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  • April 29
    <strong>Time:</strong> 10:00am EDT</br> <strong>Description:</strong>This webinar will focus on the results of Johnson Controls' 2019 Global Energy Efficiency Indicator survey, which tracks current and planned investments, key drivers, and organizational barriers to improving energy efficiency in facilities. The COVID-19 crisis provides the specific context for this webinar: With reference to historical EE Indicator Survey data, Clay Nesler will explore what the surveys revealed about companies’ priorities during the economic recovery from the 2009 recession; in the context of the 2019 data, he will then discuss what these historical lessons can teach us about what may come next.</br> EEGA Panelists Jeff Eckel of Hannon Armstrong, Joyce Henry of Natural Resources Canada, He Ping of Energy Foundation China, and Monica Frassoni of the European Alliance to Save Energy will provide regional perspectives on the survey and discuss how the results can inform the EE community’s actions to accelerate national and global economic recovery. </br> <strong>Speakers:</strong> Clay Nesler, Interim President, Alliance to Save Energy; Jeff Eckel, President, CEO, and Chairman, Hannon Armstrong; He Ping, Industry Program Director, Energy Foundation China; Joyce Henry, Director General, Office of Energy Efficiency, Natural Resources Canada; Monica Frassoni, President, European Alliance to Save Energy.

  • May 14
    <strong>Time:</strong> 10:00 am EDT</br> <strong>Description:</strong> While digital transformation of corporations had been a growing trend in 2019, the coronavirus pandemic has accelerated the trend into the here and now. The rapid market integration of the internet of things (IOT), artificial intelligence, and advances in network communications present an enormous energy and climate policy opportunity. This “digitalization” could unleash transformative changes needed to develop a system more resilient to future climate-related risks to our public health, economy, environment, and national security. This panel will discuss the role these digital tools have played in helping flatten the curve with the pandemic response and how it could help flatten the climate crisis curve, as well.</br> <strong>Moderator:</strong> Tom Lawler, Managing Partner, Coefficient Group <strong>Speakers:</strong> Leonardo Bonanni, Founder and CEO, Sourcemap; Stephen Harper, Global Director, Environment and Energy Policy, Intel Corporation

  • May 27 - 10:45 AM
    <strong>Times:</strong> Wednesday, May 27, 10:00am EDT</br> <strong>Description:</strong> The Three Percent Club, launched at the 2019 Climate Action Summit, is a coalition of countries and supporting companies and organizations that have committed to work together to put the world on a path to three percent annual energy efficiency improvement. This virtual roundtable will focus on the importance of maintaining climate and energy efficiency goals during the current public health and economic crisis. Presenters will discuss the Three Percent Club’s goals within the context of the COVID-19 crisis and how its collaborative platform can provide support to countries as they navigate the current economic and geopolitical situation and look ahead at plans for the coming recovery. </br> <strong>Speakers:</strong> Moderator: Steve Kukoda, Executive Director, International Copper Association Panelists: Mark Radka, Chief, Energy and Climate Branch/Economy Division/United Nations Environment Programme; Ghislaine Kieffer, Policy Analyst, Efficiency Division, International Energy Agency; Terry McCallion, Director, Energy Efficiency and Climate Change, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD); Brian Dean, Lead, Energy Efficiency and Cooling, Sustainable Energy for All (SEforAll)</br> <strong>Bios:</strong></br> <strong> Steve Kukoda, Executive Director, International Copper Association</strong></br> Steve Kukoda joined the International Copper Association (ICA) in 2004 and is currently the organization’s Executive Director. Steve also serves as ICA’s Corporate Secretary. Steve develops and maintains relationships with organizations external to the copper industry, including governments, intergovernmental organizations, the United Nations, the Alliance to Save Energy, Sustainable Energy For All, and more. ICA is the co-founder of United For Efficiency (U4E, www.united4efficiency.org), which is focused on transforming developing world economies towards energy efficiency. Steve is based in Washington, DC.</br> <strong> Brian Dean, Lead, Energy Efficiency and Cooling, Sustainable Energy for All (SEforAll)</strong> </br> Brian Dean joined Sustainable Energy for All as Head of Energy Efficiency and Cooling in September 2019. Brian has more than 22 years of experience in energy efficiency including supporting governments and organizations globally with energy efficiency policy, analysis and demonstration projects. Prior to joining SEforALL, Brian was an official at the International Energy Agency where he was the lead for Energy Efficiency in Buildings. Prior to joining the IEA, Brian was head of Energy Efficiency Policy and Analytics at ICF International and has education in engineering, architecture and political science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.</br> <strong> Ghislaine Kieffer, Policy Analyst, Efficiency Division, International Energy Agency</strong></br> Ghislaine Kiefferis a Policy Analyst working on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Integration at the International Energy Agency (IEA). In this role, she also leads the cities work in the IEA’s Energy Efficiency in Emerging Economies (E4) programme. She has over fifteen years of experience in various international organisations (WB, IEA, IRENA), and a multidisciplinary understanding of sustainable energy policies at the international, national and city level. In recent years, she has focused on the role of cities in the global energy transition and has gained new knowledge and insights on the nexus of cities and low-carbon energy notably through a Master in Urban Planning at McGill University. Prior to this, she worked in the Policy Unit at the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) where she authored and contributed to a range of publications on specific knowledge gaps, such as Renewable Energy and Jobs, Socio-economic Benefits, and Renewable Energy in Cities. While at the IEA from 2006 to 2011, she was the Programme Manager for Latin America, and promoted closer engagement with the region by establishing high-level cooperation programs with Brazil, Chile and Mexico.</br> <strong> Mark Radka, Chief, Energy and Climate Branch/Economy Division/United Nations Environment Programme</strong></br> Mark Radka heads UN Environment’s Energy and Climate Branch, where he manages the organization’s efforts to link the global energy and environment agendas. UN Environment’s focus is on helping countries reduce emission of greenhouse gases through broad cooperative efforts and supporting engagement by the financial industry in the sustainable energy sector. Mark has a special interest in the technology needs of developing countries and was a coordinating lead author of the IPCC’s Special Report on Methodological and Technological Issues in Technology Transfer. Before joining UNEP he worked on domestic and international environmental programmes with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the World Bank, and was a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in Thailand.</br> Mark received a Master of Public Policy degree in Environmental Policy from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, a M.S. degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, and a S.B. in Civil Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

