About

Our Progressive Energy, Environment and Sustainability Summits target owners, managers and operators of commercial, industrial, and retail facilities so that they may learn and understand how to better achieve and surpass their strategic goals of energy efficiency, usage, cost & environmental footprint reduction within their facilities. Our Summits provide the platform for the sharing of best practices; through rich dialogue, thought leader presentations and the facilitation of relationships between those who have needs and those who can provide the right solutions.

Speakers

  • David Wilkerson, Corporate Director of Sustainability and Product Stewardship

    Sustainability through Innovation- The Shaw Green Edge: An Overview of Shaw Industries long commitment to sustainability and innovation. Focus on key environmental initiatives that include “Cradle to Cradle” product design, closed loop carpet recycling, a PET bottle recycling operation in Fayetteville, NC and ground breaking achievements involving the use of post consumer carpet as an alternative energy source.

  • Samir Ibrahim, Director Design Services

    Carlisle Construction Materials provides comprehensive building envelope design assistance and restoration options for architects, consultants and building owners. The services provided regularly Include: roof evaluations, energy and life-cycle analysis, building envelope details, daylighting analysis, product selection and warranty coverage.

  • Mark Wollenhaupt, Senior Corporate Accounts Manager

    With the industry’s most robust portfolio of lighting, controls and daylighting technologies, Acuity Brands works directly with facilities managers to reduce energy and maintenance costs while improving safety and productivity through advanced lighting solutions.

  • David Ely, President & CEO

    EDSS finds the financial incentives (Grants, Tax Deductions, Rebates, etc.) which facility professionals need to reduce energy usage while enhancing performance. We present these in a format readily understandable by corporate officers.

  • Jay Stellmacher, Director of Sales -Water Treatment USA

    Providing sustainable solutions is a responsibility we take very seriously at Grundfos. Our aim is to offer increasingly reliable and energy efficient solutions that can handle even the toughest tasks in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings. Because saving energy will help save the planet – and save money.

  • William Hood, CEO

    We provide a product that can reduce energy and maintenance costs by a combined 60%. We view our product similar to a bond. We are the AAA rated investment vehicle that produces the company’s projected ROI.

  • Marc Dupuis, Sales Manager

    Introductory Bio Marc Dupuis graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in Chemical… Read more »

  • Brian Levoguer, Vice President - Building Envelope

    ROXUL Inc. has created the Energy Design Center to provide building owners with thermal efficiency modeling calculations for individual project designs, and has demonstrated the superior performance of stone wool insulation in various applications.

  • David Ferro, Vice President

    Technology enables end-users to receive a greater return on their investments, their physical plant assets. The right technology is the key. The technology needs to model plant loads, model market conditions, including weather, market pricing and volatility and incorporate existing operational business rules. Most importantly the system needs to either directly control the plant or provide operational suggestions in the real-time. Technology brings 15-30% savings versus the traditional operational strategy.

  • Steve Dunning, Regional Manager

    DEKRA is an unbiased third party certification body. Facility executives who are interested in enhancing performance improvement via third party oversight can employ DEKRA to continually improve their Quality, Environmental, Health and Safety, and Energy management systems. DEKRA is a global service operator acting as an unbiased partner providing value added feedback to improve our clients businesses.

  • Debra Hall, Director of Sales

    Use Control Instruments’ gas detection analyzers within process heating operations to cost-effectively reduce energy, carbon footprint and production costs, while improving manufacturing flexibility and economic viability. Our expertise can help you identify the critical steps in this process.

  • Bart Powelson, Director, Commercial Air Conditioning

    Assuring comfort, energy efficiency and safety for consumers and retailers with heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration solutions.

  • Aristides Wade, Midwest Regional Sales Manager

    American Bright Lighting can adapt its Simple Drive technology to meet the end clients needs. Direct connect a retrofit to existing fixtures.

  • Kevin Clarkson, Executive Vice President

    Green Ballast is a simple and highly efficient lighting energy solution that offers: Customized Visual Environment, High Employee Acceptance, Universal Applications, Plug and Play, Lower Financial Commitment, Qualifies for local/national rebates/incentives, Verifiable ROI and LEED Points.

  • Vladimir, CEO & President

    As leaders in Chilled beams and Perimeter Induction Unit systems utilization and improvement, we can show you how to make your HVAC system more energy efficient while saving you money and improving your tenet comfort without he need to rip out the existing infrastructure. We will show you how your 30 year old PIU systems can be made ‘Green’ and give you significant ‘TI’ than makes them renew their lease with you.

