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William Chvala

William Chvala

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352

Biography

Mr. Chvala (pronounced Koala, like the bear) came to Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in 1991 to work on energy performance evaluations of office equipment, building HVAC equipment, and lighting. Since then, he has been involved in numerous metering, data collection, demand-side management (DSM), and load-shedding projects. Previously, he worked briefly for a public electric utility and rural electric cooperative. He has been a Research Engineer in the Building Sciences and the Thermal and Electrical Systems technical groups at PNNL. Mr. Chvala's specialties include field data collection, utility data and rate analysis, and energy performance evaluations for Federal facilities and large military installations. He is also active in PNNL's long-standing program with the U.S. Army, helping them understand energy consumption on an installation level and identifying potential energy projects, fuel switching opportunities, load-shedding, and other operations improvements. More recently served as team lead for a partnership with the Army Reserve Installation Management Directorate, managing a large PNNL team providing analysis, planning, and direct project support for energy efficiency, renewable energy, and sustainability efforts.

Research Interests

  • Energy efficiency technology analysis and economics
  • Field data collection, technology demonstrations, and site audits
  • Federal sector energy consumption with emphasis in military installations
  • Technical assistance for Federal-sector energy-related activities

Education and Credentials

  • M.S. Environmental Science, Energy Emphasis, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio
  • B.Sc. Physics and B.Sc. Applied Mathematics, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Certified Energy Manager (CEM) by Association of Energy Engineers (April 1998 – present)
  • DOD Security Clearance to support work for the Army and Navy (2005 – present)
  • PNNL Authorized Electrical Worker (2007 – 2014)

Awards and Recognitions

  • Nominated for PNNL National Security Directorate, Business Developer of the Year (OTY) Award, 2013 and 2014.
  • Nominated for PNNL Energy and Environment Directorate, 2011 Cognizant Space Manager (CSM) of the Year (OTY) Award

PNNL Publications

2018

  • Solana A.E., E.M. Wendel, W.D. Chvala, and P. Wirt. 2018. "Making Progress toward Net Zero Sites in the Army Reserve through Analysis of Multiple Scenarios." In 2018 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, August 12-17, 2018, Pacific Grove, CA. Washington, District Of Columbia:American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. PNNL-SA-133223.

2011

2010

2009

  • Chvala W.D. 2009. "Renewable Energy in Fitness Centers." In Proceeding of the World Energy Engineering Congress, November 4-6, 2009, Washington DC, Paper No. 84. Atlanta, Georgia:Association of Energy Engineers. PNNL-SA-68443.

2008

  • Chvala W.D., A.E. Solana, J.C. States, W.M. Warwick, M.R. Weimar, and D.R. Dixon. 2008. Renewable Energy Opportunities at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. PNNL-20221. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Renewable Energy Opportunities at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico
  • Chvala W.D., W.M. Warwick, D.R. Dixon, A.E. Solana, M.R. Weimar, J.C. States, and R.W. Reilly. 2008. Renewable Energy Opportunities at Fort Hood, Texas. PNNL-20219. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Renewable Energy Opportunities at Fort Hood, Texas
  • Solana A.E., J.C. States, W.D. Chvala, M.R. Weimar, and D.R. Dixon. 2008. "Renewable Energy Opportunities for the Army." In Proceedings of the World Energy Engineering Congress. Lilburn, Georgia:Farmont Press Inc. PNNL-SA-61859.

2006

  • Brown D.R., W.D. Chvala, and J.A. Dirks. 2006. Central Energy System Modernization at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. PNNL-16242. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Central Energy System Modernization at Fort Jackson, South Carolina
  • Chvala W.D., D.R. Brown, and J.A. Dirks. 2006. "Central energy plant assessment strategy used at Redstone, Fort Jackson." Public Works Digest XVIII, no. 5:25-26. PNNL-SA-51431.

2005

  • Chvala W.D., A.E. Solana, and D.R. Dixon. 2005. Facility Energy Decision System (FEDS) Assessment Report for Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico. PNNL-15053. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Facility Energy Decision System (FEDS) Assessment Report for Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico
  • Halverson M.A., W.D. Chvala, and S. Herrera. 2005. "Fuel Cell Demonstration at the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod." Cogeneration and Distributed Generation Journal 20, no. 3:43-50. PNNL-SA-44972.

2004

2003

  • Anderson K.J., and W.D. Chvala. 2003. "Comparing Two Types of Magnetically-Coupled Adjustable Speed Drives with Variable Frequency Drives in Pump and Fan Applications." In Proceedings of 25th National Industrial Energy Technology Conference, 69-76. Houston, Texas:Texas A&M. PNNL-SA-38365.
  • Brown D.R., and W.D. Chvala. 2003. "Flywheel Energy Storage -- An Alternative to Batteries for UPS Systems." In Energy and High Performance Facility Sourcebook / Proceedings of the 26th World Energy Engineering Congress (WEEC)., edited by Katrina Buff, 487-497. Lilburn, Georgia:Fairmont Press. PNNL-SA-39377.

2002

  • Chvala W.D. 2002. "Technology Potential of Thermal Energy Storage (TES) Systems in Federal Facilities." Energy Engineering 99, no. 5:55-80. PNNL-SA-35820.
  • Chvala W.D. 2002. "Technology Potential of Thermal Energy Storage (TES) Systems in Federal Facilities." In Integrated Solutions for Energy & Facility Management., edited by D. Sioros, 3-12. Lilburn, Georgia:Fairmont Press. PNNL-SA-35089.
  • Chvala W.D., and D.W. Winiarski. 2002. "Magnetically Coupled Adjustable Speed Drive Systems." Energy Engineering 99, no. 6:38-59. PNNL-SA-36168.
  • Chvala W.D., and D.W. Winiarski. 2002. "Technology Demonstration: Magnetically-Coupled Adjustable Speed Drive Systems." In Solutions for Energy Security & Facility Managment Challenges: Proceedings of the 25th World Energy Engineering Congress, October 9-11, 2002, 53-62. Atlanta, Georgia:The Association of Energy Engineers. PNNL-SA-36482.
  • Chvala W.D., D.W. Winiarski, and M.C. Mulkerin. 2002. Technology Demonstration of Magnetically-Coupled Adjustable Speed Drive Systems. PNNL-13879. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Technology Demonstration of Magnetically-Coupled Adjustable Speed Drive Systems

2001

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