Beyond Batteries: Grid-interactive Efficient Buildings

The influx in smart technologies and internet-connected devices creates a unique opportunity for energy efficiency: these devices can enable American business owners and families to save energy and money, while also providing valuable new services to utilities and increasing building responsiveness to the grid. This discussion will feature the building technology sector's top energy efficiency experts in conversation on the latest efforts by the U.S. Department of Energy and others to help grow connectedness across the entire building sector, from commercial to residential, by creating more grid-interactive, efficient buildings. 

Space is limited, so register online to reserve your seat. Contact Emily Singer, Events & Marketing Associate, with any questions and check back here for updates to the agenda! 

Agenda:

12:00 p.m. - 12:10 p.m.Registration & Lunch
12:10 p.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Welcome Remarks 

Natasha Vidangos, Director for Research, Alliance to Save Energy

12:15 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Keynote Remarks

Congressman Paul Tonko (D-NY) 

12:30 p.m. - 1:25 p.m.

Beyond Batteries: Grid-interactive Efficient Buildings

Moderator: 

David Nemtzow, Building Technologies Office Director, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, U.S. DOE

Speakers:

Cheryl English, VP, Government & Industry Relations, Acuity Lighting

Pekka Hakkarainen, Vice President, Lutron Electronics

Ben Kroposki, Center Director, Power Systems Engineering, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

Owen Smith, Director, Utility & Grid Solutions, Trane

1:25 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. 

Closing Remarks

Natasha Vidangos