Sustainability Strategies at Harvard University
Boston, MA (Vocus) June 9, 2010
The Virtual Energy Forum, the world’s largest free online conference dedicated to renewable energy, sustainability and energy-efficient practices in Fortune 1000 businesses, today announced a slate of respected keynote speakers, including Ira Magaziner, Chairman of the Clinton Climate Initiative, Jon Wellinghoff, Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Gary Locke, Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce, Steve Israel, New York Congressman, Jennifer Granholm, Michigan Governor, and Mark Ginsberg, Senior Executive, The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, United States Department of Energy. Several speakers will be presenting live via webcast directly from the 21st edition of the Energy Efficiency Forum, held annually at the National Press Club in Washington DC. Online attendees of the Virtual Energy Forum will be able to have questions answered live by Energy Efficiency Forum speakers, all from the convenience of a computer.
Additional presentations at the Virtual Energy Forum feature case studies of energy-efficient practices in business, such as that by Heather Henriksen, Director of the Office for Sustainability, Harvard University on “Sustainability Strategies at Harvard University” or “Design for the Future: Zero Energy / Renewable Energy”, a presentation detailing a $5.7 billion construction and renovation project led by Larry Eisenberg, Executive Director for Facilities Planning and Development for the Los Angeles Community College District, the largest community college district in the United States.
“Converting Waste Energy into Clean Energy”, will be presented by Sean Casten, President and CEO, Recycled Energy Development, while a Smart Grid track will provide real world perspectives from different smart grid ecosystem players. “The Smart Grid Track will provide focused and real world perspectives from the policy, utility executive, and technology provider viewpoints in a way not possible at traditional industry events.” said Allan Schurr, VP of Strategy & Development Global Energy and Utility Industry, IBM.
The Virtual Energy Forum also features a virtual exhibit floor available for browsing which includes the latest advances in energy efficient products and technologies from Johnson Controls, IBM, U.S. Department of Energy, Siemens, World Energy, Inovateus Solar, Fluor, and Delta Controls.
The Honorable Gary Locke, Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce
The Honorable Jennifer Granholm, Governor, State of Michigan
The Honorable Steve Israel, Congressman, U.S. House of Representatives
Ira Magaziner, Chairman of the Clinton Climate Initiative, a project of the William J. Clinton Foundation
Jon Wellinghoff, Chairman, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Michael T. Eckhart, President, American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE)
Mark Ginsberg, Senior Executive, The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), US Department of Energy
Heather Henriksen, Director of the Office for Sustainability, Harvard University
Allan Schurr, VP of Strategy & Development, Global Energy and Utility Industry, IBM
Rob Bernard, Chief Environmental Strategist, Microsoft
Richard Lechner, Vice President Energy and Efficiency, IBM Corporation
Mary Ann Wright, Vice President and Managing Director, Johnson Controls
Dr. Chuck Kutscher, Principal Engineer and Manager, Thermal Systems Group, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Sean Casten, President and CEO, Recycled Energy Development
Robert Cialdini, Author, Chief Science Officer, OPOWER
Patrick Davis, Vehicle Technologies Program Manager, The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), US Department of Energy
Robbie Diamond, Founder and President, Securing America's Future Energy (SAFE)
Mark S. Duvall, Director, Electric Transportation, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
Larry Eisenberg, Director for Facilities Planning and Development, the Los Angeles Community College District
Scott T. Harrison, Chief Executive Officer, Azure Dynamics
Steve Hauser, Vice President, Grid Integration, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Richard Kolodziej, President, Natural Gas Vehicles for America (NGVAmerica)
Richard Lowenthal, Founder and CEO, Coulomb Technologies
Tim McDougal, IBM Associate Partner, CRM Energy & Utilities, IBM
Eric Miller, Senior Vice President, Solutions, Triliant
Tom Reddoch, Ph.D., Executive Director of Energy Efficiency, Electric Power Research Institute
Stephen Stokes, Vice President of Research, AMR Research
Andrew Thomas, Senior Vice President, Operation, World Energy Solutions
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