FEMP Digest: FEMP Announces Energy Exchange 2019

FEMP Digest - February 2019
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Federal Energy Management Program

February 22, 2019

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Act Now!

✔ Plan to attend Energy Exchange 2019 on August 20-22, 2019 in Denver, Colorado.

✔ Nominate an exemplary federal project or program for a 2019 Federal Energy and Water Management Award.

✔ Save the date for the 2019 Spring FUPWG seminar scheduled for May 2-3 in San Diego, California.

FEMP Focus

See what we are featuring from FEMP this month! Click on the links below to find out more about these FEMP updates.

FEMP Announces Energy Exchange 2019

The annual Energy Exchange 2019 training and trade show event will be held August 20-22, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. With the theme, "Be Efficient And Resilient," the 2019 event will focus on the integrated aspects of ensuring efficient and mission-ready federal operations.  The Energy Exchange remains one of the best opportunities for agencies to ensure their workforce fulfills training mandates in alignment with legislative and Administration workforce development objectives. Visit our website for registration and hotel information, coming soon! 

Call for Nominations Now Open for the 2019 Federal Energy and Water Management Awards

FEMP sponsors the annual Federal Energy and Water Management Awards to honor outstanding federal agency achievements in energy, water, and fleet management. Visit the webpage for more information and to download the 2019 Criteria and GuidelinesSubmit nominations by April 30, 2019.

FEMP will offer two identical one-hour WebEx presentations to provide an overview of the 2019 awards criteria and the online portal. Register here for the February 27 meeting at 1:30 pm EST. Register here for the March 14 meeting at 2:00 pm EDT.

FEMP Offers New ESPC ESA Resources

FEMP recently published new resources for federal agencies pursuing energy savings performance contract energy sales agreements (ESPC ESAs). An ESPC ESA is a project structure, similar to a power purchase agreement, that uses the multiyear ESPC authority to implement renewable energy projects on federal buildings or land. See the main ESPC ESA webpage for links to factsheets, templates, and more information.  

FEMP Launches New Utility Energy Service Contract Training for ESCOs

FEMP will hold a newly developed webinar on April 4, 2019 to help energy service companies (ESCOs) better understand the utility energy service contract (UESC) project process and the important role they play on the UESC project team. Participants will also learn about resources and UESC project assistance available from FEMP. Best practices will be shared as well as information on how ESCOs can best support their utility partners to deliver excellent projects to the federal government. Visit the Whole Building Design Guide for more details and to register.

Mark Your Calendar for the Spring Federal Utility Partnership Working Group (FUPWG) Seminar

The 2019 Spring FUPWG seminar is scheduled for May 2-3 in San Diego, California, and will be hosted by FEMP and San Diego Gas & Electric. FUPWG establishes partnerships and fosters communication between federal agencies, specific sites, and utilities to implement cost-effective energy efficiency and water conservation projects. These projects help agencies improve operations, upgrade infrastructure, and save taxpayer dollars. Attendance at both 2019 seminars were over 300, so register early for this excellent networking and training opportunity.

Visit the seminar webpage for more information and for instructions on securing your hotel reservations. The agenda will be posted and registration will open on March 1, 2019.

Featured FEMP Tools and Training

Did you know that FEMP offers a range of free on-demand training sessions and tools to support federal agencies’ energy reduction efforts, including software, data sets, and databases? Each month, FEMP will spotlight a few of these resources that are available to all.

  • Energy Assessment Process Manual: Jump start a data center energy efficiency assessment with this manual that includes step-by-step instructions and templates.
  • FEMP Screening Map: Examines the viability of three solar technologies in the U.S. with a high-level annualized economic calculation, with and without potential savings from available renewable energy incentives at the state and federal levels.
  • Data Center Energy Efficiency: Air Management: Part of an on-demand training series that presents energy efficient best practices in data centers, this course discusses hot and cold aisles, containment strategies, recirculation and bypass air, airflow restriction and congestion, and alternatives to underfloor air management systems.

Access FEMP’s Training Search and full catalog of tools.

Upcoming Events

Check out and register for upcoming online and in-person training events developed and offered by FEMP. Click on the links to find out more and register today.

LIVE ONLINE: eProject Builder Demonstration (Introductory)

Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 1-2:30 p.m. EST

LIVE ONLINE: ESPC ESA Webinar Series: Overview and Requirements

Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 2-3:30 p.m. EDT

LIVE ONSITE: Energy Savings Performance Contracting Three-Day Training Workshop

Tuesday-Thursday, March 26-28, 2019 in Huntsville, AL

LIVE ONLINE: Utility Energy Service Contract Training for ESCOs Webinar

Thursday, April 4, 2019, 1-3:00 p.m. EDT

LIVE ONSITE: Data Center Energy Practitioner (DCEP) Training 

Tuesday-Thursday, April 23-25, 2019 in Washington, D.C.

Wednesday-Friday, April 24-26, 2019 in San Francisco, CA

LIVE ONSITE: Comprehensive Utility Energy Service Contract Training 

Tuesday and Wednesday, April 30-May 1, 2019 in San Diego, CA

LIVE ONSITE: 2019 Spring FUPWG Seminar

Thursday and Friday, May 2-3, 2019 in San Diego, CA

Interested in more training events? View FEMP's Training Calendar to see all of FEMP’s scheduled webinar sessions and in-person trainings.


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