BEA City Training Webinar: Using the BEA Tracking Progress Template (Webinar) - 25.04.2017


This BEA webinar aims to help cities select localized indicators to track their progress and set clear goals for what they will achieve, with emphasis on activities until September 2017, the end of current BEA phase.

Cities are learning how to use the BEA Tracking Progress Template and have a chance to ask questions about how to apply this tool to their local BEA policy and project activities and to fulfill their tracking progress commitment to the BEAThe global BEA partnership is requesting that all BEA cities complete this the Tracking Progress Template by April 30, or as soon as possible.

Topics covered include:

  • The importance of tracking your progress and its multiple uses
  • Selecting indicators and methods to track progress toward your goals in each stage of the BEA process
  • Multiple benefits of energy efficiency and identifying your priority benefits
  • Methods for measuring and estimating impacts of your energy efficiency actions and improvements over time
  • BEA resources to help with selecting indicators and tracking progress
  • Learning from other BEA cities on their experiences and challenges with tracking progress


Short Bio:
Aristeidis Tsakiris is a Mechanical Engineer with a MSc in Sustainable Energy from DTU (Technical University of Denmark). Aristeidis started his career at a small consultancy company focused on energy efficient projects in the Balkans and Baltic areas. Now he is working as a Programme Officer at Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency (C2E2) trying to accelerate energy efficiency policies to emerging and developing economies. His main areas of expertise are: Energy savings in the building sector, Energy Efficiency in the transport sector, Development of Energy Efficiency Knowledge Management Systems.
Short Bio:
Debbie Weyl is the Manager, Building Efficiency with the WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities. She manages the Building Efficiency Accelerator, a global partnership to accelerate building energy efficiency in cities around the world. Prior to WRI, Debbie worked for 5 years at CLASP to improve globally the environmental and energy performance of appliances, lighting and equipment, and for 2 years at the U.S. Department of Energy on energy efficiency programs in the United States.
Short Bio:
Eric Mackres is the Building Efficiency Manager with the WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities. He supports the Building Efficiency Initiative through program development, project management, and research. He manages global projects and partnerships with key cities, including in Mexico, China and India. Prior joining WRI Eric worked at the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). He holds a Master of City Planning and Environmental Planning Certificate from the MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning and a B.A. in Political Science, Public Policy, and Environmental Studies from Albion College.
Energy Efficiency in Emerging Economies
Short Bio:
Brian Dean is in the International Energy Agency’s Energy Efficiency Division and supports the Energy Efficiency in Emerging Economies programme, where he has provided support to China, India, Indonesia, South Africa, and Mexico. Brian also supports IEA’s Policy and Measures database, Building Energy Efficiency Policies database, the Energy Efficiency Market Report, and the development of regional energy efficiency policy recommendations. Prior to coming to the IEA, Brian was Senior Manager at ICF International and Head of the Energy Efficiency Policy and Analytics team where he supported the development of ENERGY STAR, utility-based energy efficiency programs, IECC building energy codes and US energy demonstration projects. Brian has education in engineering, architecture and political science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.