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Track B: Low Carbon Strategies for the Industrial Sector
Tue/AM 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Technology Manager
US Department of Energy
United States
Carbon Management Requires Energy Management

Active management of energy use is fundamental to an organization's management of its carbon footprint. Systematic energy management produces sustainable energy savings and improves energy productivity over the long term - key steps towards decarbonization. It can also lead to discoveries that result in improved process efficiencies that further reduce environmental impacts.

This session will explain how an ISO 50001-compliant energy management system can help an organization start or accelerate its decarbonization journey. It will explain why it is important to use a data- and performance-driven continual improvement process for managing energy to achieve organizational decarbonization goals and ways an organization can get started.

Ethan has over twenty years of experience in industrial energy efficiency. His background includes working in industry, government, and non-profit organizations. He has managed programs, developed projects, lead teams, and facilitated initiatives that change how energy savings are measured, managed, and valued. He joined the U.S. Department of Energy, Advanced Manufacturing Office Technical Partnerships team in 2019 and works on incorporating energy management standards, such as ISO 50001 and SEP 50001, into energy efficiency programs and corporate sustainability standards. Prior to joining DOE, Ethan was responsible for managing industrial energy efficiency research, outreach, and conference program development at the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. Prior to that, he ran an industrial energy efficiency workforce development program at Indiana’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership Center which is part of Purdue University’s Technical Assistance Program. He has a BS in Chemistry from Eastern Illinois University and a MBA from Butler University.

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