Energy & Engineering, UC Santa Barbara

Speakers

  • The Push to Electrify Buildings – Scott Blunk, Strategic Business Planner, Electrification and Energy Efficiency, Distributed Energy Strategy, SMUD (Download Slides)
  • Tec de Monterrey Sustainability and Climate Change Plan 2025 – Actions to Decarbonize 26 Campuses (Download Slides) – Delia Gutiérrez Espinosa, Professor of Climate Change and Use of Energy, Tec de Monterrey
  • Enhancing a Facilities Training Program for Energy Efficiency (Download Slides) – Angela Mu, Energy Manager, Weill Cornell Medicine

12:45pm – 1:15pm Lunch – Live Music from Pacific Currents Music

1:15pm – 2:00pm Education Session–How to Incorporate Project-Based Learning into Campus Energy Projects (Watch Presentation) (Download Slides)

  • Melody Baglione, Professor and George Clark Chair of Mechanical Engineering, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
  • Kurt Kornbluth, Director of the Program for International Energy Technologies & D-Lab, UC Davis
  • Meena Venkatraman, Mater’s Student, Energy Graduate Group, UC Davis
2:00pm Raffle for Energy Prize

Wednesday, October 20

9:00am – 9:15am Welcome & Recap (Watch Presentation)

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

9:15am – 10:00am Keynote: Reaching California’s Clean Energy Goals Reliably and Affordably Under Climate Uncertainty (Watch Presentation) (Download Slides)

  • Siva Gunda, Vice Chair, California Energy Commission

10:00am – 11:00am Brainstorming Session–Collective Opportunities for Action (Watch Presentation)

  • Eric Eberhardt, Director of Energy Services, University of California Office of the President (Download Slides)
  • Nicole Hathaway, Senior Development Engineer & Communications Director, UC Davis California Lighting Technology Center (Download Slides)
  • Sean Parker, Acting Associate Director, Facilities and Construction, Strategic Sourcing Centers of Excellence, University of California Office of the President (Download Slides)
  • Keith Taylor, Assistant Economic Development Specialist in Cooperative Extension, UC Davis Community & Regional Development (Download Slides)

11:00am Break

11:15am – 12:00pm Strategies for Financing Projects (Watch Presentations) (Download Slides)

  • Allen Tollefson, Associate Vice Chancellor of Facilities Management, UC Davis
  • Kelly Ratliff, Vice Chancellor of Finance, Operations, and Administration, UC Davis

12:00pm – 12:30pm Lunch – Live Music from Pacific Currents Music

12:30pm – 1:45pm UC Davis Research Session (Watch Presentations)

Moderator

  • Kelly Kissock, Faculty Director, UC Davis Energy and Efficiency Institute

Speakers

  • Renewable Energy & Advanced Lighting Systems for Exterior Applications (Download Slides) – Nicole Hathaway, Senior Development Engineer & Communications Director, UC Davis California Lighting Technology Center
  • Why Do Empty Buildings Still Use So Much Energy (Download Slides) Leslie Nelson, Master’s Student, Energy Graduate Group, UC Davis
  • Western Cooling Efficiency Center Overview and Research Highlights (Download Slides) – David Vernon, Co-Director of Engineering, UC Davis Western Cooling Efficiency Center
1:45pm Raffle for Energy Prize

Speakers

Melodie Baglione
Professor and George Clark Chair of Mechanical Engineering
The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art

Scott Blunk
Strategic Business Planner
 SMUD

 


Eric Eberhardt
Director of Energy Services
University of California Office of the President

 


David Erne
Manager, Supply Analysis Office
California Energy Commission

 


Delia Gutierrez Espinosa
Professor of Climate Change and Use of Energy
Tec de Monterrey


Frida Frost
Chief Operating Officer
DTU Electrical Engineering


Nicole Hathaway
Senior Development Engineer & Communications Director
UC Davis California Lighting Technology Center


