Project Title

Establishing Lighting Best Practices and Educational Programs to Achieve Deep Energy Saving, An APEC Regional Collaboration with University Lighting Centers and Research Institutions 

Project Year

2015   

Project Number

EWG 06 2015A 

Project Session

Session 1   

Project Type

Standard 

Project Status

Completed Project   
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Project No.

EWG 06 2015A 

Project Title

Establishing Lighting Best Practices and Educational Programs to Achieve Deep Energy Saving, An APEC Regional Collaboration with University Lighting Centers and Research Institutions 

Project Status

Completed Project 

Publication (if any)

http://publications.apec.org/publication-detail.php?pub_id=1832 

Fund Account

APEC Support Fund 

Sub-fund

ASF: Energy Efficiency 

Project Year

2015 

Project Session

Session 1 

APEC Funding

79,986 

Co-funding Amount

40,030 

Total Project Value

120,016 

Sponsoring Forum

Energy Working Group (EWG) 

Topics

Energy 

Committee

SOM Steering Committee on Economic and Technical Cooperation (SCE) 

Other Fora Involved

 

Other Non-APEC Stakeholders Involved

 

Proposing Economy(ies)

United States 

Co-Sponsoring Economies

Brunei Darussalam; Canada; China; Japan; New Zealand; Philippines; Chinese Taipei; Thailand 

Expected Start Date

01/09/2015 

Expected Completion Date

12/10/2016 

Project Proponent Name 1

Cary Bloyd 

Job Title 1

Senior Staff Scientist 

Organization 1

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory 

Postal Address 1

902 Battelle Blvd, Box 999        

Telephone 1

1-301 6518899 

Fax 1

Not Applicable 

Email 1

cary.bloyd@pnnl.gov 

Project Proponent Name 2

Not Applicable 

Job Title 2

Not Applicable 

Organization 2

Not Applicable 

Postal Address 2

Not Applicable 

Telephone 2

Not Applicable 

Fax 2

Not Applicable 

Email 2

Not Applicable 

Declaration

Cary Bloyd 

Project Summary

This project will support two sequential workshops to be held along-side an APEC Expert Group on Energy Efficiency and Conservation (EGEEC) meeting that will bring together representatives from university lighting design centers and leading researchers and government representatives from APEC members. The workshops will address both the development of best practices and education programs in multiple APEC member economies. The two objectives of establishing best practices and supporting educational curriculum will be achieved by sharing experiences on relighting efforts within APEC regions. Shared experience from national relighting efforts will build a collective narrative and agreement to unify recommendations and create a common curriculum.

Planned activities include a first workshop in Bangkok with APEC universities/lighting research centers, focused on best practices development, and a second workshop in Shanghai (Tongji University) with APEC universities/lighting research centers, focused on education programs.

Relevance

Relevance - Benefits to Region: Lighting consumes about 25% of world energy use, but can consume up to 33% of the energy used in developing economies. Due to pressing climate goals, many APEC economies are currently struggling to develop zero net energy (ZNE) roadmaps that rely heavily on achieving deep energy saving in an aging building stock. Retrofitting the existing building stock with highly efficient lighting is one of the most effective ways to achieve deep energy savings and rapidly reduce our dependence on fossil fuels. Buildings’ energy consumption constitutes one of the largest contributions to greenhouse gas emissions and has been targeted by many APEC economies as a priority opportunity.

However there exists a considerable lack of knowledge on how to best achieve these “deep” energy saving and which strategies and practices should be employed with finite public investment. Therefore developing lighting best practices, and supporting educational curriculum has the potential to significantly increase the rate at which advanced lighting solutions are adopted across developing member economies, decreasing the overall energy use.

Relevance - Rank: This project falls under Rank 2, Energy efficiency, energy security and energy resiliency including the development of low carbon technology and alternative energy sources as the project focuses on the development and dissemination of region-wide best practices for efficient lighting intended to influence professional practitioners and the regulatory community. These best practices provide critical support to ZNE design and policy, and supporting carbon mitigation goals within the APEC region.

This project also is linked to Rank 1, Promoting Connectivity, as best practices will be developed by region wide APEC involvement, sharing experiences (ongoing relighting efforts) from leaders within member economies (universities lighting centers/professional groups) and leveraging lessons learned to develop unified strategies and region-wide educational packages. These workshops build on the successful APEC lighting center workshop held in Bangkok in 2013 and extend and build on an established network of lighting experts across the APEC region.

