VSPMA Annual Conference: Damuth Trane Speaker

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 | 7:30 AM9:00 AM


Facilities and Energy Use – are you ready for change?

The effects of a changing energy market will soon impact facilities in Virginia, including K-12 schools.  Changing electricity use patterns will force electric utilities to alter future rate schedules and demand charges.   Knowing how and when your schools consume electricity will give Plant Managers the opportunity to drive savings or by default, participate in future demand charge increases. 

Natural gas pipelines serving Virginia are fully tapped and unable to keep up with consumer demand.  Public utilities need new, lower-cost supplies of natural gas to generate cleaner electricity.  The Atlantic Coast Pipeline is an underground natural gas transmission pipeline project that will transport new supplies of natural gas from West Virginia to communities where it’s urgently needed.

Without an intent focus of energy waste reduction, a building will not operate at it’s potential.   Digital technology and software solutions make it easier to gather data about facilities, however, it’s useless unless you can turn the data into action and results.  We’ll wrap-up the session with an open discussion and sharing of ideas that you can implement in your district.



Roger Shull, C.E.M. - Director of Energy Business Development

Roger has been focused on facility HVAC and Energy Management systems since he joined Damuth Trane in 1987.  He’s held several roles including sales engineer, sales manager and turnkey solutions team leader and Federal Sector performance contracting executive.  In his current role, Roger works with building owners and facility directors to evaluate their building energy usage, leverage data collection technologies and to develop strategies for reducing consumption and operating costs.  Roger earned a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University, completed the Trane Graduate Training Program and is a Certified Energy Manager.  Roger and his family reside in Virginia Beach, VA.

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