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Energy 2030


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Energy 2030 Goal

The Alliance to Save Energy advocates a bold but achievable goal of doubling energy productivity in the U.S. by 2030 (getting twice as much economic output from each unit of energy).

Energy 2030 seeks to galvanize action at the federal, state, and local levels of government, as well as in the private sector, by engaging stakeholders in a national, shared commitment to doubling U.S. energy productivity by 2030.

Save $327 billion annually in avoided energy costs

Create 1.3 million jobs

Reduce imports to represent a mere 7% of overall energy consumption

Lower greenhouse gas emissions to 1/3 below the level emitted in 2005

Energy 2030

: Media Release
The Energy 2030 On the Road campaign arrived in the Lone Star state today for the seventh event stop in Fort Worth, Texas. By traveling from city to city across the nation, the initiative is garnering endorsements from local stakeholders to double U.S. energy productivity by the year 2030.The Ft. Worth event, co-hosted by the Alliance to Save Energy (the Alliance) and South-central Partnership for Energy Efficiency as a Resource (SPEER) and sponsored by Lockheed Martin, consisted of keynote remarks from local leaders in efficiency, including Congressman Michael C. Burgess (R-TX), and panel discussions featuring speakers from a wide range of sectors.“The ‘everything is bigger in Texas’ adage applies not only to the size of the state, but also to consumer energy bills, which are some of the highest in the nation. By joining in our campaign to double our nation’s energy productivity, Texas business and consumers can reap the economic and other benefits of cutting waste,” said Kateri Callahan, president of the Alliance to Save Energy. “I’m thrilled to see event participants so enthusiastic about achieving the Energy 2030 goal.”The first panel discussion focused on investment opportunities for boosting energy productivity, with representation from 3M, Lockheed Martin and the Dallas Ft. Worth Airport. Speakers from the Lone Star state at Texas Christian University, the City of Ft. Worth and Oncor Energy later discussed strategies for motivating action through policy and outreach.“SPEER’s work to improve regional energy performance in Texas and Oklahoma, particularly in the built environment, can only succeed if there is cross-sector agreement on the importance of energy productivity. Today’s Energy 2030 On the Road event is a catalyst for ensuring that the 30 million people living in some of the fastest growing cities in America are reaping the benefits of increased efficiency,” said Doug Lewin, executive director of SPEER.“The Energy 2030 campaign supports Lockheed Martin’s existing efforts to reduce energy use and emissions from our facilities, and also provides an idea-sharing platform to develop actionable strategies to increase energy productivity across all sectors of the economy,” said Bridget Lauderdale, operations vice president and general manager for Lockheed Martin’s Aeronautics business.
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The Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a final rule establishing criteria for federal agencies that choose to employ green building rating systems (RIN 1904 – AC13). The rule covers new construction and major renovations of federal buildings — including certain residential construction — of $2.5 million or more begun on or after October 14, 2015. The rule does not specify use of any particular certification system, but rather establishes criteria that promote energy efficient building designs and that focus on energy and water management.The new rule will have a significant impact on federal energy use and taxpayers' wallets as 1/3 of the energy used by the federal government is consumed in its buildings. Most importantly, the new rule sets a precedent for active energy and water management by requiring post-occupancy verification of the savings at least every four years.“The Department of Energy’s new rule not only continues the sharp trajectory of progress in reducing federal energy waste in buildings, but also cements the government’s role as a key market influencer helping to pave the way to better building design and practices for state and local governments and the private sector,” said Alliance to Save Energy President Kateri Callahan.DOE’s action supports that agency’s goal of reducing building energy use in the U.S. by 50% and advance the President’s goal — articulated through the Accelerate Energy Productivity 2030 partnership between Alliance to Save Energy (the Alliance), DOE and Council on Competiveness (COC) — to double U.S. energy productivity by 2030.  “While often overlooked, active energy management is critical to ensuring that the energy savings realized in the design and construction of a building are sustained over time. By mandating post-occupancy verification of energy and water savings on a regular basis, the government can be sure that its facilities are performing optimally now and in the future,” said Maureen Guttman, president of the Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP).“Effective certification systems, as established in the new DOE federal green building rule, help to prove out new technologies and practices that can support the adoption of dynamic building energy codes that will lock-in savings for building owners across the country,” said Energy Efficient Codes Coalition executive director Bill Fay.The rule will go into effect on November 13, 2014.
