20x2020 Newsletter | May 28, 2015

Extra ES2 Webinar: Building Operational Technology — Integrating Controls Systems

This May, ES2 will begin an additional series of webinars related to building systems equipment. These sessions will often feature guest speakers and will cover a range of energy savings opportunities, including a variety of behavioral and upgrade strategies.

As a continuation of April’s introduction to HVAC controls, this month’s webinar is titled "Building Operational Technology — Integrating Controls Systems.”

Many buildings have an outdated building automation system, a patchwork of equipment controllers from various manufacturers, or controls on several building systems with separate user interfaces. In each of these scenarios, control systems integration can be a cost-effective strategy to help building operators manage their facilities for occupant comfort and energy savings. Register online for this session to learn about the common capabilities of control systems integration, the benefits of open source communications protocols and other considerations in pursuing this strategy.

Organizations that have issued a purchase order to ES2 in order to enroll in the behavioral program are invited to register for this month's energy manager webinar. Please register at least one hour in advance of the webinar. 


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EnergyCAP Webinar: ES2 Quarterly Report Overview

The ES2 Quarterly Report Overview on June 2 at 2:00 p.m. is our last webinar in the EnergyCAP implementation period. In this webinar, we will provide a detailed overview of the report describing where the data comes from within EnergyCAP Online. We will also review calculations and cover the normalized data process used in the report.

If you have any questions concerning the upcoming webinar please contact the State Energy Programs Office (SEPO) at 20x2020@omes.ok.gov.


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ES2 Behavioral Program Webinar: Introduction to Utility Incentives

June's  ES2 energy manager webinar is titled “Introduction to Utility Incentives.”

While the focus of the 20x2020 program is behavioral energy conservation, a number of participating organizations continue to upgrade building systems equipment as needed. Luckily, many of Oklahoma’s utility companies provide rebates and other incentives to help make those projects more cost effective.

The first half of the webinar will discuss utility incentives and explain the rationale behind the funding source. In the second half, a PSO representative will introduce the incentives available for commercial buildings in PSO’s territory and how to apply for a rebate. ES2 will host sessions with Oklahoma’s other major utility companies in the coming weeks.

Organizations that have issued a purchase order to ES2 in order to enroll in the behavioral program are invited to register for June's energy manager webinar. Please register at least one hour in advance of the webinar. 


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Upcoming Project Exemption Deadline

Project exemptions are due August 31, 2015, for billing period quarter two of CY 2015. Organizations must submit exemptions on any specific projects that have resulted in energy savings that they would like to remove from ES2’s fee calculations. Any project completed between April 1, 2014, and June 30, 2015, must be submitted by August 31, 2015, to be considered for an exemption. 

For a complete submission, please submit each request through the online form and email IPMVP-adherent supporting documentation to 20x2020@omes.ok.gov.  Further information is available in the online instructions.

If you have any questions about this process, please email 20x2020@omes.ok.gov.

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Break Rooms: Step it up & Turn it off!

Each individual has the opportunity to contribute to our goal of reducing energy consumption 20 percent by proactively finding small ways to help.

Most of us occasionally use a break room while at work, but who turns off the coffee maker or TV when we head back to our desk? To conserve energy in common spaces like break rooms, we must each take responsibility for minimizing waste.

Consider implementing the following steps next time you’re in the break room:

  • Turn off lights and any screens when the area is not in use.
  • Turn off the coffee machine if it is not actively being used, as very few people will actually drink that pot of coffee after it’s been on the burner for three or four hours.
  • Unplug electric appliances that are rarely used.

Your energy manager will be working on additional solutions for energy conservation in common areas. If you have any ideas, contact your energy manager today. 

If you have any questions or ideas on tips to share, please contact Morgan Miller of ES2 at mmiller@es2ok.com or 405-528-4500. 

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20x2020 Upcoming Dates

Please mark your calendar for important 20x2020 dates.


  • May 28 | 2-3 p.m. | ES2
    Energy Manager Webinar
  • May 31 | Q1 Project Exemptions Due


  • June 2 | 2-3 p.m. | EnergyCAP Quarterly Report Overview
  • June 18 | 2-3 p.m. | EnergyCAP Webinar


  • Aug. 31 | Q2 Project Exemptions Due