20x2020 Newsletter | March 18, 2015

ES2 Behavioral Program Webinar: How to Prioritize Within Your Energy Management Strategy

This month’s ES2 energy manager webinar is titled "How to Prioritize Within Your Energy Management Strategy.”

Many organizations have established their energy conservation guidelines and begun educating and encouraging their occupants. Each organization should also be developing a comprehensive occupant engagement strategy. With limited resources, prioritizing where that effort can create the greatest impact is vital. Should you focus on your largest building? What if it is already your most efficient building? In this month’s webinar, ES2 recommends initial processes for prioritizing your efforts.

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 On-site Training April 16 and 17 at OSU-OKC Campus

EnergyCAP training will be held in the computer lab on the OSU-OKC college campus at 900 N. Portland Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73107 on April 16 and 17. The training times will be announced in the April 1 newsletter.

The lab is in the West Education Center on the third floor, Room 316. A campus map and other helpful information about OSU-OKC can be found at http://www.osuokc.edu/map/.

The training is hands on and seating is limited, so please register soon as the classes will fill up quickly. A training agenda with an outline, the location and other relevant information will be sent to registered participants. If you have any questions concerning the training, please contact Justin Durham at 405-522-7104.

To register, please email the State Energy Program office at 20x2020@omes.ok.gov with your name, organization and phone number. 

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EnergyCAP April Webinar: Moved to April 22; On-site Training Follow Up and Q&A

The EnergyCAP April webinar, scheduled for April 8 at 2:00 p.m., is moving to April 22 at 2:00 p.m. to allow for on-site training follow up. If you are unable to attend the webinar because of the change in date, remember that all EnergyCAP webinars are posted on the 20x2020 website under the Energy Database section.

Here is a link to the webinars on the 20x2020 website:


If you have any questions concerning the EnergyCAP database, please email 20x2020@omes.ok.gov

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Spring is here!

Spring brings more than just flowers. We are heading into a season of highly variable weather. Spring in Oklahoma can be quite chilly in the morning and very warm in the afternoon, or vice versa. You may even notice these weather swings inside your workplace. Keep this in mind and consider dressing in layers so that you can better maintain your personal comfort. You should also consider managing your personal space by utilizing window blinds, ceiling fans, etc. If you are still uncomfortable, please contact your energy manager, who works to efficiently balance the varying needs of the building occupants. Each individual has the opportunity to contribute to our goal of reducing energy consumption 20 percent by proactively finding small ways to help.

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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Success Story: Oklahoma City Community College

Committed leadership and effective communication have driven OCCC’s growth, and these same attributes are propelling them through the 20x2020 program. When John Boyd, Vice President for Business and Finance, first learned the requirements to run a successful program, he enlisted the help of Chris Snow. Together they began to compile the necessary data for EnergyCAP and work with OCCC’s personnel to identify opportunities. In October, Dr. Boyd hired Bob Lally to serve as the full-time energy manager. With years of energy management experience in the military and as a private contractor, Mr. Lally was a natural fit and has quickly utilized the statewide templates and resources to structure their program. He collaborates with a group of employees to lead the Energy Conservation Working Group (ECWG), which is responsible for the implementation of the program into every area of the institution.

One of the first steps OCCC took was to develop a strategic energy management plan. The plan is overseen by the Energy Management Steering Committee, a representative group consisting of managers, faculty, staff and students who provide oversight and guidance to ECWG in program implementation. The plan not only assigned a series of responsibilities to ensure effective implementation, but also included an adapted set of behavioral guidelines as a foundation. ES2 reviewed these guidelines to help ensure they were developed in the context of OCCC’s daily operations and core mission, and that all relevant areas of behavior were addressed. Additionally, the energy management plan laid out a schedule for periodic building walkthroughs, which Bob Lally has done consistently since his hire. Walking around the entire campus after hours and during the day has allowed him to make note of what guidelines are being followed and areas for improvement. The results he reports to ECWG allow them to make more informed decisions in prioritizing energy conservation measures.

One of the greatest strengths of ECWG lies in the makeup of its members, who come from various roles throughout OCCC. This has allowed the group to rely on the expertise of the individuals who are responsible for relevant departments. Open communication among this broad group of stakeholders has allowed the institution to proceed swiftly with clear direction. For example, when the group decided to target the energy savings from refined IT practices and streamlined O&M procedures, they were able to do so with the support of those departments because they had been at the table early in the process. With the attitude that has driven OCCC to take such a strong stance on energy, it is unlikely they will be slowing down anytime soon. 

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20x2020 Upcoming Dates

Please mark your calendar for important 20x2020 dates.


  • March 26 | 2-3 p.m. | ES2 Energy Manager Webinar


  • April 16 | 2-3 p.m. | ES2 Energy Manager Webinar
  • April 16-17 | TBA | EnergyCAP On-site Training
  • April 22 | 2-3 p.m. |
    EnergyCAP Webinar


  • May 21 | 2-3 p.m. | ES2
    Energy Manager Webinar