Siva Gunda
Vice Chair
California Energy Commission


Kelly Kissock
Faculty Director
UC Davis Energy and Efficiency Institute


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


Joshua Morejohn
Energy Manager
UC Davis


Angela Mu
Energy Manager
Weill Cornell Medicine


Leslie Nelson
Master’s student,
Energy Graduate Group (EGG)
UC Davis


John Onderdonk
Interim Associate Vice President for Facilities and Chief Sustainability Officer
Caltech


Sean Parker
Acting Associate Director, Facilities and Construction
Strategic Sourcing Centers of Excellence, University of California Office of the President


Kelly Ratliff
Vice Chancellor of Finance, Operations, and Administration
UC Davis


Jordan Sager
 Interim Assistant Director, Energy & Engineering
UC Santa Barbara


Keith Taylor
Assistant Economic Development Specialist in Cooperative Extension
UC Davis Community & Regional Development


Allen Tollefson
Associate Vice Chancellor of Facilities Management
UC Davis


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


Dave Vernon
Co-Director of Engineering
UC Davis Western Cooling Efficiency Center


Chris Weyandt
Energy Management Engineer
Sustainable Berkeley Lab

Workshop History

On October 22-24, 2019, energy managers from around the world gathered at UC Davis to discuss and share ideas for the future of their work. This event was hosted by UC Davis Facilities Energy & Engineering, in partnership with the Sustainable Campus, Sustainable Cities initiative. The agenda was packed with interesting presentations and discussions, including district energy optimization, energy coursework design, and utility metering, as well as campus tours. Presentations from this workshop can be found here.

On October 7, 2020, UC Davis hosted the second Global Energy Managers Workshop, where over 190 facility managers, students, and faculty from around the world met virtually to share and learn about energy-saving, cost management, and carbon reduction strategies. View the agenda and presentations here.

 

Workshop Support

GEM is supported in part by our Research Center Affiliates. More information on this program 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:

Ali Loge

asloge@ucdavis.edu

530-204-8865

Events & Seminars

The EEI hosts a number of energy-related events each year. These events include everything from seminars and webinars to international conferences.

To receive event announcements, please join our mailing list.

Upcoming Events & Seminars

Friday, December 2, 2022
Alumni Panel: Kristen Bush, Rhys Davis
Attend Online (passcode=ucdenergy)

Past Events & Seminars

Thursday, May 19, 2022  |  12pm – 1:00pm PST

Bite 1: “So What Happens to the Batteries?” Electric Vehicle Battery End-of-Life Management and Policy Recommendations for California
Meg Slattery, Energy Graduate Group

Bite 2: UC System Central Plants and the Transition to Carbon Neutral Operation
Leslie Nelson, UCOP Carbon Neutrality Fellowship

Watch Video

Thursday, May 12, 2022  |  12pm – 1:00pm PST

Bite 1: High-Temperature High-Pressure Heat Transfer – STEEL Lab Research Update
Erfan Rasouli, Western Cooling Efficiency Center

Bite 2: District Energy Update & Electrification Strategies
Josh Morejohn, Facilities Energy & Engineering

Watch Video

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Global Energy Manager’s Workshop 2020

On October 7, 2020 (Energy Efficiency Day) UC Davis hosted the second Global Energy Managers Workshop, where over 190 facility managers, students, and faculty from around the world met to share and learn about energy-saving, cost management, and carbon reduction strategies.


Agenda

9:00 – 9:50am PST 
Keynote Session
– Addressing the Three Energy Challenges of Our Time: Resilience, Decarbonization & Education

Hosts: Dr. Kurt Kornbluth, Director of the Program for International Energy Technologies & D-Lab, UC Davis & Josh Morejohn, Energy Manager for Facilities Management, UC Davis (Presentation Slides)

Presenters

NYC Carbon Challenge and Cooper Union Activism: Engaging Students to Address Critical Challenges and Opportunities of our Time

Addressing Energy Challenges in Developing Countries: How a UC Davis and Local Energy Service Company Partnership is Improving Energy Resilience, Decarbonization & Education in Cote d’Ivoire

