2021 Energy Efficiency Conferences

Conferences are a great way to stay up to date with the latest policy and technology developments in the field of energy efficiency, and network with other industry professionals. This is Efficiency Canada’s 2021 conference list – events of interest for energy efficiency professionals.

Did we miss anything? Let us know at info@efficiencycanada.org.


Smart Energy Kingston 2021


January 26-27, 2021

Organized by Kingston Economic Development Corporation


Conference Info

SHAPING A NET ZERO COMMUNITY – Kingston’s premiere Smart Energy summit (SEK2021) will be host to smart energy experts from across Canada. 

Over the two-day gathering, delegates will be encouraged to provide input on shaping a “Net-Zero Community” through our interactive interface. SEK2021 will highlight innovative technologies, projects and proven trends so all audience members such as municipal energy planners, managers, administrators, academia, industry, startups, investors, and institutional consumers from neighbouring communities leave empowered!

The Solar Show 2021


March 3-6, 2021

Organized by Solar Alberta


Conference Info

The Solar Show is dedicated to advancing the awareness of renewable energy generation and storage technologies, environmentally friendly transportation, and Alberta’s role in the low-carbon energy transition.

Through exhibitor booths, mainstage presentations and workshops for professionals and the public, the Solar Show provides leading edge education for Albertans.

Building Resilience Gathering


March 23, 2021

Organized by Sustainable Building Manitoba


Conference Info

Sustainable Building Manitoba’s annual gathering is an opportunity for our community to come together and learn from leading experts and each other.

The gathering will take place over 3 afternoons and will explore industry innovations and sector updates on things like codes and legislation. Each day will have four 30 minute presentations full of useful and inspiring information.

Between each presentation there will be a 15 minute break where participants can network and reconnect with their colleagues in an easy-to-use virtual space Gather.Town. This will be an excellent time to socialize with folks you have not seen in awhile or to make new connections. There will also be posters around the space to provide additional learning opportunities. Or you can use the time to make tea and catch up on a bit of work.

Together we will build a resilient province!

Smart Energy 2021 Conference


April 20-22, 2021

Organized by Emera


Conference Info

Innovations in hydrogen, storage, EVs, carbon capture, transportation and electrification are changing how utilities, policy-makers, corporations, governments, researchers and consumers look at today’s demand for smart energy. Take in keynotes and sessions on innovative & disruptiive technologies that are changing the energy landscape. Hear how innovators, incumbents, researchers and startups together with utilities and project owners create smart innovative energy solutions. The 16th annual conference will bring together experts, innovators & disruptors from across Canada to network and exchange ideas with energy leaders, commercial consumers, academics and policy makers from the smart, clean & renewable sectors in Halifax, April 7 & 8th, 2020.

360 by Deloitte


April 20-22, 2021

Organized by Deloitte


Conference Info

Our complimentary flagship conference brings together public and private sector executives from all over Canada. You can expect conversations and panel discussions with progressive and innovative leaders covering a variety of industry issues, insights, and opportunities that hold the potential to help propel Canada into a thriving new-age economy.
Attendees joining the event in real time will also have the opportunity to interact directly with other participating executives across the country via our virtual platform’s chat capabilities.
We look forward to seeing you there!

Virtual Canadian German Conference on “Energy Efficiency in Office and Residential Buildings”


May 4, 2021

Organized by the Canadian German Chamber of Industry and Commerce


Conference Info

The conference on “Energy Efficiency in Office and Residential Buildings” will include keynotes from representatives from the Canadian and German building and energy industry.

They will be followed by three panel discussions with a focus on:

Sustainable Roofing and Facades

Heating, Cooling and Ventilation Technology

Automation and Energy Efficient Planning

We would also like to invite you to take part in our virtual networking sessions after each panel to meet the speakers and other audience members.

Facade Tectonics Forum: Simulation vs. Reality


May 6, 2021

Organized by Facade Tectonics


Conference Info

Current energy modeling practices have stifled innovation and advancement in the facade industry by under-representing the impact of the facade system on energy efficiency, and creating artificially high return on investments for facade system improvements. This summit advocates the need for improved energy modeling and the development of best practices, with emphasis on the critical role of the building facade system. The event will focus on the status of industry modeling best practices from markets that have recently adopted stricter energy codes (i.e. Seattle, Vancouver, Toronto, New York City). The discussion will include code changes, their trajectory, the adequacy of current analytical tools used for modeling, and the importance of post-occupancy measurement/verification to validate the predicted operational performance from the energy model.

Retrofit Canada Conference


May 12-13, 2021

Organized by Canada Green Building Council


Conference Info

The Energy Conference Network’s first annual Retrofit Canada Conference will focus on the opportunities for innovation to achieve greater sustainability and energy efficiency through retrofitting Canada’s infrastructure and buildings – commercial, industry, schools, government and residential. It is the most prominent platform for key players in the energy efficiency, sustainability and retrofitting sectors to meet, network and exchange ideas on achieving Canada’s 2050 goal.

