2018-03-20 National Governors Association

State Lead-By-Example Policy Workshop

Mar 20, 2018

March 19-20, 2018 | Washington, DC

The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) hosted a Lead-by-Example (LBE) workshop to help states better tap into the ample opportunities to reduce energy consumption and expenses in public buildings. This workshop brought together states and experts to explore new policies and solutions identified through the LBE retreats NGA held in 2017. Insights and key outcomes to date will be shared by the five state teams—MarylandMississippiNorth CarolinaPennsylvania and Washington—that worked with NGA in 2017. Teams from twelve additional states shared their LBE questions and insights.

Agenda

Presentations

March 19, 2018

Welcome Remarks & Introduction
Speakers:

  • Anna Garcia, director, Weatherization & Intergovernmental Programs Office, U.S Department of Energy
  • Sue Gander, director, Environment, Energy & Transportation Division, NGA Center
  • Jessica Rackley, senior policy analyst, Environment, Energy & Transportation Division, NGA Center

Benchmarking & Analyzing Building Energy Data
Moderator:

  • Dan Lauf, program director, Environment, Energy & Transportation Division, NGA Center

Speakers:

  • Sumesh M. Arora, director of Energy & Natural Resources Division, Mississippi Development Authority
  • John Balfe, senior associate, Buildings & Community Solutions, Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnership (NEEP)
  • Krista Lillis, manager, Savings Optimization, Massachusetts Division of Capital Asset Management & Maintenance

Lunch & Keynote: Smart Solutions to Manage Building Energy Use
Speaker:

Developing an Energy-Savings Target for Public Buildings & Implementation Best Practices
Moderator:

  • Jessica Rackley, senior policy analyst, Environment, Energy & Transportation, NGA Center

Speakers:

  • Sam Robinson, deputy secretary, Policy & Planning, Pennsylvania
  • Annie Gilleo, senior manager, State Policy, American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE)
  • Dan Burgoyne, sustainability manager, LEED Fellow, State of California, Department of General Services

State Working Group Breakout Sessions
Breakout Session 1: Collecting & Benchmarking Energy Data
Moderator:

  • Dan Lauf, program director, Environment, Energy & Transportation, NGA Center

Breakout Session 2: Setting & Implementing an Energy-Savings Target 
Moderator:

  • Jessica Rackley, senior policy analyst, Environment, Energy & Transportation Division, NGA Center

Models to Incentivize Agency Participation: Retaining Cost Savings, Internal Competition, & Other Models
Moderator:

  • Dan Lauf, program director, Environment, Energy & Transportation, NGA Center

Speakers:

  • Chris Russell, energy program manager, Maryland Energy Administration
  • Reid Conway, senior energy specialist, State of North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality, Utility Savings Initiative
  • George Sfinarolakis, chief of program development, Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources

 

March 20, 2018

State Report Out

Innovative Financing – Public Private Partnerships (P3s) & other Options
Moderator:

  • Jessica Rackley, senior policy analyst, Environment, Energy & Transportation Division, NGA Center

Speakers:

  • Stew Henderson, Washington State, Department of Enterprise Services (DES)
  • Jennifer Mundt, advisor, Policy & Innovation, North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality
  • Robert Sanders, senior finance director, Clean Energy Group
  • Claudio Andreetta, director, P3 Business Development North America, Johnson Controls

State Working Group Breakout Sessions
Breakout Session 1: Incentivizing Agency Participation 
Moderator:

  • Dan Lauf, program director, Environment, Energy & Transportation, NGA Center

Breakout Session 2: Leveraging Innovative Financing Options
Moderator:

  • Jessica Rackley, senior policy analyst, Environment, Energy & Transportation, NGA Center

Lunch: Key Department of Energy Resources
Speaker:

State Report-OutWrap-up, & Participants Adjourn

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