1A : Monday, May 8 : 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
The Plugload Potential: Are We Tapping the Potential of Miscellaneous Load Management?
Despite decades of improvement in lighting and HVAC equipment efficiency, building energy intensity remains high due to the growing use of electronics and other devices. Miscellaneous Energy Loads are projected to account for 43% of building energy use by 2030, but there is not yet a clear path to their effective management. What energy efficiency and financial gains are being left on the table? What technologies are available to address plug load management? What role can building occupants play? What can be done to drive greater awareness and faster adoption of plug load controls?
Sheila Hayter
Treasurer, ASHRAE
Sheila J. Hayter, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, is a group manager at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, Colo. As the Society’s treasurer, Hayter serves on the Board of Directors and ASHRAE’s Executive Committee, chairs the Finance Committee and is vice chair of Members Council, the President-Elect Advisory Committee and the Grassroots Government Advocacy Committee. She also is a Distinguished Lecturer. Through her work with NREL, Hayter leads a team of technical and policy experts who support federal, state, and local entities on energy efficiency and renewable energy topics with the goal to make significant reductions in non-renewable energy consumption through energy efficiency and increased use of renewable technologies and to address challenges to increase resiliency to climate change in the built environment. Since joining NREL in 1992, Hayter has been involved in the DOE’s SolarAmerica Cities technical assistance activities for Boston and New York City, with the goal to assist these municipalities incorporate strategies into policies, procedures, and specific projects that result in widespread application of solar technologies. Hayter was a core member of the Organizing Committee for the 2007, 2005 and 2002 DOE Solar Decathlon competitions and led the subjective judging component for these competitions. She has managed technical teams supporting U.S. federal agencies’ efforts to address energy efficiency and renewable energy objectives in addition to having managed sustainable buildings activities funded by the DOE Federal Energy Management Program. She also has managed the Photovoltaics (PV) for Buildings activities funded by the DOE Solar Program, evaluating building performance during the design and monitoring phases to support the DOE High Performance Buildings Program. Hayter previously served two terms on the Board as a vice president and one term as a director-at-large. She is the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award and an ASHRAE Technology Award. She holds a Master of Science in mechanical engineering from the University of Colorado (1997) and a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Kansas State University (1990).
Kevin Kampschroer
Federal Director, Office of Federal High-Performance Green Buildings, US General Services Administration
Kevin Kampschroer is the Federal Director, Office of Federal High-Performance Green Buildings, in the US General Services Administration. He has created the framework for which GSA responds to the challenges of improving a diverse and aging portfolio of commercial buildings so that they can serve the mission needs of their occupants, support effective work, and deliver solid financial performance. He leads GSA's weather and climate-related risk management and greenhouse gas emissions reductions, concentrating on cost-effective energy and water efficiencies. His work on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act accomplished the mandate to move GSA’s Federal building inventory toward high-performance green buildings. He has devised a challenge for companies to dramatically improve the government’s ability to achieve deep retrofits through Energy Savings Performance contracts—which has doubled the amount of energy conservation from these contracts. His team manages the government’s implementation of a comprehensive improvement in the training and certification of facility managers and personnel across the entire Federal government (Federal Buildings Personnel Training Act of 2010). His most recent publication as a contributing author is the first medical study showing the link between building characteristics on office worker stress and heart function-which showed the beneficial results of good lighting, natural light and IEQ. His goal is to influence and accelerate industry capability and adoption of high-performance principles across all aspects of asset creation, operation, maintenance and disposal. He has worked on developing new energy conservation legislation, in expanding the scope of sustainable design and training, as well as the creation of rigorous environmental management systems. Mr. Kampschroer led the creation of real estate portfolio management. the establishment of performance measures linked to pay and budget. and was the project manager for the Ronald Reagan Federal Building and Trade Center, then the second largest office building in the United States (344 M2), and has worked for GSA for more than 40 years. Mr. Kampschroer is a graduate of Yale University.
Tom Lowery
President, Building Control Systems, Legrand North America
As Division President, Tom is currently responsible for leading Legrand North America’s Building Controls Systems division which includes WattStopper, Vantage Controls, and Qmotion. These businesses focus on energy efficiency and high performance buildings in commercial and residential markets. Prior to joining Legrand, Tom spent 10 years with Johnson Controls. During his tenure with the company, he served as Vice President and Managing Director for Europe and Africa for the Building Efficiency division, Vice President and General Manager for the Service and Energy Solutions businesses in Europe and Africa, as well as Vice President of Operations for the Service and Energy Solutions businesses in North America. During his tenure with JCI in Europe Tom served on the boards of AmCham Belgium and the Vlerick Business School International Advisory Board. He has spoken at numerous international energy efficiency forums. Prior to rejoining Johnson Controls, Tom was the Global Leader for Mettler-Toledo’s service business. Prior to Mettler-Toledo, Tom was President of King’s College in Charlotte, NC. Prior to King’s College, Tom was with Johnson Controls where he held positions in: performance contracting sales, branch marketing and sales management, area service management, and field service operations management. Tom earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State University.