Conflux Canada Virtual Connect Series


Throughout 2021

Organized by Kuleana Events


Conference Info

Conflux Canada Virtual Connect Series is Canada’s preeminent event series focused on the global transition to a net-zero economy. It’s the meeting point where we discuss how green buildings, clean technologies, and the influence of Environmental Social and Corporate Governance will shape our cities, create efficiencies and reduce environmental risks.

Join us, listen and learn from executives, change-makers and thought-leaders for an exciting dialogue on the convergence of the environment and the economy. Be part of the change.

2021 Alberta Energy Efficiency Summit


May 18-19, 2021

Organized by the Alberta Energy Efficiency Alliance


Conference Info

The Alberta Energy Efficiency Summit will be a two-day virtual event taking place May 18-19, 2021.

Over two days, you will have the opportunity to learn from a number of industry experts, gather new insights and network with your industry peers.

The Alberta Energy Efficiency Summit will leverage the latest technology available in virtual event platforms to ensure the event provides a valuable experience and time well spent.

5th International Conference of Energy Harvesting, Storage, and Transfer (EHST’21)


May 21-23, 2021

Organized by International ASSET Inc.


Conference Info

The 5th International Conference of Energy Harvesting, Storage, and Transfer (EHST’21) aims to become the leading annual conference in fields related to energy harvesting, storage, and transfer. The goal of EHST’21 is to gather scholars from all over the world to present advances in the fields of energy harvesting, storage, and transfer and to foster an environment conducive to exchanging ideas and information. This conference will also provide an ideal environment to develop new collaborations and meet experts on the fundamentals, applications, and products of the mentioned fields.

Power of Water Canada


May 25-27, 2021

Organized by Ontario Waterpower Association


Conference Info

The Ontario Waterpower Association is pleased to present the Waterpower Summit – Resetting and Re-Energizing and Trade Show. This virtual event will provide additional networking, educational, and business opportunities for the waterpower industry in advance of the annual Power of Water Canada (POWC) Technical Conference and trade show being held May 25-27, 2021 in Niagara. The cost to attend the two-day Waterpower Summit and Trade Show is only $199.00 – but wait, when you register for the Summit you will also receive a coupon for $100.00 off your POWC Conference registration, so be sure to register for the conference as well by clicking here.

RAIC Virtual Conference 2021


June 5-9, 2021

Organized by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada


Conference Info

RAIC Conferences are tailored for work and educational success and feature high-quality learning sessions, including continuing education, tours, networking, and more. Participants at all career stages will take away insight, inspiration, and ideas for practical application.

The RAIC has been hard at work confirming dates and venues for its future conferences. Securing these dates in advance will allow members to plan ahead and book travel early, and it also means we can get you the best deals on facilities, tours, and accommodations.

“The RAIC’s conference is the largest annual gathering of architecture professionals in Canada,” says RAIC President Michael Cox. “Year after year, this event continues to raise the profile of Canadian architecture and foster excellence in the profession.”

eSIM 2021 – Building Simulation Meets Building Data


June 14-16, 2021

Organized by the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, UBC


Conference Info

eSim 2021’s main conference sessions will take place across June 14 to 16, 2021. The conference programme will include paper presentations, industry discussion panels, special networking events, and our keynote talks. The conference will be held online using Zoom. Please find the preliminary schedule of proceedings below. All times listed are in Pacific Standard Time (PST).

LIEN Annual Conference 2021 – Energy Equity: Using Energy Efficiency to Fight Energy Poverty in Canada


June 29, 2021

Organized by the Low Income Energy Network

Conference Info

This year’s Low-Income Energy Network conference will explore themes of energy equity, affordability and access.

Speakers will include:

  • Theresa McClenaghan (CELA): Tackling Energy Poverty through Climate Change Mitigation and a brief history of LIEN and CELA
  • Dr. Mark Winfield (York University) & Dr. Stephen Hill (Trent University): Energy Justice/Equity
  • James Gaede and Kirstin Pulles (Efficiency Canada): The national push for low-income energy efficiency program and mobilization/engagement
  • Karim Abraham (Kambo Energy Group): Indigenous Energy
  • Sagal Alisalad (Applied Economics Clinic, U.S.-based): Measuring Climate Equity
  • GreenSaver: Benefits of low-income energy efficiency programs

This event is open to anyone with an interest in ending energy poverty by increasing energy access and fighting climate change.

 IEEE PES General Meeting


July 26-29, 2021

Organized by the IEEE Power and Energy Society


Conference Info

This year’s theme focuses on whether Big Data, machine learning, and electric transportation are transforming the grid. Topics will cover electric power and energy including moving toward less inertia on power systems, new application of technology in the power industry, and data science and data quality as applied to power systems.

