Track B: Commercial & Industrial Buildings


B1: Designing for Energy Efficiency and Decarbonization

April 26, 10:30 a.m. – Noon

Moderator: Elizabeth Bowen, Senior Project Manager, NC Clean Energy Technology Center

Speaker: Miles Grubbs, Lead Mechanical Engineer, Little Architects

Speaker: Renee Hutcheson, Energy Project Manager, Willdan

Speaker: John Nichols, Director of Energy Analytics and Informed Design, Moseley Architects

Speaker: Tom Delviscio, Senior Business Energy Advisor, Duke Energy


B2: Addressing Barriers for Decarbonization in Existing Commercial Buildings

April 26, 2 – 3:30 p.m.

Moderator: Dionne Delli Gatti, State Clean Energy Director, NC Governorís Office

Speaker: Lori Collins, Owner and Principal, Collins Climate Consulting

Speaker: Kelley Amundson, Energy and Sustainability Manager, JLL

Speaker: Heather Bolick, Sustainability Manager, City of Charlotte

Speaker: Kim Wooten, Principal, Devita


B3: Pathways for Decarbonization in the Industrial Sector

April 26, 4 – 5:30 p.m.

Moderator: Ross Smith, President of the North Carolina Manufacturers Alliance

Speaker: Vinny Yakoobian, Director of Operational Excellence, Assa Abloy

Speaker: Jim Musilek, Vice President of Innovation and Business Development, NC's Electric Coopertives

Speaker: Michelle Mendoza, Director, Environmental Strategy - Natural Gas Business Unit, Duke Energy

Speaker: Dr. Mark Johnson, Member, Southeast Hydrogen Energy Alliance Board of Directors and Director, Center for Advanced Manufacturing, Clemson University


B4: Technology Innovations for Existing Commercial and Industrial Buildings

April 27, 10:30 a.m. – Noon

Moderator: Aditya Keskar, Ph.D. Candidate: Environmental Engineering, Energy Systems, NC State University

Speaker: Wei Guo, Technical Account Manager, Better Plants Program (ORNL)

Speaker: Ryan Rizor, Vice President of Sales, Atom Power

Speaker: Michael Roberts, Director of Energy Services, Atrium Health

Speaker: Robert Cox, Ph.D., Associate Director, UNC Charlotte, Energy Production and Infrastructure Center (EPIC)


B5: The Future of Energy in Commercial Real Estate

April 27, 2 – 3:30 p.m.

Moderator: Robert Cox, Ph.D. Associate Director UNC Charlotte, Energy Production and Infrastructure Center (EPIC)

Speaker: Colin Walker, Sustainability Manager, Grubb Properties

Speaker: Jennifer Fortenberry, Global Product Manager, Energy & Sustainability, JLL

Speaker: Chris Pyke, Senior Vice President, Arc Skoru