Tuesday, June 8, 2010

You Can Act On Energy Symposium

Act On Energy is hosting a symposium designed to help chamber members understand what companies in their business category are doing to be energy-efficient. People who attend this symposium will also get a coupon that will increase their incentive amount 15% on their next project, which could be worth thousands of dollars. The symposium closest to the Pekin area will be in Bloomington/Normal on July 27th from 8 AM until 1 PM. There is NO COST to attend the event, which includes breakfast and lunch. This is being provided to you by the Ameren Illinois Act On Energy Business Program.

This symposium will not provide broad based concepts on how to reduce the amount of energy you use. There will be break-out sessions specifically designed to talk about best practices for hospitals, industry, grocery & convenience stores, small businesses and public entities. The whole purpose of the event is to provide business owners and managers with a forum where they can learn about energy-efficiency best practices for their specific industry. This event is designed to help identify the low hanging fruit and give you the tools to start working on projects at your facility.

Here is the agenda for the day:

• 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM – Registration, free continental breakfast, visit Program Ally booths

• 9:00 AM to 9:50 AM – Plenary session with keynote speaker from Best Buy

• 9:50 AM to 10:00 AM – Break

• 10:00 AM to 10:50 AM – Industry-specific break-out sessions

• 10:50 AM to 11:00 AM – Break

• 11:00 AM to Noon – Program Ally exhibits

• Noon to 1:00 PM – Free hot lunch and panel discussion

• 1:00 PM – Conference adjourns

The Plenary session will start off with an introduction from Act On Energy, highlighting the day and introducing the keynote speaker from Best Buy talking about the future of energy and technology.

After the Plenary session participants will move to the industry-specific break-out sessions which are divided into five tracks:  industrial, grocery/convenience, health care, small business and public entities. Participants will hear about best practices and an Ameren customer who has participated in the program will give a testimonial of how the program has enhanced their business.

Following the industry-specific break-out sessions, participants will have an hour to speak with Program Allies to talk about projects they can implement. The Program Allies can provide expert advice on best practices and help you start your energy-efficiency project. Finally, during lunch, there we be a panel discussion with four businesses in the community that will talk about their business’s thoughts on energy-efficiency, and how they evaluate projects.  There will be a diverse group of customer on the panel discussion representing both large and small businesses such as CAT, State Farm, Kraft Capri Sun, Kroger, Pepsi, YWCA, churches and others.

Register for the You Can Act On Energy Symposium by calling (866) 800-0747.

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