On May 16, representatives from diverse industries convened a discussion on the business case for energy efficiency at the first installment of the 2012 Great Energy Efficiency Day Series. From automakers to utility providers to product manufacturers, attendees learned how and why all sectors of business are adopting energy-efficient practices to increase profitability, productivity and security. They also gained insight into how the public sector is driving efficiency through keynote addresses from Congressional officials.

Speakers included:

  • Honorable Mark Warner, U.S. Senate (D-Va.)
  • Honorable Peter Welch, U.S. House of Representatives (D-Vt.)
  • Kateri Callahan, President, Alliance to Save Energy
  • Cal Dooley, President and CEO, American Chemistry Council
  • Governor John Engler, President, Business Roundtable
  • William Johnston, Energy Solutions Program Manager, Schneider Electric
  • Thomas Kuhn, President, Edison Electric Institute
  • Dave McCurdy, President and CEO, American Gas Association
  • Susan Rochford, Vice President, Energy Efficiency, Sustainability & Public Policy, Legrand
  • Ken Roden, Energy Team Facilitator, Nissan North America
  • John Taylor, Vice President, Government Relations & Communication, LG
  • Maria Vargas, Director, Better Buildings Challenge and Senior Program Advisor, US Department of Energy