Energy Efficiency Educational Program 2016

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Build your energy efficiency intelligence!

A breakfast seminar for Chinese real estate developers and local cleantech companies

Complimentary registration for Alliance and ChinaSF affiliates!

The China-U.S. Energy Efficiency Alliance, together with ChinaSF,  Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) and the Chinese Enterprise Association (CEA) invite you to join a select group of Chinese real estate developers and technology leaders to learn how to integrate the latest energy efficiency technologies into your Bay Area properties. This event aims to help your company save money, cut harmful greenhouse emissions, and fight climate change.

PG&E experts will provide you with key insights into energy efficiency compliance standards and incentive programs that will brand your property as a green building success. Tour a state-of-the art energy showroom to see the latest low-carbon technologies available to your properties. And learn about renowned properties in downtown San Francisco recognized for their successful integration of energy efficiency technologies.

DATE & TIME:    Thursday, October 13, 2016 from 8:30am – 10:30am (registration and breakfast begin at 8:00 a.m.)


Pacific Gas & Electric Company
Pacific Energy Center
851 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103


8:00-8:30 a.m.  – Registration and continental breakfast

8:30 a.m. –  Welcome and introductions

Presentations by PG&E experts followed by Q&A.  Note that presentations will be made in Mandarin Chinese based upon demand.

  • Overview of California’s building codes and standards relevant to your projects
  • The latest in California’s Building Energy Efficiency Code (Title 24) and what this means for building design including materials, HVAC systems, lighting, etc.
  • Zero Net Energy (ZNE) buildings and California’s targets for residential and commercial construction
  • PG&E as a resource:  Available incentives and resources as you plan and design your building
  • Case-studies of energy efficient trophy properties in San Francisco

Tour of PG&E’s Pacific Energy Center (PEC), a state-of-the-art showroom highlighting the latest energy efficient building technologies

10:30 a.m. – Program concludes



Dr. Sherry Hu is a recognized expert and seasoned leader in energy efficiency and building sustainability. Sherry has worked as an Expert Engineer and Senior Product Manager at PG&E’s Energy Efficiency Program for 7 years.  Previously, she was the Director of the Green Building Program at the Natural Resources Defense Council and an Assistant Professor at the University of Nebraska Lincoln.  Sherry has led international teams on projects involving national laboratories and top research facilities.  She has provided innovative energy solutions for complex projects with commercial and industrial applications.  Sherry is a board member at the International Building Performance Simulation (IBPSA), a senior advisor at the China-U.S. Energy Efficiency Alliance, and a panel expert for the California Technical Forum (CalTF).  Sherry is a Registered Professional Engineer (PE) (Mechanical and Electrical), a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), and a LEED AP (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional).

Can (pronounced “John”) Anbarlilar is managing customer facing Zero Net Energy (ZNE) projects at PG&E, including Production Builder Demonstration, Prop 39 ZNE Retrofit School Pilot, ZNECase Study Buildings Vol. 2 book and Architecture at Zero Competition. Can is a Registered Architect (RA) in Massachusetts and LEED AP BD+C. He has a Master of Architecture degree from University of Illinois at Chicago on Digital Media and Landscape Urbanism; and an MBA from University of Southern California where he was a Society and Business Fellow at Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab. Can has worked as an architect and a sustainable building consultant for more than a decade.

Marlene Vogelsang has been the Resource Specialist at the Pacific Energy Center since 1992.  She managed the Energy Resource Center library until recently, as she is transitioning to Contract Management, Special Projects and Research responsibilities. She has degrees from UC Berkeley and San Jose State University.

Pete Shoemaker is the Renewables Program Coordinator at the PG&E Pacific Energy Center (PEC) in San Francisco. He teaches and facilitates courses on a variety of subjects, including solar electric (PV) systems, solar water heating systems, integrating energy efficiency and renewables, smart grid, and energy storage.



The China-US Energy Efficiency Alliance is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to fighting climate change by working with China and the United States to save energy.  We connect stakeholders, we inform, and we promote energy efficiency. Because saving energy saves money, resources and the planet.  As an official Strategic Partner of the U.S. Department of Commerce, the Alliance works to increase access to Chinese markets for American businesses that focus on energy efficiency solutions.  Click here for more info

ChinaSF, established in 2008, is an economic initiative of San Francisco in close partnership with the San Francisco Center for Economic Development. ChinaSF’s mission is job creation in San Francisco, accomplished through the recruitment and retention of inbound investment and companies to San Francisco. At the same time, ChinaSF helps San Francisco companies expand into the China market.  Click here for more info


Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E)—an Alliance Platinum Partner—was incorporated in California in 1905 and is one of the largest combination natural gas and electric utilities in the United States. There are approximately 20,000 employees who carry out Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s primary business—the transmission and delivery of energy.  The company provides natural gas and electric serve to approximately 16 million people throughout a 70,000-square-mile service area in northern and central California.  Click here for more info