The Alliance to Save Energy hosted a Press Announcement Breakfast Briefing at EE Global during the morning of May 11. Media heard exciting industry announcements from wide-ranging efficiency leaders, including the World Resources Institute (WRI), The Climate Group, the Alliance to Save Energy, ASHRAE, the Global Alliance for Energy Productivity, Efficiency Valuation Organization (EVO), and Southern Company. Read below for descriptions of announcements that transpired at EE Global:

  • WRI: Building Efficiency Report, City Guidebook
    • Presenter: Dr. Ani Dasgupta, Global Director, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable
    • WRI launched a new report that shows building efficiency offers a triple-win of economic, social and environmental benefits for cities. The new guide will help city leaders overcome market barriers and unlock building efficiency in cities.
  • The Climate Group: EP100
  • Alliance to Save Energy: Systems Efficiency Initiative
    • Presenter: SEI co-chair Kelly Speakes-Backman, Alliance to Save Energy Senior VP of Policy & Research
    • The Alliance to Save Energy is launching the Systems Efficiency Initiative (SEI) Year 1 Report entitled Greater than the Sum of its Parts: The Case for a Systems Approach to Energy Efficiency (Sum of its Parts), describing a major shift in traditional thinking about buildings efficiency that has been heralded as a game changer by industry partners. Sum of its Parts investigates the significant untapped energy savings available through a systems-efficiency approach to building design, construction, operation and maintenance.
  • Global Alliance for Energy Productivity: Energy Productivity Playbook
    • Presenter: Kateri Callahan, Alliance to Save Energy President
    • The Global Alliance for Energy Productivity is launching at EE Global its Energy Productivity Playbook to set out a series of suggestions for driving energy productivity improvements globally through National Energy Productivity Policy Roadmaps (Roadmaps). The ultimate goal of the Global Alliance for Energy Productivity is to double global energy productivity. In order to accomplish this goal, governments around the world at every level must implement strategic policies that ensure the widespread adoption of energy-efficient technologies and practices.
  • ASHRAE: Updates on standards related to buildings energy efficiency and green building standards
    • Presenter: Sheila Hayter, Strategy and Implementation Group Manager within the Integrated Applications Center (IAC) of DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
    • The recent passage by the U.S. Senate of the Energy Policy Modernization Act, S. 2012, highlights the importance of making buildings in all sectors more energy-efficient. From collaboration with industry leaders on a green building code to the latest version of its energy standard to a new standard for data centers, ASHRAE is ready to meet that challenge. Incoming ASHRAE Treasurer Sheila Hayter provided updates on ASHRAE standards related to energy efficiency in new and existing buildings and data centers as well as its green building standard.
  • Efficiency Valuation Organization (EVO): 2016 International Performance Measurement & Verification (IPMVP®) publication
    • Presenter: Thomas Dreessen, EVO Chair, Chairman and CEO of EPS Capital
    • The Efficiency Valuation Organization (EVO) announced the release of its updated 2016 International Performance Measurement & Verification (IPMVP®) publication — a best practice reference guide used internationally — enabling building owners, energy service companies and financiers to quantify the energy savings of energy efficiency projects through proper measurement & verification.
  • Ingersoll Rand: New research findings on how businesses are tackling climate change and how Trane energy services is meeting a critical need in commercial energy
    • Presenter: Kevin Bollom, vice president of building services for Trane
    • Ingersoll Rand will share findings of a recently released whitepaper identifying the various ways in which corporations are tackling climate change. The discussion will also highlight proven methods for engaging building owners to determine a building’s full potential and deliver measurable, sustainable results through employee engagement, smart technologies and analytics that take the guesswork out of building efficiency and ensure lasting energy productivity.
  • Legrand: Recent upgrades to WattStopper’s Digital Lighting Management platform
    • Presenter: Harold Jepsen, VP of Standards and Industry Affairs for Legrand’s Building Control Systems division
    • Legrand announced recent upgrades to WattStopper’s Digital Lighting Management platform that provides control infrastructure at every switch outlet and lighting load for optimal energy performance. These new capabilities include: color control, title-based interface v2.1 called Segment Manager, and the newest LMRC-110 Digital Room Controller.
  • Southern Company: Acquisition of PowerSecure International, Inc.
    • Presenter: Kenneth Shiver, Chief Economist, Director of Planning and Regulatory Support, Southern Company
    • On Monday, May 9, Southern Company announced the acquisition of PowerSecure International, Inc., a premier provider of distributed generation, energy efficiency and utility infrastructure solutions. PowerSecure develops customized energy solutions using a range of technologies, such as high-reliability distributed generation, proprietary switchgear, energy storage and energy management systems.
  • Danfoss: Cooperation with IEA on energy efficiency potential of motor driven systems
    • Presenter: Fleming Voetmann, Head of Public Affairs & Sustainability
    • Danfoss announced a recent a collaboration effort with IEA on its World Energy Outlook 2016 to underscore the energy efficiency of Variable Frequency Drives in motor driven systems and energy neutrality in the water and wastewater segment. The announcement included the potential energy offset of motor driven systems and showcased a demonstration project.