eProject Builder (ePB) is 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. The "Implementing Instructions for Presidential Executive Order 13834" says that federal agencies "should use eProject Builder to improve tracking and accuracy of data for projects implemented through any ESPCs, UESCs, or funded through direct obligations."
This pre-event workshop provides federal agency staff and their contractors with training on how to use ePB to collect, preserve, track, and report information for a range federal energy project types including ESPCs, UESCs, and appropriations-funded projects, as well as ESPC ESAs and PPAs.
The workshop will provide participants with an overview of the tool's functions, data templates, and benefits for performance contracted and direct-funded projects. It will also offer a walkthrough of how to develop project scenarios, initiate projects, upload data, approve and archive schedules, upload additional documents, enter annual M&V data, and output various reports.
Phil Coleman, Research Analysis/Program Manager, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) Read Bio
Phil Coleman is a research analyst and program manager who has worked at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) since 1996. He is a technical advisor to the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) ESPC program, focusing particularly on utility rates and measurement and verification of savings. Also, in support of FEMP, Phil spearheads an effort to educate federal facilities about incentives for efficiency and renewable projects, demand response, and 'rate-responsive" building operation. Outside of the federal domain, he researches avenues for promoting improved energy efficiency in commercial real estate. Internationally, Phil has worked with the governments of Mexico, India, Chile, and Jordan on developing public sector energy conservation programs. Before joining LBNL, Phil prepared market research for a fast-growth alternative air-conditioning company and conducted residential audits and program evaluations for an energy consulting firm. He received his bachelor's degree from Earlham College (1986), and a master's degree in energy management and policy from the University of Pennsylvania (1994). He also holds the Association of Energy Engineers' Certified Energy Manager and Certified Measurement and Verification Professional designations.
Elizabeth (Liz) Stuart, Research and Program Manager, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) Read Bio
Elizabeth (Liz) Stuart is a researcher and program manager with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) Electricity Markets and Policy Group. Liz leads software development and stakeholder engagement for eProject Builder, the web-based U.S. Department of Energy's energy project data management system. Since joining LBNL 10 years ago, Liz has been lead or co-author on more than two dozen LBNL reports, policy briefs, and peer-reviewed journal articles. Liz conducts research on topics including ESCO industry market and project trends, measurement and verification, building energy benchmarking policies and labeling, ratepayer- and publicly-funded energy efficiency programs and policies, and integrated demand-side management. Prior to joining LBNL, Liz garnered more than 12 years of experience managing projects in the entertainment software industry. She also worked in the City of Berkeley Mayor's office on the Berkeley FIRST solar financing program (the progenitor of Property Assessed Clean Energy financing). Liz holds an MBA in sustainable management from Presidio Graduate School in San Francisco and a bachelor's degree in radio, TV, and film from the University of Arizona.
Upon completion of this workshop, attendees will understand how:
- To initiate projects, approve and archive projects;
- To develop project scenarios/project schedules;
- ePB works differently for different types of projects (ESPC, UESC, appropriations-funded);
- To enter annual M&V data; and
- To generate financial schedules, M&V reports, and other analysis and reports.