  • June 10
    <strong>Time:</strong>10:00am EDT</br> <strong>Description:</strong>Energy management has been a key component of 3M’s sustainable manufacturing efforts for over 40 years. In the early 2010s, alongside the Department of Energy, 3M piloted two manufacturing plants to help develop the ISO 50001 standard. As of 2018, 3M has 31 global sites certified to ISO 50001; 14 of which have taken the additional step to achieve Superior Energy Performance certification. On average, 3M sites through the ISO 50001 program perform 6% better (normalized energy savings) than otherwise. The success of these sites supports 3M’s Climate and Energy Goals and establishes commitment from senior management to pursue ISO 50001 for all sites, integrating energy into business and every day operations companywide. We have a rigorous Enterprise system that has a dedicated team for US and Canada capable of leading 16 new sites to certification in 2020. This poses a significant reduction in internal and external resources, costs and timeline. In this session, we will be exploring the challenges, the successes and the path forward for companies pursuing ISO 50001.</br> <strong>Speakers:</strong>Andrew Hejnar, Energy Manager, 3M Canada Company; Pete Langlois, Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Program Manager, U.S. Department of Energy; Jon Vieth, Sales Manager, CWB Group</br> <strong>Bios</strong></br> <strong>Andrew Hejnar, Energy Manager, 3M Canada Company</strong></br> Andrew Hejnar is 3M Canada Company’s Energy Manager with more than 15 years of experience in leading sustainability initiatives at 3M. Hejnar’s focus on improving energy performance and reducing greenhouse gas emissions at 3M’s manufacturing facilities and commercial buildings across Canada enabled 3M to achieve the ISO 50001 Energy Management System Standard. Hejnar was recently named Energy Manager of the Year for 2018 by the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE). In 2017, Hejnar was named one of Canada’s Clean 16 as an outstanding contributor to clean capitalism in Canada. Hejnar holds a Masters Degree in Energy Management and has Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering. He is also a member of 3M Canada’s Diversity & Inclusiveness Council.</br> <strong>Pete Langlois, Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Program Manager, U.S. Department of Energy</strong></br> Pete Langlois is a Program Manager with the US Department of Energy's Advanced Manufacturing Office in Washington DC. Pete is leading the DOE's ISO 50001 related assistance programs, which provide tools and guidance and convey recognition to all types of organizations that are implementing an energy management system and culture. Prior to joining the DOE in 2016, Pete spent the previous two decades supporting various manufacturing industries as an engineer, journalist, strategy consultant and sustainability specialist, primarily with the global accounting firm Ernst & Young. Pete is a Certified Energy Manager (CEM) and a LEED Accredited Professional, and has a BS in Aerospace Engineering from Purdue University and a MS in Business from The Johns Hopkins University.</br> <strong>Jon A. Vieth, CWB (Canadian Welding Bureau) Group</strong></br> Born and raised in the Toledo, Ohio area, I was involved in the Automotive Industry for close to 30 years in Aftermarket Sales, OE (Original Equipment) supply, OES (Original Equipment Service) and Distribution. The company manufactured five and six speed manual transmissions for Ford, GM, Chrysler and many performance manufacturers in the US, Canada and Europe. In 2010 I moved to Calgary, Alberta employed in the Oil and Gas Service for Natural Gas Compressor Stations. My position of Sales and Business Development took me throughout Western Canada and Northwest US. Started with the CWB Group in July 2015 as account Executive for Western Canada - Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia for all CWB product lines. In January 2018 received the promotion to Sales Manager/Business Development with responsibility for Canada and International accounts representing CWB Education, Registration and Consulting. While living in the states, I enjoyed following NCAA college basketball and football as I am a former NCAA Division I College Basketball Official and a member of the NW Ohio Basketball Officials Hall of Fame.

