Energy Exchange Training & Trade Show  


Be Efficient And Resilient — This motto resonates across DOE, the federal government, and the private sector, as all parties strive to support Administration’s goals and ensure Federal agency missions through optimized federal operations and replicable cost effective and resilient projects. Energy Exchange is a 3-day training, trade show, and peer networking event that took place in Denver, Colorado. It featured nearly 120 unique training session, 13 technical tracks, over a dozen high profile plenary speakers and endless opportunities to develop professional skills and interact with the larger federal energy/water management community.

The Whole Building Design Guide® serves as your portal for obtaining IACET credits for the sessions you attended. Each training session at the Energy Exchange represents a distinct learning event with clear learning outcomes. Session attendees were required to pass a session assessment and complete a brief session survey in order to obtain credit no later than October 31, 2019. If an attendee met the requirements, completion certificates can be viewed or downloaded from the 'Continuing Education' tab in their WBDG account area.

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The Whole Building Design Guide® serves as your portal for obtaining IACET credits for the sessions you attended. Each training session at the Energy Exchange represents a distinct learning event with clear learning outcomes. Session attendees are required to pass a session assessment and complete a brief session survey in order to obtain credit. Attendees are eligible for 0.2 CEUs for sessions lasting 1.5 hours (e.g. Sessions 1-7); attendees are eligible for 0.1 CEUs for sessions lasting 1 hour (e.g. Sessions 8-9).

Register for an account on the WBDG to view the sessions you attended and take the assessments to obtain credit. Attendees should use the same email address associated with their Energy Exchange registration to register with the WBDG. If you have previously registered with the WBDG (e.g. attended and obtained CEUs at last year's event), simply log in to your account.

Once logged in, attendees can return to this page to see the sessions attended. Session assessments will be made available at the end of each day and must be completed no later than October 31, 2019. You must obtain a score of 80% in order to receive CEUs.

Register now for the 2019 Energy Exchange pre-event workshops offered by the Federal Energy Management Program  (FEMP) on August 19, 2019, at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. All pre-event workshops are free to attend.

WS1: Resilience Strategy and Technologies

18:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.Technical Resilience Navigator: Energy and Water Resilience Planning to Support Agency Missions (WS1-S1)
Introduces participants to the FEMP Technical Resilience Navigator, a systematic, prioritized approach for organizations to assess current infrastructure against mission priorities and risks; identify diverse solutions; and prioritize solutions that address preparedness and integration
43:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.Distributed Energy Technologies for Resilience (WS1-S4)
Provides an overview of microgrids, battery storage, and combined heat and power technologies, including cost trends, use cases, and value streams from technical experts.

WS2: Demand Response and Financing for Resilience

210:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.Load Reduction Planning with FEDS 8.0 (WS2-S2)
Highlights methods to assist agencies with identifying cost-effective projects for reducing energy consumption using the latest version of the Facility Energy Decision System (FEDS) tool.
31:15 p.m.-3:15 p.m.Lessons Learned from Past Federal Distributed Energy Projects (WS2-S3)
Taps into federal project development history to help federal agencies execute more effective distributed energy (DE) projects, covers DE operational challenges and potential solutions, and discusses common DE project procurement showstoppers.
43:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.Demand Response and Load Management (WS2-S4)
Provides information about and best practices for cost-saving opportunities from demand response and site-based load management.

WS3: Building Design and Operations

18:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.Facility Re-tuning Overview Workshop (WS3-S1)
Highlights the advantages of re-tuning from the energy savings and occupant-comfort perspectives. It also provide insights into re-tuning principles.
210:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.New Construction for Federal Sustainable Buildings: Requirements and Strategies (WS3-S2)
Focuses on the design process and offers guidance to help agencies implement and interpret the Guiding Principles for Sustainable Federal Buildings and comply with federal statutory requirements for new construction.
31:15 p.m.-3:15 p.m.Energy Readiness Planning with 50001 Ready (WS3-S3)
Demonstrates how to utilize U.S. Department of Energy tools to institute a standardized and streamlined organizational practice that is consistent with ISO 50001 principles.
43:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.Water Balance Workshop (WS3-S4)
Instructs attendees on developing a water balance and explains how a water balance can be used to help improve a water management program.

WS4: Cybersecuring Facility Systems and Related Technologies

210:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.FEMP Federal Cybersecurity Training and Assessment (WS4-S2)
Discusses new tools for enhancing cybersecurity awareness and capability. It also focuses on new FEMP resources.
31:15 p.m.-3:15 p.m.Distributed Energy Resource Cybersecurity Framework (WS4-S3)
Introduces the Distributed Energy Resource (DER) Cybersecurity Framework, a tool designed to evaluate the cybersecurity posture of federal sites that already employ DER systems or plan to implement DER as a source of energy for day-to-day operations.
43:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.Procuring Energy-Efficient Emerging Technologies (WS4-S4)

WS5: Fleet and Data Center Technologies

210:15 a.m.-3:15 p.m.Federal Fleet Management 101 Workshop (WS5-S2)
43:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.Getting Started: Identifying and Assessing Energy Efficiency Opportunities in Your Data Center (WS5-S4)
Walks participants through FEMP resources available through the Center of Expertise for Energy Efficiency in Data Centers.

WS6: Financing Approaches for Federal Projects

18:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.UESC Executive Summary (WS6-S1)
Provides basic and essential knowledge of the utility energy service contract (UESC) contracting vehicle.
210:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.One eProject Builder for All Energy Projects (WS6-S2)
Introduces eProject Builder, the U.S. Department of Energy’s secure web-based energy project data management system that is now the standard for a wide range of federal energy retrofit projects.
3a1:15 p.m.-3:15 p.m.Assuring Performance (WS6-S3a)
Demonstrates the value of performance-focused project development efforts, including identifying agency resources, assets, and gaps; rendering effective performance requirements for UESC task orders; and determining approaches to assuring performance through the life of energy projects.
3b1:15 p.m.-3:15 p.m.ENABLE Contracting Issues: Understanding the GSA Schedule 84, SIN 246-53, Procurement Process (W6-S3b)
Discusses specific requirements of the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule 84, SIN 246-53, which is the procurement vehicle used for ESPC ENABLE projects. 
43:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.ENABLE Overview, Strategic Use, and Contracting Issues< (WS6-S4)
Explains the ESPC ENABLE program parameters and misconceptions and examines strategic methods for special initiatives.

WS7: ESPC 5 Phases to Success

18:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.ESPC 5 Phases to Success - Including Resilience (WS7-S1)