Presentations

EVERGREEN PRESENTATIONS

    • Energy Efficiency: Getting Rich while Getting out of the Greenhouse [PDF]*

    • The Specter of Fuel-Based Lighting [PDF]*

    • Residential Energy Modeling with The Home Energy Saver [PDF]*

    • Action-oriented Benchmarking with EnergyIQ [PDF]*

    • Insurance and Climate Change [PDF]*

    • Making the Business Case for Building Commissioning [PDF]*

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Invited Presentations - Keynotes or Sole Presenter

  • Insurers as Partners in Inclusive Green Growth - World Bank / International Finance Corporation, Washington, DC, November 5, 2013 [PDF]*

  • Energy Efficiency - Victoria Managed Insurance Authority Risk Conference, Melbourne, Australia, August 17, 2011 [PDF]*

  • Natural Disasters: More Extreme, More Destructive, and More Often...And Perhaps Not "Natural" at All - Victoria Managed Insurance Authority Risk Conference, Melbourne, Australia, August 17, 2011

  • Overview of Climate Science and Insurer Initiatives on Climate Change - National Association of Insurance Commissioners 2009 Winter National Meeting, Climate Change Summit, San Francisco, CA, December 9, 2009 [PDF]*

  • Keeping Cool in the Greenhouse - American-Hungarian Educators Banquet, Berkeley, CA, May 16, 2009 [PDF]*

  • Staying out of Hot Water: Strategic Planning in a Warming World - Loudoun Water Strategic Planning workshop, Ashburn, VA, February 27, 2009 [PDF]*

  • From Risk to Opportunity: Insurer Responses to Climate Change - Society of Actuaries, Valuation Actuary Symposium, Washington, DC, September 25, 2008 [PDF]*

  • From Risk to Opportunity: Insurer Responses to Climate Change - Casualty Actuarial Society Annual meeting, Quebec City, Canada, June 16, 2008 [PDF]*

  • From Risk to Opportunity: Insurer Responses to Climate Change - Financial Services Authority, Annual Insurance Sector Conference, London, United Kingdom, April 8, 2008 [PDF]*

  • Energy Efficiency: A Key to Getting Out of the Greenhouse - League of Women Voters, Albany, CA, December 4, 2007 [PDF]*

  • Climate Change & Insurance: What Regulators Need to Know - 2007 meeting of the International Association of Insurance Supervisors, Fort Lauderdale, FL, October 18, 2007 [PDF]*

  • Risk Assessment: Climate Change, Utilities, and Insurance - 2007 Utility Executive Leadership Institute (UELI), Pinehurst, NC, August 10, 2007 [PDF]*

  • The Science of Behind Global Warming Liabilities - Mealy's Global Warming Insurance Litigation Conference, San Francisco, CA, June 6, 2007 [PDF]*

  • From Risk to Opportunity: How Insurers Can Proactively Manage Climate Change - Munich Re Headquarters, Munich, Germany, May 15, 2007 [PDF]*

  • Implications of Climate Change for the Insurance Industry: Risk or Opportunity? - Roundtable on Facing the Consequences of Climate Change in Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR, May 8, 2007 [PDF]*

  • Climate Change is Here: Tipping Points & Rays of Hope - Idyllwild Community Earth Day Celebration, Idyllwild, CA, May 19, 2006 [PDF]*

  • The Science of Climate Change: Risks and Impacts - Connecticut Global Climate Change Summit: Business Risks and Opportunities for Connecticut's Insurance Industry, Hartford, CT, October 27, 2005 [PDF]*

  • Energy-Efficient Lighting Policies and Programs form the United States Government - Interlight '96, Moscow, Russia, November 19, 1996 [PDF]*

Invited Presentations - Other

  • Policymakers Primer on Addressing the Carbon Footprint of Cannabis Production - Council of State Governments, Las Vegas, December 14, 2017 [PDF]*

  • R3: Rugged, Resilient Residences - U.S. Department of Energy, Building Technologies Office, April 22, 2013 [PDF]*

  • An Introduction to Three Upcoming UNEP en.lighten Research Projects - ECOWAS Workshop on Appliance Standards and Regulations, Institutional Capacity and Efficient Lighting Policies, Cotonou, Benin, October 3, 2013