  • June 30
    <strong>Time:</strong>10:00am</br> <strong>Description: </strong>The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and the European Economic Recovery Plan were two massive stimulus packages passed in 2009 to counter the effects of the economic slowdown. In this webinar, experts from both continents will reflect on the role of energy efficiency in these packages, the legacy of the stimuli on efficiency and our energy systems today, and lessons learned for governments and the private sector around the world as we plan for stimulus and recovery investments. </br> <strong>Moderator: </strong>Eva Brardinelli of EuroACE <strong>Speakers:</strong> Pernille Weiss, Danish Member, European Parliament; Peter Sweatman, CEO, Climate Strategy and Partners; Yamina Saheb, Senior Climate and Energy Policy Analyst, OpenEXP; Stacey Paradis, Executive Director, Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA); Timothy Unruh, Executive Director, National Association of Energy Service Companies (NAESCO); Lisa Jacobson, President, Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE)

  • July 29
    <strong>Time:</strong> 10:00 AM EDT</br> <strong>Description:</strong> The Accelerating the Recovery webinars – part of the EE Global webinar series – focus on how prioritizing energy efficiency can contribute to global economic recovery. The series highlights the experience of the SEforAll Energy Efficiency Accelerators in scaling up collaborative public-private program models to improve energy efficiency in various economic sectors. </br> The first webinar in the series focuses on energy efficiency in buildings. Panelists will discuss opportunities for boosting recovery efforts by leaning into global building retrofit efforts -- yielding significant economic, resilience, and climate mitigation benefits.</br> <strong>Moderator:</strong> Jennifer Layke, Global Director, Energy Program, World Resources Institute <strong>Speakers:</strong> Cristina Gamboa, CEO, World Green Building Council (WGBC); Pierre Langlois, President, Econoler; Martina Otto, Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction (GABC); Andrea Voigt, Director General, European Partnership for Energy & the Environment (EPEE)

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  • September 21 - 
    <b>Time:</b> 10:00am EDT</br><b>Description:</b> Join industry experts from Guidehouse, RMI, New York Power Authority, and The Department of Energy, for an engaging live panel discussion as we look at the role Grid Interactive Efficient buildings are playing in this new era of uncertainty and the disruption tied to climate change events. We are seeing the importance of importance of Grid Interactive Efficient Buildings (GEBS) and how they help utilities ensure the balanced, flexible supply and demand of high levels of renewables and decarbonize the electricity system, resulting in resilient cities and communities. The panel will explore key topics and highlight best practices including the role of “smart buildings” as part of the critical infrastructure for managing disruption and the importance of buildings that can be responsive assets. The team will also share insight into emerging opportunities as the smart buildings market matures and evolves from smart building systems to networked building assets.</br> <b>Moderator:</b> Cara Carmichael, Principal, Rocky Mountain Institute <b>Speakers:</b> Ed Barbour, Partner, Government Segment Leader, Guidehouse; David Nemtzow, Building Technologies Office Director, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy; Sangeeta Ranade, VP of Clean Energy Solutions, New York Power Authority

