Read on for a summary of the following sessions: - Intelligent efficiency: How can systems-level integration and intelligence reduce building energy consumption and operating costs? - Utility of the future: How are emerging technologies transforming the utility industry?
2016 concludes on a high note! After an exciting, jam-packed two days of engaging sessions, speakers, dialogues, videos and networking, we close this year’s forum with a wrap up of day two activity. Read on and click through for summary descriptions, photos and social media highlights of today’s Morning Plenary and eight Executive Dialogue panels.
The Alliance to Save Energy proudly kicked off the 9th annual EE Global Forum by recognizing three significant contributors to the cause of advancing energy efficiency at the EE Visionary Awards Luncheon. This year, the Alliance’s EE Visionary Awards honored energy-efficient campuses around the world.
Kelly Speakes-Backman commenced the EE Global Opening Plenary this afternoon with an overview of the Alliance to Save Energy’s exciting EE Global announcements, including the newly-released Global Alliance Roadmap Playbook and the Systems Efficiency Initiative Year One Sum of its Parts Report. Following the session’s introduction, Speakes-Backman introduced her fellow panelists and dove into the Opening Plenary panel discussion, Electrifying the Economy: Driving Energy Productivity in the Digital Age. What followed was a robust discussion of the ways in which the energy system of the future is being shaped by increased grid connectivity, information technologies and the diversified use of electricity across the economy. Speakes-Backman was joined onstage by Roger Flanagan, managing director at Lockheed Martin Energy, Laurie Giammona, senior vice president and chief customer officer at PG&E Company, Dave Szczupak, EVP of global product organization at Whirlpool Corporation and Thomas Kuhn, president, Edison Electric Institute (EEI).
Read on for a summary of the following sessions: - Beyond COP21: What role will energy efficiency play in the post-COP era? - Beyond Clean Power Plan: How do you design a regulatory framework for utilities that drives energy efficiency and climate mitigation?
Read on for a summary of the following sessions: - Increasing EE through connected systems: How can communities take into account holistic system efficiency from day one? - Buildings of the Future: How do we design and construct energy-efficient, resilient and climate adaptive buildings?
Read on for a summary of the following sessions: - Internet of Things: How are advances in connectivity driving energy efficiency and enhancing the consumer experience? - Transforming transportation: How are we leveraging information and communications technologies to improve mobility and enhance efficiency?
Read on for a summary of the following sessions: - Institutional investments: Do gains in energy productivity and sustainability resonate with big investors? - Transitioning finance: What are the challenges of moving away from traditional grant-based programs and upscaling alternative energy efficiency financing programs?

The first day of the ninth annual Energy Efficiency Global Forum ( #EEGlobal ) provided a host of engaging opportunities to advance energy efficiency, with exciting initiative announcements kicking of the day, followed up by an awards luncheon recognizing three energy-efficient campuses around the world. The day continued at full speed with eight thought-provoking Executive Dialogue panel sessions, an afternoon plenary with high level discussion focused on driving energy productivity in the digital age, and capped off with a welcome reception featuring 15 Solutions Showcase videos of energy efficiency solutions and products. Read on and click through for...

The Alliance to Save Energy considers building energy codes – which exist to improve building energy efficiency – to be among the most cost-effective means of lowering household utility bills, strengthening U.S. energy security and reducing harmful emissions. The Obama Administration is taking very seriously the risks of climate change and the damaging and disruptive effects of extreme weather on our built environment. In fact, the National Security Council and the National Institute of Building Science convened building sector stakeholders, including the Alliance, at an intensive meeting today in Washington, D.C., to discuss how codes can contribute to resilience efforts.