2005 National ENERGY STAR Appliance Partner Meeting

Date: September 29–30, 2005

Location: Saratoga Springs, NY

Description: Hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy and the New York State Energy Research Development Authority (NYSERDA), the 2005 Appliance Partner Meeting focused on current ENERGY STAR strategies, plans, and promotions for 2006, and updates from U.S. DOE on current efforts and future directions for the program.

Thursday, September 29, 2005

7:00 – 8:00 a.m.

Registration and Breakfast

Breakfast sponsored by:
GE Consumer & Industrial

8:00 – 8:30 a.m.

Welcome to Saratoga Springs!

Representatives from the U.S. Department of Energy (U.S. DOE) and NYSERDA will welcome participants and discuss the overall meeting goals and what to expect over the next two days.


  • Richard Karney, U.S. DOE
  • Bob Callender, NYSERDA

Presentation of the Michael C. Thompson Award


  • Richard Karney, U.S. DOE
  • Rick Gerardi, NYSERDA

8:30 – 9:15 a.m.

ENERGY STAR Appliances: U.S. DOE Update and Review

U.S. DOE will provide attendees with an update on partner accomplishments in 2005, including a review of the “Spring into a World of Savings” ENERGY STAR Appliance Campaign, and will introduce potential strategies and initiatives for 2006. U.S. DOE will also provide an update concerning ENERGY STAR appliance criteria.


  • Richard Karney, U.S. DOE

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9:15 – 9:30 a.m.


9:30 – 12:00 p.m.

ENERGY STAR Appliances: Where Do We Go From Here?

With increasing ENERGY STAR appliance market share and shrinking energy savings, what does the future hold for ENERGY STAR partners? This session will provide partners with a forum to discuss current goals and priorities, identify challenges faced when promoting ENERGY STAR appliances, and examine the ways in which these barriers can be overcome.


John Rivera, D&R International
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12:00 – 1:15 p.m.

Lunch and Energy Bill Presentation

In August of this year, President Bush signed the first energy bill in 13 years, which contained many provisions concerning energy efficiency. This session will provide a perspective on how these provisions will affect the appliance industry and the prevalence of energy efficient appliances.


  • David Calabrese, AHAM

Lunch sponsored by:
Maytag Corporation

1:30 – 2:20 p.m.

Manufacturer/Retailer Break-out Sessions

2:30 – 3:20 p.m.

Manufacturer/Retailer Break-out Sessions

3:20 – 3:50 p.m.


3:50 – 4:40 p.m.

Manufacturer/Retailer Break-out Sessions

4:50 – 5:40 p.m.

Manufacturer/Retailer Break-out Sessions

6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Dinner Cruise on Lake George

Please join ENERGY STAR on the evening of September 29th for a sponsored dinner cruise on Lake George.

This event is sponsored by:

  • Whirlpool Corporation
  • Aspen Systems

Friday, September 30, 2005

7:15 – 8:00 a.m.


Breakfast Sponsored by:
Northeast ENERGY STAR Lighting and Appliance Initiative

8:00 – 10:00 a.m.

ENERGY STAR Appliances: Program Design

With industry and retail partners increasingly driving ENERGY STAR-themed campaigns, what opportunities are there to collaborate with program sponsors? This session will discuss different program designs used by program sponsors to promote ENERGY STAR appliances and the parameters that have to be considered in order to create successful partnerships.


Linda Latham, D&R International
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10:00 – 10:15 a.m.


10:15 – 12:00 a.m.

ENERGY STAR Appliances: New Markets

This session will discuss potential opportunities for ENERGY STAR integration into new markets. Opportunities include the commercialization of new energy efficient appliance technologies, greater integration of ENERGY STAR appliances in new residential construction, and educating consumers on the benefits of using a dishwasher vs. hand washing.


Scott Thigpen, D&R International


12:00 – 2:00 p.m.


Sponsored by:
Maytag Corporation

1:00 – 1:50 p.m.

Manufacturer/Retailer Break-out Sessions

2:00 – 2:50 p.m.

Manufacturer/Retailer Break-out Sessions

3:00 – 3:50 p.m.

Manufacturer/Retailer Break-out Sessions