  • Carbon Finance for Off-Grid Lighting: Two Ripe Market Segments - Third Lighting Africa Conference, Dakar, Senegal, November 12, 2012 [PDF]*

  • Health and Safety Benefits of Modern Off-grid Lighting - Third Lighting Africa Conference, Dakar, Senegal, November 12, 2012 [PDF]*

  • Electric Grid Disruptions and Extreme Weather - U.S. Disaster Reanalysis Workshop, National Climatic Data Center, NOAA, Asheville, NC, May 4, 2012 [PDF]*

  • Next-Generation Multifamily National Energy Audit Tools - 2011 National Weatherization Training Conference, New Orleans, LA, December 15, 2011 [PDF]*

  • Sustainability As An Art .... At Idyllwild Arts - Idyllwild, CA, November 1, 2011 [PDF]*

  • Energy Efficiency: Getting Rich while Getting out of the Greenhouse - Mendocino Rotary Club, Mendocino, CA, February 24, 2011

  • Keeping Cool in the Greenhouse - Mendocino Rotary Club, Mendocino, CA, January 6, 2011

  • Energy Efficiency: Getting Rich while Getting out of the Greenhouse - Fort Bragg Rotary Club, Fort Bragg, CA, December 1, 2010

  • Keeping Cool in the Greenhouse - Fort Bragg Rotary Club, Fort Bragg, CA, October 20, 2010

  • From Carbon to Light: Methodologies for Carbon Finance Monitoring and Evaluation - Lighting Africa 2010 Business Conference, Nairobi, Kenya, May 18-20, 2010 [PDF]*

  • Action-Oriented Energy Benchmarking - ACG 6th Annual Conference on Total Building Commissioning, Las Vegas, NV, April 16, 2010 [PDF]*

  • Illuminating the Developing World - Rosenfeld Symposium: The Next Generation of Energy Efficiency, UC Davis Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing, Davis, CA, March 9, 2010 [PDF]*

  • Climate Change and Insurance - Haas School of Business, Executive Education Program, Berkeley, CA, April 23, 2009 [PDF]

  • Managing Climate Change Liability Risk: Examples from the Insurance Sector - Munich Re Climate Change Liability Workshop, Princeton, NJ, October 14, 2008 [PDF]

  • Varying Perspectives and Approaches in Developing Quality Assurance for Off-Grid Lighting - World Bank Group's Lighting Africa - Product Quality Assurance Workshop, Airlie Center, Warrenton, VA, October 14-16, 2007 [PDF]

  • Bringing it All Back Home: What Individuals Can Do to Affect Climate Change - A Town Hall Meeting on Solutions to the Global Warming Crisis, Berkeley City College Auditorium, Berkeley, CA, April 14, 2007 [PDF]

  • From Risk to Opportunity: Climate Change and the Insurance Industry - UCLA School of Law: Coping with Global Warming, Los Angeles, CA, March 2, 2007 [PDF]

  • Review of Liability Insurance Considerations in the Context of Global Climate Change - Stanford Law School: Spring 2007 Symposium: Climate Change Liability and the Allocation of Risk, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, February 24, 2007 [PDF]

  • From Risk to Opportunity: Insurer Exposures and Responses to Climate Change - Governor Corzine's Summit Confronting Climate Change in New Jersey, Trenton, NJ, September 25, 2006 [PDF]

  • Alternatives to Fuel-Based Lighting in Rural Areas of Developing Countries - Global Roundtable on Climate Change, Reykjavik, Iceland, June 13, 2006 [PDF]*

  • The Home Energy Saver Do-it-Yourself Survey - Touchstone Energy Cooperatives / National Rural Energy Cooperative Association meeting, San Antonio, TX, May 16, 2006 [PDF]

  • Availability and Affordability of Insurance Under Climate Change - National Association of Insurance Commissioners Winter Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, December 3, 2005 [PDF]

  • Alternatives to Fuel-based Lighting in Rural China - 6th International Conference on Energy-Efficient Lighting, Shanghai, China, May 2005 [PDF]

