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What You Missed At The ZNE Retreat

It’s amazing how many energy efficiency conferences and workshops have surfaced recently. Sometimes it seems like the dissemination and sharing of EE information has become a standalone industry. These events are often are often sponsored by large corporate donors and may have hundreds of attendees. Frequently they are week-long events with multiple “tracks” of information to choose from. These conferences can be great sources of information a good way to get re-energized by new people and new ideas. The problem is that for many folks, taking a week out of their schedules to travel to a distant city and stay in a hotel and attend classes is not practical.

TEDx HPC Conference 2018

By: Debra Little

This year, the Home Performance Coalition hosted it's first annual TEDx event at its national conference in Philadelphia. The room was packed, the BYOB was flowing and the energy was lively.

Fourteen efficiency experts told stories of their experiences in the field. Topics ranged from personal narratives about the challenges of doing this important work in difficult circumstances to inspiring and sobering talks that reminded us why what we do is so important.

While it's impossible to capture the energy and enthusiasm in the room in summary form, here's a rundown of each speaker’s presentation.