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GEED 2017 II

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Featuring leading experts and stakeholders in the efficiency community, Alliance events move us toward our goal of a more energy-efficient world through starting dynamic conversations on principal issues, launching new initiatives, and honoring champions.

GEED 2017 II

Thursday, September 14, 2017 : 08:30am
Thursday, September 14, 2017 : 12:30pm
Columbus Club : Washington, DC


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Why have just one Great Energy Efficiency Day (GEED) when you can have two!? Join us on Thursday, September 14 in Washington, D.C. for GEED II, where we will host a robust discussion on "Victories and Opportunities in the Federal Efficiency Program Landscapeat the Columbus Club, 50 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002.

Launched in 2004, GEED has become a “must attend” public dialogue on the need for, and benefits of, energy efficiency and is a chance for congressional staffers to learn about the far-reaching benefits of energy efficiency through expert-led panels with stakeholders from business, industry and government.

Space is limited, so register today to secure your seat!

8:30 am - 9:00 amRegistration and Breakfast
9:00 am - 9:10 am

Welcome Remarks

Kateri Callahan, President, Alliance to Save Energy

9:10 am - 9:40 am

Insiders’ View – How Federal Efficiency Programs are Working Today to Save Money and Energy

Listen to two leading experts on federal energy efficiency programs provide an insiders’ view on the government’s latest efficiency initiatives. David Nemtzow, Director, Building Technologies, U.S. Department of Energy and Sue Gander, Director, Environment, Energy & Natural Resources Division, Center for Best Practices, National Governors Association, will discuss what’s happening now on the efficiency front and highlight these programs’ results are saving money and energy.


Kateri Callahan, President, Alliance to Save Energy


David Nemtzow, Director, Building Technologies, U.S. Department of Energy

Sue Gander, Director, Environment, Energy & Transportation Division, Center for Best Practices National Governors Association

9:40 am - 10:45 am

An Investment That Delivers: Federal Energy Efficiency Programs at Work


Ben Evans, Vice President, Government Affairs and Communications, Alliance to Save Energy 


Mark Lessans, Energy Efficiency Analyst, Ingersoll Rand

Maria Vargas, Director of the Better Buildings Challenge at the Department of Energy

Susan Rochford, VP Sustainability, Energy Efficiency and Public Policy, Legrand

Jim West, Assistant General Manager, Customer & Energy Services, Snohomish Public Utility District


10:45 am - 11:10 amBreak
11:10 am - 12:15 pm

Missed Opportunities: Gaps in the Policy Landscape


Dan Bresette, VP Policy and Research, Alliance to Save Energy


Charlie McCrudden, Director, Government Affairs, Daikin

Britta Gross, Director, Advanced Vehicle Commercialization Policy, GM

Jeff Schlegel, Consultant, EE Business Coalition





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