September 8 - 9, 2021 | The American Institute of Architects | Washington D.C.
EVENT UPDATE: Out of an abundance of caution due to COVID-19 for the health and safety of all, RSC is re-scheduling the Summit from April 14 - 15 2021 to September 8 - 9 2021. Speakers are in the process of being re-confirmed for the new dates.
“Improving Energy Resiliency, Efficiency and Sustainability for the Built Environment"
This senior level educational and networking Summit is designed to provide an interchange of knowledge and serve as a catalyst for collaboration across federal, state and private sector institutional, and commercial facility and campus energy stakeholders. The key focus and goals for the Summit include: Improving resiliency from both cyber and weather related threats, increasing efficiency in energy management through supporting IT capabilities and proven business models;onsite power generation and the integration of renewables to support sustainability and resiliency..
The highly curated agenda offers two days of over 18 plenary sessions (no tracks!), 5 hours of dedicated networking and live technology and solution demonstrations onsite.
Current Health & Safety Protocols
Over 25 Speakers. Originally Scheduled Speakers Include (updates coming soon):
Why Should you Attend the Summit:
- The building sector has the highest potential for improved energy efficiency. Buildings use 36% of America's overall annual energy consumption, and 65% of the electricity demand... “(Source: EPA) and it is estimated that 5%–30% energy use in commercial buildings is wasted due to faults and errors in operations. (Source: LBNL 10.20357/B7V88H). With more than 350,000 energy- utilizing buildings the federal government is the nation’s largest energy consumer. Energy used in buildings and facilities represents about 38% of the total site-delivered energy use of the federal government.
-With rising concerns over energy security (both for general supply and specific needs of facilities), and the potential that buildup of greenhouse gases may be causing undesirable impacts on the global climate, it is essential to find ways to reduce load, increase efficiency, and utilize renewable energy resources in all types of facilities.” (Source: the WBDG Sustainable Committee 03-08-2018)
- Technical innovations in data management are allowing the most successful facilities managers and chief engineers to utilize advanced power monitoring, predictive analytics and more data based tools to increase equipment uptime and reduce energy consumption under tight staffing and budget constraints.
- Project financing and Master Planning is accounting for the need to build in renewables, onsite generation and include overall flexibility to account for future unknown advancements in technologies and innovation. Here from leaders across the government and private sector on how they are financing, planning and managing their respective campus and facilities operations to take back these lessons learned and ideas to your own respective organization.
2021 Summit Key Focus Areas to Include:
Business Models, Markets, and Financing:
- Successful strategies for selling and funding efficiency, resiliency and sustainability projects for your built environment including PACE, ESPCs, PPA, Energy- as-a- Service, public-private partnerships
- Successful operational strategies for the Integration of DERs: Best business practices for using solar and energy storage (batteries) to eliminate monthly peak demand charges throughout the year in addition to providing resilience during outages.
- Cyber Resiliency: Current threat landscape for facility and campus energy; how to build in cyber resilience, and what level of resilience to expect from your Control Systems, Energy Information Systems (EIS) and Building Automation Systems (BAS).
- Advanced Energy Management Systems and Data Analytics: Fueled by digitization and new technologies, facility and energy management systems have the ability to providedata driven, real time decision making tools to facility energy managers and engineers. Knowing what data sets to utilize and how to extract meaningful outcomes canunpack energy savings, improve resiliency and help transform facilities and campuses into smarter, automated systems.
- Distributed Energy Resources: Integrating battery storage, microgrids, PV, CHP, EV charging and wind into your energy portfolio through onsite generation or various PPA.
- Monitoring-Based Commissioning (MBCx): How far can the data take us? Using data analytics to automate and enhance the commissioning process.
- Fault Detection and Diagnostics: Using an intelligent predictive maintenance tool for detecting and predicting equipment failures including Automated Fault Detection and Diagnostics (AFDD).
- Future of Intelligent Facilities, Campuses and the National Energy Infrastructure: Near future state for supporting IoT; from sensors, management systems and standards to help you move forward. The future of Gird-Interactive Buildings and what energy managers need to prepare for.
AT OUR SUMMIT YOU WILL HAVE THE ABILITY TO:
Gain Education & Insight
For facility and campus energy stakeholders, you will walk away with knowledge gained from our senior-level speakers and attendees to help you improve the efficiency, resiliency and sustainability of your built environment. For industry innovators, you will walk away with a deep understanding of the current challenges, needs, and initiatives across a variety of stakeholders from federal, state, and private sectors, and learn about where you solution or service may be best applied.
The Summit is designed to bring together a variety of stakeholders from across multiple sectors in order to allow you to network with and forge partnerships with persons you may not have necessarily had to the opportunity to engage with yet. You will also have the ability discover the latest technologies and trends driving the energy market for facilities and campuses across the Nation during our ample networking time throughout both days.
Share your own insight and knowledge during our interactive sessions. Designed as an interactive ‘Town Hall’ forum, all attendees are encouraged to engage in dialogue and discussion with each other and the speakers during each session.