Breakout Session: Optimizing the WHPA

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WHPA Annual In-Person Leadership Meeting
Breakout Session: Optimizing the WHPA
Day #2, Friday, November 18, 2016 (12:45pm – 4:15pm)

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Breakout Sessions

Locations

Topics

Facilitators

Note Takers

Group 1 (Chairs)

San Gabriel Room

Goals

Ellen Steiner

Wendy Worrell

Group 2 (Mix)

Santa Clara Room

Org Structure

Shea Dibble

Bob Sundberg

Group 3 (Mix)

Santa Barbara Room

Future

Paul Kyllo

Volunteer

Group 4 (Mix)

Santa Rosa Room

Goals

Mark Lowry

Volunteer

Group 5 (Mix)

Santa Monica Room

Org Structure

Judy Johnson

Volunteer

Group 6 (Mix)

San Jose Room

Future

Elsia Galawish

Volunteer

WHPA Goals Guiding Questions

  1. What is WHPA’s role and function today? What should it be?
  2. How do we define effectiveness in terms of the WHPA?
  3. How does the WHPA demonstrate effectiveness?
  4. What is the role of WHPA in achieving energy savings?
  5. How does the WHPA collaborate effectively with IOUs to design and improve HVAC programs?
  6. What decision criteria should we use to prioritize what goals the WHPA focuses on?
  7. Which of the top 5 needs of each stakeholder group identified in the Gap Analysis breakout sessions can the WHPA address?

Organizational Structure Guiding Questions

  1. How do we accommodate short turnaround requests?
  2. What is the appropriate mix of short term and long term goals (Committees vs. Working Groups)?
  3. Is the CA Long-Term Strategic Plan the right organizing framework for the WHPA or should it be AB758, SB350, or other legislative frameworks?
  4. How does the CAECC organizing structure align with the WHPA structure?
  5. How do we develop a clear feedback loop so that WHPA work product is effectively leveraged and WHPA members receive feedback on which recommendations were accepted by the intended audience and which recommendations were not accepted and why?
  6. Which of the top 5 needs of each stakeholder group identified in the Gap Analysis breakout sessions can the WHPA address?

Future Trends Guiding Questions

  1. What new market technologies (i.e. controls) should we be assessing to further HVAC energy savings? Carbon reduction?
  2. How do we better align the WHPA and the state’s perceived move to addressing energy efficiency from a whole building standpoint?
  3. How should DR, IDER, and ZNE be integrated with the work of the WHPA?
  4. What HVAC future topics and trends should the WHPA be discussing?
  5. What decision criteria should we use to prioritize what future trends and technologies the WHPA focuses on?
  6. Which of the top 5 needs of each stakeholder group identified in the Gap Analysis breakout sessions can the WHPA address?
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