This project is also linked additionally to Rank 1, Standards and Regulatory Cooperation. Developing common best practices with the objective of informing the regulatory community within the APEC region will build a common vision towards unified codes and standards, providing a common framework for both practitioners and industry. Achieving a common vision in support of best practices would accelerate relighting efforts that are supported by regulatory activity.

Most developing economies are facing with energy security and energy efficiency have been implemented as one of the main strategies to improve it.  The inefficient use of energy has direct costs for power plant investment as well as energy imports and subsidies.  In SE Asia, as of 2011 the energy subsidies account for 4.4%, 12.8%, and 15.2% of the government expenses in the Philippines, Viet Nam, and Thailand respectively.  These are a tax on development of other pressing issues such as education and healthcare.  For a household, expenditures on energy account for nearly 20% of monthly income, particularly for the low-income earners. 

Currently lighting energy efficiency measures in developing economies have been implemented with some success, mainly through the tightening of building codes and the promotion of more efficient lamp and equipment.  How everts realize more savings, an integrative approach where both appropriate design strategies and lighting technology are taken in account are needed. Thus ‘deep energy saving’ strategies and curriculums from this project can be used to train building professionals as well as to raise the awareness of policy-makers.  These will be instrumental to help the developing economies to reduce the associated costs of energy inefficiency and lost opportunities.

This project seeks to address this by engaging the policy-makers, utilities, ENCON companies, lighting industry, universities and professional associations in identifying challenges and best opportunities to the adoption of lighting best practices in each developing economy involved.  Then a structure and content of curriculum will be developed to provide a common knowledge platform, where each developing economy can select modules that are suitable for their context.  It is hoped that the technical information will provide necessary knowledge and skills for the professionals, while the lighting economics and other societal benefits will convince the policy-makers as well as building owners to adopt the lighting best practices.

Objectives

The workshops proposed in this project will address two specific objectives. The first is the identification and development of best practices based on shared insights from across the stakeholder community (university lighting centers/professional organizations). The second is the development of a common, unified education program to be disseminated in multiple APEC member economies. The two objectives of establishing best practices and supporting educational curriculum will be achieved by sharing experiences based on existing lighting retrofit programs within in each APEC member economy and by leveraging an existing region wide educational infrastructure.

Alignment

This project proposal aligns exceedingly well with both EWG and APEC-wide priorities. This project directly supports the implementation of cost effective energy efficiency technologies that was supported in the Manila Action Plan in 1996 with a call for clean technologies that promote sustainable development. It also aligns directly with APEC leaders’ key ECOTECH priorities of Climate Change, Energy Security and Clean Development. The project also directly supports the EWG 2014-2018 Work Plan by promoting energy efficiency and sustainable communities.

TILF/ASF Justification

APEC developing economies have the opportunity to accelerate the introduction of best practices in the design and retrofit of their existing building infrastructure to achieve significant reductions in energy use and resulting greenhouse gas emissions.  These strategies are now being referred to as “deep energy savings” and are considered the new foundation paradigm for carbon mitigation.

The capacity building that will result from these two sequential workshops will enable developing APEC member economies to take full advantage of evolving best practices for effective lighting that will then be promulgated through an integrated educational infrastructure within the aligned economies. This synergistic activity of linking both the knowledge base and the educational infrastructure is a significant addition to capacity building within the APEC member economies.

Beneficiaries and Outputs

Outputs: This project will include a pre-workshop survey of challenges and barriers to the adoption of lighting best practices in developing economies, particularly in SE Asia and China, two sequential workshops that will produce first a compilation of best practices for achieving deep lighting energy savings for both retrofit and new design of buildings. The second of the sequential workshops will result in an educational program and supporting curriculum that will be linked with the collaborating universities and lighting centers for the promulgation of the best practices.

Specific best practices for lighting retrofit and new design will include design strategies, supporting technologies and recommendations for energy efficient lighting that can achieve deep savings. We propose that the best practices would be organized in a series of templates and workbooks that could be easily translated to the lighting design and engineering profession (for student and practitioner). Furthermore, these templates would be organized on a website page, allowing for frequent and ongoing updates as new technology evolves.

The templates will include:

a) Design strategies for achieving deep energy savings, organized by building type and application

b)  Specific application examples and templates

c)  Common performance and product specifications

d)  Technology recommendations

e)  Cost analysis, lifecycle costing and energy savings projections

f)   Carbon mitigation potential with each strategy

The second workshop will then focus on how to translate these best practices into a cogent series of educational programs through close collaboration with the partnering universities, lighting centers and professional organizations. These educational programs will focus on common training and educational packages that can be disseminated easily and integrated into existing professional/practitioner training for architects and engineers (across member economies).

