Speakers and Topics Announced by Alliance Staff
Over the last decade, EE Global has established itself as the energy efficiency elite’s gathering place – the one event that draws together business executives, government leaders, and advocates from across sectors and continents for actionable dialogues on advancing energy efficiency. This year’s theme Doubling Down on Energy Efficiency will initiate a critical dialogue on how to facilitate faster, broader implementation of energy efficiency solutions to help mitigate climate change and drive economic growth.
In alignment with this year’s theme we will have speakers covering a wide scope of topics including:
• Systems Efficiency & Data
• Urban Efficiency
• Smart Pricing & Affordability
• Decarbonizing the Industrial Sector
• Grid-Interactive Efficient Buildings
• Integrated Energy Systems
• Cooling Efficiency
• Transportation Efficiency
You can expect to hear from these industry leaders:
Steven Chalk is the Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable energy (EERE). As part of EERE’s Senior leadership he oversees a diverse energy efficiency and program and research portfolio that includes advanced manufacturing, buildings, federal energy management, low income weatherization, and intergovernmental partnerships.
Dr. Gabrielle Dreyfus is a Senior Scientist at the Institute for Governance & Sustainable Develop, and Head of Policies, Standards and Programs for the Kigali Cooling Efficiency Program.
Joseph Hirl is the current Vice President of Tran Digital & Energy Services at Ingersoll Rand. His 25+ years of being an energy executive has given extensive experience in software development, building technologies, energy risk management, business development, and power plant operations in the Untied States, Europe, and Asian pacific.
Dr. Tianzhen Hong
Dr. Tianzhen Hong is a Staff Scientist and the Deputy Head of the Building Technology Department of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, California. His research focuses on building performance simulation, big data analytics, technologies and policy for design and operation of low energy and sustainable urban buildings and systems
Steve Kukoda is the Vice President and Executive Director of the International Copper Association. In his role he develops and maintains relationships with organizations external to the copper industry, including governments, intergovernmental organizations, the United Nations, foundations, and more.
Tom Lowery is the President of Building Control Systems at Legrand North America. As President, Lowery is responsible for leading Legrand North America’s Building Controls Systems division which includes WattStopper, Vantage Controls, and Qmotion.
To see the full list of speakers, visit our speakers page to get a better glimpse of what some of the discussions will look like for this year’s event.