ECOS is a nonprofit public benefit Corporation and is organized to perform educational activities within the meaning of the California Internal Revenue Code Section 501 (c)(3). Specifically, the purpose for which the corporation is organized is the establishment and promotion of interest in, and the furtherance of the following goals:
• To establish a clearinghouse for information concerning multiple aspects of energy and energy research;
• To provide resources and information about cutting edge research in the area of energy, including policy, resources and its environmental impact;
• To facilitate global communication and exchange of information between energy scholars; to disseminate such knowledge, information and materials to the public, energy planners, energy providers and industry decision-makers.
While ECOS was founded on thermodynamics, which is still an important driving topic, it has, as it must, taken on a much broader look at energy and its sustainability.

ECOS (“home”, in Greek, coined in 1992) exists since 1984, and its name was to inform members that our conferences are a home for a fruitful and friendly exchange of ideas, and that we need to protect the earth as our home.


ECOS aims at promoting R&D, generating and transferring knowledge, promoting energy topics, consulting, and disseminating advanced scientific and engineering knowledge on energy conversion and efficiency, as well as on energy sustainability based on its pillars of environment, economics and society,
ECOS uses various venues, including its annual conference, to introduce and educate scholars, students, policy makers, companies and institutions, funding and government agencies, and the media, to cutting edge research that benefits society. It also initiates discussions among international scholars from diverse disciplines about the current state of energy-related research and development, including impacts of energy use and conversion on critical resources such as water and clean air, and on climate change. ECOS strives to foster new collaborative and interdisciplinary relationships among emerging and established engineers, scientists, and policy makers.

These activities will provide all interested groups the opportunity to exchange insight into future research needs. As its major event, ECOS conferences are designed to foster the interaction among upcoming scholars to share views and facilitate their interaction with potential collaborators.