FEMP Digest: Energy Exchange 2019 Technical Agenda Announced

FEMP Digest - April 2019
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Federal Energy Management Program

April 30, 2019

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Act Now!

✔ For federal entities in the TECO Energy service territory, register to attend the TECO Energy Federal/Utility Strategic Partnership Training in Tampa, Florida, which will include a utility energy service contract overview and information on TECO programs offered to federal customers. Please note this in-person event date has changed to June 26, 2019.

✔ Read our fact sheet on FEMP's Center of Expertise (CoE) for Energy Efficiency in Data Centers to learn the purpose of the program, popular tools and resources, training opportunities, and more.

✔ Use the new Laboratory Benchmarking Tool to compare the energy use of your lab buildings with that of similar facilities in the U.S. The tool has a peer-comparison dataset of more than 750 laboratory buildings, and includes new and reconfigured data fields designed to meet the needs of today’s lab community.

✔ Register now for upcoming FEMP-sponsored training and events. Read below and visit FEMP's training calendar.

FEMP Focus

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

Energy Exchange 2019 Technical Agenda Announced

The Energy Exchange 2019 has announced its technical training agenda, which will include robust training opportunities in the following focus areas: 

  • Implementing Federal Policy and Priorities
  • Integrating Resilience and Design for Agency Mission
  • Optimizing Building Management & Maintenance
  • Utilizing Efficient and Secure Technologies
  • Leveraging Affordable Financing and Partnerships

As the technical training agenda continues to develop, find the most up to date information on our Technical Training Agenda page. Register now to receive discounted early bird rates, available to public and private sector attendees until June 14!

REopt Lite Web Tool Adds New Features

Federal energy managers looking to evaluate distributed energy projects and battery storage for their site can now use REopt Lite's custom utility rate tariff capabilities and an integrated critical load profile builder—new features that allow a more detailed energy analysis without leaving the tool. The latest update to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s (NREL) REopt Lite web tool was funded by FEMP. Read more about REopt Lite’s latest features in the NREL Program News article.

FEMP Collaborates with Better Buildings Lab Partner on Free-to-Attend Workshop

FEMP is collaborating with Better Buildings Smart Lab Accelerator Partner University of Minnesota, who is providing an in-person, all-day workshop on the University of Minnesota campus on Thursday, May 23. The workshop will feature new information about laboratory buildings, costs and complexity, stakeholders’ rolls and responsibility, and an overview of a smart lab program. It will include information on the importance of the laboratory environment to R&D success, characteristics of a high performance laboratory building, mitigating risk in high performance laboratories, and more.

Register for the free-to-attend, in-person workshop on Thursday, May 23, 2019. 

Federal Energy and Water Management Award Winners Share Lessons Learned

In conjunction with the 2018 Federal Energy and Water Management Awards Program, FEMP hosted an "Award Winning Champions Shared Lessons Learned Forum." The event provided an informal discussion forum to facilitate information sharing and networking between the 2018 award winners and FEMP staff. Visit the new Forum web page to learn more. Plans are currently underway for the 2019 Federal Energy and Water Management Awards and Forum! Visit FEMP’s Awards page for more information.

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 Plus: A whole building energy simulation program used to model energy consumption and water use in buildings.
  • Rooftop Unit Comparison Calculator: Simulates the energy usage of both a high efficiency and a standard efficiency air conditioner and compares their energy and economic performance.
  • 2016 Guiding Principle II, Optimize Energy Performance: This on-demand training course focuses on compliance with the 2016 Guiding Principles for Existing Sustainable Federal Buildings, Guiding Principle II, and covers related topics including energy efficiency, on-site renewable energy generation, measurement and verification, and benchmarking.

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.

WEBINAR: Energy Performance Improvement in Data Centers-50001 Ready Community of Practice

Wednesday, May 8, 2019, 2-3:00 p.m. EDT

WEBINAR: eProject Builder Demonstration (Introductory)

Thursday, May 9, 2019, 1-2:30 p.m. EDT

Tuesday May 28, 2019, 1-2:30 p.m. EDT

WEBINAR: Transforming Research Labs (Part I) 

Thursday May 16, 2019, 1-2:30 p.m. EDT

WEBINAR: Overview of IT Consolidation in Data Centers

Tuesday May 21, 2019, 2-3:30 p.m. EDT

WEBINAR: Using Effective Water Management to Build Resilience 

Tuesday June 25, 2019, 1-2:30 p.m. EDT

ONSITE: TECO Energy Federal/Utility Strategic Partnership UESC Training 

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 in Tampa, FL

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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