TechTalks from event: Green Initiatives Conference 2011

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GLOBAL ELECTRICAL DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL

  • The global electrical distribution channel plays a key role in energy usage reduction and sustainability Authors: Christopher P. Hartmann, EVP & CEO, Rexel Holdings USA
    With the combination of rising energy prices (oil, gas and electricity) and ever-increasing electricity consumption (Eutelsat expects electricity consumption growth of 76% by 2030), both energy savings and renewable energies are more needed more than ever. Such efforts are universally regarded as the natural solutions that will prevent disastrous energy tensions. The global electrical distribution channel plays a key role in energy usage reduction and sustainability. Already partnered with the leading suppliers of energy efficient products, public utilities and policymakers, electrical distributors promote and recommend the most suited solutions to their customers. They understand their customers' product usage and have a broad knowledge to select the most effective energy efficient solutions in lighting, HVAC and motor control, and building automation. Electrical distributors are uniquely positioned to recommend and deliver renewable energy solutions, such as photovoltaic (solar) and, more recently, small wind turbines. With their unmatched strength in supply chain, they are the key channel to bring to customers the right equipment for the right application. Already the contractors' preferred vendor, electrical distribution can manage or provide for turnkey installation services for the entire range of energy solutions, from lighting retrofits to electric vehicle charging stations and more. Christopher Hartmann, Executive Vice President and CEO of Rexel Holdings USA, a leading U.S. electrical distributor with annual sales of $3.5B, will explain how electrical distributors in the USA accelerate the deployment of energy efficient and renewable energy solutions in the commercial construction industrial sectors, cutting costs and enhancing the sustainability reputations of companies every day. Mr. Hartmann is able to offer his unique insights drawn from a career in the electrical industry working in a variety of functions both on the manufacturing side as well as in the supply chain.

GREEN COMMUNITIES

  • Building Green, Saving Green Authors: Dana Bourland, Vice President Green Initiatives, Enterprise Community Partners
    Low-income households spend disproportionately more on their energy and water bills than moderate income households often putting them in the untenable position of having to chose between paying the rent and keeping the lights on. Providing opportunities to live in energy efficient, water conserving, healthy housing can significantly ease the financial burdens on families and individuals while reducing carbon emissions and creating jobs. Enterprise has been working to make green and affordable housing one and the same through their nationally recognized Green Communities Initiative. In this presentation, Enterprise's Vice President of Green Initiatives Dana Bourland will share the impact their work is having on the people they serve and the innovative tools such as the Enterprise Green Communities Offset Fund they have created to make it happen.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

  • Massive Scale for a Shrinking World: Clouds and Sustainable Computing Authors: Peter Coffee, Vice President & Head of Platform Research, Salesforce Josh Whitney, Lead Corporate Sustainability Practise, WSP Environment
    Getting past the casual use of cloud for any Internet service, it's a measurable fact that massively scalable shared services true clouds can reduce carbon footprint by 95% while performing the data-intensive tasks of modern lifestyles. Crucial to informed conversation on this subject is an understanding of the multi-tenant model: the heart of all true clouds, which don't settle for merely centralizing old complexities but instead achieve radical simplification of traditional IT practices by reexamining and redefining core processes. Join Peter Coffee, VP of Platform Research at enterprise cloud computing pioneer salesforce.com, and Josh Whitney, Corporate Sustainability Lead at WSP Environment & Energy, for an exploration of the innovative approaches being brought to bear by many cloud service providers to redefine expectations of IT sustainability in the workplace and the world.
  • Wright Express rapid! PayCard Authors: Karyn Wild, VP Business Development
    Wright Express rapid! PayCard provides your company with the most comprehensive PayCardbenefit and green/paperless ePayroll program designed for employers choosing to convert toelectronic delivery of payroll at zero cost.