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Quarterly Meeting | Commercial Buildings of Tomorrow


This ETCC meeting convened experts from industry, research centers, utility and government entities working to advance energy efficiency in the commercial sector. Featured speakers discussed future policy initiatives that will impact the commercial sector, similarities and contrasts between different utilities opportunities and challenges in the sector and how partnerships are accelerating the advancement and adoption of innovative technologies and programs.  The afternoon session took the audience “beyond the project report” for an interactive discussion with the key players in an ongoing Emerging Technology SCE project including the customer, contractor and upstream program implementer.

[OPTIONAL FOR IN-PERSON ATTENDEES] In person attendees were able to wrap-up the day with a tour of the SCE Technology Test Center from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm.



9:30 AM


10:00 AM

Welcome, Safety and ETCC Updates

Edwin Hornquist, Manager, Emerging Technologies Program | Southern California Edison

10:15 AM

State of Affairs

Michelle Thomas, DSM Strategy and Policy Manager | Southern California Edison MODERATOR

Dave Ashuckian, Director, Efficiency Division | California Energy Commission

David Jacot, Director, Energy Efficiency | LADWP

Anthony Hernandez, Sr. Manager, Emerging Products | Southern California Edison

Abdullah Ahmed, Manager, Emerging Technologies | Southern California Gas

11:30 AM

LUNCH (provided)


12:15 PM

Partnering for Impact

Keshmira McVey, E3T Program Manager | BPA MODERATOR

Omar Siddiqui, Senior Technical Executive | EPRI

Michael Deru, Engineering Manager | National Renewable Energy Lab

Ryan Kerr, Manager of Emerging Technologies | Gas Technology Institute

Mark Modera, Director | Western Cooling Efficiency Center, UC Davis

1:30 PM

Adopting the Innovation

Jerine Ahmed, Sr. Engineer, Southern California Edison MODERATOR

John Foley, CTO | ECS

Don Langston, President | Aire Rite

Daniel Cornejo, Director | Energy Solutions  

2:45 PM


Edwin Hornquist, Manager, Emerging Technologies Program | Southern California Edison


3:00 PM[OPTIONAL] Tour  


SCE Energy Education Center, Sustainability Room, 6090 N. Irwindale Ave | Irwindale and via Webinar
Event Type
Quarterly Meeting
Event Host
  • Pacific Gas & Electric Company logo
  • Southern California Edison Company logo
  • Southern California Gas Company logo
  • San Diego Gas & Electric Company logo
  • Sacramento Municipal Utility District logo
  • Los Angeles Department of Water and Power logo
  • CEC logo

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The ETCC is funded in part by ratepayer dollars and the California IOU Emerging Technologies Program, the IOU Codes & Standards Planning & Coordination Subprograms, and the Demand Response Emerging Technologies (DRET) Collaborative programs under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission. The municipal portion of this program is funded and administered by Sacramento Municipal Utility District and Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.