ENERGY STAR Educational Session

Watts To Water would like to invite members (property management/engineering team) to our next educational session.  This is a free tool to help our properties better understand energy and water efficiency, as well as network and share ideas that have benefited other properties.  For our upcoming event, we are thrilled to have 2 ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager experts who have agreed to give important tips and advice on how to best utilize your account.  In addition, they have agreed to answer any specific questions properties may have, given advanced notice.  Please see below for more information, and we look forward to seeing you at our upcoming event.  Please remember to RSVP with the names of people who will be attending and representing your property.

Host: Watts To Water

For: Watts To Water Members

Event:  ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager Educational Session

When: January 21st, 2014    7:30 am – 9:00 am

Where: 1600 Broadway, Denver CO 80202               BOMA Conference Room 5th Floor

Description:  ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager specialists Felix Flechas and Amanda Timmons will speak on how to properly utilize the free tool to enhance your buildings efficiency.  In addition, we will cover changes to the system, as well as any specialized questions you might have about your own Portfolio Manager account.  The event is free to Watts To Water members and all we ask is that you RSVP in advance and provide us with your specialized questions prior to the event so that our presenters may prepare a useful response.  Breakfast and refreshments will be provided.

Special Notes: Please RSVP by replying to this email with the names of participants you wish to attend!  In addition make sure to provide your specialized questions, or areas of interest, you wish to see covered.  This will allow our experts time to tailor responses and provide accurate detailed information.

Expert Experience:

Mr. Felix Flechas has a professional engineering practice which includes auditing and certifying building energy performance for EPA’s Energy Star program. He is one of a few dozen professional engineers nation-wide recognized by EPA as “Most Active Licensed Professionals” for the number of buildings which he certifies for the Energy Star Label. His Energy Star clients include Commercial Real Estate Firms, School Districts and County Governments. He regularly certifies a full range of buildings from the million square foot size to the tens of thousands of square feet.  In Addition, Mr. Flechas worked for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for 31 years. Because of his extensive knowledge, he has testified as a government witness in federal court proceedings and inspected and evaluated the largest, most difficult hazardous waste sites involving complicated toxicology and environmental site conditions.  A registered Professional Engineer and Board-Certified Environmental Engineer through the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists, Mr. Flechas helped the EPA develop policies and rules regarding regulatory compliance, risk assessment, site remediation, and worker health issues at waste disposal sites, hospitals, refineries, oil and gas production and power plants.  He has taught graduate-level engineering classes in environmental law and environmental engineering at the University of Colorado and currently teaches Environmental Law at the Missouri University of Science and Technology.

Amanda Timmons is President of Ampajen Solutions, LLC. Amanda has provided full-service LEED EB O&M consulting to some of the largest buildings in Denver, Colorado and in San Antonio, Texas. Amanda’s perspective on sustainability has been influenced by her experience in mechanical service sales, janitorial service and interactions with facilities professionals. Amanda provides LEED accreditation training for companies across the United States. Amanda started Ampajen Solutions, LLC in 2008 after several years of helping people achieve LEED accreditation.  She has been involved with BOMA since 2000, USGBC Colorado since 2012, and Ampajen Solutions has been a member of the USGBC since 2008.

PLEASE RSVP with Topic Requests by Tuesday January 14th, 2014 to