Our Progressive Energy, Environment and Sustainability Summits target owners, managers and operators of commercial, industrial, and retail facilities across North America,  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.  

Keynote Speakers

  • Thomas Mort, Global Energy Director

    As a global powerhouse in the agribusiness industry, ADM is known for bringing the “harvest to the home.” These days, ADM is also bringing home a harvest of energy savings, leveraging utility and federal incentive programs. With 265 processing plants and over 400 sourcing facilities around the world, ADM has a voracious appetite for energy.

  • Al Hildreth, Global Energy Manager

    GM has a strong commitment to sustainability. Utility usage costs over $1B and impacts the environment in energy, carbon, waste, and water use. We have integrated the management of these activities into our business plan which drives continuous improvement. GM has (9) publicly stated environmental goals which are managed along with other business aspects – safety, cost, quality. The presentation will describe the strategies and methods used to manage environmental performance at GM by funding energy and water savings projects

  • Sam Gladis, Business Director - Heat Pumps

    Introductory Bio Sam Gladis has had a career in industrial refrigeration for more than 25… Read more »

  • Jerry Moss, Vice President

    Introductory Bio Jerry Moss’s experience includes manufacturing, sales, marketing and aftermarket customer service at the… Read more »

  • Joseph Briscoe, Product Division Manager

    Introductory Bio As a leader in the lighting control industry, Joe Briscoe has demonstrated a… Read more »

  • Timothy Leach, Director, Healthcare Solutions

    Introductory Bio Mr. Leach is recognized as an authority on HVAC’s role in Healthcare and… Read more »

  • Mike Blaha, General Manager

    Introductory Bio Mike Blaha has been working in the commercial HVAC industry for 7 years…. Read more »

  • Darrel Hill, National Sales Manager

    Introductory Bio Darrel Hill is the National Sales Manager for Aerzen USA.  He has over… Read more »

  • Tim Fleming, Senior Project Manager - Sustainability Operations

    Introductory Bio Tim Fleming is a Senior Project Manager of Sustainability Operations at AT&T. He… Read more »

  • Tim Reichert, Chief Executive Officer

    Introductory Bio Tim Reichert is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of EnergySherlock. Tim has… Read more »

  • Avinash Rahurkar, Assistant Director - Facilities Management

    Support the thriving of communities world-wide through sustainable development by:

    Cultivating student engagement on, and exploration of, key transdisciplinary sustainability questions and skills
    Supporting advancements in, and development of, research and technology crucial for global sustainable development
    Facilitating sustainability progress of the University of Houston main campus practices, programs, projects, and policies
    Supporting Houston-area regional sustainability progress

  • Jim Riley, Executive Director

    Comprehensive energy management from procurement, production, distribution, metering, cost-recovery and demand-side optimization. 45% reduction in energy consumption per GSF over 11 years, with $152M in cost avoidance.

  • Walter Jones, Senior Vice President Facilities Planning & Development

    Walter Jones explains how Parkland marries the environmental and institutional sustainability with the mission of supporting the patient. Parkland Health is committed to sustainability being present in the design of the hospital; to be something that is completely embedded in the overall design.

  • Eric Hancock, National ASP Sales Manager

    Introductory Bio Eric Hancock is the National ASP Sales Manager for Armstrong Fluid Technology. Eric… Read more »

  • John Brody, Director of Sales

    Introductory Bio John Brody, Director of Sales at AERCO International, Inc. brings  18 years of… Read more »

  • Brian Skrobarcek, Corporate Director - Environmental Affairs

    Standard Aero will eliminate tons of waste and reduce energy use and noise as part of the Environmental Protection Agency’s top “green leadership” program. The company earned a spot in the United States of America EPA’s prestigious National Environmental Performance Track program by maintaining a sustained environmental compliance record and making new commitments to reduce and recycle at its San Antonio, Texas, facility.

  • Devin Grandis, President & CEO

    By analyzing a clients lighting, energy needs and consumption usage, we recommend the best solutions, deductions/rebates/ tax incentives to help reduce the operating expenses and increase the bottom line profit while enhancing the work environment.

  • 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.

