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April 2016

April Event: Experiments and Behavior Change

April 20, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Mcmenamins Ringlers Pub, 1332 W Burnside St
Portland, OR 97209 United States
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Please join AESP NW for our April monthly meeting on Wednesday, April 20h at McMenamins Ringlers Pub (1332 W Burnside, Portland) at 5:30 PM featuring a presentation on behavior change experiments! Linda Dethman from Research Into Action, will share a powerful new tool with AESP NW on using embedded experiments to improve behavior change programs. Linda will share the results and insights from randomized control trials (RCT) embedded into two ongoing behavior change efforts in the Northwest and in California.…

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May 2016

May Event: Behavioral Demand Response

May 18, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Ringlers Pub, 1332 W. Burnside
Portland, OR United States
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Please join AESP NW for our May monthly meeting on Wednesday, May 18th at McMenamins Ringlers Pub (1332 W Burnside, Portland) at 5:30 PM featuring a presentation on behavioral demand response (BDR), a scalable and cost-effective residential demand response technology. Heather Williams of Opower, will discuss how utilities are leveraging AMI data to cut peak demand, cross promote traditional demand response and energy efficiency programs, increase customer sentiment, and save energy. Heather will describe a variety of BDR programs in the…

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June 2016

June Event: Bob Jenks of CUB to discuss HOT topics at our last event before we break for summer – Don’t miss out!

June 15, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Mcmenamins Ringlers Pub, 1332 W Burnside St
Portland,
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Hello AESP NW! Curious about how energy efficiency and renewables fared during the 2016 Oregon legislative session? Want to know more about Oregon’s new Clean Electricity Plan (SB 1547)? Wondering how bills like this make it through Salem? Join us on Wednesday, June 15 at Menamins Ringlers Pub (1332 W Burnside, Portland) at 5:30 PM for an informative conversation with Bob Jenks, Executive Director of the Citizens’ Utility Board (CUB). This will be our last happy hour presentation before our…

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September 2016

September Event: Phillip Kelsven of BPA to discuss Nest thermostat study

September 21, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Mcmenamins Ringlers Pub, 1332 W Burnside St
Portland, United States
Free

Thermostats are the hot topic in energy efficiency right now, and rightfully so. It is rare for a ubiquitous and formerly boring device to undertake such a radical transformation in technology, capabilities, and human interaction. We bring new and interesting data to the conversation. Join us on Wednesday, September 21 at Menamins Ringlers Pub (1332 W Burnside, Portland) at 5:30 PM where Phillip Kelsven from BPA will present findings from sub-metering 8 homes who installed Nest learning thermostats to control…

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October 2016

October Event (NOTE THE DATE CHANGE) – Don MacOdrum to discuss haunted home performance!

October 26, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Ringlers Pub, 1332 W. Burnside
Portland, OR United States
Free

We all heard so much about Home Performance during the ARRA days, but now we hear more about low fuel prices affecting cost effectiveness and incentives. But there also seems to be a ton of investment in homes. Is focus shifting from cost effective energy efficiency? What is the state of the home performance industry and where is it going? Please join us on Wednesday, October 26th at Menamins Ringlers Pub (1332 W Burnside, Portland) at 5:30 PM where Don…

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November 2016

November Event: What’s all the buzz about energy use and recreational cannabis?

November 16, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Mcmenamins Ringlers Pub, 1332 W Burnside St
Portland,
Free

It's been two years since Oregonians' voted to follow in our northern neighbor’s footsteps and legalize recreational cannabis use. This week our southern neighbor along with Massachusetts, Nevada, and Maine also voted to legalize recreational cannabis use, indicating that the energy use profile of cannabis is likely to be of increasing interest in the coming years. There are many lessons to be learned from the Northwest on the energy impacts of recreational cannabis production. Please join us on Wednesday, November…

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May 2017

May Event: Supply Chain Workarounds – The unintended consequences of Heat Pump Water Heater Standards

May 17, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Mcmenamins Ringlers Pub, 1332 W Burnside St
Portland, OR 97209 United States
Free

We’d like to thank all of you who made it out to our Spring Symposium and invite you to join us for our monthly May happy hour event on Wednesday, May 17th, at McMenamins Ringlers Pub (1332 W Burnside, Portland) at 5:30 PM. This month, NEEA Product Manager Geoff Wickes will discuss some of lessons learned in the Northwest heat pump water heater market, including the numerous work arounds found in the supply chain after efficiency standards removed large tank…

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June 2017

June Event: What’s happening with strategic energy management these days?

June 21, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Ringlers Pub, 1332 W. Burnside
Portland, OR 97219 United States
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Curious about Strategic Energy Management (SEM)? Want to know more about how these programs are evolving? Have questions about how commercial and industrial customers engage with SEM? Come join us for our June happy hour event, Wednesday June 21st at 5:30pm at Mcmenamins Ringlers Pub and get caught up on SEM with Brian Crumrine of Cascade Energy, an expert at SEM programs. Brian Crumrine has worked in the field of utility-sponsored strategic energy management for over eleven years, the most recent…

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September 2017

September Event: Get the Inside Scoop on Oregon’s Emerging Electric Vehicle Market

September 20, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Go Forth Electric Showcase, World Trade Center, 901 SW 1st Ave
Portland, 97204 United States
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Curious about Electric Vehicle (EV) initiatives in Oregon and surrounding areas? The transportation sector is rapidly changing. So join AESP-NW and Zach Henkin, Program Director at Forth, to explore the many factors spurring electric vehicle adoption across Oregon. We expect a packed house at Forth’s Electric Showcase located at the World Trade Center. Get up to speed on the... many mobility initiatives advancing electric, smart, and shared transportation in the Pacific Northwest cities, car manufacturers, utilities, and others are coming…

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October 2017

October Event: Bending the Curve Way Down—EUI Targets for Meeting Seattle’s Climate Action Plan Goals

October 18, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Mcmenamins Ringlers Pub, 1332 W Burnside St
Portland, OR 97209 United States
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Poppy Storm (Director of Policy and Planning at Ecotope) will discuss Seattle’s energy use intensity (EUI) and greenhouse gas emission reduction targets and some of the voluntary and non-voluntary policies the City is developing to achieve them. So please join us at McMenamins Ringlers Pub on Wednesday the 18th from 5:30-7pm. Background: The City of Seattle has an aggressive Climate Action Plan with a goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions 82% by 2050. However, the goals in the plan are…

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