ACI Home Energy Leadership Summit

Monday, March 26, 2012, 1pm - 6pm (Reception following)
Tuesday, March 27, 2012, 8:30am - 4pm

Hilton Baltimore

Road-Map to a Sustainable Future:

Aligning Public and Private Market Interests

Panelists from the 2011 Summit

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The ACI Home Energy Leadership Summit is an executive level event designed to bring together the key leaders from the public and private sector who are working to drive residential energy efficiency into the mainstream. The goal of the Summit is to look out towards our ideal future and a possible road-map to get there. We need to inspire innovation and collaboration in the marketplace, particularly focusing on utilities, finance, contractors and homeowners.

Our vision for a vibrant industry:
“Energy efficiency is a resource that is quantified, understood, and valued by both the utility industry and the financial community, enabling highly trained and knowledgeable contractors to sell comfort as a service to homeowners on a massive scale”

AGENDA OUTLINE

Updated 03/23/12

DAY 1

1:00pm

Welcoming Remarks: Amy Fazio, Affordable Comfort, Inc.

OPENING KEYNOTE:

"Thinking about the Future: Leadership Skills for the 21st Century"

Joel Barker, Futurist, Author and Film maker

Futurist Joel Barker has been researching the skills needed to be a successful leader in the 21st century. He will share with us his finding on how to identify opportunities that lead to radical innovations; why leaders need to articulate positive visions to motivate both their customers and their employees; and the importance of limiting choices as part of the decision making process.

POLICY PERSPECTIVE:

Peter Welch, U.S. Congressman from Vermont

Jon Cardin, Maryland House of Delegates

A VISION: The Future of Energy Efficiency as a Resource
Taking a look at some models and ideas for the future

  • Introduction: Aligning Interests and Incentives - Matt Golden, Efficiency.org
     
  • A future where Energy Efficiency is a Resource valued by:
     
  • PART 1: Utilities , Scott Johnstone, VEIC
     
  • PART 2: Finance, Claire Broido Johnson, CBJ Energy, LLC
     
  • PART 3: Contractors and Homeowners, Mike Rogers, ABM Energy

BREAK

4:00pm

Martin O'Malley, Governor of Maryland

PANEL DISCUSSION

How Utilities Can Value Energy Efficiency as a Resource
Understanding diverse stakeholders and finding paths to integration

  • Moderator: Aaron Goldfeder, EnergySavvy
  • Doug Nazarian, Maryland PSC
  • David Terry, NASEO
  • Steve Cowell, CSG
  • Lisanne Altmann, Long Island Power Authority
  • Ruth Kiselewich, Baltimore Gas and Electric Co.

 

6:00pm EVENING RECEPTION

 

DAY 2

8:30am

MORNING PANEL DISCUSSIONS

Financing Energy Efficiency: A Path to Scaling Up Investment
What we've done that works and what's needed to scale up

  • Moderator: Peter Krajsa, AFC First
  • Cisco DeVries, Renewable Funding
  • Alfred Griffin, Citigroup
  • Brad Copithorne, Environmental Defense Fund
  • Jeff Bartos, Mark Group

BREAK

10:30am

The Future of Contractor Business Models
Models for engaging high quality contracting businesses in energy efficiency

  • Moderator: Jay Murdoch, Efficiency First
  • Karie Johnson, Carrier Corporation
  • Tara Hobbs, Solar City
  • Dan Kartzman, Powersmith Home Energy Solutions

 

12:00pm LUNCH WORKSHOP

"Tactics of Innovation: How to reduce resistance to new ideas"

Joel Barker, Futurist, Author and Film maker

Far too often, organizations bring out new products and services and see them fail in spite of the fact that that new idea was an excellent one. What causes the failure? Most of the time, it was poorly introduced. Joel Barker will illuminate 10 practical guidelines for making new ideas more acceptable. These guidelines work for the introduction of new ideas both externally and internally.

 

1:30pm

Monisha Shah, White House Council on Environmental Quality

AFTERNOON PANEL DISCUSSION

Selling Energy Efficiency to Homeowners: Models for the Future
Learning from consumer-focused companies engaged in energy efficiency

  • Moderator: Merrian Goggio Borgeson, LBNL
  • Jim Kapsis, Opower
  • Scott Carr, Sungevity
  • Chris Dana, Pella
  • Suzanne Shelton, Shelton Group

BREAK

CLOSING KEYNOTE: Alexis Karolides, Rocky Mountain Institute
 

 

Join the Leaders at the Center of the Industry.

FEATURING:

 


Joel Barker
Futurist, Author, and Film maker


Peter Welch
U.S. Congressman from Vermont


Alexis Karolides
Principal at Rocky Mountain Institute


Martin O'Malley
Governor of the State of Maryland


Jon Cardin
Member of the Maryland House of Delegates


Doug Nazarian
Chairman of the Maryland Public Service Commission


Claire Broido Johnson
CBJ Energy, LLC


Scott Johnstone

Executive Director of the Vermont Energy Investment Corporation


Steve Cowell
Chairman and CEO of Conservation Services Group


Suzanne Shelton
CEO of Shelton Group


Peter Krajsa

Chairman/CEO of AFC First Financial Corporation


Cisco DeVries
President of Renewable Funding LLC


Jeff Bartos
President and CEO of Mark Group, Inc.


Tara Hobbs
Project Manager at SolarCity


David Terry

Executive Director of the National Association of State Energy Officials


Karie Johnson
Manager, Dealer Development for Carrier Residential Systems


Aaron Goldfeder
CEO and co-founder of EnergySavvy


Merrian Goggio Borgeson
Researcher at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory


Matt Golden

Efficiency.org

Lisanne Altmann
Long Island Power Authority

Ruth Kiselewich
Baltimore Gas and Electric Co.

Alfred Griffin
Citigroup

Brad Copithorne
Environmental Defense Fund

Dan Kartzman
Powersmith Home Energy Solutions

Chris Dana
Pella

Scott Carr
Sungevity