Specific products/outcomes for this workshop will include overview of the lecture series, recommended curriculum, training handbooks, supporting website with training materials.

Outcomes: There are significant knowledge and practice/experience barriers that exist within the architectural and engineering community when it comes to best practices for the lighting and retrofitting of our aging building infrastructure. Many new technologies are evolving and new best practices are just entering into the marketplace that can achieve deep energy saving opportunities.

However many of these new technologies and design practices have not translated into the practice community. This lack of understanding stems from confusion within the marketplace as to performance, longevity and specifications with many of the newer approaches and technologies. It is therefore critical that we quickly identify the top strategies and evolve effective educational programs that are linked with the traditional architectural and engineering community to quickly address these knowledge barriers.

The evolution of common, agreed upon best practices will help achieve changes in policy at a regulatory and industry standards level. Best practices that evolve from a collective understanding will be very effective at defining ongoing and future building codes and standards and regulatory activity. This will be one of the most useful outcomes of these two workshops in helping to inform ongoing regulatory behavior within the APEC economies. Furthermore we intend to impact the ongoing educational processes associated with the professional community by directly linking them to the best practices and educational programs that will be identified at this region-wide workshop. The evolution of best practices with a broad supporting educational infrastructure will address directly the critical need for culture change within the professional design community. We intend to introduce this program into existing engineering and architecture programs were practitioners are being trained. Leading universities and colleges involved with lighting at both the architectural and engineering level will be included within these workshops as participants and collaborators in the curriculum development.

We also intend to link the best practices education programs with existing utility efforts that are focused on the training of practitioners and building retrofit organizations. Here the focuses is more on the building facility operator and owner and represents a significant opportunity to accelerate change.

In order to best utilize APEC value in bringing about the desired changes, the PO will work with the EGEEC to first endorse the best practices with the EWG for implementation within member economies. We will then work with the EGEEC to monitor the implementation on an annual basis and report back to the EWG then Energy Ministers on their success.  This reporting will directly support movement toward APEC Minister endorsed clean energy goals.

Beneficiaries: The development of best practices for energy efficient lighting design and retrofits will directly benefit the professional community (architectural and engineering) specifically the practitioner involved with the development of new projects as well as the retrofit of existing infrastructure. Furthermore these best practices will also help inform the energy services community including contractors and installers on what are the best technologies and strategies for achieving deep energy savings. Finally best practices will be highly beneficial to the current regulatory community within all of the APEC economies that are currently struggling with how to best address urgent carbon mitigation goals that rely heavily on energy-saving strategies. There is a significant pressure for achieving deep energy savings as a foundation to carbon mitigation plans and many of the government and regulatory activities are now asking the professional communities to rapidly evolve best practices for achieving savings.

ZNE directives are just now starting to impact policy across member economies. This has spurred a massive investment in renewables for meeting goals. This paradigm will ultimately be effective only in the context of achieving deep energy reductions. We see best practices helping to inform this dialog across all member economies as a unified course of action. This is a critical opportunity to help inform ongoing roadmap building efforts for ZNE, and underlying codes and standards efforts that will have a direct result on energy efficient buildings.

Finally we see this effort contributing to the breadth of curriculum offering from universities, colleges and professional organizations involved with professional development. Many of these groups are at the forefront of the sustainability equation and are in the best position to address critical knowledge barriers.

Dissemination

A critical objective of this sequential workshop plan is the development of an integrated educational program that will translate the best practices into the existing educational structure for the architectural and engineering community involved with lighting design-retrofit practice. In addition we are planning on translating this into the utility arena focusing on building installers and finally we plan to address and disseminate these best practices to the regulatory/government community in the support of next-generation codes and standards.

The second workshop will focus on the development of integrated educational packages that directly address the translational component associated with best practices but in a manner that is integrated with existing educational programs in the professional/academic community (architects and engineers). We also intend to have these educational packages aligned with utility DSM  programs targeting contractors and installers.

Specific educational strategies, curriculum outlines and supporting modules will be developed from key stakeholders. Initially we propose a unified website where stakeholders can supply technical material, specifications, strategies that will support the best practices that are uniformly agreed to as the top 10 best. This secure website will support technical resources and uploaded files of project performance data for member economies.

