10:30 – 12:00

1A – Lightning Session: Using Data to Draw New Insights
Moderator: Sharyn Barata, Itron Inc.

  • Utility Program Response Modeling: A Three-Stage Approach – Siddharth Patel, Stanford University [abstract] [presentation]
  • Customer Attrition Patterns: Who Drops Out from SCE’s Care Program? – V. Melanie Edel, Southern California Edison [abstract] [presentation]
  • Prioritization among Different Goals in Energy Decisions: A Fuzzy Logic Approach with Evidence from Asian Households – Constantinos Spandagos, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology [abstract] [presentation]
  • Engaging with a Thermostat: Using Seasonal and Connectivity-Based Differences in Residential Thermostat Use to Maximize Savings – Monica Curtis, Wisconsin Energy Conservation Corporation  [abstract] [presentation]
  • Decision Modes’ Influence on Energy Choices in the US and Switzerland – Karoline Gamma, Columbia University  [abstract] [presentation not available]
  • Building User Audit Capturing Behavior, Energy, and Culture – Julie Kriegh, University of Washington  [abstract] [presentation]
  • Statistical Analysis vs. Modeling…Let’s Get Ready to Rumble – Mark Gately, Tendril   [abstract] [presentation not available]
  • Information Impact on Consumer Behavior Change – Kazuyoshi Hidaka, Tokyo Institute of Technology   [abstract] [presentation not available]

1B – How Do We Make Decisions?
Moderator: Jennifer Hampton, Navigant Consulting

  • Giving the Future a Chance – Elke Weber, Columbia University   [abstract] [presentation]
  • The Neuroeconomics of Energy-Efficient Purchases – Nik Sawe, Stanford University   [abstract] [presentation not available]
  • Assessing Basic Consumer Attitudes about Energy – Amy Moors, University of Michigan   [abstract] [presentation]

1C – Best Practices in Program Design
Moderator: Bruce Ceniceros, Sacramento Municipal Utility District

  • What Makes a Difference? Get the Most from an On-line Audit and Feedback Program – Patrice Ignelzi, Applied Energy Group   [abstract] [presentation]
  • Insights into the Hard-to-Reach Moderate-Income Residential Market – Jennifer Cathcart, Vermont Energy Investment Corporation   [abstract] [presentation]
  • Tenant Engagement in Rental Housing: Evaluating a Behavioral Approach to Energy Savings – Lauren Ross, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy   [abstract] [presentation]
  • Learning from the Past to Inform Future Work: Trends in Behavior-Based Efficiency Programs – Claire McIlvennie, Consortium for Energy Efficiency   [abstract] [presentation]

1D – City Opportunities for Energy Savings in Commercial Buildings
Moderator: Alison Schwabe, McKinstry

  • City-Level Estimates of Behavior-Based Energy Savings Opportunities in Commercial Buildings – Karen Ehrhardt-Martinez, Human Dimensions Research   [abstract] [presentation]
  • Incentives for Technology Adoption: Evaluating Performance in the DOE Better Buildings Challenge – Omar Asensio, University of California, Los Angeles   [abstract] [presentation not available]
  • Using Open Data to Predict Energy Usage: Intensity in New York City – Theodore Love, Green Energy Economics Groups   [abstract] [presentation]

1E – Smart Thermostats and Technologies
Moderator: Mary Sutter, Opinion Dynamics

  • A Demand Response Double Play: Residential Peak Time Rebate and Smart Thermostat Programs – George Jiang, Itron   [abstract] [presentation]
  • Smart Thermostats: Results from a Multi-Pilot Research Collaborative – Ram Narayanamurthy, Electric Power Research Institute   [abstract] [presentation]
  • Getting Smarter? Evidence of Savings from the Nest Thermostat – Debbie Brannan, Navigant Consulting   [[abstract]] [presentation]

1F – Discussion Panel: Can New Mobility Services Lead to Energy/GHG Savings?
Moderator: Regina Clewlow , Stanford University [presentation]


  • Jonathan Hall, Uber   [presentation]
  • Emily Castor, Lyft   [presentation not available]
  • Matt George, Bridj   [presentation]
  • Sean Walcott, RideScout   [[presentation not available]
  • Brendon Harrington, Google  [presentation not available]

1:30 – 3:00

2A – Lightning Session: Transportation Behavior
Moderator: Jacob Ward, US Department of Energy

