2024 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings

August 4 - 9, 2024

    Asilomar Conference Grounds
    Pacific Grove, CA

    The 2024 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings is the 23rd biennial event. Summer Study will bring together professionals from around the globe to the Asilomar Conference Grounds to collaborate, debate and advance the technologies, practices and research necessary to equitably decarbonize the building sector in a manner that addresses the urgency of the climate crisis.

    co-chairsThe 2024 theme is Equity and Climate Action: Time to Deliver. In August 2022, Congress passed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), an unprecedented investment to transform our built environment and electricity sector to be safer and healthier, reducing carbon emissions and prioritizing the needs of underserved communities. At the same time, climate crisis is now a reality and is becoming more urgent and critical by the day. The Rhodium Group estimates that greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the US increased by 1.3% in 2022.  While emissions from the electric power sector decreased in 2022, outside of the power sector, emissions increased slightly. The most significant increase was seen in direct emissions from buildings, which rose by 6% and was the only sector to rebound to pre-pandemic levels. This is our opportunity to right the ship, take advantage of this critical moment in history and identify the innovations that will deliver climate justice through deep emissions reductions in our buildings.

    Click here to see a list of the organizations that participated in our 2022 event. 





    Call for Papers

    The Call for Papers has ended; however, panel descriptions are still accessible by clicking on the title of each panel below:

    2024 Summer Study Panels
    PANEL 1: Residential Buildings: Technologies, Design, Operations, and Industry Trends
    PANEL 2: Residential Buildings:  Program Design, Implementation, and Evaluation
    PANEL 3: Commercial Buildings: Technologies, Design, Operations, and Industry Trends
    PANEL 4: Commercial Buildings:  Program Design, Implementation, and Evaluation
    PANEL 5: Energy Efficiency and Equity: Tracking the Equitable Energy Transition
    PANEL 6: Utilities and the Future
    PANEL 7: Market Transformation
    PANEL 8: Capturing Savings through Behavior
    PANEL 9: Energy Efficiency Policy: U.S. & Beyond
    PANEL 10: New Construction: From Codes to Net Zero
    PANEL 11: Resilient and Healthy Communities
    PANEL 12: Smart and Grid-Interactive Buildings
    PANEL 13a: Workforce
    PANEL 13b: Scaling Whole Building Retrofits
    PANEL 14: Display Presentations


    Speaker Resources

    Click here for Speaker Resources



    The draft Summer Study Program will be available in early spring 2024.  Refer to the table below for an overview of the conference week.

    Program at a Glance



    Registration for the Summer Study will open on April 4, 2024.  

    All cancellations made before July 20 will incur a $150 cancellation fee. No refunds will be issued after July 20.

    To help you plan your budget, the following are the basic registration rates:

    Full Week Registration (8/4-8/9)

    Registration Type

    Open Date

    Close Date


    Early Bird & Speaker

    April 4

    June 4



    June 5

    July 4



    July 5

    August 9



    (Proof of ID required)



    Single Day Registration

    One day


    Each add-on day



    Reservations will open in early April 2024.

    Lodging at Asilomar includes 3 meals per day. 

    Room Type

    Rate per Day*

    Single (limited availability)$316.69
    Double$210.13 per person
    Triple$178.35 per person
    Quad$162.46 per person

    *Rates do not include tax and service charge.


    Champions of energy efficiency in buildings

    ACEEE is now accepting nominations for the Champion of Energy Efficiency in Buildings Awards in the following categories:

    • Research and Development (R&D): Excellence in baseline or background research as well as R&D of products and practices.
    • Implementation and Deployment: Effective design and implementation of programs or projects that save significant energy.
    • Energy Policy: Excellence in energy policy that supports or promotes efficiency at the federal, state, or local level.
    • Young Professional: Excellence and leadership in any of the above categories for nominees who are 35 (as of 8/4/2024) or younger.
    • Lifetime Achievement: For a career of leadership and sustained impacts on energy efficiency.

    The awards will be presented at the 2024 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings.

    Click here for more information.

    Linda Latham Scholarship

    The application deadline is March 3, 2024. Click here to apply.

    ACEEE is now accepting applications for the Linda Latham Scholarship, which will support students interested in attending our 2024 Buildings Summer Study.
    To be eligible, an applicant must be an undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in an accredited college or university who studies energy, climate change, or environmental science or policy and is considering a career in energy or energy efficiency.

    For the 2024 Summer Study, students can apply for one of three scholarship levels:

    • Level 1: includes registration, lodging, and travel stipend (lowest chance of selection)
    • Level 2: includes registration and lodging
    • Level 3: includes registration (highest chance of selection)

    An ACEEE committee will review applications, select the winners, and notify recipients in early April.


    SEM Summit

    Monday, August 5, 2024
    1:00 – 5:00 PM, Merrill Hall

    Cost: $150 (register through the Summer Study registration link coming early April)

    Kick off your 2024 Summer Study week with the North American Strategic Energy Management (SEM) Collaborative at the 7th annual SEM Summit! This year, the Summit is taking place on Monday, Aug 5th from 1-5pm in Merrill Hall. Attendees will catch up with each other and on progress that's been made since the last Summit in 2022 -- topics including decarbonization, national and regional SEM initiatives, and more.

    To stay updated on the SEM Summit agenda and to learn more about the North American SEM Collaborative visit our website:

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