Lead-by-Example Workshop: Innovative Financing Solutions For State Building Energy Strategies

Providence, RI | Oct. 3-4, 2019

The National Governors Association hosted this Lead-by-Example (LBE) workshop to support governors’ initiatives to reduce energy consumption and expenses in public buildings, enhance the use of renewable energy and improve facility resilience. This workshop will bring together states and experts to focus on LBE financing best practices. It is part of a longstanding program of technical support that NGA has provided governors’ staff on this topic. 

 

AGENDA 

 

Thursday, October 3 

 

Registration and Breakfast 

 

Welcome and Introduction to NGA 

  • Speakers:
    • Jessica Rackley, Program Director, Energy, Infrastructure & Environment, NGA 
    • Dan Lauf, Program Director, Energy, Infrastructure & Environment, NGA

State Introduction: Lead-by-Example Priorities

  • Moderator:
    • Matt Rogotzke, Policy Analyst, Energy, Infrastructure & Environment, NGA

 

LBE 101: Setting Statewide Targets & Implementation

  • Introduction:
    • Jessica Rackley, Program Director, Energy, Infrastructure & Environment, NGA 
  • Speaker:
    • Mary Sotos, Senior Policy Advisor, Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

 

LBE 101: Benchmarking

  • Introduction:
    • Dan Lauf, Program Director, Energy, Infrastructure & Environment, NGA
  • Speaker:
    • Julien Gaudion, Deputy Secretary, Property and Asset Management, Pennsylvania Department of General Services

BREAK 

 

LBE 101: Financing State LBE Efforts

  • Introduction:
    • Matt Rogotzke, Policy Analyst, Energy, Infrastructure & Environment, NGA
  • Speaker:
    • Sean Williamson, Advisor, U.S. Department of Energy

 

Tried and True: Traditional Financing Options for State Buildings

  • Moderator:
    • Jessica Rackley, Program Director, Energy, Infrastructure & Environment, NGA 
  • Speakers:
    • Matthew Brown, Principal, Harcourt Brown & Carey
    • Jeff Diehl, Executive Director and CEO, Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank

 

Lunch and Keynote Case Study

  • Introduction:
    • Dan Lauf, Program Director, Energy, Infrastructure & Environment, NGA
  • Speaker:
    • Brad Swing, Director of Energy Policy & Programs, City of Boston

BREAK 

 

Demystifying Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPCs)

  • Moderator:
    • Matt Rogotzke, Policy Analyst, Energy, Infrastructure & Environment, NGA
  • Speakers:
    • Taylor Lewis, Senior Program Engineer, Commercial and Industrial Energy Services, Colorado Energy Office
    • Alice Dasek, Advisor, U.S. Department of Energy
    • Donald Gilligan, President, NAESCO

Beyond Low-Hanging Fruit: Methods to Incentivize State Agency Participation

  • Moderator:
    • Dan Lauf, Program Director, Energy, Infrastructure & Environment, NGA
  • Speakers:
    • David St. Jean, Director, Office of Energy Performance and Conservation, Maryland Department of General Services
    • Krista Lillis, Program Manager, Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Buildings, Massachusetts Division of Capital Asset Maintenance and Management

BREAK 

 

Financing Better Building: Themes and Trends from Day 1

  • Introduction:
    • Jessica Rackley, Program Director, Energy, Infrastructure & Environment, NGA
  • Speaker:
    • Elizabeth (Liz) Beardsley, Senior Policy Counsel, U.S. Green Building Council

 

BREAKOUT SESSION

 

Breakout Session Recap

  • Moderator
    • Jessica Rackley, Program Director, Energy, Infrastructure & Environment, NGA

 

Reception

 

Friday, October 4  

 

Registration and Breakfast 

 

Shades of Green Financing: Green Bonds Defined 

  • Moderator:
    • Jessica Rackley, Program Director, Energy, Infrastructure & Environment, NGA
  • Speakers:
    • Mike Paparian, Senior Advisor, Climate Bonds Initiative
    • Bert Hunter, EVP & Chief Investment Officer, Connecticut Green Bank  
    • Tony DePrima, Executive Director, Delaware Sustainable Energy Utility, Inc

Emerging Opportunities: Models Such as Energy-as-a-Service (EaaS) 

  • Moderator:
    • Matt Rogotzke, Policy Advisor, Energy, Infrastructure & Environment, NGA
  • Speaker
    • Anastasia Beckett, Senior Vice President of Business Development, Metrus Energy  
    • Shawn Bennett, Advisor, US Air Force Office of Energy Assurance

BREAK 

 

BREAKOUT SESSION

 

Lunch and Top Takeaways

 Moderator: 

    • Dan Lauf, Program Director, Energy, Infrastructure & Environment, NGA 

Final Remarks: 

    • Jessica Rackley, Program Director, Energy, Infrastructure & Environment, NGA