5th Annual Delaware Energy Conference, October 31, 2018, Newark, DE

  • 31 October 2018
  • Start time : 08:15 AM
  • End time : 03:30 PM
  • Event Location : Hilton Wilmington/Christiana, 100 Continental Drive, Newark, DE, 19713, United States
5th Annual Delaware Energy Conference, October 31, 2018,
Event Description

On October 4, 2012, Delaware became the 28th ESC State Chapter when it hosted its first Chapter meeting with more than 30 people in attendance. Since that time, the State of Delaware and the Delaware ESC Chapter have partnered to ensure that Guaranteed Energy Savings Performance Contracting (GESPC) reduces the strain on taxes and supports a healthy environment for Delawareans. The public/private partnership promotes solutions to failing and inefficient equipment in aging public buildings to reduce utility costs and energy and water consumption.

The Delaware ESC Chapter is known for its outreach and education efforts and events. In 2014, the Chapter held its first Delaware Energy Conference in Wilmington. The conference, with a focus on GESPC, has become an annual event and highlights past successes and looks ahead to future opportunities for renewable energy and energy efficiency project development in the state.

To date, more than $125 million in energy savings projects have been implemented in Delaware as a result of a GESPC.

  • Speakers / Presenters
    • Keynote Speaker

      Maria VargasMaria Tikoff Vargas
      Senior Program Advisor
      Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
      US Department of Energy

      Maria T. Vargas is a Senior Program Advisor at the Department of Energy and the Director of DOE’s Better Buildings Initiative. The goal of this broad program is to work with leaders in the public and private sectors to make American buildings at least 20 percent more efficient in the next decade. Prior to her work at DOE, Ms. Vargas was the Brand Manager for the ENERGY STAR program for almost 20 years while at the US Environmental Protection Agency. She has been involved in policy work on the issues of ozone depletion, global climate change, and related environmental and energy issues since 1985. Ms. Vargas received a Bachelor’s degree from Swarthmore College (Swarthmore, PA) in Political Science and Economics and a Master’s degree from the University of Oregon (Eugene, Oregon).
  • Event type
    • Conference

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