  • Costs and Benefits of Commissioning New and Existing Commercial Buildings - National Conference on Building Commissioning, New York, NY May 2005 [PDF]

  • Benchmarking: What's Your Building's Energy IQ? - California Energy Commission Benchmarking Workshop, Sacramento, CA, April 2005 [PDF]*

  • Climate Change: Observed and Projected Impacts - National Association of Insurance Commissioners Spring Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, March 2005 [PDF]

  • Insurance Sector Vulnerabilities to Climate Change - American Association for the Advancement of Science Meeting, Washington, D.C., February 2005 [PDF]

  • Linking Energy Management and Risk Management: Tapping Win-Win Synergisms - Hawaii Electric Annual Conference, Maui, HI, September 2003 [PDF]

  • Web- and Disk-based Residential Energy Software - U.S. Department of Energy, February 11, 2002 [PDF]*

  • Design Intent Tool: Facilitating Collaboration and Lifecycle Information Management in Energy-Efficient Buildings - Laboratories for the 21st Century Annual Conference: 2002, Durham, NC [PDF]*

  • Saving Energy in the Government Sector: An International Review - Central European University, Budapest, Hungary, July 19,1999 [PDF]*

  • Analysis of Price and Non-Price Factors Influencing the Adoption of Compact Fluorescent Lamps by European Households - 2nd European Conference on Energy-Efficient Lighting, Arnhem, Netherlands, September 1993 [PDF]*

  • Trends in Recommended Lighting Levels: An International Comparison - 2nd European Conference on Energy-Efficient Lighting, Arnhem, Netherlands, September 1993 [PDF]*

  • Short Term Financial Impacts of Energy-Efficiency Programmes on European Electrical Utilities - 1st European Conference on Energy-Efficient Lighting, Stockholm, Sweden, 1991

  • Beginning to Reduce Greenhouse-Gas Emissions Need Not Be Expensive: Examples from the Energy Sector - Second World Climate Conference, Geneva, Switzerland, October 29 - November 7, 1990

  • Using Financial Incentives to Promote Compact Fluorescent Lamps in Europe: Cost Effectiveness and Consumer Response in 10 Countries - 1st European Conference on Energy-Efficient Lighting, Stockholm, Sweden, 1991

  • The Inception and Proliferation of Residential European Lighting Efficiency Programs - 1990 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Asilomar, CA

  • Energy Efficiency: Tools and Techniques - Thailand Workshop on End-Use-Oriented Energy Analysis, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, 1989

  • A Paradigm Shift in Energy: Moving from Supply-Side to Demand-Side Economics - 1988 Annual Meeting of the International Association of Energy Economics. On board: Oslo, Norway to Kiel, Germany

Other Presentations

  • An Insurance Perspective on Electricity Reliability - U.S. Department of Energy, 2015 [PDF]*

  • 2018 Commissioning Cost/Benefit Study Findings - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory [PDF]*

  • A Plug-loads Game-changer: Gaming Energy Efficiency without Performance Compromise - California Energy Commission, Sacramento, CA. [PDF]*

  • Accuracy of the Home Energy Saver Energy Calculation Methodology - 2012 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Asilomar, CA [PDF]*

  • Web Services that Foster Innovation in Buildings Energy Analysis Tools - 2012 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Asilomar, CA [PDF]*

  • Online Communities for Creating Change: Home Energy Pros [Poster] - 2012 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Asilomar, CA

  • The Home Energy Scoring Tool: A Simplified Asset Rating for Single Family Home - 2012 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Asilomar, CA [PDF]*

  • Best Practices for Data Centers: Results from Benchmarking 22 Data Centers - 2006 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Asilomar, CA

  • The Cost-Effectiveness of Commissioning New and Existing Commercial Buildings: Lessons from 224 Buildings - 2006 National Conference on Building Commissioning, New York, NY

  • Amplifying Real Estate Value through Energy & Water Management: From ESCO to "Energy Savings Partner" - 2004 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Asilomar, CA, August 2004

  • Developing a Next-Generation Community College Curriculum for Energy-Efficient High-Performance Building Operations - 2004 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Asilomar, CA August 22-27

