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Energy Efficiency and HVAC Symposium


California Community Colleges
ENERGY EFFICIENCY & HVAC SYMPOSIUM
March 20, 2009
Laney College, Oakland, CA


This includes the conference schedule, designed collaboratively by administrators, instructors, and industry. 

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The California Community Colleges Energy Efficiency and HVAC Symposium  provides an extraordinary opportunity to form long-term relationships of mutual support between instructors, programs, administrators, and key players in industry for CA community college programs in energy efficiency. 

Speakers will provide resources and concise information on energy efficiency practices, new technologies, and workforce needs, and participants will engage in discussions to address curriculum integration strategies, and lab equipment needs.  This will be an opportunity to share program information, successes, challenges, and needs, while exploring opportunities for collaboration.

Each participant will leave with a CD or flash drive with a participant list from the symposium of industry services and instructor contacts, a summary of related community college programs, a compilation of curriculum and training resources, and a copy of the new workforce study of the Center of Excellence, SF Bay & Greater Silicon Valley.
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CA Community Colleges Energy Efficiency & HVAC Symposium

(Please note that this schedule is tentative and subject to change. Please visit http://laney.peralta.edu/hvacsymposium for updates, registration, and logistics.)

8:00 - 9:00 BREAKFAST AND REGISTRATION  
 
9:00 - 12:00 MORNING SESSIONS

9:00 - 9:30 Welcome
Overview of the day; introductions; welcome from Dr. Elnora Webb, Vice President of Instruction, Laney College.

9:30  - 10:30 Morning Presentations:
    
Energy Efficiency in Buildings: Design, Technology, Savings Opportunities
Ryan Stroupe, Building Performance Program Coordinator, Pacific Energy Center

Energy Efficiency Workforce Needs: Bay Area Workforce Study
John Carrese and Jennifer Oliver, Centers of Excellence, SF Bay & Greater Silicon Valley

Policy and Funding Updates for Energy Efficiency
Chris Scruton, CA Energy Commission; Charles Segerstrom, PG&E, Energy Training Center

10:30-11:45 Break

11:45 - 12:00 Panel Discussions:

Infusing Energy Efficiency into CCC Programs - Successes and Challenges
Administrators and instructors address successes and challenges in maintaining and growing CTE programs for energy efficiency, including personnel, lab equipment, and curriculum.
Including Peter Crabtree, Dean, Division of Career & Technical Education, Laney College, and CCC Instructors.


Public Resources for CCC Energy Efficiency Programs
State agencies and industry address support for community college programs in energy efficiency, as well as strategies and resources for meeting challenges.  Including Vice Chancellor Jose Millan, representatives from the California Public Utilities Commission, and California Energy Commission.

12:00 - 1:00 LUNCH and LANEY COLLEGE ECT LAB OPEN HOUSE

1:00 - 6:00 BREAKOUT SESSIONS

These sessions are an opportunity for community college instructors and administrators to learn the most current information on new technologies, certifications, resources, and workforce needs in the field; and to form long-term relationships that support the ongoing development and effectiveness of energy efficiency in their programs.

Each breakout session will be structured differently since each area has a different set of needs, participants, and experience.  We highly recommend bringing extra representatives with you if you are interested in more than one session.  The notes and resources from each session will be made available to all participants. 

Session 1:  ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN HVAC  
A unique opportunity for instructors and administrators to workshop together the design and needs of their programs, sharing resources, and developing mutually supportive long-term partnerships with instructors, programs, and industry.  Community college instructors will use the first 90 minutes of this breakout for a program coordination meeting. Industry and community partners are welcome to observe the instructor program coordination meeting, participate in a supportive role in section II, and to actively participate in section III.

 
I.  Partnerships between Community College Programs

Facilitated Discussion:  HVAC Program and Curriculum Coordination 
Instructors and administrators give introductions to their curriculum flows, mapping similarities, differences, needs, and key areas to address.  

