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Thermal Energy Storage Workshop Presentations now available

Con Edison and TESA Seminar on Demand Response and Energy Storage
March 14, 2014  at the Westin Downtown Houston, Texas – Presentations Now Available.

Thermal Energy Storage Overview – Guy Frankenfield, DN Tanks

Energy Storage for Texas – Paul Valenta, CALMAC Mfg. Corp

Texas Regulatory Review 2014 & ERCOT Market Outlook – Mark Swann, ERCOT & Brett Ogin, ConEdison Solutions

Thermal Energy Storage Conference March 2014 – Eric Alam, Viridity Energy

Thermal Energy Storage Workshop – Tim Kearns, Enwave USA

Free Technical Assistance for CHP

Combined heat and power (CHP), also known as cogeneration, is an efficient and clean approach to generating electric power and useful thermal energy (heating and/or cooling) from a single fuel source. CHP is a simple approach to reducing energy costs, boosting the global competitiveness of our manufacturers, boosting economic development in our local communities, reducing harmful emissions, and improving the resiliency and security of our energy infrastructure.

Are you considering a CHP project? We offer complimentary screenings,technical assistance, and expert advice to help determine if CHP is a good fit for your site, technically and financially. Contact us to set up a screening or ask us a question. Click here for a copy of our Technical Assistance for Potential CHP Projects flyer.

The Texas Energy Storage Alliance invites you to a free seminar

TESA is hosting a free seminar on March 14, 2014 from 10:00am – 2:00pm at the Westin Downtown, Houston, Texas. The seminar, open to the public, will focus on how Thermal Energy Storage can benefit building owners in Texas, turn facilities into energy market assets, and win lower retail rates. Sponsored by ConEdison Solutions, it will include information and a tour of the Entergy Downtown District Energy Center and Energy Storage Facility.

For information on how to register for this free workshop please visit www.TexasEnergyStorage.org for more information.

Last Chance to Register for SPEER Summit

Join industry leaders from around the region and the country at the Second Annual SPEER Summit next week.  The standard registration rate will expire this weekend, so register now.

Check out the exciting working sessions and keynotes, as well as the Summit schedule.  As always, thanks to our sponsors for making this event possible!

See you next week!

Thank you to our Summit Sponsors:

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DOW Solar logo

BASF Logo

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US Ecologic

ACCA

American Chemistry Council

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SPEER Summit attracts Top Companies and Organizations Register Now

Time is running out to register for the SPEER Summit. The schedule and working sessions are set, and space is filling up. If you haven’t registered yet, please do so soon. Also, the special block rate at the Omni Southpark will expire early next week. To book a room at the special block rate, click here  or call 800-THE-OMNI and mention that you are attending the 2nd Annual SPEER Summit.

We’re very excited about the program. The keynotes are top notch, and the working sessions are on topics both timely and important for the development of energy efficiency in the region. We have a great group coming. We’ve updated our Look Who’s Coming List and it’s pasted below.

Don’t miss this great event. Register today and join these great companies and organizations!

1st Choice Energy
3C Consulting
Air Conditioning Contractors of America
Affiliated Engineers
Alliance to Save Energy
American Chemistry Council
American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy
Architecture 2030
Association of Electric Companies of Texas (AECT)
Austin Energy
Austin Energy Green Building Program
BASF’s Center for Building Excellence
Bayer Material Science
BlueTec Homes
Building Codes Assistance Project
Building Performance Council
Building Performance Institute, Inc.
Burgess Construction Consultants, Inc.
Carlisle HVAC
CB&I
ccrd partners
Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT Energy)
CenterPoint Energy
CirrusAir Technologies, Inc.
City of Austin
City of Denton
City of El Paso
City of Fort Worth
City of Houston
City of San Antonio
CLEAResult
Climatec
CNA Energy
CNT Energy
Comverge
Department of Energy (US DOE)
DR International
Dow Chemical
Dow Solar
Earth Day Network
Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT)
Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Consulting
Energy Efficient Codes Coalition
Energy Innovation: Policy and Technology LLC
Energy Savvy
Energy Systems Laboratory
EnergyAutomation.com
EnerNOC
Environment Texas
Environmental Defense Fund
Environments for Living
Eppstein Group
Facility Performance Associates
Foundation Communities
Fox Energy Specialists
Geothermal Exchange Organization
Green Energy Money (GEM)
Guardian Industries
Heliovolt
Honeywell
Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC)
ICF International
Integral Power
Intelligent Energy Solutions
Institute for Building Technology and Safety (IBTS)
Institute for Market Transformation (IMT)
Investor Confidence Project
Jacobs
Jewell and Associates
Johnson Controls
Joule Assets
Joule Energy
Keeping PACE in Texas
Keller Williams Realty
Lake Flato Architects
Landis +Gyr
Mitsubishi Electric Cooling and Heating
National Association of Realtors
Noesis Energy
NORESCO
Oklahoma Department of Commerce (ODOC)
Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ)
Oklahoma Natural Gas
Oncor
ONE Gas
OpenADR Alliance
OPOWER
Osram Sylvania
Parago
Pepco Energy Services
Perfection Supply
Pew Charitable Trust
Philips
Power Across Texas
Proctor Engineering Group
Public Citizen
Regulatory Assistance Project
Schneider Electric
Security National Mortgage Company (SNMC)
Siemens
Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative
SmarteBuilding
Solar Turbines
Southwest Combined Heat and Power Technical Assistance Partnership
Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP)
Stewart & Stevenson
Stratus Energy
Texas A&M University
Texas Combined Heat and Power Initiative
Texas Energy Code Compliance Collaborative
Texas Energy Report
Texas Gas Service
Texas Home Energy Rating Organization (HERO)
Texas State University
TexEnergy Solutions
Texas State Energy Conservation Office (SECO)
THG Energy Solutions
University of Texas Energy Institute
US EcoLogic
Vector Advisors
Weatherbug