Tower Retrofit Symposium


September 22-23, 2021

Organized by Passive House Canada


Conference Info

Across Canada, tall buildings are on the cusp of a major market shift, driven by our need to drastically reduce emissions and capture a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to perform deep energy retrofits. Building owners also need to reduce operating costs while providing high-performing homes and office space.

Passive House Canada, in collaboration with the Tower Renewal Partnership, is pleased to present our first ever Tower Retrofit Symposium. Borne from the idea that best practices from deep energy retrofit projects including EnerPHit projects, should be showcased and shared across industry.

Passive House Canada is working to advance low-energy, low-carbon construction to provide resiliency and wellness all across Canada. Whether you are an architect, building owner, government policy maker, building scientist, financial decision-maker, or property manager, the Passive House Canada Tower Retrofit Symposium will offer a broad array of topics geared towards helping you make critical decisions for deep energy retrofit projects. Save the date!

Agents of Change 2021


September 29, 2021

Organized by Electricity Human Resources Canada


Conference Info

Agents of Change is a one-day event focused on equipping attendees with the tools they need to address the challenges under-represented groups face in the workplace. Women, Indigenous people, racialized people, persons with disabilities, LGBQ+, gender diverse people and newcomers to Canada are under-represented in electricity and often face systemic barriers. We have the power to change this disparity and transform our sector into a paragon of equity.

Agents of Change is designed to encourage interaction and collaboration, with a setting for stakeholders at all levels to reflect on their experiences and draw inspiration for the journey ahead. Supported by employers across Canada, this one-day, virtual event consists of a robust line-up of excellent speakers, leaders from the electricity and renewable energy industry with lived experiences, and participants who are committed to sharing their experiences and strategies to create an inclusive workplace.

2021 Green Buildings Festival


October 5, 2021

Organized by Sustainable Buildings Canada


Conference Info
2020 was a shock. If climate change is like a tumultuous tide, COVID-19 was like a quick, fierce tsunami. It foreshadows the acceleration of change that we will be facing and reminds us: we need to prepare for shock profiles both rapid and sustained.

At the 16th Green Building Festival, we’re asking, how might we design and operate building projects in a manner that makes them resilient to climate change, pandemics, materials availability and energy interruptions?

Join us on October 5th to hear from leading designers, planners, builders and owners about innovative strategies to prepare for shock profiles both rapid and sustained.

The Virtual Canadian Waterpower Week


October 6-8, 2021

Organized by Waterpower Canada


Conference Info

Tap into the fountain of knowledge that is Canada’s national waterpower industry. With 100+ years of experience, there is no shortage of insights, learnings, and information to share.

BOMEX 2021


October 20-21, 2021

Organized by BOMA BC


Conference Info

The annual conference of the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) and the premier gathering of key players for the commercial building industry across Canada.

For more than 30 years local BOMA associations across Canada have hosted BOMEX events on behalf of the national organization. The partnerships offer regional flavour and a high standard of excellence in conference programming and education.

BOMA Canada’s annual Leaders’ Workshop, an invitation-only meeting of BOMA’s collective volunteer and professional leadership, and the National Awards Gala are highlights of every BOMEX event.

Building Lasting Change – World GBC Congress


October 26-28, 2021

Organized by the Canada Green Building Council


Conference Info

Building Lasting Change returns this October, with a new online program. For Canada to meet its new 2030 carbon targets, the building sector must be united in its commitment and actions. We have a significant role to play in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and helping Canada meet its international obligations under the Paris Accord.

To meet these goals, BLC 2021 will focus on meaningful action. This year’s theme is Moving Forward, Together, reflecting the need for the entire building sector to commit. Through innovative approaches and strategies we can make greener, healthier, zero-carbon buildings the norm. Together, we will transform Canada for the better – with accessible and resilient buildings that contribute to the social and economic health of our communities.

Net Zero Home Leadership Summit


November 22-25, 2021

Organized by the Canadian Home Builders' Association


Conference Info

From Monday, November 22 to Thursday, November 25, CHBA will host the 2021 Net Zero Leadership Summit, a live interactive online event where participants will gain insight and explore the innovative, industry-leading efforts in Net Zero for both new homes and renovations. Participants will be a part of the dialogue – interacting and providing input during each session to work though the opportunities and challenges. Focused on valuable content and participant engagement, the Summit will convene leaders in the industry such as builders, renovators, energy advisors, product manufacturers, service providers, utilities, developers, as well as government, and academia from across Canada.

So that participants from across Canada can participate during business hours, and to reduce “zoom fatigue”, instead of two full days CHBA will split the agenda across 4 days, with 2 sessions per day, and a half hour bio-break between them so you can refill your drink, have a bite, visit the head, go for a walk around the block, check your emails – or maybe all of the above! And because it’s being held virtually, it’s priced reasonably.

