2017 ACEEE Energy Efficiency Finance Forum

2017 ACEEE Energy Efficiency Finance Forum

Fairmont Chicago
Chicago, IL
May 21, 2017 to May 23, 2017

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Energy Efficiency Finance Forum Overview

How do you finance energy efficiency? Join us to explore innovative models and find out what works, and why. Our dynamic event will help you get started on financing projects that save energy, reduce costs, and create jobs.

We want you to succeed, because the energy efficiency revolution will be impossible without effective financing options. Energy Efficiency financing is already a multi-billion dollar industry, but it has the potential to become hundreds of billions of dollars.

For more than a decade, the Finance Forum has brought together a diverse mix of participants. We welcome clean-tech investors, financiers, real estate professionals, policymakers, efficiency program planners, NGO members as well as the staff of utilities and energy companies.

Find out which organizations participated in the 2016 Finance Forum here.

Likely Participants: Clean-tech and energy efficiency investors; financiers; real estate professionals; CDFIs and other mission-driven lenders; entrepreneurs; utility staff; local, state, and federal agency personnel; energy service company personnel; policymakers; NGOs; energy efficiency program planners, operators, and evaluators; and marketing experts.

2017 Co-Chairs

                                Joel Freehling, CB&I                    Anmol Vanamali, VEIC

                                          Click here for Joel's bio.                          Click here for Anmol's bio.

2017 Advisory Committee

Scott Bernstein Center for Neighborhood Technologies
Matthew Brown Harcourt, Brown, & Carey
Megan Campbell   Opinion Dynamics
Sandy Fazeli National Association of State Energy Officials
Maria Fields Joule Assets
Julia Friedman Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance
Alfred Gaspari Pacific Gas and Electric Company 
Bert Hunter Connecticut Green Bank
Robert Johnson Hannon Armstrong
Chris Kramer Energy Futures Group
Molly Lunn Illinois Office of Energy & Recycling
Jeffrey Schub Coalition for Green Capital
Jim Wheaton BLG Consulting


Jeffrey Eckel is President, CEO and Chairman of Hannon Armstrong, the first clean energy REIT and a leading investor in sustainable infrastructure assets including efficiency and renewable energy. Read more about Mr. Eckel's experience here

Charles Hookham, P.E., is Director, Business Development and Projects of CMS Energy (Consumers Energy and CMS Enterprises), and has over 36 years of experience in the electric power and other heavy industrial sectors, and was on the American Society of Civil Engineer's Board of Directors. Read more about Mr. Hookham's experience here.

Chris Wheat serves as Chief Sustainability Officer and Senior Policy Advisor in the Office of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Chris coordinates policies, projects, and operations across City Departments and Agencies to advance the Mayor’s sustainability agenda. Read more about Mr. Wheat's experience here.


Presentations from the 2017 Finance Forum will be posted shortly. Forum attendees will receive an email notifying when presentations are available. Thank you for your patience.