energy

efficiency 

Saving Energy & Energy Efficiency

June 9, 2022 | Charles Krug Winery, Carriage House

8:00 AM

Registration (If attending offsite workshop you will register there)

8:30 AM

Practical Workshop - Onsite OR Offsite*

9:30 AM

Visit Sustainable Services & Tools tables

10:10 AM

Welcome Remarks from THRIVES Co-Founders

10:15 AM

Expert Panel

11:30 AM

VISIT SUSTAINABLE SERVICES & TOOLS TABLES / Networking

11:45 AM

Marquee Speaker

12:30 PM

VISIT SUSTAINABLE SERVICES & TOOLS TABLES, Lunch & Wine

EVENT SPONSOR

Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits

*Please note each event day begins with two workshop options – one onsite OR one offsite. Only 40 event guests will be able to attend the offsite workshop. If you would like to attend the offsite mentorship workshop please register on Eventbrite when ordering tickets. No additional cost.

Workshop Cover
8:30 am - 9:30 am
TWO WORKSHOP OPTIONS

(Max 40 Participants Per Workshop)


offsite workshop
Mentorship in Action:
Maximizing Efficiency Before Installing Solar & EV

Mentor: Juan Moreno, Jr., Facility Manager at Rutherford Hill
Mentee: Rachel Preeg, Enologist, Round Pond Estate
Location: Rutherford Hill Winery


onsite workshop
Installing EV Chargers:
How To, Costs, and Rebates
Juan
8:30 am - 9:30 am
PRACTICAL WORKSHOP I

(Max 40 Participants Per Workshop)


offsite workshop
Mentorship in Action:
Maximizing Efficiency Before Installing Solar & EV

Mentor: Juan Moreno, Jr., Facility Manager at Rutherford Hill
Mentee: Rachel Preeg, Enologist, Round Pond Estate
Location: Rutherford Hill Winery


Join Juan Moreno, Jr., Facility Manager at Rutherford Hill Winery, as he begins working with another winery operations leader seeking to maximize energy efficiency. Building off of that foundation (don't "solarize" your inefficiencies!), they'll then touch on installing and maintaining a solar array, and ultimately leveraging renewables to power EV charging. This small workshop will give you a chance to join in and learn from the start of that transition conversation. To pique your interest here is a feature that shares more about a winery leader in energy efficiency.


PRACTICAL WORKSHOP II
8:30 am - 9:30 am
PRACTICAL WORKSHOP II

(Max 40 Participants Per Workshop)


onsite workshop
Installing EV Chargers – How To, Costs, and Rebates

Location: Onsite at Charles Krug Winery, Carriage House


Join Brett Wiley, Customer Programs Manager with Marin Clean Energy (MCE), who will share available rebates for EV chargers and their installation. Mike Miyaki, an Access Specialist, will share how to navigate the County ADA requirements, and Daniel Grosbach from COIL, Inc, an EV installer, will share the installation requirements and process. Hailey Trefethen, Viticulture & Winemaking Operations at Trefethen Family Vineyards, will share her on the ground experience of County permitting, how they addressed the ADA requirements, and taking advantage of MCE rebates for installation.

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Energy Panel Cover
10:15 am - 11:30 am
Expert Panel

The Bottom Line

When you maximize your energy efficiency you both slash the GHG emissions associated with your operation AND you slash your monthly energy bill and bottom line. There are examples where a winery making 25,000 cases of wine was spending $2/case on electricity, and another winery of exactly the same size was spending $6/case. That’s a difference of $100,000 a year in electricity costs to make the same amount of wine! Bill Bennett, Program Engineer with Napa Green, will share his insights on how to save energy based on more than 175 winery Resource Audits and over 30 years in the beverage industry. Matthew Crafton, Winemaker & Environmental Manager with Chateau Montelena Winery, will share some of the creative ways they have captured "waste" heat and use to heat water, used cutting edge fans to minimize AC use in the tasting room, and even installed LED chandeliers. Jason Nelson , Commercial Development Manager at American Solar, will discuss considerations for solar installation and current hot topic: battery energy storage. Cindy Leonard, Executive Vice President & General Manager, Fine Wine at Southern Glazer's will share the supply chain perspective, including a new partnership to improve fleet efficiency.

Taylor Kate Brown
10:15 am - 11:30 am
Panel Moderator

Taylor Kate Brown

Taylor Kate Brown is an independent reporter and editor with a decade of experience at online news outlets like the San Francisco Chronicle and BBC News. She has a knack for explaining complex systems and turning deep research into engaging stories.


As the founder of Reusable Media, she reports stories on efforts to slow climate change, writes a weekly dispatch on local climate action and develops resources that readers can use in their own communities.

Bill Bennett
10:15 am - 11:30 am
Expert Panelist

Bill Bennett

Bill Bennett is the Napa Green Winery Project Engineer. He is a trained and licensed as a Civil Engineer, and draws on decades of experience with commercial and industrial resource use to help Napa County wineries understand, manage, and reduce energy and water use. Beginning in 2016, Bill led the design and facilitation of “Integrated Resource Audits” for wineries seeking Napa Green Winery certification or recertification. These one-stop, user friendly energy, water and waste evaluations baseline and track resource efficiency over time and provide targeted recommendations for both cost and resource savings. With more than 160 reviews to date, Bill has developed a broad portfolio of operational guidance and recommendations which have helped Napa Green wineries save more than $4 million in energy costs and over 27 million gallons of water (as of July 2021).

