April 16, 2024, 1–3:30 p.m. ET

FEMP IACET: 0.3 CEUs

Level: Intermediate

Hospitals/medical centers are high energy consuming buildings which tend to be highly complex, as they comprise of a wide range of services and functional units. Many of these facilities are comprised of buildings and additions/renovations made up over the span of many years. These systems and resources are typically outdated and inefficient. 

The focus of this training is to provide information on technologies available to support E.O. 14057 decarbonization requirements such as carbon pollution-free electricity, electrification, and greenhouse gas reduction within a hospital environment.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify decarbonization drivers in the federal sector.
  • Recognize the basics of performance contracts.
  • Select facility decarbonization and electrification measures.
  • Identify the main processes that can adopted through decarbonization strategies to meet agency and federal goals.
  • Recognize emerging approaches to decarbonize a health care facility.
  • Identify how to decarbonize cost effectively.

Instructors

Scott Wolf is a federal project executive at Oak Ridge National Laboratory where he supports the U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP). Scott assists federal agencies in the western part of the country with launching successful third-party financed projects and has worked with most federal agencies in the field.

He has 30 years of energy technology and engineering experience including performing technical analysis and energy program development in the government sector. He is responsible for assisting a variety of federal agencies with implementing alternatively financed energy projects.

In this capacity, Scott provides expert advice and guidance to all levels of an organization that are responsible for completing multimillion dollar energy project deals through energy saving performance contracts and other mechanisms.

Kurmit serves as the energy savings performance contracts (ESPC) program manager where he oversees services, tools, and resources needed to assist agencies with implementing successful ESPC projects.

Over a career spanning 25 years, Kurmit's work included engineering and all aspects of ESPC project implementation for federal, state, and local governments. His work in the public and private sector energy services industry has focused on evaluation and implementation of energy and water cost saving technologies, smart building energy optimization services, renewable energy systems, and demand side management.

He holds a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from Polytechnic Institute of New York University and a master's degree in Building Systems Engineering from the University of Colorado. He is a registered professional engineer in multiple states.

Michael is a federal project executive supporting the ESPC program for FEMP. Michael coordinates ESPCs, including other third-party financing activities by assisting federal agencies in the development and evaluation of energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.

Michael has over 26 years of experience in developing and evaluating energy projects for local, state, and federal government sector customers. Michael has previously served as a FEMP approved project facilitator and has assisted numerous agencies in navigating through FEMP's ESPC project development process.

Michael is a licensed Professional Engineer in two states, a licensed General Contractor in Florida and has a M.S. and B.S. degrees in Civil/Environmental Engineering.

Fred Betz, PhD LEED AP BD+C, is a mechanical engineer with fourteen years of professional experience designing healthcare and laboratory facilities around the world. Fred is active in both ASHRAE and ASHE currently serving as chair of ASHRAE SPC 191P, a corresponding member of ASHRAE T.C. 2.8 and is a member of the ASHE Sustainability Committee and Decarbonization Task Force.

Fred has authored over 20 articles and presented as numerous conferences including ASHRAE, ASHE, and GreenBuild. He specialize in healthcare, laboratory, and corporate office environments.

About FEMP Training

The Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) provides live and on-demand training to foster and maintain a high-performance workforce that constructs, operates, and maintains energy-efficient and cost-effective federal facilities. Choose from over 120 free courses spanning topics like project financing, facility and fleet optimization, fleet management, resilience, sustainable product procurement, and more.

FEMP is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and awards IACET continuing education units (CEUs) upon the successful completion of select courses. FEMP training is provided through the National Institute of Building Sciences' Whole Building Design Guide (WBDG) learning management system.