Technical Training Agenda
Last year, Energy Exchange 2020 offered over 13,000 hours of technical training to attendees and 2021 is shaping up to be another year with robust accredited technical training opportunities.
The Energy Exchange 2021 training focus areas are:
Optimized and Efficient Federal Facilities
Track 1: This track will provide attendees with tools and information to cost-effectively optimize and maintain the energy and water performance of their facilities. Sessions in this track focus energy and water management tools (e.g., building automation systems, data analytics, metering, etc.), facility connectivity tools, smart campuses, commissioning/continuous commissioning/retrofitting, and resilient facilities and infrastructure.
Sustainable and Climate Resilient Buildings and Infrastructure
Track 2: This track will discuss and present processes, tools, and exercises on federal efforts that support sustainable and climate-resilient buildings and infrastructure. Sessions in this track focus on legislation, processes, and examples that support high-performance sustainable buildings and the energy and water management processes that support resiliency in buildings and infrastructure that can address climate change. Topics include water resilience, sustainable building design, resilient installations, resilience exercises, climate change tools and modeling, and electrification of buildings and vehicles.
Deploying New and Emerging Technologies
Track 3: This track will explore a spectrum of new and emerging technologies that have been applied at federal facilities to address energy and water goals. Sessions offer real-world experiences with discussions of lessons learned, along with forward-looking conversations about up and coming technology ready for deployment. Topics include the water/energy nexus, federal demonstration programs, clean and renewable technologies, connected technologies, cybersecurity, microgrids, and energy storage.
Financing and Implementing Federal Energy and Water Projects
Track 4: This track will discuss how federal energy and water projects can move from concept to implementation, including how to leverage private-sector financing with no up-front costs to federal agencies. Topics include contracting vehicles available for project execution, best practices in partnerships (e.g., utility partnerships, energy service company partnerships), measurement and verification, and life cycle cost-effectiveness.
Track 5: This track will explore how facilities are looking to the future, in design, operation, and educating the workforce that keeps them operational, to help realize our energy and climate goals. Topics include high-intensity buildings, vehicle electrification, and deep energy retrofits.