The Wisconsin Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers (WAEE)

11:15 Breakout Session: 

Topic:  Lighting - What Makes Sense    

Description:  Confused about the rapidly evolving lighting technology.  Learn what makes sense to achieve energy efficiency and increase productivity.  The recent discovery of the ipRGC photo receptor and understanding how light affects us physiologically and psychologically is changing lighting and how we light spaces to increase human comfort and performance.  The color of light affects your visual acuity, alertness, attitude, and even your sleep patterns.  Learn how the rapidly evolving science of light can change your work environment for the better.

Speaker Information:  Rodney Heller LC, CLEP, is Senior Designer and founder of Energy Performance Lighting. Rodney is a CLEP, sustaining member of IES, founding member of Human Centric Lighting, founding member of the Midwest Lighting Institute, lecturer at UW-Madison, Iowa State, many industry associations and facility related groups.  

Topic:  Battery Energy Storage - An Emerging Technology     

Description:  Forbes calls battery storage a technology disruption, others call it an industry game changer.  This technology is poised to become a billion $ or larger industry.  Learn about the market drivers, costs to implement, benefits and application of the technology. 

Speaker Information:  Brian Dillard has an extensive background in the energy storage space.  He is currently Director of Systems & Electronics at Johnson Controls, where he has led Technology strategic direction for the Distributed Energy Storage business since August 2013.  Brian was VP of Engineering at SINOEV Technologies in Silicon Valley, General Manager for Hybrid Electronics at JCI, consultant for clients Dow-Kokam and Magna eCar. He was also Director of R&D at ArvinMeritor, Chief Engineer at Ricardo and has several years experience at TRW Automotive and McDonnell Douglas.  Brian has an MS in Controls from Washington University and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Vanderbilt.

Topic:  Energy Savings at Oshkosh Defense    

Description:  Oshkosh Defense is a world leader that delivers leading-edge tactical wheeled vehicles and life cycle sustainment services to military and security forces around the globe.  Learn about a multitude of energy conservation measures successfully implemented at Oshkosh Defense Corporation that produced estimated savings of $868,000.  Oshkosh Defense was recognized by the State of Wisconsin as the 2016 Energy Efficiency Excellence Award Winner for their outstanding commitment to energy efficiency practices.

Speaker Information:  Kyle Fugar is the Energy Manager for Oshkosh Defense and heads the Defense Energy Team responsible for energy management at 6 major production facilities.  He is also a Senior Master Sergeant with the 128th Air Refueling Wing, Civil Engineer Squadron out of Milwaukee.


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