The agenda is guided by the nation-wide strategic action plan developed from the results of the last Summit, where priorities and stakeholders were identified to ensure a holistic approach is being implemented, and to support the industry with solutions and tools. Over the course of the event, you will have opportunities to engage with the other participants, speakers, panellists, and the Expo Hall exhibitors, offering you a deeper network upon which to build your Net Zero business homes and opportunities.

Sustainable Communities Conference


Returning in 2022

Organized by the Federation of Community Associations


Conference Info

Will return in 2022. 

Energy Futures Lab Summit



Organized by Energy Futures Lab


Conference Info

Energy Futures Lab’s Big Ideas for Our Energy Future will be an interactive speaker series in which participants are invited to connect virtually with members of the EFL network. By discussing new ideas as a community, the Lab sees an opportunity to encourage cross-pollination across all stakeholders in the energy system on the topic of how we can create the energy system the future requires of us while fuelling economic recovery in Alberta. Participants are encouraged to build connections and explore how various topics might be shaping Canada’s collective relationship with the energy landscape.

Zero Carbon Conference




Organized by International Living Future Institute

Conference Info
WHAT: A new forum to celebrate and learn from the leaders in business and finance who are investing in a zero carbon future through their buildings and products
WHEN: Oct 7-8, 2020
WHERE: Anywhere you are
WHY: In this last decade for real change, it’s more important than ever to bring carbon emissions down and change the status quo for the built environment. Join us for this online event to merge the leading minds of the zero carbon community with the finance community and give you the means to affect the real change that we need right now.
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Passive House Canada Conference


Returning in 2022

Organized by Passive House Canada


Conference Info

Passive House Canada Conference brings together building professionals, manufacturers and suppliers who, today, deliver the buildings to be mandated by future building codes. At the Passive House Conference, participants can expect to participate in engaging and interactive sessions that will further enhance their knowledge of the standard and how it supports the local city’s mandate to reduce emissions. This conference cover the following topics are the passive house on a large scale – applying lessons learn, build it right, build it tight, occupant health & comfort, technical solution for multi-family buildings, advancing high-performance standards, detailing big solutions, building for the future and etc.


Ventilation 2021: 13th International Industrial Ventilation Conference for Contaminant Control

Toronto, ON

June 22-24, 2022

Organized by ASHRAE


Conference Info

The Ventilation 2021 Conference takes place Aug. 15-18, 2021 at the Sheraton City Centre in downtown Toronto. Inaugurated in 1985, the “Industrial Ventilation Conference” takes place every three years allowing time to develop new research and technology applications and to document the findings. The conference has rotated locations and organizers between Europe, North America and Southeast Asia. The 2021 conference will be hosted by ASHRAE.

The proposed conference theme is “leading edge industrial ventilation technologies for a low-carbon environment.” The program will include and call for papers and separate call for presentations. More information to come regarding the Call for Papers and other important deadlines.

The goal of the conference is for international engineers, practitioners, researchers, scientists, and regulatory personnel working in the specialized industrial ventilation field to share recent advancements from a global perspective in the field of ventilation and contaminant control.

9th International conference on Smart Energy Grid Engineering (SEGE 2021)

Oshawa, ON + Virtual

August 11-13. 2021

Organized by Ontario Tech University


Conference Info

This event will provide unique opportunity to have fruitful discussions about smart energy grid infrastructures, technologies, engineering design methods, and best practices that address industrial challenges. The event includes large number of speakers and quality papers that cover energy generation, transmission and distribution infrastructures, energy storage, electrification, information and communications, and security. 

Building Climate Resilience through Sustainable Infrastructure

St. John's, NL + Virtual

November 8th-10th, 2021

Organized by Memorial University


Conference Info

Sharing best practices – funding opportunities, tools, methods,
case studies, and innovative technical solutions

Empowerment through (re-)connecting with a local and
international community of practice working towards
climate resilience

Updates on impacts to ethics, and
liability related to building
resilient and sustainable

SevenGen Indigenous Youth Energy Summit

Saskatoon, SK

March 10-13, 2022

Organized by Student Energy


Conference Info

Conflux Canada is Ottawa’s largest gathering of sustainability professionals who recognize positive actions to address climate change as an opportunity for growth and prosperity. Join Executives, change makers and thought leaders in Ottawa for an exciting dialogue on the convergence of the environment and the economy. Be part of the change.

Conflux Canada is the meeting point of green buildings, clean technologies, and the influence of corporate social responsibility (CSR) to shape our cities, create efficiencies and cut our carbon footprint. This event promises collaboration and actionable dialogue to source opportunities that will impact our lives and future generations.