The funding for developing the webpage will be part of the cost for contractor and the maintenance cost will initially be supported by Lighting Research and Innovation Centre (LRIC) of King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (the first 2years).  After the project and the training courses are run, it is expected that training fees will cover the maintenance cost.  The design and layout of handbooks will also be funded by LRIC, which will later find supports from utilities in Thailand such as the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT).  The handbooks will be available for download in PDF format, so there will be no printing cost.  On challenges faced by economies will be conducted prior to the workshop.  The initial interviews with architects, lighting engineers and designers have been carried out in Thailand in early 2015 by KMUTT.  The format and questions used in this initial surveys can be adapted and applied to the pre-workshop for this project.

A broad range of stakeholders will participate in the workshops, which will include representatives from existing lighting design centers.  Together these stakeholders will define the initial strategies that will be used to identify the initial top 10 best practices. The best practices will be a core element of the design of educational curriculum which is the other key project objective.

This website will provide an integrated platform for sharing educational modules and materials to stakeholders and to universities/colleges directly involved with the education of practitioners. Unifying best practices as a collective narrative, is one of the best agreed upon concepts (from the previous APEC Bangkok workshop) on helping to accelerate best practices in unified agreed-upon manner.

Finally it is generally agreed upon from the key stakeholders that uniformity and collective agreement on best practices will help accelerate the regulatory activity (government/codes and standards organizations) this dissemination process and is viewed as a key objective of these workshops.

Gender

Women participate in the Expert Group on Energy Efficiency and Conservation that will help to guide and implement the project, and thus will help define the agenda and speakers for the Workshop that is the main focus of this project. Furthermore these workshops will have stakeholders from leading architecture and design schools within the APEC region that have a substantial female enrollment and therefore we would expect to have a diverse participation and translational component.

Lighting can improve the lives of women in many ways.  The curriculum that will be developed will pay special attending to how lighting can improve the lives of women.  For example, poor or absent lighting can increase the risk of sexual and other assault.  These considerations can be especially important for developing member economies.

The project also aims to reach at least 50% female speakers and participants.  One of the strategies is to invite leading female lighting experts who have made significant impact on establishing technical lighting standards and best practices as speakers such as Dr Jennifer Vietch (Canada), Dr Nancy Clanton (USA) and Dr Martine Knoop (TU Berlin, Germany).  For participants from lighting academic and design communities in SE Asia as well as China and Australia are relatively well-balanced; in some economies such as Thailand and China it is even female-dominant.  The high planned participation of women in the project will also help to ensure that both women and men will benefit equally from the educational material that will be developed in the project.

Work Plan

This project will support two sequential workshops to be held along-side an APEC Expert Group on Energy Efficiency and Conservation (EGEEC) meeting that would bring together representatives from university lighting design centers, leading researchers and APEC member representatives. Sequential work will also occur in advance of the workshops focused on the development of specific best practices (member based) to ensure that the workshops are conducted with the highest possible efficiency. Furthermore, existing lighting educational programs and regulatory activities will be identified in advance of the second workshop by stakeholder universities.

1) Tthree months after project approval: Identify critical stakeholder universities and lighting research centers within APEC (building on the APEC Bangkok workshop established connections 2013). Initially we will reach out to the key stakeholders from the previous Bangkok (APEC) workshop on lighting centers. The stakeholders included leading universities colleges and lighting centers within the APEC region that are involved with lighting energy efficiency projects and educational activities. In addition we will also reach out to leading codes and standards community within the APEC region that are involved with the development and evolution of new building standards in support of zero net energy buildings. Finally we will also tie into the professional community through the green buildings council as well as the professional engineering and architectural organizations in support of green buildings.

2) Six months after project approval: Develop workshop structure, plan and agenda items for lighting best practices with APEC members. University and lighting center stakeholders will be asked to assemble country specific best practices based on successful lighting projects.

These initial best practices will be filtered based on:

a) Strategies that have routinely demonstrated deep savings (50% or better)

b) Technologies that are cost effective

c)  Technologies that are commercially available but under utilized

3) Nine months after project approval: Conduct first workshop on identifying and developing common best practices.  The workshop will be for 3 days and held in Bangkok, Thailand. This activity will be based on presenting and sharing member economy results and then condensing activities into a concise series of agreed upon and unified best practices. Specific outcome of this first workshop will include a concise series of top best practices for achieving deep lighting energy savings for both new and retrofit projects We propose that the best practices would be organized in a series of templates and workbooks that could be easily translated to the lighting design and engineering profession. These best practices would be organized as specific strategies outlined in a technology neutral manner for achieving deep energy savings, secondly design specifications and recommendations would be included that would link the strategies with technology oriented solutions. Best practices would be organized in a workbook fashion relative to each specific building type

These templates would be organized on a website page, allowing for frequent and ongoing updates as new technology evolves.

