November 2018 EEF – A Framework for Modernizing Grid Planning and Operations with Distributed Energy Resources and Load Management

The AEE Columbia River Chapter and Energy Trust of Oregon are proud to present the next Energy Engineering Forum. This free event consists of a presentation followed by fifteen minutes of Q&A. A complimentary lunch and certificates of attendance will be provided.

Wed, November 28, 2018;  12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PST

Register for the event HERE

September 2018 EEF – Bridging the Gap: Commercial Real Estate and Energy Efficiency

The AEE Columbia River Chapter and Energy Trust of Oregon are proud to present the next Energy Engineering Forum. This free event consists of a one hour panel discussion by green building experts followed by fifteen minutes of Q&A.They will be discussing the challenges and solutions to working within the complex commercial real estate market.

A complimentary lunch and certificates of attendance will be provided.

Register for the event HERE

Bridging the Gap: Commercial Real Estate and Energy Efficiency

 

Panellists:

Wade Lange, CPM, RPA, FMA

Vice President, Regional Manager, Portland, American Assets Trust

Mr. Lange serves as Vice President and Regional Manager for the Portland area, overseeing operations and development for approximately 1.3 million square feet of office, residential and retail property.  Prior to joining American Assets Trust in February of 2013, Mr. Lange served as Vice President of Property Management for Langley Investment Properties and Ashforth Pacific, from 1997 to 2013, with primary responsibility for the Lloyd properties now owned by American Assets Trust.  Mr. Lange also worked for the Oregon State Legislature as the Facilities Manager for the State Capitol and as the Maintenance Manager for US Bancorp’s corporate headquarters in Portland, Oregon.  Mr. Lange is a native of Portland and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Social Science from Portland State University and serves on the boards of BOMA Oregon, Oregon Smart Growth, Go Lloyd, Portland Street Car, Lloyd Enhanced Service District, Lloyd EcoDistrict and the Holliday Park Partnership.

 

Emily Pearce, CEM, MBA

Vice President, Waypoint Energy

Emily Pearce has 20 years of business experience with over a decade of that in the energy efficiency industry. She has lead strategic initiatives for many utility programs including developing and designing innovative energy efficiency and market transformation programs, introducing new technology to the marketplace, and implementing and improving national energy efficiency programs. Her responsibility has included managing over $100M budgets over the past decade. Ms. Pearce has lead major business development efforts across the U.S. with specific experience in commercial utility markets, the built environment and the commercial real estate market with expansive relationships throughout these sectors. As Vice President at Waypoint, Emily runs the energy services side of business which spans across the U.S. Emily has a B.S. in Fisheries and Wildlife from Michigan State University, and an M.B.A in Finance and Organizational Behavior from Marylhurst University. She is also a Certified Energy Manager. Emily is the Chair of the Green Building Interest Group (GBIG) – a sub-committee of the Cascadia Portland Collaborative of the US Green Building Council (USGBC) and on the Board of the AEE Columbia Chapter.

 

Melynda Retallack, Ink:built

Melynda is a Principal and owner at Ink:built Architecture, a woman owned architecture and development company. She views each project Ink Built takes on as an opportunity to demonstrate how buildings can have a restorative effect on our environment and even start to alleviate issues of affordability and equity in housing. After graduating from high school here in Portland, Mel earned a Bachelor of Architecture with a minor in Environmental Studies at the University of Oregon and then moved to San Francisco to develop affordable housing and complete school renovations around the Bay Area. She is a licensed architect in Oregon and Washington and a LEED AP BD&C with over 20 years of experience in architecture and real estate development. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for Camp Fire Columbia- a youth services organization and is a past chair and is still active with the Green Building Interest Group (GBIG) – a sub-committee of the Cascadia Portland Collaborative of the US Green Building Council (USGBC) and International Living Futures Institute (ILFI). Mel spends her free time backpacking and paddling in the northwest and tending her urban garden.

 

For those attending remotely, please see below for webinar information

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Access code: 541-528-093

May EEF – Energy Efficiency Trends in the Cannabis Industry

Big thanks to Kevin Campbell from Energy 350 and the 100 attendees (webinar plus in-person) for making this another great Energy Engineering Forum. Below is a link to a copy of the presentation.