Bright Business Conference & Awards

Nova Scotia


Organized by Efficiency Nova Scotia


Conference Info
More than 1,400 people work in energy efficiency across the province – from contractors to certified energy auditors to heat pump installers. They’re tackling some of our toughest challenges like lowering bills, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and improving our energy security for future generations. It’s important work, and our Bright Business Conference & Awards connects these professionals in a one-day conference.
Registration for Bright Business 2020 will open Spring 2020. Find registration information here.

Energizing Efficiency 2021 Conference



Organized by Énergie NB Power


Conference Info

As we transition to a low carbon economy, energy management is more important than ever before. That means energy efficiency is the most important tool your organization has to minimize environmental impact while maximizing productivity and profit. This conference is for those with an interest in managing energy consumption for the betterment of their community, business or workplace.

HRAI Annual Conference 2021



Organized by the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI)


Conference Info

Conference details coming soon.

Decentralised Energy Forum



Organized by Decentralized Energy Canada


Conference Info
At the Decentralised Energy Forum we’ve seen profound changes in the way we create and consume energy. New technologies, climate change policies, and market drivers are all triggering the industry’s largest shakeup in over a century. There’s no doubt in our minds that the global economy is in transition and a new role has emerged for decentralised energy. It’s time we seize this opportunity and forge our power industry into the 21st century. We’re bringing together like-minded industry experts who are ready to make contemporary energy an integral part of our modern built environment. Where the journey to interactive and automated energy is showcased. Where you meet inspirational business leaders who spark your imagination and can put your business on a clear path to future success. Where innovation integrates into real projects.
2020 dates TBD.

BuildGreen Atlantic 2021 Conference



Organized by the Canada Green Building Council


Conference Info
Two great ways to shine this season: present or win at #BLC2020
Call for Presentations closing on January 6, 2020 & National Leadership & #GreenBuilding Awards closing on January 20, 2020.”
Follow the CaGBC on Twitter for more information as it becomes available.

Energy Solutions 2021 Conference & Expo



Organized by the Power Factory


Conference Info

ENERGY SOLUTIONS EXPO (ESX) brings a wealth of innovation and technology solutions to Southern Ontario. More than 500 attendees and over 70 exhibiting companies are expected to gather in order to gain insight into efficiency for the Commercial, Industrial, AGRI, MURB and Institutional workplaces. The event also provides educational sessions and expert-led presentations covering the latest trends and technology for energy, gas and water efficiency.


31st Annual AESP Conference and Expo


January 25 - 28, 2021

Organized by the Association of Energy Service Professionals (AESP)


Conference Info

Get up to speed on best practices in EE program implementation, evaluation, technology and marketing. Key topics have come into the forefront in 2020, so let’s have the necessary conversations around Energy Equity, Electrification, Decarbonization and Diversity.

ASHRAE 2021 Virtual Winter Conference


February 9-11, 2021

Organized by ASHRAE


Conference Info

The 2021 ASHRAE Virtual Winter Conference will take place in a convenient, online format February 9-11. Attendees can join live discussions with top experts, learn the latest updates relating to COVID-19, and have access to 90+ technical sessions for 18 months. Group rates are available, and members register for just $249.

ISGT 2021: Innovative Smart Grid Technologies


February 15-18, 2021

Organized by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)


Conference Info

This year’s theme for the Twelfth Conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT 2021) is “Technology Solutions for an Evolving Grid”, sponsored by the IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES). It will be held virtually February 15-18, 2021.

Midwest Energy Solutions Conference

February 16-19, 2021


Organized by the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA)


Conference Info

Once a year, MEEA invites all energy stakeholders to gather at our annual Midwest Energy Solutions Conference to raise awareness and reinforce the importance of energy efficiency in the Midwest. MES is about celebrating accomplishments in energy efficiency, as well as laying out the efficiency program and policy landscape for the coming year.

Tufts Energy Conference


February 25-27, 2021

Organized by the Tufts Institute of the Environment


Conference Info
The world is undergoing a clean energy transition, but is it coming along quickly enough?
The transition will require financing and entrepreneurship, technological innovation, transformations in design and infrastructure. Policies will be needed to foster innovation and funding, but also to recognize the human element. That’s why the 2021 Tufts Energy Conference theme is Climate Emergency: Solutions for a Clean Energy Transition. Our goal is to begin to harness the motivation of 2019 into concrete solutions.
The Tufts Energy Conference (TEC) is an annual event that brings together professionals, students, and experts from the private, public, and nonprofit sectors to discuss critical global energy issues. The conference is organized by students from a broad range of backgrounds including engineering, international affairs, urban planning, and economics. From a two-panel event in 2006, TEC has grown into one of the largest entirely student-run energy conferences in the region, attracting nearly 300 attendees each year.


