SPEAKERS

MORNING WORKSHOPS I

 

  • SESSION 1 • INTRODUCING SMART THERMOSTATS

    Ken Resnick

    Rathe Associates

    Ken Resnick began his career in the plumbing and HVAC fields as an apprentice for a family-owned plumbing and heating company. Ken then moved on to the oil service industry working as a heating technician. Ken furthered his education by learning gas heating. Ken opened his own business shortly after, employing and educating his employees in the plumbing, heating, oil and gas heating service business.

     

    Ken began his other passion of teaching part time at Western Suffolk BOCES, teaching plumbing, heating, oil and gas heating service and installation. After 20 years of teaching within BOCES, Ken then accepted a position as Director of Education teaching oil and gas heating, wiring and controls at Electrical Training Center for 5 years. Ken moved onto Rathe Associates in 2015 as the trainer and manufacturer’s service representative, where he presently enjoys what he can offer to the industry.

    Dave Holland

    Resideo Technologies, Inc.

    Dave Holland is a Senior Manager – Business Development of Partnerships for Resideo’s Connected Home organization. This business focuses on developing software applications and partner ecosystems across Resideo’s residentially-focused product offerings. Dave manages the relationships with software companies who call on the utility industry to foster their energy efficiency and demand response initiatives through Honeywell Home technology. Dave also looks for ways to add value to Resideo’s consumer base and its partners. The partner development team is responsible for creating consumer value by enabling developers to consume Honeywell Home APIs for its portfolio of cloud-connected products.

     

    These partnerships and the associated connected products, including thermostats, water leak detectors, indoor air quality, security systems and building management systems, create ongoing and unexpected value to consumers and new revenue streams for partners and Resideo. Resideo is delivering on the goal to create connected products utilizing software and cloud services to create effortless consumer experiences that delight our customers.

     

    Over the past 35 years, Dave has held various roles in operations, sales and business development across Resideo and Honeywell’s suite of utility focused, demand side management business.

  • SESSION 2 • A LOOK AT 2020 LIGHTING

    August Kruesi

    Big Shine Energy

    As Chief Technology Officer, August Kruesi ensures Big Shine Energy is using the latest and best technology in LED lighting. Lighting is not new to August, great grandson of John Kruesi – the head machinist for Thomas Edison, who worked on some of Edison’s most important inventions, including the incandescent light bulb and electric lighting.

     

    Prior to joining Big Shine Energy, August led an engineering career across multiple industries, including aviation, aerospace, biomedical components and industrial safety. He received a Master of Science in Integrative Health Science and graduated from Rutgers University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. August earned a Six Sigma Black Belt Certification in DFSS. He became a LEED Green Associate in 2019 and also serves as a member of EVO, IES and AEE.

    Davis Rothenberg

    RAB Lighting

    Davis Rothenberg is the Product Marketing Manager for Lightcloud – the IoT lighting controls division of RAB Lighting. Davis has been working in marketing for over a decade and possesses an expert knowledge of the technologies companies are adapting today to make their businesses and energy usage more efficient.

  • SESSION 3 • AIR SOURCE HEAT PUMP APPLICATIONS TO DECARBONIZE OUR BUILDINGS

    Dennis Friedrich

    Daikin

    Dennis Friedrich is a New York-based sales engineer for Daikin North America. He has twenty-five years of experience in the commercial HVAC industry and ten years of experience specifically focused on variable refrigerant volume technology and its control systems. Dennis has a broad range of experience, including systems application, controls design, project installation and commissioning.

  • SESSION 4 • FUTURE OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROGRAMS

    Jossi Fritz-Mauer

    PSEG Long Island

    Jossi Fritz-Mauer is Lead Program Support Analyst for PSEG Long Island. In this role, Jossi is responsible for developing the energy efficiency and renewable energy programs offered by PSEG Long Island and reporting on their achievements. Prior to this current role, Jossi was Executive Director for eight years for a non-profit cooperative that offered cost savings and locally-sourced renewable energy to small businesses and residential customers.

     

    Jossi holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Haverford College and has a patent related to renewable energy certificates.

    Amelia Axtell

    Lockheed Martin

    Amelia Axtell has nine years of experience in the energy efficiency industry. She graduated from Mills College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration in Finance. Amelia is currently a Utility Services Business Development Representative for Lockheed Martin Energy in the Northeast. Her responsibilities include program strategy, business development and management.

     

    Prior to managing the Direct Sales Group, Amelia was Business Development Manager for the Con Edison Commercial, Industrial and Demand Management incentive programs. Prior to Lockheed Martin, Amelia was a Senior Analyst for an energy efficiency consulting company specializing in auditing building systems, energy efficiency, sustainability, and policy in the New York City area.

     

    She also worked for the California Public Utilities Commission, focusing on demand response programs and rate payer advocacy. She has experience with project development, building systems, data center energy efficiency, demand response, public speaking and program implementation.

  • SESSION 5 • PRIMER ON FINANCING

    Jacob Goldman

    Energy Tax Savers

    Jacob Goldman is the Vice President of Energy Tax Savers. He has a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Buffalo, an MBA from the University of Maine at Orono and is a LEED AP .

     

    He is the co-author of numerous articles related to the Energy Policy Act of 2005, published in Building Operating Management, Worship Facilities Magazine, UNIT Magazine, Green Lodging News, International Parking Institute, Corporate Business Taxation Monthly and Thomson Reuters. He has presented on the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to hundreds of corporations, architectural firms, engineering firms, accounting firms, local chapters of USGBC, IFMA, BOMA and AEE, as well as national conferences of NFMT, NALMCO, IGSHPA, PIMA and EMC.  He has also been a frequent speaker at GE's Nela Park and Cooper's "The Source" in Peachtree, GA.

    Thomas Bethell

    NRG Pays

    Thomas has been in the utility rebate financing industry for 4 years. He has financed projects in 8 states with 11 different utility companies, totaling over $20 million in utility rebates.

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