Ask-an-Expert

Technical experts from the national laboratories and the Department of Energy (DOE), whose expertise span a wide range of efficiency topics, are available at the Energy Exchange/Better Buildings Summit to answer questions and discuss energy performance trends in technology, process, data, and tools. They will be joined by FEMP staff, who will host product and tool demonstrations throughout the event. Attendees are encouraged to stop by and learn more about DOE and the national labs and to discuss emerging technologies, strategies from their respective fields, and ideas to approach projects within their own organizations.

The Ask-an-Expert Lounge will be staffed during the scheduled breaks (10:00-10:30 AM and 3:30-4:00 PM) on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday and will be located in the Exhibit Hall at the entry to the Trade Show.

Ask An Expert Lounge Schedule

Tuesday 10:00 - 10:30 AM

Optimized Facility Design Experts - FEMP

Energy & Cyber Security Experts - FEMP

Agency Accountability Experts - FEMP

Tuesday 3:30 - 4:00 PM

Portfolio Resilience Planning and Implementation Experts - FEMP

ESPC, UESC, and Appropriations Project Development Experts - FEMP

Operations and Maintenance Experts - FEMP

Wednesday 10:00 - 10:30 AM

Space Conditioning - Michael Deru, National Renewable Energy Lab (Better Buildings)

Home Energy Score - Maddy Salzman, DOE Fellow (Better Buildings)

ESPC Project Quality Assurance & ENABLE Experts - FEMP

Distributed Energy and Energy Procurement Experts - FEMP

Optimized Fleet Management Experts - FEMP

Wednesday 3:30 - 4:00 PM

Building Envelope - Melissa Voss Lapsa, Oak Ridge National Lab (Better Buildings)

Water Efficiency & 50001 Ready - Prakash Rao, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (Better Buildings)

Steam & Energy Assessments - Thomas Wenning, Oak Ridge National Lab (Better Buildings)

Product Efficient and Technology Integration Experts - FEMP

Specialty Facilities (Labs and Data Centers) Experts - FEMP

Thursday 10:00 - 10:30 AM

Plug & Process Loads - Sormeh Konijav, Waypoint Building Group (Better Buildings)

Building Envelope - Simon Pallin, Oak Ridge National Lab (Better Buildings)

DOE Tools - Harry Bergmann, DOE Fellow (Better Buildings)

ESPC, UESC, and Appropriations Project Development Experts - FEMP

Distributed Energy and Energy Procurement Experts - FEMP

Operations and Maintenance Experts - FEMP

Thursday 3:30 - 4:00 PM

Plug & Process Loads - Kim Trenbath, National Renewable Energy Lab (Better Buildings)

Process Heating & Waste Recovery - Sachin Nimbalkar, Oak Ridge National Lab (Better Buildings)

Energy & Cyber Security Experts - FEMP

Agency Accountability Experts - FEMP