Industry decision-makers and influencers will discuss the importance of financial paybacks of energy efficiency, including life-cycle costing, benchmarking and utility incentives at the fifth Danfoss EnVisioneeringSM Symposium, June 5, 2007 at the Westin Hotel, Long Beach, Calif.
Keynote speakers and topics for the symposium, “Making Dollars and Sense of Energy Efficiency: A Focus on Conservation,” include:
- Steve Selkowitz, program head, Building Technologies, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, a U.S. Department of Energy laboratory, "Tools of Energy Savings."
- Kent Peterson, ASHRAE president-elect, "Tools of Energy Savings."
- Bruce Manning, director, Facilities Operations, Operating Engineers Trust Fund, “How Fast are the Financial Paybacks?”
- Mark Bernstein, visiting professor, Department of Political Science, University of Southern California, “Views of Conservation Challenge: How Deep is the Conservation Reservoir.”
The symposium will be hosted by John Galyen, president, Danfoss Refrigeration Air-Conditioning North America, a world leader in research, development and production of mechanical and electronic components for applications in refrigeration and air conditioning, heating and motion control. The event will be co-organized by Global Strategy Initiative, a Washington, D.C.-based consulting firm, and Godfrey, an integrated marketing communications agency in Lancaster, Pa.
The symposium will provide an opportunity for senior-level dialogue among industry participants on advanced global strategies, launching a new era in energy efficiency. Topics will include:
The conservation reservoir: how much energy can be saved?
Costs of conservation failure in the coming decade, and who pays?
How fast are the financial paybacks compared to other high return investments?
What will make the marketplace responsive to new energy and technology realities?
What alternative financial models should be explored?
In addition to Selkowitz, Manning and Bernstein, the symposium will feature experts from a wide spectrum of energy-efficient industries, including Galyen, Robert Cavey, president of Global Strategy Initiative, and John Suzukida, president of Lanex Consulting.
The symposium will emphasize quality dialogue with knowledgeable peers who can help map the future of a global energy efficiency policy.