The 2012 ET Summit features 30 sessions and 3 round tables presented by experts who have a unique insight into the challenges of the energy efficient technology realm. Panels of subject matter experts will be presenting in the sessions, which will be organized in the tracks focused on Lighting, HVAC, Whole Building, Advancing ET, and Demand Response & Behavior. Round tables are designed to be a more open format with a moderator and panel of experts giving short presentations and answering questions from audience members. See the Session List for a detailed breakdown of who, what when and where for the sessions.
Please note, sessions are subject to change without notice. ETCC will make every effort to keep this information updated.
- Session 1: Utility Programs & New Technology Development (IMAGE)
Kathleen Fogel (CPUC), G.P. Li (CalPlug), Virginia Lew (CEC), Steve Galanter (SCE)
The stakeholders participating in this session will outline some ETP successes and will discuss how the ETP has evolved and could evolve in the future to achieve greater successes. The California EE Strategic Plan will provide a foundation for exploring this topic. As a corollary topic, which gaps in energy-efficiency technology adoption are the ETP and utility programs in general best suited to overcome, and are there some gaps that are better handled through other mechanisms?
- Session 2: Accelerating Adoption Through Collaboration (IMAGE)
Terry Oliver (BPA), Omar Siddiqui (EPRI), Ed Wisnewski (CEE), Jay Stein (E Source), Bill Liss (GTI), Shawn Herrera (DOE FEMP)
Several respected industry organizations have begun offering services to help utilities and their partners coordinate their ET-related activities. This session brings together leading industry and government entities involved in ET resource coordination and aggregation. The speakers will explore current trends, emerging issues, and future opportunities to increase the availability of emerging, cost-effective, energy-efficient technologies.
- Session 3: ET Across North America (IMAGE)
Jason Koman (EERE), Jennifer Williamson (BPA), Mark Rehley (NEEA), Jorge Marques (BC Hydro), Jim Jerozal (Nicor Gas), Peter Savio (NYSERDA)
This session brings together a cross section of leading North American utility and allied agencies that operate ET programs. The speakers will explore current trends, emerging issues, and future opportunities to increase the availability of emerging, cost-effective, energy-efficient technologies. This session will not address technology updates, but may refer to program breakthroughs and successful transfer of emerging technologies into rebate programs.
- Session 4: Emerging Technologies: the Customer's Perspective (IMAGE)
Mike Bushey (SCE), Steve Rigdon (JPL), Paul Wingco (CSU Long Beach), Lance Durr (Stater Bros)
Several of SCE's largest customers have taken the lead in adopting new and cutting-edge EE technologies to improve their operation as well as energy and cost savings. The overarching goal of this session is to gain insights from such customers from their perspective. What are the drivers? What value is seen in staying ahead of their competitors when it comes to the adoption of EE technologies? Share thoughts and data on real benefits as seen by such organizations. Provide feedback on how decisions are made for identifying opportunities and their implementation, how utility ET programs contribute (or can contribute) to their success…and so on.
- Session 1: Lighting Systems: Making the Connection
Lighting plays an important role in connecting us to the world. This session describes the significant role lighting plays in sustainability and how it affects our lives.
- Session 2: Lamp Replacements: A Turning Point for LEDs? (IMAGE)
Utility incentive programs are very interested in the benefits from the improved performance and lighting quality of LED lamp replacements. This session explains where the technology stands, where it is going and the program challenges in making large-scale incentive programs for LEDs a reality.
- Session 3: Lighting Controls: Switching Out the Old
How do you get more energy savings than the most efficient light source available? Control it. This session will share how this works and where controllable lighting is headed.
Carolyn Weiner (PG&E) - Introductions
Francis Rubenstein (LBNL) – The Measured Energy Savings from Responsive Lighting Systems in Buildings (PDF)
Bernhard Goesmann (CLTC) – The Future of Sensors, Controls and Adaptive Lighting (PDF)
- Session 4: LED Standards: Status and Progress
Standards are a critical aspect needed to launch an industry, however, if done improperly, may hinder its advancement as well. This session explains the various LED standards in development and how it is intended to affect the industry.