  • Pablo Varela, Product Manager - Fans

    Our high-quality, long-lasting products help reduce energy consumption, which provides long-term sustainable, environment-friendly and profitable solutions for our customers.

  • Jerry Solov, President

    Polyglass® USA, Inc. offers XtraFlex® roofing systems that are engineered to give building owners confidence. Serving as one source for time-tested modified bituminous roofing solutions, Xtraflex roof systems provide deck up and edge-to-edge protection.

  • Greg Crosby, VP Sales

    Air Balance Inc. offers products that consume less energy than the rest of the industry for both new construction and retrofit applications across the spectrum of our product offering.

  • Katrin Mehler, President

    LUXADD offers smart & easy “SNAP-IN” solutions for linear fluorescent retrofits and LED fixture (Panel) replacements. LUXADD provides quality and the best Return on Investment in the market.

  • Nitha Puthran, Head Energy Management & Green IT

    Wipro EcoEnergy’s platform-led Managed Services approach utilizes its analytics engine to continuously identify scope for improvement and identify operational best practices across your enterprise. Our technology agnostic service ensures centralized connectivity to maximum number of energy equipment across your facilities irrespective of brand. Wipro EcoEnergy’s centralized Energy Management model aids your business in remotely implementing these improvements and easily adopting identified best practices at each and every facility. Supported by an experienced team of Energy experts, Wipro EcoEnergy provides to you a comprehensive service that addresses the entire gamut of your business’s Energy Management needs.

Topics

Energy Management

  • Software/Web based Trending & Tracking
  • Improved enterprise energy management to reduce annual energy costs, emissions and increase performance efficiency.
  • Asset Consumption Monitoring
  • ISO 50001 Energy Management System Standard
  • Energy Procurement: Audits, Strategies, Usage and Reporting
  • Commissioning & Re-Commissioning

Waste Management

  • Path to Zero-Landfill Facilities
  • Re-appropriation of Waste Streams & Rebates
  • Waste to Energy Options
  • Waste Commodities
  • Going beyond ‘Reduce, Reuse, Recycle’

Renewable Energy

  • Engaging the Element: The Sun; Commercial Solar Applications
  • Solar: Photovoltaic and Thermal Systems
  • Geothermal Capacity and Potential
  • Biomass and Energy Conversion
  • Renewable Energy System: Cost and Performance
  • Heat Recovery Solutions

Facility Management

  • Improving Energy Performance via Building Operations
  • Proper Bench-marking and Energy Audits
  • Building Management Systems
  • Regulatory Compliance and EH&S
  • GHG Emission Regulations & Reporting
  • Operational Risk Management

Building Envelope Solutions

  • Efficient Materials & Maintenance Reduction
  • Prolonging Roof-Top Life Spans
  • High-Performance Enclosures
  • Automatic Fault Detection & Diagnostiocs
  • Sustainable Building Construction: Products & Maintenance

Prolonging Roof Life

  • Benefits of the ‘Cool Roof’/ ‘Green Roof’
  • Efficient Materials and Maintenance Reduction
  • Prolonging Roof-Top Life Spans
  • Addressing the Roof-Top: Federal Energy Efficiency Tax Credits

HVAC: Sustainable Innovations & Applications

  • Energy Efficient HVAC installation, commissioning, operation and maintenance
  • Efficient & Environmental Ventilation
  • Retrofitting Existing Installations vs. New Installation
  • Thermal Energy Storage Innovation
  • Alternative Cooling/De-Humidification/Heating Technologies
  • Energy Efficient HVAC system design

Efficient Lighting Solutions

  • Modern Sensors: Existing Daylight & Real-Time Occupancy to Reduce Energy Consumption
  • Combining Solar & Advanced Fuel Cell Technology to Reduce Lighting Cost and Waste
  • Necessary Retro-Fitting to meet Lighting Compliance in a Post-Incandescence World

The Smart Grid

  • Demand Response Programs and Energy Conservation Strategies to lower Energy Costs
  • Proper Monitoring and Management of Grid Supplied Electricity
  • Two-Way Communication via the Digital Smart Meter
  • Are Smart Meters the Key?
  • Distribution Grid Sensors and Online Control Systems

