2018 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings

2018 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings

Making Efficiency Easy and Enticing

Asilomar Conference Grounds
Pacific Grove, CA
August 12, 2018 to August 17, 2018

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Buildings Summer Study Overview

The 2018 ACEEE Summer Study is the 20th 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, actions to reduce energy use and the climate impacts associated with buildings. Presentations and discussions will relate to the theme, “Making Efficiency Easy and Enticing.”

Technologies, strategies, and programs for advancing energy efficiency abound. The technical efficiency of buildings systems and components continues to increase, with advances in material science and technology development. The information technology revolution is enabling vastly more insight and data-driven decision making by stakeholders across the spectrum of the building lifecycle. Advanced sensors and controls are making dynamic, grid-integrated buildings a reality. Hundreds of buildings are now operating at or near net-zero energy. The major challenge for the building industry is to significantly increase the pace of adoption across all market sectors and regions. Overcoming stubborn behavioral, economic, and market barriers call for innovation in how we approach technology development, program design and implementation, codes and standards, financing, workforce development, and community development. Put simply, we need innovation to make energy efficiency the easy and enticing choice for decision-makers across the board. Come to the 2018 Summer Study with your ideas, experiences, and vision to make energy efficiency easy and enticing.

Likely Participants Include: Policymakers; utility staff; architects; builders; financial and insurance professionals involved with buildings; clean-tech investors; building products, equipment, and appliance manufacturers; building owners and operators; engineers; local, state, and federal agency personnel; energy researchers; NGOs; consultants; behavioral scientists; and energy efficiency professionals.

Call for Papers

To submit an abstract, please find the the full instructions here, and submit online below. Abstracts must not exceed 250 words of text. Abstract submission deadline: October 27, 2017

The following information must be included at the top of each abstract:

a. Title of Abstract
b. Category:

             I. Oral Presentation
                 (Presentation + Published Paper)
             II. Visual Presentation
                  (Display + Published Paper)
             III. Display Presentation
                  (Display + No Published Paper)
c. Select two panels for consideration (by Panel Number)

Do not include authorship or institutional affiliation on the abstract.



2018 Program Committee Co-Chairs


2018 Panels

PANEL 1: Residential Buildings: Technologies, Design, Operations, and Building Industry Trends

PANEL 2: Residential Buildings: Program Design, Implementation, and Evaluation

PANEL 3: Commercial Buildings: Technologies, Design, Operations, and Building Industry Trends

PANEL 4: Commercial Buildings: Program Design, Implementation, and Evaluation

PANEL 5: Codes and Standards

PANEL 6: Utilities and the Future

PANEL 7: Market Transformation with Speed and Scale

PANEL 8: Capturing Savings through Behavior: Science and Practice

PANEL 9: Energy Efficiency Policy: U.S. & Beyond

PANEL 10: Net Zero: Moving Beyond 1%


PANEL 11: Resilient, Sustainable Communities


PANEL 12: Smart Buildings, Smart Grid, and the Internet of Things

PANEL 13: Energy Efficiency and Equity: Addressing the Underserved

PANEL 14: Poster Display Presentations