2020 Hot Water Forum


March 10-11 & March 17-18, 2021

Organized by ACEEE


Conference Info

The hot water industry is currently experiencing a renaissance. Join us in March 2021 as we explore new technologies and methods that help us provide efficient hot water to users in commercial, multifamily, and residential buildings.

The 2021 Hot Water Forum Virtual will be held over four days with more than 15 breakout sessions on cutting-edge technologies, system design, programs, and policies. You will have the opportunity to network with industry leaders and fellow professionals, all passionate about hot water issues in all sectors. New to 2021 will be the opportunity to watch demonstrations on the latest products, technology, and system designs.

MIT Energy Conference: Decision 2021


March 10-12, 2021

Organized by the MIT Energy Club


Conference Info

Conference details coming soon. Stay updated about the 2020 Energy Conference theme and more information by signing up for the Conference mailing list here. 

Sixth Annual Global Conference on Energy Efficiency


March 30, 2021

Organized by the International Energy Agency (IEA)


Conference Info

The Global Conference on Energy Efficiency will bring together leaders in national government, civil society and business to discuss how next-generation energy efficiency policies and programmes can accelerate the achievement of high-ambition climate goals and clean energy transitions.

The Conference will also feature the work of the Super-efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment (SEAD) Initiative and the COP26 Call to Action to drive ambition on product energy efficiency to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions, promote business innovation, and ensure consumer access to affordable, high-performing technologies.

Smart Cities Connect Conference & Expo


April 13-14, 2021

Organized by Smart Cities Connect


Conference Info

We provide meaningful content and connect a thoughtful community of decision-makers to empower smart cities at all stages of growth. We accelerate the adoption of smart technology solutions, aid in problem solving, and amplify city resources for the betterment of cities, communities, and their citizens.

Smart Cities Connect Conference and Expo offers the most comprehensive conference, exposition and accelerator of smart city innovation in North America. We deliver premium networking and educational opportunities with a keen focus on city leaders and their priorities. Working closely with the technology community, we bring together the largest collection of intelligent systems providers for energy, infrastructure, networks, data management, urban mobility, citizen engagement and governance solutions.

Energy Efficiency Global Forum (EE Global)


May 4, 2021

Organized by the Alliance to Save Energy (ASE)


Conference Info
This EE Global, it’s about time…
  • That we reimagine energy efficiency. Energy markets are undergoing a fundamental transformation. Active Efficiency embraces all elements of the expanded energy landscape.
  • That energy efficiency is recognized as the first solution to addressing the climate crisis. The IEA estimates energy efficiency is 40% of the solution to meeting the Paris Agreement.
  • That energy efficiency is prioritized globally. International political, financial, and philanthropic communities must invest properly to rapidly scale efficiency policies.
For more than a decade, EE Global has served as the efficiency elite’s gathering place – the one event that draws together business executives, government leaders, and advocates from across sectors and continents for actionable dialogues on advancing energy efficiency. Our nearly 400 attendees are decision-makers, with 75% self-identifying as Director-level or above, hailing from more than 30 countries.

BuildingEnergy Boston


May 5-7, 2021

Organized by the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association


Conference Info
The BuildingEnergy Boston Conference + Trade Show is an event designed by and for practitioners in the fields of high-performance building and design, energy efficiency, and renewable energy. It brings more than 1,200 industry leaders and emerging professionals together to learn from and share ideas with each other.
Attendees represent dozens of industries including architecture, engineering, building, design, consulting, policy, finance, auditing, installation, construction, and education. This diversity encourages broader conversations and taking a whole-systems approach to address the challenges facing our built environment.

Eastern Energy Expo


May 24-26, 2021

Organized by AREE, OESP, Pennsylvania Petroleum Association


Conference Info

Eastern Energy Expo (EEE) has announced that its 2021 event will be held May 24-26, 2021 in an online format: Eastern Energy Expo Education Summit at EasternEnergyExpo.com

Eric DeGesero, Executive Vice President, Fuel Merchants of New Jersey (representing the Atlantic Region Energy Expo – one of the three sponsoring associations of EEE along with Oil & Energy Service Professionals and the Pennsylvania Petroleum Association) said, “EEE is a marquee trade show and educational event in the industry and we were especially excited to return to Atlantic City next year. The reality is that an in-person event in May is not an option. EEE will continue to present original, live business programs. However, we will not be hosting the trade show component in 2021.”

Lisa Strug, Executive Director, Oil & Energy Service Professionals (OESP) commented,
“We have already begun planning some strong programs – building on the successful schedule of webinars and training we offered at the 2020 Expo. OESP is excited to continue
to bring quality educational programs to the industry. We will also hold our Scholarship and Industry Awards events during the EEE online event as well.”