Owen Howlett (CEC) - Introductions (PDF, VIDEO) The Proposed California Quality LED Lamp Specification (PDF)
Mike McGaraghan (Energy Solution) – Worldwide Quality Specifications for LED Lamps (PDF)
Ben Swedberg (Ideal Industries) – The Zhaga LED Light Engine Lamp Base Standards (PDF)
- Session 5: Utility Collaboration and Program Transformation
Utilities are working together across the nation to leverage resources to overcome challenges and take advantage of new opportunities. This session provides some examples of these multi-utility efforts, information about program requirements for new lighting technologies, and potential strategies for incorporating new lighting and lighting controls products into programs.
- Session 6: Daylighting: Taking Advantage of Free Photons (IMAGE)
Successful daylighting requires integration of fenestration and electric lighting technologies. This session is focused on emerging fenestration technologies for daylight management and emerging lighting controls technologies for management of electric lighting for daylight harvesting.
Kostas Papamichael (CLTC) - Introductions
Dorene Maniccia (NEMA Controls Group) – Electric Lighting Controls for Daylight Harvesting (PDF)
George Losios (Loisos + Ubbelohde Associates) – Fenestration Systems for Daylight Management (PDF)
- Session 1: Fault Detection and Diagnostics: From the Lab to the Market
This session will chart the course of development of Fault Detection and Diagnostics (FDD) from the research lab, through a process of standardization, and to the market with industry commercialization. It will address the following questions: How has the research into FDD affected the shape of the industry? How can standards enable the commercialization of FDD? In commercialization of FDD tools, what are the challenges and opportunities?
Jerine Ahmed (SCE) - Introductions
Michael Brambley (PNNL)
Kristin Heinemeier (WCEC) (PDF)
Jonathan Douglas (Lennox)
- Session 2: Gas Technologies
Natural gas prices are projected to be low for the next ten years. This session will ask the question: can natural gas cooling benefit the electric grid? It will also look into recent advancements in commercial and industrial boiler technologies.
Neil Leslie (GTI) - Introductions, Advanced Boiler Technologies for Commercial and Industrial Applications (PDF)
Donald Erickson (Energy Concepts Company) - Can Natural Gas Cooling Benefit the Electric Grid? (PDF)
David Cygan (GTI) -
- Session 3: Variable Capacity A/C Systems
The potential of variable capacity HVAC systems to save energy has been known for some time, especially in moderate climates. Recent advancements in technology and design can help realize this potential. This session will explore three different technologies: VRF systems, zoning for ducted and ductless invert driven heat pumps and air conditioners, and demand controlled ventilation systems for restaurants.
Paul Delaney (SCE) - Introductions
Ron Domitrovic (EPRI) - VRF Laboratory & Field Data for Incorporation to Modeling (PDF)
Ali Beglar (Daikin) (PDF)
Youndy Hung (SCE) - Kitchen Hood Demand Control Field Demonstration Projects (PDF)
- Session 4: Evaporative Technologies
Understanding the performance of evaporative technologies is critical to advancing the adoption of climate appropriate technologies. This session will dive into recent studies conducted to better understand how to optimize evaporative technologies for a given climate. Results from research will be shared regarding water consumption, water quality and performance impacts on various types of heat exchangers.
Mark Modera (WCEC) - Introductions
Jonathan Woodley (WCEC) - 'Climate Appropriate' Technologies for Rooftop Packaged Air Conditioners (PDF)
Ben Taube (Evaporcool) - Evaporcool (PDF)
Erica McKenzie (WCEC) - Evaporative Condensers: Water Management and Chemistry (PDF)
- Session 5: Radiant Technologies
An alternative to traditional forced air HVAC systems, radiant technologies have promise for the future, but not without their challenges. This session will cover the application of radiant systems, from large to the small.
- Session 6: Future HVAC
What does the future of HVAC have in store? Find out as this session peeks into what future technologies may be at the forefront of the industry in the years to come.
