20x2020 Newsletter | April 15, 2015

EnergyCAP On-site Training Thursday and Friday

There is still time to register for the EnergyCAP training being held this Thursday and Friday. Training is being conducted in the West Education Center on the third floor, Room 316, on the OSU-OKC college campus at 900 N. Portland Ave., Oklahoma City, OK 73107. A campus map and other helpful information can be found on the OSU-OKC website at http://www.osuokc.edu/map/default.aspx.

By now everyone who has registered for training should have received a registration email. If you have registered and not received an email, contact the State Energy Program office and one will be sent to you.

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, On-site Training Follow Up and Q&A, is April 22 at 2:00 p.m. If you are unable to attend the webinar, 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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ES2 Behavioral Program Webinar: Gaining Support and Involvement of Leadership

This month’s ES2 energy manager webinar is titled "Gaining Support and Involvement of Leadership."

Energy managers across the state have done a great job of drafting energy conservation guidelines and strategic plans to educate and engage building operators and occupants. However, energy managers need the support of their top organizational leaders to get approval for those plans, break through red tape to implement them and receive recognition of the progress made despite many challenges. This session will help energy managers strategically engage their leadership to build support for their energy conservation program.

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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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 already 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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Consult Your Conference Room

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

While conference rooms serve a critical purpose, they are generally vacant the majority of each day of the week. Since these spaces often have extensive lighting and audiovisual technology, and are sometimes over-cooled to accommodate body heat from a group of people, conference room management presents an energy savings opportunity. One step you can take is to ensure all lights and electronics are off when not in use. Also, when the conference room will not be used throughout the day, the thermostat should be set back in accordance with the organization’s energy conservation guidelines to save energy by not heating or cooling the space.

While everyone can do their part when using or leaving the conference room, this can be most successful if ‘ownership’ is assigned to specific individuals. To maximize savings, when feasible, advanced energy managers can even consider grouping meetings on the same day or week to maximize when the HVAC can be set back. 

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.


  • April 16 | 2-3 p.m. | ES2 Energy Manager Webinar
  • April 16 | 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 1:00-4:30 p.m. | EnergyCAP On-site Training
  • April 17 | 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 1:00-4:30 p.m. | EnergyCAP On-site Training
  • April 22 | 2-3 p.m. |
    EnergyCAP Webinar


  • May 21 | 2-3 p.m. | ES2
    Energy Manager Webinar
  • May 28 | 2-3 p.m. | ES2            Energy Manager Webinar