Energizing Our Future


Energizing our Future
Facility Operation and Maintenance 
Clean Buildings Law:
Planning and Implementation
Energy: Pathway to the Future
Session 1

From Mandate to Purposeful Maintenance
How to use the Clean Buildings Performance Standards to save your organization money and meet your facility goals.Understand the requirements for “Compliance through Investment Criteria” of the Clean Buildings Performance Standards; learn the definition of “cost-effective” and how the State calculates it; learn how compliance with the Standards can help you meet your facility goals; learn about the steps building owners must take now to prepare for program deadlines.

Devin Mallone, Millig Design Build

One Year In, Here's What We've Learned
A panel discussion between Puget Sound Energy, Seattle City Light, Snohomish PUD, and Dept. of Commerce on what they’ve learned during the last year of implementing Clean Buildings Accelerator programs and navigating Clean Buildings legislation. 



Beth Robinweiler, Puget Sound Energy
Kelsey Lewis, Snohomish PUD
Ted Brown, Seattle City Light
Luke Howard, WA State Dept. of Commerce

A Path for Decarbonized Onsite Energy with Clean Hydrogen and Today's Infrastructure
Learn an approach enabled by a new pyrolysis technology to generate and use hydrogen onsite, allowing use of today's infrastructure in the decarbonized future. Updates on several pilot projects ongoing in the Pacific Northwest will be highlighted.




Max Mankin, Modern Electron

Session 2

Proven Technologies and Approaches for Healthy, Efficient Buildings 
How to maximize cost and energy savings, and the importance of strategically sequencing upgrades, to integrate technologies from a total-building-value perspective. 


Chris Meek, University of Washington
Warren Fish, Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance

Financing and Funding for Clean Building Upgrades
Attend this session to will learn about the benefits of the C-PACER and Clean Buildings Early Adopter programs. Examples of C-PACER qualified improvements and how financing through the program can help commercial property owners take a step in the right direction to lower their environmental footprint will be covered, as well as examples of funding available through the Clean Buildings Early Adopter program.


Molly Beeman, Snohomish County
Anneka McDonald, WA State Dept. of Commerce

Microgrids for Community
Resiliency and Equity
Partnering with communities is critical to ensuring a clean, equitable and resilient electric grid now and in the future.  Come hear Snohomish PUD highlight it’s new microgrid and community solar projects in partnership with Tulalip Tribes and City of Everett. 

Kelsey Lewis, Snohomish PUD
Alex Chorey, Snohomish PUD

Session 3

Beneficial Decarbonization for Existing Buildings
Introducing high-level goals and the reasons why we should strive toward electrification, decarbonization, and a reduction in our greenhouse gas emissions.

Melissa Sokolowsky, Northwest Energy Efficiency Council
Steve Abercrombie, South Seattle College
Rebecca Sheppard, Northwest Energy Efficiency Council


Connecting the Dots
An informative presentation on forward thinking designs, strategies, and technologies that will lead the way to reducing energy consumption and achieving carbon reduction/neutrality. The attendees will leave with information to begin connecting the energy, budget, planning, and innovation dots at their own facilities.

Chris Lowen, Glumac
Kyle Adams, Puget Sound Solar
Lyudmila Arseniy, Puget Sound Solar

Unlocking Federal Funding for High Efficiency Buildings
This session will focus on the Washington-specific buildings impacts of the IRA, IIJA, and other federal funding opportunities, and provide helpful information about the state process for rebating multifamily efficiency improvements and high efficiency electric equipment.


Liz Reichart, WA State Department of Commerce



ELPN is your conduit to success, increasing what you know and who you know.

Join Today