The Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) World Energy Conference Technical Session with Solome Girma

12/01/2020 4:30PM - 12/01/2020 5:00PM

Designing Energy Efficiency Programs… Beyond Energy

Technical Session at AEE World Energy Conference with DCSEU Director of Program Management Office, Solome Girma

Date & Time:

Tuesday December 1st, 2020 4:30pm - 5:00pm

Preserving affordable housing continues to be a priority for all major cities in the US. The Nation’s Capital has expanded on this effort to run innovative low-income energy efficiency programs to do more than just energy efficiency. The DC Sustainable Energy Utility's (DCSEU) Income Qualified Efficiency Fund is designed to support projects that improve buildings, neighborhoods, or whole communities, while generating green jobs.

Further, the strong emphasis on utilizing local contractors to perform the work held spur economic development in these communities.  The engagement of building owners and their residents is an important aspect of the program.

The presentation will detail how a successful low-income program can be designed to meet multiple goals for the city, inclusive of job creation, utilization of local contractors, and meaningful energy savings for the most vulnerable residents.

The Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) World Energy Conference Virtual 2020


Tuesday - Friday, December 1st-4th, 2020 

Attendees of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) World Energy Conference Virtual 2020 will be able to learn from industry leaders, access live technical sessions, live panel discussions, and on-demand recordings.  For more information on how to register for the AEE Wrold Energy Conference and conference schedule details please visit