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Smart Talk Panel Explores Opportunities for Startups in the Energy Efficiency Sectors

Many energy efficiency and clean tech companies struggle to identify the early adopters in advanced energy retrofitting due to a fragmented and rapidly evolving industry. On June 5, the University City Science Center will address this issue and explore the retrofitting and energy efficiency practices of municipalities, universities, schools and hospitals, or MUSH entities during a Satellite Quorum Smart Talk: Energy Matters program at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. Facilities and operations representatives from MUSH entities in the region will discuss the decision-making process related to the integration of energy-efficiency technologies and practices and how entrepreneurs can be part of the conversation. An expansion of the Science Center’s successful Quorum program, Satellite Quorum is offering programming in partnership with the Energy Efficient Buildings (EEB) Hub that plugs entrepreneurs into the clean tech and advanced energy retrofit industries and connects them with the people and resources necessary to grow their startups. Brad A. Molotsky, EVP and General Counsel, LEED Green Associate at Brandywine Realty Trust, will moderate a panel of facilities and operations heads for a discussion of their experiences and tips in adopting AER technologies and practices at their respective institutions. Panelists include Kurt Bresser, Energy Manager, Temple University; Alex Dews, Policy and Program Manager, City of Philadelphia Mayor's Office of Sustainability; Ken Ogawa, Executive Director of Operations, Facilities and Real Estate Services, University of Pennsylvania; and Thomas Schneider, Manager of Energy and Operational Efficiencies North Penn School District. Throughout the year, Satellite Quorum will offer Smart Talk: Energy Matters programming, to give startup and growing companies a look at best practices and business strategies from industry leaders in the region. Smart Talk: Energy Matters Agenda 8:30 a.m. – Registration, networking & continental breakfast 9:00 a.m. – Panel discussion followed by Q&A 10:00 a.m. – Adjourn There is no charge for the event which will take place in Building 101, Suite 310 at the Navy Yard, the current home of the EEB Hub. Space is limited and advance registration is required. Online registration is available at: Read More

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