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9th Annual Sustainable Energy Conference
April 19-20, 2012
McKimmon Center in Raleigh, NC

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AGENDA - most recent revision July 31, 2012

Please check our agenda regularly for updates on conference topics and speakers.
Conference tracks are arranged in the agenda below and color coded.

Thursday, April 19, 2012
8:30 a.m. Welcoming Remarks: Ward Lenz, Director, NC Energy Office
Slides: 1 per page; 3 per page; Audio: MP3 file (6 MB, 16:33); Video: In Web Page (requires flash); MP4 file (17 MB, 16:33)
9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Opening Keynote Address by Guest Speaker: Rob Gramlich, Senior Vice President for Public Policy; American Wind Energy Association
Slides: 1 per page; 3 per page; Audio: MP3 file (10 MB, 28:46); Video: In web page (requires flash); MP4 file (26 MB, 28:46)
10:30 a.m. to Noon

Session A - Financing Sustainable Energy Projects: Clean Energy Project Finance (room 6)

Steve Levitas, Kilpatrick Townsend

Sam Bemiss, Ewing Bemiss

Jeff Garwood, Liberation Capital

Greg Montgomery, Abundant Power



Session B - Home Grown Energy: Solar (room 5)

Hemant Sura, GreenTech Renewables
Slides: 1 per page; 3 per page

Erik Lensch, Argand Energy
Slides: 1 per page; 3 per page

Olee Joel Olsen, O2 Energies
Slides: 1 per page

Tyler Johnson, FLS Energy
Slides: 1 per page; 3 per page


Session C - Recovery Act Lessons Learned: Overview of Impact (room 4)

Molly Cripps, Tennessee Energy Division
Slides 1: 1 per page; 3 per page
Slides 2: 1 per page; 3 per page
Slides 3: 1 per page; 3 per page

Richard Self, Energy Office
Slides: 1 per page; 3 per page ; Text

Russell Duncan, Energy Office
Slides: 1 per page; 3 per page

Rita Joyner, Energy Office
Slides: 1 per page; 3 per page

 

Session D - Energy-Smart Infrastructure: Clean Power and Micro-grids (room 3)

Moderator: Katherine Scott, Solar Center
Slides: 1 per page; 3 per page

Adam Procell, Lime Energy
Slides: 1 per page; 3 per page

Keith McAllister; Kestava Energy
Slides: 1 per page

Jeff Hightower, North Carolina State University
Slides: 1 per page; 3 per page

 


Session E - Utility Savings Initiative: USI Update (room 8A-B)

Moderator: Latif Kaid, NC State Construction Office

Energy Office Staff: Len Hoey, Renee Hutcheson, Reid Conway, Lyn Martin
Slides: 1 per page; 3 per page

David Ratchford, City of Concord

Energy Star Portfolio Manager

Energy Awareness Program - David Ratchford, City of Concord

Credit to those who have achieved 30% and at 22%

ARRA Success

Noon to 1:15 p.m.

Luncheon with Guest Keynote Speaker: Dr. Nick Hamon, Bayer Crop Science International
Audio: MP3 file (15 MB, 44.14); Video: In web page (requires flash); MP4 file (39 MB, 44:14)

1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Session F - Intersection of Policy and Finance (room 6)

Larry Shirley, N.C. Dept. of Commerce

Ivan Urlaub, N.C. Sustainable Energy Assoc.
Slides: 1 per page; 3 per page

Katherine Hamilton, Quinn Gillespie
Slides: 1 per page; 3 per page

Jeff Hughes, UNC Environmental Finance Center

 

Session G - Home Grown Energy: Wind (room 5)

Moderator: Henry Campen, Parker Poe

Jack Godshall, Invenergy

John Daniel, ABB Inc.
Slides: 1 per page; 3 per page

Pete Peterson, UNC
Slides: 1 per page; 3 per page

Aaron Drake, NCSU
Slides: 1 per page; 3 per page

Session H - Recovery Act Lessons Learned: Internships and Fellowships (room 4)

Appalachian State University: Marie Hoepfl
Slides: 1 per page; 3 per page

N.C. State University: Lynn Albers, Dale Cranford, Robin Locke, Daniel Paprocki
Slides: 1 per page; 3 per page
Aaron Flemming
Slides: 1 per page; 3 per page
Brian Freeman
Slides: 1 per page; 3 per page
Spencer Kurtz
Slides: 1 per page; 3 per page
Jon Ziefle
Slides: 1 per page; 3 per page
Marcey Bauer
Slides: 1 per page; 3 per page

