Global Alliance for Energy Productivity Officially Launched
Alliance President Kateri Callahan announced the launch of the Global Alliance for Energy Productivity before the audience heard from the Steering Committee Chair, Kandeh Yumkella of Sustainable Energy for All. The Global Alliance is a new initiative modeled after Energy 2030, and will take the conversation about energy productivity to a global audience, securing commitments from policymakers and corporate leaders to encourage productivity.
Systems Efficiency Initiative (SEI) Leaders Gather at EE Global
Researchers have found that device-level efficiency has begun to result in diminishing returns. Instead, focus has shifted to systems level efficiency and the high level results and increased productivity that stems from how devices and users interact with the overall system. The newly launched Systems Efficiency Initiative (SEI) aims to close the gaps in whole system building energy efficiency to meet our future energy challenges.
Award Winners: Hitachi, Philips Lighting and Whirlpool
Kateri Callahan presented Whirlpool’s Executive Vice President of Global Product Organization Dave Szczupak, Philips Lighting Head of Global Public and Government Affairs Harry Verhaar and Hitachi’s Senior Vice President of Energy and Smart Cities Solutions Erica Hauver with 2015 EE Visionary Awards. The three companies were celebrated for their leadership and commitment to energy productivity through innovative technologies.
Executive Dialogue Sessions Wrap-Up: Day Two
Four Executive Dialogue sessions covering the topics of Government Leadership, Market Transformation, the Built Environment and Investment & Finance were held during the final day of EE Global. Within those discussions, panelists referenced the “internet of things”, green bonds, functionality between buildings and other whole systems and more. Click below to read a summary of each session.
In Case You Missed It: We’ve Got Highlights on Social Media
- Watch livestreamed footage of Senator Shaheen’s keynote remarks and the announcement of the Global Alliance for Energy Productivity.
- Check out our Day Two Storify, including Twitter, Facebook and Instagram posts.
- Stop by our Flickr page for a sampling of photos and keep checking back for updates.