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Fall 2016 VAEEC Meeting

November 29, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The event was held at the University of Richmond’s Jepson Alumni Center.

12:30 pm to 1:00 pm: Registration and Networking

1:00 pm to 1:20 pm: Welcome and VAEEC Programmatic Update

Download Chelsea’s opening presentation..

1:20 pm to 2:00 pm: Member Round Robin
VAEEC members are invited to give brief updates on current projects, recent successes or future endeavors they would like to share with participants.

2:00 pm to 2:30 pm: Networking Break Sponsored by Community Housing Partners

2:30 pm to 3:00 pm: Concurrent Sessions:

Session 1: Member’s Choice: Update on the Governor’s Executive Committee on Energy Efficiency (Main Room)

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Learn more about the GEC recommendations to the Governor and where we are in tracking our progress towards the 10% energy reduction goal.  Panelists will also discuss what’s in store for the remainder of the Governor’s term. Speakers: David Koogler, Rappahannock Electric Cooperative; Kyra Hoskins, Clean Energy Solutions. Moderator: Chris MacDonald, Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy.

Session 2: Leveraging Energy Data to Accelerate Energy Efficiency- Sponsored by Oracle (Quigg Room 136)

This session will discuss the many ways that data can play an important role in the energy efficiency space including commercial benchmarking, homebuilding and products that enable consumers to become more informed about their energy use. Speakers: Alicia Zatcoff, City of Richmond; KC Bleile, Viridant. Moderator: Marisa Uchin, Oracle.

Download the Viridiant presentation.

Session 3: Implementing PACE throughout the Commonwealth- Sponsored by Siemens (Rosenbaum Room 119)

Learn how Property Assessed Clean Energy can be used as a tool to spur economic development and get your questions answered. Panelists will cover such topics as a corporate perspective of PACE and updates on the program’s status in Virginia. Speakers: Linda Rega, Siemens; Ed Ware, Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority. Moderator: Jessica Greene, Virginia Energy Efficiency Council.

3:00 pm to 3:50 pm: What is the Vision for Virginia’s Energy Efficiency Future?
Panelists will give brief remarks on what they see 5, 10, 15 years into the future for their respective areas of the energy efficiency sector then the discussion will be opened to all participants to engage in, what we hope to be, a lively discussion.

Business: David Bend, Nest
Energy Service Company: Larry Cummings, Trane
Local Government: Susan Elliott, City of Charlottesville
Nonprofit: Zack Miller, Virginia Housing Alliance
Gas Utilities: Sean Skulley, Washington Gas
Electric Utilities: Brett Crable, Dominion
Academic: Saifur Rahman, Virginia Tech
Moderator: Cynthia Adams, Pearl Certification and VAEEC Chair

3:50 pm to 4:00 pm: Closing Remarks and Announcements

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm: VAEEC Energy Efficiency Leadership Awards Ceremony

Thank you to our event sponsors: 

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Silver Sponsors

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November 29, 2016
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


University of Richmond, Jepson Alumni Center
49 Crenshaw Way
Richmond, VA 23173 United States
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