Load Reduction Planning with FEDS 8.0  

Education Type: 
Live On-Site
2 Hours
10:15 AM - 12:15 PM (MT)

Denver, CO

0.20 CEUs

MATERIALS NEEDED:   WiFi enabled laptop

This pre-event workshop will highlight methods to assist agencies in identifying cost-effective projects for reducing energy consumption while lowering the cost for resilience. This hands-on training will introduce participants to the latest version of the Facility Energy Decision System (FEDS) energy simulation and analysis tool, for analyzing facility energy use and evaluating project opportunities based on life cycle cost. The software will be provided prior to the training and participants are encouraged to bring it loaded on their laptop for use during the workshop. Participants without laptops can pair up with others to perform exercises.


Bob Dahowski, Senior Research Engineer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory  

Bob has more than 20 years of experience in building energy simulation and analysis. He holds degrees in mechanical and environmental engineering and is the development and training lead on the FEDS software. Bob has worked extensively with federal, state, municipal, and commercial energy managers and engineers on building energy auditing and applications of FEDS to meet a variety of goals, including analyses of facility energy efficiency and resilience opportunity. Bob's education includes an M.S., environmental engineering, Washington State University and a B.S., mechanical engineering, Clarkson University.

Emily Wendel, Building Performance Evaluation Team Lead, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory  

Emily holds degrees in mechanical and environmental engineering and is a Certified Energy Manger. She works with federal agencies to develop, test and demonstrate advanced methods for evaluating building performance and identifying opportunities for improvement. She specializes in integrating field assessments, analysis, and tool development to support decision making around energy efficiency, water conservation, waste reduction and site infrastructure. Emily's education includes a M.S., environmental engineering, Washington State University and a B.S., mechanical engineering, Michigan Technological University.

Travis Stanislaus, Research Engineer Pacific Northwest National Laboratory  

Travis has a degree in mechanical engineering and supports the building performance team by conducting energy audits, analyzing utility consumption trends and rates, developing energy models, and creating energy conversation recommendations in federal buildings. Travis also supports FEMP's audit program by developing best practices and resources for federal agencies. Travis's education includes a B.S. in mechanical engineering, Cornell University and an EIT Certification, 2012.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this workshop, attendees will be able to:

  • Develop a FEDS building model;
  • Review FEDS simulated energy use against actual metered data;
  • Identify cost-effective energy project opportunities; and
  • Estimate the energy and cost savings potential, capital cost, payback, and SIR of identified measures.
Federal Agencies and Facility Criteria: