ACEEE Summer Study 2010 - Energy Efficiency in Buildings - "The Climate for Efficiency is Now"

Start/Stop Date:
15–20 Aug 2010
American Council for an Energy Efficienct Economy (ACEEE)
Asilomar Conference Grounds, Pacific Grove, California, USA
Focus Areas:
Energy efficiency
Type of Event:

Welcome to the 2010 ACEEE Summer Study in Buildings!

The 2010 ACEEE Summer Study is the 15th biennial ACEEE conference on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. A diverse group of professionals from around the world will gather at this preeminent meeting to discuss the technological basis for, and practical implementation of, reducing energy use and climate impacts associated with buildings. Presentations and discussions will relate to the theme, “The Climate for Efficiency is Now.” Global activities related to energy efficiency in buildings are rapidly expanding, in part to stimulate world economies, but also to avoid the worst consequences of climate change and resource depletion. To achieve its full potential, however, this energy efficiency “engine” needs to address sustainable development and climate issues that go beyond buildings. Well integrated programs, technologies, and financing sources need to be developed. A new generation of multi-disciplinary practitioners, researchers, and policymakers needs to be trained and quickly deployed to solve the closely-coupled energy efficiency and climate problems that we face. Come to the 2010 Summer Study, where you can share your ideas and engage in dialogue with leading thinkers, visionaries, and luminaries in the field, while experiencing the magnificent natural setting of Asilomar.

We invite you to contribute your most creative work in the following areas:

  • energy technologies and information technologies and practices
  • market transformation
  • design and performance of buildings
  • program design, implementation, and evaluation
  • human and social dimensions of energy use
  • utility regulation, strategies, and policy
  • sustainable communities
  • integrating energy efficiency and climate change policies
  • workforce training

Who Should Attend?

Individuals interested in addressing energy efficiency and climate change issues associated with buildings through innovative technologies, programs, and policies are encouraged to attend, including representatives from industries and utilities; architects; builders; financial and insurance professionals involved with buildings; clean-tech investors; manufacturers of building products, appliances and equipment; building owners and operators; engineers; government personnel; energy and climate researchers and educators; and consultants. Be sure to sign up early for this opportunity to participate in a unique blend of presentations and informal meetings.

Where and When Is Summer Study?

The Summer Study will be held August 15-20, 2010 at the Asilomar Conference Center in Pacific Grove, California (about 100 miles south of San Francisco, just outside of Monterey). Read about the spectacular Asilomar State Park (part of the California State Park system) and get directions there.

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