2020 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 2020 conference list – events of interest for energy efficiency professionals.

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

CANADIAN CONFERENCES

Energy Solutions 2020 Conference & Expo

Toronto, Ontario

February 19, 2020

Organized by the Power Factory

energysolutionsexpo.ca

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.

Net Zero Home Leadership Summit

Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia

February 25-26, 2020

Organized by the Canadian Home Builders' Association

chba.ca/NZLeadershipSummit

Conference Info

CHBA has taken a leadership role in helping early adopters of Net Zero Energy Homes overcome barriers and voluntarily build to higher levels of energy performance. We are reaching out to ensure our network includes key stakeholders that influence and impact the residential construction industry such as utilities, renewable energy solution providers, infrastructure design and development, financing, education and capacity building, research and technologies.

Pathway to Carbon Neutrality for Buildings and Communities

Ottawa, Ontario

February 26, 2020

Organized by the Association of Energy Engineers

eventbrite.ca/o/aee-canada-east-15675213750

Conference Info

Details TBA.

Smart Energy 2020 Conference

Halifax, Nova Scotia

April 7-8, 2020

Organized by Emera

smartenergyevent.ca

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.

Conflux Canada

Ottawa, Ontario

May 7, 2020

Organized by Kuleana Events

confluxcanada.ca

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.

Energizing Efficiency 2020 Conference

Saint John, New Brunswick

May 12-13, 2020

Organized by Énergie NB Power

efficiencyconference.com

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.

Retrofit Canada Conference

Vancouver, British Columbia

May 12-13, 2020

Organized by Canada Green Building Council

retrofitcanadaconference.com

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.

Building Lasting Change - World GBC Congress

Toronto, Ontario

June 3 -5, 2020

Organized by the Canada Green Building Council

cagbc.org/BLC2020

Conference Info

New, low carbon green buildings are part of the solution, but it will also be essential to retrofit the millions of square feet of existing buildings to achieve our social, economic and environmental objectives. Canada must step up its efforts to establish a retrofit economy that attracts investments for recommissioning, renewable energy, performance measurement, and fuel switching actions. We need to prepare Canada's workforce with the skill sets required to be successful in a low carbon world. And to accelerate the achievement of our goals, we must aim for the highest levels of sustainability tools and programs and ramp up the use of the latest innovations in green building technology and materials.

4th International Conference of Energy Harvesting, Storage, and Transfer (EHST’20)

Niagara Falls, Ontario

June 14-16 2020

Organized by International ASSET Inc.

ehstconference.com

Conference Info

EHST’20 aims to become the leading annual conference in fields related to energy harvesting, storage, and transfer. The goal of EHST’20 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.

eSIM 2020 – Building Simulation Meets Building Data

Vancouver, British Columbia

June 15-16, 2020

Organized by the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, University of British Columbia

esim2020.sala.ubc.ca

Conference Info

The building performance simulation domain is evolving. The increasing availability and affordability of collecting data from buildings is making it easier for simulation modelers to either calibrate physics-based models with data, or altogether replace some of these models with data. eSIM 2020 will explore synergies between simulation and data-driven methods of building analysis. An emphasis will be placed on new advances in machine learning and surrogate modelling techniques for building performance simulation; novel uses of operational building data and Internet of Things sensors; data-driven decision-making for building design and retrofits; and closing the performance gap. This broad theme will help the conference to extend beyond the traditional building simulation audience to include energy auditors and energy service providers, software developers and policy-makers.

 IEEE PES General Meeting

Montreal, Quebec

August 2-6, 2020

Organized by the IEEE Power and Energy Society

pes-gm.org/2020/

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.

8th International conference on Smart Energy Grid Engineering (SEGE 2020)

Oshawa, Ontario

August 12-14, 2020

Organized by Ontario Tech University

Sponsored by IEEE

ieee-sege.com/

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. 

HRAI’s 2020 Annual Conference

Vancouver, British Columbia

August 23-25, 2020

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

hrai.ca/agm-2020

Conference Info

Conference details coming soon.

BOMEX 2020

Vacouver, British Columbia

September 22-24, 2020

Organized by BOMA BC

web.cvent.com/event/ba1b40f6-2f89-4c74-8df6-b1e5a3e4b96f

Conference Info

BOMA Canada invites you to BOMEX 2020 – our 30th Annual Building Excellence Summit. Learn from highly engaging speakers, attend leading-edge educational sessions, network with industry professionals, and celebrate at the National Awards Gala.

Join Canada’s premier annual conference and exhibition for commercial real estate industry professionals!

2020 Green Buildings Festival

TBA

October 16, 2020

Organized by Sustainable Buildings Canada

Conference Info

Details coming soon. Follow SBC on twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn for updates.

