Thursday 12 March 2020
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 AM - 8:45 AM
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Welcome and Introductory Remarks

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8:45 AM - 9:15 AM
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Keynote: What's on the Horizon for Energy Efficiency?

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  • Kathleen McGinty, Vice President, Global Government Relations, Johnson Controls Inc.
9:15 AM - 10:30 AM
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Update on Federal Programs

Federal agencies will discuss their achievements over the past year and what's in the pipeline for 2020 and beyond.

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  • Schuyler Schell, Supervisor, Procurement Services: Performance Contracting and Energy Generation, FEMP, Department of Energy
  • Catherine Johnson, Performance Contracting Team Lead, Energy Management Program Service, Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Kinga Porst Hydras, High Performance Building Expert, Office of Federal High Performance Buildings, General Services Administration
  • Sam Alvord, Chief, Office of Energy Management, U.S. Coast Guard
  • Patrick Hudock, Energy Mission Integration Group, Department of the Navy Energy Security Programs Office
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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RFI Results -- Grid Interactive Buildings: Next Step Opportunities

Grid-interactive buildings provide an integrated approach for energy efficiency, renewable energy, storage, and smart technologies to coordinate building loads for cost reductions, continuous demand management and grid responsiveness.  How will this be incorporated into ESPCs?

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  • Cara Carmichael, Principal, Rocky Mountain Institute
  • Kevin Powell, Director, Center for Emerging Building Technology, Office of Facilities Management, U.S. General Services Administration
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Break

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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Implementing Great Projects

ESCOs and their Federal customers discuss the key elements that made their projects successful.  The projects include Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Misawa Air Base, and Naval Base Coronado.

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  • Alan Bloodgood, COO, Siemens Government Technologies
  • William Sheedy, Energy Programs Division Director, Energy Security Programs Office, Naval Facilities Engineering Command
  • Jody Wilkens, Vice President of Federal Contracting, Trane
  • Kevin Vaughn, Director, Federal Programs, Schneider Electric Energy and Sustainability Services
  • Douglas Macurda, Senior Project Manager, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest
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12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
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Networking Luncheon

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
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National Laboratories: Working for Other Agencies

National Labs do much work directly for Federal Agencies. Understanding that work will provide insights into Federal Agency energy priorities and decision making.

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  • Steven Craig, Director, Program Management, Energy Systems Group
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  • Caroline Harrover, Advisor, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Phil Voss, Senior Project Leader, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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eProject Builder: National Impact of a Federal Program

eProject Builder was born out of the data management needs of the President’s Performance Contracting Challenge of 2012-2016. The tool continues to grow and provide insights into the ESCO industry. In this session, lLearn about ESCO project trends, as well as how this Federal Tool has impacted well beyond the Federal Government.

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  • Elizabeth Stuart, Program Manager, Electricity Markets and Policy Group, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Dale Hahs, Technical Assistance Provider, Energy Services Coalition
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2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
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Army ESPC: Best Practices from Beginning to End

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  • Gregory J. Downes, Vice President/General Manager, Johnson Controls Federal Systems, Johnson Controls Inc.
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  • J.E. "Jack" Surash, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy & Sustainability, Department of the Army
  • Bret Strogen, Special Assistant for Energy & Sustainability, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army-Installations, Energy and Environment
  • Michael Norton, Chief, Energy Implementation Branch, Energy Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Huntsville Engineering and Support Center
  • Randall Smidt, ESPC/UESC Program Manager, Department of the Army
  • Erik Mitchell, Chief, Public Works, Installation Directorate - Training, Installation Management Command
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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Across the Pond
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Post-Workshop Reception

"Across the Pond" is located at 1732 Connecticut Avenue, NW -- just one block south of the FHI Conference Center.

Christopher Abbuehl

Federal Business Development, Constellation

Christopher Abbuehl is responsible for leading the development of energy efficiency and renewable energy projects at Constellation with a primary focus on the federal market sector. Previously, he worked in the FEMP program at the U.S. Department of Energy as an alternative financing specialist supporting public private partnerships involving clean energy projects. Prior to that, he worked in the private sector on energy efficiency and renewable energy projects in Central and Eastern Europe as well as in Asia. He holds a business degree from the University of Kansas and a law degree from American University.

