Green buildings, alternative energy, hybrid vehicles and energy efficiency will be among the topics of discussion at the “Energy Evolution: Transforming the Future of Power” symposium in Chicago on Monday, June 7, at noon at the Gleacher Center, University of Chicago. The half-day event, presented by Eaton Corp., will feature a keynote address by Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and a series of panel discussions featuring the region’s foremost energy leaders to address how the public and private sectors can better navigate rapidly evolving energy-management challenges.
“Chicago and the State of Illinois are setting the bar very high on energy efficiency, smart green buildings and meeting the overall goals of sustainability,” says Craig Arnold, vice chairman and chief operating officer of Eaton Corp’s Industrial Sector. “By bringing regional and national leaders from the public and private sectors together, this symposium will advance the dialogue and solutions to address the great energy challenges of the 21st century.”
As one of America’s greenest cities, Chicago was selected by Eaton to host the event as part of its nationwide series of energy management conferences. Quinn will provide decision-makers with a critical state energy-management perspective. The keynote will be followed by a series of breakout sessions featuring a moderator and panelists who have expertise in – and special passion for – successful energy management programs.