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Green Building Symposium: Striving for Zero Net Energy

June 23, 2009, 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM PDT

”Striving for Zero Net Energy: How close are we to achieving this goal?”

Commercial and residential buildings consume about one-third of the world's energy. In the United States alone, buildings account for over 40% of total energy consumption, including 27% of electricity generation, 12% of water consumption and 60% of all non-industrial waste. At this rate, by 2025 buildings worldwide will be the largest consumer of global energy - greater than the transportation and industry sectors combined. Herein lies one of the best opportunities in the clean tech space to reduce energy consumption.  Our panel will explore the regulatory, technical, investing, and government efforts, discussing the challenges and opportunities involved in striving for zero net energy high performance buildings.

The evening will also include a showcase of alumni, contestants, and sustainability booths, along with plenty of networking opportunities.


One AMD Place
Sunnyvale, CA


Directions can be found here.


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5:30 - 6:30 PM Registration, Networking, Exhibits and Appetizers
6:30 - 8:00 PM Welcome, Introductions, Speaker Panel
8:00 - 8:30 PM Networking, Exhibits and Dessert

Download the keynote presentation here.


  • Keynote: Adam Tiggs, President, Project Frog
  • Moderator: Celeste le Compte, Earth2Tech
  • Policy: Joe Horwedel, Director of Planning, Building, Code Enforcement, City of San Jose
  • Architect/Design: Lynn Olenchnowicz, Senior Associate, Perkins and Will
  • Construction/Engineering: Phillip Williams, VP of Systems Engineering and Sustainable Design, Webcor
  • Entrepreneur: David Dennsteadt, VP of Operations, Hycrete

Who Should Attend

  • Current and potential contestants of the 2009 Competition.
  • Past Clean Tech Open participants, whether as mentors, volunteers, judges or contestants.
  • Professionals interested in the green building sector of clean tech, looking to network, hear from entrepreneurs about their technologies, and listen to a few experts discuss the current green building market.

Registration Fees

Type Regular Door
General 30.00 40.00
Student 15.00 20.00
Paid Contestant Free Free
Volunteer Free Free
 All prices in U.S. dollars. Sorry, no refunds available.
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