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At this workshop, expert speakers and participants will discuss potential energy savings from various transport energy efficiency policy options; the feasibility of a notional goal for reducing the energy intensity of transport in APEC member economies; and options with the greatest potential for energy savings. Topics will include energy efficiency for new vehicles, operational efficiency for existing fleets, freight efficiency and strategies like mode-shifting and transit-oriented development that can promote livable communities. This workshop builds on the March 2009 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Workshop on Policies that Promote Energy Efficiency in Transport in Singapore and is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Energy, organized in partnership with the U.S. Department of Transportation and the American Public Transportation Association. Non-APEC participants and other interested experts are welcome to attend and participate.
Energy Efficiency in New Vehicles
- International Experience with Greenhouse Gas and Fuel Economy Standards (105 kBPDF): Drew Kodjak, International Council on Clean Transportation
- Beyond Efficiency Energy Diversity at the New GM (2.2 MB PDF): Keith Cole, General Motors
- Mexican Fuel Economy and Greenhouse Gas Standards in Comprehensive Climate Change Regulation (3.8 MB PDF): Rodolfo Lacy, Mario Molina Center for Strategic Studies on Energy and Environment, Mexico
- Policy for Energy-Efficient Freight Transportation in Japan (1.5 MB PDF): Tadashi Kaneko, Japan International Transport Institute
- Promoting Freight Efficiency through the SmartWay Program (700 kB PDF): Sarah Froman, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
- Improving The Energy Efficiency And Environmental Performance Of Goods Movement: A Multi-Modal Perspective (700 kB PDF): James Corbett, University of Delaware, United States
Reducing Road Congestion
- Reducing Road Congestion (2.4 MB PDF): Dario Hidalgo, EMBARQ, United States
- Low-carbon, High-efficiency Transportation Networks: From Best Practice to Vision (22 MB PDF): Michael Replogle, Institute for Transportation and Development Policy, United States
- Jakarta Urban Transport Policy: Racing with Fast Motorization (2 MB PDF): Heru Sutomo, Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia
Promoting Livable Communities
- The Need For A (Road) Space Program For This Decade (700 kB PDF): Paul Minett, Trip Convergence, Ltd, New Zealand
- Promoting Livable Communities in Asia and the Pacific(450 kB PDF): James Leather, Asian Development Bank
- What Metros Can Do to Make a Difference(1.1 MB PDF): Rachel MacCleery, Urban Land Institute
Enhancing Energy Efficiency Across the Grid: The Role of Information and Communications Technologies
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From power generation through the electric outlet and into the myriad of electrical devices vital to modern life and our well-being, information and communication technologies (ICT) offer tremendous opportunities to improve our energy efficiency. In this workshop three prominent organizations, the Green Grid, the GridWise Alliance, and the Digital Energy Solutions Campaign (DESC), will discuss their and their members’ and affiliates’ complementary roles and common goals of driving forward ICT technologies to achieved a more efficient, reliable, secure, productive, and environmentally responsible energy system.
The Green Grid focuses on improving energy efficiency in data centers and business computing ecosystems. Its global community has developed tools, metrics and best practices dramatically improving IT productivity, and delivering near term return on investment in every industry, while creating long term platforms for improved operations and greater operational sustainability.
The GridWise Alliance facilitates collaboration among all stakeholders in the electric ecosystem, advocating for the adoption of innovative smart grid solutions—including information and communications technologies-- that provide economic and environmental benefits for all participants in the electric grid.
DESC advances the enabling role of ICT to reduce environmental impacts, improve energy security, and enhance economic growth across all sectors of the economy. Representatives of these leading organizations will lead an interactive discussion on these topics and the vital role of policies to unlock the energy efficiency potential of ICT.
- The State of the Green Grid (1.5 MB PDF): John Tuccillo, APC by Schneider Electric and The Green Grid
- GridWise Alliance—Smart Grid: Enhancing Energy Efficiency (453 kB PDF): Katherine Hamilton, GridWise Alliance
- Digital Energy Solutions Campaign (DESC): Enhancing Energy Efficiency Across the Grid (750 kB PDF): Larry Plumb, Verizon and DESC
- Harmonizing Global Metrics for Data Center Energy Efficiency & Green Grid Tools and Metrics in Action (1.2 MB PDF): Dan Azevedo, Symantec & John Frey, Hewlett-Packard
- Avoiding Bakersfield: The Roadmap to Smart Grid Success (PDF pending): Alex Laskey, OPOWER
- ICT: Enabling Energy Ffficiency Through Empowerment (2.8 MB PDF): Benson Hougland, Opto22
- ICT: Enabling the Sustainable City and Community (1.6 MB PDF): Jennifer Sanford, Cisco
- The Role of Information and Communications Technologies in Smart Grid (400 kB PDF): Jeffrey S. Katz, IBM
- Personalizing the Smart Grid (1.2 MB PDF): Lorie Wigle, Intel Corporation
Monday, May 10, 8:00 am to 11:00 am
Tapping into Savings in the Water and Energy Efficiency Nexus: The Watergy Approach for Utilities and Municipalities:
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Climate change will exacerbate water scarcity throughout the world at the same time that it necessitates drastic improvements in energy efficiency. This workshop will provide insight into the potential for water utilities and municipalities to address both issues simultaneously, achieving significant water and energy efficiency improvements by optimizing energy use, reducing energy and operating costs and accruing energy and cost savings through technical and managerial interventions in water and wastewater systems. The workshop will focus on the Alliance’s Watergy Program experience in more than 100 developing country cities, and on leveraging the new resources available – as a result of legislation and stimulus funding – for water utilities’ investments in energy efficiency in the United States and other countries.
