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May 23, 2016 :
This guest blog post was written by John Martin, Public Policy Consultant at the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD). Under the leadership of the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD), lighting professionals from around the world collaborated to develop the Certified Lighting Designer (CLD) credential, a global competency-based professional designation, which was introduced in 2015. The CLD was developed by a task force that included lighting designers and architects from around the world. The CLD designates individuals who are skilled in all aspects of lighting design, and serves as a mark of professional capability. An independent global commission has assumed management of the CLD on an ongoing basis.
May 16, 2016 :
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will launch its Smart Energy Analytics Campaign in October of 2016, having previewed the campaign at the biannual Better Buildings Summit last week.
May 12, 2016 :
EE Global Continues with Day Two Opening Plenary: Doubling Energy Productivity Through Government Leadership
Alliance to Save Energy president Kateri Callahan opened day two at the 9th annual Energy Efficiency Global Forum with a morning plenary session, Doubling Energy Productivity Through Government Leadership. The session, featuring thought leaders from diverse industry sectors, provided important insight into international efforts to advance energy efficiency and double energy productivity. Read on for a recap and to learn about the potential for the significant roles of energy productivity and government leadership in achieving the goals of the Paris climate agreement.
May 12, 2016 : :
Read on for a summary of the following sessions: - Examining the energy-water nexus: How can we scale up efforts to meet the critical need for energy and water efficiency in water infrastructure and end uses? - Creating more, using less: How can we leverage continuous improvement and lean processes to double energy productivity in manufacturing?
May 12, 2016 : :
Read on for a summary of the following sessions: - Subnational governments: How are they serving as living policy laboratories? - Doubling energy productivity: How are private sector commitments and best practices advancing global energy productivity policies?
May 12, 2016 : :
Read on for a summary of the following sessions: - Big investments: what are the best financing mechanisms for helping small and medium enterprises value and drive energy efficiency? - Carbon scoring: How can capital markets be used as a substitute for a carbon tax?
May 12, 2016 :
Read on for a summary of the following sessions: - Intelligent efficiency: How can systems-level integration and intelligence reduce building energy consumption and operating costs? - Utility of the future: How are emerging technologies transforming the utility industry?
May 12, 2016
2016 concludes on a high note! After an exciting, jam-packed two days of engaging sessions, speakers, dialogues, videos and networking, we close this year’s forum with a wrap up of day two activity. Read on and click through for summary descriptions, photos and social media highlights of today’s Morning Plenary and eight Executive Dialogue panels.
May 11, 2016 :
The Alliance to Save Energy proudly kicked off the 9th annual EE Global Forum by recognizing three significant contributors to the cause of advancing energy efficiency at the EE Visionary Awards Luncheon. This year, the Alliance’s EE Visionary Awards honored energy-efficient campuses around the world.
May 11, 2016
EE Global’s Exciting Opening Plenary: Electrifying the Economy: Driving Energy Productivity in the Digital Age
Kelly Speakes-Backman commenced the EE Global Opening Plenary this afternoon with an overview of the Alliance to Save Energy’s exciting EE Global announcements, including the newly-released Global Alliance Roadmap Playbook and the Systems Efficiency Initiative Year One Sum of its Parts Report. Following the session’s introduction, Speakes-Backman introduced her fellow panelists and dove into the Opening Plenary panel discussion, Electrifying the Economy: Driving Energy Productivity in the Digital Age. What followed was a robust discussion of the ways in which the energy system of the future is being shaped by increased grid connectivity, information technologies and the diversified use of electricity across the economy. Speakes-Backman was joined onstage by Roger Flanagan, managing director at Lockheed Martin Energy, Laurie Giammona, senior vice president and chief customer officer at PG&E Company, Dave Szczupak, EVP of global product organization at Whirlpool Corporation and Thomas Kuhn, president, Edison Electric Institute (EEI).