ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings
Anniversaries serve to remind us where we’ve come from, how much we’ve accomplished, and where we’re headed. What better way to launch ACEEE’s 35th anniversary as an organization (coming up in 2015) than by paying tribute to Dr. Arthur Rosenfeld, who was instrumental in our creation and guides our vision still? Art is our founder and is currently distinguished scientist emeritus at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and professor emeritus of physics, University of California, Berkeley.
Pacific Grove, Calif.—ACEEE presented three Champion of Energy Efficiency Awards last night at its 18th biennial Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. The awards recognize leadership and accomplishment in the energy efficiency field. Winners are selected based on demonstrated excellence in program implementation, research and development, energy policy, or private sector initiatives. The winners for 2014 are:
American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy Presents 2012 Champion of Energy Efficiency in Buildings Awards
Pacific Grove, Calif.—The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) presented four Champion of Energy Efficiency Awards last night at its 17th biennial Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. The awards recognize leadership and accomplishment in the energy efficiency field. Winners are selected based on demonstrated excellence in program implementation, research and development, energy policy, or private sector initiatives. The winners for 2012 are:
Fueling our Future with Efficiency: Record Number of Abstracts Submitted to the 2012 “Buildings” Summer Study
As the Panel Leaders for the 2012 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings gather this week to select abstracts for eventual conference presentation, they will choose from more than 1,299 abstracts, a record number. This year’s submissions increased 32 percent over 2010. The 2012 Summer Study will be one conference you don’t want to miss!
Congress and the news media continue to focus almost completely on the question of where we will find new sources of conventional but clean energy. Yet, the surprising insight is that the robustness of our economy squarely depends on more productive investments in energy efficiency. Indeed, the overwhelming emphasis today on new energy supplies is “crowding out” a meaningful national dialogue and progress on achieving greater efficiency in an economy that today wastes 87% of the energy we use.
I am pleased to report that all the “market fundamentals” continue to look strong for utility-sector energy efficiency. While the recession has eased electric demand a bit, long-term concerns about system reliability and adequacy of supply remain.
ICF International, Portland Energy Conservation, Incorporated, and the ACEEE staff and Board sponsored Summer Study scholarships for seven undergraduate and graduate students. The award paid for the conference registration fee, housing and meals, and a portion of transportation costs.