AGENDA

  • Conference - Day 1

    June 11th, 2019

  • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

  • 1:00 pm

  • 1:00 pm

  • 3:00pm

  • 3:00pm

  • 4:30 pm

  • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Where
    Audi Field

  • Conference - Day 2

    June 12th, 2019

  • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

  • 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
    This breakfast will serve as the official launch of the EE Global Alliance (EEGA), a new coalition of international energy efficiency leaders who are collaborating to promote efficiency’s critical role as a climate solution and jointly advocate for its rapid global deployment. This initiative is led by a Steering Committee comprised of leaders from international NGOs, high-level government representatives from various regions, and corporate leaders in the efficiency world. The session will feature members of the EEGA Steering Committee – in person and via video – discussing the ways in which they are Doubling Down on Energy Efficiency to help mitigate climate change. It is clear that the goals of the Paris climate agreement cannot be reached without significantly scaling up energy efficiency. Current initiatives are making important progress in some regions and sectors, but investments on a global scale are lagging badly: The IEA estimates that, to meet climate goals, annual EE investment needs to double between now and 2025—and then double again. Unless the international political, financial and philanthropic communities give greater priority to rapidly scaling efficiency policies and investments, the rate of emissions reductions will remain too slow to alter the climate trajectory. Recognizing this challenge, members of the EEGA Steering Committee will work together to coordinate efficiency efforts worldwide and initiate a critical dialogue on how to facilitate faster, broader implementation of energy efficiency solutions to help mitigate climate change and drive economic growth. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with members of the EEGA Steering Committee and learn more about this impressive coalition of efficiency rock stars. Speakers: Minister Aziz Rabbah, Minister of Energy, Mines and Sustainable Development, Morocco; Odon de Buen, Director General, Comisión Nacional para el Uso Eficiente de la Energía; Joyce Henry, Director General, Office of Energy Efficiency at Natural Resources Canada; Jules Kortenhorst, CEO, Rocky Mountain Institute; Clint Vince, Chair of Energy Sector, Dentons, Christian Zinglersen, Head, Clean Energy Ministerial Secretariat
    Where
    Grand Ballroom

  • 10:15 AM - 10:30 AM
    Where
    Ballroom Foyer

  • 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
    A staple of EE Global, Executive Dialogue sessions are 75-minute discussion-based sessions that provide attendees with a wealth of options to customize their EEG experience, and put you at the forefront of the most pressing industry questions. Four sessions will run concurrently during each Executive Dialogue.

  • 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
    Smart or dynamic pricing has been identified as a key opportunity to enhance the efficiency and decarbonization of the electric grid, leading to more responsive energy consumption relating to energy costs, and longer asset lifetimes. However, consumers can be reticent to explore these plans, and there are concerns that without greater education and buy-in, new pricing schemes will raise their energy bills. How can we pursue a path forward that reaches a win-win for all parties? <b>Moderated by:</b><i> Paul Allen, SVP, MJ Bradley</i> <b>Speakers:</b> <i>Ahmad Faruqui, Principal, The Brattle Group</i>
    Where
    Virginia Room

  • 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
    How can cities better meet the needs of their residents for energy, mobility, clean water, and waste management as efficiently as possible? Advances in information and communication technology (ICT) present opportunities to achieve new levels of efficiency in the intersections of energy, transportation, water, and waste management systems. What types of integrated solutions are urban areas using? Can urban efficiency yield additional benefits, such as improved health, access to services, and infrastructure resilience? <b>Speakers:</b> <i>Bill Sisson, Executive Director, WBCSD North America</i>.
    Where
    South Carolina Room

  • 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
    Industry consumes a majority of the world’s energy, and therefore is one of the largest contributors to CO2 emissions worldwide. For many industries, energy accounts for one of the highest costs, so reduced energy consumption drives the bottom-line. This session will explore the challenges to large-scale industrial energy efficiency and address these challenges by providing replicable examples of industrial energy-efficiency projects from around the world that are increasing competitiveness and reducing carbon emissions. <b>Moderated by:</b> <i>Steve Kukoda, Executive Director, International Copper Association.</i> <b>Speakers:</b> <i>Dr. Carolyn Snyder, Director, Climate Protection Partnerships Division, U.S. EPA</i>.
    Where
    Pennsylvania Room

  • 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
    Increasing availability of data is improving how we can demonstrate and measure building performance, but as yet there are not widely accepted indicators for performance at the “systems” level. What are the benefits to be realized by developing systems level KPIs and what needs to happen to establish them? How can these building blocks – data availability, the current and potential capabilities of systems in buildings to acquire data, and systems metrics/KPIs – be applied and used to promote efficiency through performance-based system rating systems, standards or codes? <b>Moderated by:</b> <i>Ralph Dinola, CEO, New Buildings Institute</i>. <b>Speakers:</b> <i>Tom Lowery, President, Building Controls Systems, Legrand North America; Dr. Tianzhen Hong, Staff Scientist, LBNL; Brendan Owens, SVP, USGBC; Aditya Pendyala, Co-Founder and Vice-President Mnubo.</i>
    Where
    Rhode Island Room

  • 11:45 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where
    Ballroom Foyer

  • 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
    New this year! These sessions will bring together two innovators from the industry to deliver a TED style presentation, followed by a moderated discussion that allows attendees the opportunity to ask key questions. Two sessions will run concurrently during each tech talk.

