The Alliance to Save Energy will be hosting its 10th annual Energy Efficiency Global Forum in Washington, D.C., from May 8-9. The event will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. The EE Global Forum is the world’s leading international energy efficiency event—it connects high-ranking industry professionals, policymakers, and academics from across the world, bringing them together for two days of discussion on the latest energy efficiency technologies and best practices. The discussion-based plenary sessions will offer increased audience participation this year, allowing for insights from both panelists and attendees, who come from a wide variety of sectors but share a common desire to spread the energy efficiency gospel.

The sixteen executive dialogues this year will focus on a range of topics, some of which include:

  • Studying how the armed forces are advancing energy efficiency
  • Analyzing energy efficiency use after the Paris Climate Agreement
  • Examining how energy efficiency is helping meet the Montreal Protocol's targets of reducing hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) emissions, which have a strong global warming effect.
  • Discussing how electrification and automation could be the future of societal energy efficiency
  • Determining if policies should incentivize behavior changes or automation through technology
  • Evaluating green bonds and their potential to boost investor confidence and the visibility of energy efficiency projects

For the full schedule of executive events, view the EE Global agenda.

This year, EE Global will feature a new event: speed-networking sessions. The goal is to further enhance interactions between business leaders, government officials, and advocates, which can lead to meaningful partnerships that can help advance energy efficiency. The list of speakers who will be presenting at this year’s event will be coming soon, so stay tuned!

EESI is a strong proponent of energy efficiency and has pledged its support for EE Global as an endorsing organization.

The EE Global forum is an invitation-only event—energy efficiency professionals, academics and policymakers are encouraged to apply for an invitation. To read more about this year’s EE Global event, please visit


Author: Emma Dietz