Energy and Sustainability Conference 2013
Conference Agenda and Presentations

The 2013 VCU Energy and Sustainability Conference featured national leaders across business and institutional market sectors who explored how sustainability is changing their organizations and how they're adapting and leveraging sustainability to enhance their business results.

Market sectors involved with the conference included Manufacturing, Healthcare, Local and State Government, K–12, Commercial Real Estate and Higher Education.

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

7:15 – 8:30 AM Registration Opens (Exhibit Hall B Foyer) Click here for map
Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors
8:30 – 8:45 AM Welcome and Opening Remarks: Dr. Michael Rao, President, Virginia Commonwealth University
8:45 – 10:15 AM Opening Plenary Session

Introduction of Plenary Speakers: Ed Bennett, Executive Director and Deputy, Facilities Management, Virginia Commonwealth University

David Lubin"The Sustainability Imperative"collapse
David Lubin, Chairman, Esty Sustainability Innovators Working Group and Director, Palladium Group

All organizations, from small to large, public and private, for profit and non-profit are increasingly being subjected to a new and persistent set of sustainability forces which will drive significant change in the way they operate and create value or alternatively, be a major factor in the reduction of their effectiveness if they fail to adapt. Mr. Lubin will examine the forces underlying the sustainability megatrend and present a model for how organizations have responded to these pressures.

Among the business with more advanced initiatives, Mr. Lubin will show how sustainability strategies can be the source of innovations that drive growth and ultimately competitive advantage. He will examine how key constituencies, including customers, suppliers, and investors are responding to the sustainability mega-trend, shaping the new playing field for the 21st century.

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View Mr. Lubin's biography.

Click here for Mr. Lubin's article "Sustainability Strategy Transforms the Enterprise."

John Martin"The Human Side of Sustainability: Social Sustainability and Becoming Age Ready"collapse
John Martin, President and CEO, Southeastern Institute of Research

Profound, revolutionary, transformative, permanent, and global demographic changes are here and will shape businesses, organizations, and entire communities over the next two decades. The "age shift" is an undeniable force destined to affect us all. The expectation will be that homes, workplaces, businesses, retail establishments, and entire communities will adapt across the lifespan, accommodating everybody, everywhere, at every age. Social sustainability will be the rule, not the exception.

Mr. Martin's presentation will introduce us to the change agents — Millennials, Gen Xers, and Boomers — and unveil the emerging Longevity Economy where responsible consumerism, urban transit-oriented housing choices, downsized lifestyles, and collaborative consumption are conspiring to create social sustainability for all.

View Mr. Martin's biography.

Click here for Mr. Martin's article "Report Card on the Boomers."
10:15 – 10:45 AM Break with Exhibitors
10:45 AM – Noon Conference Breakout Sessionscollapse

Track: Local and State Government
Session Title: How Sustainable Energy Development Can Drive Economic Development
Attendees will hear how one community has focused on biomass development and succeeded in boosting the local economy.

Moderator: Cassandra Stish, Buckingham County Supervisor, 5th District
Richard Bratcher, Vice President for Facilities Management and Real Property, Longwood University
David Dusseau, President, Allies in Energy
Steve Bowen, Nottoway Campus Facilities Manager, Piedmont Geriatric Hospital/Nottoway County Board of Supervisors
Elizabeth G. Povar, CEcD, Vice President, Business and Ally Services, Virginia Economic Development Partnership
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Track: Commercial Real Estate
Session Title: How Sustainability Relates to Investment Advantages
Learn how senior leaders make sustainability investment choices for properties, how they measure their ROI and other considerations before investing in sustainability solutions.

Moderator: Brad Molotsky, Vice President and General Counsel, Brandywine
Bennett Thomas, Vice President of Finance and Sustainability, Hersha Hospitality Hotels
Eugenia Gregorio, LEED AP BD+C, Sustainability Manager, The Tower Companies
Jay Black, Director of Sustainability, SL Green

Track: Higher Education
Session Title: Chief Financial Officers Roundtable
School financial officers present their views on how they manage their new construction, renovation, and operations portfolios during challenging economic times.

