Energy managers are really good at producing analyzing energy savings but there is often be a disconnect between claimed savings and what accounting teams see in their balance sheet. This session will focus on lessons learned over a decade of building a self-sustaining energy program at a university. Real life situations will lend clarity on how to assure that your program gets funding.
Weber State University
Justin Owen is the Energy Manager at Weber State University where he oversees the energy and building automation teams. Justin manages WSU’s revolving green fund, pursues energy rebates, manages energy upgrades to HVAC and lighting systems, calculates annual energy savings, and oversees the university’s renewable efforts. During his tenure, WSU’s already substantial energy savings have continued to grow and WSU has continued to be cutting edge with the installation of groundsource, variable refrigerant flow, and solar systems. Justin holds Masters degrees in Environmental Science and Public Affairs from Indiana University, a Bachelor’s in Geography from Weber State University, and a number of certifications from the Association of Energy Engineers.