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Chapter: Appendix A: Biosketches of the Committee Members

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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Biosketches of the Committee Members." National Research Council. 2009. Evaluation of Future Strategic and Energy Efficient Options for the U.S. Capitol Power Plant. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12719.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Biosketches of the Committee Members." National Research Council. 2009. Evaluation of Future Strategic and Energy Efficient Options for the U.S. Capitol Power Plant. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12719.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Biosketches of the Committee Members." National Research Council. 2009. Evaluation of Future Strategic and Energy Efficient Options for the U.S. Capitol Power Plant. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12719.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Biosketches of the Committee Members." National Research Council. 2009. Evaluation of Future Strategic and Energy Efficient Options for the U.S. Capitol Power Plant. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12719.
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Appendix A Biosketches of the Committee Members Steven J. Fenves, Chair, is University Professor Emeritus of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. He received his degrees in civil engineering from the University of Illinois. He has taught at the University of Illinois, Carnegie Mellon University, MIT, National University of Mexico, Cornell University, and Stanford University. Dr. Fenves’ research and teaching have dealt with computer-aided engineering, encompassing design data modeling, design standards, design environments, engineering databases, knowledge-based systems, and structural engineering analysis tools. He is the author of six books and more than 400 articles and reports. As Guest Researcher in the Manufacturing Engineering Laboratory at NIST between 1999 and 2008, Dr. Fenves led projects on product modeling, design-analysis integration, and environments for advanced engineering and healthcare delivery. Dr. Fenves continues to work part-time for NIST as a contractor. Dr. Fenves is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and an Honorary Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Among his awards are the Huber Prize and the Moisseiff and Winter A wards from ASCE, the Engineering College Alumni Honor A ward and the Civil Engineering Department Distinguished Alumnus A ward from the University of Illinois, the Teare A ward and Doherty Prize from Carnegie Mellon University, and a Lifetime Achievement A ward from the American Institute of Steel Construction, Inc. Carmine Battafaranois the vice president, Technical Services, for Burns and Roe Services Corporation. Burns and Roe is a privately held, comprehensive engineering, procurement, construction, operations, and maintenance organization with specialized expertise in technically complex facilities in power, industrial, infrastructure, and government services industry. Mr. Battafarano is responsible for the group’s optimization (including energy management and utility master planning) and modernization services. He is a certified energy manager, certified sustainable development professional, and licensed chief engineer and has more than 15 years’ experience with operations and maintenance of utility infrastructure systems. His experience includes serving as plant manager of a district energy plant (thermal, chilled water, and electrical), serving as a project manager for numerous central utility plant operations, and serving as an asset manager for a national energy company. Prior to joining Burns and Roe Services Corporation he was employed as an environmental attorney with the law firm of Norris McLaughlin and Marcus. Mr. Battafarano is a member of the Virginia State Advisory Board on Air Quality, is a member of the Energy Bar Association, and is active with numerous professional organizations and with environmental and energy regulatory issues. He has served as a moderator for the IDEA conference related to master planning and LEED design; presented at New Jersey’s Higher Education Partnership for Sustainability discussing Campus Sustainability and O&M; presented on LEED guidelines; and presented on non-electric generating unit mercury emissions at the Virginia Annual Air Quality conference. Mr. Battafarano holds a BS in engineering from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and a JD from New Y ork University Law School. Roy Billinton is an emeritus professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Saskatchewan. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2007 for 29

contributions to teaching, research, and application of reliability engineering in electric power generation, transmission, and distribution systems. Dr. Billinton is actively involved in research dealing with engineering system reliability evaluation with a particular emphasis on electric power systems. The concepts and techniques developed by the Reliability Research Group have been applied in a wide range of power system applications. These include work in generation capacity planning, composite generation and transmission system evaluation, and distribution system analysis. A present focus of the research is to combine power system security considerations with the more conventional adequacy assessment techniques to create an overall framework for power system reliability assessment. The Reliability Research Group has pioneered the development of reliability worth/reliability cost concepts for power system optimization and decision making. Dr. Billinton has authored or co-authored eight books on reliability evaluation and more than 775 papers on power system reliability evaluation, economic system operation, and power system analysis. He holds BSc, MSc, PhD and DSc degrees in electrical engineering from the Universities of Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Brenda Myers Bohlke is the president of Myers Bohlke Enterprise, LLC, a consulting firm, and the chair of the Underground Construction Association of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration. She was formerly the vice president and corporate manager for Research, Development & Innovation at Parsons Brinckerhoff, Inc. Dr. Myers Bohlke has more than 20 years of experience in support of a variety of underground and civil design projects and has previously served on National Research Council committees. Her background includes professional and academic training in traditional geology, rock mechanics, soil mechanics, and the design and construction of underground structures, including mechanized tunneling. In 1988 Dr. Myers Bohlke was selected as a Congressional Fellow by the National Society of Professional Engineers. She served as science and technology advisor to Senator Daniel P . Moynihan (D-NY) for public works issues and as a staff member on the Senate Committee on Environment and Public W orks. She advised on issues surrounding infrastructure, environment, and high-speed ground transportation. As Senator Moynihan's advisor, her responsibilities also included evaluation of research programs for funding recommendations, staffing on technical issues, infrastructure funding, cleanup of hazardous waste, environmental and coastal zone management issues, and waste disposal. Dr. Myers Bohlke earned a BS in geology from the University of Maryland, an MS in marine geology/geotechnology from the University of Miami, and a master’s degree in engineering science and a PhD in geotechnical and underground design from the University of California. Raymond E. DuBose is the director for Energy Services at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he has worked for the past 33 years. As the director for Energy Services, he oversees a department of 150 employees, with responsibility for long-range planning, capital program management, operation, maintenance, and cost allocation for all campus utilities and central energy plants. Energy Services is a receipt-supported auxiliary on the university campus with receipts of $100 million per year. Mr. DuBose is also leading the university’s energy planning for its new 900-plus-acre Carolina North campus, where the university is seeking to use 100 percent alternative energy sources in its energy production. Mr. DuBose has been an active member of the International District Energy Association (IDEA) for the past 22 years. IDEA ’s core mission is to support the growth and use of district energy as a means to conserve fuel and increase energy efficiency to improve the global environment. He has held many positions within the IDEA and has served on the board of directors. In 2003, he received the Norm Taylor A ward, IDEA ’s highest recognition of service to the district energy industry. In 2007, he received a 20/20 Vision award for visionary leadership and continuous commitment to the advancement of the association. Mr. DuBose is an active member of the UNC-Chapel Hill Vice Chancellor’s Sustainability Advisory Committee and the Higher Education Committee of the American 30

