Preliminary Agenda
As of October 5, 2018
Thursday, October 4

6:30 – 10:00 AM
Breakfast Buffet - All Attendees

8:00 – 10:00 AM

Exhibitor Set-up

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Registration Open

8:00 – 9:30 AM
ESC Board Meeting

9:30 – 11:00 AM
Breakout Training #1 - Georgia GESPC Training 
Open to All Attendees

Looking to implement a performance contract in your facility?  The Georgia ESC Chapter hosts an abbreviated review of performance contracting in the southeast.  Panelists will share their experience in building consensus within their organization on the use of performance contracting as the procurement model and how to plan for and implement the process.

          Moderator: Michael Migliaccio, Johnson Controls, Georgia ESC Chapter Treasurer

          Chris Miller, Augusta University Health
          Jalal Slade, City of Atlanta
          Scott Jones, Georgia Tech

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Breakout Training #2 - e-Project Builder
Open to All Attendees

This special opportunity will illustrate the value of eProject Builder and an actual walk through of the tool and how to use it. 

         Dale Hahs, State Liaison, Energy Services Coalition
         John Canfield, State Liaison, Energy Services Coalition

12:00 – 1:00 PM

Lunch for All Attendees

1:00 – 1:30 PM
Conference Welcome

Bob Georgeoff, Ameresco, ESC President
          Kathy Robb, Southern Company Gas, ESC Georgia Chapter Co-Chair
Opening Keynote
City Action on Building Performance: Laying the Foundation for New Energy Efficiency Markets

          Presenter: Ryan Freed, City Energy Project

1:30 – 2:15 PM
Keynote Panel

The Changing GESPC Industry: What’s different for public sector, what’s different for private sector.
Panelists will examine the state of the GESPC market, the future, and the trends, challenges and changes the GESPC industry has experienced in the past 40 years. 

          Moderator: Bob Georgeoff, Ameresco, ESC Board of Directors President

          Chuck McGinnis, Johnson Controls, Inc., ESC Board of Directors Secretary
          John Canfield, State Liaison, Energy Services Coalition
          Kristofor Anderson, Georgia Environmental Finance Authority
          David Terry, National Association of State Energy Officials
2:15 – 2:45 PM
Networking Break

2:45 – 3:30 PM
Emerging Technologies: Solar + Storage and its potential impact on GESPC 
Innovative strategies and technologies are pushing the envelope of what is possible in the way of energy retrofits.  This session looks at emerging solar and storage technologies that are pushing building performance to new heights and possibilities.

           Moderator: Chris Halpin, Celtic Energy, ESC Board of Directors

     Anthony Coker, Hannah Solar, LLC
           Jim Bishop, Ameresco
3:30 – 4:00 PM
Government Affairs
Guaranteed Energy Savings Performance Contracting offers significant opportunity to advance energy efficiency in the public sector. This session explores new policies and standards and their impacts on GESPC and efficiency work throughout the country. 

           Moderator: Rhonda Courtney, ECO Engineering, ESC Board of Directors

           Donald Gilligan, National Association of Energy Service Companies, NAESCO
           Tim Unruh, National Association of Energy Service Companies, NAESCO
4:00 – 5:00 PM
Achieving Greater Savings through Innovative GESPC Project
End-users share their stories of implementing innovative Guaranteed Energy Savings Performance Contract projects.

           Moderator: Peter Berger, Minnesota Department of Commerce

           Feature Presentation: Dr. Colin Coyne, Samford University, Chief Strategy Officer
          “How to communicate your message of value to the Higher ED market.”

           Feature Presentation: 
Tim Trefzer, Director of Sustainability, Georgia World Congress Center Authority
5:00 – 7:00 PM
Georgia-Hosted Opening Reception 

Friday, October 5

7:00 – 8:00 AM
Breakfast Buffet 

7:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Registration Open

8:00 – 8:30 AM
Opening Keynote: Smart Cities

Lisa Brown, JCI Smart Cities North America

8:30 – 9:15 AM
Financing GESPC in the MUSH Market
This moderated round-table discussion focuses on various factors impacting financing decisions and different approaches states take to fund projects.

          Moderator: Dale Hahs, ESC

          Geoffrey Culm, Bank of America/ Merrill Lynch
          Bob Johnson, Hannon Armstrong
          Charles Zitnik, D.A. Davidson & Co.

​​​​9:15 – 10:00 AM
State Showcase – What Does Success Look Like
Session explores approaches that make state-wide programs successful and contribute to increase GESPC success.

          Moderator: Erica Velarde, New Mexico General Services Department, ESC Board of Directors

          Suzanne Sebastian, Delaware Sustainable Energy Utility
          Marcus Craig, Schneider Electric
          Greg Copley, University of Kentucky, Center for Applied Energy Research

10:00 – 10:15 AM
Networking Break

10:15 – 11:45 AM
States in Action

The network of ESC State Chapters provides a vehicle for the members of the ESC that are located in or do business in a particular state to work together to identify and develop solutions to state-specific issues. This roundtable will touch on the activities going on in State Chapters and State Energy Offices.

          Moderator: Jim Arwood, Energy Services Coalition Executive Director

11:45 AM – 12:00 PM
ESC Annual Awards Ceremony

12:00 – 1:00 PM
Lunch for All Attendees

1:00 – 3:00 PM
Exhibitor Breakdown