Guilford College: Jon Varnell, Brett Hacker, Damien Markiewicz
Slides: 1 per page; 3 per page

Session I - Energy-Smart Infrastructure: Energy Technical Assistance (room 3)

Moderator: Joe Davis, N.C. Energy Office
Slides: 1 per page; 3 per page

Matt Murray, Advanced Energy
Slides: 1 per page; 3 per page

Michael Holster, Solar Vision Inc
Slides: 1 per page; 3 per page

Jon Parsons, Fayetteville State University
Sildes: 1 per page; 3 per page

Jeff Thompson, Orange County
Slides: 1 per page; 3 per page

 

 

Session J - Utility Savings Initiative: Cutting Edge Technologies Update (room 8A-B)

Moderator: Lauren Bishop, Western Carolina University

Variable Flow Refrigerant - Steve Sharpe, UNC Wilmington and Tim Buford, Mitsubishi Electric
Sharpe Slides: 1 per page; 3 per page
Buford Slides: 1 per page; 3 per page

Commercial Blower Door Test - Bill Warren, Bill Warren Energy Services
Slides: 1 per page; 3 per page

3:15 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Session K - Identifying and Arranging for Sources of Capital (room 6)

Eli Hinckley, Kilpatrick Townsend

Dennis Richter, Narenco

Patrick McConnell, Stonehenge Capital

Michael Cohen, Strata Solar

 

Session L - Home Grown Energy: Biofuels across North Carolina: A status report (room 5)

Larry Wooten, NC Farm Bureau

Leif Forer, Biofuels Center of North Carolina

Paolo Carollo, Chemtex International

Sam Brake, Biofuels Center of North Carolina

Andrew Campos, Ovation Biotech

Session M - Recovery Act Lessons Learned: Weatherization – Residential & Multi-Family (room 4)

Tasha Davis, Duke Energy
Slides: 1 per page; 3 per page

Robert Cox & Thomas Gentry, UNC Charlotte
Slides: 1 per page; 3 per page

Torin Kexel, Asheville Green Opportunities
Slides: 1 per page; 3 per page
Video: 4.85MB .MP4 file

Session N - Energy-Smart Infrastructure: Clean Power Efficiency (room 3)

Moderator - Alysen Nassif, NC. Energy Office

Roe O’Donnell, Town of Wake Forest

Holly Miller, Town of Wake Forest

Slides: 1 per page; 3 per page


Session O - Utility Savings Initiative: Kindergarten through 12th Grade Schools Update (room 8A-B)

Moderator: Ben Mathews, NC Dept. of Public Instruction

HVAC Control in Existing Buildings - CC Maurer, Advanced Energy
Slides: 1 per page; 3 per page

Net Zero Buildings: A case for integrated design and delivery - Robbie Ferris, SFL+A
Slides: 1 per page; 3 per page

Cherokee Attitude - Gary Wright, Cherokee County Schools

5:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Join us for the Social in the lobby and exhibit hall.
6:30 p.m. BONUS SESSION: CED CleanLinks Panel - Room 5

Anthony Atti, Phononic Devices, Inc.
Sidney Hinton, PowerSecure, International
Maria Kingery, Southern Energy Management

This session is open to all who are interested. For more inforation about CleanLinks CLICK HERE.

Friday, April 20, 2012
9:00 a.m. to10:00 a.m. Keynote Speaker - Dan Peaco, La Capra Associates. "NC Renewable Energy Policy: Compliance and Options for the Future"
Slides: 1 per page; 3 per page; Audio: MP3 file (10 MB, 29:35); Video: In web page (requires flash); MP4 file (26 MB, 29:35)
10:30 a.m. to Noon

Session P1 - Financing Sustainable Energy Projects: Clean Tech Companies Secrets of Success (room 7A)

David Kirkpatrick, SJF Ventures

Anthony Atti, Phononic Devices

Sidney Hinton, PowerSecure, International

Maria Kingery, Southern Energy Management

Session Q - Home Grown Energy: Eco-Driving to Electric - Clean Transportation Opportunities Abound (room 5)

Moderator: Aranzazu Lascurain, NC Solar Center

Marcy Bauer, NC Solar Center
Slides: 1 per page, 3 per page

Sean Flaherty, Centralina Council of Governments
Slides: 1 per page; 3 per page

Anne Tazewell, NC Solar Center
Slides: 1 per page; 3 per page

Ted Vaden, NC Department of Transportation

2012 Mobile Care Awards will be announced
Slides: 1 per page; 3 per slide

Session R - Recovery Act Lessons Learned: Appliance Rebate Successes (room 4)

