Special interview of Energy 350 president Chris Smith caps Clean & Affordable Energy Conference agenda

Northwest Energy Efficiency Council executive director Stan Price will interview noted energy efficiency project innovator Chris Smith to cap an exciting day of speakers and panels at the NW Energy Coalition’s Clean & Affordable Energy Conference on Thursday, Dec. 3, in Seattle.


Smith is president of Portland. Ore.-based Energy 350, a company that specializes in identifying and securing energy savings in buildings, data centers, semiconductor fabs, industrial facilities and residences – especially facilities with highly technical systems.


Energy 350 has done a number of projects for the Energy Trust of Oregon, the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance and Bonneville Power Administration. Smith himself has conducted hundreds of energy studies, managed hundreds of efficiency projects and designed, managed and evaluated dozens of energy efficiency programs.


Price will ask Smith about “pay-for-performance,” a whole-building approach to energy efficiency increasingly used for commercial buildings in the Northwest. They’ll explore how pay-for-performance differs from traditional energy performance contracts and how it canramp up efficiency efforts and boost long-term savings for each building. They’ll discuss the different commercial building “pay-for-performance” models being piloted by Seattle City Light and the Energy Trust and new California efforts in the residential sector.


Don’t miss this great opportunity to learn what’s happening at the leading edge of energy efficiencyRegister now for the Fall 2015 NW Clean and Affordable Energy Conference.