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Innovative ideas, pioneering policies and global research highlight 27th Annual Energy Efficiency Forum

What 27th Annual Energy Efficiency Forum – Energy Efficiency: Driving Innovation
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When 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Thursday, June 23, 2016
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Where National Press Club, 529 14 St. NW. 13th floor (Grand Ballroom), Washington, D.C.
Why Energy systems are evolving, with traditional users acting as both energy consumers and producers – and employing distributed generation, storage, demand response and information technologies to transform these systems is becoming more critical. This year’s Forum highlights the pioneering policies, technologies and practices at the center of a future that values energy efficiency as a key driver of these systems.
Speakers include a major utility CEO, Obama administration cabinet member, U.S. Senator, mayors and innovators – including an NFL player – who will discuss progress on Capitol Hill, regulatory hot-topics, industry-changing technologies and recent energy efficiency successes in urban areas and at federal facilities. 
Additionally, the 10th Energy Efficiency Indicator research will be released, highlighting trends in global energy efficiency practices.  
Speakers Confirmed speakers include: (Note: Speaker times are subject to change)
1:30 - Keynote: Gina McCarthy, Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
1:10 - Ralph Izzo, Chairman, President and CEO, Public Service Enterprise Group, Inc. 
2:00 - Mayor Patrick Burt, Palo Alto, Calif.
2:00 - Mayor Richard David, Binghamton, NY
2:00 - Greg Nickels, Former Mayor of Seattle 
2:00 - Francis Slakey, Upjohn Lecturer on Physics and Public Policy, Georgetown University
2:00 - Mayor Kate Stewart, Takoma Park, Md. 
3:00 - Kimberly Kipin-McDonald, Head of Sustainable Development, Covestro
3:15 - Rebecca Craft, Chief Customer Officer, Essess
3:30 - Austin Brown, Sr., Assistant Director for Clean Energy and Transportation at White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
3:30 - Richard Hartley, Principal Deputy Asst. Sec. of the Air Force for Installations, Environment and Energy
3:30 - Katherine Hamilton, Principal, 38 North Solutions
3:30 - Kevin Kampschroer, Dir., Office of Federal High-Performance Green Buildings, U.S. General Services Administration
4:10 - Will Allen, National Football League player
4:20 - Christian Garcia, Managing Director, 1776
4:30 - Sen. Maria Cantwell, Washington
Audience About 300 local and global leaders, executives, NGOs, government officials and others responsible for energy management and policy. 
Register by contacting Ryan Nolan, manager, Johnson Controls, (414) 378-9641, Please also register for the Forum: 
Reporters may submit questions to key speakers to address during the event via #EEForum on Twitter.
Some speakers will be available after their presentations for pre-arranged interviews. 
United States Energy Association is an association of public and private energy-related organizations, corporations, and government agencies that represents the broad interests of the U.S. energy sector by increasing the understanding of energy issues, both domestically and internationally.
Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in more than 150 countries. Our 150,000 employees create quality products, services and solutions to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings; lead-acid automotive batteries and advanced batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles; and interior systems for automobiles. or @johnsoncontrols 

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