2013 is off to a fast start for anyone with a New Years Resolution to get out of their office and network more. How about one a week for the next three weeks? I’m excited for a great crop of energy efficiency and clean technology events this month. Hope to see some of you there!
Can Cleantech be Sexy? Cleantech + Product Design Panel
I hope the answer is yes! Regardless, the list of panelists is reason to go alone. A mix of venture capitalists and CEOs should create interesting discussion.
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Greentown Labs, 2nd Floor, 337 Summer St., Boston MA 02210
5:30 – 6:00 pm Networking
6:00 – 7:30 pm Panel Discussion
7:30 – 8:30 pm Networking
Getting Corporate Real Estate Sustainability Done
Full disclosure–I’m speaking on this panel–but my presence is outweighed by two co-presenters, Elizabeth Turnbull from adidas, and Jackie Henke, who is the Vice President and Real Estate Green Strategy Officer for TD Bank. I’m looking to learn as much as I can share, so please come with insights and questions.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Mintz Levin, One Financial Center, Boston, MA
8:00 – 8:30 am Registration
8:30-9:30 am Panel followed by networking
Energy and the Bottom Line – Tracking and Managing Energy Costs to a Better Advantage
Senior leaders from a diverse group of industries talk about managing energy costs.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
EnerNOC, 11th Floor, 101 Federal St., Boston MA 02110
8:30 – 10:30am Panel
Marketing Guru Seth Godin on how to get ideas to spread. This was being passed around our office this week as we try to get energy efficiency ideas to spread.
A new study contends that the federal government’s formula for calculating the social costs of fossil fuel emissions fails to factor in a range of negative impacts.
Read more on this great New York Times Green Blog Post on the topic.
Harvest Power to Cross $100M in Revenue This Year, As First Energy Plants Start Up – Boston Business Journal
Local Boston biofuel start-up hits a major milestone. I had the pleasure of meeting their CEO at Harvard’s Energy Conference a few years back – neat company!
Creating Sustainable Buildings is Like Making a Souffle – Forbes
Our team loved this analogy by Emma Stewart, Head of Sustainability Solutions at Autodesk. One of our engineers said his favorite quote was, “Just as a soufflé famously deflates over time, a building’s performance will do so if the operator does not constantly fine-tune it.” Very elegant!
Shell to Test Capturing of Carbon in Canada – NYTimes Green Blog
Shell is moving forward on the first carbon capturing and storage project in Western Canada’s oil sands.
CEO of Nation’s Largest Power Company Gives a Thumbs Up to Obama on Energy – US Green Technology
New source for me – do any of you read them regularly? The Duke Energy CEO Jim Rogers, a business person and energy industry person whose opinion I personally pay attention to, went on CNN to talk about Obama’s Energy Plan. Worth a read.
Green Merger: Method Bought by Ecover – Inc
Uniting US and European Green Cleaning Brands. I almost always buy Method – Love it!