Please replace the release with the following corrected version due to multiple revisions. The corrected release reads: CON EDISON ENERGY EFFICIENCY SUMMIT RACES TOWARD HIGH PERFORMANCE BUILDINGS WITH “AMERICA’S ENERGY COACH” THOMAS KISER Summit features energy-saving strategies, technologies and incentives for commercial & industrial property owners and managers Con Edison will kick off its first Energy Efficiency Summit 2011: Racing Toward High Performance Buildings on June 1 with keynote speaker and “America’s Energy Coach” Thomas Kiser, Chairman, CEO, and founder of Professional Supply Inc. (PSI). Most famous for the "Kiser Concept," which saved the Ford Motor Company more than $15 million in energy costs annually, Kiser shows audiences how energy efficiency is becoming a new corporate culture that can drive an organization’s economic engine. Kiser is scheduled to speak during the opening session beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the Grand Ballroom. “If anyone understands the value of high performance buildings, it is Thomas Kiser,” said David Pospisil, Con Edison C&I Program Manager. “One of our top priorities for the Con Edison Energy Efficiency Summit is to provide our commercial and industrial customers with access to high-caliber speakers who can share real-world knowledge and experience implementing energy-saving solutions for buildings. We are excited to have Mr. Kiser deliver the keynote address.” The summit takes place from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Hilton New York and features business strategies, new technologies and valuable rebates and incentives available to Con Edison’s commercial and industrial (C&I) customers. More than 150 of Con Edison’s market partners are expected to exhibit in the America’s Halls from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The “Pitch Stop” products showcase, where several exhibitors will demonstrate technologies and techniques that can help transform commercial and industrial facilities into high-performance buildings, will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Rendezvous Trianon.
Additionally, the following educational breakout sessions will run from 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. in the Mercury Ballroom:
- 10:00-10:45 a.m. Gas Efficiency and Building Envelope Technologies, presented by Ted Conway, Strategic Account Manager, Gas Technology Institute and John Hannam, VP Energy and Building Sciences, Israel Berger & Associates
- 11:00-11:45 a.m. Panel: Efficient Operations/Retrocommissioning, moderated by Michael Bobker, Director, Building Performance Lab at City University of New York
- 1:00-1:45 p.m. Lighting and LEDs, presented by Michael Smith, VP, Energy Solutions Group, Lutron Electronics and Nick Nikolakis, President, Greenlight Initiative
- 2:00-2:45 p.m. Panel: Central Plant Optimization and Instrumentation/BAS, moderated by John Rice, P.E., LEED AP, Partner, AKF
- 3:30-3:45 p.m. Elevator Modernization, presented by Jim Bos, Principal James W. Bos, Sustainable Elevator Consultant and Otis Elevators (speaker TBD)