NEEC and the BOC attended the 12th annual Energy/Facilities Connections conference, presented by WSU Energy Program. The conference was sponsored by NEEC, MacDonald Miller/Honeywell, Ameresco, URS Electronics,Belimo, Bonneville Power Administration, McKinstry, MENG Analysis, MI Controls, PathoSans, Procyon, Siemens, Trane, Aleddra Lighting, ATS Automation, Johnson Controls and Puget Sound Energy. Attendees included facility managers, RCM’s and buildings personnel working in the public sector in Washington State.
The conference’s theme for 2016 was Total Building Management – From Cradle to Grave. The theme “spoke to the nature of the modern-day facilities professional and how their operations are about much more than turning wrenches.” The program delivered on that idea, with educational sessions focused on everything from big data to green cleaning to asset sustainability.
NEEC was proud to partner with EFC on the EFC Innovations Award. The award recognizes facilities departments for implementing innovative solutions to big problems. In 2016, Auburn School District and Renton School District were named winners of the award. Auburn School District was recognized for their streamlined room temperature work order response process. Renton School District was acknowledged for their lighting system which was implemented to save energy and reduce behavior problems in classrooms. If you are a public, nonprofit or tribal organization in Washington, you are eligible so be sure to apply for the award next year! The deadline is 3/3/2017 and application materials can be found on the EFC website.