2016 Summer Study on Energy Productivity


The Institute for Sustainable Futures at the University of Technology Sydney, in conjunction with the Australian Alliance to Save Energy (A2SE) was proud to host the
2016 Australian Summer Study on Energy Productivity in Sydney, Australia.

The energy productivity revolution has begun. Our economy is growing strongly, while the energy required to drive this growth declines. New businesses are emerging to create smarter, cleaner energy products and services at an unprecedented rate. Energy efficiency, distributed generation and smart energy management are transforming energy business models. Meanwhile renewable energy is growing rapidly. 

Did you participate in THE Conference to understand and shape this emerging more prosperous low carbon energy future?

The 3
rd Australian Summer Study was proudly supported by 

What is a Summer Study?

A Summer Study is an international institution, running for over 30 years in the US and 20 years in Europe. 

The Australian Summer study is endorsed by the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy and its European counterpart the ECEEE

These are popular events, renowned for bringing together leaders in energy efficiency from government, politics, academia, the private sector and NGOs. 

The 2016 Australian Summer Study was a three-day, residential event set on the shores of the spectacular Manly Beach in Sydney.

The program balanced formal presentations by international experts with informal working sessions while allowing ample time for networking and collaboration. The relaxed, informal live-in format allowed for in-depth discussions to develop across the event. Proven to be a great environment for cross fertilising ideas and making lasting connections, Summer Study delegates return year after year!

The Summer Study bought together over 250 leaders, experts, practitioners and researchers from Australia and overseas, from industry, government, the research community and consumer groups. The Summer Study offered a unique, informal, fun and creative environment to:

  • Highlight breakthroughs to boost energy productivity

  • Champion best practice across industry sectors

  • Brainstorm technology, market and policy innovation

  • Develop powerful ideas and strong relationships

  • Trigger effective action for a more productive economy

Who participated?

  • Energy managers

  • Policy makers

  • Researchers

  • NGOs

  • Energy Suppliers

  • End users – all sectors

  • Regulators

  • Media – as participants and reporters

The 2016 Australia Summer Study on Energy Productivity was unlike anything else in Australia. The value of the Summer Study will extend far beyond the event. The ideas and relationships that developed over the three days of the event will continue to advance energy productivity.