Facilities Track

First Breakout Session: 10 - 10:50 a.m.

Why an Energy Master Plan?

Jim Brown

Breakout 1

LeCroy Center R012

 

Although long range planning is sometimes very time consuming and often quite expensive to accomplish, the benefits far outweigh the cost. The value of multiyear planning has been proven over and over by the largest and most successful organizations in the world, and it's time for energy managers to implement this tool within their departments.


About the Speaker:
Jim Brown

 

Jim Brown is a professional engineer who has specialized in the field of energy efficiency for the past 37 years. He has conducted energy analyses and MEP designs of energy efficient installations for more than 800 facilities in the United States and abroad. In addition, he has provided energy auditing consultation for six different U.S. State Energy Agencies and assisted in development of three engineering firms established in China for the express purpose of inserting energy efficiency into commercial and industrial design projects.

Mr. Brown has presented energy management training seminars for commercial business, public school districts and public hospitals in nine states and six different nations. He has also developed and presented five energy related seminars for the Association of Energy Engineers and currently provides training for Texas Energy Managers Association (TEMA).

He is a member of AEE boards governing master's level courses on investment grade energy audits and master's level commissioning. He has also coauthored two books, "Investment Grade Energy Audit: Making Smart Energy Choices" and "The Sustainability Management Handbook," and has been a contributing author for the annually updated "Handbook of Energy Audits" (Fairmont Press) in 2012. In September 2013, he was inducted into the Association of Energy Engineers Hall of Fame for lifetime achievement in promoting the practices and principles of energy management.

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Thermal Energy Storage Systems Design Considerations

Saleem Khan

Breakout 1

LeCroy Center R019

 

The presentation will cover various design consideration in the implementation of successful thermal energy storage systems in existing facilities and new construction. The importance of understating central plant and building loop layout and its impact on design and construction for lower first cost and optimal thermal energy storage systems will be discussed. Challenges in the design, construction management and operations of thermal energy storage systems will be outlined. The presentation is anticipated to serve as a guide for successful thermal energy storage systems design and construction projects.


About the Speaker:
Saleem Khan

 

Saleem Khan (PE, CxA) is president of Texas Energy Engineering Services Inc. with more than 25 years of engineering consulting experience. He has a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and a master's degree in industrial engineering, specializing in facilities planning and design, energy management, engineering economics and project management.

Mr. Khan has been the lead engineer and TEESI project manager for energy efficient MEP design projects totaling more than $350 million for major new construction and renovations utilizing various delivery methods. He is a certified commissioning authority and has successfully implemented commissioning projects for functional testing of building systems, energy savings and comfort improvements. He has conducted more than 800 energy audits of existing buildings identifying cost effective energy efficiency measures. He has lead teams to analyze, design and commission large scale thermal energy storage systems.

Mr. Khan had conducted independent third-party reviews, training seminars and workshops in energy management and sustainability for engineers and operators. He has overseen implementation of more than $100 million of construction projects specifically targeting utility cost reduction in existing buildings. He is a member of AEE, TEMA, ASHRAE, TSPE and NSPE.

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Second Breakout Session: 11 - 11:50 a.m.

Sustainability in Dallas: What is the City Doing?

Murray T. Myers II

Breakout 2

LeCroy Center R012

 

This session will explore Office of Environmental Quality and Sustainability mission and divisions, including: Environmental Management System, Environmental Due Diligence, Air Quality, Monitoring and Compliance, Sustainability, What We Do, Stats, Did you Know? City Projects You May Not Know of and Where We Need Help (from students).


About the Speaker:
Murray T. Myers II

 

During his time with the City of Dallas, Murray has worked with sanitation services on marketing, electronics recycling, composting and programming in the City’s Zero Waste Plan. You may have seen him at one the Recycling Round-Ups at Richland College over the years. He has recently joined the Office of Environmental Quality and Sustainability as the senior environmental coordinator over sustainability, outreach and training.  

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The Basics of Water Management in the Energy Plant and Beyond

Dr. Valerie Shoup

Breakout 2

LeCroy Center R019

 

Understand why you should care about water management in Texas, some little known facts about water in Texas and beyond, the components of a water management program and the basic approaches to water management and what they entail.


About the Speaker:
Dr. Valerie Shoup

 

Dr. Valerie A. S. Shoup is president of Heritage Institute of Sustainability headquartered in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Shoup earned a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Oklahoma State University, a master's degree in business administration from the University of Texas at Dallas, and a doctorate in business administration from Walden University. She holds a Professional Engineering License in the State of Texas, is Investor Confidence Project Certified for both project development and quality assurance, is a Certified Water Harvesting Practitioner, and is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Dr. Shoup has received multiple awards and honorariums for her work including D Magazine Excellence in Healthcare Innovation finalist, STARS award for Excellence in Materials Management, Working for Clean Air award for Best Business Operations, and TCEQ Innovative Operations finalist. She has presented multiple papers both nationally and internationally on topics including engineering, sustainability and healthcare. Her passion is creating a sustainable environment for current and future generations.

