Our Early Bird Registration and discounted hotel prices will expire on Friday, February 1, 2013 for the SPEER First Annual Summit. Make sure you REGISTER NOW to receive the early bird pricing.  To book a room at the discounted rate, please call 800-THE-OMNI to book your hotel room and tell them you are attending the SPEER First Annual Summit.

The SPEER Energy Efficiency Summit Working Sessions Topics have been developed by three working sub-committees over the last several months. We encourage you to look these over and plan to be a part of these important discussions. You can click here to get a description of Working Sessions Topics or visit our Summit page for more information and a schedule.

About the Energy Efficiency Summit

The SPEER Energy Efficiency Summit is designed to explore, further develop, and prioritize policies and strategies needed to push energy efficiency forward in new buildings, existing buildings, and electric markets in Texas and Oklahoma.

Ed Mazria, founder and CEO of Architecture 2030, will deliver the keynote address to kick off the Summit in Austin on February 25. Mr. Mazria is an international leader on efforts to make buildings dramatically more energy and water efficient, leading the movement to establish 2030 districts in cities with goals to reach carbon neutrality by 2030. These districts have been established so far in Los Angeles, Seattle, Cleveland, and Pittsburgh.

Pat Wood, former chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and former Chair of the PUC of Texas, will lead off the second day of SPEER’s Energy Efficiency Summit.  Wood is perhaps best known here for leading a multiyear collaborative stakeholder process that lead to the complete restructuring of the Texas electric utility market.  Now a board member or advisor to a range of energy companies, Wood will address the potential of the efficiency and distributed generation industry to remake itself as well, and share his experience with collaborative initiatives such as SPEER.

To become a member of SPEER visit our Join Us page and fill out the form to receive more information.

A special thank you goes to our Summit Sponsors: Dow Chemical, Mitsubishi, Environments for Living, TexEnergy Solutions, BASF, CCRD Partners, the Texas Home Energy Raters Organization, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and the CleanTX Foundation. For more information on becoming a sponsor please visit our Sponsorship information page.