Pre– and Post–Workshop Events

Comprehensive 5-Day Training Program for Energy Managers
(prep: CEM Certification)

Earns 3.6 CEU / 36 PDH
Dates: August 3 - August 7, 2009
Location: Westin Providence - Waterplace Ballroom

This special 5-day seminar provides an in-depth, comprehensive learning and problem-solving forum for those who want a broader understanding of the latest energy cost reduction techniques and strategies.  The program begins by examining the basic fundamentals within all key areas of energy management.  From there, the instructors systematically move to a "working level" knowledge the specific principles and techniques needed to really get the job done.


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Energy Assessment Training

Dates: August 4 - August 7, 2009
Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (1 hour break for lunch)
Location: Westin Providence - Blackstone

Taught by DOE National Laboratory experts and sponsored by FEMP, this four-day training consists of presentations, group interactions as well as a series of "hands-on" energy assessment exercises.

Attendees learn to complete a building energy audit using energy assessment measurement tools. Attendees will learn how to input collected data into analysis spreadsheets, which generates information used in creating energy assessment reports. Upon completing this training, attendees will have learned how to complete a building energy audit, having generated their own report for use in energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.

This training is for energy managers, facilities staff, engineers, and anyone interested in learning how to complete a building energy audit/energy assessment.


For more information, contact Alicen Kandt at 303-384-7518 or

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UESC Workshop

Dates: August 6 & 7, 2009
Time: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm (August 6)
Time: 8:30 am - noon (August 7)
Location: Westin Providence - Newport & Washington

This two-day workshop will provide participants with an overview of the contracting options and services available from their local utility companies to engineer, finance, and install cost-effective energy and water saving projects. This workshop will cover the entire project process, from the audit phase to commissioning the equipment. Upon completing this workshop, participants will have the contracting and technical knowledge to begin a project at their facility. Participants will learn how this innovative project financing opportunity provides a mechanism to help solve facility problems and meet program objectives and goals.

Take advantage of this opportunity to ask the experts! Workshop participants are encouraged to bring information about their specific energy and water efficiency and renewable energy projects, for workshop exercises and for input by FEMP instructors.

This workshop is for Federal project implementation teams, including Federal energy managers, engineering staff, legal staff, and procurement and contracting officials. Priority will be given to Federal personnel, however, Federal utility account representatives and their teams are welcome.


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SAVE ENERGY NOW In Federal Data Centers

Date: August 9, 2009
Time: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm (break for lunch)
Location: Westin Providence - Waterplace 1

Whether it's a closet or a stand alone building, data centers are growing in importance and energy consumption. They can be up to 100 times more energy intensive than standard office buildings. Come to this free workshop to learn about the significant opportunities available to improve the efficiency of power supply and computational equipment in data centers.

This one-day workshop will provide information on state-of-the-art strategies to improve data center energy performance. While it will be targeted towards facility engineers, managers, and operators, information technology (IT) professionals and project managers will also benefit from attending. Optimum performance requires a holistic system approach and an integrated project team.

To register, please provide the following information to Allison Young at

Does your facility have a data center?
How do you hope to benefit from attending this workshop?

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ODUSD (I&E) Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Installations & Environment) – DoD Utilities Privatization Industry Forum

Date: August 9, 2009
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Westin Providence - South County

DoD Utilities Privatization Industry Day is a dynamic forum where industry participants can learn about current issues at the forefront of the DoD Utilities Privatization Program. Senior Level privatization presenters will be in attendance from OSD, Army, Navy, Air Force and DESC to present near, mid, and long term plans as well as dialogue with industry partners. We will be having presenters from industry partners and a panel Q&A session with all presenters.

This forum is open to all GovEnergy attendees and exhibitors. To register, please provide the following information to Peter Chrzanowski at

Interested in presenting an industry brief?

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The BioPreferred Program – Green Jobs and Energy and Environmental Security

Date: August 9, 2009
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Westin Providence - Providence 1&4

Come and learn about the Federal Government’s BioPreferred program.  This program aims to increase the purchase and use of renewable, environmentally friendly biobased products while providing “green” jobs and new markets for farmers, manufactures and vendors. The Program offers three major benefits: 

  1. Energy/environmental security
  2. Economic development
  3. Climate change impact reduction

The session will be a hands-on session for both government and industry personnel.  Implementation tools will be available ranging from free web based training to model contract templates.  There will be vendor tools detailing how you can sell biobased products to the government.

Everyone will leave with materials that can help you either sell to the government or help you increase your purchases and use of biobased products.

Training is open to all GovEnergy attendees and exhibitors. To register, please email

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Date: August 9, 2009
Time: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Rhode Island Convention Center Ballroom

Interested in finding out what a "green job" is? Or, how to get training to qualify for one? Come to the Green Jobs Workshop and hear from experts in government, industry, nonprofit organizations, and academia about different types of green careers, training requirements, as well as training offerings. Whether you're interested in weatherizing homes, installing solar panels, or something entirely different, come learn about what the future can hold for you.

Who should attend: Job-seekers, students and recent graduates, and contractors who want to learn about green jobs.

This event is open to the public at no cost. Space is limited, so prior registration is strongly recommended to ensure a slot. Register

Important Note: This is not a job fair, but an informational event where you can talk with government and private sector individuals involved in green jobs training and employment.

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Introduction to Federal Greenhouse Gas Measurement

Date: August 9, 2009
Time: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Westin Providence - Narragansett

Taught by technical experts and sponsored by FEMP, this workshop will go over the developing regulatory framework for reporting and reducing GHG emissions, types and sources of emissions, the process of measuring and reporting emissions, and opportunities for emission reductions. The course explains existing and pending federal reporting requirements imposed by cities, states, and regional groups, as well as the EPA. You will learn about the various opportunities to reduce GHG emissions in a variety of sectors: energy, water, waste, health, building operations, land management, purchasing, and transportation.

Attendees will also receive the latest updates in the on-going review of the draft Public Sector GHG Accounting Protocol and its impending �road test�. Attendees will have the opportunity to complete a high-level inventory of GHG emissions following the draft Protocol procedure.

This workshop is for Federal managers who may be responsible for GHG reporting in their agency. This could include Federal energy managers, fleet managers, land managers, sustainability managers, health experts, pollution control and toxic release experts, legal staff, and procurement and contracting officials. Registration is open to all Federal personnel.


For more information, contact John Nangle at (303) 384-7377 or

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Overview of the ESPC Comprehensive Workshop

Date: August 13, 2009
Time: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm (Breakfast 8:00 am - 8:30 am)
Location: Westin Providence

The Overview of the ESPC (Energy Savings Performance Contract) Comprehensive Workshop is a one-day workshop that outlines how to implement energy and water projects through ESPCs.  

This workshop consists of a basic introduction to the new indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contracts, how to get started with an ESPC project at your site and aspects of the more complex pricing and financing elements involved.
The Overview of the ESPC Comprehensive Workshop comprises day one of the three-day Comprehensive Workshop and is intended to meet the needs of those who have little knowledge of ESPCs but are considering this approach.  

Note: This workshop is for Federal employees only.


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