Dinner Session

Dinner Session Presented by Keith Davidson, Jeremy Del Real and Gene Kogan

The Dinner Session topic focuses on Combined Heat and Power (CHP), and is being chaired by a number of DOE Employees from the CHP Technical Assistant Partnership (http://www.pacificchptap.org/).  Combined heat and power (CHP) is a proven and effective energy option capable of enhancing the nation’s energy efficiency, promoting economic growth and improving the security of our energy infrastructure. 

The speakers will present two programs that provide incentives and technical assistance for efficient distributed generation and energy storageThey will discuss the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific CHP Technical Assistance Partnership (CHP TAP) which offers subsidized project engineering support in California, Nevada and Hawaii for businesses and communities looking for the right CHP technology to meet their electric and thermal needs.  Also presented will be the Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) in the SDG&E service territory, which provides financial incentives for installing clean and efficient distributed generation and energy storage technologies.  SGIP is a ratepayer-funded rebate program overseen by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC).

Mr. Davidson is President of DE Solutions, Inc. (www.de-solutions.com), a consulting and engineering firm serving the distributed energy markets.  Mr. Davidson was formerly President of Energy Nexus Group and a senior vice president at Onsite Energy Corp., where he had regional responsibility for energy services and oversaw the consulting practice.  Prior to Onsite, Mr. Davidson was a Director at the Gas Research Institute (GRI), where he led programs directed at electric power generation, cogeneration, gas cooling and industrial process improvements.

Jeremy Del Real has over 5 years experience in providing energy solutions, consulting and project development.  As a member of CSE's energy engineering staff, he applies research results to analytical process and develops proof-of-concept proposals.  He is also a technical expert during the business development process and responsible for identifying and understanding the energy and mechanical related issues within a  customer's facility.  

Mr. Kogan is the director of the U.S. DOE Pacific Combined Heat and Power Technical Assistance Partnership (CHP TAP) which provides federally funded engineering assistance for CHP projects in three states: California, Nevada, and Hawaii. Gene coordinates with other CHP TAP directors across the United States, DOE staff, industry stakeholders, and customers with focus on Combined Heat & Power (CHP), Waste Heat to Power (WHP), and District Energy (DE). Gene’s previous roles include 10 years in Engineering Operations, Energy Efficiency Programs, and Major Account Portfolio Management with San Diego Gas & Electric utility, and 3 years as Global Energy Programs Manager for Saint-Gobain Solar Gard division.  Gene is a San Diego State University alumnus with degree in an electrical engineering. 


Tech Session

Gear up for a very different future!

The single largest opportunity for energy conservation and savings in future building design is reducing code-required airflows to spaces where they don’t affect patient outcomes and safety. There are big opportunities in existing buildings, also. Come hear 1) What Kaiser Permanente learned from three years of deep research into the standards’ origins and requirements, 2) How you can stay on top of, and help advance proposed alternative standards that could improve air change rates, temperature, humidity, and natural ventilation, 3) How you can prepare for the changes in ways that will deliver big savings in energy costs and greenhouse gases for years to come.

Travis English (aPE, CEM, LEED-AP) is the Facilities Planning & Design Director of Engineering and 'chief design engineer' for Kaiser Permanente (KP), headquartered in Oakland, CA.

 Travis is a PE, with his BS in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA in management.  He has 20 years of experience in design and construction.

 With KP, his emphasis is a value-based and an outcomes-based approach to MEP systems, to meet the challenge of world class care that is also affordable care