Council of Renewable Energy. He holds membership in the Professional Engineers of North Carolina. Mr. DuBose received a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and he is a registered professional engineer in North Carolina. Peter H. Emmons is the CEO and co-founder of Structural Preservation Systems, a concrete and structural repair firm with more than 2000 employees located in 29 offices in the United States and the United Kingdom, and annual revenues of $430 million. Mr. Emmons initiated and developed the first industry guideline for the preparation of concrete surfaces to improve the service life of repairs to concrete. He has also developed the Comprehensus Knowledge Management System for concrete-related operations and maintenance, and has led an effort to create a worldwide concrete repair manual. Mr. Emmons is a founding member and past president of the International Concrete Repair Institute, and has served as a member of the American Concrete Institute (ACI) board of direction and as a past chair of the Accelerating Technology Acceptance program of ACI. He is the author of several books and the recipient of numerous awards. He holds a BS in civil engineering from the University of Maryland. Juan M. Ontiveros is the executive director of utilities and energy management at the University of Texas-Austin. In this position he is responsible for a budget of $70 million and 180 employees and oversight of a large district energy system composed of a combined heat and power plant, steam plant, chilling stations, and underground utilities. Mr. Ontiveros has more than 25 years’ experience in power plant modernization, utility master planning, fuel procurement, chilled-water optimization, and system controls. He is currently the first vice chair of the executive board of directors of the International District Energy Association. Mr. Ontiveros has also served on the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, the Texas Association of Physical Plant Administrators of Universities and Colleges, the Texas Comptrollers Energy Efficiency Task Force, and as a member of the Information and Telecommunications Advisory Committee for the University of Texas at El Paso. He earned BS and MS degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Texas-El Paso and is a registered professional engineer in Texas. Alan S. Shimada is a principal at ENVIRON International Corporation. He has nearly 30 years of diversified engineering experience in industry, government, and consulting, including 10 years with Exxon and DuPont, several years with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and 16 years in environmental consulting. He is particularly experienced in addressing air compliance issues in complex facilities such as power plants, chemical plants, petroleum refineries, and pharmaceutical facilities. Mr. Shimada has extensive technical expertise in air quality compliance; air quality permitting and emissions quantification and control evaluation; compliance with hazardous air pollutant requirements; and emissions trading. He has provided oversight of state-issued prevention-of-significant-deterioration permits for several co-generation plants and has conducted a number of power plant environmental due diligence reviews, including power plants fired by coal, gas, oil, and renewable fuels. He has assisted facilities in documenting and generating emissions credits to comply with and/or participate in federal and state emissions trading programs such as the EPA Acid Rain, Ozone Transport Region NO x Budget, and New Jersey Open Market Emissions Trading Regulations. Mr. Shimada holds a BS in chemical engineering from the University of Utah and an MBA from Columbia University. C. B. (Bob) Tatum is the Obayashi Professor of Engineering at Stanford University. He joined the Stanford construction faculty in 1983 after nearly 15 years’ experience in heavy industrial and military construction. He served as coordinator of the construction program from 1996 to 1999 and became department chair in 1999. He is a mechanical engineering graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute (BSME 1966) and the University of Michigan (MSE 1970), and earned a 31

master’s of business administration from New Y ork University. Professor Tatum has taught courses on construction engineering and mechanical and electrical systems for buildings in Stanford’s graduate construction program and undergraduate CE curriculum, high-tech and industrial construction, concrete construction, management of technology, case studies in managing construction projects, cost engineering, and materials management. His industry experience included responsibility as a mechanical engineer, construction engineer, resident engineer, and construction superintendent/area manager with Ebasco Services Incorporated (1970-1981) on two large power plant projects. He is a registered professional engineer in Colorado and Washington. In 1986 he received the Presidential Y oung Investigator Award from the National Science Foundation and in 1988 he received ASCE's Construction Management A ward. He was elected to the National Academy of Construction in 2002. 32

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The U.S. Capitol Complex in Washington, D.C., comprises some of the most historic and symbolic buildings in the nation. The steam and chilled water required to heat and cool these buildings and related equipment is generated and distributed by the Capitol Power Plant (CPP) district energy system. Portions of the CPP system are now 50 to 100 years old and require renewal so that reliable utility services can be provided to the U.S. Capitol Complex for the foreseeable future.

Evaluation of Future Strategic and Energy Efficient Options for the U.S. Capitol Power Plant provides comments on an interim set of publicly available consultant-generated options for the delivery of utility services to the U.S. Capitol Complex. The report provides recommendations to bring the interim options to completion, including suggestions for additional analyses, so that the CPP can be best positioned to meet the future strategic and energy efficiency requirements of the U.S. Capitol Complex.

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