April 18, 2013
8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.


NextEnergy Center
461 Burroughs
Detroit, MI 48202

Join us to discover financing solutions to get your operation energy efficient.

An expanding menu of financing strategies has been introduced to the market to assist in the implementation of energy efficiency projects. The Energy Efficiency Finance Forum is designed to help commercial and industrial end-users, technology providers, and energy managers achieve a working knowledge of the main concepts, issues, and solutions in funding these improvements.

What makes this event unique?

The program is designed to provide an interactive forum for the exchange of ideas and potential solutions for removing barriers from securing energy efficiency financing between end-users and finance program managers.

Attendees will learn about emerging models for energy efficiency financing, and hear from those who have successfully secured it. There will be many opportunities to connect directly with industry experts at “guru roundtables,” and network with a diverse set of stakeholders in the energy efficiency and finance sectors including:

  • Citibank
  • Comerica Bank
  • General Motors
  • Lean & Green Michigan
  • Metro Controls
  • Michigan Economic Development Corporation
  • Michigan Saves
  • Rockwell Automation

Who should attend?

  • Commercial and industrial facility managers
  • Commercial and industrial real estate developers
  • Commercial and industrial energy managers
  • Energy efficiency technology vendors
  • Financial institution representatives
  • Business owners
  • Contractors/installers
  • Consultants/auditors/energy service providers
  • Energy-efficiency program administrators (e.g., utilities, state)

Event Agenda*

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast

9:00 – 9:15 a.m.
Jean Redfield, President & CEO, NextEnergy

9:15 – 9:40 a.m.
Bruce Schlien, Director, Citibank

9:40 – 10:40 a.m.
Driving Corporate Energy Efficiency Commitments – A Case Study
Energy efficiency investments are thought to be cost-effective and low risk, yet many barriers to adoption still exist from the business perspective. This panel will explore ways to build the business case for energy efficiency investments
Al Hildreth, Global Facilities, Energy & Carbon Optimization (ECO), GM
Josh Bloom, Director of Business Development, Bloom General Contracting
Bob Ronan, COO, New England Energy Management

10:40 – 11:00 a.m.

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Building Attractive Products for Energy Efficiency Finance
Each panelist will describe available programs, highlighting energy efficiency finance products
Robert Jackson, Program Manager, State Energy Office
David Wible, VP, Comerica Bank
Eric Hanna, Director, MEDC Capital Market
Andy Levin, President, Lean & Green Michigan

12:00 – 12:45 p.m.
Guru Roundtables
Connect directly with industry experts in a creative, speed-dating style  networking session, and meet a diverse set of stakeholders in the energy efficiency and finance sectors
Al Hildreth – GM
Andy Levin – Lean & Green Michigan
Chris Albert – Kanepi (Invited)
Darryl Trombley – Metro Controls
Sally Talberg – Michigan Saves
Frank Dowd – Rockwell Automation
Robert Jackson –  State Energy Office

12:45 – 2:00 p.m.
Lunch and Networking

*Agenda subject to change


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