Actions for Businesses: Resources to Reduce Energy Use, Costs, and Climate Impacts
Presented by: The Business Climate Coalition (BCC) and C4S
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Discover practical, “what to do” resources and perspectives for businesses to save money through smarter ways of using energy and reducing climate impacts.
Energy conservation provides an ideal way to reduce costs and climate impacting emissions. Businesses of all sizes are looking to seize the opportunities to advance both objectives. This event is intended to help businesses by highlighting energy reduction programs in utility operators and distributors under PA ACT 129 and other conservation and demand response programs. Other tools, such as Energy Star-affiliated Portfolio Manager and energy audits provide useful guidance and ways of measuring progress, both keys to successful business management.
Learn about other businesses who are leading in their achievements that have positively impacted their bottom lines. This event builds off of this summer’s insightful energy and climate debates by providing practical, tangible steps for businesses that pay off. The presented solutions remain robust despite pending legislative uncertainty regarding energy and climate policies.
Panel of Featured Business Case Studies:
Panel of Resources:
Moderated by Nagaraj Sivasubramaniam, Associate Professor, Palumbo*Donahue Schools of Business, Duquesne University
Presented by: The Business Climate Coalition of the Pittsburgh Climate Initiative and the Champions for Sustainability (C4S)
Cost: $25 per person (members $20)
Light hors d'oeuvres and beverages provided
Space is limited.
Business Solutions Energy and Climate Focus Groups
Hosted by: The Business Climate Coalition (BCC) and C4S
The Business Climate Coalition (BCC) and C4S are hosting a series of focus group luncheons for businesses. The goal of the luncheons is to gain insights from the expertise of Southwestern Pennsylvania’s business community on what action items participants believe are feasible, cost effective, and produce meaningful energy savings and climate impact reductions. The results of the sessions will characterize which action items, both behavioral and technological, are the most effective for regional businesses in reducing their energy cost and climate impacts. Your participation will help the BCC to provide useful recommendations for Pittsburgh’s businesses.
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Please indicate which date you would prefer to attend. Meeting details will be provided upon registration.
The Summer's Hot Business Topic: A Discussion of Energy Policy and The American Clean Energy and Security Act
Thursday, July 30, 2009
This event is free and open to the public.
The American Clean Energy and Security Act commands attention of all industries as it sets a new course for energy and climate policy. The stakes are high as the nation grapples to the transition to a new energy economy. This event is intended to help businesses in our region to assess the opportunities and challenges emerging from the debate over energy and climate policy.
This event commences with a viewing of a taped debate on energy issues (from The Miller Center of Public Affairs National Discussion and Debate Series) featuring:
After the screening, a local panel of business and community leaders will share thoughts on issues described in the video and will discuss what actions businesses can take immediately in order to reduce their energy costs as well their emissions.
Panelists will include:
Moderated by Rob Jones, Sr. Manager, Public Affairs at Dominion Peoples and President & CEO at IngoodCompany LLC
For handouts see below: