"Maximizing Energy Efficiencies in the Built Environment"
Office Buildings -- Residential Communities -- Industrial Complexes
On June 15, the Maryland-Asia Environmental Partnership will feature the second in a four part MD-AEP Energy Leadership Series in partnership with the Maryland Clean Energy Center, entitled, "Maximizing Efficiencies in the Built Environment." We will also take this opportunity to debrief MD-AEP stakeholders on our recent Environmental Trade Mission to Vietnam and the opportunities that are emerging.
Hundreds of power plants, equivalent to more than one-third of the coal-fired power production in the United States, supply America's Buildings. The built infrastructure uses 40% of the primary energy supplied in the United States, and more than 70% of all generated electricity. Advanced control systems currently in development suggest that they can save an additional 10 to 20%. On June 15, you will hear from top executives from some globally respected companies including DuPont and Skanska who will highlight the opportunities for optimizing energy efficiencies in new building development and retrofits for commercial buildings, industrial complexes and residential communities.
The U.S. has a wealth of expertise in this energy efficiency arena and a great opportunity to export its energy products and services accordingly. We see huge business opportunities in Asia where over half of the world's population resides and new megacities are emerging requiring more efficient energy approaches. Asia is home to 6 of the world's 10 most populous countries and 16 of the world's 20 most polluted cities. As these countries continue to build their new infrastructure they have an opportunity to leapfrog older energy schemes and adopt the latest energy efficiency standards to reduce costs and air pollution. Those investments will save them on future energy needs and also ensure a better life for their citizenry.
8:00 a.m. Registration
8:45 a.m. Welcome and Debrief of May 24-28 Vietnam Environmental Trade Mission: Peter Gourlay, and President, Maryland-Asia Environmental Partnership and Michael Violette, President, Washington Laboratories
9:20 a.m. MD-AEP Featured Partner: The Maryland Clean Energy Center, Kathy Magruder, Executive Director
9:30 a.m. Dr. Nandini Mouli, DuPont, Energy and Environment Manager
10:00 a.m. Break
10:10 a.m. Robert Phinney, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, Director, Skanska USA Building
10:40 a.m. Neil Wester, General Manager, Oxford Instruments Group, TDI
11:00 a.m. Wayne Pfisterer, President, Pfister Energy
11:20 a.m. Questions & Answers
12:00 Program Ends