Ted Harris, Executive Vice President, Pennsylvania Petroleum Association noted, “The decision to offer a virtual event again affords EEE the opportunity to expand the demographic reach of the show. Location is not a barrier to participation and attendee registration is free
to all.”

Now in its sixth year, Eastern Energy Expo brings together wholesale and retail heating fuel marketers, motor fuel distributors, diesel and biodiesel distributors, propane marketers and HVAC service professionals. The event will offer business programs, technical education programs, and “live” events.

Sponsorship information and call for presenters will be distributed in the coming weeks.

Watch for more details!

2021 Energy Efficiency Finance Forum


May 25-26, 2021

Organized by ACEEE


Conference Info
Want to know how financing can drive a clean energy future? Join us for the 13th Energy Efficiency Finance Forum (EEFF) — the premier conference for industry leaders like you — to explore cutting-edge initiatives and major opportunities to finance projects that save energy, reduce costs, and create jobs.
You will have a one-of-a-kind opportunity to network with leaders in finance, government, utilities, and energy service companies. In interactive sessions and dynamic plenaries, you will learn about successful projects and innovative models. You will discuss ways to overcome barriers, scale the industry, and deliver deep energy savings.

CEM 2021


May 31 - June 6, 2021

Organized by the International Energy Association


Conference Info

Chile will host the annual CEM 12/ MI-6 event from May 31 to June 6, 2021. The event will be 100% virtual, delivering content in different formats. Through an online platform, the audience will be able to access on-demand content for a week, watch live events and create extensive networking.

2021 ASHRAE Annual Conference


June 28-30, 2021

Organized by ASHRAE


Conference Info

Our world has experienced fundamental change in the wake of the global COVID-19 pandemic. The HVAC community continues to respond addressing challenges in how we design, build, and operate buildings.” said Christine Reinders, 2021 Conference Chair. “We continue to evolve, adapt, and innovate, confronting these challenges head on. The 2021 Annual conference in Phoenix will focus on critical environments, hot climates, and future proofing. The technical program, including the research summit and professional development, fosters sharing of knowledge to allow us all to serve our communities and solve society’s greatest challenges.”

2021 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Industry


July 12-15, 2021

Organized by ACEEE


Conference Info

Our theme for the 2020 Summer Study is “Efficiency: The Core of a Clean Energy Future.” We chose this theme in recognition of the rapidly evolving ecosystem of the energy industry. From resilience to health, from distributed energy resources to renewables to grid integration and virtual batteries, energy efficiency remains critical to our success. Whatever the surrounding goals for expansion of clean energy systems and services, the ability to design and operate efficient buildings is an essential foundational requirement.

Power 2021 Conference


July 20-22, 2021

Organized by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers


Conference Info

The Power Conference, hosted by ASME’s Power Division, is a unique event that brings together a blend of attendees from industry, research, and academia to discuss current power industry issues, applications, and emerging technologies.

This is a place for power professionals to network with colleagues, discuss diverse experiences and lessons learned in generation facilities, get training and exposure to vendors and suppliers as well as promote existing and emerging technologies.

Participants will benefit from technical sessions, discussions and panels.

If you are interested in the latest topics in the power industry, this is the event for you!

2021 ACES – Advanced Clean Energy Summit


September 21-22, 2021

Organized by American Society of Mechanical Engineers


Conference Info

ASME’s Advanced Clean Energy Summit (ACES) brings together attendees from government, academia, and industry for national and international perspectives on new advances of clean energy sources. Attendees will learn about the latest cutting-edge technologies, strategies, and programs through in-depth technical sessions, workshops, and panels across multiple industries.

National Conference on Energy Efficiency as a Resource


October 19-21 & 26-27, 2021

Organized by ACEEE


Conference Info

Energy efficiency’s role in a transforming utility industry has never been more essential. More and more utilities have set ambitious corporate carbon reduction goals. Policymakers are expanding their expectations for what energy efficiency programs deliver, from greenhouse gas reductions to job creation, economic recovery to bill affordability, many with a focus on energy equity and justice.

2021 Behavior, Energy, and Climate Change


November 8-10, 2021

Organized by ACEEE


Conference Info

The Behavior, Energy & Climate Change Conference (BECC) is the premier international conference focused on understanding human behavior and decision making and using that knowledge to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon future. Currently, in its 14th year, BECC is associated with a growing set of allied conferences in Europe and Asia.



