2016 Agenda

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(Located at Rockford Area Chamber of Commerce Website)

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4 Th Annual Northern Illinois Renewable Energy Summit and Expo

Thursday October 6th, 2016

 Radisson Hotel and Conference Center, Rockford, IL

Proceeds to Benefit —NIU/RVC Engineering Program & RVC Student Projects 

 Our Event Topic:  Making Energy Work as Hard as You Do

The Current State of Midwest Energy Programs and a Look into the Near Future

Our event goal is to drive awareness of the importance of energy efficiency to our region’s competitiveness.

8:30AM—Registration and Networking

9:00 AM—9:30 AM Welcome and Comments

Dr. Omar A. Ghrayeb: Dean of Northern Illinois University College of Engineering and Engineering Technology

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos: US Representative, Illinois Congressional 17th District

9:30 AM–10:15 AM Opening Morning Speaker— Jason Vogelbaugh, Director of Energy Solutions, Alpha Controls and Services LLC.

“Energy Efficiency for commercial and industrial facilities, how your facility can save 40%”.  Our presenter will speak on using applied technologies in our region that produce energy savings projects focused on retrofit of existing HVAC and control systems and using current energy efficiency standards.

 10:15 AM—10: 45 AM Morning Break& Exhibits

10:45 AM – 1130  AM—Second Morning Speaker— Richard Tonielli, Senior Energy Program Manager, Commonwealth Edison 

“Efficiency Education” Why “Energy Matters” From simple retrofits, to the re-commission of facilities;  what to do in order to prioritize investments and apply for utility incentives.

11:30 AM 11:45 AM—Break & Exhibits

 11:45 AM Buffet Lunch

12:10 PM – 12:30 PM Concurrent Leadership Awards and Speaker introduction

12:30 PM-1:30 PM Mr. Harry Moser, “Reshoring Initiative” US/Midwest Energy Costs, Stability, and Reliability as Competitive Advantages

 1:30 PM— 2:30 PM Public Break and Exhibits — (Private) Economic Development Short Meeting)

 2:30 PM–3:30 PM Afternoon Round Table–Discussion Leader Dr. Kevin Martin Northern Illinois University.

This will be a roundtable open dialog and then a question and answer session.

Companies Represented and Subjects to be covered:

Gary G. Powers, BSME, PE, CEM President and CEO – Hawkeye Energy Solutions:

Measurement and Verification, for considering Energy Efficiency Options 

Nick Shkordoff, Group Vice President and General Manager for IDEAL INDUSTRIES INC

Lighting and Controls

 Maria Dierking, Director of Account Management–Mechanical Inc.:

HVAC Systems

 3:30 PM Recap: Prize Drawing “Biolite Camping Solar Charger and Storage System” $100 Value

3:30 PM-4:30 PM Social Time & Exhibitor Booth Tear down