Connected homes affect multiple sectors, requiring cross-sector partnerships and cooperation to achieve large-scale adoption. This session is intended to bring together key players --product manufacturers, utilities, software/data analytics and policy makers --for a discussion on the policy and market opportunities and challenges facing this industry. The purpose of the briefing is to educate and engage congressional staff on the work being done to increase adoption of connected homes, while also discussing policy solutions for advancing energy efficiency and technological innovation in the residential building sector. 


12:00 pm to 12:15 pmRegistration & Lunch Served
12:15 pm to 12:25 pm
Welcome Remarks
Kateri Callahan, President, Alliance to Save Energy 
12:25 pm to 12:40 pm
Connected Home 101
Roland Risser, Director, Building Technologies Office, DOE
12:40 pm to 1:40 pm



Policy Impacts of the Connected Home

Daniel Bresette, Director of Government Relations, Alliance to Save Energy 

David Lee, Residential Program Supervisor, Building Technologies Office, DOE

Jud Virden, Associate Lab Director for Energy & Environment Directorate, PNNL

Melissa Lavinson, VP of Federal Affairs & Policy, Chief Sustainability Officer, PG&E

Richard Caperton, Director of National Policy & Partnerships, Opower