Charlie Gregg
10:15 am - 11:30 am
Expert Panelist

Jason Nelson

Jason Nelson is the Commercial Development Manager at American Solar Corporation. Jason prides himself in providing accurate and realistic solutions, utilizing 10 years’ experience as a solar consultant and system designer. Jason thoroughly enjoys “solving the puzzle”. Every business and its facility are unique; a solar system needs to be custom designed to achieve the specific goals and expected results. Jason’s has a depth of experience with renewable energy design, utility and rate strategies, and customer service, result in beautifully designed systems that exceed expectations

Matthew Crafton
10:15 am - 11:30 am
Expert Panelist

Matt Crafton

Matt Crafton leads the production team as Winemaker at Chateau Montelena. He not only oversees all production and operations, but also plays a critical role in strategy, education, and technology at the winery.


With a sense of determinate optimism and the need to further engage his right brain, Matt leaned away from a career in finance after earning a degree in Economics from the University of Virginia in 2003 and instead was drawn to winemaking. Starting at the very bottom in the cellar, Matt internalized the words from his father, “Smart people in the world are a dime a dozen. All you can do is control how hard you work.” Years later, after methodically building his toolbelt in wineries and vineyards on the east coast, Napa and Sonoma, Matt was hired as Enologist at Montelena upon finishing his degree in Viticulture and Enology at UC Davis in 2008. He was promoted to Winemaker in 2014.


Southern
10:15 am - 11:30 am
Expert Panelist

Cindy Leonard

Cindy Leonard leads the SGWS Fine Wines Divisions as Executive Vice President, General Manager of Fine Wines. Prior to this promotion, Cindy served as SVP Supplier Management and Business Development (SMBD) team leading the SMBD team. 


“During her 20 years with Southern Glazer’s, Cindy has proven herself to be a results-oriented team player who has worked to develop a bench of solid relationships across our diverse supplier base,” commented Gene Sullivan. “I can’t think of a better person to build on the incredible foundation that Steve Slater & Mel Dick has established, while working to take our fine wine business to new levels.”


Cindy earned her BA Degree from Arizona State University. She also holds her Court of Master Sommeliers, Level One Certification and a Wine & Spirit Education Trust 2 Certification. Cindy also graduated from the Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits Emerging Leaders Program in 2018.


She serves on the WSWA Communications, Federal Affairs, Talent & Diversity Councils. She is an active mentor in the SGWS Exceptional Leaders Program for future leaders.


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Bill McKibben
11:45 am - 12:30 pm
Marquee Speaker

Bill McKibben

Bill McKibben helped found 350.org, the first global grassroots climate campaign, which has organized protests on every continent, including Antarctica, for climate action. He is also the founder of Third Act, which organizes people over the age of 60 for action on climate and justice.


His 1989 book The End of Nature is regarded as the first book for a general audience about climate change, and has appeared in 24 languages. He’s gone on to write 20 books, and his work appears regularly in periodicals from the New Yorker to Rolling Stone. He serves as the Schumann Distinguished Scholar in Environmental Studies at Middlebury College, as a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and he has won the Gandhi Peace Prize as well as honorary degrees from 20 colleges and universities. He was awarded the Right Livelihood Award, sometimes called the alternative Nobel, in the Swedish Parliament. Foreign Policy named him to its inaugural list of the world’s 100 most important global thinkers.

MCE Community Choice Energy
table SPONSOR
MCE Community Choice Energy

MCE’s mission is to confront the climate crisis by eliminating fossil fuel greenhouse gas emissions, producing renewable energy, and creating equitable community benefits.


Why renewable? To help solve a critical issue that affects us all. Renewables come from constantly replenishing a virtually limitless supply of natural resources. Think sun, wind, bioenergy, small hydro, and geothermal heat. By turning to these sources instead of fossil fuels, we can help create a clean and secure energy future for California.


American Solar
table SPONSOR
American Solar

Smart homeowners, businesses, and non-profits achieve massive energy cost savings with SUNPOWER solar panels from American Solar.


As the leading clean energy company in Northern California, they specialize in SUNPOWER solar systems, energy storage, estate scale battery backup and electric pool heating to fully satisfy your residential or commercial property. Their complete understanding of today’s technology combined with a holistic design approach and meticulous installation practices, deliver the highest value, essential system performance and superior aesthetics.


Southern
table SPONSOR
Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits

Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits is the the world's preeminent distributor of beverage alcohol and a leader in corporate social responsibility.


Their 2021 Corporate Social Responsibility Report showcases Southern Glazer's role in supporting the Heart of Hospitality on a national and local level through charitable initiatives, programs that uplift underrepresented communities, and an evolving commitment to environmental sustainability.


Their key pillars of corporate responsibility are Volunteerism that fosters opportunity and belonging, Advocating for alcohol responsibility, Supporting education in the community, Fundraising for good causes, Diversity, equity and inclusion full of momentum, Reducing their impact on the environment and Supporting hospitality workers.



Southern
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Agrovin

AGROVIN is involved in R + D + i projects with the most important Wineries, Research Centers and Universities in the wine world. Fruit of this effort are different equipment designed to increase control of the process of winemaking and generate more added value to their customers.



Napa Green
Community Sponsor
Napa Green

Napa Green serves as a catalyst and facilitator to grow certified sustainable, responsible businesses committed to the environmental stewardship and climate action in Napa County. Our members stand as leaders exemplifying that sustainability and caring for nature and community elevates quality and experience for employees, customers and community, now and in the future.


From soil to bottle - A comprehensive sustainability certification program for Napa Valley Wineries & Vineyards.

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