  • 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
    Where
    East Room

  • 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
    <b>Speakers</b> Chris Womack, Executive Vice President and President, External Affairs, Southern Company
    Where
    Chinese Room

  • 12:50 PM - 2:15 PM
    This anything but BORING luncheon will introduce EE Global attendees to the Demand-side Energy Efficiency Initiative – aka the Best Opportunity to Realize Increased NDC Goals (BORING). Speakers: John Christensen, Director, UNEP DTU; TBD, SEforAll; Mark Radka, UN Environment; Steve Kukoda, International Copper Association (Appliances & Equipment); Sheila Watson, FIA Foundation (Transport);Gina Hall, Carbon Trust (Industrial Energy Efficiency); Jennifer Layke, World Resources Institute (Building Efficiency); Clay Nesler, Johnson Controls (Building Efficiency).
    Where
    Grand Ballroom

  • 2:15 PM - 3:05 PM
    New this year! These sessions will bring together two innovators from the industry to deliver a TED style presentation, followed by a moderated discussion that allows attendees the opportunity to ask key questions. Two sessions will run concurrently during each tech talk.

  • 2:15PM - 3:05 PM
    <b>Speakers:</b> Clay Nesler, Johnson Controls; Andrew McAllister, Commissioner, California Energy Commission
    Where
    East Room

  • 2:15PM - 3:05 PM
    Where
    Chinese Room

  • 3:05 PM - 3:15 PM
    Where
    Mezzanine Foyer, Coffee

  • 3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
    A staple of EE Global, Executive Dialogue sessions are 75-minute discussion-based sessions that provide attendees with a wealth of options to customize their EEG experience, and put you at the forefront of the most pressing industry questions. Four sessions will run concurrently during each Executive Dialogue.

  • 3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
    Can creative approaches to making energy efficiency more affordable also make it more accessible? In times of limited resources, incentives that leverage financing can be attractive alternative to grants and rebates. But does that keep energy efficiency out of reach of those who could most benefit from lower energy bills? Not necessarily. Leading energy efficiency programs have successfully made savings more affordable and accessible for years. To meet our sustainability goals, we need to leverage their experience and ensure that next-generation programs serve everyone, especially those in rural and less-developed areas. <b>Moderated by:</b> <i>Dan Bresette, VP of Policy, Alliance to Save Energy</i>. <b>Speakers:</b> <i>Dr. Holmes Hummel, Founder, Clean Energy Works; Said Mouline, General Director, ADEREE</i>.
    Where
    Virginia Room

  • 3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
    With the development of new ICT and advanced vehicle technologies and the greater emergence of electrified, connected, and/or automated vehicles, we are seeing unprecedented opportunities to make transportation more efficient, equitable, productive, and clean. Navigating these changes, however, will require careful consideration of new territory, ranging from the greater availability and use of data, to smart infrastructure, new transit and rideshare opportunities, and cross-sector collaborations. <b>Moderated by:</b> <i>Natasha Vidangos, VP of Research & Analysis, Alliance to Save Energy</i>. <b>Speakers:</b> <i>Sheila Watson, Deputy Director, FIA Foundation; Austin Brown, Executive Director, UC Davis Policy Institute for Energy, Environment, and the Economy. </i>
    Where
    South Carolina Room

  • 3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
    Commercial and residential buildings that interact with the electric grid have the potential to save significant energy and money, and to boost grid reliability. What are the key needs and opportunities for energy efficiency to support building-to-grid connectedness? How can building owners, utilities, and ESCOs collaborate more effectively to create an efficient, grid-interactive future? <b>Moderated by:</b> <i>Cara Carmichael, Principal, RMI</i>. <b>Speakers:</b> <i>Steve Chalk, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Power, U.S. Department of Energy; Bob Ichord, Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council </i>
    Where
    Pennsylvania Room

  • 3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
    With global cooling demand on the rise, the need for cooling solutions that can meet this demand sustainably is crucial. Energy efficiency represents the biggest opportunity for countries to reach these goals moving forward. How can countries best integrate energy efficiency into the refrigerant transition? What policies and programs are necessary to ensure that energy efficiency is thought of first? <b>Moderated by:</b> <i>Gabby Dreyfus, Head of Policies, Standards & Programs, Kigali Cooling Efficiency Program</i>. <b>Speakers:</b> <i>Ed Barbour, Managing Director, Navigant Consulting; Ashok Sarkar, Senior Energy Specialist, World Bank.</i>
    Where
    Pennsylvania Room

  • 4:30 PM - 5:30