This FEMP 50 offering discusses what it takes to achieve the administration's ambitious energy and emission targets, federal agencies will need to leverage both decarbonization and electrification techniques and technologies. What are the technologies and best practices that can help federal agencies realize these targets? In this panel, we'll hear from FEMP and national lab experts on how operations and maintenance can drive decarbonization, best practices for implementing federal building performance standards, and case studies of how labs are achieving net zero.
Nael Nmair, Program Manager, Auditing, Operations and Maintenance, Re-tuning, DOE: Department of Energy - Federal Energy Management Program Read Bio
Program Manager, Auditing, Operations and Maintenance, Re-tuning, DOE: Department of Energy - Federal Energy Management Program
Sheila Hayter, Laboratory Program Manager, Federal Energy Management Program, National Renewable Energy Laboratory Read Bio
Rick Mears, Program Manager, Data Centers, U.S. Department of Energy - Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) Read Bio
Rick Mears, P.E., is program manager support for the Data Center program in U.S. DOE's Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP). He also serves as the DOE FEMP lead for the Technology Validation and Sustainable Buildings programs. He has over 12 years of experience in the energy and sustainability fields and has provided energy resilience, energy and sustainability management, carbon accounting, and energy policy support across federal agencies. Rick is a Certified Energy Manager and has a master's degree from Johns Hopkins University and an engineering degree from Cornell University.
Upon completion of this course, attendees will be able to:
- Recognize how operations and maintenance can drive decarbonization
- Identify best practices for implementing federal building performance standards
- Examine case studies from the national labs on achieving net zero efforts