February 2/11/2013 Meeting – Updated with Presentations

Slides from last night:

Laclede Gas_Energy Efficiency_Programs_021113

ASHRAE BizSavers PEJ 2-11-13

Part2 CHP Technology Economics Summary

Part1 CHP Technology Economics Summary-2

Part 3 CHP Technology Economics Summary


Registration Notes
When registering, you must press submit and then complete the form to the point where you hit “confirm.” If you do not receive an email confirmation, we do not have a record of you registering for the meeting.

Please plan to attend our first meeting of 2013 on 2/11/2013.

Spazio Westport is open for business. We will resume having our meetings there.

Spazio Westport
12031 Lackland Road
Maryland Heights, MO 63146

4:15pm-4:45pm Registration
4:45pm-5:35pm Tech Session

Laclede Gas and Ameren Missouri Business Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Opportunities for dual incentives with EE projects offering gas and electric energy savings. Learn about each utility’s broad portfolio of energy efficiency incentive programs available to business customers.

Jim Travis, Project Support Specialist – Laclede Gas Company
Patrick Justis, Sr. Program Manager – Ameren Missouri

5:45pm – 7:00pm Dinner and Main Session

Combined Heat and Power

  1. CHP basics
    1. What CHP is
    2. Where CHP is
    3. CHP emerging technologies
  2. CHP economics
    1. How CHP economics should be analyzed
    2. Local CHP market conditions/barriers/opportunities
  3. Summary & Conclusions
    1. What the best opportunities appear to be on a regional basis
    2. How this potential can be best explored on a regional basis

Mark Krebs – Laclede Gas Company


Jim Travis

Jim Travis has been with Laclede Gas for 25 years working primarily within the commercial and industrial marketing department promoting gas technologies to business and manufacturing customers as well as working with developers and contractors on commercial and industrial new construction projects.  With the growth of utility energy efficiency programs, Jim was appointed to his current position in January of 2011 to administer implementation and management of Laclede’s portfolio of energy efficiency and conservation programs for the residential, commercial, and industrial sectors.  Jim is a native St. Louisan.  He attended the University of Missouri – St. Louis and earned a bachelor Science Degree in Business Administration and Marketing

Patrick Justis

Pat Justis joined Ameren Missouri as a Sr. Program Manager in 2008 and has responsibility for design and implementation of the company’s business energy efficiency portfolio, the natural gas energy efficiency programs, and energy efficiency reporting requirement.  Pat spent the 14 years prior with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, most of which providing project management on a number of energy efficiency and renewable energy projects for the Division of Energy.  His work for the Department has also included oversight on the dioxin remediation of Times Beach and implementation of E.P.A. Risk Management Programs within the state.  He is a founding member of and spent several years on the Board of the U.S. Green Building Council – Missouri Gateway Chapter.  Pat earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from University of Missouri – Columbia and an MS in Environmental Science and Policy from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University – Bloomington.  He is a registered Professional Engineer in Missouri, is a Certified Energy Manager, and a Project Management Professional.

Mark Krebs

An multi-degreed engineer and energy manager, Mark Krebs has been involved with energy efficiency design and program implementation/evaluation for more than twenty-five years. He has served as an expert witness in dozens of energy-efficiency filings, and as an advisor to the DOE. Mark also holds CHP patents and has published numerous technical papers about CHP and related HVAC technologies

USGBC Event Available for ASHRAE Members – A Deeper Look at Local Efficiency Incentives

The St. Louis USGBC is hosting an event “A Deeper Look at Local Efficiency Incentives”, and has invited ASHRAE members to attend.

Download the flyer for more information

Tuesday, February 26, 2013
7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Raymond E. Maritz Theater
Maritz Corporation
1400 South Highway Drive
Fenton, MO 63099

Learn about the energy efficiency incentives from Ameren Missouri and Laclede Gas that can lower
the cost of raising the performance of your building with:
Tom Nigh, Ameren Missouri, Business Development Lead
Jim Travis, Laclede Gas Company, Project Support Specialist, Utilization Engineering

This is event is free, but registration is required
Go to the U.S. Green Building Council – Missouri Gateway Chapter website at:

ASHRAE St. Louis Chapter Annual Technology Awards

Every year ASHRAE asks its members to submit projects for the annual Technology Awards.  These awards recognize both your and your client’s dedication to energy efficient, green design.  Projects eligible for this award can fall into several different categories for both new and existing buildings including:  Commercial Buildings, Institutional Buildings, Healthcare Facilities, Industrial & Process Facilities, Public Assembly, Residential, or Alternative and/or Renewable Energy Uses.  There can be multiple winners in each category!

The submission deadline is March 8th, 2013.  If you have any projects you think may qualify, just follow the instructions on the simple 2 page form and send it to Chad Adler, CTTC Committee Chairman, at chad.b.adler@jci.com.  Use the link below to go to the Technology Award page.  From there, you can download the entry form.

The annual Technolgoy Awards are a great way to recognize both your client’s and your own dedication to green design.  Both the engineer of record and the client will receive plaques recognizing them for their dedication to energy efficiency.  The plaques will be awarded at the Spring awards program where the engineer and client will also receive complimentary meals.

If you have any questions or have projects you would like to nominate, please contact Chad Adler at 314.812.4537.


Building Control Strategies – Conference in Chicago

The YEA Illinois Chapter has made their upcoming Building Control Strategy Conference available for St. Louis Chapter members to attend.

More info here: http://illinoisashrae.org/meetinginfo.php?id=51

March 07, 2013
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

University Center of Chicago
525 S. State St.
Chicago, IL 60605
YEA is pleased to present the 2013 Building Control Strategies Conference in Chicago. This all-day seminar is designed to explain the importance, functionality and role of automated controls in the building construction industry.
$100.00 Discounted Member Registration
$125.00 after 05:00 pm February 22

$125.00 Non-Member Registration
$150.00 after 5:00 pm February 22
$500.00 Silver Sponsor (Sponsor name on all official documents and website content)
$1,000.00 Gold Sponsor (Silver level benefits plus a designated booth station at the conference)

2/7 St. Louis Association of Energy Engineers

AEE February 2013 Newsletter

John Burns is the Chapter President of the St. Louis Association of Energy Engineers.

They are sponsoring a meeting 2/7 at Ameren Corp Headquarters from 11:30am-1:00pm.

The topic is International Energy Conservation Code 2012, changes from 2009 and ASHRAE 90.1.


The speaker is:

Darren B. Meyers, P.E., BPI, HVAC-QAP

International Energy Conservation Consultants LLC

Education, Building Diagnostics, Energy-Engineering, Sustainability


Free to designers, builders, contractors, code officials and anyone looking for unbiased advice on the Illinois Energy Efficient Building Act!

Code compliance, IECC, ASHRAE 90.1, EnergySTAR v.3 HVAC, COMcheck, REScheck, REM/Rate, RHVAC or Right-J Calcs?

We have seating for 45 people and are inviting your group if interested.  Our policy is AEE members get preference if we are overbooked.  Seating though, is first come first serve.

Please contact John Burns at Jbarrett_co@sbcglobal.net if you are interested in attending. A PDH will be available to those who request one at the meeting.