Texas Energy ManagersAssociation A Brief History
It Began as a Dream of Jim Brown – ESA Energy Systems Associates, Inc. and Glenda Baldwin – SECO Schools Program
Interest Survey Results 1020 ISD Superintendents and 225 Energy Managers Surveyed 124 Responded 10% Response Rate A survey was sent out in May 2008 by Dub Taylor, Director of SECO
Survey Results 53% • Q 1: Does your school have a district EM? Yes 58 No 66 • Q 2: Would your school district be interested in a statewide Energy Managers Association? Yes 111 No 12 47% 90% 10%
Survey Results • Q 9: Would you like to see the State of Texas provide Certification for Energy Managers with training directed specifically toward Texas school needs? Yes 85 No 31 73% 27%
June 2008 Jim Brown of ESA hired Yvonne Huneycutt to organize and administer a new association for Energy Managers. Colby May of ESA developed TEMA’s first website. TEMA was supported by ESA with personnel and office space 2008-2010.
SECO Contracting Firms 2008 – 2010: The consulting muscle behind TEMA Jim Brown, ESA Energy Systems Associates, Inc. Gary Bristow, EMA Estes McClure & Associates, Inc. Saleem Kahn, TEESI Texas Energy Engineering Services, Inc.
Steering Committee Members2008 - 2010 Rebecca CordeirodePeredo – Spring Branch ISD Bruce Dschuden – Northside ISD Larry Harvey – Garland ISD Victor Melton – Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD Glen Rhoden – Cypress-Fairbanks ISD Cesar Trevino – United ISD
Dub Taylor – SECO Perry Been – SECO Glenda Baldwin – SECO Jim Brown – ESA Debra Brown – ESA Yvonne Huneycutt – ESA Colby May – ESA Rik Morris – ESA Frank Thomas – ESA Patricia Jacobson - ESA Gary Bristow – Estes-McClure Saleem Kahn - TEESI Supporting Cast
Association Umbrella:a future vision TEMA Schools State Agencies Local Gov’t Hospitals Higher Education Regions State-wide
TEMA Development Steering Committee met 2008 – 2010 with active support of SECO and 3 Energy Management Consulting firms. Became a TX non-profit corporation Nov. 2008. Begin membership drive March 2009. Held a contest in TX public schools to create a logo for TEMA. Winning logo was designed by Sarah Pak of Coppell Middle School. TEMA awarded the school with a $500 check.
Sarah Pak, 9th Grade at Coppell Middle School – TEMA’s 1stlogo designer
TEMA Development • Two regional chapters formed in 2009: DFW Chapter and Gulf Coast Chapter (Houston) • Charter membership (all who joined in 2009): 97 Memberships; 164 Individuals; 51 ISDs; 2 Universities; 1 Hospital. • First Board election held December 2009. • 2010: Development and implementation of Accredited Texas Energy Manager (ATEM) credential. • Rebecca CordeirodePeredo, TEMA’s first president, resigns Sept. 2010 to pursue an MBA at Oxford.
TEMA BOARD OF DIRECTORS JULY 2010
TEMA Honorary Members TEMA President, Glen Rhoden awards outgoing president, Rebecca Cordeiro de Peredo with lifetime membership in appreciation for her tremendous efforts in starting TEMA. TEMA Board honors Glenda Baldwin honorary membership and Perry Been a certificate of appreciation upon their retirement from SECO as thanks for their dedicated support in starting TEMA.
TEMA DEVELOPMENT DFW Chapter hosts first ATEM course & exam and first TEMA Product Expo in October 2010.
TEMA DEVELOPMENT The Central Texas Chapter, chartered Nov. 2010, is first regional chapter to recruit Energy Managers in the public sector outside of ISDs. TEMA and ESA determine it is time for TEMA to stand on its own. Yvonne Huneycutt resigns from ESA and is hired by TEMA as Administrator beginning January 2011. TEMA is granted 501(c)(6) status by the IRS January 2011.
TEMA DEVELOPMENT • The Gulf Coast Chapter hosts the second ATEM training course and credentialing exam and TEMA’s second Product Expo April 2011.