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Description: 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.
Speakers: Martin Powell, Chief Sustainability Officer, Siemens USA; Chris Castro, Director of Sustainability, City of Orlando; Bill Finch, Former Mayor of Bridgeport, Connecticut
Description: 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.
Moderators: Cara Carmichael, Principal, Rocky Mountain Institute
Speakers: 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
Description: 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.
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.
Moderators: Jennifer Layke, Global Director, Energy Program, World Resources Institute
Speakers: 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)
Description: 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.
Speakers: 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
Description: 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.
Moderator: Eva Brardinelli of EuroACE
Speakers: 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)
Description: 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.
Moderator: Tom Lawler, Managing Partner, Coefficient Group
Speakers: Leonardo Bonanni, Founder and CEO, Sourcemap; Stephen Harper, Global Director, Environment and Energy Policy, Intel Corporation
Description: 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.
Speakers: 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)
The first in our EE Global webinar series focuses 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. With reference to historical EE Indicator Survey data, Clay Nesler explores what the surveys revealed about companies’ priorities during the economic recovery from the 2009 recession; in the context of the 2019 data, he then discusses what these historical lessons can teach us about what may come next. 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 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.