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Today the Alliance to Save Energy (Alliance), Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance (SEEA), and ASHRAE co-hosted the latest stop on the Energy 2030 On the Road nationwide campaign. The Energy 2030 On the Road: Southeast event, which took place at ASHRAE headquarters in Atlanta, is the latest in a series of campaign stops that aim to get states and communities across the nation to endorse the goal of doubling energy productivity by 2030.Brandon Presley, public service commissioner for the Northern District of Mississippi, provided keynote remarks before distinguished policymakers from the region. Panel discussions focused on the Energy 2030 initiative’s three core strategies: unleashing investment in energy productivity throughout the economy; modernizing regulations and infrastructure to improve energy productivity; and, educating and engaging consumers, workers, business executives, and government leaders on ways to drive energy productivity gains.“Endorsement of the Energy 2030 goal to double energy productivity cannot be met without the active support and engagement of policy leaders and business stakeholders in the Southeast, as this is a region of growth which currently represents fully 44% of the country’s overall energy use. We’re excited, therefore, to begin the process of engagement today in Atlanta that will result in new partnerships and programs to drive energy efficiency across the region,” said Alliance President Kateri Callahan.The momentum of the campaign continues to build after the official launch on May 21st at the Alliance’s Energy Efficiency Global Forum. Also aiding the momentum is a new web portal feature, which allows event participants and supporters to endorse the Energy 2030 goal online as well as share best practice case studies and strategies with one another.“Energy efficiency is a catalyst for economic growth and job creation in the Southeast, and SEEA works to bring together a diverse mix of stakeholders to advance this important opportunity for the region. The On the Road event series is another example of how the collaborative efforts of many local leaders play an important part in achieving the nation’s energy productivity goal,” said Mandy Mahoney, president of Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance.“ASHRAE is pleased to be able to show its support for energy productivity by hosting the Energy 2030 On the Road: Southeast event at our headquarters – the conversations we’re having today will reach far beyond these walls to benefit our nation’s energy productivity,” said Bill Bahnfleth, ASHRAE president.The next Energy 2030 On the Road event will take place in August in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 
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WHAT: The Alliance to Save Energy, Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance (SEEA), and ASHRAE are cohosting the next Energy 2030 On the Road event in Atlanta, Georgia on June 23. Continuing the momentum from previous campaign stops, the event will encourage energy efficiency stakeholders in the Southeast to endorse the goal to double our nation’s energy productivity by the year 2030.The Southeast event will bring together state and local policymakers, business leaders and advocates of energy productivity to illustrate how this ambitious national goal can be achieved in the southeast U.S. Panelists will discuss opening investment opportunities in energy productivity throughout the economy, strategies for modernizing regulations and infrastructure to improve energy productivity, as well as tactics for educating and engaging consumers, workers, business executives and government leaders on ways to drive energy productivity gains.There will be opportunity for questions from the audience and members of the press.WHO: Local and national energy efficiency stakeholders from government, business, advocacy, industry, and academia groups will be in attendance. Confirmed speakers include: Brandon Presley Public Service Commissioner for MississippiBill Bahnfleth ASHRAECher Brister Gwinnett Technical CollegeDr. Marilyn Brown Georgia TechDennis Creech SouthfaceDaniel Howe City of Raleigh, NCSusan Kidd Agnes Scott CollegeMandy Mahoney SEEAGreg Merritt CreeDenise Quarles City of AtlantaMaKara Rumley GreenLawLaura Rygielski Preston Trane Energy Services and ControlsMichael Smith Central Electric Power CooperativeChad Solomonson Lime EnergyNicole Steele Alliance to Save EnergyBen Taube BLT Sustainable EnergyMichele Wagner Georgia PowerWHEN: Monday, June 23, 20148:00 am – 12:00 pm (EDT)WHERE: ASHRAE Headquarters1791 Tullie Circle, N.E.Atlanta, GA 30329




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