Midwest energy codes and policy: reaching full potential
Recorded Wednesday, July 31, 2013 · 1pm
- SPEAKER BIO(S)
What strategies will help us deliver on the economic and environmental promises of the Midwest’s energy policy?
From a technical perspective, we’ll first take a look at untapped opportunities to achieve deeper energy savings through new construction programs in tandem with current energy codes and policies. Next, we’ll share evidence that a robust energy efficiency policy makes economic sense. We’ll focus on high quality local manufacturing jobs and provide a new way to frame the policy conversation.
PART I: Codes, standards and program considerations
Many utility energy efficiency programs target new construction and major renovations for improved energy efficiency. With a relatively common program implementation approach and more stringent energy codes and policies, programs need to look even deeper for substantial energy savings. We recently explored the performance of buildings completed through these programs in an effort to better understand the gap between code requirements and energy efficiency programs. The result―we’ve identified the areas that programs could look to capture more energy savings. Find out what we discovered.
Part I of this webinar will:
- Demonstrate how to improve energy-savings assumptions throughout the building design phase.
- Identify energy code compliance issues to look for in the final building design phase.
- Show you how to characterize the portion of energy usage and potential savings from unregulated building components, execution during construction, occupant behavior and operations and maintenance.
- Identify the areas energy efficiency programs could look to capture more energy savings.
PART II: Manufacturing jobs and the policy conversation
There are various claims related to the economic benefits of energy policy; specifically in regard to job creation. Results from a recent Energy Center study could help to reinvigorate and reframe that conversation. With a focus on the Midwest’s history as a manufacturing powerhouse; we’ll share a fresh perspective and evidence that a robust energy efficiency policy makes local economic sense.
Part II of this webinar will:
- Examine a small slice of utility efficiency programs and trace the connection to manufacturing operations in the Great Lakes region.
- Provide a high level qualitative picture of the how utility programs support the regional economy.
- Summarize policy barriers and solutions, as well as lessons learned.
Scott Schuetter PE, LEED AP
Senior Energy Engineer
Scott analyzes efficient building designs and researches various energy efficiency technologies. He has extensive experience with both energy and daylight modeling. He served as program manager for the Daylighting Collaborative. Scott is a large-scale batch energy modeling specialist who focuses much attention on modeling campuses, communities, and regions. In addition, he studies climate change impacts on building energy consumption and demand. He is an active member of ASHRAE.
Scott has a bachelor’s degree in physics from Indiana University and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Scott Hackel PE, LEED AP
Director of Engineering
Scott consults with architects and engineers on energy efficient building designs and systems. He also conducts applied research on technologies and processes through both field monitoring and extensive energy modeling. He has specialized in the study of ground source heat pumps and lighting and HVAC controls.
Scott is an active member of ASHRAE at both the local and national level; at the national level being an integral part of the geothermal energy technical committee. He's also a member of USGBC Wisconsin.
Scott has bachelor's and master's degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, as well as a graduate certificate in energy analysis and policy.
Executive Vice President
As a member of our senior leadership team, Marge is responsible for strategic planning, financial management and business development to advance our mission.
Marge is passionate about building the human capacity to generate economic and environmental sustainability, with particular emphasis on the built environment. Her current strategy work addresses both technical and human behavior knowledge gaps that prevent sustainable and regenerative energy use in buildings. She has a strong background in nonprofit governance, education design and integrating education into energy efficiency programs to meet resource acquisition and market transformation goals. Marge also develops policy and program recommendations for decision makers related to green jobs, capacity building and market-based educational approaches.
Marge serves on the Board of Directors of the New Buildings Institute. She is the Chair of the U.S. Green Building Council's Board of Directors.