Facilities & Campus Energy North America Summit

Improving Energy Resiliency, Efficiency and Sustainability for the Built Environment

, Washington , DC , United States

EVENT UPDATE: Out of an abundance of caution due to COVID-19 for the health and safety of all, RSC has now finalized the re-scheduling of the Summit, originally scheduled for April 29 - 30, 2020. Please mark your calendars for April 14 - 15, 2021.

"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.

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.
Technical Topics:
  • 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.

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.

Exhibit & Sponsorship Information

The Summit provides exclusive opportunities including exhibit space, speaking roles, product demonstrations, and networking receptions

Download the Sponsorship Prospectus

Over 25 Speakers. Several Speakers Include:

  • LTC Christopher W. Kiss, PhD, AIA, Deputy Chief of Design, Construction & Activation Facilities Division, Defense Health Agency, U.S. Department of Defense
  • Mr. Randy Gaines, Senior Vice President Operations and NewOpenings Americas, Hilton
  • Mr. Jason Christman, Vice President, Chief Product Security Officer, Johnson Controls
  • Mr. Lee Dunfee, CEM, CDSM, LEEDAP,Managing Director, Engineering Operations, Cushman and Wakefield
  • Mr. Kevin Kampschroer,Director, Office of Federal High Performance Buildingsand Chief Sustainability Officer, GSA
  • Mr. Emmanuel Daniel, Director, Applied Innovation & Incubation -Smart Buildings & Campuses, Microsoft
  • Dr. Steven Driver,CEM, CEA,Global Energy Program Director, Sanofi
  • Mr. Douglas Hatcher, Director of Energy and Resource Management, Dept. of General Services, Pennsylvania
  • Mr. R.J. Dyrdek, Energy Manager,Director of Public Works, Fort Knox, U.S Army
  • Mr. Jigar Shah,President andCo-Founder, Generate Capital
  • Ms. Devan Tracy, P.E., CEM, LEED AP O+M, Smart Buildings Lead & Energy Analytics Lead, Program Manager Lockheed Martin Corporation Rotary and Mission Systems Division
  • Ms. Jennifer Fortenberry, PE, CEM, LEED AP BD+C,Vice President, Global Energy Product Manager, JLL
  • Mr. David Kang, P.E., CEM, Vice Chancellor for Infrastructure and Sustainability, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Ms. Jennifer Groman,LEEDAP, Chief, Facilities Engineering, NASA
  • Mr. Alan Edwards, Senior ProgramsManager, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Mr. Michael Carrancho, P.E.,Chief, Engineering and Design, Smithsonian Institution

Please fill in your name and email to receive the Working Agenda of this event.


American Institute of Architects
1735 New York Ave NW,
Washington, DC

Parking details will be provided to registrants one week before the event in the "Event Logistics" e-mail.

Event attendees are responsible for their own accommodations.
Event details
Organizer : RSC
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-22005