Conference Recap

10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Breakout Session I
Wednesday

Track I: Breaking Barriers
Track II: Information and Communications

 

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Track I Panel: Breaking down the Barriers
"Energy Efficiency: The Cornerstone of Corporate Sustainability"

Track II Panel: Information and Communications
"Employee Engagement: From Shop Floor to Top Floor: Engaging Employees in Energy Efficiency”

10:30 am - 12:00 pm
TRACK I PANEL: "Energy Efficiency: The Cornerstone of Corporate Sustainability"
Wednesday

Energy efficiency is often the foundational element of corporate sustainability strategies, but it is still just one component. Panelists explored how efficiency fits in and complements other sustainability strategies, such as purchase of renewable energy, water conservation, and use of offsets. The discussion was moderated by Judi Greenwald, Vice President, Innovative Solutions, Pew Center on Global Climate Change.

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Moderator: Judi Greenwald, Vice President, Innovative Solutions, Pew Center on Global Climate Change

Energy efficiency is often the foundational element of corporate sustainability strategies, but it is still just one component. Panelists explored how efficiency fits in and complements other sustainability strategies, such as purchase of renewable energy, water conservation, and use of offsets. (Panel not videotaped.)

Panel presentations:

Howard Presentation ImageJoanne Howard, Climate Manager, Deere & Co.
Jensen Presentation ImageVal Jensen, Vice President, Marketing and Environmental Programs, ComEd
RabinovitchKevin Rabinovitch, Global Director of Sustainability, Mars

 

10:30 am - 12:00 pm
TRACK II PANEL: "Employee Engagement: From Shop Floor to Top Floor: Engaging Employees in Energy Efficiency"
Wednesday

Panelists explored various employee engagement strategies undertaken by companies. The discussion was moderated by Katie Mandes, VP, Communications, Pew Center on Global Climate Change.

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Moderator: Katie Mandes, VP, Communications, Pew Center on Global Climate Change

Panelists explored various employee engagement strategies undertaken by companies.

Panel presentations and videos:

Archell presentation imageLibby Archell, Communications Director, Alcoa Foundation, Alcoa
MorminoBrian Mormino, Director, Energy Policy and Environmental Compliance Audit, Cummins, Inc.
Rubenstein presentation imageLiba Rubenstein, Director, Global Energy Initiative, News Corporation

Question and Answer Session

 

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Lunch and "A Dialogue on Federal Energy Efficiency Policies” with Kathleen Hogan, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency, DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy and Kateri Callahan, President, Alliance to Save Energy
Wednesday

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Kathleen Hogan, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency, DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Kateri Callahan, President, Alliance to Save Energy

Question and Asnwer Session

 

 

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Breakout Session II
Wednesday

Track I: Breaking Barriers
Track II: Information and Communications

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Track I: Breaking Barriers
"Partnering to Overcome Obstacles in Supply Chain Energy Efficiency”

Track II: Information and Communications
"Measuring, Managing and Messaging: The Challenges of Data and Decision Making”

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
TRACK I PANEL: "Partnering to Overcome Obstacles in Supply Chain Energy Efficiency”
Wednesday

(No presentations or video available.)

Representatives from a major retailer, consumer products company, and basic materials provider offered their perspectives on increasing energy efficiency and environmental sustainability within the supply chain. The discussion was moderated by Kyle Tanger, Principal, Clear Carbon Consulting.

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1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
TRACK II PANEL: "Measuring, Managing and Messaging: The Challenges of Data and Decision Making”
Wednesday

Panelists discussed the challenges in compiling and tracking energy data in large corporations and the most effective ways of presenting the data to enable senior managers to make informed decisions. The discussion was moderated by William Prindle, VP, ICF International.

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Moderator: William Prindle, VP, ICF International

Panelists discussed the challenges in compiling and tracking energy data in large corporations and the most effective ways of presenting the data to enable senior managers to make informed decisions.

Panel presentations and videos:

Prindle presentation image
William Prindle, Vice President, ICF International

Schultz presentation imageSteven Schultz, Corporate Energy Manager, 3M
Malloy presentation imageMaribeth Malloy, Director, EH&S Strategy, Policy, and Advocacy, Lockheed Martin

Brian Walser, Porfolio Energy Manager, Corporate Workplace, Bank of America

Question and Answer Session

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Breakout Session III
Wednesday

Track I: Breaking Barriers
Track II: Information and Communications

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Track I: Breaking Barriers
“Do Customers Care? Increasing the Value of Energy Efficiency for the Consumer”
Track II: Information and Communications
“Communicating Success without Being Accused of Greenwashing”

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
TRACK I PANEL: "Do Customers Care? Increasing the Value of Energy Efficiency for the Consumer"
Wednesday

Panelists discussed strategies companies have used to turn the consumer on to more energy efficient products and services. The discussion was moderated by David Steiner, President, D&R International.

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Moderator: David Steiner, VP, Business Development, D&R International

Panelists discussed strategies companies have used to turn the consumer on to more energy efficient products and services.

Panel presentations:

Steiner presentation imageDavid P. Steiner, President, Business Development, D&R International, Ltd.
Beard Presentation ImageMaura Beard, Director, Strategic Communications, ENERGY STAR Commercial and Industrial Buildings, EPA
Tom Catania presentation imageTom Catania, Vice President, Government Relations, Whirlpool
Williams Presentation ImageJeff Williams, Director, Climate Consulting, Entergy

Question and Answer Session

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
TRACK II PANEL: "Communicating Success without Being Accused of Greenwashing"
Wednesday

(No presentations or video available.)

Panelists discussed how to tell the story of energy efficiency success without overstating the case or leaving themselves open to accusations of greenwashing. The discussion was moderated by Jim Tankersley, Los Angeles Times

 

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