Moderator: Jeff Smitley, LEED AP, Account Executive for Energy Solutions, Trane
Hossein Sadid, Vice President for Business, Finance & Treasurer, University of Richmond
David Hanson, Ph.D., Vice President for Finance and Administration, Virginia Commonwealth University
Michael Mandl, Executive Vice President, Finance & Administration, Emory University
William Johnson, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Budget and Planning, Virginia Community College Systems

Track: Manufacturing
Session Title: Manufacturers Roundtable
Speakers will engage in a dialogue to identify paths and strategies that have resulted in successful sustainable programs in their companies. They will illustrate how they have leveraged sustainability to enhance their business metrics and gain a competitive advantage.

Moderator: Harry E. Gregori Jr., President, Gregori Consulting LLC
Blase Keegel, PE, Utility and Environmental Engineer, Phillip Morris USA
Sean Delehanty, Electronic Systems Sustainability Manager, BAE Systems
Jeff Rinker, Environmental Engineer, MillerCoors Shenandoah Brewery

Track: K-12 Schools
Session Title: School Leaders Roundtable
Superintendents and school board members will discuss how they are leveraging sustainability to build successful school system operations.

Moderator: Bryna Dunn, AICP, Associate AIA, LEED Fellow, Vice President, Director of Environmental Planning and Research, Moseley Architects
John Byers, Headmaster, Christchurch School
Dan Grounard, M.Ed., Ph.D., Superintendent, Nottoway County Public Schools
Edgar Hatrick, Ph.D., Superintendent, Loudoun County Schools
James Merrill, Ed.D., Superintendent, Virginia Beach City Public Schools
Christine M. Curry Ross, Ph.D., Cumberland County School Board Member
Kenneth Seward, Headmaster, The Steward School
Jeff Stodghill, Newport News School Board Member

Track: Healthcare
Session Title: Sustainability: A New Playbook for Hospitals
Sustinere and True North Healthcare demonstrate why healthcare is investing in sustainability strategies: it improves patient outcomes and business metrics, and provides a competitive advantage.

Moderator: David Wright, P.E., Associate Principal, ccrd Partners
Greg Belardo, Principal, Sustinere, LLC
Kristin Petersen, Principal, True North Healthcare, LLC
Noon – 2:00 PM Lunch With Guest Speakerscollapse

"Sustainability From The Corporate Executive Viewpoint"

A lunchtime panel of private and public leaders representing manufacturing, local/state governments, healthcare, higher-education, commercial real estate and K-12 schools will discuss how their organizations leverage sustainability to help achieve their missions and business goals.

Moderator: Howard Turner, LEED AP, Contracting Solutions Manager, Trane
Manufacturing: Kevin Corby, North American Technology Leader for DuPont Protection Technologies Business, DuPont
Higher Ed: Dr. David Hanson, COO, Virginia Commonwealth University
K-12: Laura Fornash, Virginia Secretary of Education
Government: Cathie J. France, Deputy Director for Energy Policy, Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy
Government: Hon. Jay Fisette, Vice-Chairman, Arlington County Board
Commercial: Brad Molotsky, Vice-President and General Counsel, Brandywine Realty Trust
Healthcare: Seema Wadhwa, LEED AP, Sustainability Engineer, Inova Health System
Energy: Mary Doswell, Senior Vice-President of Alternative Energy Solutions, Dominion Resources Inc.
2:00 – 2:15 PM Break with Exhibitors
2:15 – 3:30 PM Conference Breakout Sessionscollapse

Track: Local and State Government
Session Title: Incorporating Energy Plans into the Comprehensive Planning Process
Local governments who are working on this goal will describe their process and challenges to success.

