Editorial: The Buzz from the ACEEE Conference on Energy Efficiency

Fall 2018
A version of this article appears in the Fall 2018 issue of Home Energy Magazine.
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September 14, 2018
Every two years, a thousand energy efficiency experts gather near Monterey, California, to discuss every conceivable aspect of energy use in buildings. Two years is long enough for changes in the outside world to be visible in the energy efficiency community. There’s a new president, new energy policies, and astounding new trends that scarcely existed two years ago. For that week, Home Energy staff decamp from their quiet office and become reporters for the daily newsletter, the ACEEE Grapevine. That role gave us an extraordinary window into what’s hot (and what’s not). This issue contains an insert with six “buzzlets.” The idea is to convey through these buzzlets the excitement and innovations in the conference by describing a memorable talk. Tell us if you like them and we’ll repeat it for other influential conferences.

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