Introduction to Using ESPC as a Tool for Helping Federal Agencies Meet New Energy Act 2020 Requirements and GHG Targets  

Education Type: 
Live On-Site
2 hours
10:15 AM - 12:15 PM (ET)

Cincinnati, OH

0.3 CEU
Sponsored by: 

DOE Federal Energy Management Program - FEMP

This workshop focuses on how energy savings performance contracts (ESPCs) can help agencies address their missions-related objectives, cut greenhouse gas emissions, and create good-paying jobs, while meeting new requirements relating to Energy Act of 2020, amended 42 U.S.C. S. 8253(f)(4), Executive Order 14057 (Catalyzing Clean Energy Industries and Jobs Through Federal Sustainability) and new Climate Smart Buildings Initiative. Understanding ESPCs as a tool will inform stakeholders about considerations when planning to achieve legislative and executive order mandates.


Scott Wolf, Federal Project Executive, Oak Ridge National Laboratory  

Scott Wolf is a federal project executive at Oak Ridge National Laboratory where he supports the U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Management Program. Scott assists federal agencies in the western part of the country with launching successful third-party financed projects and has worked with most federal agencies in the field. He has 30 years of energy technology and engineering experience including performing technical analysis and energy program development in the government sector. He is responsible for assisting a variety of federal agencies with implementing alternatively financed energy projects. In this capacity, Scott provides expert advice and guidance to all levels of an organization that are responsible for completing multimillion dollar energy project deals through energy saving performance contracts and other mechanisms.

Kurmit Rockwell, PE, CEM, LEED AP, U.S. Department of Energy Federal Energy Management Program  

Kurmit Rockwell serves as energy savings performance contract (ESPC) program manager where he oversees services, tools, and resources needed to assist agencies with implementing successful ESPC projects. Over a career spanning 25 years, Kurmit's work included engineering and all aspects of ESPC project implementation for federal, state, and local governments. His work in the public and private sector energy services industry has focused on evaluation and implementation of energy and water cost saving technologies, smart building energy optimization services, renewable energy systems, and demand side management. He holds a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Polytechnic Institute of New York University and a master's degree in building systems engineering from the University of Colorado. He is a registered professional engineer in multiple states.

Eusebio M. (Sam) Espinosa, Retired Federal Contracting Officer, Boston Government Services  

Sam is a senior subject matter expert providing contract management services to federal agencies. Sam has more than 40 years of experience in all types of contracting and acquisitions ranging from small purchases, up to multi-billions, including base procurement purchasing supplies and equipment for the Air Force Weapons Laboratory. He served as the administrative contracting officer for the F-16 Program, involving several U.S. and foreign government agencies. He served as procuring/administrative contracting officer for the B-2 Program and administered R&D, full-scale development, and production contract while establishing the Contract Administrative Office. Sam was the senior contracting officer for the Ballistic Missile Office supporting Peacekeeper in Minuteman Silos and Small ICBM. He served as manager and senior contracting officer as well as principle contracting advisor for ESPCs at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this workshop, attendees will be able to:

  • Recognize how the ESPC authority is a tool for energy and cost savings at federal agencies;
  • Recognize how the Energy Act of 2020 and Executive Order 14057 relate to the energy savings performance contracting tool;
  • Identify how to start your ESPC project; and
  • Identify the Federal Energy Management Program tools, resources, and subject matter experts to support a project during all ESPC phases.
Federal Agencies and Facility Criteria: