2024 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings

August 4 - 9, 2024

    Asilomar Conference Grounds Pacific Grove, CA

    The 2024 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings is the 23rd biennial event. Summer Study will bring together professionals from around the globe to the Asilomar Conference Grounds to collaborate, debate and advance the technologies, practices and research necessary to equitably decarbonize the building sector in a manner that addresses the urgency of the climate crisis.

    co-chairsThe 2024 theme is Equity and Climate Action: Time to Deliver. In August 2022, Congress passed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), an unprecedented investment to transform our built environment and electricity sector to be safer and healthier, reducing carbon emissions and prioritizing the needs of underserved communities. At the same time, climate crisis is now a reality and is becoming more urgent and critical by the day. The Rhodium Group estimates that greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the US increased by 1.3% in 2022.  While emissions from the electric power sector decreased in 2022, outside of the power sector, emissions increased slightly. The most significant increase was seen in direct emissions from buildings, which rose by 6% and was the only sector to rebound to pre-pandemic levels. This is our opportunity to right the ship, take advantage of this critical moment in history and identify the innovations that will deliver climate justice through deep emissions reductions in our buildings.

    Call for Papers

    ACEEE is calling for papers to be considered for publication in the conference proceedings and for presentation. We're looking forward to an exciting exchange of dialogue and ideas.

    Share your knowledge, experience, or even case studies by first submitting a 250-word abstract by the October 13 deadline. A range of cutting-edge topics related to this year's theme: EQUITY AND CLIMATE ACTION: TIME TO DELIVER

    How to submit an abstract:

    Click here to submit an abstract or on the "Submit Abstract" button on the right for access to the abstract submission site (Catalyst). Follow the four easy steps on the site to submit after setting up an account and logging in.

    You are allowed to submit more than one abstract; however, you can only be the lead author on one paper if more than one of your abstracts is accepted.  If this happens, you will be asked to designate other lead authors. Submit a 250-word abstract online for consideration in up to three of the 14 panels listed below and for three category options (oral, visual, or display):

    Click on the title of each panel for a full description. 

    2024 Summer Study Panels

    PANEL 1: Residential Buildings: Technologies, Design, Operations, and Industry Trends

    PANEL 2: Residential Buildings:  Program Design, Implementation, and Evaluation

    PANEL 3: Commercial Buildings: Technologies, Design, Operations, and Industry Trends

    PANEL 4: Commercial Buildings:  Program Design, Implementation, and Evaluation

    PANEL 5: Energy Efficiency and Equity: Tracking the Equitable Energy Transition

    PANEL 6: Utilities and the Future

    PANEL 7: Market Transformation

    PANEL 8: Capturing Savings through Behavior

    PANEL 9: Energy Efficiency Policy: U.S. & Beyond

    PANEL 10: New Construction: From Codes to Net Zero

    PANEL 11: Resilient and Healthy Communities

    PANEL 12: Smart and Grid-Interactive Buildings

    PANEL 13a: Workforce

    PANEL 13b: Scaling Whole Building Retrofits

    PANEL 14: Display Presentations


    Abstract Timeline:

    Oct 13, 2023 — Deadline to submit abstract(s)
    Oct 25, 2023 - Jan. 9, 2024 — Panel leaders review abstracts
    Jan.12, 2024 — Notification letters re: status of abstracts sent to authors

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