Thank You

for attending the 2020 Ameren Illinois Virtual Business Symposium


Welcome! An Introduction
to the Symposium
Keynote: Beyond Energy Efficiency:
New Frontiers in Healthy Buildings
Breakout Session 1:
Incentives 101
Breakout Session 2:
Efficiency & Commercial Buildings
Breakout Session 3:
Show Me the Money!
Ask an Energy Advisor
Breakout Session 4:
New Technologies
Breakout Session 5:
Beyond the Cookie Cutter
Breakout Session 6: SBDI: A Big
Opportunity for Small Businesses
Breakout Session 7:
Finding the Funds
Breakout Session 8:
Manufacturing Savings
Breakout Session 9: Let Data Drive
Your Energy Efficiency Decisions
Thank You & Wrap Up


When Keynote Schedule Resources

Energy Savings Made Easy

Ameren Illinois business customers have saved over $525 million and counting through our energy efficiency programs. Join us at the FREE 2020 Ameren Illinois Business Symposium to learn how your company or organization can save on energy-efficient lighting, heating, cooling and more. At this annual event, you’ll:

  • Be the first to learn about our newest Energy Efficiency Program offerings and cash incentives to move your projects forward

  • Attend up to 9 breakout sessions designed to help you learn how
    to implement energy-saving ideas

  • Hear from keynote speaker Nora Wang, Ph.D. of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

  • Receive a bonus coupon, up to 15%, potentially worth thousands in additional incentive dollars

    *Attendees must attend 2 sessions to qualify for the coupon (this could include the Keynote, or any of the breakout sessions).
  • Interact with Program Staff and Program Allies who can answer your energy efficiency questions

Note: The Business Symposium is open to Ameren Illinois non-residential customers only.


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When & Where

Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020  — Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020

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Keynote Speaker

Nora WnagNora Wang, Ph.D.
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Dr. Wang is a chief engineer and team lead at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. She has fifteen years of research experience in building energy efficiency and sustainability. She received her doctorate in architecture and her research was focused on daylighting and human behavior. Since joining PNNL in 2010, she has led a variety of research projects that are critical to meeting the Department of Energy’s aggressive energy goals, such as Building Energy Asset Score — a national standardized tool for assessing the physical and structural energy efficiency of commercial and multifamily residential buildings; Connected Homes that allows in-home smart devices to transact energy with utilities and other homes. She recently developed a new initiative to integrate health and energy efficiency for federal agencies.

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Our Symposium schedule provides you with the opportunity to attend in-depth breakout sessions and time to interact with Ameren Illinois Program Staff and our trusted network of Program Allies. Make the most of this event by attending those breakout sessions that would be most applicable to your organization and the most interesting to you. New this year, attend up to 9 breakout sessions!

View Breakout Session Details

Day 1 — Wed., Oct. 21

11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Welcome! An Introduction to the Symposium

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Keynote: Beyond Energy Efficiency: New Frontiers in Healthy Buildings

12:30 p.m. – 1:20 p.m.

Breakout Session 1

Incentives 101: Introduction to Applications and Funding

1:25 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Breakout Session 2

Efficiency & Commercial Buildings: Tools for Success and Innovations from the U.S. Department of Energy

2:20 p.m. – 3:10 p.m.

Breakout Session 3

Show Me the Money! Maximizing Savings through Control Strategies

3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Q&A: Ask an Energy Advisor

Do you have a question regarding a project or potential project? Ask an Energy Advisor! Please submit your question HERE.

Day 2 — Thurs., Oct. 22

9:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.

Breakout Session 4

New Technologies to Maximize Indoor Air Quality & Minimize Energy Use

9:55 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Breakout Session 5

Beyond the Cookie Cutter: Put Custom Incentives to Work for You 

10:50 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.

Breakout Session 6

SBDI: A Big Opportunity for Small Businesses

1:00 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.

Breakout Session 7

Finding the Funds: Financial Resources for Municipal, Public & Non-Profit Energy Efficiency Projects

1:55 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Breakout Session 8

Manufacturing Savings: How the DOE's Better Plants Program can Make your Facility More Competitive

2:50 p.m. – 3:40 p.m.

Breakout Session 9

Let Data Drive Your Energy Efficiency Decisions

3:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Closing: Thank You & Wrap Up

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The Ameren Illinois Energy Efficiency Program provide cash incentives to increase the efficiency of lighting, refrigeration, motors, HVAC, and more — plus custom incentives for the project of your choice. In addition, we provide you with a number of other resources for making sound investments in energy-efficient technologies.

Learn about incentives by business or equipment type »
Read case studies from other Illinois businesses »
View our archive of helpful how-to videos and past webinars »

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