2017-06-14 National Governors Association

Mississippi Retreat on Reducing Energy Use in State Buildings

June 14, 2017 | Jackson, MS

The state of Mississippi, in partnership with the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center), hosted a one-day retreat on policies and strategies to improve energy efficiency and reduce energy expenditures in state buildings. The objectives of the retreat were to:

  • Examine the economic value of public sector energy efficiency;
  • Explore relevant policy and program models; and
  • Discuss strategies to expanding Mississippi’s benchmarking and analytics capabilities.

Agenda

Presentations

June 14, 2017

Welcome Remarks and Introductions

Speakers:

  • Alice Perry, senior policy advisor, Office of Governor Phil Bryant
  • Glenn McCullough, executive director, Mississippi Development Authority
  • Dan Lauf, senior policy analyst, Environment, Energy & Transportation Division, NGA Center
The Case for Energy Efficiency in State Facilities

Moderator:

  • Denise McKeown, program assistant, Environment, Energy & Transportation Division, NGA Center

Speakers:

  • Dr. Sumesh Arora, director of energy & natural resources, Mississippi Development Authority
  • J.D. Hardy, associate director, Engineering Services, Mississippi State University
  • Chad LaFontaine, air division chief, Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality
  • Annie Gilleo, senior manager, State Policy, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
Funding and Financing Energy Improvements in State Buildings

Moderator:

  • Dan Lauf, senior policy analyst, Environment, Energy & Transportation Division, NGA Center

Speakers:

  • Mandy Mahoney, president, Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance
  • Susan Rosenthal, assistant director of finance programs, Energy Programs Consortium
  • Kathy Hornsby, financial & special projects unit chief, Energy Division, Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs
Lunch Presentation- Strategies to Incentivize Action in the Public Sector

Introduction:

  • Denise McKeown, program assistant, Environment, Energy & Transportation Division, NGA Center

Speakers:

  • Mardi Ditze, senior energy analyst, City of Philadelphia
Back to the Basics: Benchmarking and Analyzing Facility Energy Consumption Data

Moderator:

  • Dan Lauf, senior policy analyst, Environment, Energy & Transportation Division, NGA Center

Speakers:

  • Rick Snowden, deputy executive director, Mississippi Department of Finance & Administration
  • Wally Majors, president, Utility Analysts, Inc.
  • Andrew Carter, program manager, CEMCS, Kentucky Division of Facility Finance