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Memphis and Shelby County Sustainability Summit coming up at the end of June

The Tennessee Energy Education Initiative in partnership with Memphis, Shelby County and the State of Tennessee will host regional and national experts on energy efficiency, renewable energy, and energy management projects at the 

In addition to an overview of best practices, the summit will address industry specific trends for healthcare and education with customized schedules. Learn about best practices and hear case studies from a variety of different professionals.

Healthcare: Keynote speaker David Rivas, facilities engineer with the Mayo Clinic, will present "How Energy Efficiency and Sustainability insure Corporate Health for the Mayo Clinic."

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Education: Discussion forum with education experts on smarter energy practices for schools, including how to finance energy upgrades and reduce campus energy use.

Featured speakers will also address sustainable multi-family housing. Gregg Webb will discuss building sustainable communities and the experience of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis. Kate Johnson of the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy will explore the untapped potential in energy efficiency of multi-family buildings.

Additional workshops will discuss how to find resources and finance energy efficiency projects through lenders, with incentives and tax credits.

Outside the two main tracks, technology roundtables will discuss advanced HVAC, LED lighting and solar in commercial facilities.

For the full agenda and registration information visit the Tennessee Energy Education Initiative website.

The Tennessee Energy Education Initiative is a partnership of the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation's Office of Energy Programs, Pathway Lending, and other statewide energy resource providers. Funding is provided by the U.S. Department of Energy through the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act.

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