Moderator: Bill Leighty, Principal, Decide Smart
Steve Walz, Director, Regional Energy Planning, Northern Virginia Regional Commission
Jay Fisette, Vice-Chairman, Arlington County Board
William Skrabak, Deputy Director, Department of Transportation and Environmental Services, City of Alexandria
Alicia Zatcoff, LEED AP, Sustainability Manager, Sustainability Coordinator, City of Richmond
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Track: Commercial Real Estate
Session Title: Developers and Owners Focus on High Performance Buildings
Project Developers and designers will provide their rationale for, the economic development advantages of, and technical information on high performance building projects, which resulted in the first Northern Virginia LEED Platinum office building, and the first Hampton Roads LEED Gold office building, and the adaptive re-use of a Richmond landmark.

Moderator: Wendi Bertelsen, LC, LEED+ GA, Specification Engineer, General Electric Lighting
Carolyn Desmond, Development Manager, Skanska USA Commercial Development Inc.
Sandra Leibowitz, AIA, LEED Fellow, Managing Principal, Sustainable Design Consulting
Robert S. Mills, AIA, CID, NCARB, Principal, Commonwealth Architects
Robert Burns, AIA LEED AP, Associate Principal, Commonwealth Architects

Track: Higher Education
Session Title: Public Private Partnerships; Adding Financial and Academic Value
Traditional sources of revenue have been impacted by the economic downturn, so leading edge schools around the country are partnering with the private sector to enhance their mission in very creative ways. Public and private schools will present on their sustainability initiatives and how it is benefiting their institution.

Moderator/Speaker: Howard Turner, LEED AP, District Contracting Solutions Leader, Trane
Barry Johnson, Senior Associate Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Virginia
Ed Bennett, P.E., LEED AP, Executive Director and Deputy Facilities Management, Virginia Commonwealth University
Edmund Hall, Manager, T&D Technologies, Dominion Resources Inc.

Track: Manufacturing
Session Title: Vision for the Future
Speakers will describe how their organizations have developed strategies for the future to achieve sustainable manufacturing operations that meet business environmental and social demands.

Moderator: Harry Gregori, President, Gregori Consulting
Robert Kerr, Co-founder and Principal, Pure Strategies
Bill Gill, Assistant Vice President for Environmental Affairs, Smithfield Foods
Daniel Slone, Partner, McGuire Woods, LLP

Track: K-12 Schools
Session Title: Sustainability Jobs of the Future
Learn how STEM and other school initiatives will help students compete for the sustainability jobs of the future.

Moderator: Bill Bosher, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Public Policy, Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs, Virginia Commonwealth University
Ed Grier, Dean of Business School, Virginia Commonwealth University
Laura Fornash, Virginia Secretary of Education
Roy Grier, Vice President, Human Resources, Dominion
Jeff Lakin, Virginia District HR Leader, Ingersoll Rand
Marcus Newsome, Ed.D., Superintendent, Chesterfield County Public Schools

Track: Healthcare
Session Title: Implementing the Playbook: Two Healthcare Leaders Share Their Experiences
Inova and Bon Secours share best practices from their organizations' sustainability initiatives.

Moderator/Speaker: Seema Wadhwa, LEED AP, Sustainability Engineer, Inova Healthcare System
Speaker TBD, BonSecours Healthcare
3:45 – 5:00 PM Conference Breakout Sessionscollapse

Track: Local and State Government
Session Title: Tool Kit for Local and State Government
In response to three years of economic recession and slow recovery, local and state government managers have stepped up to the plate with new and innovative approaches to reducing costs while at the same time improving service and accountability to the public. This session will examine different approaches to those same trends in the energy sector.

