NASEO Presented Paper, "Rethinking Energy Codes," at ACEEE Summer Study

NASEO Senior Program Director, Rodney Sobin, presented a paper “Energy Efficiency is Not Enough: Rethinking Building Energy Performance for Good Times and Bad” at the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings at the Asilomar Conference Grounds in Pacific Grove, CA on August 15, 2018.

Co-written by Sobin, NASEO staff member Ed Carley, Carl Blumstein (Director of the California Institute for Energy and Environment), David Hungerford (California Energy Commission), and Laura Van Wie McGrory and Jeff Harris (vice president and consultant, respectively, of the Alliance to Save Energy, the paper focuses on energy efficiency as a complement to new load management approaches, energy storage, and both onsite and grid electricity generation resources to help optimize electricity and energy system performance.  The paper also emphasizes that energy efficiency has been an underappreciated asset for improving energy reliability and resilience for individual facilities as well at the energy system level.

The ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings is one of the premier energy efficiency conferences in the nation and the world, attracting nearly a thousand participants from across the country and internationally.