  • EV Rate Adoption Tactics: What Matters Most to Customers? – Calder Silcox, Pacific Gas and Electric   [abstract] [presentation]
  • Bay Area Bike-to-Work Day: Promoting Transportation Behavior Change – Jeff Ang-Olson, ICF International   [abstract] [presentation]
  • Automated Vehicles and Sustainability: The Route Requires Smart Planning – David Miller, Stanford University   [abstract] [presentation]
  • Effect of Policies for Vehicle Manufacturers in Nash Equilibrium – Alan Jenn, Carnegie Mellon University   [abstract] [presentation]
  • Intergenerational Differences in Driver’s Licensing Delay – Calvin Thigpen, University of California, Davis   [abstract] [presentation not available]
  • Fuel-Related Emissions Savings from EVs Relative to All-Gas Vehicles – Peter Sopher, Environmental Defense Fund   [abstract] [presentation]
  • Climate Initiatives Program Evaluation – Stefanie Hom, MTC   [abstract] [presentation]

2B – Scaling Up Community Solar
Moderator: Brad Langley, Tendril

  • A Prosperous Marriage? Combining Community Solar and Demand Response – Jill Cliburn, Cliburn and Associates   [abstract] [presentation]
  • Smart in Going Solar? SmartSolar Lays It Out – Michael Denevan, Community Energy Services Corp   [abstract] [presentation not available]
  • Solarize Connecticut: A Community-Based Approach to Expanding Residential Solar – Brian Keane, SmartPower   [abstract] [presentation]

2C – Designing Programs for Success
Moderator: June Flora, Stanford University

  • TIPs for Success: The Target Behavior, Intervention, and Population Model – Meghan Bean, Research Into Action   [abstract] [presentation]
  • A Behavioral Program in New York: Changing Recycling and Energy Behaviors – Lisa Skumatz, Skumatz Economic Research Associates   [abstract] [presentation]
  • Socio-Demographics and Sustainability Value Propositions in DSM Programs – Alexander Novie, DNV GL  [abstract] [presentation]
  • If You Build It, They Will Come, Again and Again: Effective Tools for Engaging Customers to Leverage Smart Meter Data Analytics and Energy Efficiency – Kevin Duffy, ICF International   [abstract] [presentation]

2D – From Behavior to Culture Change
Moderator: Cindy Frantz, Oberlin

  • Co-Designing with Office Workers to Reduce Energy Consumption and Improve Comfort – David Keyson, TU Delft   [abstract] [presentation]
  • The Persistence and Proliferation of Pro-Environmental Conservation Behaviours Post-Intervention: An Evaluation of the Start Green Behavioural Intervention Program – Sarah Barnett-Burns, University of Toronto   [abstract] [presentation]
  • David, Goliath, and Finding Nemo: The Art and Science of Storytelling for EE – Sabrina Cowden, Milepost Consulting   [abstract] [presentation]

2E – Water 
Moderator: Cathleen Chavez-Morris, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

  • Saving Water Through Behavior Changing Technologies – Todd Levin, Argonne National Laboratory   [abstract] [presentation]
  • Water Meters to Promote Residential Water Conservation – Wesley Schultz, Action Research   [abstract] [presentation]
  • Whetting Customer Appetite for Energy Savings in California’s Fourth Year of Drought – Martha Thompson, Evergreen Economics   [abstract] [presentation]
  • Behavioral Water Efficiency: Drought Relief or a Way of Life? – Weston McBride, WaterSmart Software   [abstract] [presentation]

2F – Discussion Panel: Where Are the People? New Considerations for Climate Policy
Moderator: David Hungerford, California Energy Commission 


  • Anthony Eggert, ClimateWorks
  • Loren Lutzenhiser, Portland State University [presentation]
  • Andrew McAllister, California Energy Commission
  • Alan Sanstad, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

3:30 – 5:00

3A – Lightning Session: Innovations in Program Design
Moderator: Chris Jones, University of California, Berkeley

