NEW YORK, NY (September 23, 2016) — Peter V.K. Funk, Jr. gave a presentation at the World Energy Engineering Congress (WEEC) in Washington, D.C., on the topic, "Energy Performance Contracting by Public Housing Authorities."
His talk focused on the use of various strategies and incentives available to Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) to achieve funding to implement energy conservation projects. He covered the:
- typical use of an energy services company (ESCO) as the contractor, benefits of retaining an independent engineering consultant to verify measurement and verification (M&V) services and project savings
- financing issues including liability concerns raised by the Dodd-Frank Act
- use of energy savings guarantees
- type of financial support from HUD that a PHA might expect
- on-site generation and microgrid issues.
His proceedings submission is presented here in full: Energy Performance Contracting by Public Housing Authorities.
Peter Funk is an energy attorney whose renewable and alternative energy practice encompasses comprehensive handling of renewable energy, cogeneration and energy conservation projects. Engagements have included private and public on-site cogeneration, metering, renewable energy conservation measures, energy management and data centers as well as solar, biomass and biogas installations and waste-to-energy.
Funk is co-founder of the energy law boutique Funk & Zeifer LLP based in New York City.
The World Energy Engineering Congress is presented by the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE). The Association's more than 16,000 members include energy engineering and management professionals from throughout the U.S., as well as over 80 nations abroad.