2018 HPC National Conference Session

What the Duck? Exploring the Residential Duck Curve & Home Performance

Tuesday, April 24
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Salon K (5th Floor)
CEUs: BPI, InterNachi, NARI, ASHI

Our industry has long focused on energy efficiency and renewables as a way to differentiate homes, reduce operating expenses and provide a number of non-energy benefits to consumers. However, due to a variety of source energy and site usage trends, the need to shift loads and flatten load curves has become a real and pressing issue for utilities and municipalities: enter the Duck Curve.

This session will look at how the temporal imbalance between renewable production and peak demand may impact program design and incentives; as well as the split in who is bringing Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) to the table – the market or the utilities.
We'll look at:

• How can our industry position itself as an essential utility and market partner?
• How can we pass along or sell these benefits to homeowners?
• What opportunities provide both demand response options to utilities and value to homeowners?

Learning Objectives:

Dan Wildenhaus

Building Science Manager
TRC Solutions


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Steffani Charkiewicz

Air Quality Engineer
Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District

Steffani Charkiewicz is an Associate Air Quality Engineer at the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District (SMAQMD) where she has worked since 2005. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering degree from California State University, Sacramento in 2003. At SMAQMD, she has worked on heavy-duty incentive programs to help reduce the air pollution in the Sacramento region. Most recently, she has launched the Our Community CarShare Sacramento Program, which provides electric vehicle access to disadvantage community residents at subsidized housing facilities. Steffani is looking forward to expanding the CarShare program in the Sacramento region with additional grant funds.


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Bruce Manclark

Director of Training

Bruce is a nationally recognized leader in residential consulting on energy efficiency, energy efficiency technical training, implementation of conservation programs, and quality control testing. Bruce has helped clients across the country develop program strategies for HVAC, new homes and existing homes programs. Bruce previously owned an energy services company, Delta T, specializing in the implementation of residential energy conservation programs and services. In April 2016, he was inducted in the Building Performance Industry Hall of Fame recognized for his significant and lasting contributions to the building performance industry over the course of his career. Bruce is currently on the Board of Directors for Efficiency First.


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