  • What Works for Utilities with Home Energy Reports and Which Groups to Target Next – Ryan Austin, E Source   [abstract] [presentation]
  • How Can We Optimize Home Energy Report Reduction to Fit with Portfolio Needs? – Hannah Arnold, Opinion Dynamics   [abstract] [presentation]
  • From Games to Collaborative Transformation: The Fun, Social, and Easy Way to Build a Movement – Raj Shukla, Cool Choices   [abstract] [presentation]
  • Greater Behavior Change with Hardware-Free Appliance Level Feedback – Bruce Townson, Ecotagious   [abstract] [presentation not available]
  • A Data-Driven Approach to Plug Load Energy Reduction Programs – Moira Hafer, Stanford University   [abstract] [presentation]
  • Switch It! Change It! Save It! Lessons from a Social Marketing Campaign to Reduce Residential Energy Use – Nick Schwab, Center For Social and Behavioral Research   [abstract] [presentation]
  • Doing Good or Undoing Harm: Framing Voluntary Contributions to Climate Change Mitigation – Julia Blasch, ETH Zurich   [abstract] [presentation]
  • Default Bias, Follow-On Behavior, and Welfare in Residential Electricity Pricing Programs – Annika Todd, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory   [abstract] [presentation]

3B – Organizational Behavior
Moderator: Inês Azevedo, Carnegie Mellon University

  • Understanding Behavioural Factors Influencing Organizational Decision Making – Daniel Alford, Department for Energy and Climate Change   [abstract] [presentation]
  • Behind the Curtain: The Relationship between Behavior and Operational Savings – Greg Wikler, Navigant Consulting   [abstract] [presentation]
  • A Model for Measuring Behavioral Change in Universities: The Michigan Experience – Robert Marans, University of Michigan   [abstract] [presentation]
  • Corporate Priority Action Items: A Lesson in Middle-Out Behavior Change – Lara Buluc, US Forest Service   [abstract] [presentation]

3C – Accelerating the Adoption of Electric Vehicles
Moderator: Tom Turrentine, University of California, Davis

  • Paving a Path to Smart Charging: PG&E and BMW Explore How Managed Charging and Second Life Batteries Can Support the Grid While Reducing the Cost of Electric Vehicles – David Almeida, Pacific Gas and Electric Company   [abstract] [presentation]
  • Expanding Electric Vehicle Access – Georgina Arreola, Center for Sustainable Energy   [abstract] [presentation]
  • New Car Dealers and Retail Innovation in the US Plug-In Electric Vehicle Market – Eric Cahill, University of California, Davis   [abstract] [presentation]
  • Does Public Charging Infrastructure Sell Electric Vehicles? – Gil Tal, University of California, Davis   [abstract] [presentation not available]

3D – How Do You Evaluate This?
Moderator: Alex Dunn, Research into Action

  • Alternatives to Randomized Control Trials: Addressing the Growing Pains of Opt-Out Programs – Brian Arthur Smith, Pacific Gas and Electric Company   [abstract] [presentation]
  • Strategic Energy Management: Keys to Behavioral and Operational Change – Ryan Kroll, Michaels Energy   [abstract] [presentation]
  • Savings Beyond the Tracking Sheet: Measuring Behavioral Change at a Community Level in Ohio’s Community Energy Savers Pilot – Courtney Henderson, Illume Advising   [abstract] [presentation]
  • A Framework for Organizational Culture and Behavior Change – Sarah Smith, Prism Engineering   [abstract] [presentation]

3E – Walking the Talk: Attitudes and Behavior Influence Policy
Moderator: Annalisa Schilla, California Air Resources Board

  • Valuing NIMBY Concerns about Wind Farms in Massachusetts – Julian Lamy, Carnegie Mellon University   [abstract] [presentation not available]
  • Reaching Customers at a Critical Moment: The Impact of Exposure to Total Lifecycle Cost Information during Online Product Search – Lucy Morris, Pacific Gas and Electric Company   [abstract] [presentation]
  • The Influence of Consumer Trust on the Willingness to Pay for Improvements in Building Energy Rating Levels in Ireland – Geertje Schuitema, University College Dublin   [abstract] [presentation]

8:30 – 10:00

4A – Lightning Session: Marketing
Moderator: Maria Vargas, US Department of Energy

