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3.08 Advance Your Career While Advancing Energy Retrofits: The FM's Role

Thursday, October 3, 2013
2:30 PM-3:30 PM
Track: Human Factors
Format: General Presentation
Knowledge Level: 200 level
Session Description: How would you like to integrate your career progression path while saving energy for your organization?  Would you like to learn about a tool that can show you how to integrate your professional development with the advances in energy & sustainability?  This presentation will highlight the development of a competency-based career map in the Advanced Energy Retrofit (AER) industry by the Energy Efficient Buildings Hub (EEB Hub) located in Philadelphia. The EEB Hub is an Energy-Regional Innovation Cluster with an overall goal to reduce energy use in commercial buildings in Greater Philadelphia by 20 percent by 2020.  We understand to achieve this goal we need to educate people whether they design, own, construct, maintain, operate, or occupy buildings.  The AER career map is an easy to use tool that highlights the skills, knowledge and training needed for roles within the AER industry.  This presentation will highlight the vital role the facility manager plays in the advanced energy industry.
Learning Objectives:
  • Understand the facility manager’s role in the Advanced Energy Retrofit Industry.
  • Identify the core competencies and skills associated with a facility manager as it relates to the energy industry.
  • Understand how the IFMA credentials (FMP, CFM, SFP) link to those core competencies.
  • Map a path to professional growth in facility management as it relates to the energy industry.
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    Maureen Roskoski, REPA, SFP, LEED AP O+M
    Facility Engineering Associates
    Corporate Sustainability Officer

    Maureen Roskoski is a contractor for the EEB Hub leading the career map task. Maureen is a Senior Professional at FEA and also FEA's Corporate Sustainability Officer. Maureen has worked with existing facilities on sustainable facility management and energy management and sustainability policies during her 18 years of practice. Maureen has worked with commercial and federal facilities on energy audits, preparing Strategic Sustainability Performance Plans, and energy and sustainability training. She has presented in her area of expertise at several leading conferences, including IFMA’s World Workplace and Greenbuild. Maureen is an IFMA Instructor for the SFP course and was one of the primary developers and instructors for George Mason University’s Professional Certificate in Sustainability for Existing Buildings Program. Maureen is a co-author of the IFMA "How-to Guide" on ENERGY STAR and Green Building Rating Systems.

    David Riley, Ph.D.
    Energy Efficient Buildings Hub
    Task Leader, Education & Training
    Education & Workforce

    Dr. David Riley serves as the Task Leader of Education and Training for the EEB Hub. Dir Riley is also an Associate Professor of Architectural Engineering at Penn State and serves as the Executive Director of the Penn State Center for Sustainability, a University-wide center focused on the engagement of students in sustainability challenges. His fields of expertise include integrated design-build delivery methods, sustainable building techniques, and smart, affordable, and sustainable housing strategies. Dr. Riley is also leading the development of multiple initiatives at Penn State funded by the U.S. Department of Energy that are focused upon the integration of commercialization, workforce development, and education programs in the fields of energy efficiency, solar, wind and smart grid technologies.

    Laurie Actman
    Energy Efficient Buildings Hub
    Deputy Director

    Laurie Actman serves as the Deputy Director for the Energy Efficient Building Hub (EEB Hub). In that role she helps to lead and manage The EEB Hub’s activities related to achieving a 20 percent reduction in energy use by average size buildings in the Philadelphia region. Previous to joining the EEB Hub, Laurie was the Director of Strategic Partnerships and Public Policy for Viridity Energy, a leading-edge smart grid and load management technology company where she developed projects and partnerships with cities, transit agencies and large energy users. She joined Viridity in March 2010 after serving as a consultant for two years to Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, helping to launch the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability and the Metropolitan Caucus. Her work through both those efforts helped lead to the region’s success in winning a US$25 million Recovery through Retrofit grant from the U.S. Department of Energy.

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