Presentations

EVERGREEN PRESENTATIONS

(Updated as the projects evolve)

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

    • The Specter of Fuel-Based Lighting [PDF]

    • Residential Energy Modeing 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]

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

    • Presented at the Loudoun Water Strategic Planning workshop, Ashburn, VA, February 27, 2009 [PDF]

  • From Risk to Opportunity: Insurer Responses to Climate Change

    • Presented to the Society of Actuaries, Valuation Actuary Symposium, Washington, DC, September 25, 2008 [PDF]

  • From Risk to Opportunity: Insurer Responses to Climate Change

    • Presented to Casualty Actuarial Society Annual meeting, Quebec City, Canada, June 16, 2008 [PDF]

  • From Risk to Opportunity: Insurer Responses to Climate Change

    • Presented to the Financial Services Authority, Annual Insurance Sector Conference, London, United Kingdom, April 8, 2008 [PDF]

  • Energy Efficiency: A Key to Getting Out of the Greenhouse

    • Presented to the League of Women Voters, Albany, CA, December 4, 2007 [PDF]

  • Climate Change & Insurance: What Regulators Need to Know

    • Presented at the 2007 meeting of the International Association of Insurance Supervisors, Fort Lauderdale, FL, October 18, 2007 [PDF]

  • Risk Assessment: Climate Change, Utilities, and Insurance

    • Presented at the 2007 Utility Executive Leadership Institute (UELI), Pinehurst, NC, August 10, 2007 [PDF]

  • The Science of Behind Global Warming Liabilities

    • Presented at 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?

    • Presented at the 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

    • Presentation at the Idyllwild Community Earth Day Celebration, Idyllwild, CA, May 19, 2006 [PDF]

  • The Science of Climate Change: Risks and Impacts

    • Presented at the 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 BraggRotary 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

    • Presented at the Haas School of Business, Executive Education Program, Berkeley, CA, April 23, 2009 [PDF]

  • Managing Climate Change Liability Risk: Examples from the Insurance Sector

    • Presented at the Munich Re Climate Change Liability Workshop, Princeton, NJ, October 14, 2008 [PDF]

  • Varying Perspectives and Approaches in Developing Quality Assurance for Off-Grid Lighting

    • Presented at the 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

    • Presented at the 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

    • Presented at the 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

    • Presentation to 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

    • Presentation at the Global Roundtable on Cimate Change, Reykjavik, Iceland, June 13, 2006 [PDF]

  • The Home Energy Saver Do-it-Yourself Survey

    • Presented at the Touchstone Energy Cooperatives / National Rural Energy Cooperative Association meeting, San Antonio, TX, May 16, 2006 [PDF]

  • Availability and Affordability of Insurance Under Climate Change

    • Presented at the National Association of Insurance Commissioners Winter Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, December 3, 2005 [PDF]

  • Alternatives to Fuel-based Lighting in Rural China

    • Presented at the 6th International Conference on Energy-Efficient Lighting, Shanghai, China, May 2005 [PDF]

  • Costs and Benefits of Commissioning New and Existing Commercial Buildings

    • Presented at the National Conference on Building Commissioning, New York, NY May 2005 [PDF]

  • Benchmarking: What's Your Building's Energy IQ?

    • Presented at California Energy Commission Benchmarking Workshop, Sacramento, CA, April 2005 [PDF]

  • Climate Change: Observed and Projected Impacts

    • Presented at the National Association of Insurance Commissioners Spring Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, March 2005 [PDF]

  • Insurance Sector Vulnerabilities to Climate Change

    • Presented at the American Association for the Advancement of Science Meeting, Washington, D.C., February 2005 [PDF]

  • The $230-billion Global Lighting Energy Bill

    • Presented at the 5th International Conference on Energy-Efficient Lighting, Nice, France, 2003 [PDF]

  • Linking Energy Management and Risk Management: Tapping Win-Win Synergisms

    • Presented at the Hawaii Electric Annual Conference, Maui, HI, September 2003 [PDF]

  • Design Intent Tool: Facilitating Collaboration and Lifecycle Information Management in Energy-Efficient Buildings

    • Presentation to The Laboratories for the 21st Century Annual Conference: 2002, Durham, NC [PDF]

  • Saving Energy in the Government Sector: An International Review

    • Presented at the 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

    • Presented at the 2nd European Conference on Energy-Efficient Lighting, Arnhem, Netherlands, September 1993 [PDF]

    • Trends in Recommended Lighting Levels: An International Comparison

    • Presented at the 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. Oslo, Norway

Other Presentations

  • An Insurance Perspective on Electricity Reliability

    • U.S. Department of Energy, 2015 [PDF]

  • 2018 Commissioning Cost/Benefit Study Findings

    • Lawrence Berkeley [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

  • 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, 2003 [PDF]

  • The $230-billion Global Lighting Energy Bill

    • Fifth European Conference on Energy-Efficient Lighting, Nice, France 29-31 May 2002

  • The Internet: A New Tool for Implementing Energy Efficiency

    • Central European University, July 20, 1999 [PDF]

  • Energy Efficiency: A New Loss-Prevention Tool

    • CNA Insurance Headquarters, 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

    • Proceedings of the 1997 ECEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency, Prague, Czech Republic.

  • Energy-Efficiency Options for Insurance Loss-Prevention

    • Proceedings of the 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • The Success of European CFL Programs

    • Presentation to the 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]

    • 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]

  • Higher Mortgages, Lower Energy Bills: The Real Economics of Buying and Energy-Efficient Home

    • Energy Efficient Builders Association Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, 1987 [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]

  • Energy Efficiency in Laboratory Type Facilities

    • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 1995 [PDF]