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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

Tom Riley, Senior Director for Energy Services, EnerNOC
Adam Boese, President, The Daylight Savings Company
Michael V. Byrnes, P.E., LEED AP, Executive Vice President, SourceOne
Michael Flatley, CEM, LEEP AP, Senior Energy Engineer, Goldman Copeland Associates

  • 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

James Coyle, P.E., LEED AP, CEM, Principal Mechanical Engineer, Arcadis/Malcom Pirnie
Thomas Newbold, P.E., LEED AP, CEM, Principal, Landmark Facilities Group
Timothy Lynch, CEO, Pepco Controls

  • 3:30-3:45 p.m. Elevator Modernization, presented by Jim Bos, Principal James W. Bos, Sustainable Elevator Consultant and Otis Elevators (speaker TBD)

Con Edison will also host a gourmet lunch at 11:45 a.m. in the Grand Ballroom Foyer and a networking reception at 4 p.m. in the Petit Room and/or Rendezvous Trianon.

Visit to register for the Con Edison Energy Efficiency Summit. For more information about the summit and Con Edison’s C&I Program, email or call 1-877-797-6347.

Con Edison is a subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc. (NYSE: ED), one of the nation’s largest investor-owned energy companies, with approximately $13 billion in annual revenues and $36 billion in assets. The utility provides electric, gas and steam service to more than three million customers in New York City and Westchester County, New York. For additional financial, operations and customer service information, visit Con Edison’s Web site at


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