June, 15 | 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Track 1B | Commissioning and Auditing
Puget Sound Energy | Senior Energy Management Engineer
Solving Complex Problems with Utility Programs
With every energy efficiency project, stakeholders have incorporated a streamline process of collaboration to ensure that savings, incentives, and operations are maximized as efficiently as possible. However, upon completion of each individual project all interactions between those stakeholders cease during which time, staff and policies may drastically change in the building. Due to the growing, target-based nature of new codes and laws and their compliance requirements, a “standby and wait” approach for building performance is no longer sustainable.
As building owners consider their future energy needs and operations of their buildings, utilities have been developing a more comprehensive approach to help meet energy efficiency goals over time. While individual equipment replacements are still a part of reducing energy use, it is important to consider an “all of the above” approach in order to eliminate energy waste and a comprehensive, ongoing commissioning process is one of the paths available.
Jason has worked in the Business Energy Management group within the Customer Energy Efficiency Department at Puget Sound Energy (PSE) for sixteen (16) years, focusing on performance-based programs. In addition to performance programs, Jason works with PSE customers to develop and incentivize cost-effective capital projects involving any energy-using system for commercial buildings.
Jason manages a portfolio of commissioning programs offered by PSE, which includes the Existing Building Commissioning (EBCx), Monitoring-Based Commissioning (MBCx), and Building Tune-up programs for an existing building and the Post-Occupancy program for new construction projects. All programs depend on a collaborative process between the customer, commissioning professional, and utility to identify opportunities for improvement within commercial buildings. The overall goal for these programs is to identify operational and maintenance opportunities to restore and improve a building’s energy performance while simultaneously training operations staff in the efficient operations of the targeted facility.