Energy resiliency, bipartisan legislation, regulatory clashes & cutting-edge technology take center stage

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Johnson Controls and United States Energy Association to host 2015 Energy Efficiency Forum on June 11






26th Annual Energy Efficiency Forum

Leveraging Innovation to Become an Energy Efficiency Superpower”


1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Thursday, June 11


National Press Club, 529 14 St. NW. 13th floor, Washington, D.C.


Energy efficiency represents a powerful opportunity to improve the economy, lower carbon emissions, create jobs and ensure our country’s energy resiliency for future generations. So, what’s holding us back from becoming an Energy Efficiency Superpower?

Fortune 100 visionaries, congressional lawmakers, U.S. Army leaders and technology innovators will discuss promising progress on Capitol Hill, regulatory hot-topics, industry-changing technologies, and recent energy efficiency successes, including the Army’s mission to become energy resilient for generations to come.

Speakers:        Confirmed speakers include:

  • Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.)
  • Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.)
  • Kate Brandt, federal chief sustainability officer, White House Council on Environmental Quality
  • Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary, Army, Installations, Energy and Environment
  • Dr. Kathleen Hogan, deputy assistant secretary for energy efficiency, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Cheryl LaFleur, commissioner, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
  • James Connaughton, executive vice president, C3 Energy
  • Ben Bixby, general manager of energy products, Nest Labs
  • Erik Birkerts, executive vice president, Clean Energy Trust
  • Frank Peeters, grand award winning team member of Race to Zero Design Competition
  • Bill Jackson, president, Johnson Controls Building Efficiency


More than 250 local and global leaders, executives and government officials responsible for energ management and policy for their respective organizations will attend.

Event attendees invited to submit questions to key speakers via #EEForum.

Media attendees asked to register in advance by contacting Sarah Zwicky, global public relations manager, Johnson Controls, (414) 339-2733,


The United States Energy Association (USEA) is the U.S. Member Committee of the World Energy Council. USEA is an association of public and private energy-related organizations, corporations, and government agencies. USEA represents the broad interests of the U.S. energy sector by increasing the understanding of energy issues, both domestically and internationally. In conjunction with the U.S. Agency for International Development and the U.S. Department of Energy, USEA sponsors our nation’s Energy Partnership Program. USEA sponsors policy reports and conferences that address global and domestic energy issues, and organizes trade and educational exchange visits with other countries. Membership in USEA is open to all organizations having an interest in the energy sector of the United States. For more information, see



About Johnson Controls 
Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in more than 150 countries. Our 170,000 employees create quality products, services and solutions to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings; lead-acid automotive batteries and advanced batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles; and interior systems for automobiles. Our commitment to sustainability dates back to our roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. Through our growth strategies and by increasing market share we are committed to delivering value to shareholders and making our customers successful. In 2015, Corporate Responsibility Magazine recognized Johnson Controls as the #14 company in its annual “100 Best Corporate Citizens” list. For additional information, please visit or follow us @johnsoncontrols on Twitter.

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