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Program September 2nd & 3rd Cobb Galleria Centre | Atlanta, GA


2009 Sponsors




In Alliance with


In-Kind Contributors Your Single Source


GREENBUSINESS WORKS EXPO is a proud member of


Advisory Council Mark Lethbridge Arcadis Gabriel Eckert BOMA Ira Blumenthal Captain Planet Foundation Mike Mannheimer Cox, Inc Kristian Wolf German American Chamber of Commerce of the South Jim Black GREENGUARD Environmental Institute Lynette Young Sustainable Atlanta Steven Lebovitz McKenna Long Aldridge Lee Peterson Reznick Group Ben Taube Southeast Energy Alliance Phillip Consolino SouthEast LINK Jared Blass Public Broadcasting Atlanta Jim Sprouse GHLA Tina Guldberg Georgia Institute of Technology Henning Bloech GREENGUARD Environmental Institute Gary Parker Republic Services


steering committee Bobbie Flowers MedClean Technologies Bill Pearson IAQ Sciences Dan Loudermilk DNR-Sustainability Division Debby Cannon Georgia State University Denise Holland GHLA Galit Levitin Green Chamber of the South Grey Kelly Southface James Marlow Radiance Technologies Jodi Consolino SouthEast LINK Katie Hinman Interfaith Power and Light Kelly Schwartz BOMA Kim Karsch GreenBridge Council Leslie Koerdt Koerdt and Associates Mandy Mahoney City of Atlanta Monica Moseley Republic Services Monitra Biedlman Servidyne Phillip Consolino SouthEast LINK Walter Brown Georgia Solar Energy Association Hadley Laughlin Plan-it Friendly Erin Croom Georgia Organics


Dear Sustainability Friends: As we greet you today, we are filled with gratitude and realize the magnitude of our responsibility to you.   Gratefully, the Advisory Council, with their infinite wisdom, has set the stage for our key message, Sustaining Sustainability. Their council and acknowledgement of the challenges everyone is facing in this economic landscape, set the theme for this year’s event. Their direction, assist companies in keeping their businesses thriving, became our mantra. Keynote and breakout session speakers picked up this battle cry and stand ready to assist your business growth in these economically challenging times.    Saving Green, Going Green became our second tier message. EXPO sessions are designed to bust the myth that green costs more and to support you in taking steps that are no-cost, low cost strategies that deliver a rapid return on your investment.     Our exhibitors are key to implementing what you learn.  Make a new business relationship from the trade show floor. Do not leave here without doing so. The exhibitors are here to support sustaining your business and saving you money. Spend time with them. Learn about their offerings because they have the keys to sustaining business by saving money.  (continued on next page)


Our sponsors make this event happen. Without them, the EXPO simply would not happen. They sponsored the expo because they believe in you, in their ability to support you and they are the kind of companies with which you want to do business. You can trust them, their expertise and their integrity.  Please, introduce yourself to them. They are here to support you.  We are grateful for your presence today and are mindful of our responsibility to you. Thank you for this opportunity to serve.     Sincerely,

Stephanie Stephanie Armistead General Manager


SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE Wednesday, September 2nd

8:00 – 9:30 Exhibitor Load in Trade Show/EXPO floor 8:30 – 9:30 Breakout Sessions Various Meeting Rooms 9:15 – 10:00

Coffee Café, Exhibit Floor Trade Show/EXPO floor

10:00 – 11:15 Opening General Session

Main Ballroom

and Keynote Address

11:00 – 12:15 Trade Show/EXPO floor Trade Show/EXPO floor 12:15 – 1:30 Recognition Luncheon

Main Ballroom

1:30 – 7:00 Trade Show Day Pass Trade Show/EXPO floor 2:00 – 3:00 Breakout Sessions Various Meeting Rooms 3:30 – 4:30 Breakout Sessions Various Meeting Rooms 4:30 - 5:00 Exhibit Floor Trade Show/EXPO floor 5:00 – 6:00

Green Hall Meeting

Main Ballroom

6:00 – 7:00 Reception/EXPO floor Trade Show/EXPO floor


SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE Thursday, September 3rd

7:30 – 8:15

Coffee Café Trade Show/EXPO floor

8:30 - 9:30 Keynote Address

Main Ballroom

9:30 - 10:00 Trade Show/EXPO floor Trade Show/EXPO floor 10:00 – 10:55 Solar Sessions Various Meeting Rooms 10:00 – 11:00 Breakout Sessions Various Meeting Rooms 11:05 – 12:00 Solar Sessions Various Meeting Rooms 12:00 – 1:15 Luncheon, Keynote Speaker

Main Ballroom

1:30 – 2:30 Breakout Sessions Various Meeting Rooms 1:30 – 2:30

Solar Summit Sessions Various Meeting Rooms

1:30 – 7:00 Trade Show Day Pass Trade Show/EXPO floor 2:45 – 3:45

Solar Summit Sessions Various Meeting Rooms

3:00 – 4:00 Breakout Sessions Various Meeting Rooms 4:00 – 4:45 Trade Show Trade Show/EXPO floor 4:15 – 4:45

Solar Session Closing Keynote

5 :00 – 6:00 EXPO Closing Session 6:00 – 7:00 EXPO Cloing Reception

Main Ballroom Main Ballroom

Trade Show/EXPO floor


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Contacts I made that I want to do business with

Topics I want to know more about and who I can call:


