WHEN

Thursdays, October 22 - November 19, 2020

WHERE

Virtual Event, Via Hopin Platform

2020 MICHIGAN ENERGY SUMMIT

Introducing 2020 Keynotes:

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Mahesh Ramanujam

CEO, U.S. Green Building Council

Mahesh Ramanujam is proving that building a more sustainable world is no longer a dream, but a global evolution. As president and CEO of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and Green Business Certification, Inc. (GBCI), he leads a community of 13 million people that’s growing every day. He believes that sustainable living is not just about the physical building and rebuilding of our communities, but ultimately about our willingness to reimagine the way we treat each other. He envisions a world where construction is as much about compassion as it is about the convenience and efficiency of the structures themselves. And most importantly, behind every strategy, he emphasizes our universal responsibility to prioritize health and wellness, to make a commitment to the longevity of our planet, and to create a better quality of life for ourselves and future generations.
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Vincent Martinez

COO, Architecture 2030

Through his 13-year tenure at Architecture 2030, Vincent Martinez has been working to solve the climate crisis by catalyzing global building decarbonization efforts through the development and activation of robust networks focused on private sector commitments, education, training, and public policies. Vincent has facilitated the collective impact of a large spectrum of industry partners and organizations to create local, regional, national and international initiatives and programs. Vincent has strong connections with private sector leaders in urban real estate through his previous role as the 2030 Districts Network Interim Director from 2013 to 2016, helping co-found the 2030 Districts model that has now been adopted by 22 North American cities. He now sits on the 2030 Districts Network Board of Governors. Vincent also formerly managed the development and dissemination of the AIA+2030 Professional Education Series, which provided design professionals in 27 markets across North America with strategies for reaching zero net carbon building operations and has since been developed into an online education series. As COO, Vincent executes Architecture 2030’s goals by coordinating their exceptional staff on strategic, impactful projects and programs. Vincent also helps set the organization’s vision and currently leads Architecture 2030’s work on urban zero-net-carbon buildings and public policy, including the ZERO Code, Achieving Zero framework, and Zero Cities Project with 11 leading US cities. Vincent was the 2018 Chair of the American Institute of Architects’ Energy Leaders Group and is a member of the AIA 2030 Commitment Working Group. He is an honorary member of AIA Seattle and was named an Emerging Leader by the Design Futures Council in 2015.

JOIN HUNDREDS OF PROFESSIONALS AT THE MICHIGAN ENERGY SUMMIT

The 2020 Virtual Michigan Energy Summit Series and Award Ceremony will feature peer-to-peer learning over a five week webinar series beginning weekly on October 22 and leading up to the celebration of the 2019 Battle of the Buildings Biggest Losers on November 19.

Keynote speakers & panel discussions will focus on zero net energy, energy policy, electrification, carbon neutrality, and capital acquisition. In addition, the Virtual Expo will connect you to vendors exhibiting the latest in technology and services. Plus, loads of networking opportunities and multiple chances to win prizes from our sponsors!

In response to reduced budgets and restricted travel, the Michigan Energy Summit is FREE to attend in 2020. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to learn how local companies are successfully reducing their energy costs while maintaining occupant comfort and increasing productivity.  See you there!

Agenda

Please register for each session by clicking the buttons below. For each session you attend, the greater number of entries you have to win some great prizes!

October 22, 2020 | ZNE: From Premium to Standard - Are You Ready for Market Transformation?

Zero Net Energy buildings are quickly becoming the expectation of new construction. Tune in to learn what you need to know about market trends, lived experience, and pathways across the country and here at home. This session will kick off with a look at the growing trend of policies across the nation that discourage the use of carbon-based fuel. Then, we'll talk with a panel of building owners who are operating ZNE buildings. Get your questions about ZNE answered and discover resources that will close the gap on capital during the introduction of the 2020 Michigan Energy Summit Series.

Schedule:

9:30am - 10:00am | Networking and Expo

10:00am - 10:10am | Welcome, Cheri Holman, Michigan Battle of the Buildings

10:10am - 10:40am | Going All Electric, Vincent Martinez, Architecture 2030

10:40am - 11:30am | ZNE Building Owner Perspective, Celia Hoag, DNV-GL (moderator); DeVon Miller, Western Michigan University; Eric Doyle, Catalyst Partners; Peter Skornia, Bazzani

11:30am - 12:00pm | Networking & Expo

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October 29, 2020 | A Carbon Neutral World: It Takes a Village

Description:

Carbon Solution opportunities are prevalent in every level of the marketplace. Tune in to interactive fireside chats with local municipalities Ann Arbor & Grand Rapids and utility provider DTE. Learn how they are working to achieve a Carbon Neutral future for Michigan.

Schedule:

9:30am - 10:00am | Networking and Expo

10:00am - 10:05am | Welcome, Gillian Giem, Michigan Battle of the Buildings

10:05am - 10:35am | Utility Carbon Solutions, Ken Randazzo, DTE Energy

10:35am - 11:30am | Municipality Carbon Goals, Sarah Mills, University of Michigan (moderator), Alison Sutter, City of Grand Rapids and Missy Stults, City of Ann Arbor

11:30am - 12:00pm | Networking & Expo

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November 5, 2020 | Financing Your Upgrade - "The Bottom Line is, The Numbers Made Sense"

Description:

The most important part of any project is the ability to acquire the necessary capital. Join this session to uncover the opportunities that will move your projects forward quickly and start investing those energy savings back into your business today.

Schedule:

9:30am - 10:00am | Networking and Expo

10:00am - 11:30am | Session

11:30am - 12:00pm | Networking and Expo

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November 12, 2020 | Moving the Needle: Businesses and Energy Innovation

Description:

Building owners are setting goals and finding innovative ways to reach the bar in high-performance operation. This session will explore the reasoning behind these actions and see how they affect the business, the buildings, and the community they serve. Take a deep dive with representatives from corporations such as Colliers International to explore their individual goals and the actions they are taking to reach them.

Schedule:

9:30am - 10:00am | Networking and Expo

10:00am - 11:30am | Session

11:30am - 12:00pm | Networking and Expo

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November 19, 2020 | Virtual Energy Summit & Awards Ceremony

Description:

Who are the 'Biggest Losers' of 2019? You'll find out during this grand finale session! We'll celebrate the winners and hear from our inspirational keynote speaker, Mahesh Ramanujam CEO of USGBC in Washington DC. Join a roundtable discussion with some of the greenest building operators in Michigan and try your luck at winning one of the great gifts donated by our sponsors, Odawa Casino, JW Marriott, and the Detroit Lions.

Schedule:

9:30am - 10:00am | Networking and Expo

10:00am - 10:15am | Welcome

10:15am - 10:45am | Mahesh Ramanujam, USGBC National

10:45am - 11:15am | Al Vasquez, TCF Center

11:15am - 11:30am | Awards Ceremony

11:30am - 12:00pm | Reflection

12:00pm - 12:30pm | Networking and Expo

Register Here

 

JOIN US FOR THE MICHIGAN BATTLE OF THE BUILDINGS AWARD CEREMONY & PRIZE GIVEAWAY

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Get 5 entries to win! Each session attended gains you an entry into our virtual giveaway, hosted by the Detroit Lions. Win prizes such as:

  • Detroit Lions Merchandise
  • Night Stay at JW Marriot with complimentary valet parking
  • Night Stay at Odawa Casino & Resort and dinner at Sage
  • & More!

 

 

2020 SPONSORS

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Award Ceremony Sponsor

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2020 EXHIBITORS

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