Presentations

Please find below the list of presentations that were made available for downloading. All presentations are organized in the order of the conference agenda and grouped by session.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20

Lightning Session: Marketing
Moderator: Carol Suhan, Fortis BC

Asking Big Questions
Moderator: Amy Wolfe, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

RCT and Quasi-Experimental Design: Results from the Field
Moderator: Sharyn Barata, Opinion Dynamics

Electric Vehicle Usage and Adoption
Moderator: Gil Tal, University of California, Davis

State and Local Programs
Moderator: Courtney Henderson, Illume Advising

Panel Session: Keep the Change: The Persistence of New Energy Behaviors
Moderator: Kira Ashby, Consortium for Energy Efficiency, Inc.

Panelists:
⦁ Bruce Ceniceros, Sacramento Municipal Utility District
⦁ Vincent Gutierrez, Commonwealth Edison
⦁ Bill Mann, Duke Energy
⦁ Steve Menges, National Grid

Lightning Session: Water, Waste and Consumption
Moderator: Gene Rodrigues, ICF

Think You Know Home Energy Reports? Think Again!
Moderator: Debbie Brannan, Navigant

Effective Climate Change Communication
Moderator: Maria Vargas, U.S. Department of Energy

Behavior Change in Large Organizations
Moderator: Holly Barrett, Brand Cool

Making People and Buildings Smarter with Technology
Moderator: Elizabeth Titus, Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships

Panel Session: Decision Science and the Transportation Revolution – Part 1
Moderator: Margaret Taylor, PEEC, Stanford University

Presenters:

  • Traveler Response Architecture using Novel Signaling for Network Efficiency in Transportation (TRANSNET) – Kristen Brown, Fellow, U.S. Department of Energy, Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy
  • Decision Science in the Systems and Modeling for Accelerated Research in Transportation (SMART) Mobility Consortium – Reuben Sarkar, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy
  • Changing Consumer Behavior through Outreach and Awareness – Robert Graham, Director, EV Everywhere, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy

Discussants:
⦁ Systems Analysis – Lei Zhang, Director, National Transportation Center, University Maryland
⦁ Demand Models and Surveys – Colin Smith, Director, Resource Systems Group, Inc.
⦁ Consumer Behavior – Rebecca Lindland, Kelley Blue Book
⦁ Competitive Strategy – John Paul MacDuffie, Wharton, University of Pennsylvania

Lightning Session: Models and Metrics
Moderator: Jennie Rice, Cadmus

Engaging Low-Income Communities
Moderator: Michael Li, U.S. Department of Energy

Attitudes, Choices, and Theories of Decision-Making
Moderator: Jenna Bagnall-Reilly, West Hill Energy & Computing

Battle of the Continents: Innovative National Policies from Europe, Asia, and North America
Moderator: Steve Nadel, American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy

Proven Approaches to Program Design That Drive Behavior Change and Conservation
Moderator: Susan Norris, Pacific Gas and Electric Company

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21

Lightning Session: Stronger Together: Leveraging Groups for Behavior Change
Moderator: Cathy DuBois, Kent State

Effects on Behavior: Finding Relevant Factors
Moderator: Kelly Kuehn, Duke Energy

  • Design Learning from the Extremes? Energy Efficiency in Saudi Arabia – Gomathi Sadhasivan, DNV GL
  • Which Buttons Should We Push to Maximize Energy Savings? – Marta Lopes, IPC-ESAC, INESC Coimbra
  • Customer Behavior and Engagement in a Smart Grid Pilot – Dana Max, Navigant
  • Behavioral Considerations for Effective Time-Varying Electricity Prices — Ian Schneider, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Municipal-Level Policy: The Importance of Engagement
Moderator: Kristin Heinemeier, University of California, Davis

Clarity Begins at Home: Insights into Residential Behavior
Moderator: Bruce Ceniceros, Sacramento Municipal Utility District

  • The United States on 10-15 kWh/Day – Philip Coleman, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Energy Cultures: Renting in a University Town – Elizabeth Palchak, University of Vermont
  • Factors Relating to Energy Saving in Households: Evaluating Behavioral and Demographic Variables in a Smart Home Project – Saraansh Dave, Toshiba Research Europe, Ltd.
  • Certified Community Energy Ambassadors: Developing a Local Network of Support for Ongoing Action – Christine Granger, Cool Davis

Get Out of Your Car: New Mobility for the 21st Century
Moderator: Shruti Vaidyanathan, American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy

Panel Session: Using Behavioral, Cultural, and Social Insights to Expand Uptake of Residential Energy Efficiency
Moderator: Tim Treadwell, Center for Sustainable Energy

Panelists:
⦁ Stephanie Berkland, TRC Energy Services
⦁ Susan Mazur-Stommen, Indicia Consulting, LLC
⦁ Andy Campbell, Energy Institute at Haas

Lightning Session: Influencing Clean Vehicles, Shared or Active Mobility Decisions: Lessons from the Field
Moderator: Frances Sprei, Chalmers University of Technology