Biomethane as a Bridge to Resilience and Carbon Neutrality

10:00 – 10:50am PST
Resilience Session – Case Studies for an Energy Secure Campus

Host: Matt St.Clair, Director of Sustainability, UC Office of the President

Presenters

Energy Resiliency – A Navy Story

Modernizing Cogen: Balancing Cost, Carbon & Resiliency

Danish Resilience: Power Supply Using EV and V2G in large labs

11:00 – 11:50am PST
Decarbonization Session – Electrification as a Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality

Host: Josh Morejohn, Energy Manager for Facilities Management, UC Davis

Presenters

Navigating the Road to Decarbonization

Wrangling Carbon @ Google

  • Rolf Schreiber, Energy Strategy Program Manager, Real Estate & Workplace Services, Google

Electrification Progress, Potential, and Pitfalls at Berkeley Lab

12:00 – 12:50pm PST
Lunch and Informal Chat with Energy Rockstars

Host: Dr. Kelly Kissock, Faculty Director of the Energy and Efficiency Institute, UC Davis

Guests

  • Jill Anderson, Senior Vice President of Customer Service, Southern California Edison
  • Ralph Cavanagh, Co-Director Energy Program, Natural Resources Defense Council

1:00 – 1:50pm PST
Education Session – Project-based Learning in Energy

Host: Dr. Kurt Kornbluth, Director of the Program for International Energy Technologies & D-Lab, UC Davis

Presenters

Project-based Learning in Energy: Needs and Opportunities (Presentation Slides)

2:00 – 2:50pm PST
UC Davis Session – Energy Research & Projects

Host: Dr. Alan Meier, Adjunct Professor, UC Davis; Senior Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Presenters

Integrated Building Control Systems – A Key Building Block for Outcome-Based Energy Code

Refrigerant Use for Maintenance and Operations at a School District

Cows, Cold Water and Campus WiFI–UC Davis Charts its Course Toward Carbon Neutrality

 


Speakers


Workshop History

On October 22-24, 2019, energy managers from around the world gathered at UC Davis to discuss and share ideas for the future of their work. This event was hosted by UC Davis Facilities Energy & Engineering, in partnership with the Sustainable Campus, Sustainable Cities initiative. The agenda was packed with interesting presentations and discussions, including district energy optimization, energy coursework design, and utility metering, as well as campus tours. Presentations from this workshop can be found here.

Hosted By

Questions

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

Ali Loge
asloge@ucdavis.edu
530-204-8865

On Tuesday, April 16, 2019 the UC Davis Energy and Efficiency Institute and its affiliated research centers held their annual Affiliates Forum. This gathering provides a unique opportunity for our affiliates and others to engage with the latest R&D and program initiatives at UC Davis and to network and explore innovative energy solutions across sectors, including lighting, heating/cooling, and water.

Testimonials: What our attendees liked about the Forum

I was impressed by the quality of the attendees, their knowledge, passion and openness to engage in discussions.

Networking: the progressive dinner was a great forum to meet more people.

This was an excellent, well organized, and well attended event.

Poster boards and the interactive lunch. The research being done on all levels is relevant to the Industry.

I liked hearing about what the other EEI centers are working on, and talking to them about their work.

Meet with people, not only manufacturers, but also government officials.

Please contact Ali Loge with any questions or for more information about next year’s event. 

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Outreach

The EEI engages with key stakeholders and the public to share our technical expertise and discuss and advance important sustainable energy issues. Our current outreach and engagement activities consist of:

  • Briefing Energy Leaders—delivering credible, applicable, and timely information and analysis that informs sound, forward-thinking energy policy and regulations.
  • Seminars & Webinars—host energy-related seminars and webinars throughout the year.
  • Events—convening and participating in meetings and conferences on a range of topics, such as energy efficiency financing, retrofitting buildings, or exploring past and future energy efficiency opportunities.
  • Tours—providing tours of our research centers and related campus facilities.
  • Multimedia Resources—producing photos and videos to share information.
  • Newsletter–producing a monthly newsletter to highlight our recent accomplishments.