Winter 2018 Forum

The Future of Energy Efficiency

Friday, December 7th, 2018

Red Cross Building at the Historic Reserve, 605 Barnes Street, Vancouver WA 98661

Join us for presentations and discussion on the future of energy efficiency in the Northwest.  Presentations will cover how energy efficiency is evolving, the effects on utility incentive programs and how you can play a part in these changes.  Speakers will present new products and emerging technologies that are shaping the future of incentive programs and bringing increased efficiency and performance to commercial buildings. 

Fall 2018 Forum

Airside HVAC – What a Difference Air Balancing Makes!

Friday, October 12th, 2018

Water Resource Center, Vancouver WA. (4600 SE Columbia Way)

Join us for an introduction to the principles of air balancing and presentations packed with practical advice and recommendations for building operators and designers. We will hear from experts in the industry about how to improve indoor air quality, comfort, and energy efficiency by addressing balancing issues. Our speakers will help you to understand the importance of testing, adjusting and balancing (TAB) to achieve proper operation of HVAC systems. Vendors will also be present to teach us about exciting new technologies and products related to air side systems. Put new money-saving and health-protecting tools in your tool-belt at our Fall forum!

Summer Social 2018

Thursday, August 23, 2018, 4:00pm-6:30pm

McMenamins Kennedy School, 5736 NE 33rd Ave, Portland, OR 97211.  South end community meeting room

Please join us for an awesome networking and social afternoon!  This event is simply social and an opportunity for you to network with your colleagues.  There are fun activities planned.   Food as well as 2 drink tickets will be provided with your registration.  Proof of registration will be required at the door.  We ask that you register online as registrations will be limited due to room size.  Cost is $10.  You can either pay online or at the door.  See you there!

Summer 2018 Forum

“The future of battery-powered transit, energy storage, and infrastructure”

Friday, June 8th, 2018

World Trade Center, Mezzanine Room 2 & 3
26 SW Salmon St, Portland, OR 97204

Please join us for a fascinating and exciting look into the future of electric vehicle transportation, including a look at Fleet EV charging,  June 8th at the World Trade Center. Portland General Electric’s Electric Mobility Group along with Oregon Department of Transportation’s Office of Innovation will be discussing EV strategy and planning, regional program implementation, EV technology and charging systems, infrastructure and more!!! Please plug-in to our next forum that is certain be EVolutionary!


  • Aaron Milano, Program Manager, Electric Mobility Strategy, PGE
  • Joe Colette, Product Manager, Emerging Technologies, PGE
  • Josh Keeling, Supervisor, Customer Energy Solutions, PGE
  • Andrew Dick, Connected, Automated, and EV Advisor, ODOT
  • Juan J. Serpa Munoz, Customer Solutions - Business Line Manager, Eugene Electric and Water Board


Aaron Milano

Joe Colette

Josh Keeling

Andrew Dick

Juan J. Serpa Munoz

Spring 2018 Forum

Envelopes Inside and Out;
New Technology, Design, and Evaluation

Friday, March 16, 2018

Northwest Natural Gas Building, Downtown Portland
NW Natural, 220 NW 2nd Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97209

Please join us for a discussion on innovative building envelope technology as it applies to energy efficiency!  We’ll take a look at this exceedingly complex building system that often overlooked and under optimized. So what’s new? How have the latest materials and systems affected life-cycle costs? How have new technologies influenced design? What are the roadblocks and limitations to super insulating all buildings moving forward?  And what are the options for evaluating and improving performance of existing building envelopes? Finally, we’ll discuss utility programs available to incentivize high performance building envelope execution.


·         Ruwan Jayaweera, PE, Senior Associate, PAE Engineering

·         Alex Zelaya, RA LEED AP BD+C, Associate, Hackler Architects

·         Christian Minor, Senior Program Manager, NW Energy Energy Efficiency Alliance

·         Toby White, VP and Director of Technical Development, Forensic Building Consultants


Alex Zelaya & Ruwan Jayaweera

Chris Flint

Christian Minor

Toby White