During this Energy and Environment Breakfast, ICF International welcomes an expert from the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) to discuss how energy efficiency (EE) and demand response (DR) can address the challenges of providing reliable, affordable, and environmentally responsible service to electricity customers.
The Wharton Club of DC will host Sam Rashkin, Chief Architect for the Department of Energy's Building Technologies Office in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, in a roundtable discussion of the US housing industry and the intersection of business and environment.
One oft-cited explanation for underinvestment in residential energy efficiency is that homeowners do not expect to occupy their homes long enough to realize benefits that offset their investment costs. This is problematic because homeowners may not believe that the energy efficiency features of a home will be capitalized in the selling price. In this paper, RFF looks for evidence of such capitalization using data from real estate multiple listing services (MLS) in three metropolitan areas: the Research Triangle region of North Carolina; Austin, Texas; and Portland, Oregon.
The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled "Max Tech and Beyond Appliance Design Competition." Eight faculty-led student teams from U.S. universities will present their innovative prototype designs and testing results of energy-efficient appliances and commercial equipment. The webinar will showcase each team demonstrating the energy and/or cost savings of their efficient technologies to a panel of expert judges from the private sector, the Energy Department, and its national laboratories.