  • The Key to Success That Everyone Misses: A Strong Brand – Roya Kazemi, GreeNYC   [abstract] [presentation]
  • Top Ten Best Practices to Engage and Educate Shoppers @ Retail – Mitch Moore, Center for Sustainable Energy   [abstract] [presentation]
  • Customers Know Best When it Comes to Behavior Change: Are You Listening? – Brian Borchers, Direct Options   [abstract] [presentation]
  • Bridging the Gap between Awareness and Action: Making Energy Efficiency Matter – Ashley Nicholls, KSV   [abstract] [presentation]
  • But I’m Not Like the Joneses: Improving Customer Satisfaction with Home Energy – Amy Meyer, Navigant Consulting   [abstract] [presentation]
  • Don’t Show Me the Money: Why Not to Choose Financial Messaging to Influence Your Low-Income Customers – Erin Sherman, Opower   [abstract] [presentation]
  • Putting Data to Work: Five Steps for Data-Driven Customer Engagement – Kristen Karls, Tendril   [abstract] [presentation]
  • It’s Not Green. It’s Red, White and Blue: Military Energy Messaging – Laura Michael, Booz Allen Hamilton   [abstract] [presentation]
  • Using Street Teams to Drive Behavior Change – Erin Cawley-Morse, C+C   [abstract] [presentation]

4B – Innovations and Impacts of Strategic Energy Management
Moderator: Ingrid Rohmund, Applied Energy Group

  • Validating the Effectiveness of Strategic Energy Management Programs – Anna Kelly, Cadmus   [abstract] [presentation]
  • Energy Management Practices in Ontario Hospitals – John Maiorano, University of Toronto   [abstract] [presentation]
  • Energy Strategies in Retail: Who Does What with Data and Analytics? – Kathryn Janda, University of Oxford   [abstract] [presentation]

4C – International Perspectives on Behavior Policy
Moderator: Margaret Taylor, Stanford University

  • Are Current Energy Efficiency Policies Promoting a Change in Behavior and Sufficiency? – Paolo Bertoldi, European Commission   [abstract] [presentation]
  • How Might Citizen Engagement Affect Energy Policy Design? – Robert Marchand, University of Sheffield   [abstract] [presentation]
  • A Tale of Two Countries: Influencing Energy Use Behavior in Non-US Markets – Joe Lopes, DNV GL   [abstract] [presentation]
  • Improving the Energy Efficiency of the Housing Stock: Evidence From the UK and New Zealand – Aimee Ambrose, Sheffield Hallam University   [abstract] [presentation]

4D – Perspectives on Implementing National, State, and Utility Policy
Moderator: Michael Li, US Department of Energy

  • Achieving Ambitious Energy Efficiency Targets: Emerging Opportunities for Existing Buildings – Jan Berman, Pacific Gas and Electric Company   [abstract] [presentation]
  • Quantifying and Benchmarking Behavioral Opportunity for Energy Resource Programs – Anne Dwelley, Illume Advising   [abstract] [presentation]
  • 111(d) As an Impetus for State Energy Efficiency – Mary Shoemaker, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy   [abstract] [presentation]
  • Why 25 Years of an Evolving Energy Code do Not Make More of a Difference? – Charles Withers, Florida Solar Energy Center   [abstract] [presentation]

4E – Segmentation: Learning from Users
Moderator: Susan Norris, Pacific Gas & Electric Company

  • Who Are the “Low Users” and What Can We Learn From Them? – Reuben Deumling, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory   [abstract] [presentation]
  • Behavior Modification and Energy Usage (Across Generations, Genders, Oceans, Etc.) – Jenna Mikus, Atsite   [abstract] [presentation]
  • Hispanics and Energy: An Insight into Beliefs and Behaviors – Catalina Lamadrid, Inova Energy Group   [abstract] [presentation]
  • Hit “Run” to Go Back to the Schedule! – Joana Abreu, Fraunhofer USA SCE   [abstract] [presentation]

4F – Driving Energy Reductions in Commercial Buildings
Moderator: Jennifer Amann, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy

  • Rock the Watt: Lessons Learned From a Conservation Campaign at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory– Kathleen Judd, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory   [abstract] [presentation]
  • Understanding Motivations and Barriers of Small Business Decision Makers: A More Effective Approach to Developing Targeted Communications – Pamela Wellner, Center for Sustainable Energy   [abstract] [presentation]
  • Institutional Change in Energy Management of Federal Government and Commercial Buildings – Hayes Jones, US Department of Energy   [abstract] [presentation not available]

10:30 – 12:00

5A – Lightning Session: Technology
Moderator: Ed Wisniewski, Consortium for Energy Efficiency

