U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Building Technologies Program – Commercial Building Energy Alliances

Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC), Refrigeration, and Controls Supplier Summit

On January 29, 2009, owners, operators, and suppliers from the commercial building industry gathered in Chicago to discuss energy efficiency equipment and technology needs in the areas of HVAC, refrigeration, and controls. The supplier summit was hosted by Steering Committee members of Department Of Energy's (DOE) Commercial Building Energy Alliances (CBEAs). This page provides background on the summit and access to the summit's presentations.

Supplier summits allow commercial building owners and operators to communicate their energy efficiency needs directly to suppliers of building equipment. In turn, suppliers are challenged to find ways to meet those needs. This summit, hosted by the Retailer, Hospital, and Commercial Real Estate Energy Alliances, focused on HVAC, refrigeration, and controls—areas with potential for significant energy savings for all three alliances. Discussions and presentations focused on retrofitting existing buildings.

This was the second supplier summit held by DOE's building alliances. The Retailer Energy Alliance (REA) hosted a supplier summit in June 2008.

Supplier Summit Materials

Following are the presentations made at the HVAC, Refrigeration, and Controls Supplier Summit. The presentations are available as Adobe Acrobat PDFs and MP3s. Windows Media Player.

Supplier Summit Executive Summary
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Morning Session

The presentations from the morning session are below.

Doug Brookman, Facilitator
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William Harrison, ASHRAE President
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Commercial Building Energy Alliances
Dru Crawley, DOE
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Challenges Faced by Sector
Retailer: Jim McClendon, Walmart
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Challenges Faced by Sector
Commercial Real Estate: Ron Burton, BOMA
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Challenges Faced by Sector
Hospital: Jerry Arndt, Gundersen Lutheran Health System
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Afternoon Session

The presentations from the afternoon session are below.

Technology Identification & Screening Presentation
Dave Hunt, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
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Summary/Question and Answer
Doug Brookman, Public Solutions, Facilitator
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