Thank you to our Summit Sponsors:

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Mitsubishi logo

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PEW logo

DowChemicalLogo

DOW Solar logo

BASF Logo

texenergy_logo

US Ecologic

ACCA

American Chemistry Council

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Invited Guests to Participate at the SPEER Summit

In addition to the Summit keynote speakers – Sam Rashkin and Hal Harvey – the SPEER Summit will have invited guests to set the stage and provide context for the working sessions which are the heart of the event. After their brief presentations, participants will go into break-out rooms for an interactive discussion of these issues, which will help to define our regional efforts, launch new initiatives or accelerate existing ones to move efficiency forward. To register, please click here.

You can see a full list of all of the working sessions, and you can view the schedule here. Below is information on just a few of the excellent presenters:

  • Laura Stukel of CNT Energy manages the national “Value for High Performance Homes” campaign for CNT Energy which is defining the infrastructure to connect the efficiency industry to the real estate transaction. She was instrumental in the project that allows Realtors in the City of Chicago to disclose energy bills via the MLS. She will present on “Valuing Energy Efficiency” on Wednesday February 12 and help lead a working session the same day.
  • Cliff Majersik is the Executive Director of the Insitute for Market Transformation, based in Washington DC. IMT works on a variety of initiatives to support adoption of energy efficiency, including building performance policy, energy codes, energy efficiency finance, and green leasing. This year, IMT will launch the City Energy Project, a national effort to support 10 of America’s largest cities in developing bold energy efficiency initiatives to improve the energy efficiency of large public and private buildings. Cliff will present about city led efficiency efforts and then participate in a workshop of leaders from cities within the region on February 11.
  • Ken Colburn of the Regulatory Assistance Project has authored and contributed to numerous papers on how energy efficiency can reduce air pollution and help states comply with air quality regulations. He has served in leadership positions for the National Association of Clean Air Agencies and the Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management (NESCAUM). He will present on efficiency and the Clean Air Act’s section 111(d) and then participate in a working session on the same topic on February 11.
  • Matt Golden of Environmental Defense Fund’s Investor Confidence Project has helped to create the ICP protocols for energy efficiency project development and documentation, designed to reduce transaction costs associated with energy efficiency investment, and develop actuarial data to unlock capital markets. Several protocols are complete and in use already, and additional ones are being developed with the goal to greatly increase financing available for energy efficiency projects. He will be presenting on February 12.
  • Vincent Martinez is Director of Research and Operations for Architecture 2030 and Interim Director of the 2030 Districts Network. There are currently five established 2030 Districts with commitments from 107 property owners, 111 professional and community stakeholders, and over 97 million square feet of committed real estate. There are also three additional “emerging districts,” two of which are in Texas. 2030 Districts are private/public partnerships that set an aggregated goal of a 50% reduction in energy and water usage and transportation emissions for their established areas. 2030 Districts engage building owners, manager, professional service providers, city governments, and community organizations through collaboration, leveraged financing, and shared resources in an effort to meet the goals. Vincent will present and lead a working session on 2030 Districts on February 11.

More information on additional invited guests and working session leaders will come soon. If you haven’t registered to attend this one-of-a-kind Summit in Austin February 10-12, please do so now!

Please note also that a discounted room rate is available until January 28. To receive the special block rate of $134/nt., click here to book online or call 800-THE-OMNI. When calling Omni Southpark, mention that you are attending the 2nd Annual SPEER Summit to receive the special rate.

See you in February!

Thank you to our Summit Sponsors:

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Carlisle HVAC Logo

Mitsubishi logo

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PEW logo

DowChemicalLogo

DOW Solar logo

BASF Logo

texenergy_logo

US Ecologic

ACCA

American Chemistry Council

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Don’t Miss our Early Bird Discount, Register Today to save $50

Only 3 days left to receive Early Bird Registration to the Second Annual SPEER Summit. Register today to receive a $50 discount!

