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In-Person December Chapter Meeting

December 14, 2022 @ 3:30 pm - 8:00 pm

$40.00 – $55.00


Wednesday, December 14th, 2022
• 3:30-5:30pm - PES Seminar
• 5:30-6:30pm - Happy Hour
• 6:30-8:00pm - Dinner*
*Register by Noon on Friday, December 9th to lock in your meal selection.  Registrations after this time are not guaranteed to get their meal preference.  Please also note that you must buy a ticket to both the PES and dinner if you plan to attend both (PES + Dinner = $85 for members; $95 for non-members and member late registration). 

Hilton Arlington
950 N Stafford St
Arlington, VA 22203

Professional Education Seminar (PES)

Overview of ASHRAE Standard 211 Commercial Building Energy Audits & the District of Columbia’s Building Energy Performance Standards

Energy audits are important tools for improving energy efficiency in existing buildings. The emergence of Building Energy Performance Standards (BEPS) in the region—in Washington D.C., Montgomery County, Maryland, and the State of Maryland— concurrently increases the potential utility of energy audits while changing owner requirements to achieve long-term energy savings and fulfill other regulatory requirements. This two-part seminar describes scoping, outcome considerations, BEPS requirements, and best practices for energy audits in support of DC BEPS and an overview of ASHRAE/ACCA/ANSI Standard 211-2018.

Cristine Gibney

Cristine Gibney, DC Department of Energy & Environment

Cristine Gibney is the Technical Compliance co-lead in the Building Performance & Enforcement Branch at the Energy Administration, District of Columbia Department of Energy & Environment. She is responsible for compliance and enforcement of the District’s new Building Energy Performance Standard (BEPS). Cristine is a US Army strategist turned building scientist and holds MS Sustainable Design and Master of City & Regional Planning degrees from the Catholic University School of Architecture and Planning.


Joseph Hofstetter, Karpinski Engineering

Joe Hofstetter, PE, CEM, LEED AP, is Karpinski Engineering’s Director of Building Performance and Sustainability. Joe helps organizations get more value out of their building assets through energy and sustainability improvements. Joe is a member of ASHRAE and participates in the ASHRAE National Technical Committee for Building Energy Performance. He is Committee Chair for the third edition of the ASHRAE Procedures for Commercial Building Energy Audits. He is also a member of the advisory council for Baldwin Wallace University’s Institute for Sustainable Business Practice. Previous speaking experience includes “Retro-Commissioning: On the Road to Better Building Performance” (2016 KAPPA Spring Meeting), “ASSESS: A Green Building Challenge Session” (Cleveland 2030 District and NEO USGBC), and “Energy Savings and Efficiency in Healthcare Facilities” (Electro Expo 2015).

Dinner Presentation

Montgomery County’s Building Energy Performance Standards

Montgomery County in Maryland began rolling out its Building Energy Performance Standards (BEPS) program this year. This seminar provides an introduction to navigating Montgomery County’s new BEPS program, including requirements, timelines, and resources available to improve building energy performance.

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Lindsey Robinett Shaw, Montgomery County’s Department of Environmental Protection

Lindsey Robinett Shaw serves as the Senior Chief for the Energy and Climate Office in Montgomery County’s Department of Environmental Protection. Her primary role is to implement the climate mitigation activities outlined in the Climate Action Plan while supporting energy efficiency, renewable energy, and sustainability programming for businesses and residents in the County. Before coming to the County, Lindsey was an environmental consultant serving the Federal sector and has experience in the sustainable nonprofit world as well. She is a LEED AP® O+M and holds the Energy Efficiency Practitioner credential from the Association of Energy Engineers. Ms. Shaw received her master’s degree in Energy Policy and Climate from Johns Hopkins University, and her bachelor’s degree in Environmental Policy and Analysis from Boston University.

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Emily Curley, Montgomery County’s Department of Environmental Protection

Emily Curley is the Building Energy Performance Programs Manager for Montgomery County’s Department of Environmental Protection. She is responsible for the management and implementation of the energy benchmarking law and building performance standards, to promote the sustainability goals of Montgomery County within the commercial building sector. Previously, Emily worked on energy consulting in the private sector at InSite, sustainability management at American University, and energy efficiency advocacy at the Alliance to Save Energy. She is a Certified Energy Manager and LEED AP® O+M.

Save the Dates for 2023 Meetings

Mark your calendars for February 22, March 8, and April 22! There will be chapter meeting programming, starting at 3:15pm, at the Hilton Arlington. Details to be announced as they are available.


December 14, 2022
3:30 pm - 8:00 pm
$40.00 – $55.00


Hilton Arlington
950 N Stafford St
Arlington, VA 22203 United States
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