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On October 7, 2020 (Energy Efficiency Day) UC Davis will host the second Global Energy Managers Workshop, where facility managers, students, and faculty from around the world will meet to share and learn about energy-saving, cost management, and carbon reduction strategies.

Given the current pandemic, our event will be online this year. We have an exciting agenda and hope you can participate. 

This event is free of charge





9:00 - 9:50am PST 
Keynote Session – Addressing the Three Energy Challenges of Our Time: Resilience, Decarbonization & Education

Host: Dr. Kurt Kornbluth, Director of the Program for International Energy Technologies & D-Lab, UC Davis


  • Dr. Melody Baglione, Professor at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
  • David Phillips, Associate Vice President for Energy and Sustainability, University of California Office of the President
  • Jean-Phillipe Seya, Regional Engineering Manger Western & Central Africa, Aggreko International

10:00 - 10:50am PST
Resilience Session – Case Studies for an Energy Secure Campus

Host: Matt St.Clair, Director of Sustainability, UC Office of the President


  • Arnold Augustin, Supervisory Energy Manager, NAVFAC MIDLANT
  • Bruce Chamberlain, Campus Energy Manager, UC Berkeley
  • Per Munch Jakobsen, Head of Laboratories, Danish Technical University

11:00 - 11:50am PST
Decarbonization Session – Electrification as a Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality

Host: Josh Morejohn, Energy Manager for Facilities Management, UC Davis


12:00 - 12:50pm PST
Lunch and Informal Chat with Energy Rockstars

Host: Dr. Kelly Kissock, Faculty Director of the Energy and Efficiency Institute, UC Davis


  • Jill Anderson, Senior Vice President of Customer Service, Southern California Edison
  • Ralph Cavanagh, Co-Director Energy Program, Natural Resources Defense Council

1:00 - 1:50pm PST
Education Session – Project-based Learning in Energy

Host: Dr. Kurt Kornbluth, Director of the Program for International Energy Technologies & D-Lab, UC Davis


2:00 - 2:50pm PST
UC Davis Session – Energy Research & Projects

Host: Dr. Alan Meier, Adjunct Professor, UC Davis; Senior Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboroatory


  • Cori Jackson, Project Manager, California Lighting Technology Center, UC Davis
  • Josh Morejohn, Energy Manager, Facilities Management, UC Davis
  • Theresa Pistochini, Engineering Manager, Western Cooling Efficiency Center, UC Davis












Workshop History

On October 22-24, 2019, energy managers from around the world gathered at UC Davis to discuss and share ideas for the future of their work. This event was hosted by UC Davis Facilities Energy & Engineering, in partnership with the Sustainable Campus, Sustainable Cities initiative. The agenda was packed with interesting presentations and discussions, including district energy optimization, energy coursework design, and utility metering, as well as campus tours. Presentations from this workshop can be found here.


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If you have any questions about this event or need assistance with your registration, please contact:

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