2018 International Symposium on Energy Efficiency

2018 International Symposium on Energy Efficiency

Best Practices from Across the Globe

National Press Building
Washington, DC
June 26, 2018

Overview | Registration | Accommodations | Program | Presentations

ACEEE will convene a one-day symposium to highlight international energy efficiency best practices, with a particular focus on opportunities for improvement in the United States. Our research has shown that energy efficiency can be a low-cost, powerful tool for countries to meet their energy and environmental goals and to sustainably increase shared prosperity.

At this event, ACEEE will release its biennial International Scorecard, which examines the energy efficiency policies and performance of the world’s 25 largest energy-consuming countries. The scorecard evaluates countries based on 35 metrics and shows how all can substantially improve their energy efficiency. It has attracted considerable media attention, including Clean Technica and USA TODAY, and this workshop will broaden its reach.

The symposium will feature four panels that will explore: (1) scorecard findings, (2) lessons learned from high-performing countries, (3) opportunities for the United States, and (4) notable efforts and opportunities for global companies.

Likely participants: Domestic and international policymakers; embassy energy and environment staff; internationally-focused NGOs and foundations; media representatives; development bank professionals; international economists; energy efficiency professionals




Click on the presenter's name to view the presentation. (Note: not all presenters provided presentations for us to post for viewing.)

Tuesday, June 26

Key Takeaways from Leading Countries

Moderator: Steve Nadel, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy

Germany and the Energiewende - Targets and Progress
Barbara Schlomann, Fraunhofer Institute, Germany

French Policies for Energy Efficiency in Buildings
Carine Sebi, Grenoble Business School, France

Japanese Industrial Energy Efficiency Best Practices
Takeru Ito, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan


Lessons for the United States

Moderator: Charlie McGrudden, Daikin

How are Cities Playing a Leading Role on Energy Efficiency and Learning from International Experience?
Edward Yim, DC Department of Energy and Environment

Fuel Economy Standards and Feebates
Zifei Yang, International Council for Clean Transportation

Applying International Buildings Best Practices to the United States
Jennifer Amann, American Council for and Energy-Efficient Economy


Business Opportunities for Energy Efficiency

Moderator: David Calbrese, Daikin

The Kigali Amendment and Opportunities for Energy Efficiency
Helen Terrinoni, Chemours

White Certificate Programs in Europe and Australia
Steve Nadel, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy

Whole Buildings Solutions to Energy Efficiency
Charlie McCrudden, Daikin


Global Best Practices in Mobility

Moderator: Max Gruenig, EFEX

International Mobility Policies that could Apply to the US
Sebastian Castellanos, WRI

Congestion Pricing and Transportation Efficiency
Charles Komanoff, Komanoff Energy Associates

Making the Case for Sustainable Mobility in Italy and Europe
Massimo Marciani, Fit Consulting


Best Practices in BUILDING Energy Efficiency

Moderator: Jennifer Amann, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy

Building Energy Ratings and Energy Efficiency Passports
Mariangiola Fabbri, BPIE

Canadian Progress on Zero-Net-Energy Building Codes
Ian Macdonald, National Research Council, Canada

Cities and Electrification
Neil Veilleux, Meister Consultants Group, A Cadmus Company


Promising Approaches for Industry

Moderator: Neal Elliott, ACEEE

Industrial Strategic Energy Management
Paul Scheihing, US DOE

German Apprenticeship Training Programs
Manfred Staebler, Bosch


Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Integration

Moderator: Max Gruenig, EFEX

European Perspective
Antonella Battaglini, Renewable Grid Initiative

US Perspective
Rachel Gold, American Concil for an Energy-Efficient Economy




Register now at the rate of $85.



Accommodations are available at the Hamilton Hotel for $289/night for nights of  June 25 and 26. The cut-off deadline for the reduced rate is May 29, 2018. Each individual guest must make their own reservation by either calling 866-407-1764 or reserving online: American Council for Energy-Efficient Economy .

Guests making reservations must mention the group name ACEEE to receive the reduced rate. There is an “early departure" fee of $150 if guests depart prior to their reservation dates. We encourage you to make your reservations early to take advantage of discounted prices and availability.