2014 IETC Preliminary Program

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2014 Workshop Details

Tuesday, May 20

Energy Management: Strategies and Successful Applications

Learn the strategies that all energy managers must know about NOW, and how successful managers have applied what they have learned.

Confirmed topics and speakers:

    • Building an Energy Team at a Site, Fred Schoeneborn, FCS Consulting Services, Inc.
    • Identifying and Quantifying Opportunities in Industrial Plants, Walter Brockway, Alcoa, Inc.
    • Energy Data Capture and Reporting that Drives Strategic Decisions  – Case Study from a Major Manufacturer, Peter Garforth, Garforth International llc.
    • Integrated Industrial Site Planning, Peter Garforth, Garforth International llc.
    • Measuring Non-Energy Benefits of Industrial Energy Efficiency: The Current Frontier, Christopher Russell, Energy Pathfinder Management Consulting.
    • Industrial Opportunities from Federal GHG Emissions Regulations, Dr. R. Neal Elliott, American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy.
    • Control Boiler MACT Emissions through Work Practices and Energy Management, Jim Robinson, DES Global LLC.
    • The Gulf Coast Industrial Investment Renaissance and New CHP Development Opportunities,  David E. Dismukes, Ph.D., Louisiana State University.

Click here to read bios of speakers and more information about the Energy Managers Workshop.

Friday, May 23

Business Case Bootcamp for Energy Managers

Sessions will educate on the following:

  • Setting the Stage: Facilities Management version 1.0:  Understanding the traditional expectations and limitations placed on facility managers. Introduce an alternative professional vision and its potential to create value through smart energy choices.
  • The Role of the Energy Manager. What does an effective energy manager really do? This discussion maps out the relationships and opportunities outside the boiler room. How does energy connect with the larger business picture? What does the organization expect of the energy manager? Learn how to define and manage these expectations.
  • Energy, Money, and Business. A back-to-basics overview of business performance. Any discussion of energy improvements can and should respond directly to fundamental business goals such as capital recovery, cash flow, and return on investment. Understand the difference between economic and financial analyses and the applications of each.
  • Monetizing Energy Choices. Energy metrics are one thing, investment metrics are another. This section goes where the academic finance courses don’t go – linking energy choices to cash flow results. We always need to show costs, savings, and paybacks.  But we should also show the cost of doing nothing, the price to save versus the price to buy energy, and the alternative price tag associated with rejected solutions. This presentation shows how to make a compelling business case for an investment-minded audience.
  • Business Plans for Implementation. This is the capstone to the workshop. Energy assessments are widely available, but implementation lags for a variety of human reasons. This section describes how to get the most from energy assessments by developing them into a business plan for implementation. “The Tale of Two Energy Managers” – a side by side comparison of old and new career philosophies.
  • Resources. Review the inventory of resources available to business-smart energy managers
  • Summary/Wrap-up Roundtable. Open the floor to the attendees. Get feedback on your challenges and opportunities.

Workshop Instructor: Christopher Russell, Energy Pathfinder Management Consulting, LLC
Christopher Russell monetizes the connections between modern energy use and business performance. He approaches energy from a marketing, finance, and business development perspective. For energy-consuming organizations, he designs and implements business plans for controlling energy cost and risk. For utilities and energy solution providers, he conducts market communications and program evaluation. For financial audiences, he “connects the dots” between energy choices and business performance opportunities. He is the author of “Managing Energy from the Top Down” and “North American Energy Audit Program Best Practices.” Christopher Russell holds an M.B.A. and a Master of Arts degree from the University of Maryland and a B.A. from McGill University. He is recognized by the Association of Energy Engineers as a Certified Energy Manager and as a Carbon Reduction Manager. He is an Advisory Board member for the Industrial Energy Technology Conference.

Steam Best Practices Workshop

The Steam Best Practices Workshop is a fundamental review of basic steam system operating principles and design considerations with an emphasis on increasing system efficiency.  Topics to be covered include:

•           Fundamental Principles of Steam,

•           Steam Distribution System Piping and Practices,

•           Condensate Return System Piping and Practices, and

•           Energy Saving Opportunities

The objectives of this workshop are to familiarize (or re-familiarize) the attendee with basic steam system principles and to help them to identify areas where efficiency can be improved.

Workshop Instructor: Neil Davies & Mike Mabry, Spirax Sarco, Inc.
Neil Davies has been employed by Spirax Sarco for 19 years and has held various positions from Engineering to Product Management and as Oil & Petrochemical Marketing Manager. Neil has an extensive knowledge of steam systems and steam system solutions.

Past Conferences


IETC 2013 Presentations
- Energy Managers Workshop May 21, 2013 Presentations
- Boiler MACT Workshop May 24, 2013 Presentations
IETC 2013 Papers

IETC 2012 Presentations
IETC 2011 Presentations
IETC 2010 Presentations


2013 IETC Program


IETC 2013 Photos


IETC 2012 Proceedings
Past IETC proceedings


2012 IETC Abstract Book
Session 4 – Clean Power and Energy Research Consortium 1 Abstracts
Session 8 – Clean Power & Energy Research Consortium 2 Abstracts