The Energy Exchange provides the opportunity to learn, network, and have fun with your colleagues. In addition to a comprehensive technical training program, explore the pre- and post-event workshops, technical tours, and other special events occurring in and around the Energy Exchange. Below is the list and details of special events at Energy Exchange 2019:


Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) Training Workshops

Date: Monday, August 19, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM MT
Location: Colorado Convention Center; various rooms
Availability: Open to all Energy Exchange attendees; registration required

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) will be hosting free pre-event workshops on August 19, 2019, at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. The workshops will be organized across seven subject areas, including: Resilience Strategy and Technologies, Demand Response and Financing for Resilience, Building Design and Operations, Cybersecuring Facility Systems and Related Technologies, Fleet and Data Center Technologies, Financing Approaches for Federal Projects, and ESPC 5 Phases to Success. Register and view the complete schedule here!



Military Services Energy Office Updates

Date: Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Time: 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM MT
Location: Colorado Convention Center; Room 301-302
Availability: Open to all Energy Exchange attendees

Energy resilience is critical to sustaining military missions and directly supports readiness. Join representatives from the Army’s Office of Energy Initiatives, Navy’s Energy Security Programs Office, and Air Force’s Office of Energy Assurance to discuss program and policy updates that affect the Service’s energy resilience efforts.

To learn more, contact either Ms. Joyce VanSlyke, U.S. Army Office of Energy Initiatives, at or (703) 692-608; or Elizabeth Meixler at or (703) 545-7458.



Advance Your Career Through Training: Cyber-security is part of everyone’s job

Date: Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Time: 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM MT
Location: Colorado Convention Center; Room 303
Availability: Open to all Energy Exchange attendees

The General Services Administration and the Office of the Secretary of Defense are holding an open house to gather input on Cybersecurity skills and training. Energy and Facility managers in the public and private sectors can come learn about this topic and help guide Federal efforts to respond to the new Executive Order on America’s Cybersecurity Workforce. During the meeting the Brian Gilligan of GSA and Daryl Haegley of OSD will:

  • Introduce new Cybersecurity competencies added to the FBPTA in 2019
  • Conduct a focus group to gather participants’ feedback on skills gaps and training resources related to Cybersecurity in the energy and facility management fields
  • Gather feedback on the new cybersecurity competencies and improvements to the FBPTA program
  • Explain how to earn FBPTA credit for attendance at FBPTA-Aligned Energy Exchange Sessions

To learn more, visit or contact Maureen Roskoski at



Land Management Agencies Huddle

Date: Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM MT
Location: Colorado Convention Center; Room 304
Availability: Open to all, but focused on land management agencies

This is an informal meeting for staff from land management agencies to compare notes on managing our smaller and widely dispersed facilities for efficiency, sustainability, and resilience.  Anyone interested in sharing is welcome.

To learn more, contact David Wiley, U.S. Forest Service, at or (703) 605-4512.



3rd Annual Energy Exchange 5K Fun Run

Date: Thursday, August 22, 2019
Time: 6:30 AM – 7:30 AM MT
Location: Sculpture Park (across from the Colorado Convention Center)
Availability: Open to all Energy Exchange attendees

The 3rd Annual Energy Exchange 5K Fun Run continues the tradition established in 2017 at Tampa. Whether you’re out to prove you’re the fastest energy professional or just want to work out with other like-minded folks in the community, please come out for the fun run. We will run a scenic course along the Cherry Creek in downtown Denver. Rally point will be the southern tip of Sculpture Park, directly across Champa St from the Convention center. Water will be served in the Sculpture Park at the start and finish. View the route here; no registration is required.



National Renewable Energy Laboratory Campus Tour

Date: Friday, August 23, 2019
Time: 7:45 AM – 12:00 PM MT
Location: National Renewable Energy Laboratory South Table Mountain Campus (Golden, CO)
Availability: Open to all Energy Exchange attendees; registration required

Energy Exchange attendees interested in learning about the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are invited to participate in a campus tour on Friday, August 23, 2019. Attendees will learn about the lab’s capabilities, tour the South Table Mountain Campus, and have the opportunity to network with NREL scientists and experts who are transforming the energy landscape. This tour is limited to 90 attendees. Register for this tour.

Please note: The registration deadline for all non-U.S. citizens is Friday, July 12, 2019. U.S. citizens must register by Thursday, August 15, 2019. Learn more about NREL.



50001 Ready Cohort Kickoff Meeting

Date: Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Time: 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM MT
Location: Colorado Convention Center; Room 407
Availability: Open to all Energy Exchange attendees and Federal Energy Managers

Thank you for your interest in the 50001 Ready energy management system (, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) self-guided approach for facilities to establish an energy management system and self-attest to the structure of ISO 50001.

This cohort will assist all participants in walking through the process, implementing the system, and sharing lessons learned. This Kickoff meeting taking place at the 2019 Energy Exchange (EEx 19). Below is the meeting info:

For those not attending EEx 19, the following WebEx link is provided for your participation.

Join by phone: 1-415-527-5035
Access Code: 902 260 622

To learn more, please contact, Kendall Kam at, regarding any questions/comments regarding the 50001 Ready Cohort Kickoff.

15, 2019. Learn more about NREL.



Smart Labs Meetup

Date: Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Time: 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM MT
Location: Colorado Convention Center; Room 501
Availability: Open to All (focused on laboratory safety and energy efficiency)

Please grab your lunch and bring it to the room. This is a meet up of federal staff that are participating and/or interested in Smart Labs. Smart Labs is a program within an organization, agency, and/or site that promotes safe and efficient world class science by: reducing ventilation to the lowest safe levels (during occupied and unoccupied times), implementing high ventilation effectives design, minimizing fan energy, and installing smart building controls.

To learn more, contact Rachel Shepherd, FEMP, at



DoD Energy Resilience Analysis (ERA) Tool and Energy Resilience Readiness Exercise (ERRE) Training, Presented by MIT-LL in partnership w/ ODASD(Energy)

Date: Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Time: 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM MT
Location: Colorado Convention Center; Room 203
Availability: Open to All

MIT-LL will provide training on work commissioned for the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Energy which began in 2015. The first half of the training session will review the Energy Resilience Analysis (ERA) Tool, which is required for Energy Resilience and Conservation Investment Program (ERCIP) project decisions, and which has been applied across 26 military installations. The second half of the training will be to share how to perform an Energy Resilience Readiness Exercises (ERRE) for emergency backup systems, microgrids, and other energy resilience technologies across an entire military installation. There will be time allotted for questions at the end of each training module, with a short intermission before transitioning to the ERRE training.



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