The Better Buildings Summit is a national meeting where leading organizations across key sectors showcase solutions to cut energy intensity in their buildings portfolio-wide by 20% over the next ten years. This Summit is designed for partners and stakeholders to exchange best practices and highlight demonstrated market solutions with an equal emphasis on discussing future opportunities for greater energy efficiency in America’s homes and buildings.
Join Resource for the Future (RFF) for an expert discussion of creativity, innovation, technology, and natural resources. Ruth DeFries, the Denning Family Chair in Sustainable Development in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology at Columbia University and a 2007 recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship “genius grant” award, will discuss key themes in her new book, The Big Ratchet: How Humanity Thrives in the Face of Natural Crisis. A panel of experts in geography, conservation science, and economics will consider the advantages and limits of innovation in using and conserving natural resources.
The Women's Council on Energy and the Environment will host its May Happy Hour networking event.
The Potential Energy DC Petting Zoo is a showcase of energy and environmental solutions that you can see and touch - from entrepreneurs right here in the DMV. Innovators include: PEARL Home Certification, Tumalow, YUCK! Old Paint, ExyBox, Ecocell Energy, iRestore, Athena Power, Aquicore, Iron Goat, et al.