Deep Energy Retrofit Symposium

Friday, April 4, 2014

Time: 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Location: Architecture and Urban Planning Building 170

Symposium organized by AIA-Wisconsin Deep Energy Retrofit steering committee including SARUP alumni Henry Kosarzycki, AIA Regional Board Member, Milwaukee; Kurt Zimmerman, Zimmerman Architectural Studios, Milwaukee; as well as Tate Walker, Energy Center of Wisconsin, Madison. This symposium is cosponsored with AIA-Wisconsin and includes additional support from AIA National.

Refreshments are served between sessions in AUP 191.
For more information about this symposium, contact Associate Dean for External Affairs Gil Snyder.

Symposium Summary: This symposium examines the new practice opportunities and business models for the architectural profession emerging around the AIA’s Deep Energy Retrofit report. It will specifically address strategies to realize potential business gains in Wisconsin. The symposium features expert presenters on specific engineering systems, energy modeling, finance, and legal perspectives focused on real estate.

Panel 1: Friday, April 4, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 2:20 PM in AUP 170 “Introduction to Deep Energy Retrofit and Building Analysis and
Tools
” panel presentation by SARUP alumni Henry Kosarzycki, AIA Regional Board Member, Milwaukee; Tate Walker, Senior Project Manager, Energy Center of Wisconsin, Madison; Steve Kismohr, Senior Technical Manager, Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, Chicago; Chris Staab, Mechanical Project Engineer, Harwood Engineering Consultants, Milwaukee.

Panel Summary: This panel examines common tools used to assess a project’s energy use and the potential for energy savings described in the AIA’s Deep Energy Retrofit report. The most important metrics to quantify will be addressed. The different approaches to matching budget with level of effort are discussed along with identifying resources to draw from to support a comprehensive plan for energy savings in the renovation process. Tate Walker focusses on “auditing.” Steve Kismohr discusses “benchmarking.” Chris Staab explains “energy modeling.”

Panel 2: Friday, April 4, 2014 from 2:30 PM to 3:20 PM in AUP 170 “Finance: Funding Deep Energy Retrofit” panel presentation by Doug Barnes, Vice President of Education/Religious Studio, Zimmerman Architectural Studios, Milwaukee, WI; Erick Schambarger, Deputy Director of Environmental Sustainability, City of Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI; Kurt Zimmerman, Vice President/Senior Design Architect, Zimmerman Architectural Studios, Milwaukee, WI.

Panel Summary: This panel examines finance tools available to offset initial capital costs of Deep Energy Retrofit projects. The qualifications required and the process involved in securing these capital benefits are examined by comparing incentives, tax credits and emerging funding programs. The panel illustrates the application process with local case studies. Doug Barnes focusses on “funding bundling.” Kurt Zimmerman discusses the “portfolio of options.” Erick Schambarger explains “property assessed clean energy.”

Panel 3: Friday, April 4, 2014 from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM in AUP 170 “Methodology: Putting it all Together” panel presentation by Chris Staab, Mechanical Project Engineer, Harwood Engineering Consultants, Milwaukee; Doug Barnes, Vice President of Education/Religious Studio, Zimmerman Architectural Studios, Milwaukee, WI; Jenalyn Groeschel, Facility Project Consultant, Northwestern Mutual, Milwaukee, WI; Peter Kucha, Senior Project Manager/Principal, Eppstein Uhen Architects, Milwaukee, WI; Tate Walker, Senior Project Manager, Energy Center of Wisconsin, Madison.

Panel Summary: This panel closely examines methods to find the correct balance between the finance, modeling, auditing and benchmarking tools identified in Panel 1. Through a series of case studies, the political and pragmatic aspects of the decision making process illustrate approaches that can can be applied by participants to their own Deep Energy Retrofit projects. Chris Staab and Doug Barnes conduct a case study of the “Zimmerman Office” building. Jenalyn Groeschl conducts a case study of the “Northwestern Mutual Life” project. Peter Kucha explains the “GE” case study. Tate Walker focusses on the “Full Spectrum” case study.

Concluding Panel: Friday, April 4, 2014 from 4:30 PM to 5:00 PM in AUP 170

Wrap-Up and Q/A” panel with presenters moderated by SARUP alumni Henry Kosarzycki, AIA Regional Board Member, Milwaukee. [http://aiaw.org/about/der.shtml]