  • October 7 - 
    <strong>Time:</strong>10:00am EDT</br> <strong>Description:</strong> With federal policies gridlocked, city-level regulation is more important than ever. Mayors across the country are rapidly scaling up energy efficiency projects, but there is still significant room for growth. To that end, we hope you will join us for an exciting fireside chat, moderated by Martin Powell of Siemens, as we bring together Chris Castro, the Director of Sustainability for the City of Orlando and Bill Finch the Former Mayor of Bridgeport, Connecticut to discuss the impacts that cities can have in driving energy efficient legislation and implementing efficiency on a city-wide scale. This conversation will cover the ways in which mayors can ensure efficient infrastructure for the future and the barriers that cities face in implementing these programs. </br> <strong>Speakers:</strong> Martin Powell, Chief Sustainability Officer, Siemens USA; Chris Castro, Director of Sustainability, City of Orlando; Bill Finch, Former Mayor of Bridgeport, Connecticut

  • October 14 - 
    <strong>Time:</strong> 2:00 PM</br> <strong>Description:</strong> This webinar will highlight how the connection and interaction of multiple building systems—including lighting controls, fire and life safety, and HVAC—can help optimize energy use and improve building performance. Experts at the leading edge of the field will share best practices and lessons learned from successful projects.</br> <strong>Moderator:</strong> Brian Marchionini, Senior Program Manager, NEMA</br> <strong>Speakers:</strong> Wayne Stoppelmoor, Industry Standards Manager, Schneider Electric; Clay Nesler, VP, Global Energy and Sustainability, Johnson Controls; John Bouls, End User Marketing Leader – Office, Industry, Healthcare, Signify; Joseph Aamidor, Senior Project Manager Consultant/Managing Director, Aamidor Consulting

  • October 28
    <strong>Time:</strong> 10:00am</br> <strong>Description:</strong> The Accelerating the Recovery series looks at how prioritizing energy efficiency in different sectors can contribute to global economic recovery and will leverage the experience of the SEforAll Energy Efficiency Accelerators in scaling up collaborative public-private program models. This webinar will focus on accelerating the recovery with a focus on energy efficiency in the industrial sector. Please check back for the finalized list of panelists.</br> <strong>Moderator:</strong> Rana Ghoneim, Industrial Development Officer, UNIDO</br> <strong>Speakers:</strong> Odon de Buen, Director General, Comision Nacional para el Uso Eficiente de la Energia; Lisa Okken, Manager, Energy Efficiency in Industry, DENEFF

  • November 12
    <strong>Time:</strong>10:00am ET </br> <strong>Description:</strong> The Accelerating the Recovery series explores how energy efficiency policies and investment in different sectors can contribute to global economic recovery. The webinars leverage the experience of the SEforAll Energy Efficiency Accelerators in scaling up collaborative public-private program models. This event will focus on accelerating the global economic recovery with a focus on energy efficient cooling and district energy. Panelists will discuss how global collaborations such as the District Energy in Cities Initiative, Cool Coalition, and Kigali Cooling Efficiency Program are helping countries meet their growing energy needs while mitigating climate emissions by transitioning to affordable and efficient cooling and district energy solutions. The discussion also will highlight the critical partnership role of private sector companies in scaling up these efforts, building resilient integrated energy grids, and putting people back to work. </br> <strong>Moderator: </strong> Axum Teferra, Associate Director, Kigali Cooling Efficiency Program <strong>Speakers: </strong> Jean Cornell, Senior Policy Analyst, Daikin US Corporation; Benjamin Hickman, Regional Technical Advisor for Asia and Europe, UNEP; Ashok Sarkar, Senior Energy Specialist, World Bank

  • December 17
    <strong>Time: 11:00 am EST</strong></br> <strong>Description:</strong> As COVID accelerates e-commerce and delivery, industry leaders, policymakers, and stakeholders are looking for opportunities to reduce the energy intensity and emissions impacts of last-mile delivery through rapid electrification. There is limited use of EVs in light duty fleets today. In the medium-duty space, there have been high-profile announcements and media speculation about electric delivery vans, though actual numbers on the roads today are negligible. State and local governments are also considering policy levers to accelerate the transition in order to meet climate goals and improve local air quality. Options under consideration include EV sales mandates, EV fleet purchase requirements, zero emission zones, incentive programs, and more. Join us to hear from experts working on the front lines of last-mile fleet electrification.</br> <strong>Moderator: </strong>James Hall, Manager, Public Policy, General Motors <strong>Speakers: </strong> Kevin Walkowicz, Senior Director, Trucks and Off-Road, CALSTART; Ben Prochazka, Director, Strategic Initiatives, Electrification Coalition; Carol Lee Rawn, Senior Director, Transportation Program, Ceres