April 29, 2020

Schedule & Session Topics

* Subject to Change (as of 1/27/2020)


7:15 AM - 8:15 AM


Exhibits open

Hot Breakfast Buffet

8:15 AM - 9:25 AM


Jay Griffin - Chairman, Hawai‘i Public Utilities Commission

Scott Glenn - Chief Energy Officer, Hawai‘i State Energy Office

Keynote Address

Bettina Mehnert - Chief Executive Officer, AHL

Break (10 min)

9:35 AM - 10:35 AM


Beyond Lighting, What Else?

Starting out by upgrading your lighting is a great first step, but there may be more opportunities to reduce energy use and save money as well. Explore some of the other tools and technologies available to learn what might work best for your business.


Ain’t No Mountain High Enough: Working Around Tiny Budgets & Other Atypical Challenges

From nonprofits to government agencies, implementing energy-saving initiatives can be extra challenging for some, especially when you’re struggling to make ends meet. Hear firsthand from a panel of business leaders who have overcome budgetary, technical, and equity challenges to implement efficiency projects and the advice they have to ensure energy savings are accessible for everyone.

Exhibits / Networking (30 min)

11:05 AM - 12:05 PM


What Are “Distributed Energy Resources” and How Do They Affect My Business?

Hawai‘i’s 100% clean energy goal requires the incorporation of distributed energy resources, but that’s not a term many of us understand. Learn what it means and how your business can invest in these resources to be active grid participants.


Don't Lose Your Cool: Next Level HVAC Control and Optimization

HVAC technology is changing so fast these days, sometimes it’s hard to keep up with what’s newest and best on the market. Explore the latest HVAC techniques and technologies and learn how you can optimize your systems for efficiency while maximizing occupant comfort.

12:05 PM

Lunch, Networking & Exhibits

Award Ceremony: Hawai‘i Energy will present awards for Innovation, Best In Hotels & Lodging, Energy Efficiency Hero, and Clean Energy Ally of the Year

1:10 PM


1:25 PM - 2:25 PM


Best in Class Energy Management Programs


  • Aaron Daly - Energy Manager, Whole Foods
  • Scott Moline - Engineering Manager, North America, Wendy’s

These Better Building Challenge participants are national leaders in driving energy efficiency in their organization. The panelists will share some of the best practices in gaining buy-in from the C-suite, innovative technologies and solutions implemented, and how they overcame many of the challenges in bringing a project to fruition.

Exhibits / Networking (30 min)

2:55 PM - 3:55 PM


20/20: a Clear Vision of the Best in Lighting Design Today

There are so many options for lighting these days, but which ones are key to a good lighting design? Learn about high efficiency lighting trends for 2020 and what to consider for daylighting and other advanced controls.


Emerging Innovations in Energy Efficiency

Companies are constantly reimagining products and services to make progress in clean energy and transportation. This session will showcase innovative technologies with the potential to reinvent the energy industry. With a focus on efficiency and increased resiliency with new technologies, this pich session will allow you to hear about solutions that address the hottest topics right now.

Break (10 min)

4:05 PM - 5:00 PM

Closing Session

Smart grids, smart buildings, smart prosumers – maximizing opportunities to reach 100% clean energy

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM


Hawai‘i Ballroom Foyer


* Subject to Change (as of 1/27/2020)


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