How can technology reshape energy efficiency? Summer Study speakers offer insights

Read the full post from the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy.

A dizzying array of cutting-edge energy efficiency technology is available in today’s marketplace. Though many smart products are affordable, they remain vastly underutilized. The efficiency field seems to have a persistent and stubborn adoption gap. To explore the issue, ACEEE’s Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings will hold a tech-focused plenary in addition to dozens of related sessions.

As Summer Study’s 2018 co-chair, I helped organize and will moderate the tech plenary on Monday, August 13th, entitled “Making Efficiency Easy and Enticing — Does Technology Help or Hurt?” To give you a taste of our discussion, I posed a few questions to the plenary’s speakers: Emma Bassein, VP of Strategic Initiatives at Carbon Lighthouse; Fatima Crerar, Director of Social Impact and Sustainability at ecobee; Colin Sng, Director of Customer Success at First Fuel; and Yeye Zhang, head of West Region Energy Partnerships at Google.

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