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Third Breakout Session: 1 - 1:50 p.m.

Existing Building Commissioning: Improving the Financial and Operation Performance of Your Facilities

Ryan Lewton

Breakout 3

LeCroy Center R012

 

With economic and environmental pressures mounting on organizations from all sectors, the need to reduce commercial building energy densities has never been greater. The good news is that advancements in technology have made the goal of high-performance buildings obtainable. Overview: (1) Benchmarking – Methodology and best practices; (2) Site audits and life cycle costing; (3) Detailed studies and scope development; (4) Measurement and verification; (5) Resources and case studies.


About the Speaker:
Ryan Lewton

 

Ryan Lewton joined the Dallas Trane Intelligent Service team in April 2017 after several years working at the Trane office in Norfolk Va. Ryan works with Trane clients to help them better leverage their existing capital assets and operations budgets. Trane clients collaborate with Ryan because of his extensive background in secure data feeds, systems performance analysis and history of successful implementation of energy conservation measures. Ryan is a Certified Energy Manager through the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), and is an active member in Texas Energy Managers Association (TEMA).

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Maximizing HVAC Equipment Efficiency With Proper Water Treatment Programs

Chris Fanning

Breakout 3

LeCroy Center R019

 

This session will address the following questions: Who we are? Why do we treat HVAC waters? How do we conserve water? What are the dangers of sulfuric acid? What are the limiting factors on cycles of concentration? What causes scale in heat exchangers? How does scale in chillers affect my operating budget? How do we maximize chiller efficiency? And how do we reduce overall operations cost of a central plant?


About the Speaker:
Chris Fanning

 

U.S. Water solves your most challenging water, energy and compliance problems using an integrated approach that combines chemical, equipment, engineering and service. We find — and eliminate — the root cause of problems, creating a customized approach that finds the optimal solution for your facility. Working as an extension of your team, Chris delivers both immediate and long-term return on investment by leveraging our in-depth industry knowledge and experience to enhance your system reliability, efficiency and profitability. Focusing on the future of water, we have a passion for developing and delivering unconventional solutions that leave the world a better place with better water, providing more options for environmentally friendly, safe and cost-effective water management.

Chris has 24 years of experience in the water treatment industry, with expertise in cooling water treatment, boiler water treatment, waste water treatment and team management filtration. Chris is also a Certified Water Technologist, has a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from Texas A&M University, and is a member of the Association of Water Technologies.

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Fourth Breakout Session: 2 - 2:50 p.m.

Creative Designs for Campus Efficiency

Alan Ash

Breakout 4

LeCroy Center R012

 

Alan will discuss creative design ideas that can improve the efficiencies of central plants serving college campuses and an update on the state of refrigerants. Electricity costs for air conditioning are a huge percentage of the campus utility bill and can be dramatically reduced with HVAC design including demand shifting with thermal storage.


About the Speaker:
Alan Ash

 

Alan Ash is a driving force in numerous projects that have been nationally recognized as sustainable, energy efficient buildings. With more than 43 years experience engineering solutions, Alan has developed a reputation for using new applications and technology in the most efficient ways to make buildings work better.

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Texas Power Plays: How to Best Manage Electricity Costs in the Current and Future Electricity Market

Trevor Joelson

Breakout 4

LeCroy Center R019

 

The Texas electricity market (ERCOT) continues to evolve with significant increases in renewable generation and pressure on traditional fossil fuel power generation sources. This evolution has set the course for a new energy price structure. Energy users across North Texas have the opportunity to coordinate their buildings with these current energy market dynamics to achieve low cost electricity supply and, in some cases, even revenue. In this session, Trane will outline local energy market price drivers and provide actionable insights for school districts that will help reduce your annual energy budget. Attendees of the session can expect to receive an understanding of kW (demand) vs. kWh (consumption) costs, peak demand (4CP) event strategies and an update on the current state of demand response in Texas.


About the Speaker:
Trevor Joelson

 

Trevor Joelson joined Trane Energy Supply Services in August 2011. In his role as account manager, Trevor partners with Trane offices and customers to ensure they achieve low cost electricity and natural gas supply in coordination with their high-performing buildings. Trane customers obtain particular benefits from Trevor's thought leadership in deregulated energy procurement and demand response.

Trevor received his Bachelor of Arts in sport administration with minors in marketing and political science from the University of Louisville in Louisville, Ky. When he isn’t tracking energy market trends, Trevor spends his spring and summers on the water, his falls rooting for Louisville Cardinals football and his winters rooting for Louisville Cardinals and warmer weather, so he can get back out on the water.

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Fifth Breakout Session: 3 - 3:50 p.m.

Rooftop Systems: Balance Between IAQ and Energy

Scott Smith

Breakout 5

LeCroy Center R012

 

This presentation will focus on rooftop unit applications and solutions to balance Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) and energy consumption.

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