FEMP Digest: Registration is Open for Energy Exchange Pre-Event Workshops

FEMP Digest - June 2019
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Federal Energy Management Program

July 2, 2019

The FEMP Digest provides a roundup of the latest offerings, news, and events available from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP). Click the links below to learn more.

To view previous FEMP Digests, visit the Archived Digest webpage on the FEMP website.

Act Now!

Register for Energy Exchange and FEMP's pre-event workshops

✔ Register for the next energy savings performance contract (ESPC) energy sales agreement (ESA) webinar in the series, scheduled for July 23! Read below and visit FEMP's training catalog for more upcoming FEMP-sponsored training and events.

✔ Use the REopt™ Lite web tool at no cost to evaluate the economic viability of grid-connected PV, wind, and battery storage at your site.

FEMP Focus

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

Registration Now Open for 2019 Energy Exchange Pre-Event Workshops

FEMP is offering 19 FREE in-person training opportunities on Monday, August 19. 2019 starting at 8:30 a.m. at the Colorado Convention Center, prior to the Energy Exchange. All FEMP pre-event workshops are free to attend but require separate registration through FEMP.  

Nineteen sessions will be organized under the following topic areas:

  • Workshop Series 1: Resilience Strategy and Technologies
  • Workshop Series 2: Demand Response and Financing for Resilience
  • Workshop Series 3: Building Design and Operations
  • Workshop Series 4: Cybersecuring Facility Systems and Related Technologies
  • Workshop Series 5: Fleet and Data Center Technologies
  • Workshop Series 6: Financing Approaches for Federal Projects
  • Workshop Series 7: ESPC 5 Phases to Success

Register here; you must click on the session titles to register for each workshop you plan to attend.

DOE to Host Pre-Better Buildings Summit 50001 Ready Workshop

A special pre-event Better Buildings Summit workshop will be held on Tuesday July 9, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. EDT at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, Virginia. The workshop will discuss how hundreds of industrial, commercial, institutional, and federal sites are increasing energy performance and saving money through the implementation of the DOE 50001 Ready energy management system. This free, self-paced program leads to DOE recognition, and can be a powerful tool in meeting your energy goals and mission. The training will be led by Jay Wrobel, Manager of Facility and Fleet Optimization at FEMP, and Paul Sheaffer, Program Manager in the Building and Industrial Applications Department at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. To reserve a spot, email Pete.Langlois@ee.doe.gov.

Training Available for the Data Center Energy Practitioner Certificate 

The main objective of the DOE's Data Center Energy Practitioner Program is to raise the standards of those involved in energy assessments of data centers. Training events, lasting one or three days, prepare attendees to perform accurate energy assessments of heating, ventilation and air conditioning; electrical; and IT systems, including the use of software tools. The gained skills of identifying and evaluating energy efficiency opportunities in data centers are applicable across both the federal and private sectors. The next two scheduled training events will take place in Washington D.C. on Friday, July 12, 2019 and in San Francisco, California on September 4-6, 2019. For more information, including tuition fees, please visit DOE’s Center of Expertise for Energy Efficiency in Data Centers.

FEMP Offers ESPC Training in Washington, D.C.

Register now to attend the upcoming ESPC training scheduled for July 16-18, 2019 in Washington, D.C. The three-day training course will educate attendees on how to implement energy and water projects through an ESPC, including a basic introduction to DOE indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity contracts and how to get started with an ESPC project. Training sections will cover task order ordering procedures, contractor selection, energy saving technologies, energy and water resilience, risk and responsibility, measurement and verification, understanding task order schedules, pricing and financing aspects of the project, and post award contract administration. Participants will be able to initiate an ESPC with a Notice of Opportunity focused on individual agency needs. Registration is open to federal, DOE National Laboratory, and state and local government employees. Others may be considered on a case by case basis. Click here for more information and to register.

FEMP Continues to Seek Federal Sites Interested in Evaluating PV Performance 

FEMP is seeking to partner with federal sites that have an on-site, government-owned photovoltaic (PV) system and are willing and able to share their PV’s annual performance data and system information. Interested sites will receive a summary and interpretation of their PV system’s performance, including generation and availability compared to expected values. At a minimum, FEMP will request general system information (e.g. location, size, orientation, tilt, and age) and hourly energy generation data of the PV system and/or information from an existing PV monitoring platform that tracks and stores hourly (or higher resolution) data. If you are interested in this initiative, please email rachel.shepherd@ee.doe.gov. This is an ongoing initiative, however FEMP is currently seeking participants for this fiscal year 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.

  • REopt™ Lite: Helps building owners evaluate the economics of grid-connected solar photovoltaics and battery storage at commercial sites.
  • 2016 Guiding Principle IV, Enhance Indoor Environmental Quality: This on-demand training course offers strategies for meeting and documenting compliance with the updated Guiding Principle IV metrics related to ventilation and thermal comfort, daylighting and lighting controls, indoor air quality, and occupant health and wellness.

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: eProject Builder Demonstration (Introductory)

Thursday, July 11, 2019, 1-2:30 p.m. EDT

Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 1-2:30 p.m. EDT

ONSITE: Training for the Data Center Energy Practitioner Certificate

Friday, July 12, 2019 in Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, September 4 - Friday, September 6, 2019 in San Francisco, CA

ONSITE: Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC) Three-Day Training Workshop 

Tuesday, July 16 - Thursday, July 18, 2019 in Washington, D.C.

WEBINAR: ESPC ESA Webinar Series: Site-Specific Stand-Alone Project Overview

Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 2-3:30 p.m. EDT 

ONSITE: 2019 Energy Exchange Pre-Event Workshop Series 

Monday, August 19, 2019 in Denver, CO 

ONSITE: 2019 Energy Exchange 

Tuesday, August 20 - Thursday, August 22, 2019 in Denver, CO 

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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