  • How to Accelerate Behavioral Program Innovation – Josh Schellenberg, Nexant   [abstract] [presentation]
  • Affecting Lighting-Related Behaviors in a Connected World – Kevin Price, Evergreen Economics   [abstract] [presentation]
  • How Can We Utilize Smart Grid Data? Policies That Foster Innovative Residential Customer Engagement Programs – Olivia Patterson, Opinion Dynamics   [abstract] [presentation]
  • Short People Need Hotter Water – Gary Klein, Gary Klein and Associates   [abstract] [presentation]
  • An Unlikely Match: What Behavior Programs Can Learn from Online Dating – Masumi Izawa, Cadmus   [abstract] [presentation]
  • Engaging Women for Grassroots Behavior Change in Clean Cooking – Genevieve Smith, University of California, Berkeley   [abstract] [presentation not available]
  • It’s Automatic! Overcoming Behavioral Barriers with Technological Developments to Increase Energy Savings – Gomathi Sadhasivan, DNV GL   [abstract] [presentation]
  • Eliminating Behavioral Waste without Requiring Behavioral Change – Troy Sherman, Evolve Technologies   [abstract] [presentation]

5B – Innovations in ICT to Change Behavior
Moderator: Joey Barr, WeatherBug Home 

  • Testing a Social Media Prototype for Commercial Building Energy and Operations – David Lehrer, Center for the Built Environment, University of California, Berkeley   [abstract] [presentation]
  • When Altruism Begins at Home: It Takes a Community of Energy Users – Michael Legatt, Electric Reliability Council of Texas   [abstract] [presentation]
  • Transforming Customer Engagement through Demand Response – Matt Duesterberg, OhmConnect   [abstract] [presentation]
  • Electricity Prepayment, Conservation, and Behavioral Change – Nat Treadway, DEFG   [abstract] [presentation]

5C – Renewables
Moderator: Stephanie Johnson, US Department of Energy 

  • A Qualitative Assessment of TPO System Impacts on the Home Sales Process – Timothy Treadwell, Center for Sustainable Energy   [abstract] [presentation]
  • Solar Home Resale in the Phoenix Metro Region: Owning vs. Leasing Models – Jason O’Leary, Arizona State University   [abstract] [presentation not available]
  • Residential Solar: Contagion and Seeding in Behaviors with Thresholds – D. Cale Reeves, The University of Texas at Austin   [abstract] [presentation not available]
  • Peer Effects within Homeowner Adoption of Solar-PV Panels: A Case-Control Study – Joe Coito, DNV GL   [abstract] [presentation not available]

5D – Smart Homes
Moderator: Rebecca Ford, University of Otago 

  • Engaging Consumers on Energy Efficiency: Data, Delivery, and Results – Amena Ali, WeatherBug by Earth Networks   [abstract] [presentation]
  • Further Integrating IHDS into the DSM Customer Offering – Candice Churchwell, Nexant   [abstract] [presentation]
  • An Energy Feedback Research Platform for Residential Conservation – Kevin Trinh, Ryerson University   [abstract] [presentation]
  • Top Smart Thermostats for Usability and Customer Preference – Karen Herter, Herter Energy Research Solutions   [abstract] [presentation]

5E – What Is the Best Way to Talk about Climate Change?
Moderator: Linda Schuck, UC Berkeley Energy and Climate Institute

  • Crafting Climate Change Communications: Do Local and Adaptation Frames Help? – Kim Wolske, University of Michigan   [abstract] [presentation]
  • What Is the Best Way to Talk about Climate Change? The Latest Learning – Kirra Krygsman, ecoAmerica   [abstract] [presentation]
  • Using Augmented Reality to Inform Environmental Decision making –Steven Isley, National Renewable Energy Laboratory   [abstract] [presentation]
  • The Art of Change: Inspiring Attitude and Behavior Shifts through Collaborations with the Arts – Marda Kirn, EcoArts Connection   [abstract] [presentation]

5F – Reaching Scale Through State and National Energy Efficiency Programs
Moderator: TBD

  • Leveraging Behavioral Science to Optimize as an Agent of Behavior Change – Julie Colehour, C+C   [abstract] [presentation]
  • Updates from CT on Community Outreach in 169 Towns – Samantha Sojka, Eversource Energy   [abstract] [presentation]
  • Integrated Marketing Campaign to Motivate Consumers to Manage Their Energy Use – Jeff Blanton, Center For Sustainable Energy   [abstract] [presentation]

1:30 – 3:00

6A – Lightning Session: Engaging Social Networks
Moderator: Rick Diamond, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory 

