Gathering energy efficiency and conservation leadership

APRIL 25 - 26, 2018

NW Tribal Energy Efficiency & Conservation Gathering

Clearwater Casino Resort | Suquamish, Washington

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About the Gathering

On April 25-26, 2018, will be the NW Tribal Energy Efficiency and Conservation Gathering on the homeland of the People of the Clear Salt Water - The Suquamish Tribe in Suquamish, Washington.

This is a 2-day conference for tribal leaders, housing departments, facilities managers, planners, fiscal managers, energy service providers, and utility partners.  The purpose of the gathering is to bring together likeminded people and organizations to identify potential project opportunities, best practices, pathways for efficiency and conservation success.  

The sessions will highlight successful tribal program models, identify potential project partners, and explore tangible conservation applications for tribal communities.  We will highlight the "Top Ten" measures every tribe can implement to be energy efficient, conserve resources, capture cost-savings, actively combat climate change, and be good stewards to the environment. 

 

Event Registration is near capacity.

Pre-register today to guarantee your spot!

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SAVE THE DATE - JULY 2018 

 

Oregon Tribal Energy Efficiency & Conservation Workshop-

Portland OR

 

DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND AND BY REQUEST THE ATNI ENERGY PROGRM WILL HOLD A FOLLOW-UP/SUMMARY VERSION OF THIS GATHERING IN JULY 2018 IN PORTLAND, OREGON AT PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY.

MORE INFORMATION TO COME!

What can NW tribes do to become more energy efficient?

The Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe Cuts Energy Costs by Going Ductless

Collaboration, Creativity & Commitment

More northwest residents are saving money on their utility bills with a ductless a heat pump. And the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe is leading the way as nearly 30 percent of the tribe is now heating and cooling their homes with a ductless heat pump. 

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Program

Day 1 | April 25, 2018

7:30: Registration & Morning Refreshments, Sponsored by Puget Sound Energy - (Exhibitor table set up available)

8:30: Welcome & Invocation by The Suquamish Tribal Chairman and ATNI President Leonard Forsman et al - Host: The Suquamish Tribe

8:45: Introductions by Terri Parr Wyncoop, ATNI Executive Director; Direlle Calica, ATNI Energy Program Manager; and Carrie Nelson, Low Income Energy Efficiency Tribal Grants Program Manager, BPA

9:00: Pathways to Performance - Event Overview and Top Energy MVP's by Murray Greenwood and Bruce Poulin, Amerseco

9:30: Bonneville Power Administration Energy Efficiency Programs: Carrie Nelson, Low Income Energy Efficiency Tribal Grants Program Manager and Corrina Ikakoula, BPA Tribal Affairs, Account Executive

10:00: Break

10:15: U.S. Dept. of Energy - National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL): Tribal Energy Programs: Sean Esterly, Project Manager, Integrated Applications Center

10:45: Tribal Renewable Energy Projects: Evan Ramsey, Director, Renewable Energy Group, Bonneville Environmental Foundation

11:15: ATNI Clean Energy & Carbon Work by Joel Moffett, ATNI Natural Resources Program Policy Coordinator

11:45: Recap

12:00: Networking Lunch Sponsored by Puget Sound Energy

1:00: "Utility Energy Efficiency & Conservation Programs" Panel: Moderator Dom Amor, Puget Sound Energy and panel Tom Hovde and Doug O’Donnell- Snohomish County PUD; Jessica Raker- Puget Sound Energy; and Tribal Case studies-Tulalip Resort Casino and Clearwater Casino Lighting Project

2:30: Coeur d'Alene Tribe, Benewah Market EEC Project: James Alexie- CEO Coeur d'Alene Tribal Development Corporation

3:15: Yakama Nation Housing Authority: David Olivas, Weatherization Program Manager

3:45: Demonstrating EEC - Building Performance Training Center and Opportunities - DHP Installation Exhibit: Chris Clay

4:30: Daily Recap

Day 2 | April 26, 2018

7:30: Registration & Morning Refreshments, sponsored by Puget Sound Energy

8:30: Welcome & Introductions by ATNI & BPA

8:45: Northwest Energy Coalition: Energy Efficiency is a Regional Benefit: Oriana Magnera, Outreach and Policy

9:15: An Indoor Air Primer: A Snapshot of the Federal Grants and Tribal Tools that Can Protect Your Housing Asset and Your Residents’ Health. A three-part session provided by the US EPA’s Region 10 Tribal Air Program, HUD’s Northwest Office of Native American Programs, and the Tribal Healthy Homes Network.  

  • Erin McTigue, Tribal Indoor Air Program Coordinator EPA Region X Office of Air and Waste
  • Lisa Stewart, Special Projects and Technical Assistance Specialist HUD – Nw Office of Native American Programs Tribal Healthy Homes Network.   
  • Aileen Gagney, Technical Advisor and Trainer Tribal Healthy Homes Network
  • Gillian Mittelstaedt, Executive Director Tribal Healthy Homes Network

10:15: Break

10:30: ESPC Energy Projects - Guaranteed Pathway to Project Success by Murray Greenwood and Bruce Poulin, Ameresco

11:45: Top 10 Tribal Energy Efficiency & Conservation Takeaways | Moderators & All Participants

12:30: Wrap-up

(The above mentioned agenda is subject to minor changes and modifications.)

Program Team

  • Carrie Nelson, BPA Low Income Energy Efficiency Grants Program Manager, Energy Efficiency
  • Corrina Ikakoula, BPA Tribal Affairs Account Executive
  • Direlle R. Calica, ATNI Energy Program & NW Tribal Energy Efficiency & Conservation Project Mgr.

Tables & Displays

There are limited tables available for organizations to share information and showcase energy efficiency and conservation materials.  To reserve a table simply fill out the contact form below, "Subject: Reserve a Table for my Organization." Tables are limited and available on a first come and first serve basis.  We will notify you to confirm your table or to let you know if our table capacity is full. Our exhibitor display table reservations are full. Set up is available 7:30 a.m. April 25th.

 No vendor tables are available for this event.

    Presenters

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    Hotel Reservations

    Clearwater Casino Resort

    Reservations Line Toll-free | 1-866-609-8700

     
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    Program Partners

     

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    Contact Us or Be a Sponsor

    This event is a collaborative effort by the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians, Energy Program and Bonneville Power Administration, Tribal Affairs and Energy Efficiency.  We will respond to your emails as promptly as possible, or within one work-day. 

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