PDF Copy of Presentation – Energy Efficiency Trends in the Cannabis Industry by Kevin Campbell from Energy 350

http://www.aeecrc.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/May-2018-EEF-Energy-Efficiency-Trends-in-the-Cannabis-Industry.pdfWe are working with Energy Trust of Oregon’s Production Efficiency Program for this May 2018 event. This free event consists of a one hour technical presentation followed by fifteen minutes of Q&A. A complimentary lunch and certificates of attendance will be provided.

Energy Efficiency Trends in the Cannabis Industry

Kevin Campbell

Account Manager

Energy 350

The rapidly expanding cannabis industry is a significant source of load growth in several states that have legalized recreational use. This load growth coupled with inefficient incumbent technology make the cannabis industry ripe with efficiency potential. However, there are a host of technological and social barriers to unlocking this potential. This presentation will provide an overview of the energy using systems, energy analysis techniques, energy efficiency technologies related to cannabis grow operations.

Presenter:

As an Account Manager for Energy 350, Kevin has worked with numerous cannabis growers throughout Oregon to evaluate energy efficiency potential and help them reduce their operating costs. However, his work is not limited to cannabis projects. He has experience working on energy projects throughout the industrial and commercial sectors. Kevin has a bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota and a masters degree in Mechanical Engineering from Portland State University.

Building Tour – Woodcraft Industries – Molalla Plant – October 23

The Association of Energy Engineers Columbia River Chapter (AEE CRC) and Ecogate are pleased to announce an upcoming building tour of the Woodcraft Industries – Molalla Plant. Woodcraft, a cabinet door manufacturer located in Molalla, has been an active participant with Energy Trust of Oregon’s Production Efficiency program and incorporated energy management into its core business practices. Over the past decade, the facility has completed nearly a dozen energy efficiency projects ranging from lighting, to compressed air, to dust collection and vacuum system upgrades.

Join us for a facility tour highlighting the energy and non-energy benefits of the upgraded systems in place at Brentwood including their Ecogate© on-demand dust collection system.

Visit the events page for details and registration information.

Next Energy Engineering Forum scheduled for May 16 from noon until 1:15 pm

We are working with the Energy Trust of Oregon to present a series of Energy Engineering Forums throughout 2018. These free events consist of one hour technical presentations followed by fifteen minutes of Q & A. Complimentary lunch and certificates of attendance will be provided. Be sure to join our mailing list to be notified of this and other AEE CRC events!

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AEE CRC Annual Holiday Celebration

http://www.aeecrc.org/event/aee-crc-annual-holiday-celebration/

Please join us on Wednesday December 6th from 5:30 pm until 8:30 pm at Breakside Brewery in NW Portland for our annual holiday celebration!

We’ll hold a brief meeting to conduct our board elections, announce the recipients of the Wrench of the Year Award, and then it’s on to celebrating the holiday season!

The event will include:
•    Appetizers and a snack buffet
•    Drinks!
•    Networking
•    Opportunities to provide input on topics you’d like addressed during the coming year
•    Music

Now Accepting Nominations – Wrench of the Year 2018!

What are the Wrench of the Year Awards?

The Wrench of the Year awards are two, $500 cash awards that will be given to the individuals that best exemplify the spirit of hard work, hands-on responsibility, and determination that resulted in the successful implementation of an energy efficiency project in 2017 or 2018. Specifically the award targets on-site facility personnel that often go overlooked in major efficiency projects but whose hard work and attention are key to the successful implementation and persistence of the project.

To learn more and to submit your nominations click here or visit this link: http://www.aeecrc.org/awards/

November 2017 Energy Engineering Forum – Oregon Energy Code – What’s in it, where is there room for improvement, and how is it applied

Big thanks to Jim Edelson from NBI for his presentation on energy codes. Below is a copy of his presentation.