  • Maximizing ROI in Door-to-Door Outreach – Mark Kammerer, Puget Sound Energy   [abstract] [presentation]
  • Using Community-Based Social Marketing to Promote Energy Conservation in Hawaii – Joey Schmitt, Action Research   [abstract] [presentation]
  • Energy Culture Change at the US Army Garrison Presidio of Monterey – Jay Tulley, US Army Garrison Presidio of Monterey   [abstract] [presentation]
  • PG&E Customers Step Up and Power Down – Kirstin Pinit, Empower Efficiency   [abstract] [presentation]
  • Mobilizing Communities for Climate Solutions: Lessons from a Large-Scale Cross-Sector Climate Initiative in L.A. – Meighen Speiser, ecoAmerica   [abstract] [presentation presentation]
  • Renewable Energy Education: Does It Impact Students’ Perception of Climate Change? Does Environmental Education Alter Students’ Attitudes towards the Environment? – Nirav Patel, Cornell University   [abstract] [presentation]
  • If You Build It, Will They Separate? A Natural Experiment on Food Waste Separation Behavior – Sally Geislar, University of California, Irvine   [abstract] [presentation not available]

6B – Latest in Energy Efficiency Marketing: Driving Behavior Change
Moderator: David Thayer, Pacific Gas and Electric Company 

  • Banding Together to Solve the Problem Most Americans Don’t Think They Have – Suzanne Shelton, Shelton Group   [abstract] [presentation not available]
  • What Inspires Action? Understanding Energy Performance Feedback: Commercial and Multifamily Sectors – Nicole Ballinger, City of Seattle   [abstract] [presentation]
  • What They See Matters – Jeff Cappella, Resource Media   [abstract] [presentation]

6C – Targeting Programs for Diverse Audiences
Moderator: Sylvia Bender, California Energy Commission 

  • Electricity Impacts of Coordinated, Purposeful Behavior – Sarah Olexsak, Johns Hopkins University  [abstract] [presentation]
  • Who is Participating in Energy Efficiency ProgramsAnd Who is Not? – Marti Frank, Evaluation + Strategy for Social Innovation   [abstract] [presentation]
  • Measure, Support and Repeat: The Eight-Year Story of a +20% Emissions Reduction in Employee Households across Four US States – Nicholas Lange, Vermont Energy Investment Corporation   [abstract] [presentation]

6D – Strategic Energy Management
Moderator: Christopher Payne, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory 

  • Peer Learning: The Strategic Energy Management Classroom – Ross Lancaster, Ecova   [abstract] [presentation]
  • Organizational Change in Industry through Strategic Energy Management – Peter Therkelsen, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory   [abstract] [presentation]
  • Business Sustainability Challenge: Not Your Grandma’s Energy Efficiency Program – Amy McLean Salls, United Illuminating   [abstract] [presentation not available]
  • Positive and Normative Messages in Real Time Energy Management – Gabriel Wolf, EnerNOC   [abstract] [presentation]

6E – Practical Applications of Behavioral Science
Moderator: Beth Karlin, US Department of Energy 

  • A Tale of Two Views on Behavioral Potential – Mithra Moezzi, Portland State University   [abstract] [presentation]
  • Learning from How People Use Heat at Home to Reduce UK CO2 Emissions – Matthew Lipson, Energy Technologies Institute   [abstract] [presentation]
  • How to Help the “Behaviour Changers” Better Change Behavior – Sea Rotmann, EIA DSM Task 24   [abstract] [presentation]
  • Now or Never? The Importance of Immediate Energy Use Feedback – Verena Tiefenbeck, ETH Zurich   [abstract] [presentation]

6F – Discussion Panel: Leveraging the Unique Structures of Faith Communities to Promote Climate Justice
Moderator: Kristin Heinemeier, University of California, Davis 


  • Daniel Smith, Ph.D.
  • Chris Granger, Cool Davis
  • Lynne Nittler, Unitarian Universalist Church Of Davis

Spotlight Panel: Mission Critical, Mission Possible [presentation]
Moderated by Darrin Kayser, Booz, Allen, & Hamilton

  • James Goudreau, Director of Policy and Partnerships, Navy Energy Office
  • James Caley, Director, US Marine Corps Expeditionary Energy Office
  • CAPT. William Whitmire, US Marine Corps Installations West