Laying a Seamless Infrastructure for Effective, Workable Building Energy Codes
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A single weak link in the energy code development, adoption, implementation and enforcement process can spell failure. Two key infrastructure elements are essential to the success of any building codes designed to boost energy-efficiency: 1) The ready availability of affordable, reliable construction materials and products, and 2) capable and professional design, construction and inspection workforce. This workshop will first hear from industry experts about strategic approaches and best practices that have opened new product markets by integrating energy code improvements and building programs. Then, we will hear about successful workforce training, education and certification programs and the support needed in many countries to ensure energy efficient products and materials are designed and installed correctly in buildings.
Monday, May 10, 9:00 am to 11:00 am
Creating Jobs Through Commercial Building Retrofits
Action to improve the energy efficiency of our building stock is a key to the nation's long-term economic growth and a prerequisite to meeting our climate goals. Rebuilding America is a coalition of labor, business, consumer groups, and others dedicated to creating an industry that can retrofit 50 million U.S. buildings by 2020. Building retrofits also offer a significant near-term opportunity to create jobs in the hardest-hit sectors of the economy, improve our built environment, and save billions of dollars in energy bills. The building trades have 25% percent unemployment and are ready to go to work on a large-scale efficiency retrofit program.
Join us as leaders from labor, contractors, and manufacturers discuss how legislation to jump-start the retrofit market will deliver economic, energy, and environmental benefits. The interactive panel will focus on proposed incentives for commercial building retrofits, especially the Building STAR Energy Efficiency Rebate Act of 2010.
The panel will include:
- Jared Blum, Polyisocyanurate Insulation Manufacturers Association
- Duane Desiderio, Real Estate Roundtable
- Reid Detchon, Energy Future Coalition
- Jeffrey Genzer, National Association of State Energy Officials
- Stan Kolbe, Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors National Association
- Christopher Moyer, National Restaurant Association
Monday, May 10, 11:30 to 2:30 pm
The Language of Evaluating Energy Savings
The evaluation industry is growing and generating an ever larger set of results data. Efficiency program planners and policy makers need access to evaluation reports and data that are clear, accurate and interpretable in order to report to constituents and to inform further planning. But can these two groups effectively communicate using the current language of ‘savings’ under the ever brightening lights of public focus?
Following review of the core savings evaluation needs and challenges, panellists and workshop attendees will discuss the language needed for communicating complex issues such as:
- the uncertainty in predicting energy savings or setting targets,
- setting realistic goals and building real data management systems to track results
- the nuances within the words ‘target,’ ‘savings,’ and ‘measurement’
Panelists include planners and evaluators of energy efficiency programs, and users of reports:
- Moderator: Steve Kromer, SKEE
- Fred Ciochetto, Oracle/Crystal Ball
- Marc Collins, Ontario Power Authority
- Kevin Cooney, Managing Director, Navigant Consulting
- Nigel Jollands, PhD, Head, Energy Efficiency Unit, International Energy Agency
- Bill Miller, Sentech Inc., assigned to U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Leading the Drive to Clean Energy Economies: Municipal EE Alliances
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A roundtable discussion with officials from international municipalities, this workshop will examine municipal community-based programs to upgrade the energy efficiency of existing buildings within cities through a public-private partnership. The session will feature the major issues in establishing the administrative structure, the local and state partnerships and technical considerations in such a venture.
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Keeping It Cool: Intelligent Architecture for Tropical and Warm Climates
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Buildings in tropical and warm regions face unique energy challenges which require different energy efficiency solutions than buildings in colder or seasonal climates. This workshop focuses on special solutions which are needed when working in these hot regions. Shading, natural cooling, use of cooling materials and thermal mass are examples of some design techniques.
This workshop kicks off the Sustainable Buildings Network (SBN). SBN, a collaboration between G8 countries and major developing economies, is a network of networks that aims to identify policies to improve energy efficiency in buildings in different regions around the world and serves as a reference portal for information on energy efficient practices and use of renewable energy in buildings. SBN was approved by state leaders at the G8 summit in Italy last year.
Intelligent tropical architecture is one of the three focus areas SBN will concentrate on in the next two years. The other two topics are zero energy buildings and policy packages for existing buildings.
- Energy Efficient Architecture in South East Asia (1.3 MB PDF): Poul Erik Kristensen, IEN Consultants, Malaysia
- Generic Architecture in Mediterranean and India (850 kB PDF): Frank Zegers, ECOFYS
- Cool Roofs and Heat Islands (1.4 MB PDF): Arthur Rosenfeld, Former Commissioner, California Energy Commission Ronnen Levinson, Leader, Heat Islands Group, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
- Next steps for SBN (228 kB PDF): Jens Laustsen, International Energy Agency
Monday, May 10 8:00 am-2:45 pm
Energy Management Action Network (EMAK) Workshop on Industry/Government Partnerships to Promote Energy Efficiency
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The Energy Management Action Network (EMAK) was created as an initiative of the International Partnership for Energy Efficiency (IPEEC). The group is focused on the development of a global energy management network to assist the 28 member countries and other interested parties in a collection of business processes designed to encourage and facilitate systematic, continuous and sustainable improvement in energy efficiency. The meeting brings together government and private executives, corporate energy managers, policy makers, and national and international organizations.
The theme of the workshop is: ”Working Together: how can industry and government co-operate to promote energy efficiency?” This is the 2nd in a series of 3 workshops that will define and shape the ongoing work of the EMAK. The meeting will include expert speakers and panelists from the public and private sector around the world and will provide time for comment and discussion. The meeting will include a special session to describe the new ISO 50001 standard and current progress.