The time has come for our first Intelligent Efficiency Conference

Blog Post | October 08, 2014 - 10:00 am
By Ethan Rogers , Program Director, Industry

Efficiency has become intelligent. We’ve always known that waste is stupid and that efficiency is smart, but now, many energy measures can learn, adapt, and self-optimize. It’s called “intelligent efficiency,” and it’s going to transform how energy efficiency is provided, achieved, and measured. We’re so excited about its potential that we are hosting an entirely new conference on the subject in November. The first ACEEE Intelligent Efficiency Conference will be held on November 16 - 18, at the Hyatt Regency – Embarcadero, San Francisco. Speakers will include experts and thought leaders from the information and communication technologies (ICT), energy efficiency, utility, and end-user communities. We’re expecting this to be a big ICT-energy efficiency matchmaking event that will facilitate intelligent efficiency going mainstream!

If you’d like to learn more about intelligent efficiency and our conference, we are hosting a webinar on October 21st. In this webinar, Chris Hankin of the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) will moderate a panel comprised of Indy Ratnathicam, marketing and strategy director for FirstFuel, Jeff Kramer, executive director of strategic alliances and public policy for Verizon, and me. We’ll talk about how intelligent efficiency is going to transform energy use in buildings, communities, transportation systems, and factories.

You can also learn more about intelligent efficiency through our reports and those by others covering this space. Our first report, A Defining Framework for Intelligent Efficiency, examined the scope and purpose of intelligent efficiency. The second one, Intelligent Efficiency: Opportunities, Barriers, and Solutions, examined the economic benefits in the commercial and manufacturing sectors. Earlier this year, ACEEE transportation program director Therese Langer published Smart Freight: Applications of Information and Communications Technologies to Freight Systems , which examines intelligent efficiency in moving freight. And this summer I finished a ten-month deep dive into how smart manufacturing saves energy with The Energy Savings of Smart Manufacturing report. Steven Lacey of Greentech media, who has also covered this issue extensively, released a report called Intelligent Efficiency: Innovations Reshaping the Energy Efficiency Market last summer. By the way, he’s bringing the Energy Gang to our conference and will be taping a podcast as part of our lunch presentation.

For more information on the webinar, visit: http://www.aceee.org/conferences/2014/ie/webinar

To register for the Intelligent Efficiency Conference in San Francisco next month, visit: http://aceee.org/conferences/2014/ie/registration