2010 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings

2010 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings

The Climate for Efficiency is Now

Asilomar Conference Grounds
Pacific Grove, CA
August 15, 2010 to August 20, 2010

Conference Co-Chairs:
Robert Hawsey, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Craig Wray, Lawrence Berkeley National Labratory

"Opportunities for Increasing the Penetration of Energy Efficiency by Leveraging the Resources of Local Governments" by Moria Morrissey, John H. Reed, Charles Bailey, & Jeff Riggert, Innovologie, LLC

"Swimming Upstream: Commercial HVAC Efficiency and Industry Allies" by Jon Linn, Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships, Inc., Amy Patenaude, Efficiency Vermont, & Judy Stasack, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority

A diverse group of professionals from around the world will gather at this preeminent meeting to discuss the technological basis for, and practical implementation of, reducing energy use and climate impacts associated with buildings. Presentations and discussions will relate to the theme, “The Climate for Efficiency is Now.” Global activities related to energy efficiency in buildings are rapidly expanding, in part to stimulate world economies, but also to avoid the worst consequences of climate change and resource depletion. To achieve its full potential, however, this energy efficiency “engine” needs to address sustainable development and climate issues that go beyond buildings. Well integrated programs, technologies, and financing sources need to be developed. A new generation of multi-disciplinary practitioners, researchers, and policymakers needs to be trained and quickly deployed to solve the closely-coupled energy efficiency and climate problems that we face. Come to the 2010 Summer Study, where you can share your ideas and engage in dialogue with leading thinkers, visionaries, and luminaries in the field, while experiencing the magnificent natural setting of Asilomar. We invite you to contribute your most creative work in the following areas:

  • energy technologies and information technologies and practices
  • market transformation
  • design and performance of buildings 
  • program design, implementation, and evaluation
  • human and social dimensions of energy use
  • utility regulation, strategies, and policy
  • sustainable communities 
  • integrating energy efficiency and climate change policies
  • workforce training