Moderator: Lane Ramsey, Managing Principal, Decide Smart
Cathie France, Deputy Director of Energy Policy, Virginia Department of Mines Mineral and Energy
David Rose, Sr., Senior Vice President and Co-Head of Public Finance, Davenport and Co.
Rob Key, Director of General Services, Chesterfield County
Justin Thomas, Director of Facility Services & Planning, Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles

Track: Commercial Real Estate
Session Title: Is Your Building Still Green on Day 366?
The philosophy of maintaining sustainable buildings is discussed through theory and anecdotal examples. Participants will learn about the maturity of building service from preventative maintenance, to measurement and verification, to remote monitoring, to continuous commissioning. Finally, the presentation will end with a discussion of Intelligent Services, the future of maintaining sustainable facilities.

Moderator/Speaker: Brad Trevillian, CEM, Direct Sales Manager, Trane
Wayne Shepherd, Regional Maintenance Manager, Brandywine Realty Trust

Track: Higher Education
Session Title: Sustainability in Curricula
Sustainability’s impact in curricula is growing from individual classes and cross-referencing sustainability in traditional classes to formal programs with majors, minors, and certificates in sustainability. Come hear from academic leaders on how they’re leveraging this mega-trend in our classrooms.

Moderator: Cliff Fox, Ph.D., J.D., Associate Director, Center for Environmental Studies, Virginia Commonwealth University
Mary Finley-Brook, Associate Professor of Geography and the Environment, University of Richmond
John Randolph, Ph.D., Professor of Urban Affairs and Planning, Virginia Tech
Phoebe Crisman, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Research, University of Virginia
Andrew Wingfield, Ph.D. Provost's Fellow for Sustainability Studies, George Mason University
Doretha J. Spells, Vice President for Business Affairs & Treasurer, Hampton University
Robert Kolvoord, Ph.D., Interim Dean, College of Integrated Science and Engineering, James Madison University
Linda Fernandez, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University

Track: Manufacturing
Session Title: Powering Your Sustainable Future
Leaders in the energy sector and sustainability will discuss how advancing sustainable energy usage through use of low carbon fuels, including waste, efficiency and renewables, can secure triple bottom line results.

Moderator: Yolanda Pagano, Director, Sustainable Strategies & Solutions, O'Brien and Gere
Vincent DiMarco, P.E. PMP, Manager of Engineering Services, Washington Gas Energy Systems
Donna Kelliher, Director of Travel and Corporate Services, Dominion
Michael Renga, Finance Executive, Covanta Energy Corporation

Track: K-12 Schools
Session Title: Financial Options for Energy Sustainability
School districts experience with creatively financing energy upgrades in their facilities will be presented.

Moderator: Bill Bosher Ph.D., Managing Principal, DecideSmart
Charlie Barksdale, Utilities and Performance Contracting Manager, Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy
David Myers, Assistant Superintendent of Business and Finance, Chesterfield County Public Schools

Track: Healthcare
Session Title: Healthcare Sustainability Examples in Virginia
Leading organizations showcase their energy and sustainability projects.

Confirmed Speakers:
Moderator: David Wright, Associate Principal, CCRD Partners
Bryant Wilson, Senior Project Manager, Jones, Lang, LaSalle
Frank Jargowsky, Safety and Security Manager, Martha Jefferson Hospital
Chris Mundell, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Vice President, Sustainable Design Coordinator, HKS
Becky Olson, Project Engineer, Skanska USA Building, Inc.
5:00 – 6:30 PM Dean's Receptioncollapse

The reception will include an introduction of the new VCU Dean of the School of Engineering, Dr. Barbara Boyan.
6:30 – 8:00 PM Awards Banquetcollapse

This event will feature the presentation of the "Crystal Awards in Sustainability" to recognize Virginia companies and institutions for their sustainability achievements. The leaders of the conference's Participating Organizations will choose award recipients in each of the market sectors — government, higher education, commercial real estate, K–12 schools, healthcare, and manufacturing.