Attendees

  • Accuride Corporation
  • Actuant
  • Allsteel Inc
  • AMD
  • AT&T
  • Bacardi
  • Bell Helicopter/Textron
  • Benteler Automotive
  • Bunge North America
  • Classic Residence Management
  • City Colleges of Chicago
  • CNH America LLC
  • Commercial Metals Company
  • Cooper Tire & Rubber Company
  • Dal-Tile Corporation
  • Dannon
  • Eastman Chemical
  • Ecolab
  • Evraz NA
  • Fairmount Minerals
  • FMC
  • General Mills
  • General Motors
  • Gibson Area Hospital
  • Global Brass & Copper
  • Harley-Davidson
  • H-E-B Groceries
  • Hill-Rom
  • Honeywell Aerospace
  • Illinois State University
  • Interactive Intelligence
  • JC Penney
  • Kraft Foods
  • Kohler Co.
  • Komatsu America
  • Krueger International
  • Legget & Platt
  • Lockheed Martin
  • LyondellBasell Industries
  • Masco Corporation
  • Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Methodist Hospitals
  • Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America
  • Molex Corporation
  • Mondelez International
  • Norton Healthcare
  • Novelis
  • OSF Medical
  • Accuride Corporation
  • Actuant
  • Allsteel Inc
  • AMD
  • AT&T
  • Bacardi
  • Baxter Healthcare
  • Bell Helicopter/Textron
  • Benteler Automotive
  • Boone County School District
  • Bostik Inc
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Bunge North America
  • Chicago State University
  • City Colleges of Chicago
  • Classic Residence Management
  • CNH America LLC
  • Commercial Metals Company
  • Cooper Tire & Rubber Company
  • Crane Composites
  • Dal-Tile Corporation
  • Dannon
  • Denso Manufacturing
  • Eastman Chemical
  • Ecolab
  • Elkay Manufacturing
  • Evraz NA
  • Fairmount Minerals
  • FMC
  • General Mills
  • General Motors
  • Gibson Area Hospital
  • Global Brass & Copper
  • Harley-Davidson
  • H-E-B Groceries
  • Hill-Rom
  • Holcim (US) Inc
  • Hill Mechanical/Shriners Hospital
  • Honeywell Aerospace
  • Illinois State University
  • Interactive Intelligence
  • JC Penney
  • Kohler Co.
  • Komatsu America
  • Kraft Foods
  • Krueger International
  • Land O'Lakes
  • Legget & Platt
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Loretto Hospital
  • Lucas-Milhaupt Inc.
  • LyondellBasell Industries
  • Masco Corporation
  • Material Sciences Corporation
  • Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Methodist Hospitals
  • Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America
  • Molex Corporation
  • Mondelez International
  • Motorola Mobility
  • Noranda Aluminum
  • Norton Healthcare
  • Novelis
  • Olin Chlor Alkali
  • OSF Medical
  • Parkland Hospital
  • Pearson
  • Pepsico
  • Petco
  • Pierce Manufacturing
  • Polymer Group, Inc.
  • Presence Health
  • Raytheon
  • Roche
  • Scotts Miracle Grow
  • Sears Holding Corporation
  • Sensata Technologies
  • Sika Sarnafil
  • Snyder's-Lance
  • Stericycle
  • Sundyne Corporation
  • Tempur Production
  • The Boeing Company
  • Thyssenkrup Elevator
  • Time Warner Cable
  • Treasury Wine Estates
  • Tyson Foods
  • University of Wisconsin
  • US Department of Veteran Affairs
  • Valmont Industries
  • VF Corporation
  • VI Living
  • Vishay Intertechnology
  • Walgreens
  • Well Point Health Care
  • Wilsonart
  • WMS Gaming Inc
  • Wyman-Gordon Forgings, Inc
  • Xanterra

Schedule & Venue

Hotel Info

Venue: The Westin North Shore, Chicago, IL


Schedule

Time Wednesday May 29th 2013 Thursday May 30th 2013 Friday May 31st 2013
7:00am Round-Table Networking Breakfast Round-Table Networking Breakfast
8:00am Keynote Presentation Keynote Presentation
9:00am Presentations Presentations
10:00am Networking Opportunity: Coffee Break Networking Opportunity: Coffee Break
10:30am Presentations Presentations
12:00pm Round-Table Networking Lunch Round-Table Networking Lunch
1:00pm Presentations Presentations
2:00pm Exhibitor Setup Presentations Presentations
3:00pm Exhibitor Setup Networking Opportunity: Coffee Break Networking Opportunity: Coffee Break
3:30pm Exhibitor Setup Presentations  Closing Presentation
5:00pm Exhibitor Setup Cocktail Reception
6:00pm Cocktail Reception/Registration Cocktail Reception
7:00pm Cocktail Reception/Registration New Partnership Networking Dinner
8:00pm Cocktail Reception/Registration New Partnership Networking Dinner
9:00pm Cocktail Reception/Registration New Partnership Networking Dinner

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