Boston, Massachusetts

March 24-25, 2021

Organized by the Association of Energy Engineers


Conference Info
GLOBALCON is designed specifically to facilitate those seeking to expand their knowledge of fast-moving developments in the energy field, explore promising new technologies, compare energy supply options, and learn about innovative and cost-conscious project implementation strategies.
Decision makers from business, industry and government must now seek integrated energy solutions — solutions which assure both a secure and affordable energy supply to meet today’s and tomorrow’s needs, and effective management of energy and overall operational costs. The GLOBALCON Expo will emphasize four critical areas of leading edge technology and related services:
  • Energy Management, HVAC and Smart Building Systems
  • Renewables, Alternative Energy and Onsite Generation
  • Lighting Efficiency and Integrated Energy Solutions
  • Plant and Facilities Management

Power and Energy Conference at Illinois (PECI)

Urbana, Illinois

April 1-2, 2021

Organized by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)


Conference Info

Join us at the annual IEEE Power and Energy Conference at Illinois (PECI), a perfect place to investigate future power and energy technologies presented by leading industry and academic experts in the field. PECI is an international IEEE conference approved and technically sponsored by the IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS) / Power and Energy Society (PES) / Industry Applications Society (IAS). The conference is organized by the IEEE PES/PELS/IAS Joint Student Chapter at the University of Illinois. PECI assembles students pursuing energy-/electronics-related degrees and experts from industry and academia to engage in a forum for technical presentations and professional development. Past attendees have come from universities around the globe as well as a large number of industry partners.

IDEA2021: International District Energy Association 2021 Conference

Austin, TX

September 27-29, 2021

Organized by the I.D.E.A.


Conference Info

The International District Energy Association (IDEA) 2020 Conference will focus on topics relating to its theme, Local Solutions, Global Impact. This annual conference and trade show attracts senior decision-makers in district energy, distributed generation, combined heat and power, microgrids, sustainable energy, waste heat recovery, and energy efficiency.

AEE World Energy Conference & Expo

New Orleans, Louisiana

October 20-22, 2021

Organized by the Association of Energy Engineers


Conference Info
The Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) has presented the World Energy Engineering Conference® for more than 40 years. The AEE World Energy Conference & Expo provides opportunities to learn about the latest developments from the business, industry, and government sectors, provides networking opportunities as well as opportunities to meet with potential vendors and business partners. At the expo, you’ll discover a range of industry-leading companies and see demonstrations of energy-efficient products, energy management services, and other solutions serving the energy industry.


2021 Getting to Zero Forum

New York, New York

October 27-29, 2021

Organized by the New Buildings Institute


Conference Info

The Getting to Zero Forum is the premier event dedicated to zero energy and zero carbon buildings. It brings together the world’s leading experts in creating the market-based solutions that are driving a growing movement to define the future of the built environment. It is the only event with a broad cross-section of stakeholders focused on ambitious building efficiency goals and is an ideal venue for organizing both the policy and building communities to achieve zero carbon ambitions. The 2021 Forum will attract more than 800 leading policymakers, design professionals, building owners, systems manufacturers, and commercial real estate experts.

On October 27-29, participants will share perspectives on the growth of zero energy and zero carbon, learn about best practices for successful projects, and collaborate on opportunities for zero energy and zero carbon to transform the built environment.

2021 ASHRAE Building Performance Analysis Conference

Denver, Colorado + Virtual

November 10-12, 2021

Organized by ASRHAE


Conference Info

ASHRAE will host its first hybrid conference for the annual Building Performance Analysis Conference November 10-12 in Denver, CO. Practitioners, vendors, researchers, utility and government officials, and owners will address the practices of energy modeling and building performance simulation using existing simulation tools, software development, and future simulation research and applications.

The anticipated conference program consists of Keynote Speakers, Invited Speakers, a Call for Presentations and the seventh ASHRAE LowDown Showdown. Special panels may be offered by industry leaders and organizations.

Conference attendees will have the option to gather in-person under CDC, hotel and ASHRAE Covid-19 safety restrictions and guidelines, or attend the conference live via a virtual platform. The virtual format will include a mixture of live and on-demand technical and interactive sessions.  

2021 Conference on Health, Environment, and Energy



Organized by ACEEE


Conference Info

The event will showcase the groundbreaking research of ACEEE’s Health and Environment program as well as the work of prominent experts and academics in this growing field. Join innovative leaders from a variety of professions in the “Big Easy” to explore how energy choices can affect our health and the environment. 

31st Annual Midwest Renewable Energy Association Energy Fair

Custer, Wisconsin


Organized by the Midwest Renewable Energy Association


Conference Info

The Energy Fair is the nation’s longest-running clean energy and sustainable living event of its kind, with more than 200 exhibitors, 250 workshops, and a clean transportation show. This conference relates to renewable energy, energy efficiency, and sustainable living topics in addition to electric cars, bikes, and motorcycles.

Disclaimer: Efficiency Canada does not organize the conferences listed here. Please follow the links provided and contact the organizers directly with any questions you may have or to register.

We are the national voice for an energy efficient economy.

Using energy more efficiently represents the lowest cost and most abundant energy resource in Canada. Recognizing this through sound policy-making can drive economic growth, stable jobs, healthier homes and lead the fight against global climate change.


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