EPA Water-Energy Meeting

Wednesday March 5, 2008 - 8:30 am — 5:00 pm
Ralph Metcalfe Federal Building
Lake Superior Room, 12th Floor
77 W. Jackson Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60604


To bring together leaders in both energy efficiency and water efficiency to share information and strategies and refine program models to meet both energy and water saving objectives. To discuss federal efficiency programs (ENERGY STAR and WaterSense) and whether they can be further leveraged to improve efficiency. To look to the future and discuss new ways that water and energy utilities can work together.

8:30 - 9:15

EPA Introduction (Office of Water, Office of Air and Radiation)

Kathleen Hogan, EPA/OAR
Sheila Frace, EPA/OW

Water Efficiency Introduction- Richard Harris, East Bay Municipal Utility District
Energy Efficiency Introduction PDF (240KB) - Jim Grevatt, Efficiency Vermont
Roundtable Introductions

9:15 - 9:45

Residential Appliance Programs

Al Dietemann, Seattle Public Utilities PDF (1.1MB)

9:45 - 10:45

Home Retrofit/Audit Programs

10:45 - 11:00


11:00 - 12:00

Commercial Kitchen Initiatives

12:00 - 1:00


1:00 - 2:30

Facilitated Discussion

We'll discuss key issue identified during the morning, including barriers to partnership and possible solutions.

2:30 - 2:45


2:45 - 3:30

Facilitated Discussion Continued

What other products, services, or sectors are ripe for partnership?

  • Commercial, Institutional, and Industrial Buildings
  • New Homes
  • Others?

3:30 - 5:00

Wrap Up/ Next Steps

Where to go from here? What synergies exist? What models have been identified that could be replicated in other parts of the country? What concepts need additional research or a pilot?