Bluegrass Chapter Meeting

Meeting Title: Overcoming Objections to Energy Efficiency In...
Meeting Details:

“Overcoming Objections to Energy Efficiency Investments”

We will meet at the Campbell House for a hot lunch and presentation, beginning at 12:00.  The cost will be $15 per member, $20 per non-member, and $5 for students.

This workshop explores methods that can be used by engineers, contractors, and vendors to overcome the objections of business owners toward investments in energy efficient products and services. The session will emphasize financial considerations that go beyond the traditional “first cost” and “simple payback” method. Attendees will learn how to use return on investment, life cycle cost analysis, capitalization rate, and tax effects to help business owners appreciate the true long-term financial benefits of energy efficiency. In addition, the workshop will explore the underlying psychology of financial decision-making and the thought processes that give rise to common objections to investments.


Presented by:


ETech Solutions

Weaverville, NC

Hank Jackson, owner and principal of ETech Solutions, has provided technical training and consulting services in the energy efficiency marketplace since 1979. He holds a Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering (1974) and a Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering (1978), both from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia.

Originally registered in the state of Georgia, Mr. Jackson currently practices in North Carolina.

Mr. Jackson served as director of the Georgia Industrial Energy Extension Service program at the Georgia Institute of Technology prior to initiating his private consulting engineering practice. During a five year hiatus from consulting (1999 – 2005), he was department chair of Mechanical Engineering Technology at Asheville-Buncombe

Technical Community College in Asheville, North Carolina.

During his three decade long career in the energy field, Mr. Jackson has conducted over 500 energy audits of commercial, institutional, and industrial facilities for utility companies as well as for private owners. He specializes in custom design of energy-efficient building systems for commercial and industrial clients. As an energy management consultant, he has provided training for numerous public electric and natural gas utilities, including

Georgia Power, Midwest Gas, Pacific Gas and Electric, Southern California Edison, Florida Power and Light, and Niagara Mohawk Power. He has also traveled abroad to Jamaica and Central America to conduct energy audits and to provide technical training, including a lecture series in Spanish. Mr. Jackson is a member of ASHRAE and has been an ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer since 2008.

Meeting Start: April 20, 2012, noon
Meeting End: April 20, 2012, 1 p.m.
Location Details:http://www.bluegrassashrae.org/events-schedule/meeting-locations/campbell-house-lexington/
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Meeting Slides Provided By Mr Jackson:

Icon Overcoming Objections Lexington KY April 2012.pdf (574.8 KB)

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