  • Cleanrooms - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2004 [PDF]*

  • Interdisciplinary Approaches to Analyzing Insurance Vulnerabilities to Climate Change - Western Risk and Insurance Association Annual Meeting, Maui, Hawaii, 2003 [PDF]*

  • Web- and Disk-based Residential Energy Software - Briefing to US Department of Energy, February 11, 2003 [PDF]*

  • National Laboratories, A National Resource for Cities: Recent Case Studies in Urban Energy Efficiency Implementation from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2002 [PDF]*

  • Insurance and Risk-management Benefits of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2002 [PDF]*

  • Climate Change: Implications for Insurance and Risk Management in Developing Countries - U.S. Agency for International Development, 2002 [PDF]*

  • The $230-billion Global Lighting Energy Bill - Fifth European Conference on Energy-Efficient Lighting, Nice, France 29-31 May 2002 [PDF]*

  • The Internet: A New Tool for Implementing Energy Efficiency - Central European University, July 20, 1999 [PDF]* and to U.S. Department of Energy, 1998 [PDF]*

  • Energy Efficiency: A New Loss-Prevention Tool - CNA Insurance Headquarters, Chicago, September 8, 1998

  • Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy: A New Family of Insurance Loss-Prevention Tools - September 11, 1998 [PDF]*

  • Energy Management in the Government Sector: An International Review - 1997 ECEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency, Prague, Czech Republic

  • Energy-Efficiency Options for Insurance Loss-Prevention - 1997 ECEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency, Copenhagen, Denmark

  • The Internet as a New Tool for Implementing Energy Efficient Lighting - 4th European Conference on Energy-Efficient Lighting, November 18-21, Copenhagen, Denmark, 1997

  • Overview: The Center for Building Science - 1996 Laboratory Director's Review of the Energy & Environment Division [PDF]*

  • Energy Efficiency in Laboratory Type Facilities - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 1995 [PDF]*

  • From the Lab to the Marketplace: Government's Role in R&D and Market Transformation for Energy Efficiency in Buildings - 1995 ECEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency, Mandileu, France

  • China: A Lighting Giant - 1994 [PDF]*

  • Potential for Governmental Policies to Improve U.S. Lighting Energy Efficiency in Commercial and Residential Buildings - 1993 ECEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency, June 1-5, Rungstedgard, Denmark

  • From the Lab to the Marketplace: LBNL's Energy Efficient Buildings Programs - Galvin Task Force, Berkeley, CA 1993 [PDF]*

  • The Success of European CFL Programs - California Compact Conference, San Diego, CA November 6, 1992 [PDF]*

  • Energy Efficiency: A Cost-Effective Resource - U.S. Geologic Survey Workshop on Energy Gases, Palo Alto, CA October 21, 1992 [PDF]*

  • Energy Planning and The Environment - Oslo University, July 4, 1991 [PDF]*

  • Sweden's Acid Test: Planning for Economic Growth, the Nuclear Phase Out, and Reduced CO2 Emissions - Enhancing Electricity's Value to Society, Toronto, October 22-24. Canadian Electrical Association, 1990

  • Hot Peppers, Mosquito Nets, and Megawatts: The Beginnings of Least-Cost Utility Planning in Thailand - Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand - 1989 [PDF]*

  • Least-Cost Utility Planning - Lund University, Department of Environmental and Energy Systems Studies, 1988 [PDF]*

  • Public Housing: The National Scene - Citizens Coalition for Energy Efficiency, June 10, 1987, Philadelphia [PDF]*

  • Energy Conservation Disincentives in the Public Housing Sector: Recommendations for a Revised Subsidy System -1987 [PDF]*

  • Higher Mortgages, Lower Energy Bills: The Real Economics of Buying and Energy-Efficient Home - Energy Efficient Builders Association Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, 1987 [PDF]*

  • Financial Impacts of Energy Conservation Investment in Public Housing - 1986 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, August 21, Asilomar, CA [PDF]*

  • The PGandE Residential Electricity Time-of-Use Ratemaking Experiment - December, 1985 [PDF]*

  • Superinsulation and Energy Economics - October 15, 1985 [PDF]*

  • Raising the Energy Efficiency of Manufactured Housing - 1984 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Santa Cruz, CA. [PDF]*