2018 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings

2018 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings

Making Efficiency Easy and Enticing


Asilomar Conference Grounds
Pacific Grove, CA
August 12, 2018 to August 17, 2018

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Buildings Summer Study Overview

The 2018 ACEEE Summer Study is the 20th biennial ACEEE conference on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. This preeminent meeting will attract a diverse group of professionals to discuss cutting-edge technologies, strategies, and programs for reducing energy use and addressing climate impacts. We want to scale innovation that works with our 2018 theme: “Making Efficiency Easy and Enticing.”

Consider how technologies alone can boost energy efficiency. Advances in material sciences are increasing the efficiency of buildings systems and components. Information technology is giving stakeholders vastly more data and insight for making decisions. New sensors and controls are creating dynamic, grid-integrated buildings. Hundreds of buildings are now operating at or near net-zero energy.

The building industry needs to significantly increase the pace of adoption across all market sectors and regions. To overcome stubborn behavioral, economic, and market barriers, it will need innovation in technology development, program design and implementation, codes and standards, financing, workforce development, and community development. Come to the 2018 Summer Study with your ideas, experiences, and vision to make energy efficiency easy and enticing.

Likely Participants Include: 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.

Call for Papers

The Call for Papers submission deadline has passed.

Program

2018 Program Committee Co-Chairs

 

2018 Panels

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PANEL 2: Residential Buildings: Program Design, Implementation, and Evaluation
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PANEL 4: Commercial Buildings: Program Design, Implementation, and Evaluation
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PANEL 5: Codes and Standards
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PANEL 6: Utilities and the Future
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PANEL 7: Market Transformation with Speed and Scale
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PANEL 8: Capturing Savings through Behavior: Science and Practice
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PANEL 9: Energy Efficiency Policy: U.S. & Beyond
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PANEL 10: Net Zero: Moving Beyond 1%
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PANEL 11: Resilient, Sustainable Communities
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PANEL 12: Smart Buildings, Smart Grid, and the Internet of Things
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PANEL 13: Energy Efficiency and Equity: Addressing the Underserved
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PANEL 14: Poster Display Presentations
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Registration

Registration to open Spring 2018.

 


Linda Latham Scholarship

ACEEE grants a number of Linda Latham Scholarships to attend the biennial Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. The scholarship was established in memory of Linda Latham who served as ACEEE’s Chief Operating Officer until her untimely death in September 2011. Linda, who helped found the US government’s ENERGY STAR® program, believed that students bring talent and creativity to the field of energy efficiency especially if we provide a venue to inspire and educate them.

The “Latham Scholars” chosen for 2018 will have the opportunity to be exposed to new ideas and to interact with energy efficiency experts from around the world. In turn, Summer Study attendees will be able to meet these exceptional students—a reciprocal opportunity for all! Watch a video that shows the true value of ACEEE's Linda Latham Scholarships.

2017 Summer Study Industry Linda Latham Scholars

Top row: Adetokunbo Ajao, University of Michigan-Dearborn; Louis De Gruy, University of Dayton;
Bottom row: Aravindh Murali, University of Illinois at Chicago; Baalaganapathy Manohar, University of Florida; Fatema Adamji, University of Waterloo; Kelly Charles, University of Pittsburgh; Rafael Petri Zanardo, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul - UFRGS

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Sponsorship Opportunities

If you will like to become more involved and learn more about how your organization can support the Summer Study through our sponsorship opportunities, click here to download the sponsorship flyer.  Contact Charlie Herron if you have any questions regarding the options.