2016 marked the passing of ESL employee, and longtime energy efficiency advocate, Malcolm Verdict, and the birth of a memorial poster contest in his honor.
Moving to Austin, Texas in 1978, Malcolm served in various energy policy capacities under two Republican governors in Texas, the honorable William P. Clements and the honorable George W. Bush. While serving at the Governor’s Energy Management Center (now the State Energy Conservation Office), he played a central role in establishing the LOANStar revolving loan fund which is still funding energy efficiency retrofits in Texas public buildings more than 25 years later. He was also the primary advocate within the energy management office for funding the Energy Systems Laboratory’s work that ultimately led to creation of the International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol, and to the development of the procedures that are now practiced internationally as Retro-Commissioning or Existing Building Commissioning. While serving under two governors, and at TEES until his passing, he assisted in enacting state and federal legislation that helped fund and regulate renewable and sustainable energy policies. He received numerous state and federal awards, including the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Association of Energy Engineers.
CALL FOR STUDENT POSTERS
Abstract Deadline: October 10, 2019
Poster Deadline: November 1, 2019
The Texas Energy Summit, hosted by the Texas A&M Energy Systems Laboratory (ESL), is a premier educational conference that provides our attendees the opportunity to engage in a lively conversation about cleaner air, a better built environment, sustainability and a new energy economy.
We invite you to submit a poster in one of the following areas:
- Design, operation, construction and performance of buildings (residential or commercial)
- Clean energy policy
- Energy/Water Nexus
- Sustainable communities
- Energy codes and standards
- Smart buildings, smart grid and information
Eligibility and Rules
Posters will be accepted from undergraduate and graduate students. Poster abstracts must be submitted by October 10, 2019 for consideration in the poster competition. The final poster can include graphics, photographs, charts, and/or engaging text and should be 30”x40” in size. All posters should be the original research and design of the submitter. Final posters must be submitted in PDF format via email to Ms. Angie Rowell by November 1, 2019. Each student that has a poster accepted for the conference will receive a complimentary conference registration for the full conference. Accepted posters will be printed/mounted by the ESL staff for the competition. Please contact Ms. Angie Rowell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 979-485-3437 for questions about the competition.
All posters will be on display throughout the conference and will be judged by the Texas Energy Summit Steering Committee. Students must be in attendance to present their work to attendees during the Poster Session on November 14, 2019. Students whose abstracts are selected for inclusion in the contest are competing for prizes totaling $1,000, and they must be present at the awards presentation on Wednesday, November 14th to be eligible to win.