Welcome to the 2019 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Industry
Our theme for this historic Summer Study on industrial energy efficiency is “Inspiring Action for a Sustainable Future.” We chose our theme to wrap around the cycle of empowering people, establishing policy, enhancing processes, enabling action all towards inspiring a sustainable industrial future. While the cycle continues, it begins and ends with people, like you, who are committed to industrial efficiency. And what better place to conduct the study than Portland, Oregon a community that is knit together around a sustainable energy future!
As co-chairs we are committed to making the gathering live up to the ideals of being truly inspirational, delivering actionable outcomes, all within the underlying goal of contributing to a sustainable future. In preparation for Portland we have assembled an incredible team of panel leaders from both the USA and Canada, all well respected in the area of industrial energy efficiency. Although “not to be missed” has become cliché, we are confident that Summer Study 2019 is an event that you will want to make sure you attend.
Join the conversation at the 2019 Summer Study with your ideas, experiences, and vision to make energy efficiency easy and enticing!
We believe industrial efficiency plays an integral role in building a sustainable future. The key: empowered people. By laying a solid foundation with smart policies and addressing challenges with new processes and designs, we can enable and inspire them to take action that will accelerate our journey.
Inspirational Future - Enabling action to inspire the future
- People - Empowering people to envision the future
- Policy - Establishing policy to launch the future
- Process - Enhancing processes to power the future
This conference will give you the chance to hear from visionaries and energy leaders, and the opportunity to discuss best practices and new approaches. We know that getting to a sustainable future takes commitment and a coordinated approach; that why this year’s participants include:
Energy efficiency program administrators, evaluators, and contractors; public utility commission and consumer counselor staff members, corporate energy managers and government relations professionals; professionals in the utility sector with responsibilities for efficiency programs, resource planning, regulatory compliance and government relations; energy efficiency solution providers; state energy office officials; energy management firms; and energy efficiency advocacy organizations.
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Physicist Amory Lovins is the cofounder, Chief Scientist, and Chairman Emeritus of Rocky Mountain Institute. He has written 31 books and over 630 papers. He is a frequent advisor to major firms and governments on topics ranging from energy efficiency to designing for the environment. He received the Blue Planet, Volvo, Zayed, Onassis, Nissan, Shingo, and Mitchell Prizes, MacArthur and Ashoka Fellowships, 12 honorary doctorates, the Heinz, Lindbergh, Right Livelihood, National Design, and World Technology Awards, and Germany’s Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit. A Harvard and Oxford dropout, he has taught at ten universities (most recently Stanford’s School of Engineering and the Naval Postgraduate School)—but only subjects he’s never formally studied. In 2009, Time named him one of the world’s 100 most influential people, and Foreign Policy, one of the 100 top global thinkers.
Lovins will discuss how energy efficiency in industry can get cheaper and bigger with integrative design. His recent analysis (hyperlink to report) found that in over $40 billion worth of major projects, optimizing industrial equipment and processes as whole systems for multiple benefits typically yielded design savings of 30–60% in retrofits, and 40-90% in new builds. Paybacks were only a few years and capital cost were almost always lower. Artfully choosing, combining, sequencing, and timing fewer and simpler technologies can save more energy at lower cost than deploying more and fancier but dis-integrated and randomly timed technologies. This may seem difficult, but it is proven, rapidly evolving, and spreading.
Registration will open Spring 2019
Stay in the newly renovated DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Portland. Book your room using the link below, or call 503-281-6111 to receive our special group rate of $182 single ($212 double) per night through July 22, 2019. To receive the group rate, reserve early and mention you are with ACEEE.
For information on sponsorship opportunities for the 2019 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Industry, download our sponsorship flyer. If you have questions or would like more information, contact Charlie Herron, Development Coordinator or Ethan Rogers, Industry Program Director.