Energy Efficiency: Building Successful Teams and Strategic Partnerships


From: March 10, 2011 3:00 PM

To: March 10, 2011 5:30 PM

Publication date:

Thursday, March 10, 2011
TIME: 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM

The Energy & Environmental Technology Applications Center (E2TAC) is proud to present

Energy Efficiency: Building Successful Teams and Strategic Partnerships  The third in a six part series of the ENTREPRENEURIALBOOTCAMP

Energy EfficiencyMaking homes, vehicles, and businesses more energy efficient is seen as a largely untapped solution to addressing the problems of pollution, global warming, energy security, and fossil fuel depletion. In the late 1970s, physicist Amory Lovins popularized the notion of a "soft energy path", with a strong focus on energy efficiency. Among other things, Lovins popularized the notion of negawatts--the idea of meeting energy needs by increasing efficiency instead of increasing energy production.

A report published in 2006 by the McKinsey Global Institute asserted that "there are sufficient economically viable opportunities for energy-productivity improvements that could keep global energy-demand growth at less than 1 percent per annum"--less than half of the 2.2 percent average growth anticipated through 2020 in a business-as-usual scenario. Energy productivity, which measures the output and quality of goods and services per unit of energy input, can come from either reducing the amount of energy required to produce something, or from increasing the quantity or quality of goods and services from the same amount of energy.

Join us as our panel of experts discusses how energy efficiency measures can change your business--even if your business IS energy efficiency--and teams and partnerships that you should be building along with it!

Agenda3:00 - 4:30 pm: Panel Discussion 4:30 - 5:30 pm: Cocktail Reception DetailsDate: Thursday, March 10, 2011Time: 3:00 - 5:30 pmLocation: NanoFab South Auditorium and Rotunda | The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering | 255 Fuller Rd. Albany, NY 12203RSVP: To RSVP for this or any of the ENTREPRENEURIALBOOTCAMP series, please contact Nicholas Querques at [email protected] Cost: There is no cost to attend this eventDirections: Click here for directions to the College.  Please note that for larger events such as this, you do not need to sign in with security and can proceed directly to the event site after parking. 

The PanelE2TAC has assembled a first-class panel focusing on the opportunities and partnerships for companies focusing on energy efficiency.  Invited panelists include representatives from the following organizations:

  • Bob Kennedy, Einhorn Yaffee Prescott Architecture & Engineering 
  • Nexeon Energy Solutions
  • United Technologies Research Center
  • and more!

Moderator: Pradeep Haldar , E2TAC

About the ENTREPRENEURIALBOOTCAMP Developed by the Incubators for Collaborating & Leveraging Energy And Nanotechnology (iCLEAN), the ENTREPRENEURIALBOOTCAMP is a six part series designed to provide insight and education on some of the hottest topics in the energy arena:

  • Energy Storage: Develop Competitive Strategies and Target Markets - February 3, 2011
  • Photovoltaics: How to Identify Investors and Funding Sources - February 24, 2011
  • Energy Efficiency: Build Successful Teams and Strategic Partnerships - March 10, 2011
  • Cleantech Start-Ups: Lessons Learned from Clean Energy CEOs - March 31, 2011
  • Understanding Legal Issues (IP, Governance) and Policy for Cleantech Businesses - April 14, 2011
  • Cyber Security for Smart Grids: Build a Successful Business Plan and Model - April 21, 2011

Each forum will feature expert speakers and panelists within the field.  Though the events do have a stronger emphasis on small and start-up companies, they are designed to benefit anyone with an interest in the topic, not simply entrepreneurs.  Typical participants include representatives from industry, academia, and government.  Panels are designed for maximum audience interaction.  

This program is supported by the National Science Foundation's Partnerships for Innovation program: CLEAN; iCLEAN , a NYSERDA-funded clean energy incubator serving the Tech Valley region; E2TAC at the College of Nanoscale Science & Engineering (CNSE); New Energy New York ; and the Clean Energy Alliance .   

Location: NanoFab South Auditorium and Rotunda | The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering | 255 Fuller Rd. Albany, NY 12203

Contact Information: Name: Nicholas Querques Email: [email protected] Website:

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