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Dulane Moran

The Northwest Chapter of AESP provides a networking and educational forum for energy professionals. We work collaboratively to promote the role of energy efficiency and renewable energy in our region to help stimulate job growth, influence energy legislation and educate consumer markets. From our monthly networking meetings to annual events and regular job postings, we provide a wide range of benefits and opportunities to energy service professionals in the Northwest (Oregon).

Chapter Leadership
President - Dulane Moran, NEEA
Treasurer- Dan Groshans, Cadmus Group
Events Chair- Carter Stafford, CLEAResult
Director- Jessica Iplikci, Energy Trust of Oregon
Director- Bruce Manclark, CLEAResult
Director- Mersiha McClaren, Research Into Action
Social Media Coordinator- Zac Hathaway, Research Into Action

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News and Events 

Join us on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at Menamins Ringlers Pub (1332 W Burnside, Portland) at 5:30 PM where Phillip Kelsven from BPA will present findings from sub-metering 8 homes who installed Nest learning thermostats to control heat pumps in Pasco, WA.


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Past Events

AESP hosts monthly education and networking events. Past events have featured local policy and industry experts from our region. In addition, AESP NW has hosted a number of larger profile events, including:

  •  The November event featured the Future of HVAC - we explored the possible futures of HVAC as it relates to Utility programs.
  • Our October meeting featured Ryan Bliss, RIA.  He presented his evaluation conference paper on fast evaluation feedback for programs - work that RIA did for Energy Trust of Oregon using real time data for continuous program improvement.
  • AESP-NW met September 16th to learn about Heat Pump Clothes Dryers, A New Wrinkle in Energy Efficient Laundry. Christopher Dymond from Northwest Eneergy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) covered the basic design types of efficient dryers and the technologies that make them more efficient than incumbent designs. In addition, the savings, cost, near term availability, and ideas for utilities interested in providing consumer guidance and financial support were discussed.
  • At our June meeting Justin Zeulner spoke about the Green Sports Alliance and what it does to make sporting venues more sustainable including energy efficiency projects
  • Our May event featured Dan Rubado from Energy Trust of Oregon presenting findings from the Nest thermostat pilot
  • April 15 for "Stories From the Field" honored energy efficiency professionals who are out doing the work of energy efficiency every day.  You heard some of their most memorable stories of what they find in buildings throughout the Northwest.
  • On Jan 21, we learned how "The Internet of Things” is impacting the world of energy efficiency.  Peter Brown from 38 Zeros delivered a short presentation outlining these trending industry developments and the opportunities it presents to the energy efficiency industry.
  • December happy hour - we discussed Northwest Energy Trends and the implications of EPA Clean Air Act Section 111(d)
  • November happy hour featured NEEA's Market Transformation work in the Residential New Construction Market
  • February happy hour featured Drive Oregon
  • October happy hour featured a presentation by Alex Dunn, of Research into Action - Topic: “So what is up with this 'behavior' buzz?”
  • Clean Energy Works Oregon — The Post-ARRA Version
  • The Geezers and the Geeks: Passing the Thumb Drive of Energy Efficiency Knowledge. Click to view the slidedeck and notes.
  • AESP NW Holiday Party at the Graeter Art Gallery
  • The November Happy Hour speaker, Peter Wilcox, talked about challenges and progress in achieving deep savings in existing commercial buildings
  • AESP NW teamed up this year to host the 3rd Bi-annual Political Forum on Energy and Sustainability. This year the candidates for Portland Mayor (Charlie Hales and Jefferson Smith), City Commission Position 1 (Mary Nolan and Amanda Fritz) squared off in a fun, relaxed quiz show format.
  • Ocean Renewable Energy Conference:  Community leaders, developers, utilities, state and federal regulators and guests from around the world explored the many accomplishments of the past year and discussed what could be done to accelerate the pace of development in Oregon, nationally and internationally.
  • The September AESP NW Happy Hour featured Susan Stratton.
  • Our July happy hour featured a presentation by Dexter Guantlett. Dexter discussed Green Empowerment’s work in developing countries, current technologies used, market and policy trends, and opportunities in the clean energy market sector.
  • Our June event featured Margi Hoffman sharing the Governor’s just released draft 10-year energy plan and discussing the opportunities it provides for the local energy industry.
  • Our May event featured a presentation by Jeff Bissonnette, Organizing Director of the Citizens’ Utility Board (CUB).
  • Jeff Harris, Director of Emerging Technologies at NEEA, talked about work NEEA is doing to accelerate the innovation and market adoption of the next generation of energy efficiency technologies and services.
  • Regional Program Platforms: Building a sandbox where everyone can play! Designing utility energy efficiency programs across a five-state region requires flexibility and collaboration.
  • NW Chapter Holiday Party
  • “Energy Savings Performance Contracting” with Tom Konicke, McKinstry
  • Political Forum on Energy and Sustainability, 2009. The event featured candidates that were running for public office. The event was in Jeopardy format, and candidates were asked a series of questions about energy and sustainability
  • AESP NW Holiday Party, 2010
  • Green Professionals Conference, 2009 , 2010, 2011: AESP NW has been a Co-Host of the GPC with Fluid Market Strategies
  • Presentation on Peak Oil, 2009: AESP NW hosted an event that featured speaker John Kaufman
  • Political Forum on Energy and Sustainability, 2008: The event featured candidates that were running for public office. The event was in Jeopardy format, and candidates were asked a series of questions about energy and sustainability
  • The Temperature of Climate Change and the Energy Economy, 2007: This 3-part series focused on climate change and how it impacts financial markets. Speakers included Rob McAndrew, VP of the Chicago Climate Exchange, Steve Cowell, CEO of Conservation Services Group, and Sean Penrith, Executive Director of Earth Advantage

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