Rescheduled to Spring 2013
“Waste and carbon reduction goals will require retailers to look beyond common practice and ahead to innovative building designs and technologies.”
— RILA 2012 Retail Sustainability Report
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UC DAVIS ENERGY EFFICIENCY FORUM:
Energy efficiency upgrades aren’t just good for the planet — they’re good for business. Cost-effective improvements to lighting and HVAC systems enhance customer experience, raise real estate values, and, increasingly, improve customer relations and brand value. Recent studies also indicate that those companies investing in efficiency have stronger sales and attract more long-term investors.
To support the growing green retail trend, experts from the Energy Efficiency Centers at the University of California, Davis, have organized a special forum: Re-energizing Retail. The event is designed to help business owners make the best efficiency investments for their needs while reducing their energy consumption, lessening peak loads on utilities, and cutting carbon emissions.
The forum is an outstanding opportunity for retail and restaurant professionals, facility managers, energy stakeholders, policy makers, and researchers to hear presentations of case studies, see new technology demonstrations, share insights and input, and connect with potential partners, investors, product suppliers, and service providers.
WHAT WILL BE INCLUDED?
Presentations will address the needs of those who own or lease building space for grocery stores, restaurants and big-box retail stores, as well as those involved in open-area shopping centers or multi-story indoor malls. Breakout sessions will allow participants to tailor their experiences to their own goals and areas of interest.
WHO CAN ATTEND?
This event is open, by invitation and free of charge, to a select number of retail professionals, researchers, manufacturers, and utility partners. For more information, please contact:
Executive Director, Energy Efficiency Center
Interested in providing a tabletop exhibit or sponsoring a meal? Contact:
Kelly Cunningham Outreach Director, California Lighting Technology Center
kcunning @ ucdavis.edu, 530-747-3824
or Paul Fortunato Outreach Coordinator, Western Cooling Efficiency Center
pfortunato @ ucdavis.edu, 530-752-0280
For information on other sponsorship opportunities, please contact:
External Relations Officer, Energy Efficiency Center
skohong @ ucdavis.edu, 530-752-0235
Event Coordinator, UC Davis Energy and Transportation Cluster