Energy Efficiency in the Built Environment

The agenda has been developed to deliver unique insight into today’s energy efficiency and smart buildings market landscapes from high-level, expert presenters. The program includes the exclusive research from the Cleantech Group as well as plenty of time for networking with other innovators, investors, policy makers and entrepreneurs.

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Jul 26, 2010
Time Title & Description Speaker
5:30 pm - 5:40 pm Welcome Remarks

Cleantech Group will introduce key themes and highlights of the event including some key findings from the Cleantech Group's Energy Efficiency Report.

Haji, Sheeraz

Cleantech Group
5:40 pm - 6:00 pm Best Practices in Energy Efficiency for Buildings

The fastest way to energy security is energy efficiency. Hear how Johnson Controls is taking a holistic approach to energy management in new construction and building retrofits, and learn about the newest solutions that integrate information technology and energy technology.

Sheeraz Haji, President, Cleantech Group

DeGuire , Andrew

Vice President, Strategy & Acquisitions
Johnson Controls
6:00 pm - 6:20 pm Technology in Action: Saving Energy by Storing Energy

HVAC accounts for 40 to 60 percent of the energy used in U.S. commercial and residential buildings. Frank Ramirez, CEO of Ice Energy, will show how his company is enabling Southern California businesses and government buildings to use energy storage technology to reduce demand for electricity during peak consumption hours.

Emma Ritch, Senior Research Analyst, Cleantech Group

Ramirez, Frank

Ice Energy
6:20 pm - 7:30 pm Welcome Reception

Enjoy cocktails and hors d'oeuvres while networking with cleantech influencers.

Jul 27, 2010
Time Title & Description Speaker
7:30 am - 8:30 am Continental Breakfast

Check-in and begin networking over coffee and pastries.

8:30 am - 8:45 am Welcome and Opening

Cleantech Group will introduce the key themes of the event and highlights from the program

Haji, Sheeraz

Cleantech Group
8:45 am - 9:15 am Cleantech Trends and Opportunities

Cleantech Group will highlight market leading insights and trends on Smart Buildings and Energy Efficiency in the Built Environment.

Youngman, Richard

Vice President Global Research, Managing Director Europe
Cleantech Group
9:15 am - 9:45 am Energy Efficiency 2.0

What are the sectors and companies to watch in energy efficiency? Marc van den Berg, managing director of VantagePoint Venture Partners, provides insight into the current state of what works--and what doesn’t. Marc will give examples of the types of technologies being adopted by other sectors that have direct bearing on the materials, the business processes and environments for the built environment, including solid state lighting, low energy sheetrock, paperless design and building permitting, pre-assembled HVAC, demand response, home area networking, smart "white" appliances, breathing buildings, green rooftops, and smart windows. Finally, Marc will give attendees a glimpse into the future of green buildings.

Emma Ritch, Senior Research Analyst, Cleantech Group

van den Berg, Marc

van den Berg
Managing Director
VantagePoint Venture Partners
9:45 am - 10:15 am Can Green Buildings Go Mainstream?

This interactive keynote session features Gregory Kats, senior director and director of climate change strategy at Good Energies, and author of "Greening Our Built World: Costs, Benefits and Strategies."

Kim Pargoff, Vice President, Cleantech Group

Kats, Gregory

Senior Director and Director of Climate Change Policy
Good Energies, and author of "Greening Our Built World: Costs, Benefits, and Strategies"
10:15 am - 10:45 am Networking Break

Connect with leading companies and investors in the energy efficiency space.

10:45 am - 11:45 am Taking Energy Efficiency to Scale Across Portfolios

Fanciful it may seem that a building of the future will manage to turn energy from a cost to a revenue item, but are the next generation of building and automation tools offering savings?. How are corporations and facility managers taking energy efficiency technologies to scale across their portfolio of buildings? How are they sourcing this energy efficiency innovation? How do smart building cleantech vendors work with these decision makers?

Richard Youngman, Vice President, Global Research & Managing Director, Europe, Cleantech Group

Byars, Jason

Business Development Director
Veolia Energy North America

Costello, Dennis

Managing Partner
Braemar Energy Ventures

Kitchens, Andrew

Vice President of Corporate Engineering
Hines Interests

Rowe, Jenna

Marketing Manager
CB Richard Ellis
11:45 am - 12:45 pm Networking Lunch

Enjoy a strolling lunch or join breakout tables for group discussions on relevant topics

12:45 pm - 1:45 pm Energy Efficiency Case Studies

The case studies will be a set of interactive and moderated sessions that focus on a specific example or project and will explore the challenges, factors for success, and results.

12:45 pm - 1:05 pm Case Study: New Corporate Faces in Energy Efficiency

The competition is quickly heating up among corporate technology vendors that see energy efficiency as an avenue to expand their solutions for current clients. IBM, Cisco, Microsoft and other corporations are transitioning their internal sustainability efforts into new offerings that integrate data, networking and software to improve the energy efficiency at clients' facilities.

Kim Pargoff, Vice President, Cleantech Group

Hudson, Florence

Energy & Environment Executive
IBM Corporate Strategy
1:05 pm - 1:25 pm Case Study: New Trends in Financing Energy Efficiency

New financing methods such as PACE, on-bill financing, and service agreements are creating huge demand for energy efficiency retrofits and upgrades. What do investors and building owners need to know about how to use these and other programs?

Kim Pargoff, Vice President, Cleantech Group

Hinkle, Bob

Founder & CEO
Metrus Energy
1:25 pm - 1:45 pm Case Study: Policy's impact on energy efficiency

One of the biggest drivers for adoption of energy efficiency technologies is government policy. Without a national building code, much of the direction is coming from local and state governments. Hear about the latest policy trends shaping the market for energy efficiency, and learn what to expect next. What should investors be looking for today to avoid building lemons in their portfolios?

Emma Ritch, Senior Research Analyst, Cleantech Group

Platt, Roger

Senior Vice President, Global Policy & Law
US Green Building Council
1:45 pm - 2:45 pm Lighting: The hottest sector in energy efficiency?

The lighting solutions of tomorrow are about more than efficient bulbs. Advanced IT and networking technology is integrating every aspect of a building’s electricity use, including lighting, which accounts for 30 percent of energy use in commercial buildings. Come hear from innovators in the sector as they talk about lighting’s role in the integrated smart building.

Emma Ritch, Senior Research Analyst, Cleantech Group

Bandukwala, Shez

Managing Director, Head of Cleantech Investment Banking
Stifel Nicolaus & Company

Czech, Ken

Vice President - Strategic Product Development & Innovation
Philips Lightolier

Dauber, Mike

Senior Associate
Battery Ventures

Stieglitz, Jeremy

Vice President, Marketing
Redwood Systems, Inc.
2:45 pm - 3:15 pm Networking Break

Enjoy afternoon snacks and key conversations with leading companies and investors in the energy efficiency space.

3:15 pm - 3:35 pm Technologies in Action: Adding Intelligence to Windows

Efficient lighting isn't all about electricity. SAGE Electrochromics Vice President Chuck Hayes shows how the company's nanotech-enabled windows manged natural light, helping one college avoid installing air conditioning, and another save on energy bills.

Kim Pargoff, Vice President, Global Events, Cleantech Group

Hayes, Chuck

Vice President, Organizational Performance
SAGE Electrochromics
3:35 pm - 3:55 pm Technologies in Action: A Growing Appetite for Demand Response

CPower CEO Gary Fromer and Brian Komschlies of Comfort Systems USA, share the story of a major retail customer using demand response technology to cut energy consumption and save money. But the technology isn't just for hot summer days. Fromer will show us how the growing adoption of renewables is making demand response a necessity year-round.

Kim Pargoff, Vice President, Global Events, Cleantech Group

Fromer, Gary


Komschlies, Brian

Comfort Systems USA
3:55 pm - 4:15 pm Technologies in Action: ENXSuite & Chicago

The City of Chicago has implemented a new cloud-based energy management system to help it meet its goal of becoming the 'Greenest City in the World' and reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050.

ENXSuite CTO Michael Meehan will discuss how ENXSuite's (formerly Carbonetworks) technology tracks and analyzes the carbon, power, water, waste, and alternative energy consumption citywide as well as providing the city with useful recommendations on where they can cut energy and costs. The technology will then sync the city up with a network of green and clean vendors who can offer tangible ways to make reductions.

Emma Ritch, Senior Research Analyst, Cleantech Group

Meehan, Michael

Founder, CTO & EVP Corporate Strategy
4:15 pm - 4:40 pm Energy Efficiency: The D.O.E. Perspective

Roland Risser, Program Manager for the U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, Building Technologies Program will offer his perspective on smart buildings, where they are headed, and what the DOE is doing to make it happen.

Sheeraz Haji, President, Cleantech Group

Risser, Roland

Program Manager
Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy
4:40 pm - 5:05 pm Energy Efficiency & the U.S. Department of Commerce

This session will feature Keith Curtis, Senior Advisor, Office of International Operations, U.S. Department of Commerce. Keith is currently working as the Senior Advisor on energy efficiency and renewable energy and is responsible for energy strategy worldwide for Commercial Services. In addition to being one of the authors of the well known “OBT” program of energy cooperation between Sweden and the United States. He recently published an article on Green Buildings in the American British Business Journal.

Richard Youngman, Managing Director, Europe & Vice President, Global Research, Cleantech Group

Curtis, Keith

Senior Adviser, Office of International Operations
United States Department of Commerce
5:05 pm - 5:15 pm Wrap Up and Final Thoughts

A brief overview of the days activities

Youngman, Richard

Vice President Global Research, Managing Director Europe
Cleantech Group
5:15 pm - 6:30 pm Closing Networking Reception

A final farewell


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