The templates would include:

a) Design strategies for achieving deep energy savings, organized by building type and application

b) Application examples and case studies

c)  Common performance and product specifications

d)  Technology recommendations

e)  Cost analysis, lifecycle costing and energy savings projections

f)  Carbon mitigation

4) Twelve months after project approval: Conduct educational curriculum development workshop. The workshop will be for 2 days and held in Shanghai, China. The second workshop will focus on developing educational strategies to move the best practices identified in the first workshop into actual relighting and design programs. These strategies will be supported through the development of regional educational programs for practitioners and regulators. The APEC universities and lighting centers are well positioned to develop and disseminate region-wide common education and training programs to both constituents.

Specific educational modules and recommendations will be developed for universities and colleges, utility programs and finally for professional organizations involved with practitioner training. An overview curriculum content will be developed including best practice strategies for buildings each with the related concentration related to specific building types design specifications and technologies.

The best practices curriculum will include the following four elements of concentration:

a)  best practices and common strategies for deep savings

b)  design specifications (performance based)

c)  technology recommendations (prescriptive based)

e)  case studies

Initially this curriculum will be hosted on a university stakeholder website with uploaded documents with supporting projects. The workshops will initially be responsible for the organization, structure and preliminary content for the best practices curriculum. Over time we expect this website to be populated by updated case studies of deep energy saving projects as well as evolving strategies and supporting technologies.

The specific best practices focuses on developing economies - particularly Indonesia, the Philippines, China, Thailand and Viet Nam.  According to the experiences shared at the last workshop in 2013, these seemed to be limited to daylighting, urban lighting, and task-ambient lighting.  Therefore more variety of best practices and the processes through which the knowledge and technologies can be transferred to the design communities will also be presented by developed economies.  However, as each developing economy has its own context and challenges depending on energy policies and current practices, the information shared at the workshop can serve as guiding principles for developing suitable path to lighting best practices.

Surveys on challenges faced by economies will be conducted prior to the workshop.  The initial interviews with architects, lighting engineers and designers have been carried out in Thailand in early 2015 by KMUTT.  The format and questions used in this initial surveys can be adapted and applied to the pre-workshop for this project.

We expect to have at least 40 participants at each workshop, which is consistent with the participation in the 2013 lighting workshop held in Bangkok.  We are planning to invite representatives and/or chairmen from building professions such as Asian Lighting Designer Association, The Thai Lighting Engineering Association.  Green Building Institute (Thailand and Singapore).   This will help to ensure that the project lessons learned will be carried back for implementation in their economies.

Four universities located in APEC developing member economies will be involved in the dissemination of the curriculum: *King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (Thailand) Tongji University (China), Chongqing University (China), and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (Malaysia). The PO will work with the representatives from the Expert Group on Energy Efficiency and Conservation to provide curriculum development updates on an annual basis to enable a continual curriculum roll out to additional APEC member economies.

Risks

We expect a relatively low level of risk associated with project implementation. This project proposal grew out of a very successful APEC workshop in Bangkok two years ago with collaborating universities and government agencies that focused on lighting centers. A key outcome of this workshop was a generalized agreement to work together on the development of best practices as a key next step in accelerating the potential for deep energy savings in buildings. There was a critical insight that arose from this workshop that this group really needed to work together to ensure that best practices would be rapidly developed (as a next step) and disseminated to the partnering universities and professional organizations to encourage the very best in energy saving opportunities. The current stakeholders represent a broad level of agreement and collegiality from across the professional lighting and educational community within the APEC region and therefore we see an excellent opportunity for success here with this good level of cooperation.

It is our objective to capitalize on this high level of collegiality and agreement and move forward rapidly on the evolution of best practices for the academic, professional and regulatory community.

Monitoring and Evaluation

The key objective of this workshop is to bring together stakeholders and develop a collective narrative on best practices for deep energy savings. The very construct of this workshop is based on a collective participation and insight towards best practices. We will ensure collective input from stakeholders and participants by first soliciting their structured input on best practices and then through a collective workshop solidifying specific recommendations for best practices. This will be done through collective agreement at the workshop and will ensure collaboration across the APEC region.

