Andrew "Andy" Karsner, Assistant Secretary Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy to Present Keynote Address at Ecobuild America

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Andrew "Andy" Karsner, Assistant Secretary Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy will present a keynote address at the Ecobuild America® conference and exhibit which runs May 19-22 in Anaheim, CA. The title of the keynote is "EERE for the Building Community."

A keynote address by Andrew "Andy" Karsner, Assistant Secretary Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, will grant building industry professionals at Ecobuild America 2008 an intimate look at the national perspective on renewable energy policy. Mr. Karsner will take the stage Wednesday, May 21, 2008, 1:00pm - 2:00pm at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA.

His speech, "EERE for the Building Community" will be an exciting highlight of Ecobuild America taking place May 19-22. Learn what and where the Department of Energy/Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (DOE/EERE) Is budgeting and spending for the development and growth of green building, energy efficiency, and renewable energy for our build environment. Discover how that affects your projects and how to best work with these DOE initiatives.

The Ecobuild America conference and exhibit, welcomed by Anaheim Mayor Curt Pringle and California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, is focused on sustainable, green, and high performance solutions for the built environment. Ecobuild America is held in cooperation with: Green Mechanical Councilâ„¢; Specifications Consultants in Independent Practice (SCIP) U.S. Commercial Service, U.S. Department of Commerce and buildingSMARTâ„¢ Alliance. The event is endorsed by: American Institute of Architects, Los Angeles Chapter and Construction Specifications Institute, Los Angeles Chapter. The Gold corporate sponsor is Autodesk® and Silver Corporate sponsors are: SG Blocks and US CAD.

About Alexander Karsner
Alexander "Andy" Karsner was unanimously confirmed by the Senate as America's ninth Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) and sworn-in as a member of the sub-cabinet by Secretary of Energy Samuel W. Bodman on March 23, 2006.

The Assistant Secretary manages the Department of Energy's (DOE) $1.47 billion applied science, research, development, and deployment portfolio, which promotes marketplace integration of renewable and environmentally sound energy technologies. His Office also bears primary responsibility for education, conservation, regulation and efficient use of our nation's energy resources, including federal energy management, building codes, appliance standards, and the Energy Star program, amongst others. Assistant Secretary Karsner leads Administration efforts to implement several prominent Presidential Initiatives, including " The 20 in 10 Plan" to reduce our dependency on gasoline 20% by 2017; and "The Advanced Energy Initiative" which aims to accelerate breakthroughs in the way we power our cars, homes, and businesses; both announced by President Bush in consecutive State of the Union Addresses.

How to attend
Admission to Mr. Karsner's keynote and the accompanying comprehensive two day exhibit May 21-22 is $25 before April 11, 2008. Register at

About Ecobuild America, LLC
Ecobuild America, LLC (Centerville, MA) under the leadership of principals Richard C. Vendola, Jr., and George Borkovich manages and produces Ecobuild America, Ecobuild Fall, AEC-ST, and AEC-ST Fall. Together they have a depth of experience in technology and event planning, for the AEC industry, including creating and managing the former A/E/C SYSTEMS International conference and exhibition.

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