  • The Effect of Gasoline Prices on the Willingness to Consider Fuel-Efficient Vehicles – Yeong Jae Kim, Georgia Tech
  • EV Adoption Trends Across the United States – Georgina Arreola, Center for Sustainable Energy
  • Socially Optimal Replacement of Conventional Vehicles with Electric Vehicles for the U.S. Household Fleet – Eleftheria Kontou, University of Florida
  • New Car Insurance Models for Shared Mobility – Allen Greenberg, U.S. Department of Transportation/FHWA
  • Alternative Fuel Vehicles: Who Buys, Who Might Buy, and What Can Induce Them to Buy? – Rubal Dua, KAPSARC
  • Evaluating SRTS Program Impacts on CO2 Emissions – Ursula Vogler, Metropolitan Transportation Commission

Seeing Around Corners: Innovative Approaches to Program Design
Moderator: Tim Pettit, DNV-GL

  • Look Before You Leap: Leveraging Landscape Analysis As a Method for Behavioral Program Selection, Design, and Improvement – Lea Lupkin, Yale University/SEE Change Institute
  • Design Thinking: An Innovative Approach for Utilities to Unlock Customer Value – Jenni Cathcart, Vermont Energy Investment Corporation
  • Mapping the Customer Journey: Pathways to Satisfaction and Deeper Savings – Amanda Dwelley, ILLUME Advising
  • How We Decide: Evaluating Strategies and Trade-Offs – Cole Roberts, Arup

Scaling Up Solar Deployment: Modeling Behavior in Markets, Participation, and Adoption
Moderator: Susan Mazur-Stommen, Indicia Consulting

Engaging Stakeholders in Complex Organizations
Moderator: Kathy Kuntz, Cool Choices

Getting Consumers to Yes: Marketing Insights from Acquisition to Action
Moderator: Jennifer Hampton, Navigant

Panel Session: Leveraging Audience Identity to Drive Behavior
Moderator: Col. James Caley (ret.), U.S. Navy

Panelists:
⦁ Defining Energy Consumer Identities from 10 Years of Energy Pulse™ Data – Lee Ann Head, Shelton Group
⦁ Granny’s Got Game: Using Games Across Demographic Segments – Robert Feeney, Ringorang
⦁ Energy Is Me: Tying Energy to the U.S. Marines’ Warrior Ethos – Darrin Kayser, Booz Allen Hamilton

Lightning Session: What Did You Do? Programs and Insights
Moderator: Lisa Cascio, Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships

Panel Session: Organizational Decisions on Moving Goods
Moderator: Rachael Nealer, U.S. Department of Energy

Panelists:
⦁ Buddy Polovick, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency SmartWay
⦁ Shama Campbell, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
⦁ Jim Dwyer, Maryland Port Administration

Getting Smart about Smart Homes
Moderator: Beth Karlin, ‎University of Southern California

  • Homeowner Behavior in the First Net Zero Energy Townhomes in the United States – Aaron Adelstein, Master Builders Association
  • Can Smart Thermostats Help Residential Customers Reduce Heating Usage? – Dan Rubado, Energy Trust of Oregon
  • From the Technical to the Human Potential: The Development of an Energy Management System – Carlos Antunes, University of Coimbra, INESCC
  • The Importance of Customer Engagement for Wi-Fi Connected Home Products – Carol Burwick, Duke Energy

Well Measured: The Art of Effective Benchmarking and Modeling
Moderator: Ed Smyth, DNV-GL

Making New Technologies Stick: From Lean Launchpads to Crowdsourcing
Moderator: Linda Dethman, Research Into Action

Panel Session: Engaging Residents in Affordable Housing: Examples from the Denver and District of Columbia Housing Authorities
Moderator: Krista Egger, Enterprise Green Communities

Panelists:
⦁ Nicole O’Connor, Energy Outreach Colorado
⦁ Rachelle Macur, Group14 Engineering
⦁ Chris Jedd, Denver Housing Authority
⦁ Molly Simpson, D.C. Housing Authority

Spotlight 1
Shifting the Climate Change Conversation
Moderator: Paul Wright, Director of the Berkeley Energy and Climate Institute

⦁ The Honorable Bob Inglis, U.S. Representative (R-South Carolina, 1993-1995, 2005-2011)
Sharon Dunwoody, Evjue-Bascom Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Spotlight 2
How Did That Box Get to My Door? The Future of Freight
Moderator: Therese Langer, American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy

Benoit Montreuil, Georgia Tech
Alex Stark, Kane is Able

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22

Lightning Session: You Did What!? Does Evaluation Tell Us What We Think It Does?
Moderator: Teresa Lutz, Michaels Energy

What Can Data Tell Us About Occupants?
Moderator: Therese Peffer, University of California, Berkeley

The Secrets to Success for Behavior Programs
Moderator: Sarah Outcault, University of California, Davis

Engaging Stakeholders in Complex Organizations
Moderator: Christopher Payne, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Engaging Low-Income Communities
Moderator: Tom Calhoun, Corporation for Ohio Appalachian Development

Panel Session: The Importance of an Integrated Design in Creating High Performance Green Buildings
Moderator: Bryan Steverson, U.S. General Services Administration

Panelists:
⦁ Renee Cheng, University of Minnesota
⦁ Laura Stagner, U.S. General Services Administration

CLOSING PLENARY: Profiles in Leadership
Moderator: James Sweeney, PEEC, Stanford University

⦁ Maya Shankar, White House
⦁ Elaine Ulrich, SunShot, U.S. Department of Energy
⦁ Chris Weaver, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency