EPIC Energy Seminar: Panel Discussion on Energy Efficiency

April 24, 2018 - 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Siemens Energy Lecture Hall (EPIC G256)

During the Fall and Spring semesters, EPIC presents the Energy Seminar Series with speakers from around the region. These experts share valuable information and their insight into trends and news that is related to energy. Seminars are FREE and are open to students, faculty, and the public.

Energy efficiency is an available, secure, and affordable resource, and globally it has the power to enhance the use of energy systems for widespread benefit. The panel of speakers at the EPIC Seminar on April 24, 2018, will examine the history of energy efficiency and its current progress in various sectors. They will evaluate the impact of efficiency on energy systems as well as on people, and they will assess the scale and outlook for future efficiency. Their comments will be widespread and will include best practicestrends, technologies, indicators, policy and price drivers, and the growing market for energy efficiency services. 

Panelists will include energy efficiency experts from the American Council for Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI).


Dr. Neal Elliott
Senior Director for Research, American Council for Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)
Neal Elliott is an internationally recognized expert and author on energy efficiency, energy efficiency programs and policies, electric motor systems, combined heat and power (CHP) and clean distributed energy, and analysis of energy efficiency and energy markets, plus a frequent speaker at domestic and international conferences. He joined ACEEE in 1993. Prior to joining ACEEE, Neal was an adjunct associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at Duke University and senior engineering project manager at the N.C. Alternative Energy Corp. (now Advanced Energy) where he was founding director of the Industrial Energy Laboratory. Prior to AEC he worked as N.C. Wood Assistance team leader for the Industrial Extension Service and Department of Wood and Paper Science at North Carolina State University.

Tom Reddoch
Principal Technical Executive, Power Delivery and Utilization, Electric Power Research institute (EPRI)

Dr. Thomas (Tom) Reddoch is a Principal Technical Executive at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) in the Power Delivery and Utilization sector. His areas of responsibility include EPRI‘s consumer based activities known as utility customer facing programs.  This does include particular programs such as Energy Efficiency, Demand Response, Electric Transportation, Customer Behavior, Analytics, Electrification, Distributed Generation, Energy Storage, and Power Quality. Over the past four years, he has a led a DOE initiative on education and training for developing the next generation of electric power engineers by working with universities and utilities. 

Kady Cowan
Director, Environmental Sustainability Solutions, Atrium Health
Kady’s mission to move mountains is powered by optimism. Her work takes place at the uncommon intersection of hospitals, health & care and environmental sustainability. She has worked in this field for 15 years in Canada and the U.S. as an Environmental Scientist and Sustainability Practitioner. She practices system science to transform organizational culture, making positive environmental behaviors easy in large complex work settings. Through participatory and collaborative techniques Kady creates the conditions for staff engagement, positive disruption and simple solutions to emerge and persist for the long-term. Protecting environmental and human health as well as conservation of natural and economic resources are the outcomes of her programs. Most recently she is focused on implementing a game changing framework that embraces the complexity of human behavior and social decision making to complement traditional energy management practice.  Kady is Director of Environmental Sustainability Solutions at Atrium Health in Charlotte, North Carolina one of the largest public, not-for-profit hospital systems in the U.S.





Pizza and beverages will be served so please be sure to register to attend the seminar.