Best Business Practices in Energy Efficiency

Date: April 6, 2010 - April 7, 2010

Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile
540 North Michigan Avenue

Chicago, IL 60611


The Pew Center on Global Climate Change presents From Shop Floor to Top Floor: Best Business Practices in Energy Efficiency, which will be held on April 6-7, 2010 in Chicago.  The event is a major conference marking the release of our comprehensive report on best practices in corporate energy efficiency.

Current confirmed speakers include:


  • Eileen Claussen, President, Pew Center on Global Climate Change
  • Kateri Callahan, President, Alliance to Save Energy
  • Jay Golden, Assistant Professor, Arizona State University
  • Kathleen Hogan, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency, Department of Energy
  • Suzanne Malec-McKenna, Commissioner, City of Chicago, Department of Environment
  • John W. Rowe, Chairman and CEO, Exelon Corporation
  • Former Senator John Warner


  • William Bailey, Energy Engineering Group Fellow, DuPont
  • Tom Catania, Vice President of Government Relations, Whirlpool
  • Richard Crowther, Energy Efficiency Manager, The Coca-Cola Company
  • Neal Elliott, Associate Director for Research, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
  • Stephen Harper, Global Director of Environmental and Energy Policy, Intel
  • Joanne Howard, Climate Manager, Deere & Co.
  • Engelina Jaspers, Vice President, Environmental Sustainability, HP
  • Val Jensen, Vice President, Marketing and Environmental Programs, ComEd
  • Mark Newton, Senior Manager, Environmental Sustainability, Dell
  • Kevin Rabinovitch, Global Director of Sustainability, Mars
  • Leo Raudys, Senior Director, Environmental Affairs, Best Buy
  • Gene Rodrigues, Director of Energy Efficiency, Southern California Edison
  • Bruce Schlein, Corporate Sustainability, Citi
  • Steven Schultz, Corporate Energy Manager, 3M Company
  • Paul Vitello, Director, Environmental Sustainability, UTC

The conference will give participants an opportunity to learn from and interact with experts and high-level industry executives that have successfully implemented exemplary energy efficiency strategies. Among the topics that will be addressed are:

  • Emerging issues in corporate energy efficiency;
  • Overcoming barriers, including capital constraints and organizational disconnects;
  • The role of employees and senior management in energy efficiency;
  • Managing energy data in large corporations; and
  • Leveraging partnerships and communicating with consumers.

For more information, visit the Pew Center on Global Climate Change Web site.

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