Instructor Panel Discussion: Integrating Energy Efficiency
Representatives of community colleges who are successfully integrating energy efficiency into their HVAC programs share their key best practices, course examples, software, and resources used.

II. Partnerships with Public Resources

Presentations: Partnerships with Utilities and Agencies
Including Charles Segerstrom, Supervisor of Energy Efficiency Trainings at PGE's Energy Training Center, who will cover HVAC installation quality and energy efficiency standards, rules, regulations, and resources for teaching and lab support.

Facilitated Discussion: CCC HVAC Energy Efficiency Program Needs

III. Partnership with Industry Resources

Industry  Panel Discussion: Current Industry Workforce Perspectives

Facilitated Discussion: Strategies to Meet CCC Program Needs
Generating next steps in forming long-term working relationships.


Session 2: LIGHTING EFFICIENCY
The newest developments in lighting efficiency technology today, how it is a critical part of the energy efficiency picture, and providing resources to integrate lighting efficiency into energy efficiency curriculum.

Presentation: Lighting Efficiency Today
Dr. Michael Siminovitch, Director, California Lighting Technology Center, UC Davis, presents the big picture on lighting efficiency, how it is an increasingly important part of the energy efficiency picture, and providing an overview of related policies and codes.

Presentation: California Advanced Lighting Controls Training Program
Doug Avery, Project Manager, Southern California Edison, presents their brand new training offered in partnership with utilities and unions, including curriculum, texts, and lab materials, and opportunities for community college involvement.

Presentation: Design Considerations for Lighting Efficiency
Dr. Michael Siminovitch, Director, California Lighting Technology Center, UC Davis

Presentation: Emerging Technologies What is coming in the near future?
The newest technologies, how they are most effective, where are they still in development, and important skill sets for installers and operators. Dr. Michael Siminovitch, Director, California Lighting Technology Center, UC Davis; Doug Avery, Project Manager, Southern California Edison

Advisory Panel: Lighting Efficiency Workforce Needs
Experts and professionals in the field discussing what is relevant to them in the industry, addressing current and upcoming workforce needs, followed by questions and answers.

Discussion: Next steps for Community College Programs
Best practices, opportunities, needs, and resources for integrating Lighting Efficiency into community college programs.  


Session 3: WHOLE BUILDING PERFORMANCE
Clarifying technologies, certifications, regulations, opportunities, workforce needs, and marketing strategies for home & light commercial building performace.  Developing energy efficiency in community college curriculum in all departments and programs that address buildings, providing resources for increased interdisciplinary curriculum.

Facilitated Discussion: Interdisciplinary Opportunities

Interdisciplinary skill sets for energy efficiency/building performance specialists and opportunities for interdisciplinary program infusion at community colleges.  Facilitated by: Ryan Stroupe, Building Performance Program Coordinator, Pacific Energy Center, and Emily Courtney, Sustainability and Business Planning Consultant at Spiral Facilitation.

Presentation:  Home Performance Building Science
Rick Chitwood, lead trainer for the California Building Performance Contractors Association (CBPCA ) leads a discussion on priorities in energy auditing and building performance, overviews on regulations, certifications, training opportunities, and curriculum resources.

Presentation: Light Commercial Energy Auditing
Ryan Stroupe, Building Performance Program Coordinator, Pacific Energy Center
Need for programs in commercial energy auditing, opportunities for auditors, necessary skill sets, and curriculum resources.

Advisory Panel:  Skill Sets and Certifications
Building performance professionals in the field discussing workforce needs, trends, and marketing, followed by questions and answers.

Discussion and Next Steps: Whole Building Performance in CCC Programs
Community college participants share innovative programs their schools are offering for instructor dialogue and industry feedback. Next steps for collaboration and program development in community colleges.



6:00 - 8:00 DINNER AND RECEPTION
Sharing key outcomes and next steps from the sessions, networking, and resource tables.


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