This workshop will provide the Federal Smart Building Accelerator (FSBA) members with an update on tool and resource development. The discussion will include the results of each site's self-assessment checklist and address topics and technologies of particular interest identified by the exercise, along with the case study from the General Services Administration (GSA) on its Oklahoma City Federal Building smart facility project. This workshop is primarily designed for members of the Federal Smart Building Accelerator however any Energy Exchange attendee is invited to audit the session to learn more about grid-interactive efficient buildings and barriers to implementation.
Jason Koman, 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 workshop, attendees will be able to:
- Identify key smart building concepts for federal facilities;
- Recognize smart building implementations via case studies;
- Recognize smart building opportunities at participant sites; and
- Provide feedback on tools and resources the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) is developing to help federal facilities engage with their utilities.