Energy Performance Contracting: Tools for Success

  • Course ID:FEMPODW012
  • Duration:55 minutes

This recorded webinar tells how energy savings performance contracts, utility energy service contracts, and renewable energy procurement can save energy, improve infrastructure, and create jobs. This webinar introduces cutting-edge, web-based tools and user-friendly software that make matching project financing options with energy and water conservation opportunities easier and more efficient.


  • Kurmit Rockwell, ESPC Program Manager, Federal Energy Management Program. Read Bio.

    Kurmit Rockwell is the Federal Energy Management Program's energy savings performance contract (ESPC) program manager. He oversees services, tools, and resources needed to assist agencies with implementing successful ESPC projects. Throughout his career spanning more than 25 years, Rockwell's work has included engineering and all aspects of ESPC project implementation for Federal, state, and local governments. His work in the public and private sector energy services industry has focused on the evaluation and implementation of energy and water cost-saving technologies, smart-building energy optimization services, renewable energy systems, and demand-side management. He holds a Bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Polytechnic Institute of New York University and a Master's degree in building systems engineering from the University of Colorado. He is a registered professional engineer in multiple states. Close Bio

  • Thomas Hattery, FEMP Federal Project Executive, Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Read Bio.

    Since 2001, Thomas Hattery has been a federal project executive as a contractor employee for the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program. In this role, Tom assists Federal agencies with alternatively financed energy improvements through energy savings performance contracts and utility energy service contracts. He covers the mid-Atlantic and northeast regions of the United States and all state department facilities worldwide. From 1997 to 2002, Hattery was an assistant director of the Maryland Energy Administration where he managed programs such as Maryland’s energy performance contracting, Million Solar Roofs, home energy rating system, and biomass fuel. Tom is a former president of the Energy Services Coalition, a national organization that promotes energy savings performance contracting. Close Bio

  • Elizabeth Stuart, Principal Research Associate, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Read Bio.

    Elizabeth Stuart is a principal research associate in the Electricity Markets and Policy Group at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Liz conducts research and analysis on a range of policy and program issues related to energy efficiency and demand response, including energy services company industry and market trends; evaluation, measurement and verification of energy efficiency and demand-response programs; and technical assistance to states on energy efficiency programs. Liz also provides technical assistance to Federal facilities on incentives for financing energy efficiency, renewable and demand response projects under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Federal Energy Management Program. Liz holds a Master’s of Business Administration in Sustainable Management from Presidio Graduate School in San Francisco and a Bachelor’s degree in radio/TV/film from the University of Arizona. Close Bio

  • Phil Coleman, Technical Advisor, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Read Bio.

    Phil Coleman has worked at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) since 1996. He is a technical advisor to the Federal Energy Management Program’s (FEMP) energy savings performance contract (ESPC) program, focusing particularly on utility rates and measurement and verification of savings. Also in support of FEMP, Phil has spearheaded an initiative to educate Federal facilities about efficiency and renewable project incentives, demand response, utilities procurement, and rate-responsive building operation. Internationally, he has advised governments in Mexico, India, Chile, and Jordan about developing public-sector energy conservation programs. Before joining LBNL, Phil prepared market research for a fast-growth alternative air-conditioning company and conducted residential audits and program evaluations for an energy consulting firm. Phil received his Bachelor’s degree from Earlham College (1986) and his Master's of science in energy management and policy from the University of Pennsylvania (1994). He also holds the Association of Energy Engineers’ Certified Energy Manager (CEM) and Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP) designations. Close Bio