- Session 1: ZNE Laboratory Design & Development
New flexible testing facilities at LBNL and ORNL provide the ability to capture performance data on integrated building systems, the holy grail to reliably achieve ZNE buildings
- Session 2: Residential ZNE: Diverse Builder Perspectives (IMAGE)
Diverse perspectives on achieving ZNE in the residential new construction market will be presented by a panel consisting of a large-scale commercial home builder, a small local home builder, and a modular construction home builder.
John Morton (SCE) - Introductions
Allen Gilliland (One Sky Homes) – Single Home Builder Perspective (PDF)
Ross Wallace (KB Homes) – Commercial Builder Perspective
- Session 3: Future Issues and Code Implications
The road forward to wide-scale implementation of ZNE will be presented with a focus on feasibility, regulatory, and business model challenges affecting key players in the energy industry.
- Session 4: ZNE for Large Loads (IMAGE)
Speakers will discuss the process of designing ZNE commercial buildings including obstacles experienced along the way and post-occupancy data. Specific buildings included are a highly efficient supermarket in Carpenteria, California; NREL's 360,000 sq. ft. ZNE Research Support Facility; and the transformation of an abandoned supermarket into the LEED Platinum SDG&E Energy Innovation Center.
Nate Taylor (SDG&E) - Introductions
Dustin Lilya (formerly of SuperValu) – Design of ZNE-DER Supermarket PDF)
Shanti Pless (NREL) – ZNE Office Building (PDF)
Jim Gabriel (Hanna Gabriel Wells Architects) – From Supermarket to Sustainability (PDF)
- Session 5: The Future of Building Modeling
This session will review new simulation and modeling tools to assist in the design and operation of low-energy buildings, as well as identify retrofits and ensure compliance with building codes.
Mary Ann Piette (LBNL) - Introductions
Phil Haves (LBNL) – EnergyPlus and Simergy for CA (PDF)
Michael Wetter (LBNL) – Modeling with Modelica and BCVTB (PDF)
Nick Long (NREL) – OpenStudio Platform for Analysis and Standards (PDF)
- Session 6: Design and Performance of Zero Energy Homes
Many challenges accompany low energy homes. From the design and process of constructing zero energy homes, to the customer experience, the speakers in this session span various segments including research homes, custom homes, and mass production by national homebuilders, and will speak on their experiences with these challenges.
Ram Narayanamurthy (EPRI) - Introductions
Cole Hershkowitz (Cal Tech Grad) – Solar Decathalon (PDF)
Robert Fortunato (Home Owner) – ZNE Retrofit Home Design and Performance (PDF)
Rob Hammon (Consol) – Enabling Utility System Efficiency with ZNE (PDF)
- Session 7: Deep Energy Retrofits
This session will present findings from projects exploring the benefits of deep energy retrofits in existing residential and commercial building stock. Recommendations for future retrofits and a discussion of important metrics for evaluating savings will be discussed.
Martin Vu (SCE) - Introductions
Roderick Jackson (ORNL) – 10 Deep Energy Retrofits in the Southeast (PDF)
Iain Walker (LBNL) - 10 Deep Energy Retrofits in the West (PDF)
Mark Frankel (NBI) – Commercial Existing Buildings (PDF)
- Session 8: Emerging Technologies with Intelligent Buildings
Intelligent buildings are becoming more important as building owners and operators understand the benefits and value of integrated systems. Learn how to benefit by making buildings intelligent through the use of emerging technologies and first hand experiences of these speakers.
- Session 1: To Assess or Not to Assess? Assessments Best Practices
How does technology go to market? It takes a continuous process in measuring the performance and studying consumer interaction of emerging technologies in the field and lab. Hear and learn what has been discovered through assessments and monitoring of technical and human factors.
A.Y Ahmed (Sempra) - Introductions
Ammi Amarnath (EPRI) – Technology Assessment (PDF)
Peter Savio (NYSERDA) – Transitioning ET Solutions to EE Programs (PDF)
Jennifer Williamson (BPA) – Scanning for ET Opportunities (PDF)
- Session 2: How Market Intelligence Drives Results
The panel will discuss the importance of market intelligence for advancing emerging technologies. Panelist will share their insights and engage the audience in an interactive format..
