2013 Energy Efficiency and Technology Conference
Giving you more energy efficiency ideas
2013 Energy Efficiency and Technology Conference
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|Register today to learn the latest information on energy efficient strategies and natural gas technologies. Our free, half-day conference will cover money-saving rebate opportunities, discuss energy-saving strategies and take a look at natural gas vehicles. You'll gain insight on how you can make the most of your energy investment at your facility. |
When: Tuesday, May 21, 2013
8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
- Continental breakfast and lunch included
- Earn up to 3 Continuing Education Credits
Where: Minneapolis Marriott Southwest
5801 Opus Parkway
Minnetonka, MN 55343
Keynote speaker: Dr. Martin Kushler
Senior Fellow – American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE)
Dr. Kushler will speak on Energy Efficiency: The Big Picture, providing a state of the union on energy efficiency, national trends, the impact of energy efficiency programs on the environment and more. Plus, learn how Minnesota ranks and compares to other Midwestern states and hear a discussion on the impact that low-cost natural gas is having on energy efficiency programs.
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|2013 CenterPoint Energy Conservation Program
Get an overview of CenterPoint Energy's new Conservation Improvement Program rebates and services for 2013.
COMMERCIAL ENERGY EFFICIENCY
|Energy Design Assistance
Learn about the Energy Design Assistance Program for new construction and major renovation projects now offered by CenterPoint Energy, where energy expertise offered during the design phase can result in energy savings for the life of your building. Hear details on what the program offers, including the process of integrated design, rebates and what steps you need to make to take advantage of the program.
Recommissioning Your Building
Learn how to make a business case for recommissioning, hear an overview of the process, and learn how to take advantage of some common energy conservation opportunities identified through recommissioning. Recommissioning is a process by which existing facility system performance is evaluated against the owner’s and occupants’ functional performance criteria and then adjusted and optimized to meet those needs. Although often performed with energy conservation as a primary goal, recommissioning is also used to resolve performance issues such as temperature and humidity control, indoor air quality, pressurization, and reliability.
Natural Gas Energy Analysis
Looking for ways to save energy in your facility? Learn how a Natural Gas Energy Analysis can identify energy-saving opportunities, including top recommendations and action steps to get started. From smaller commercial facilities to larger operations, this new for 2013 program offers several levels of analyses that can benefit your operation, including ad hoc services.
INDUSTRIAL ENERGY EFFICIENCY
|Process Efficiency Program
This presentation will provide an overview of Center Point Energy’s customized, holistic approach to drive energy efficiency within your organization and the criteria for participation in the program. The CenterPoint Energy program for industries works in conjunction with Xcel Energy’s Process Efficiency Program to deliver resources and expertise to help customers implement energy efficiency plans. The three phased program successfully balances customer commitment and resources to drive sustainable energy conservation at the site.
Combined Heat and Power (CHP)
Hear a comprehensive overview of the Combined Heat and Power (CHP) approach to maximizing energy efficiency. You’ll learn about the different types of CHP technologies and which industries and applications work best with this technology.
Ultramizer: The Ultimate Condensing Stack Economizer
Explore the Ultramizer, the latest technological advancement in boiler condensing efficiency heat recovery. Learn how the corrosion proof Ultramizer recovers useful heat energy and pure water from your commercial/industrial boiler stack. You’ll also learn how CenterPoint Energy’s custom rebate program can play a role in exploring creative, custom energy-saving ideas for your facility.
TECHNOLOGIES/INNOVATION WITH NATURAL GAS EQUIPMENT
Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) Customer Panel
A panel of customers will relate their experience with natural gas vehicles; why they made the decision to convert their fleet to natural gas; how they went about making the conversion to NGVs; key findings they discovered along the way; the network of specific partners they needed to tap into to make their fleet conversion a reality and results achieved (i.e. operational savings, vehicle performance, impact on MPG and maintenance, etc.). They will also take questions from the audience.
Natural Gas Refueling with Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)
Hear how the “chicken or the egg” dilemma of natural gas vehicles and infrastructure is being tackled and how GE is pushing towards rounding out solutions to help drive adoption in U.S. and global markets by leveraging their equipment supply (i.e. CNG In A Box™), fleet connections and other entities within the industry to help overcome obstacles to escalate growth while working on and towards alliances and creative solutions to support NGV/CNG expansion.
Condensing Rooftop Units
Learn about cost-effective, early market opportunities in dedicated outside air/high makeup fraction applications including available equipment. This session will also highlight successful practices for combustion condensate management, including freeze prevention in cold climate rooftop environments; application of neutralizers to address acidic content prior to sanitary sewer disposal and understanding payback economics in these early markets .