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ASHRAE Holiday Meeting

December 03, 2019
4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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Dearborn Inn
20301 Oakwood Blvd
Dearborn, MI 48124

ASHRAE Detroit Chapter Holiday Meeting Sponsored by Consumers Energy

Dinner Presentation Speaker:

Jeff Myrom, Consumers Energy Renewable Energy Program Manager

Tech Session Speaker:

Rachel Fredrickson, Consumers Energy Indoor Agriculture Program Manager

John Nametz, CEEM, QCxP, Consumers Energy Retro-Commissioning Program Manager




Dearborn Inn

20301 Oakwood Blvd

Dearborn, MI 48124


4:00 - 4:45pm Tech Session 1
5:00 - 5:45pm Tech Session 2
5:00 - 6:00pm Social Hour
6:00 - 8:00pm Diner and Program


Tech Session Topics:

Cultivating Energy Savings- Indoor Agricultures Growing Industry

  • Economic competitiveness​
  • Community relations​
  • Environmental impact​
  • Happier plants

Retro-Commissioning Strengthen Your Building’s Energy IQ

  • Retro commissioning: Commission untouched sites retroactively, re commission facilities that have drifted, or reevaluate sites with significant change in space or use.
  • Why: Building Automation System controls are complex that are often not correctly designed, installed, and maintained. The result may be higher energy consumption, poor Indoor Air Quality and potential safety risks.
  • Many operators do not have the expertise to perform the diagnostics and testing need for optimization.


Tech Session Speaker Bio:

Rachel Fredrickson joined the Consumers Energy team in 2015. She started off on the Assessment team, preforming energy assessment and building opportunity reports for businesses all over Michigan. After a year, she joined the Engineering Department for the Consumers Energy Business Energy Efficiency Program as an Energy Advisor. Here she evaluated projects to ensure that they qualify to receive an incentive. As of a several months ago she started specializing in indoor agriculture, and is now the Indoor Agriculture Program Manager for Consumers Energy. Education includes an AAS in Energy Management from Lansing Community College. BPI Certified, BOC Certified.

John Nametz CEEM, QCxP joined the Consumers Energy Business Energy Efficiency Program in in 2009 as a Senior Energy Engineer.  In addition to working with the core program, he has developed the Retro - Commissioning programs from a pilot to specialty core programs and has expanded the offering over his 10 year tenure. Mr. Nametz serves the utility industry by bringing years of diverse experiences in the energy and engineering fields.  John has a BSME in design from Michigan State with graduate work in Mechanical Engineering and Business.  His past career includes engineering and management positions at Whirlpool, Western Michigan University, Ford Motor Company, Engineered Custom Lubricants and independent consulting in engineering, management and forensics.  His current position with Consumers Energy Business Energy Efficiency Program utilizes his credentials including Certified Energy Manager, Qualified Building Commissioning Process Provider, and a Certified Level II Building Operator.


Dinner Session Topic:

Consumers Energy’s experience with the launch of the PowerMIDrive program in June 2019, early lessons learned, the EV customer’s experience, and future improvements needed to help accelerate the electric vehicle future.


Dinner Speaker Bio:



Jeff Myrom leads the Consumers Energy team for Solar Gardens, the Large Customer Renewable Energy Program, and the PowerMIDrive program supporting electric vehicle charging. Jeff’s team has also filed for multiple new renewable energy products with the Michigan Public Service Commission that they aim to roll out to customers in 2020 to help bolster personal and corporate sustainability goals. Jeff earned a Masters of Environmental Policy from Michigan Tech, and resides in Haslett, Michigan with his wife and two sons.




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