The ETCC advisors provide strategic input and shares information to advance the ETCC’s purpose and goals. The advisory role includes:
- Providing guidance on ETCC technical strategy, coordination strategy, and annual planning.
- Sharing information, helping to identify new technologies and ideas, collaboration opportunities, and funding sources for ETCC events and administrative operations.
- Providing input on ETCC meeting topics and presentations, including active participation in ET Summit content planning.
- Sharing and promoting ETCC’s vision.
The ETCC advisors work at the following organizations.
Bonneville Power Administration (BPA)
BPA is a nonprofit federal power marketing administration based in the Pacific Northwest. BPA markets wholesale electrical power from 31 federal hydroelectric projects, one nonfederal nuclear plant, and several small nonfederal power plants in the Northwest. Since 2009, BPA’s Emerging Technologies program has developed energy conservation measures that provide roughly one-third of savings from its Energy Efficiency programs.
For more information, visit bpa.gov.
Building Technologies Office (BTO), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Department of Energy (DOE)
Emerging Technologies (ET) Program
The mission of EERE is to create and sustain American leadership in the transition to a global clean energy economy. Its vision is a strong and prosperous United States powered by clean, affordable, and secure energy. BTO’s goal is to reduce the energy-use intensity of U.S. buildings by 30% by 2030, relative to 2010. BTO’s ET Program is helping to meet this goal by enabling cost-effective, energy efficient technologies to be developed and introduced into the marketplace.
For more information, visit energy.gov/eere/buildings/building-technologies-office.
California Plug Load Research (CalPlug), UC Irvine
CalPlug was established to improve energy efficiency in the use and design of appliances and consumer electronic devices. CalPlug focuses on energy efficiency solutions, efficiency evaluations of consumer electronics, standards development, education and public outreach, and user-behavior studies. CalPlug addresses challenges in plug load efficiency for both residential and commercial buildings by receiving support from and collaborating closely with a variety of stakeholders: utilities, manufacturers, advocacy groups, research institutions, and energy policymakers.
For more information, visit calplug.org.
The Center for the Built Environment (CBE), UC Berkeley
CBE is a place where prominent industry leaders and internationally recognized researchers cooperate to produce substantial, holistic, and far-sighted research on buildings. They work to improve the environmental quality and energy efficiency of buildings by providing timely, unbiased information on building technologies, design, and operation techniques.
For more information, visit cbe.berkeley.edu.
Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
EPRI provides thought leadership, industry expertise, and collaborative value to help the electricity sector identify issues, technology gaps, and broader needs that can be addressed through effective research and development programs for the benefit of society. The Customer Technologies program provides impact evaluation of end-use technologies and systems, development of new end-use technologies and device attributes, and application tool development.
For more information, visit epri.com.
Emerging Technology Program (ETP)
GTI ENERGY is the leading research, development, and training organization addressing energy and environmental challenges to enable a secure, abundant, and affordable energy future.
GTI ENERGY’s ETP works to accelerate the commercialization and adoption of energy efficient technologies.
For more information, visit gti.energy.
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab)
Building Technology and Urban Systems Division
From the infinite scale of the universe to the infinitesimal scale of subatomic particles, researchers at Berkeley Lab are advancing the scope of human knowledge. The Building Technology and Urban Systems Division works closely with industry, government, and policymakers to inform and develop building technology and urban systems that increase energy efficiency, save money, and improve health and safety for building occupants.
For more information, visit lbl.gov.
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
NREL’s focus is on creative answers to today’s energy challenges. NREL’s Buildings Research program is transforming energy through building science and integration. NREL is expanding the frontier of scientific knowledge that enables optimized energy use, generation, and storage in the built environment at multiple scales. Its research significantly enhances the resiliency, efficiency, and affordability of energy systems across the United States and the world.
For more information, visit nrel.gov.
Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA)
NEEA is an alliance of utilities that pools resources and shares risks to transform the market for energy efficiency to the benefit of consumers in the Northwest. Market transformation is the destination. Efficiency organizations, utilities, laboratories, and others are working together and pooling their resources to identify and refine technologies that perform well and save energy for Northwest consumers while decreasing risks for the region.
For more information, visit neea.org.
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
Building Technologies and Building-Grid Integration Programs
As part of the Building Technologies program, PNNL researchers support the U.S. Department of Energy in ushering in new ideas and technologies to improve the efficiency of commercial and residential buildings. The research advances lighting technology, building controls, and diagnostics; helps make appliances more efficient; and influences home and building construction. In tandem, PNNL building experts have longstanding leadership in transactive energy that provides the foundation for today’s vision for building-grid integration. This includes advancing technology development in areas such as control systems to manage building and home operations as well as data analytics and modeling.
For more information, visit pnnl.gov/energy-efficiency.
Energy Efficiency Program
Southern Company is a leading energy company serving 9 million customers through its subsidiaries, providing clean, safe, reliable, and affordable energy through electric operating companies in three states, natural gas distribution companies in four states, and a generation company serving wholesale customers across the United States. The Southern Company is a leader in offering innovative electric and natural gas energy efficiency programs that help customers use energy more wisely.
For more information, visit southerncompany.com.
U.S. General Services Administration (GSA)
Emerging Building Technologies
GSA provides workplaces by constructing, managing, and preserving government buildings and by leasing and managing commercial real estate. GSA’s acquisition solutions offer private-sector professional services, equipment, supplies, and IT to government organizations and the military. GSA also promotes management best practices and efficient government operations through the development of governmentwide policies. The Emerging Building Technologies’ programs, GSA Proving Ground (GPG) and Pilot to Portfolio (P2P), enable GSA to make sound investment decisions in next-generation building technologies based on real-world performance.
For more information, visit gsa.gov.
Statewide Emerging Technologies Program (CA-ETP.COM)
Energy Solutions (Statewide Electric ETP Implementer)
Energy Solutions is focused on creating large-scale environmental impacts by providing cost effective market-based carbon, energy, and water management solutions. Energy Solutions is the lead program implementer for CalNEXT, California's new statewide investor-owned utility electric emerging technology program.
For more information, visit calnext.com.
ICF (Statewide Gas ETP Implementer)
ICF is a pioneer in the EE industry, supporting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as the prime contractor during the inception of the ENERGY STAR Program more than 25 years ago. ICF has adapted and organically grown with the market, expanding its energy consulting business to include a comprehensive suite of services—program design and management, marketing, customer support, incentive processing, and data tracking and reporting—to offer to turnkey solutions to utility clients.
For more information, visit cagastech.com.