Passive House Canada Conference

Victoria, Canada

November 18-20, 2020

Organized by Passive House Canada

conference.passivehousecanada.com

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.

BuildGreen Atlantic 2020 Conference

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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.

Bright Business Conference & Awards

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Organized by Efficiency Nova Scotia

www.brightbusinessns.ca

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.

Decentralised Energy Forum

TBD

Banff, Alberta

Organized by Decentralized Energy Canada

decentralisedforum.com

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.

AMERICAN CONFERENCES

2020 Conference on Health, Environment, and Energy

New Orleans, Lousiana

January 21-23 2020

Organized by ACEEE

aceee.org/conferences/2020/chee

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. 

30th Annual AESP Conference and Expo

Anaheim, California

February 17-20 2020

Organized by the Association of Energy Service Professionals (AESP)

annualconference.aesp.org

Conference Info

Attend the premier energy industry conference that draws the top program managers, implementers, marketers, evaluators, policy makers, consultants and manufacturers in Demand-side Management, Demand Response and IDSM. Highly regarded experts in their respective fields will lead over 80 sessions that cover a range of current topics in marketing,  implementation, program design, technology, research, evaluation, diversity, and more.

ISGT 2020: Innovative Smart Grid Technologies

Washington, D.C.

February 17-20 2020

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

ieee-isgt.org

Conference Info

ISGT 2020 is a forum to discuss the latest issues, trends, and emerging and innovative technologies for grid modernization in the face of challenges of a rapidly changing environment resulting from the dramatic increase in deployments of renewable and Distributed Energy Resources and the emergence of new business and operating concepts and services.

Midwest Energy Solutions Conference

Chicago, Illinois

February 26-28 2020

Organized by the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA)

www.meeaconference.org

Conference Info
The Midwest includes a diverse range of customers spread across MEEA’s 13-state region. What are the opportunities and challenges in program design and how do we engage stakeholders and develop partnerships in communities throughout the region? Learn from several local organizations on their energy efficiency needs, community barriers and opportunities and how utility programs, administrators and contractors can tailor offerings to meet local needs. 

 

Power and Energy Conference at Illinois (PECI)

Champaign, Illinois

February 27-28 2020

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

www.peci.ece.illinois.edu

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. Major topics include, but are not limited to:
  • Power Systems
  • Power Electronics
  • Machines, Electromechanics, and Drives
  • Renewable Energy Technologies
  • Energy Markets and Demand Response

Tufts Energy Conference

Medford, Massachusetts

February 28-29 2020

Organized by the Tufts Institute of the Environment

environment.tufts.edu/tec

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.

 

Power & Energy Automation Conference 2020: Advancing the Grid: Data to Automation to Resiliency

Seattle, Washington

March 02-05 2020

Organized by Washington State University

esic.wsu.edu/peac

Conference Info

The Power & Energy Automation Conference (PEAC), formerly the Western Power Delivery Automation Conference, is a leading forum for practicing engineers, technical staff, R&D personnel, managers, manufacturers, and university faculty and students. PEAC has a strong presence of industry in power and energy in automation, PEAC welcomes approximately 200 U.S. and international participants exploring topics such as smart grid, power grid automation, intelligent control, security, SCADA, networks and communications, and project management. This energy conference also features a fundamentals track and an Energy Summit.

GLOBALCON 2020

Boston, Massachusetts

March 21-22 2020

Organized by the Association of Energy Engineers

www.globalconevent.com

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

BuildingEnergy Boston

Boston, Massachusetts

March 23-24 2020

Organized by the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association

nesea.org/conference/buildingenergy-boston

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.

2020 Hot Water Forum

Atlanta, Georgia

March 23-25 2020

Organized by ACEEE

aceee.org/conferences/2020/hwf

Conference Info
Explore the smartest, most cost-effective ways to improve the efficiency of hot water systems, the second largest energy user in the home.
 
At this unique two-day event, with more than 25 breakout sessions on new programs and ideas, you will meet with industry leaders and fellow professionals in a welcoming community that is passionate about hot water issues in the latest technology, system design, sectors, and programs and policies.

MIT Energy Conference: Decision 2020

Cambridge, Massachusetts

April 02-03 2020

Organized by the MIT Energy Club

www.mitenergyconference.org

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. 

The Future of Energy Summit

New York, New York

April 20-21 2020

Organized by BloombergNEF

about.bnef.com/summit/newyork

Conference Info
BloombergNEF’s The Future of Energy Summit focuses on bringing together all energy leaders, from the traditional players to the current advanced energy leaders. Attendees include various senior-level movers and shakers from a variety of different sectors, including utilities, oil and gas, banking and finance, NGOs, and many more. This conference is also held in conjunction with other summits in Shanghai and London.
 