Oregon Energy Code – What’s in it, where is there room for improvement, and how is it applied

Jim Edelson

Director-Codes and Policy

New Buildings Institute

Since buildings account for over 30% of Oregon’s GHG emissions, its building energy codes are one of the most important policy levers to meet its climate goals. But Oregon’s energy code has gone from national leader to laggard in the past 8 years. This presentation will explain what is in Oregon’s energy code, how it is developed and applied to projects, and its opportunity for improvement. The talk will conclude with the most recent policy developments in Salem and Portland

Presenter:
As Director of Codes and Policy at New Buildings Institute, Jim has served on multiple state code boards and energy policy Advisory Committees. Jim has publishes and speaks on stretch codes, on net zero policies, and on utility programs that achieve market transformation through energy code implementation. He currently serves on ASHRAE 189.1, and is leading the development team for Stretch Codes in the state of New York. He has a Bachelor of Science and a M.B.A. degree from the University of Michigan.

September 2017 Energy Engineering Forum – Does This Make Sense Anymore? – Energy Efficiency in a Market Awash With Low-Cost Power

We are working with Energy Trust of Oregon to present a series of Energy Engineering Forums in 2017. This free event consists of a one hour technical presentation followed by fifteen minutes of Q&A. A complimentary lunch and certificates of attendance will be provided.

 

Does this make sense anymore? – Energy Efficiency in a Market Awash with Low-cost Power

Charlie Grist

Conservation Resource Manager

Northwest Power and Conservation Council

 

The market price of energy is so low that sometimes it’s negative, wind and solar plants are springing up like mushrooms after a rain, natural gas generation is so cheap it’s displacing coal, and in many places electric loads are not growing – even though population is.  These circumstances challenge the notion of energy efficiency as a resource.  Yet the Northwest Power Council’s Seventh Power Plan (2016) calls for developing ever more energy efficiency. Come hear Council staffer Charlie Grist  describe the current state of the power system, the near-term outlook and how energy efficiency fits into the picture.

 

We will also be hosting this event as a webinar. Please use the link below to register.

REGISTER HERE

 

Presenter:
Charlie joined the Council staff in 2002 as a senior analyst. He works primarily on energy efficiency issues as part of the development and implementation of the Council’s regional power plan. Charlie’s energy efficiency work covers regional conservation potential assessments, planning, implementation and evaluation. He is vice chair of the Council’s Regional Technical Forum. Before joining the Council staff, Charlie was a senior analyst at Oregon Office of Energy for 18 years working on state energy policy development, energy facility siting, energy forecasting, utility regulation, energy conservation, renewable resource development, and Columbia River issues. Charlie has a B.S. in resource analysis from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He likes to windsurf in the Columbia River Gorge.

 

Roosevelt High Building Tour – AEE CRC, Portland Green Schools Committee and ASHRAE

The Association of Energy Engineers Columbia River Chapter (AEE CRC) is pleased to announce a collaboration with the Portland Green Schools Committee and ASHRAE to host an upcoming building tour of the newly-renovated Roosevelt High School in Portland.

Roosevelt High School was built in 1921. It was part of three major modernization projects that Portland Public Schools funded in a 2012 bond. The $96 million Roosevelt HS project includes major renovations of portions of the school, demolition of some areas, and new construction. The innovative design successfully updates the existing building, while adding new spaces that integrate into the historical structure. The majority of the mechanical system is new and solar has been added strategically.

The tour will consist of two tracks – a technical tour and an architectural tour. The architectural tour will focus on the historical and structural elements, as well as classroom and teaching improvements. The technical tour will focus on the new mechanical system, solar and other integrated components. There will be some common information before the tours split off, and then attendees will need to select the tour they want to attend.

Tour information:

Date: August 10, 2017

Time: 4:00-5:30pm

Location: 6941 N. Central St in Portland; meet at entrance to the West Wing Building (next to the track). Park on site in this area or use the street parking if full. We’ll assemble at that entrance and split into groups.

Cost: FREE, but space is limited and pre-registration is required!

Click HERE to register

-Other: please bring your own hard hat

In addition, there will be an optional no-host happy hour after the tour at Leisure Public House, 8002 N Lombard St, to continue the conversation and a bit more networking.