Bob Baker of ASHRAE (on left) and Jeremy Reefe of SDG&E (on right) are Co-Chairs of the WHPA Executive Committee and led the two-day annual meeting. Commissioner Andrew McAllister of the California Energy Commission was a featured speaker.
More than 60 people including WHPA leaders, California policy officials, and industry executives attended the Western HVAC Performance Alliance (WHPA) leadership team meeting November 4 and 5 in San Francisco.
This was the sixth year of the annual in-person meeting. Day 1 was the annual full-day meeting of the Executive Committee (EC). Day 2 included the entire WHPA leadership team of the EC, Council of Advisors, and Committee Chairs. There were numerous invited guests, including members of California energy policy-making organizations (California Public Utility Commission and California Energy Commission), the Investor Owned Utilities (IOUs), building owners, and other industry leaders.
Significantly, this was the first year that Committee Chairs participated in both the development of proposed 2015 WHPA goals and in the voting for the goals that made the “short list.” Here are the 2015 goals, as approved at the December 10 Executive Committee meeting.
The agenda over the two days ranged from strategic discussions on HVAC and energy efficiency to a review of WHPA 2014 accomplishments by Committee Chairs, to IOU feedback on their use of specific WHPA Work Products. A presentation by HVAC energy sales trainer Mark Jewell on HVAC energy efficiency sales techniques was voted the most valuable single session.
The agendas, presentations, and notes from the two meetings are here.
A photo gallery of the meetings is here.
Irvine Company and Tenants Win Big with 2-year $1.7M HVAC EE Program
Mr. Boyer, the Irvine Company’s spokesman in the WHPA, is responsible for more than 350 campus buildings, including the in-house service and maintenance staffs. The EE program was started two years ago. As of November 2014, there were already 145 buildings (106 customers) enrolled in their Energy Efficiency Plan.
CA Energy Commissioner Talks Future with WHPA
Andrew McAllister, one of five Commissioners on the California Energy Commission, addressed the Executive Committee (EC) and guests on November 4. He was appointed to a five-year term by Gov. Jerry Brown in 2012 and occupies the Economics seat on the Commission.
How Did We Do?
2014 Goal Roundup
The WHPA began 2014 with six major goals to accomplish by year end. And “we”—the committees and working groups of the WHPA—did a fantastic job! More WHPA-branded work products were finalized than ever before and eagerly read throughout the industry (see related article on Work Products below).