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Energy Efficiency
"Offices of the Future"

July 30, 2008, 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM PDT

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The triple-threat of skyrocketing energy prices, carbon consciousness, and regulatory mandate is creating fantastic new business opportunities in energy efficiency. Find out more at the Clean Tech Open 2008 Energy Efficiency Symposium:

Learn the regulatory environment and implications of 50% zero net energy performance in buildings by 2030. Hear how Adobe saved over $1 million annually in its first push to reduce waste, and what corporate customers are likely to do next. Find resources in California Investor Owned Utilities to support companies helping California meet these ambitious efficiency goals. Hear how Greenplug is solving phantom power, and get advice for the next wave of energy efficiency entrepreneurs. Meet new Clean Tech Open contestants and alumni who have innovative solutions for energy efficiency.

There will be a poster session from Clean Tech Open Energy Efficiency Alumni and current contestants, as well as plenty of networking opportunities.


PG&E, San Francisco
77 Beale Street San Francisco


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Speakers include opening remarks by:
  • Dian Grueneich, CPUC Commissioner
  • Roland Risser, Director for Customer Energy Efficiency, PG&E
And a moderated discussion on opportunities in the energy efficient office:
  • Joel Makower, Founder of Clean Edge and Greener World Media, Inc. (Moderator)
  • Ahmed Abdullah, Emerging Technologies Program Manager, Sempra Energy
  • Gregg Ander, FAIA, Chief Architect, Southern California Edison
  • George Denise, General Manager, Cushman & Wakefield for Adobe Systems, Inc.
  • Frank P. Paniagua, Jr., Founder and CEO of Greenplug
  • Rodrigo Prudencio, Partner, Nth Power

Who Should Attend

  • Industry professionals seeking the newest ideas in clean tech
  • Entrants of the Clean Tech Open's 2008 California Competition to refine their business ideas
  • Entrepreneurs and potential entrepreneurs interested in applying their skills at new ventures
  • Angel investors and VCs looking at startups at a formative stage
  • Researchers and engineers interested in discussing Smart Power technologies
The goal of these events is to accelerate the creation and growth of clean tech businesses by building a vibrant clean tech ecosystem through networking and the sharing of ideas.


This event is sponsored by Pacific Gas & Electric, San Diego Gas & Electric and Southern California Edison.

Registration Fees

Type Regular Door
General 20.00 30.00
Student 20.00 30.00
Volunteer 20.00 30.00
Paid Contestant Free Free
 All prices in U.S. dollars. Sorry, no refunds available.
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