The first workshop will result in this collective agreement and it will be reviewed for both technical strength and cooperative input. Successful completion of the first workshop will be measured by the level of collective agreement on the best practices. The second workshop will focus on developing a strong educational (translational) component to move best practices into application. Successful completion again will be assessed by the level of cooperative and collective agreement that results from this educational narrative. The development of collective curriculum, structure and workplan for the educational modules (curriculum structure) for best practices will represent a good indicator on the level of success in pulling together a collective narrative throughout the APEC region.

Lastly we expect to assemble the universities and colleges, professional organizations and utility groups that are engaged with lighting educational activities. We intend to develop a framework for implementation that help stakeholders move this educational (curriculum structure) effort into practice.

In summary the specific indicators and completed outcomes for progress will include:

1) stakeholder documents on regional best practices

2) collective narrative from workshop completed

3) curriculum structure

4) curriculum modules

5) webpage structure

Linkages

Best practices in lighting will inform ongoing ZNE and key carbon mitigation activities in allied APEC groups. These groups include government and regulatory bodies involved with carbon policy, electric utilities involved with demand side management, and professional organizations including the green buildings agencies involved with carbon mitigation. In addition, university partners identified at the initial Bangkok workshop already have multiple connections with allied working groups. A number of the APEC universities are already in the process of developing related programs targeted at accelerating lighting retrofit efforts within their countries focused on deep energy savings. Best practices developed by this group will inform regulatory activity within the APEC region. Current stakeholders involved with the lighting expert group that first convened in Bangkok are also heavily involved with ongoing codes and standards efforts within member economies. The workshops will include a specific regulatory educational session with the objective of ensuring a connection to the codes and standards activities in member economies.

We intend to have a strong professional connection within the workshops to include the architectural and engineering community involved with green buildings. This will include the architectural associations and the lighting design and engineering organizations from allied interests.

Sustainability

Developing best practices and effective curriculum is a key objective of many universities, colleges, professional programs as well as ongoing utility and regulatory activities. There are ongoing/planned programs and efforts with many of our stakeholders that would welcome this informed collective narrative of best practices and educational curriculum on best practices. We see a ready translational impact that will be easily supported within existing programs (academic, professional and regulatory).

We feel strongly that the outcome of these workshops address critical needs and we'll see long-term application and support. Furthermore there is considerable interest within the University and academic community to develop pragmatic educational programs that focus on sustainability specifically for the professional community. Professional organizations are starting to reward this process through accreditation and further acknowledgment of sustainable training efforts.

Energy agencies and utilities involved with demand-side management are also increasing their funding to support educational programs that target the practitioner and professional involved in the building design process we see an excellent opportunity for alignment here once this collective narrative has been evolved.

Near term impacts will include participation in the workshops, developed best practices and early uptake/inclusion of curriculum across multiple economies. Additionally medium-long terms impacts will be assessed by tracking and broader participation in educational programs at academic, professional and regulatory agencies. We would also like to see impact on regularity activities including standards and build code policy. This model has been effective in California.

Project Overseers

The Project Overseer is Dr. Cary N. Bloyd a Senior Staff Scientist with Electricity Infrastructure and Buildings Division of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.  He has managed and participated in a wide range of projects associated with the development and implementation clean energy technologies for the US Department of Energy.   Project areas have included the development of analytical models of energy systems, smart grid systems analysis, alternative fuels infrastructure development, energy efficiency building infrastructure development, and country level energy decision making under uncertainty.

For the past sixteen years he has also been supporting the U.S. Department of Energy in implementing its Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) program in the areas of energy efficiency and renewable energy.  He is the past Chair of the APEC Expert Group on New and Renewable Energy Technologies and is currently serving as the U.S. delegate to both the APEC Expert Group on New and Renewable Energy Technologies and the APEC Expert Group on Energy Efficiency and Conservation and is on the Executive Committee of the APEC Biofuels Task Force.  Dr. Bloyd’s work includes over 50 professional publications.

Dr. Bloyd received his Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University in Engineering and Public Policy and has Bachelors and Masters degrees in Mechanical Engineering.

Cost Efficiency

Not Applicable.

Drawdown Timetable

Not Applicable.

Direct Labour

A consultant will be engaged to:

a) help organize and identify speakers for the workshops, help prepare the pre-workshop surveys and run the workshops ($3,000 x 2=$6,000);

b) lead the development and completion of the project case studies, the project university curriculum  ($6,000); and

c) the project webpage ($5,000)

The total APEC funding for this task is estimated at $17,000.

Waivers

A waiver from APEC project funding arrangements is requested, which allows energy efficiency expert speakers who are government employees to receive airfare/accommodation/per diem expenses for their participation in the workshops.

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