On December 15, 2016, NYAE held its quarterly stakeholder breakfast, which covered the transportation sector from various perspectives. Phyllis Kessler of Duane Morris aptly put that the transportation sector has overtaken utilities as the number one producer greenhouse gases in the nation, bringing up issues ranging from the need to bulk up the electrical grid for vehicle charging stations to modernized and efficient transportation.
How do we move toward tangible action with regard to Transportation and Mobility in Washington D.C.? On December 8th, 2016, energy industry experts participated in the Stakeholder Breakfast to discuss the ways in which participation in data gathering, problem-framing in the transportation industry and EVs, and the generation of reliable power could provide a deliverable product through scaling existing initiatives and better incentivizing end-usage.
The Chicago Advanced Energy Stakeholder Breakfast took place on September 22nd, 2016 and was focused on Technology, Buildings, & Distributed Energy System Optimization.
The discussion leaders included:
Steve Humes, Partner, Holland & Knight
Chris Wheat, Chief Sustainability Officer & Senior Policy Advisor, Office of the Mayor, Chicago
Bob Wengel, Vice President of Facilities, Shedd Aquarium
Koben Calhoun, Manager Commercial Energy Initiative, Rocky Montain Institute
Ryan Tinus, Director, Tishman Speyer and Chicago BOMA Energy and Sustainability
Matthew Lynch, Chief Product Officer, Bractlet
Rainer vor dem Esche, Managing Director, Storenetic
How can we develop smart, viable solutions to achieve greater reductions in energy demand and make advancements on sustainability? On September 8, energy industry professionals across Washington DC met to discuss and identify issues respective to technology, buildings, and distributed energy optimization. Ideas on bringing new technologies and scaling existing initiatives presented a wide array of paths forward.
Technology, Buildings and Distributed Energy Optimization fueled the conversation at the most recent Chicago Advanced Energy Stakeholders Breakfast on September 22, offering an incredible line-up of influential industry and political leaders to address the impact technology has on building energy use.
On September 14, 2016, NYAE hosted its quarterly breakfast on Technology, Buildings and Distributed Generation Optimization. Discussion leaders shed light on critical concerns within sectors - from the different mechanisms that ConEdison is employing to push for the integration of distributed resources to data driven approaches for customer acquisition and real time results.