ACEEE's 2020 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Virtual Education, August 17-21

  • 17 August 2020 To 21 August 2020
  • Event Host : The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)
ACEEE Summer Energy Efficiency Study
Event Description

For the first time, ACEEE is offering a virtual 2020 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. 

Through this virtual program, attendees will be able to attend from the safety and comfort of home, register at less than half the in-person fee, and feel good about avoiding travel-related emissions. Attendees will also have exclusive access to online presentations and more than 430 papers on cutting-edge research. Only registered attendees will be able to view these resources at their convenience for at least the next six months, providing an event that lives on.

The theme for the 2020 Summer Study is “Efficiency: The Core of a Clean Energy Future.” This theme was selected in recognition of the rapidly evolving ecosystem of the energy industry. From resilience to health, from distributed energy resources to renewables to grid integration and virtual batteries, energy efficiency remains critical to our success. Whatever the surrounding goals for expansion of clean energy systems and services, the ability to design and operate efficient buildings is an essential foundational requirement.

ACEEE conference organizers are especially excited for the continuation of the Energy Efficiency and Equity panel. Low-income communities and communities of color stand to benefit from energy efficiency upgrades, healthier housing, and local job creation; yet they have not typically received explicit attention as stakeholders. This panel focuses on efforts to reach historically under-served households with energy efficiency investments.

Likely Participants: Policymakers; utility staff; architects; builders; financial and insurance professionals involved with buildings; clean-tech investors; building products, equipment, and appliance manufacturers; building owners and operators; engineers; local, state, and federal agency personnel; energy researchers; NGOs; consultants; behavioral scientists; and energy efficiency professionals

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)
  • Speakers / Presenters

      Tuesday, August 18
      Efficiency Now More than Ever
      Discussion about the urgency of addressing climate change and environmental justice, including the critical contributions that energy efficiency can make.

      Gina McCarthy
      Natural Resources Defense Council
      President and CEO (and former EPA Administrator)

      Wednesday, August 19
      Efficiency: The Core of a Clean Energy Future
      A panel discussion about links between energy efficiency and other important issues such as climate change, grid costs, economic burdens and environmental justice.

      Cecil Corbin-Mark
      WE ACT for Environmental Justice
      Deputy Director/Director of Policy Initiatives

      Paul Hibbard
      Analysis Group

      Leia Guccione
      Rocky Mountain Institute
      Managing Director

      Thursday, August 20
      Advancing Energy Efficiency in Today’s Challenging Times
      This panel of speakers (federal, state and local perspectives) will discuss what they are doing to advance energy efficiency, and how we can help them, despite current challenges such as COVID-19, a fragile economy and other pressing issues that compete for attention.

      Paul Tonko
      U.S. Representative (D-NY)
      Chair of the Environment and Climate Change Subcommittee of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce

      Vicki Hackett
      Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
      Deputy Commissioner

      Kim Havey
      City of Minneapolis
      Sustainability Director
  • Event type
    • Online/Webinar

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