Masters of Ceremony:
Larry Cummings, Marketing Leader and Strategic Partnerships, Trane Commercial Systems
Byrna Dunn, AICP, Associate AIA, LEED Fellow, Vice President and Director of Sustainability Planning and Research, Moseley Architects

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Thursday, January 31, 2013

7:15 – 8:30 AM Registration
Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors
8:30 – 9:45 AM Plenary Session

"2013 State of the Sustainable Bioenergy Fuel Infrastructure System in Virginia"collapse
Some facility managers are beginning to consider heat and energy conversion to sustainable biomass fuel source systems. What are the major components of these systems and what is the condition of each? A series of short briefings and exploratory conversations among expert panel members and the audience, attendees will provide more in-depth understanding.

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Moderator: Michael Collins, Executive Director, The Center for Natural Capital
Tony Banks, Assistant Director, Virginia Farm Bureau Federation
Brian Becker, Program Manager, Virginia Biomass Solutions, The Center for Natural Capital
Patricia Bounviri, Air Toxics Coordinator, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
Fred Circle, President and CEO, FDC Enterprises Inc.
Neil Clinebell, LEED EB, Account Manager-Solutions, Trane
John English, CEO, English Boiler and Tube
Rebekah Remick, Minor NSR Coordinator, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
David Richert, CF, Forester, New River-Highlands RC&D Council
Cassandra Stish, Supervisor, Buckingham County
9:45 – 10:15 AM Break with Exhibitors
10:15 – 11:45 AM Conference Breakout Sessionscollapse

Track: Local and State Government
Session Title: The Opportunities of Alternative Fuel Vehicles and Infrastructure
This session provides insights into cost- and emissions-saving transitions at the state and local level to alternate domestic vehicle fuels like CNG and LPG, as well as EV, and provides information on the benefits of operational energy efficiency at a public transit center.

Moderator: Alleyn Harned, Virginia Clean Cities Program Coordinator
Jim Norris, Business Development Manager, Clean Energy
Michael Phillips, Project Manager, Richmond Electric Vehicle Initiative, Virginia Clean Cities Program
Chelsea Jenkins, Fleet Account Manager - Eastern Region, ROUSH CleanTech
Robert Crowell, PE, LEED AP BD+C, Principal, 2rw Consultants, Inc.
Scott Hendrix, Project Manager, City of Charlottesville
Justin Walton, Architect, VMDO Architects

Track: Commercial Real Estate
Session Title: Benchmarking and Certification in Commercial Real Estate
What are the external drivers for energy and sustainability benchmarking and achieving building certification? Our panel of experts will share with you what is driving the industry to benchmark and achieve certification and what is on the horizon in this area. We will explore the latest mandates to benchmark using ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager, the drivers and benefits of LEED certification in the commercial market, and highlight new certification options, such as IFMA's Sustainable Spaces.

Moderator: Maureen Roskoski, SFP, REPA, LEED AP O+M, Corporate Sustainability Officer, Facility Engineering Associates
Michael Alexander, LEED AP, MSRE, Sustainability Project Manager, Cassidy Turley
Leslie Cook, Public Sector Program Manager, ENERGY STAR Commercial Buildings, U.S. EPA
Theresa Schnabel, Vice President Facilities and Real Estate, MeadWestVaco

Track: Higher Education
Session Title: Creative Energy & Sustainability Projects
The brightest architectural, engineering, energy service companies, and general contractors share their leading-edge projects.

Moderator: Armando de Leon, P.E., Sustainability Program Manager, University of Virginia
Daryl Bishop, CEM, General Manager, Pepco Energy Services
Bob LaRose, Measurement and Verification Engineer, Pepco Energy Services
Jesse Freedman, Energy Manager, Hollins University/Emory & Henry College
Steve Strauss, Owner, President, Structures Design Build LLC
Fred Selby, Energy Manager, Virginia Tech

Track: Manufacturing
Session Title: New Sustainability Business Opportunities: Funding Research and Commercialization
This session provides information on funding for clean tech businesses, research into new sustainable manufacturing opportunities, and provides examples of business startups in Virginia.

