2018 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings

Asilomar Conference Grounds

Aug. 12-17, 2018

Pacific Grove, CA

Buildings Summer Study Overview

The 2018 ACEEE Summer Study is the 20th biennial ACEEE conference on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. This preeminent meeting will attract a diverse group of professionals to discuss cutting-edge technologies, strategies, and programs for reducing energy use and addressing climate impacts. We want to scale innovation that works with our 2018 theme: “Making Efficiency Easy and Enticing.”

Consider how technologies alone can boost energy efficiency. Advances in material sciences are increasing the efficiency of buildings systems and components. Information technology is giving stakeholders vastly more data and insight for making decisions. New sensors and controls are creating dynamic, grid-integrated buildings. Hundreds of buildings are now operating at or near net-zero energy.

The building industry needs to significantly increase the pace of adoption across all market sectors and regions. To overcome stubborn behavioral, economic, and market barriers, it will need innovation in technology development, program design and implementation, codes and standards, financing, workforce development, and community development. Come to the 2018 Summer Study with your ideas, experiences, and vision to make energy efficiency easy and enticing.

Likely Participants Include: Policymakers; utility staff; architects; builders; financial and insurance professionals involved with buildings; clean-tech investors; building products, equipment, and appliance manufacturers; building owners and operators; engineers; local, state, and federal agency personnel; energy researchers; NGOs; consultants; behavioral scientists; and energy efficiency professionals.

2018 SMACNA Annual Convention

Oct. 14-17, 2018

San Diego, CA

SMACNA’s Annual Convention is its premier event that blends exceptional education with world-class networking and social events — and this year is no different as it journeys to the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina for the 75th Annual Convention, Oct. 14-17, 2018.

The opening reception on Sunday evening takes place on the flight deck of the U.S.S. Midway Museum, one of the longest-serving and most famous aircraft carriers in U.S. Naval history. This event promises to be a breathtaking, lifelong memory that you and your family won’t soon forget.

The last day of the conference marks the beginning of the 75th Anniversary year for SMACNA, so join us for the big celebration which includes multi-platinum recording artist Andy Grammer.

Featured speakers include:

Rorke T. Denver

Commander Rorke T. Denver has lived an action-filled life, so far. From running every phase of training for the U.S. Navy SEALs including advanced sniper and hand-to-hand fighting; to leading special-forces missions in the Middle East and other international hot spots; to starring in the hit film Act of Valor, based on true SEAL adventures; and even writing a New York Times bestseller about his personal life story, Denver’s life can be summed up in one word: “survival.”

Kate Anderson Brower

Kate Andersen Brower will offer an unprecedented glimpse into the lives of America’s first families and the people behind the scenes who have helped run the White House. Combining incredible first-person anecdotes from hundreds of hours of interviews with residence staffers — most speaking publicly for the first time — coupled with archival research and candid conversations with three former first ladies and the children of four presidents, Brower will tell the spellbinding stories of the service staff at the White House and the famous families they serve.

Boaz Rauchwerger

Boaz Rauchwerger is an internationally known speaker, trainer, consultant and author. Born in Israel, Boaz’s family immigrated to the U.S. when he was 9 years old. He’s been a newscaster, a newspaper publisher, an advertising executive, a network television producer and a CEO. He is the Speaker of the Year for Vistage International, the world’s largest organization of CEO’s. Boaz has spoken for such companies as American Airlines, Xerox and Toyota.

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