2014 DCEO Peer Exchange Presentations

August 27-28, 2014

Starved Rock


Presentation Title Presenter

Wednesday, August 27, 2014


Welcome & Introduction
Illinois Energy Now program highlights and achievements

Mel Nickerson, Deputy Director, DCEO Energy & Recycling Office
Molly Lunn, Assistant Deputy Director, DCEO Energy & Recycling Office

Branding and Marketing Energy Efficiency Programs in Illinois
Initiatives to reframe and unify program communications and outreach

Meena Beyers, Nicor Gas
Lynda Files, Ameren Illinois
Steve Baab, ComEd
Pat Michalkiewicz, Peoples Gas & North Shore Gas
Andrea Reiff, DCEO Energy & Recycling Office

Municipal Roundtable: Challenge of Pursuing Energy Efficiency at the Municipal Level


Edith Makra, Metropolitan Mayors Caucus (moderator)
Mike Trig and Tim Grimscheid, Waukegan Park District
Mike Sutfin, City of Ottawa
Gerald 'Chic' Chickerillo, Village of Oak Lawn

Perspective on the Federal 111(d) Proposed Rule for Carbon Emissions


Jim Ross, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency

Programs for Large Customers in the Public and Private Sectors

Large Commercial & Industrial Pilot – Steve Baab, ComEd
Large Commercial & Industrial Pilot – Agnes Mrozowski, Ameren
Combined Heat & Power Pilot – Stefano Galiasso, Energy Resources Center, UIC
Wastewater Treatment Facilities – Tom Coe, DCEO Energy & Recycling Office
Public Sector Key Account – Ken Anno, CIC Energy Consulting for CPS

Thursday, August 28, 2014


Case Studies and New Initiatives in Low-Income Residential Programs

Efficient Living: Public Housing Authorities – Kate Brown, University of Illinois
Energy Efficient Affordable Housing Construction Program – Paul Knight, Domus PLUS
Energy Savers Program – Peter Ludwig, Elevate Energy
Residential Retrofit Program – Emily Bailey Burns, Historic Chicago Bungalow Association

Programs for Whole-Building Energy Efficiency Upgrades

Energy Performance Contracting – Dave Birr, Synchronous Energy Solutions
Illinois Home Performance – Mark Milby, MEEA
New Construction Program & Retro-Commissioning – Brian Deal, SEDAC

Engaging New Technologies to Change Behaviors and Save Energy

Dashboards – Stephen Bell, Tim Gibson, and Marcia Lochmann, IGEN
Smart Meters and Smart Devices – Keith Martin, Ameren Illinois
Emerging Technologies in Natural Gas – Hammad Chaudhry, Nicor