Virtual 2021 National Conference on Energy Efficiency as a Resource, October 19-27
ACEEE’s Energy Efficiency as a Resource (EER) virtual conference is the premier U.S. biennial conference on policies and programs to reduce customers’ energy waste and thus help utilities meet the grid’s demand for electricity.
Energy efficiency’s role in a transforming utility industry has never been more essential. More and more utilities have set ambitious corporate carbon reduction goals. Policymakers are expanding their expectations for what energy efficiency programs deliver, from greenhouse gas reductions to job creation, economic recovery to bill affordability, many with a focus on energy equity and justice.
This conference will offer dynamic discussions on policies and programs to reduce customers’ energy waste and thus help utilities meet both customer energy demand and climate goals. Held every other year since 2001, EER highlights the latest developments in the design and delivery of customer energy efficiency programs, and in the regulatory mechanisms that help make them possible.
ACEEE will explore a mix of topics and presentations from experts around the country. Topics include:
- Innovative energy efficiency programs and technologies
- Energy efficiency, electrification, and climate goals
- Energy equity
- Integrated programs for energy efficiency and load flexibility
- Multiple benefits of energy efficiency
IREC’s Joe Sarubbi will present “Growing the Pipeline of Qualified Workers for Energy Efficient Buildings” on the Workforce Development panel on October 21!
The transition underway to a low-carbon economy requires a skilled workforce. To achieve high energy savings in buildings requires well-qualified and trained workers for implementing energy efficiency solutions. Advanced energy technologies create new opportunities for high building performance, but also require that building designers, contractors, operators, and program providers gain new skills and expertise for applying these technologies. Panelists will discuss and provide examples of workforce development and training to meet this growing need.