Unlocking Investment in Smart and High-Performance Buildings
A Roundtable Discussion on Energy Efficiency Leadership
November 17, 2011, 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
About this event
This leadership roundtable will feature up-to-the-minute thinking from some of the nation’s foremost entrepreneurs, executives, and policymakers working in the field of energy efficiency. The discussion will showcase what is working now to build markets and drive new capital investments in smart-building practices and innovative energy-saving technologies to jump-start the flagging building and construction industry.
Long hailed as "low-hanging fruit," cost-effective, energy-saving investments nonetheless face real hurdles in reaching mainstream adoption in real estate and energy markets. At a moment when elected officials in Washington are at an impasse on new legislation, these national leaders will offer their insights on the path forward for changing energy-efficiency policies and innovating in business models as the first step toward widescale global deployment of the coming clean-energy economy.
Carol Browner, Distinguished Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
David Cote, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Honeywell
Dian Grueneich, Partner, Morrison and Foerster; former Commissioner on the California Public Utilities Commission
Bracken Hendricks, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
Alex Laskey, President and Founder, Opower
For more information, call 202-682-1611
Center for American Progress
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor Washington, DC 20005
Nearest Metro: Blue/Orange Line to McPherson Square or Red Line to Metro Center