Spring “Cleaning” – Innovative Energy Solutions on Institutional Property

Live Broadcast on March 19, 2015 at 1:15 pm – 2:45pm EDT

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) of the U.S. Department of Energy is Leading Clean Energy Innovation! Therefore, in the Spring of 2015, NREL and The Security & Sustainability Forum presented an introduction into NREL’s unique research-based capabilities across a wide spectrum of renewable energy and energy efficiency focus areas. This presentation coupled with NREL’s strong interest in working with institutions and other team members to build upon and advance its own clean research efforts.

NREL’s analysis informs various stakeholders on technological, environmental, policy and economic decisions as energy-efficient and renewable energy technologies advance from concept to commercial application to market penetration. With objective, technology-neutral analysis, NREL aims to increase the understanding of energy policies, markets, resources, technologies, and infrastructure and connections between these and economic, environmental, and security priorities.

The webinar includes information on : 

1) Background on NREL (only DOE lab focused on renewable energy & energy efficiency)

2) NREL’s Work on DOD, US Governmental, Tribal, and International projects

3) Highlight NREL’s campus as a living laboratory

4) Site Screening & Assessment (i.e. description of proprietary tool – REOpt)

5) Net Zero Energy Building Design & Retrofit initiatives

6) Microgrid evaluations (i.e. Miramar, etc)

7) Transportation

8) Data Center Optimization

9) ESI – high level description of latest capabilities across Energy Systems Integration

10) Results

The Panel:

Larry Simpson – is Program Manager at Willdan Energy Solutions. Larry was previously President of Blue Springs Energy (now part of Willdan) and Director of Renewable Energy Network of Entrepreneurs in Western New York (RENEW NY).

Brett Oakleaf –  Senior Engineer at NREL. Brett has over 20 years of broad utility experience, including business development, resource planning, project management, and operations (i.e. transmission, distribution, marketing, trading, generation).

Otto Van Geet – Senior Engineer at NREL. Most of Otto’s work is in the Federal Energy Management Program. He has been involved in the design, construction, and operation of energy efficient research facilities such as labs and data centers as well as office and general use facilities. His experience also includes renewables screening and assessment, passive solar building design, use of design tools, photovoltaic (PV) system design for on and off grid applications, energy audits, and minimizing energy use and GHG generation for building communities.

You can find the slide deck from the presentation here

Sponsored by: NREL of the DOE and Willdan Energy Solutions