International Conference on Advances on Clean Energy Research (ICACER)

April 23-25 2020

Hosted by Universitat Politècnica de Catalunia, BarcelonaTECH, Spain(UPC)

www.icacer.com

Conference Info

The objectives of ICACER 2020 are to provide a forum to bring together researchers, scientists, engineers, academics and graduate students in the fields of advances on clean energy research, energy economics and energy policy to share up-to-date research results. We are confident that the participants benefited from the theoretical insights, practical knowledge and personal contacts that will help them to build a long-term, profitable and sustainable communication among researchers and practitioners in the related scientific areas. It is one of the leading international conferences for presenting novel and fundamental advances in the fields of clean energy research.

Energy Efficiency Global Forum (EE Global)

Washington, D.C

April 28-29 2020

Organized by the Alliance to Save Energy (ASE)

eeglobalforum.org

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.

Eastern Energy Expo

Uncasville, Connecticut

May 19-20 2020

easternenergyexpo.com

Conference Info

The Eastern Energy Expo (EEE) is a premier trade show for energy and comfort industries. Join your peers at the Foxwoods Resort Casino and network with and learn from industry experts about the latest petroleum, HVAC, and energy advancements. Participate in the Women in Energy programs and enjoy the welcome reception, business and education sessions, hospitality events, golf tournament, and more at EEE 2020.

 

2020 Energy Efficiency Finance Forum

White Plains, New York

June 02-03 2020

Organized by ACEEE

aceee.org/conferences/2020/eeff

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.

IDEA2020: International District Energy Association 2020 Conference

Washington, D.C.

June 22-25 2020

Organized by the I.D.E.A.

www.districtenergy.org/idea2020/home

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.

31st Annual Midwest Renewable Energy Association Energy Fair

Custer, Wisconsin

June 26-28 2020

organized by the Midwest Renewable Energy Association

www.theenergyfair.org

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.

Power 2020 Conference

Anaheim, California

August 02-06 2020

Organized by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers

event.asme.org/POWER

Conference Info

The conference joins all of ASME’s world-class conferences on power generation and energy sustainability in one place and covers the latest research, technical advances, development trends, innovative technologies, solutions for renewable and other energy sustainability, and more. You’ll also enjoy a unique learning experience and unparalleled networking experiences at ASME Power & Energy Conference & Exhibition 2020.

2020 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings

Pacific Grove, California

August 16-21 2020

Organized by ACEEE

aceee.org/conferences/2020/ssb

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.
 
As co-chairs we are committed to sustaining the relevance and quality of the biennial Summer Study in Buildings – the premiere conference in our field. This year we are especially excited for the continuation of our Energy Efficiency and Equity panel. Low-income communities and communities of color stand to benefit from energy efficiency upgrades, healthier housing, and local job creation; yet they have not typically received explicit attention as stakeholders. This panel focuses on efforts to reach historically underserved households with energy efficiency investments.
 
We hope you’ll take the time to attend some of the sessions in this panel. We are also pleased to introduce a new panel, Scaling Whole-Building Retrofits. Although significant progress has been made in certain areas, such as efficient lighting, other areas, such as building envelope retrofits, are still in need of scalable and cost-effective solutions. Developing, implementing and adopting whole-building solutions that significantly improve the energy efficiency of our vast number of existing buildings is critical to attaining a clean energy future. We expect that this Summer Study will be fertile ground to tackle this challenge.
 

2020 ACES – Advanced Clean Energy Summit

Denver, Colorado

September 14-15 2020

event.asme.org/ACES

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.

AEE World Energy Conference & Expo

Denver, Colorado

September 23-25 2020

Organized by the Association of Energy Engineers

world.aeecenter.org

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.
 

 

2020 Behavior, Energy, and Climate Change

Washington, D.C.

December 06-09 2020

Organized by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy

beccconference.org

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. 
 
Likely Participants: Social and behavioral science researchers, regulators and policymakers, utility staff responsible for programs, local, state, and federal agency personnel, consultants, NGOs, and foundations, and energy efficiency professionals.
 
Continue to check the BECC website for more information on the 2020 conference.

 

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.

Efficiency Canada is the national voice for an energy efficient economy. Our mission is to create a sustainable environment and better life for all Canadians by making our country a global leader in energy efficiency policy, technology, and jobs. We conduct rigorous policy analysis; communicate compelling narratives; and convene and mobilize Canada’s dynamic energy efficiency sector. Efficiency Canada is housed at Carleton University’s Sustainable Energy Research Centre.

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