Spotlight Panel: The Future of Transportation
Moderated by Susan Shaheen, Co-Director, Transportation Sustainability Research Center, UC Berkeley

  • Austin Brown, Senior Policy Analyst, Executive Office of the President, Office of Science and Technology Policy
  • Bill Van Amburg, Senior Vice President, CALSTART


8:30 – 10:00

7A – Lightning Session: Commercial and Industrial
Moderator: Gene Rodrigues, ICF International 

  • What Do Small Businesses Actually Think of Business Energy Reports? – Laura Cornish, EnerNOC   [abstract] [presentation]
  • Changing Industrial Energy Behavior via Education – Mersiha McClaren, Research Into Action   [abstract] [presentation]
  • Integration of Environmental Sustainability into Business Decision-Making Frameworks – Jennifer Wang, Stanford University   [abstract] [presentation not available]
  • Paying Tomorrow for Energy Efficiency Today – Daniel Bresette, Alliance to Save Energy   [abstract] [presentation]
  • Leadership in Sustainable Operations – Michele Parker, US Forest Service   [abstract] [presentation]
  • Market Adoption of a Simple-to-Understand HVAC Quality Management System – Edward Smyth, DNV GL   [abstract] [presentation]
  • Retrocommissioning: Technology Enabling Behavior – Carl Samuelson, Michaels Energy   [abstract] [presentation]
  • Shared Energy Manager: A Municipal Approach – Aron Jarr, Franklin Energy   [abstract] [presentation]

7B – New Approaches to Consumer Engagement
Moderator: Jim Parks, Sacramento Municipal Utility District 

  • Accelerating the Discovery and Application of Behavioral Insights through Adaptive Evaluation of Smart Grid Programs – Matthew Gee, University of Chicago   [abstract] [presentation]
  • Behavioral Effects of the DTE Energy Insight Smart Phone App – Carly Olig, Navigant Consulting   [abstract] [presentation]
  • Energy Savings from Business Energy Feedback: Evidence from Two Randomized Control Trials – James Stewart, Cadmus   [abstract] [presentation]

7C – To Drive or Not to Drive…And How to Drive
Moderator: Angela Sanguinetti, University of California, Davis 

  • “Actual Results Will Vary”: A Behavioral Foundation for Eco-Driving Research – Ken Kurani, University of California, Davis   [abstract] [presentation]
  • Social Influence, Past Experience, and Commute Mode Choice – Matt Biggar, Stanford University   [abstract] [presentation]
  • Smart Driving Pilot Program Evaluation – Ursula Vogler, Metropolitan Transportation Commission   [abstract] [presentation]
  • Increasing Cycling Participation in Low-Density Suburbs – Beth Savan, University of Toronto   [abstract] [presentation]

7D – Understanding Different Models of Behavior
Moderator: Laurie ten Hope, California Energy Commission 

  • Beyond the Customer: Market Barriers to Adoption of Efficient HVAC Technologies – Sarah Outcault, Western Cooling Efficiency Center   [abstract] [presentation]
  • Energy Is Human: Six Truths to Understanding Our Relationship with Energy – Sarah Gibson, Brand Cool   [abstract] [presentation]
  • Analyzing Energy User Behavior and Consumption through the Lens of Social Practice Theory – Ronnie Lipschutz, University of California, Santa Cruz   [abstract] [presentation]
  • Domestic Comfort Practices and Energy Use: Case Studies of Fourteen Households – Mia Hui Ben, University of Cambridge   [abstract] [presentation not available]

7E – Where Are the Opportunities and What Are Customers Most Likely to Adopt?
Moderator: Anne Dougherty, Illume Advising 

  • Who Me? A High User? – Jeannette LeZaks, Seventhwave   [abstract] [presentation]
  • Visdom: A Data Platform for Learning from Smart Meter Data – Chin-Woo Tan, Convergence Data Analytics   [abstract] [presentation]
  • Characterizing Customer Preferences: How the Nacho Doritos Method Works for Electricity Service Plans – Ellen Petrill, Electric Power Research Institute   [abstract] [presentation]

CLOSING PLENARY: Profiles in Leadership – Behavior, Energy, and Climate Change
Moderator: Ralph Cavanagh, Natural Resources Defense Council

  • Carla Peterman, California Public Utilities Commission
  • Brad Liljequist, The International Living Future Institute
  • Reuben Sarkar, US Department of Energy