With less than a month to register, the Summit is shaping up to be a great event. For a list of working sessions and speakers, and a description of the Summit format, please click here.

Don’t forget to book a room at the special block rate of $134/nt. Click here to book online or call 800-THE-OMNI, when calling be sure to mention that you are attending the Second Annual SPEER Summit to receive the special rate.

Look Who’s Coming to the SPEER Energy Efficiency Summit

The Summit is a little more than a month away and is shaping up to be a great event. Early bird registration has been extended to January 17, 2014. Register now

To book a room at the special block rate of $134/nt. click here to book online or call 800-THE-OMNI. This special rate ends on January 20, 2014.

For a full list of working sessions and speakers,  and a description of the Summit’s participatory format, please see here.

Please see below for a list of organizations and companies who will be attending the Summit. Join them and us and register today!

Air Conditioning Contractors of America
American Chemistry Council
American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy
Architecture 2030
Association of Electric Companies of Texas (AECT)
Austin Energy
Austin Energy Green Building Program
BASF’s Center for Building Excellence
Building Codes Assistance Project
Building Performance Council
Carlisle HVAC
CB&I
Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT Energy)
CenterPoint
City of Austin
City of Houston
City of San Antonio
Climatec
Comverge
Department of Energy (US DOE)
Dow Chemical
Dow Solar
Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT)
Energy Innovation
Energy Savvy
Energy Systems Laboratory
Environmental Defense Fund
Environments for Living
Facility Performance Associates
Foundation Communities
Green Energy Money (GEM)
Guardian Industries
Honeywell
Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC)
ICF International
Intelligent Energy Solutions
Institute for Market Transformation (IMT)
Investor Confidence Project
Johnson Controls
Keller Williams Realty
Lake Flato Architects
Mitsubishi HVAC
Noesis Energy
NORESCO
Oklahoma Department of Commerce (ODOC)
Oklahoma Natural Gas
Oncor
OpenADR Alliance
OPOWER
Parago
Pepco Energy Services
Perfection Supply
Pew Center
Public Citizen
Regulatory Assistance Project
Security National Mortgage Company (SNMC)
Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative
SmarteBuilding
Southwest Combined Heat and Power Technical Assistance Partnership
Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP)
Sylvania
Texas A&M University
Texas Combined Heat and Power Initiative
Texas Energy Code Compliance Collaborative
Texas Gas Service
Texas Home Energy Raters Organization (HERO)
TexEnergy Solution
Texas State Energy Conservation Office (SECO)
THG Energy Solutions
University of Texas Energy Institute
US EcoLogic
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Thank you to our Summit Sponsors:

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Carlisle HVAC Logo

Mitsubishi logo

EFL Logo 2c

PEW logo

DowChemicalLogo

DOW Solar logo

BASF Logo

texenergy_logo

US Ecologic

ACCA

American Chemistry Council

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Big News from SPEER

SPEER’s Second Annual Summit schedule has been released. Please visit our Summit page for more details on keynote speakers, working session topics and how to register. Early bird registration is still open.

Texas now has 13 certified Energy Code Ambassadors who can provide peer – to – peer assistance and advice to code enforcement professionals. These Ambassadors are distributed across different geographical areas of the state; please visit our Energy Code Ambassador page for more on this project or to obtain contact information for an Ambassador in your area.

SPEER, along with four other regional energy efficiency organizations working in 42 states recently recommended the U.S. EPA count increased efficiency of energy use toward carbon emissions standards for existing power plants. EPA is under Presidential directive to issue proposed emission standards by June 1, 2014.  In the policy report developed by the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP), the organizations asked the EPA to craft standards that enable states to make full use of energy efficiency, which is a cost-effective way to reduce power plant carbon emissions.

On Wednesday at the Clean Air Through Energy Efficiency (CATEE) Conference SPEER’s Executive Director, Doug Lewin and Deputy Director, Chris Herbert are scheduled to participate in breakout sessions as speakers. Doug will engage in the Existing Buildings session and Chris Herbert will participate in the Advancing Energy Codes session. For a full schedule schedule visit the CATEE Conference program page.

SPEER Announces Topics for 2014 Summit

The 2014 SPEER Summit will dive deep into a number of topics, building on the input from last year’s success.  The event as a working meeting, to proactively bring people together to organize new initiatives, launch or support collaborations, and find new ways to accelerate energy efficiency in the region.

Each day will open with a keynote speaker to inspire attendees to think creatively about solving problems and taking action.  Working meetings will follow, with topics include using Efficiency as a Resource, Overcoming Financing Hurdles, Building Codes, and many others.

Click here to register for SPEER’s Second Annual Summit February 11-12, 2014 in Austin, Texas

For more information on our Summit please visit our Summit page

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