Jay Stein (E Source)
Jorge Marques (BC Hydro)
Levin F. Nock (BPA)
- Session 3: Ain't Misbehavin' (IMAGE)
Most energy usage feedback programs assume that customers will become more energy efficient when they can simply be made aware of the true costs of their energy usage through feedback. Is that all they're missing? Two panelists will present their recent work on the effectiveness of feedback on human behavior: come join us and learn how behavior change can and cannot be driven by simple feedback on energy usage, and its implications for user-centered emerging technologies..
- Session 4: Scaled Field Placements in Action
Early technology market seeding. Panelist will share their experiences with scaled technology introduction efforts. Examples of these efforts will include HPWHs, advanced RTU systems and residential EMS.
- Session 5: Driving Innovation with Product Specifications
The panelist will discuss the role that product specifications play in helping spur new product development and market introduction. The panel will also present on how a design competitions brought energy efficient luminaires to the market.
- Session 1: Demand Response for the Masses
Exploring recent demand response advances in the residential market segment, this session provides an overview of technology offerings. Attendees will be provided 3 unique perspectives from some of the industry's cutting edge vendors..
Mauro Dresti (SCE) - Introductions
Michel Kohanim (Universal Devices) – Demand Response for Everyone (PDF)
Scott McGaraghan (Nest) – Nest Power to the People (PDF)
Dave Martin (Intwine) - Free DR (PDF)
- Session 2: The Commercial Market Place Leading Demand Response
Commercial buildings have been on the forefront of demand response for the past 15 years, and continue to set the bar for innovative strategies and practices. This session explores some of the creative thinking that will continue to push the boundaries of DR..
Eric Martinez (SDG&E) - Introductions
Rick Schaal (Viridity Energy) – Microgrid Innovation and Integration (PDF)
Heather Langford (USGBC) – Demand Response Partnership Program (PDF)
Patrick ONeill (Northwrite Inc.) – Energy Information Management Systems and Demand Response (PDF)
- Session 3: The Untapped Resource, Demand Response for the Industrial and Agricultural Markets
Industrial and Agricultural customers consume a tremendous amount of energy and draw a significant level of demand, yet have not had extensive participation in DR programs. This session presents new technologies and strategies geared towards reaching these energy intensive customers.
Sila Kiliccote (LBNL) - Introductions
Girish Ghatikar (LBNL) – Demand Response and Enabling Technologies for Data Centers (PDF)
Gary Marks (Iris Networking) – Opportunities for DR in CA Agricultural Irrigation (PDF)
Doug Scott (Vacom) – Refrigerated Warehouses and Demand Response (PDF)
- Session 4: Shifting Load and IP Communication, Tools for Demand Response
Energy storage, communication protocols, and evaluation techniques are all key components to truly realize the benefits of DR. In this session, attendees will hear the latest on each of these areas from industry leading experts..
Jonathan Burrows (PG&E) - Introductions
Eric Martinez (SDG&E) – Energy Storage for Businesses (PDF)
Rolf Bienert (Open ADR Alliance) – The Simple Way to Execute DR Programs (PDF)
Sila Kiliccote (LBNL) – Demand Response Shed Variability (PDF)
- Session 5: Efficiency, Mobile Loads, and Consumer Preference- How do These Affect Demand Response?
As new technologies and services enter the market and customer demand for them rises, the opportunities for demand response will expand. The topics covered in this session explore this new potential and envisions this future from a variety of perspectives..
Devin Rauss (SCE) - Introductions
Jose Salazar (SCE) – Enabling Smart EV Charging: A Utility Perspective (PDF)
Camron Gorgonpuir (US Air Force) – Department of Defense Perspectives on Vehicle-to-Grid (PDF)
Daniel Olsen (LBNL) – Using the CEI to Identify DR in Industrial Facilities (PDF)