The energy and water metering workshop will provide energy users the chance to examine and discuss the rapid transition from standard meters to advanced/smart meters in terms of reduced energy costs, ongoing cybersecurity requirements, and compliance with international standards and national regulations. This workshop will include an introduction to new Federal Metering Guidance per Energy Act 2020, EO 14057, Implementing Instructions, FAMIS 2019, ASHRAE 90.1-2019, NIOSH 800-37, etc., especially how to prepare and submit the multi-year agency metering implementation plans.
Benjamin Ford, Mechanical Engineer, Team Lead, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Read Bio
Ben Ford conducts applied research on energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies for federal buildings. He manages Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's portfolio of work on advanced metering for the Federal Energy Management Program. His research focuses on applying advanced analytics to building energy and controls data in order to identify operational issues and energy-saving opportunities.
Carmen Cejudo, Research Engineer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Read Bio
Carmen Cejudo is a Research Engineer at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) focused on water and energy efficiency in buildings. She selects and develops technical approaches to complex research challenges by leveraging a deep expertise in building science and integrating diverse disciplines across the lab. She supports both the Building Systems (Sustainable Building Performance team) and Building Simulation & Design groups of EIBD through energy code development, research in diversity equity and inclusion (DEI), and resiliency for Federal agencies. Prior to joining PNNL she worked as a consulting engineer leading the design of dozens of high efficiency HVAC and Plumbing systems ranging from single family homes, multifamily and office buildings, to large complex laboratories and more. Carmen earned a BS in Environmental Engineering from the University of Southern California. When not at work she enjoys reading, gardening, cooking, and hiking.
Jason Korman, Energy Technology Program Specialist, U.S. Department of Energy Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) Read Bio
Jason Koman is an Energy Technology Program Specialist at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP). He leads FEMP's work focused on Grid-Integrated Efficient Buildings (GEBs), water sustainability and resilience, and cybersecurity. Jason began his career in the non-profit space with the Clinton Foundation as a global program manager for energy efficient, low carbon buildings. Moving into the private sector as a consultant to the US Department of Energy during the Obama and Trump administrations, Jason rose to the role of managing director at RE Tech Advisors, leading a team of 30+ consultants to deliver sustainability programs for the US EPA and DOE. Jason decided to return to DOE in 2021 to focus on decarbonizing federal government infrastructure and helping agencies meet their sustainability goals under the Biden administration. He holds a Bachelor's in Public Policy from Trinity College, Hartford and a Master's in Public Policy from the University of California, Berkeley.
Upon completion of this course, attendees will be able to:
- Identify resource updates in the new Federal Metering Guidance (revised), new water metering best practices guide, water mapping tools, and the new Federal EMIS Guide;
- Identify the importance and benefits of a full-functioning and accredited advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), grid-interactive energy buildings (GEB), meter tracking systems, and energy management and information systems (EMIS);
- Recognize how metered data could result in better strategic energy project investment, demand management, forecasting, building control integration, regulatory compliance, etc;
- Describe the status of energy and water meter installs with a cyber-secure networking within the federal government programs in accordance Energy Act 2020 and agency cybersecurity requirements; and
- Recognize how various federal agencies are compiling with Executive Order (EO) 14057 and Implementing Instructions in terms of AMI and carbon pollution-free electricity (CFE).