Nick Hurst, NCEEA at Appalachian State University
Slides: 1 per page; 3 per page

Nichelle Parker, NC Energy Office
Slides: 1 per page; 3 per page

Eric Gainer, Sears
Slides: 1 per page


Session S - Energy-Smart Infrastructure: Sustainable Agriculture and Energy Storage (room 3)

Moderator - Alysen Nassif, N.C. Energy Office

Noah Ranells, Orange County Agriculture Economic Development
Slides: 1 per page; 3 per page

Jeff Thompson, Orange County
Slides: 1 per page; 3 per page

Steve Moore, Elon University
Slides: 1 per page; 3 per page

Session T - Utility Savings Initiative: Case Studies (room 6)

Moderator: Janine Nicholson, NC Dept. of Environment and Natural Resources

New Duke Energy Building in Charlotte - Renee Casali and Eugenia Taylor, Duke Energy
Slides: 1 per page; 3 per page
Video: 13.1 MB .MP4 file

Clint Laster, Childress Klien

O'Henry Hotel in Greensboro - Leah Elrod, Quaintance-Weaver Restaurants & Hotels

Session P2 - Financing Sustainable Energy Projects: Sustainability in the Manufacturing Sector (room 8A)

Anna Mangum, NCSU Industrial Engineering

Perry Stephens, Duke Energy
Slides: 1 per page; 3 per page

Ron Clair, Besam Assa Abloy

Session P3 - Financing Sustainable Energy Projects: Performance Contracting (room 8B)

Moderator: Dale Hahs, Energy Services Coalition

Slides: 1 per page; 3 per page

Kathy C. Miller, Cumberland County Schools

Sara Lawter, Heery International

Chris Halpin, Celtic Energy

 

Noon to 1:15 p.m. Luncheon with Keynote Speaker - John Hanger, Former Director of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. "What North Carolina Needs to Know about Pennsylvania's Energy Exploration Experience"
Slides: 1 per page; 3 per page; Audio: MP3 file (13 MB, 37:04); Video: In web page (requires flash); MP4 file (45 MB, 37:04)
1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Session U - Energy Efficiency (room 7A)

Scott Foster, Hannon Armstrong
Slides: 1 per page; 3 per page

Joe Christie, Pepoco Energy Systems
Slides: 1 per page; 3 per page

Lori Collins, Abundant Power
Slides: 1 per page; 3 per page


Session V - Home Grown Energy: CNG and LPG - Low Carbon Transportation Fuels Success Stories (room 5)

Moderator: Kathy Boyer, Triangle J Council of Governments

Steve Whaley, Alliance Autogas
Slides: 1 per page; 3 per page

Officer G.P. Edwards, City of Raleigh/ Police Department
Slides: 1 per page; 3 per page

Joe O'Neill, Piedmont Natural Gas
Slides: 1 per page; 3 per page

George Geisler, All Bright Sanitation
Slides: 1 per page; 3 per page

Session W - Recovery Act Lessons Learned: Why the Project Worked (room 4)

Moderator - Alysen Nassif, N.C. Energy Office

Holly Miller, Asst. Wake Forest Town
Slides: 1 per page; 3 per page

Jeff Thompson, Orange County
Slides: 1 per page; 3 per page

Gene Walters, Robeson County  
Slides: 1 per page; 3 per page

Rick Overholt, ABM Building Services
Slides: 1 per page; 3 per page

Session X - Interns and Fellowship Program as a Jobs Engine (room 3)

Blaire Taylor, Triangle J Council of Government
Slides: 1 per page; 3 per page

R. J. Turner, UNC Chapel Hill’s Energy Management Program
Slides: 1 per page; 3 per page

Zach Tinkler, Environmental Defense Fund
Slides: 1 per page; 3 per page

Andrew Leon
Slides: 1 per page; 3 per page

Littlejohn
Slides: 1 per page; 3 per page

Doug Wilson, Appalachian State University
Slides: 1 per page; 3 per page

Session Y - Utility Savings Initiative: Demystifying the Real Cost of Deferred Maintenance (room 6)

Moderator: Deb Young, City of Salisbury

Deferred Maintenance and How to wisely use Sparse Funding - Roger Woods, United Engineering and Adam Spach of Stanford White
Slides: 1 per page; 3 per page

Overview of Guilford Tech Community College - Lee DuVall, Guilford Tech Community College
Slides: 1 per page; 3 per page

Solutions for Using the Energy Analyst to Fix the Problem Instead of the Symptom - Jerry Marshall, Appalachian State University
Slides: 1 per page; 3 per page

 

3:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Captstone Plenary Session