  • Paul Jeziorowski , VP Business Development

    Introductory Bio Paul has been a team member of US LED since 2003. During his… Read more »

  • Wayne Perry, Senior Technical Director

    Introductory Bio Wayne Perry has over 30-years experience in all aspects of the compressed air… Read more »


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

  • Electronic Recycling (e-recycling)
  • 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


  • AT&T
  • Basic American Foods
  • Bridgestone Americas
  • Cargill
  • Central Steel & Wire
  • City of Austin
  • Dal-Tile
  • Eastman Chemical
  • Energizer
  • Fairmount Mineral
  • Flanders Corproation
  • General Motors
  • Guardian Industries
  • Harland Clarke
  • Holcim
  • Idaho National Laboratory
  • Koch Industries
  • Kohler Company
  • Legett & Platt
  • Leprino Foods
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Madix
  • Masco Cabinetry
  • MillerCoors Brewing
  • National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Norton Healthcare
  • Parker Hannifin
  • Parkland Health & Hospital
  • Perdue Agripower
  • Robert Bosch
  • Rolls Royce North America
  • Samsung Semiconductor
  • Spansion
  • Texas A&M University
  • Texas Tech University
  • Tokyo Electron US Holdings
  • Trinity Industries
  • Triquint
  • United States Postal Service
  • University of Texas at San Antonio
  • Union Pacific
  • Valmont Industries
  • Wal-Mart
  • Wilsonart International
  • Xanterra Parks & Resorts
  • Zeon Chemicals
  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Air Liquide
  • Alamo Colleges
  • Alcoa Inc.
  • Allsteel
  • Arbys Restaurants
  • Archer Daniels Midland
  • AT&T
  • Audie Murphy Veterans Hospital
  • Bacardi & Co
  • Ball Corp
  • Basic American Foods
  • Bell Helicopter / Textron
  • Bexar County Facilities & Parks
  • Boeing
  • Bridgestone Americas Tire Operation
  • Brinker International
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Cargill Corn Milling North America
  • Cargill Meat Solutions
  • Central Steel & Wire
  • Chemtura
  • City of Austin
  • City of Laredo
  • Columbus McKinnon
  • Commercial Metals
  • Cooper Tire & Rubber
  • Coorstek
  • Cox Enterprises
  • Dal-Tile
  • Darigold
  • Dresser-Rand
  • Eastman Chemical
  • EMD Millipore
  • Energizer
  • Exxon Mobil
  • Fairmont Mineral
  • Flanders Corporation
  • Freescale Semicondutor
  • General Motors
  • Guardian Industries Corp
  • Harland Clarke
  • H-E-B Groceries
  • Heaven Hill Distilleries
  • Holcim
  • Honda Manufacturing of Alabama
  • Idaho National Laboratory
  • Koch Industries
  • Kohler Company
  • LA Department Natural Resources
  • Legett & Platt
  • Leprino Foods
  • L'Oreal USA Products
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Longview Fiber Paper & Packaging
  • Madix
  • Masco Cabinetry
  • MCFA
  • Michelin North America
  • MillerCoors Brewing
  • Mitsubishi Caterpillar America
  • National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Norton Healthcare
  • Novelis
  • Parker Hannifin
  • Parkland Health & Hospital
  • Pearson
  • PepsiCo
  • Perdue Agribusiness
  • Performance Food Group
  • Petco
  • Pierce Manufacturing
  • Pratt & Whitney
  • Rackspace Hosting
  • Remy International
  • Robert Bosch
  • Rolls-Royce North America
  • Samsung Semiconductor
  • Sandia National Laboratories
  • SeaWorld San Antonio
  • Scotts Miracle-Gro
  • Snyders-Lance
  • Southern Methodist University
  • Spansion
  • St. Anthony Summit Medical Center
  • StandardAero
  • Steelcase
  • Sysco
  • Texas A&M University
  • Texas State University
  • Texas Tech University
  • Time Warner Cable
  • Tokyo Electron US Holdings
  • Trinity Industries
  • Triquint
  • United States Postal Service
  • University of Texas at San Antonio
  • Union Pacific
  • UT Health Science Center San Antonio
  • Valmont Industries
  • VF Jeanswear Limited Partnership
  • Visa
  • Wal-Mart
  • West Liberty Foods
  • Weyerhauser
  • Wilsonart International
  • Wyman-Gordon Forgings
  • Xanterra Parks & Resorts
  • Zeon Chemicals

Schedule & Venue

Hotel Info

Venue: Westin La Cantera - San Antonio, TX


Time Monday Dec 2nd 2013 Tuesday Dec 3rd 2013 Wednesday Dec 4th 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
11:00am Presentations Presentations
12:00pm Round-Table Networking Lunch Round-Table Networking Lunch
1:00pm Presentations Presentations
2:00pm Exhibitor Setup Presentations Closing Presentation
3:00pm Exhibitor Setup Networking Opportunity: Coffee Break
3:30pm Exhibitor Setup Presentations
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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