Ask-an-Expert

Technical experts from the national laboratories and the Department of Energy (DOE), whose expertise span a wide range of efficiency topics, are available at the Energy Exchange/Better Buildings Summit to answer questions and discuss energy performance trends in technology, process, data, and tools. They will be joined by FEMP staff, who will host product and tool demonstrations throughout the event. Attendees are encouraged to stop by and learn more about DOE and the national labs and to discuss emerging technologies, strategies from their respective fields, and ideas to approach projects within their own organizations.

The Ask-an-Expert Lounge will be staffed during the scheduled breaks (10:00-10:30 AM and 3:30-4:00 PM) on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday and will be located in the Exhibit Hall at the entry to the Trade Show.

Ask-An-Expert Lounge Schedule

Tuesday 10:00 - 10:30 AM

Space Conditioning - Michael Deru, National Renewable Energy Lab (Better Buildings)

Federal Facility Design and Operations Experts - FEMP

Specialty Facilities (Federal Labs and Data Centers) Experts - FEMP

Federal Agency Reporting & Accountability Experts - FEMP

Tuesday 3:30 - 4:00 PM

Plug & Process Loads - Kim Trenbath, National Renewable Energy Lab and Sormeh Konijav, Waypoint Building Group (Better Buildings)

ISO 50001 Ready and Facility Operations Experts - FEMP

Federal Agency Reporting & Accountability Experts - FEMP

Federal Workforce Development & Engagement Experts - FEMP

Wednesday 10:00 - 10:30 AM

Space Conditioning - Michael Deru, National Renewable Energy Lab (Better Buildings)

Home Energy Score - Maddy Salzman, DOE (Better Buildings)

Energy Data Management - Adam Guzzo, DOE (Better Buildings)

ESPC, UESC, ENABLE and Appropriations Project Development Experts - FEMP

Distributed Energy and Energy Procurement Experts - FEMP

Portfolio Resilience Planning and Implementation Experts - FEMP

Wednesday 3:30 - 4:00 PM

Building Envelope - Melissa Voss Lapsa, Oak Ridge National Lab (Better Buildings)

Water Efficiency & 50001 Ready - Prakash Rao, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (Better Buildings)

Steam & Energy Assessments - Thomas Wenning, Oak Ridge National Lab (Better Buildings)

Portfolio Resilience Planning and Implementation Experts - FEMP

Specialty Facilities (Federal Labs and Data Centers) Experts - FEMP

Facility Related Control Systems Security Experts - FEMP

Thursday 10:00 - 10:30 AM

Plug & Process Loads - Kim Trenbath, National Renewable Energy Lab and Sormeh Konijav, Waypoint Building Group (Better Buildings)

Building Envelope - Simon Pallin, Oak Ridge National Lab (Better Buildings)

DOE Tools - Harry Bergmann, DOE (Better Buildings)

Federal Agency Reporting & Accountability Experts - FEMP

Federal Workforce Development & Engagement Experts - FEMP

ESPC, UESC, ENABLE and Appropriations Project Development Experts - FEMP

Thursday 3:30 - 4:00 PM

Plug & Process Loads - Kim Trenbath, National Renewable Energy Lab and Sormeh Konijav, Waypoint Building Group (Better Buildings)

Process Heating & Waste Recovery - Sachin Nimbalkar, Oak Ridge National Lab (Better Buildings)

DOE’s Energy Assessment and Management Software – Thomas Wenning, Oak Ridge National Lab (Better Buildings)