RMAEE March 2016 Newsletter. New and improved!
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RMAEE March 2016 Newsletter

Welcome to the new RMAEE newsletter, members! We hope you like this new format and we welcome your comments and suggestions on how we might make our monthly email blast more useful or even just entertaining.

If you were unable to make it to our February Luncheon, David Podorson (E-Source) presented on some new and unique technologies and resources for us energy professionals. Items covered included Encycle's Swarm Logic, The Department of Energy's new Asset Score, a brief overview of the state of behind-the-meter lithium ion battery storage technologies, and Axiom Energy's Refrigeration Battery. Thank you, David!

In other news we welcome Bill Biesemeyer (Navigant) to the RMAEE board of directors! There is one open board member position remaining and I encourage you (yes, YOU) to consider sticking around for our next board meeting after the March Luncheon to see helping to run our little chapter is right for you.

Steve Morgan, PE, CEM
RMAEE Chapter President

March Lunch Meeting Registration
If you need a vegetarian entree or have dietary restrictions please email Steve Kutska at

Industry News / Fun Facts

California sets new standards for LEDs

Equinix turns to fan walls for data center cooling

Outsourced Energy Management Could Be the Way to Make Buildings Smarter, Faster

Can 'net positive' inspire a race to the top?

Have an article, news update, or fun fact you'd like to share with other RMAEE members? Submit the link to and we'll get the word out for you.

This Month's Lunch Meeting Speaker:
The Center for ReSource Conservation's (CRC) ReNew Our Schools program is helping school districts in Colorado move toward real-time, data-driven, strategic management of their building portfolios.  This program is part of the Colorado Energy Office's K-12 schools framework.  The program provides donated eGauge monitors, donated Magnelab CTs, technical support, and program coordination for a month long energy conservation competition between a dozen schools in a host district.  Electricity use is normalized for weather.  At the end of competition, the district has already save thousands of dollars in energy charges, has gained experience with behavioral conservation programs, and the district energy managers have high-resolution real-time data going forward to also pursue improvements in, lighting optimization, building automation, scheduling, after hours usage, baseloads, retrofit M&V, and continuous commissioning.  Brad Queen was previously the Energy Division Director at the CRC.  He now provides demand optimization services via Cube Resources.  Kathy Croasdale is the ReNew Our Schools program coordinator at CRC.
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Upcoming Events

RMAEE March Lunch Meeting @ Indian Tree Golf Course March 17th 11:30-1p

CU Energy Frontiers 2016 Career and Networking Fair: Bridging the Gap; Energy Solutions for the Developing World; March 10th @ CU-Boulder

Learn about CO PACE @ 2016 COSEIA Conference March 7-9 in Broomfield, CO

2016 Energy Solutions Conference (Simulcast); March 23-24

Cx Energy 2016 Conference & Expo; April 11 - 13 in Dallas TX

GLOBALCON 2016; March 9-10 in Boston, MA Use discount code GC16CHAPTER for $220 discount to conference registration
NREL Seeks Participants for 2016 National Executive Energy Leadership Program

The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is now accepting applications for its 2016 Executive Energy Leadership Program.
NREL's Executive Energy Leadership Program, also known as Energy Execs, provides non-technical business, governmental, and community leaders throughout the country an opportunity to learn about renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies, analytical tools, and financing to guide their organizations and communities in energy-related decisions and planning. Leaders in the private sector, communities, non-profits and government are eligible to participate in the program. The program requires travel to Golden, Colorado for participation in monthly three-day sessions from June through September.
Participants will be selected from a national pool of candidates. Since 2007, representatives from more than 200 industry, government, and non-profit organizations have completed the program.
Apply online at the Energy Execs Program website. The application deadline is March 31, 2016.
NREL is the U.S. Department of Energy's primary national laboratory for renewable energy and energy efficiency research and development. NREL is operated for DOE by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC.

Visit NREL online at
CU is hosting the 2016 Energy Frontiers Conference on March 10th
RMAEE Board of Directors
Steve Morgan
Bolder Energy Engineers

Vice President
Victor Prep
Energy & Resource Consulting Group

Steve Kutska
Xcel Energy

Past President
Thom Johnson

Board Members
 Jessica Lorentz
Upkeep Energy

Curt Cole
Andre Gouin
Xcel Energy

John Winkel
MountainSpire Technology Group

Bill Biesemeyer
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