Contact: Jodi Scott
ATLANTA – ASHRAE has joined in support of the Alliance to Save Energy’s 2030 program with support of the Alliance’s On the Road campaign launch.
The Alliance has a goal of doubling U.S. energy productivity by 2030. Energy Productivity, which is defined as the ratio of output divided by energy consumption, is a useful indicator for understanding the energy efficiency of an industry or an economy.
During the campaign launch, which took place at the Alliance’s annual EE Global Forum on May 21, Alliance President Kateri Callahan cut the campaign’s figurative red ribbon and thanked the many campaign participants in attendance for their support of the initiative, including ASHRAE, who serves as an official campaign partner.ASHRAE President-Elect Tom Phoenix served as a panelist at the event.
The Energy 2030 On the Road campaign has already made stops in Seattle, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Ann Arbor, and has garnered support and official endorsements of the goal at each event. Additional campaign stops were announced today with the goal of securing endorsements and educating stakeholders in up to ten target cities by the end of this year.
On the Road will hold a session on June 23, 2014, at ASHRAE’s Headquarters in Atlanta, Ga.
Additionally, the campaign is engaging advocates nationwide with the unveiling of an interactive web portal that will serve as a platform for interested organizations to endorse the Energy 2030 goal, access resources, and share their energy efficiency success stories.
ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is a global society advancing human well-being through sustainable technology for the built environment. The Society and its more than 50,000 members worldwide focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability. Through research, standards writing, publishing, certification and continuing education, ASHRAE shapes tomorrow’s built environment today. More information can be found at www.ashrae.org/news.