Moderator: Cody Nystrom, Principal, SJF Ventures
Ed Rogers, Director, Clean Energy Research & Development Center
William Daughtrey, Entrepeneur-in-Residence, Dominion Resources Innovation Center
Robert Brooke, Director, Federal Funding Programs, Center for Innovative Technology
Marco Rubin, Gap Funds Advisor, Center For Innovative Technology

Track: K-12 Schools
Session Title: Can Virginia Do Net Zero Schools?
Benchmarking of energy use and design innovation as a path to net zero schools will be presented.

Moderator: Eric Rhoades, Director, Office of Science & Health Education, Virginia Department of Education
Byrna Dunn, AICP, Associate AIA, LEED Fellow, Vice President and Director of Sustainability Planning and Research, Moseley Architects
Robert Winstead, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, Principal, Director of Sustainability, SHWGroup
Neil Sigmon, Teacher/Instructor, Gereau Center, Franklin County Public Schools

Track: College Student Presentations
Session Title: Sustainability Success Stories
Come hear and see what Virginia's leading College and University students are doing in sustainability. Students will present on sustainability initiatives on their campus.

Moderator: John Marin, Student, Virginia Commonwealth University
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Sustainable Agriculture at Christopher Newport University
Cycle Share
Thermal Mass Artwork
University of Virginia’s Dorm Energy Race
How to Change Your World in two Semesters
Organics Recycling At the University of Virginia
Photovoltaic Research at the University of Virginia: Research and Application
Food Day at JMU
The U.Va. Green Challenge
GSCI 101: The Energy Challenge
Rice Hall Living Lab Study
11:45 AM – 12:15 PM Break with Exhibitors
12:15 – 1:30 PM Lunch With Special Event:
The World Road Cycling Championships: Sustainability and Economic Opportunity Come to Richmond in 2015

Join the Championships' organizers and public officials to hear how they plan to make the event a sustainability showcase that highlights the city and the region. This nine-day event, to be held September 19–27, 2015, will bring 1,500 athletes, almost half a million spectators, and millions more via electronic media to Richmond.

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Moderator: David Wright, P.E. Associate Principal, ccrd Partners
Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, MPA, Consultant, The Frontier Project
Mary Doswell, Senior Vice President, Alternative Energy Solutions, Dominion and Chairperson of STIR-Sustainable Transportation Initiative of Richmond
Kimberly Perry, Executive Director, BikeVirginia
Daniel Slone, Partner, McGuire Woods, LLP
Alicia Zatcoff, LEED AP, Sustainability Manager, City of Richmond

View Richmond 2015 Event Website            View Website from 2012 Event
Richmond Wins Bid to Host 2015 Road Cycling World ChampionshipsUSA Cycling
1:30 – 3:00 PM Conference Breakout Sessionscollapse

Track: Local and State Government
Session Title: Creative Strategies for Energy Resource Management in Public Buildings
A panel of experts representing local government share their best practices in sustainability strategy, implementation and measurement.

Moderator: Jerry Walker, CEM, LEED AP, Energy Manager, Henrico County; Chairman, VSBN Board
Robert Steidel, Director of Public Utilities, City of Richmond
Arthur Petrini, P.E., Director of Public Utilities, Henrico County
Rob Key, Director of General Services, Chesterfield County
Chris Winstead, P.E., Director of General Services, Henrico County
Mark Strickler, Director of Community Revitalization, Henrico County
Paul Braese, LEED AP, Division Chief for Maintenance and Construction, Chesterfield County

Track: Commercial Real Estate
Session Title: Best Practices from Virginia and the Region
Panel of experts representing Directors of Sustainability and Energy Managers share their best practices in sustainability strategy, implementation & measurement.

