March 4 2018, “Energy Solutions”, presenter Terry Tremwell, held in Terry’s home on Mount Sequoyah
Bio for Terry Tremwel, PhD, MBA
Terry Tremwel Chairs the Boards for Picasolar, Inc, and Trem|Wel Energy, LLC. In 2016, Picasolar earned a third SunShot Award, this time at the Tier 3 level, meaning that successful completion in 2018 will result in a commercial product that enhances solar cell performance. Trem|Wel Energy is an energy development and sustainability consulting firm located in Fayetteville, AR. Tremwel holds a PhD in agricultural engineering from the University of Florida, an M.S. in ag engineering from Iowa State University, a B.S. in ag engineering from UC Davis, and an MBA from the University of Arkansas.
Dr. Tremwel and his wife, Margaret, built a 2900 sq. foot home on Mount Sequoyah in Fayetteville, AR, that is energy Net-Zero Plus, as an all-electric home with no gas line. Using solar PV, it generates more electricity on site than it consumes for household functions and transportation for their two electric cars. They recognize that a better choice for resource preservation would be a smaller house, but they wanted a home that could be used for various community events and training sessions. The 3-story home has a relatively small area footprint at 900 sq. feet, plus decking, mud room, and garage on stilts.
Dr. Tremwel developed and teaches the Sustainability class in the Sam M Walton College of Business. The Sustainability class has grown from 31 students in its first year, 2007, to 63 students in spring 2011, based on word of mouth and the popularity of the topic. The class emphasizes the triple bottom line (People, Planet, Profits) and other ways to analyze and apply sustainability to business. As former Research Director of the Supply Chain Management Research Center at the University of Arkansas, Tremwel published three logistics case studies that were used in the International Graduate Logistics Case Competition, involving 12 of the best graduate logistics programs in the world by invitation. Each of the cases includes process efficiencies, material conservation, and energy savings. Tremwel published white papers on logistics in the wind industry, reverse logistics, and business scorecard development. Each of these papers has gotten international attention from companies that produce and distribute household name brands. The papers have been downloaded from universities on all continents.
Dr. Tremwel co-founded Trem|Wel Energy to serve businesses and individuals in reducing their consumption of energy, water, and materials, thereby reducing their cost structure and increasing profits. Tremwel analyzes energy consumption patterns and recommends methods to reduce peaks in facilities that are partially billed on their peak consumption. Lighting, efficient HVAC systems, climate control technology, and insulation are favorite tools for reducing facility energy consumption while maintaining comfort. After consumption is optimized, Trem|Wel Energy helps facilities owners weigh options in distributed generation using wind, solar, geothermal, and biomass. The firm uses the latest business approaches in helping owners finance and provide environmental comfort and lighting services rather than the mere sale of products.
Tremwel has a background in hydrologic contaminant and transportation network analysis and flow optimization. He has developed numerous physical systems to control and distribute flows. With skills relating to land, air, water, energy, chemistry, transportation, and finance, Tremwel has the ability to integrate solutions to meet a wide variety of needs.
Dr. Terry Tremwel is available at (479) 414-0956 and Terry@Picasolar.com .