Midwest Energy Policy Series: Energy Efficiency (hybrid event)

Midwest Energy Policy Series: Energy Efficiency (hybrid event)

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$75 – $150

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3301 Lemone Industrial Blvd

3301 Lemone Industrial Boulevard

Columbia, MO 65201

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Join us in person or virtually for the Midwest Energy Policy Series on Energy Efficiency on 8/16 from 9 am to 4:00 pm in Columbia, MO

About this event

Tuesday, Aug. 16

9:00 am (central): Introduction

  • Josh Campbell, Missouri Energy Initiative

9:15 am: High-Efficiency & Net-Zero Homes

Learn how energy efficiency is being valued in the real estate market and the demand for high-efficiency & net-zero homes & buildings.

  • Amy Beley, Pearl Certification
  • Pamela Brookstein, Elevate Energy
  • Tim Michels, Energy Resources Group
  • James Owen, Renew Missouri

10:15 am: Heat Pump Adoption in Missouri & the Midwest

Dive into the state of heat pumps in Missouri & the Midwest, including a look at the market going forward.

  • Ron Domitrovic, Electric Power Research Institute
  • Kathryn Eggers, Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance
  • Dan Wildenhaus, Center for Energy and Environment

11:15 am: Networking Break

11:30 am: Healthcare Facilities & Energy Efficiency

Explore case studies showcasing how energy efficiency improvements have benefited energy-intensive healthcare facilities.

  • Michael Lincoln, GreenRock Capital
  • Michele Pitale, CounterpointeSRE
  • Lois Sechrist, Medxcel

12:30 pm: Lunch / Pay-As-You-Save (PAYS) Program Implementation

Learn about the success and challenges of utilizing the PAYS program model to fund energy efficiency improvements.

  • Jeff Berg, Ameren Missouri
  • Natalie Gray, Evergy
  • Lemartt Holman, Spire

1:45 pm: Time-of-Use (TOU) Rates & Energy Efficiency

Find out how TOU rates are shifting power consumption and impacting energy efficiency, while learning about program results and how utilities are interacting with customers.

  • Nicholas Bowden, Ameren Missouri
  • Mark LeBel, Regulatory Assistance Project

2:30 pm: Networking Break

2:45 pm: Building Energy Performance Organizations

Discover the many ways Building Energy Exchange organizations in St. Louis and Kansas City, as well as the Metropolitan Energy Center are helping improve the efficiency of the built environment.

  • Jessica Deem, Building Energy Exchange St. Louis
  • Mary English, Metropolitan Energy Center
  • Ashley Sadowski, Building Energy Exchange Kansas City

Thank you to our sponsors!


  • City of Columbia Water & Light


  • Ameren Missouri
  • Evergy
  • Polsinelli
  • The Nature Conservancy


  • Invenergy
  • Liberty Utilities
  • Spire
  • Stinson


  • Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance
  • Kiewit


  • Missourians for a Balanced Energy Future

Marketing Partners

  • Building Performance Association
  • Energy Bar Association

Media Partners

  • Energy News Network
  • RTO Insider

AV Partner

  • Vidwest Studios

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