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Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

Greening Your Building with Onsite Generation
by Capstone Turbine Corporation

LEED Platinum Case Study
by E C Power Systems and Interface Engineering

Speakers for this event:
  • Justin Rathke, Director, Policy and Business Development,  Capstone Turbine Corporation  Learn More
  • Alex Charlton, General Manager - Northwest, E C Power Systems  Learn More
  • John McMichael, PE, Senior Mechanical Engineer, Principal, Interface Engineering Learn More
  • Greening Your Building with Onsite Generation and LEED Platinum Case Study

    Learn about how you can green your building project by installing a clean onsite power system from Capstone Turbine Corporation.  In this presentation, you will learn how Capstone MicroTurbines® can:


    ·         Help you gain LEED certification from your building

    ·         Drastically lower your energy costs

    ·         Lower your emission profile

    ·         Meet your building’s thermal needs from free waste heat

    ·         Provide you with the most clean and reliable onsite power supply in the business


    Growing concern about climate change and rising energy costs have spurred rapid growth in the green building industry.  In the United States alone, CO2 emissions from buildings exceed the total emissions of Japan, France and the United Kingdom, while accounting for over 70 percent of electricity demand.  The Federal Government has required all of its new buildings obtain a LEED Silver rating or higher, and the private sector is increasingly seeing the economic, environmental and public relations benefit of green buildings.  As building growth continues across the world, green building will be more and more the standard. 


    With thousands of units sold and tens of millions of operating hours under its belt, Capstone has become the standard for customers who require power generation with low emissions, low operating costs, and high availability/reliability.  Capstone microturbines are the ideal prime mover for combined heat and power systems, providing a constant supply of thermal power to heat or cool your facility.


    Capstone microturbines are able to run on a variety of liquid, gaseous and renewable fuels, and are available in from 30kW to 20MW in system size.  Their low emissions, superior efficiency, sustainable design, and small footprint make them ideal for buildings going for the highest levels of LEED certification. 


    Maintenance costs, reliability and availability of the Capstone microturbines are exceptionally better than competing technologies. By combining the technology of air bearings and the concept of a single moving component, opportunities for failures and requirements of maintenance are minimized. Maintenance costs are less than 10% of the cost of equivalent size reciprocating products with availability over 99% and mean time between failures exceeding 15,000 operating hours.



    Senior level executives and decision makers involved in green buildings.  This includes individuals and companies from the construction, engineering, building management, design, and architecture industries. 



    Justin Rathke, Director, Policy and Business Development,  Capstone Turbine Corporation 

    Justin Rathke handles government affairs for Capstone Turbine Corporation across the globe.  He is also responsible for creating business opportunities related to positioning Capstone’s technology as clean, reliable power.   


    Mr. Rathke promotes the Combined Heat and Power industry as a whole through his work with the U.S. Clean Heat and Power Association and the World Alliance for Decentralized Energy.


    Mr. Rathke formerly worked for the U.S. Government in several energy policy and trade positions.  He was educated at the University of Michigan and at the George Washington University’s Elliott School for International Affairs.  He is based in Washington, DC. 



    Alex Charlton, General Manager, E C Power Systems

    Mr. Charlton has been involved in power generation projects for over 20 years, and joined E C Power Systems in 1989.  Mr Charlton has a degree in Industrial Engineering from Oregon State University, and currently oversees all operations for E C Power Systems in Oregon and Washington.  E C Power systems has provided power generation equipment and industrial engines in the Northwest for over 55 years, and has been a distributor of Capstone products since 2001.


    John McMichael, PE, Senior Mechanical Engineer, Principal, Interface Engineering

    With a diverse background, John draws on a unique perspective to solve design problems with cost effective solutions. His 26 years of experience include feasibility studies, HVAC and plumbing systems design, hydraulic calculations, and energy analysis. John has extensive experience working on housing, municipal facilities, military installations, medical and educational facilities, manufacturing plants, office buildings, and other commercial projects.  He has designed award-winning, energy-efficient mechanical systems and has experience with the study and design of cogeneration systems. His projects have included leading-edge technologies for new structures and traditional applications for historical renovations. John began his engineering career with Interface in 1982 and now serves as a Principal for the firm.

    Some of John’s recent experience includes:

    §         OHSU The Center for Health & Healing / LEED Platinum / Portland, Oregon

    §         Humboldt State University Behavioral & Social Sciences Building / LEED Gold / Arcata, California

    §         Humboldt State University Forbes Physical Education Building / LEED Silver Goal / Arcata, California

    §         National Park Service Paradise Inn / LEED Registered / Mt. Rainier, Washington

    §         Lovejoy Office Building / LEED Gold / Portland, Oregon

    §         Portland State University Center for Advanced Technology / LEED Silver Goal / Portland, Oregon

    §         University of Oregon Alumni Center / LEED Silver Goal / Eugene, Oregon

    §         University of Oregon Academic Center / SEED / Eugene, Oregon



    Capstone Turbine Corporation® is the world’s leading producer of low-emission air bearing turbine systems, and was first to market with commercially viable air bearing turbine technology. The company has shipped thousands of Capstone turbines to customers worldwide. These award-winning systems have logged millions of documented runtime operating hours.


    Capstone is a member of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Combined Heat and Power Partnership which is committed to improving the efficiency of the nation’s energy infrastructure and reducing emissions of pollutants and greenhouse gases.


    A UL-Certified ISO 9001:2000 and 14001:2004 certified company, Capstone is headquartered in Chatsworth, California and has offices in New York, Mexico City, Milan, Bath, Shanghai and Tokyo.


    To learn more about Capstone Turbine: http://www.capstoneturbine.com/

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