Join us for our second AEE Meeting of 2020 via webinar. Due to social distancing and stay-at-home orders, we will be offering educational webinars until we can meet in person.
For our May webinar, our very own Stephanie Bennett (AEE Fundraiser Chair) along with Kellen Utecht will be presenting on water efficiency opportunities in and it's positive outcomes: water safety, energy efficiency, environmental impact, just to name a few. Please join us and invite a client or colleague.
Efficiency opportunities optimize water, chemical and energy use in potable and utility water systems while also managing water safety for biological hazards. This presentation will review real-world examples of operational changes resulting in immediate or long-term cost savings. Examples include:
- Working with water treatment vendors to reduce chemical costs,
- Employing operational techniques associated with cooling towers,
- Making operational changes for steam production,
- Capturing chiller efficiencies,
- Identifying water performance issues,
- Discussing the cost to treat steam generation and cooling water systems
You will learn
- To define a water efficiency opportunity
- Explain how a water management program can be used to capture efficiency gains in a building
- Identify where there are potential opportunities for efficiency gains in a building water system
Stephanie Bennett, Account Manager, Phigenics LLC
Undergraduate Degree in Geology from the University of West Georgia with a concentration in Environmental Geology, Master’s in Environmental Studies from the University of Illinois Springfield with a concentration in Sustainable Development and Design. Previously worked for the Illinois Department of Public Health in the Plumbing and Water Quality Division. Stephanie is a Certified Water Operator in the state of Nevada.
Kellen Utecht, Regional Manager, Phigenics LLC
Kellen has partnered with facility managers and building owners across the US to help them develop comprehensive and defensible water management programs that improve safety and efficiency. Kellen is a co-developer and instructor of the ANSI accredited Sustainable Comprehensive Water Management Programs for the Built Environment training course. Kellen has a certification in HACCP for Building Water Systems from NSF International and in Preventing Legionnaires' Disease (PreventLD Training) from the CDC. He has published articles for the ASHRAE Journal, Environmental Defense Fund, and GreenBiz on the topic of facility water management.