Sam Alvord

Chief, Office of Energy Management, U.S. Coast Guard

Sam Alvord is in charge of establishing energy policy, strategy and direction across the entire 88,000-member service, and directly advises the Assistant Commandant for Engineering and Logistics. He formulates departmental resilience strategies within the Department of Homeland Security, collaborating directly with Chief Readiness Support Officer (CRSO) personnel, DOD, municipalities and commercial stakeholders. Mr. Alvord’s office is the program manager for a $260 million dollar portfolio of Energy Savings Performance Contract and Utility Energy Services Contracts. Having entered the energy sector from the petroleum and biofuel sector, researching, testing and defining their corresponding firefighting extinguishing characteristics, he knows how each gallon of diesel, gasoline, or kilowatt hour of electricity and all other energy commodity is acquired, stored, transferred, tested, consumed and measured throughout the Coast Guard portfolio.

As a Mechanical Engineering graduate of the Coast Guard Academy, Mr. Alvord served aboard multiple cutters before being assigned to teach ship survivability at the U.S. Navy’s Surface Warfare Officers School. During that assignment, Mr. Alvord learned the value of partnerships, contingency planning, and solution engineering. Mr. Alvord is an expert in utilizing energy performance contracts to increase resilience and secure onsite power generation at critical DHS facilities, ensuring mission assurance and sustained service to mariners and the public.

Mr. Alvord completed a Master’s degree in Engineering Management from George Washington University with a focus in Systems Engineering and Knowledge Management.

Alan Bloodgood

COO, Siemens Government Technologies

Alan Bloodgood is Chief Operating Officer for Siemens Government Technologies, Inc., a leading integrator of Siemens’ innovative products, technologies and services for programs and requirements at federal government agencies and departments in the areas of energy generation, transmission, distribution and efficiency, infrastructure modernization, industrial applications and integrated electric power solutions for the air, land and sea domains. 

Prior to joining Siemens in December 2014, Mr. Bloodgood was Senior Vice President for Commercial Products and Services at the Metron Aviation unit of Airbus Prosky. He had overall responsibility for commercial projects in Australia, China, Columbia, Europe, Hong Kong, Mexico, Singapore, and South Africa. Previously at Metron, Mr. Bloodgood had responsibility for Metron’s Research Infrastructure as well as executive responsibility for all Metron Aviation support to FAA contracts, including SE-2020.

Mr. Bloodgood joined Metron Aviation from Lockheed Martin, where he held numerous leadership positions in aviation, ATM programs and Homeland Security Programs. As Director of Aviation and Advanced Project Development, Mr. Bloodgood engineered and deployed high-reliability Communication, Navigation and Surveillance (CNS) ATM systems for a global customer base. He was also responsible for the overall development of ATM technology and investment strategy for U.S. and international operations. In his most recent position at Lockheed Martin, as Director of Homeland Security Solutions, he managed large-scale programs in the areas of credentialing, border security and air security. He was also the Program Manager for the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) program.

Mr. Bloodgood was a recipient of a 2019 Federal 100 Award, an annual award celebrating achievements in federal government information technology. He was recognized for his work in leading energy efficiency and savings programs for government customers totaling more than $1 billion.

Mr. Bloodgood has degrees in both business and engineering. He received a Master’s of Business Administration, with a concentration in Finance, from the University of Maryland and completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Pennsylvania with a concentration in Computer Engineering and Economics.

Cara Carmichael

Principal, Rocky Mountain Institute

Cara Carmichael is a Principal with Rocky Mountain Institute’s buildings practice where she focuses on net zero carbon and deep energy retrofits in the federal and commercial building sectors. She is also leading efforts on the profitable integration of buildings with the grid. Highlights of her work include leading negotiation for one of the first net zero energy commercial leases in the U.S., leading the design and construction for both of RMI’s net zero energy offices, the Innovation Center and Boulder Commons, and guiding the GSA to double their historic energy savings using performance contracting.