10:00am-11:30am: Scaling Up Building Energy Efficiency Retrofits Roundtable
11:30am-12:15pm: Lunch and Networking
12:15pm-1:45pm: Net Zero Energy Buildings Task Force Meeting
1:45pm-3:00pm: Green Building Technology Showcase
Scaling Up Building Energy Efficiency Retrofits Roundtable
By 2014, market share of green retrofits projects is expected to rise to 20-30% (2009 McGraw Hill report). Demand for energy efficiency retrofits has grown to represent a current market investment opportunity of $279 billion and over $1 trillion in potential energy savings over 10 years. (2012 DBCCA & Rockefeller Foundation report). Such growth can be attributed to consumer’s desire to capture energy savings and be more socially responsible, but foremost it is driven by regulatory policies at the state level. Ramping-up of these policies, such as the Energy Efficiency Resource Standards, will put increased pressure on utilities to achieve energy saving targets and to be creative in their efficiency programs. Renewed federal emphasis on efficiency in 2013 may help encourage such programs (many of which involve educating building owners on potential utility cost savings) and other incentives, though constricted overall government spending and potential legislative pushback can represent impediments.
Regardless of policy support, economic sluggishness exacerbate barriers such as upfront costs and associated borrowing risks and decrease building owner enthusiasm for adopting retrofits. Scaling the building efficiency retrofits market will therefore require capital as well as mature and effective financing mechanisms. Recently, new financing structures such as Energy Service Agreements (ESAs), Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE), and On-Bill-Finance options, have emerged and may help address such obstacles. Of these, ESAs have been singled out as having the greatest potential in meeting the “needs of both real estate owners and capital providers in the commercial and institutional market, without the requirement for external enablers such as regulation or subsidy”.
In this meeting, building owners, utilities, regulators, and financiers will convene to discuss these developments and examine the conditions necessary to scale up the building energy efficiency retrofits market.
What federal and state incentives and regulations currently exist for efficiency retrofits? How effective are they (e.g. NYC’s Local Law 84)?
How do states differ in their promotion efficiency goals?
What are the biggest financing sources for efficiency retrofits?
What is the cost distribution for retrofit projects?
What other drivers will help scale efficiency retrofits?
What can the market expect, in terms of policy and financing, in 2013?
Net Zero Energy Buildings Working Group
The AGRION Net Zero Energy Building Framework, will amalgamate the perspectives of A&D, engineering, retrofit financiers, academic institutions, utilities, and technology providers on best practices for NZE Buildings. The report will be divided in content between existing and new buildings; it will include a technical framework with case studies, a directory of promising technologies, as well as a financing and policy framework.
Lex Heslin, The Beautiful Earth Group, President and CEO
Max Joel, Solar1, Director, Community Solar Initiative
Michael Rovito, ERS, Senior Consultant
Beth Heider, Skanska, Senior Vice President, Green Markets
Moderator: Rob Rothblatt AIA LEED AP, AECOM, Design Director, Architectural Design Practice
Energy Efficiency Technology Showcase
Promising energy efficiency technology startups will present on their business cases.
Marshall Cox, Radiator Labs,Founder, CTO
Carl Chastain, Honest Buildings, Director, Market Development
78 people will attend this meeting, among them
Will attend in person Via streaming
Viridity Energy Senior Vice President, Strategic Accounts
Community Environmental Cent Director - Technical Services
New York City Deputy Commissioner Energy Management
California Energy Commission Energy Commission Specialist I
Boston Green Building Owner
Community Environmental Cent Director, Corporate Development
City of San Francisco GreenFinanceSF program manager
Horizon Engineering Engineering Manager
Skanska Green Business Officer
AECOM Senior Analyst
Environmental Dynamics Group Principal
Cleantech Works, LLC Co-founder
Con Edison Program Manager Energy Efficiency and Demand Management
Joule Assets Vice President, Sales and Market Development
ConEdison Solutions Smart Grid Analyst
Baker & McKenzie Special Counsel
Long Island Power Authority Director, Commercial Efficiency Programs