Please join us for our 2015 Summer Forum!


An Exciting Glimpse Into the Future

New Approaches to Energy Management

When:  May 22, 2015 - 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.


Where: Northwest Natural 

220 NW 2nd Ave.
Portland, OR 97204


We have an interesting and diverse lineup of speakers:

• A look at new technologies from BPA and E3T (Energy Efficiency Emerging Technologies)
• NW Natural and PGE will present on what they are working on for the future
• An inside look at the new Energy Trust funded SEM (Strategic Energy Management) Program
• A presentation from Portland BPS (Bureau of Planning and Sustainability)
• And woven into all the presentations will be discussion on standards and how to make the future of EE an even playing field
• Vendors will be invited to show off their latest products and talk about what is in the future from their perspectives

Janice Peterson, ACS (BPA Contractor)
Jack Callahan, BPA
David James, Mitsubishi
Mike Bailey, Independent Consultant
Chris Galati, NW Natural
Rick Durst, PGE
Lura Griffiths, Triple Point Energy
Kathleen Belkhayat, Energy Trust of Oregon
Alisa Kane, Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability

Link to Forum Agenda and Schedule

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Summer Forum 2015 Schedule

8:30 – 8:50

Registration and breakfast – visit with exhibitors

    8:50 – 9:00

Welcome by Colleen Collins, Oregon APEM President

9:00 – 10:30

What’s hot at E3T (Energy Efficiency Emerging Technologies)?

Sup‚Äčer cold temperature-Mitsubishi inverter driven hyper-heat, David James

CO2 and combined space conditioning and water heating heat pumps, Smart Connected Devices, Disruptive M&V, Demand Control Ventilation (DCV) and Constant Air Volume to Variable Air Volume (CAV to VAV), Jack Callahan and Janice Peterson, BPA

Variable Refrigerant Control (VRF) and “ClimaCheck” for optimizing chiller performance, Mike Bailey


Networking Break and meet with exhibitors

11:00 – 11:45






What are two of Oregon’s large utilities seeing in their crystal balls for the future? Could PGE and NW Natural be thinking about the same thing? Rick Durst, PGE and Chris Galati, NW Natural

Lunch and networking – visit with exhibitors; short exhibitor presentations

Panel Discussion on E3T, PGE and NW Natural (all the morning speakers)

Strategic Energy Management, a look at the new Energy Trust SEM Program, Kathleen Belkhayat, ETO and Lura Griffiths, Triple Point Energy


The new Portland commercial building benchmarking project, Alisa Kane, Portland BPS

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What Is Oregon APEM?

The Oregon Association of Professional Energy Managers was founded in 1982 as a partnership of business, government and utilities. Oregon APEM seeks to advance the understanding and practice of efficient energy use through forums, newsletters, facility tours, and face-to-face dialogue. Oregon APEM provides a forum for energy and resource management professionals in Oregon and Southwest Washington to share information and to grow professionally. In 2006 Oregon APEM incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Oregon APEM members have a variety of job titles and come from a broad diversity of backgrounds. This diversity enlarges the scope of professional level information disseminated among the members. Oregon APEM members and their communities benefit from informed input into the design of utility programs, government legislation, and efficient business operations.

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