Moderator: Maureen Roskoski, SFP, REPA, LEED AP O+M, Corporate Sustainability Officer, Facility Engineering Associates
Michael Alexander, LEED AP, MSRE, Sustainability Project Manager, Cassidy Turley
Frank Mobilio, AIA, LEED AP BD +C, Associate Director/Vice President, Jones Lang LaSalle
Nina Latimer, Asset Manager, Grosvenor

Track: Higher Education
Session Title: Putting It All Together
Case studies of leading higher education institutions will be featured: LEED Gold hotel (George Mason University), largest PV Installation and partnering structure (Washington and Lee), and VCU's bike strategy.

Moderator: Rodney Alexander, P.E., District Manager, General Electric- Appliances & Lighting
Brantley Tyndall, Alternative Transportation Coordinator, Virginia Commonwealth University
Scott Beebe, Director of Energy Initiatives, Washington and Lee University
Hugh Stoll, Chief Technology Officer, Secure Futures, LLC
Andrew Klamon, Vice President of Development, Concord Eastridge
Katie Mesia, Regional Director of Sustainability, Gensler

Track: Manufacturing
Session Title: Virginia Manufacturing Sustainability Projects
This session includes case studies on some of the Commonwealth's best projects.

Moderator/Speaker: Mark Gleva, Spruance Energy Champion, DuPont
William F. Bailey, Engineering Fellow, DuPont
Joshua Lucas, Kevlar Six Sigma Black Belt, DuPont
Travis Spangler, Six Sigma Black Belt, DuPont
Tyler Seekins, Six Sigma Black Belt, DuPont
Sean Delehanty, ES Sustainability Manager, BAE Systems

Track: K-12 Schools
Session Title: Managing Your Infrastructure
Case studies from around the state will be presented on school renovation and new construction that set the standard for reducing energy and cost impacts.

Moderator: John Hutchinson, Assistant Superintendent, Gloucester County Public Schools
Tim Cole, Chief Sustainability Officer, Virginia Beach City Public Schools
Brian Gorham, Prince William County Public Schools
Jim Morris, Assistant Director of Environmental and Energy Management, Virginia Beach City Public Schools

Track: College Student Presentations
Session Title: The Future of Energy and Sustainability
Tomorrow's leaders present today on various public and private sector R&D projects that will help change our world.

Moderator: John Marin, Student, Virginia Commonwealth University
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Reducing the Cost of Biodiesel Production in the Shenandoah Valley
Engineers for Sustainable World
Water Education at Patrick Henry School of Science and Arts
Two-Phase Energy System
Richmond's Fleet Analysis
Converting Waste Cooking Oil Into Biodiesel
Performance Analysis Of A Water Fuel Emulsion Device
Algae: Tomorrow’s Bio-fuel
Sustainability Assessment Software
Multifamily Housing Energy Efficiency Retrofit Program
ecoMOD Sustainable Housing
LEAP Energy Analysis

American Public Works Association, Mid-Atlantic Chapter          ASHRAE             Virginia Section, American Water Works Association
Virginia Department of Environmental Quality        International Facility Management Association         Virginia Association of Counties        Virginia Association of Independent Schools
Healthier Hospitals Initiative        Virginia Association of School Superintendents          Virginia Manufacturers Association        Virginia Municipal League
Virginia School Board Association          Virginia Society of Healthcare Engineers          Virginia Water Environment Association





Virginia Commonwealth University

GE Lighting





Covanta Energy

Moseley Architects

Pepco Energy Services


Virginia Business


Atlantic Constructors

Facility Engineering Associates


L.W. French

Virginia Department of Environmental Quality

Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy



Brandywine Realty Trust

Christian & Barton

DPR Construction Inc.


Metropolitan Equipment Group, Inc.

Miura Boiler

New River Center for Energy Research and Training

Shockoe Solar

Virginia Energy Efficiency Council


Virginia Clean Cities


VMDO Architects

Washington Gas





Dunlap and Partners

Draper Aden Associates

Timmons Group

Vanasse Hangen Brustlin


Secure Futures





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