BREAKOUT SESSIONS Wednesday, September 2nd


Wednesday, September 2

Sustainability 101 - What is it? How do I start? What will it mean for my company? 830AM | Room 114 This session is an invitation only session for those new to sustainability or just beginning their journey. During this session, invited attendees will have quality time with industry experts to discuss openly the foundation and core elements of sustainability, creating and communicating a plan and implementing a program for your company or organization. Presented by: Jim Hartzfeld, InterfaceRAISE Roxane Peyser, maurgood, llc Michael Sater, maurgood, llc

Green Lessons Learned – Hindsight is 20/20 830AM | Room 113 Discussion with Facility Managers and Business Owners who have transitioned to sustainable business. Hear their lessons learned; what they wish they would have known before they started; etc. Presented by: Phillip Consolino, SouthEast LINK Bill Stankiewicz, Shippers Warehouse Shannon Westberg, The Hurt Building Greg O’Brien, Sustainable Options, LLC Moderator*


Wednesday, September 2

“Saving Green” with the TAX SAVINGS MAN 830AM | Room 115 This session reviews tax incentives, tax credits, and using stimulus money to offset the cost of your sustainable initiatives in your building operations and energy maintenance. Also includes key issues relating to the proper timing to engage the TAX MAN to maximize your green benefits. Presented by: Brent Tracy, Servidyne Denise Mummert, The Windham Brannon Companies

Green I$ Greener” – Finding Money in Your Building 830AM | Room 117/118 “The marketplace shift to green (commercial real estate) is gathering force. Massive obsolescence is looming. Profits are there for the taking. It’s time to act.”- Charles Lockwood, “As Green as the Grass Outside”, Barron’s. Learn more about how renovating “green” can have a positive financial impact on your bottom line. Bringing an existing building up to green code will reduce operating costs, enhance asset value and profits. Another benefit is the improvement of employee productivity and satisfaction. “Green” renovations optimize life-cycle economic performance and improve air, thermal, and acoustic environments.  We will explore, through case study analysis, how “green” initiatives in water, lighting, and HVAC can help reduce your bottom line. Presented by: Ken Doble, Quantitative Realty Capital Eric Williams, LEED AP, EcoMeed LLC Tony Cannarella, PROTECH Contractors


Wednesday, September 2

Healthy Indoor Air by Design* Credits: AIA (1LU), IDCEC (0.1 CEU), CSI (1-ECH), USGBC 830AM | Room 112 This basic level course is designed to communicate the importance of indoor air quality (IAQ) and empower architects, designers and specifiers to employ strategies to improve the IAQÂ in the spaces they are creating. The course includes background on the impact of indoor air pollution on human health and economics. Participants will learn to identify sources of indoor air pollutants, illustrated by several case studies that highlight the effects of controlling, versus not controlling, IAQ at the design phase of building construction. Emphasis also will be placed on how participants can incorporate good IAQ principles into sustainable building projects. Presented by: Paul Bates, GREENGUARD Environmental Institute

Making the Case for Less Water 830AM | Room 119 Businesses and institutions can reduce their water use and lower their utility costs by replacing inefficient equipment and changing operations. Saving water is good for your bottom line and for the environment. Attend this session and hear what businesses and industries are doing to save-save money by saving water. Presented by: Jeff Carrier, The Carpet and Rug Institute Bill Strang, TOTO TOILETS Bruce Karas, The Coca Company Adam Saslow, Plexus Logistics International, Moderator*


Wednesday, September 2

The High Performance Existing Building Development Experience – An Ongoing Mode of Operation and Advantage in Achieving Efficiencies 2PM | Room 113 This session reviews results achieved and lessons learned in developing and operating Crestwood Office Building in Duluth, GA, into a newer and larger high-performance building renovation. Examines the specific steps encountered during the development of the energy efficient-award winning, and certified environmentally friendly Crestwood, and illustrates how it’s drawing upon its 11 years of ongoing operational excellence to achieve the highest level of performance .Presented by: Tommy Linstroth, Melaver, Inc.

Legal, Zoning and other Impediments to Building Green 2PM | Room 114 Today there is much emphasis placed on developing green buildings and re-commissioning existing buildings to meet Green Building Standards such as LEED. Many organizations are faced with today’s economic realities and are unable to invest resources or money into such programs to become green. What many have turned to is developing robust lean, green environmental approaches that are less costly and produce major cost savings and measure building performance. Presented by: Steven O’Day, Smith Gambrell and Russell, LLP


Wednesday, September 2

Energy Regulatory and Policy Drivers for the Southeast 2PM | Room 115 Why isn’t renewable energy more pervasive in the southeast? What drives policies and regulatory practices in the southeast? How can we, as a region, become more energy independent? This hot topic includes a look at the southeastern region energy planning and discusses the challenges, causes and cures that drive renewable energy development in the southeast. Presented by: Ben Taube, SEEA Jim Kibler, AGL Resources Anthony Maiello, GE Energy

We’re from the Government and Here to Help! 2PM | Room 116 Yes, free services and low cost programs are available from our government-grant money, too! Attend this session to reap your free rewards! Learn how to work with various governmental entities to launch, support and sustain your program. Presented by: Suzanne Burns, Georgia Department of Natural Resources Danny Orlando, Environmental Protection Agency (Energy Star Program) Richard Ross, Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority


Wednesday, September 2

Sustaining Sustainability-Is Your Program Sustainable in These Economic Times? 2PM | Room 117/118 Going Green is a journey of a thousand steps and maintaining profitability during the journey is key. How is success measured and what are the eco-nomics of going green? Attend this session and learn how to sustain your program during these tough economic times. Small group session will allow you to ask questions pertaining to your organization and receive on-point, consultative solutions to your particular challenge. Presented by: Jim Hartzfeld, InterfaceRAISE

Saving Money by Saving Water - Conserving Water in this Ol’ Building 2PM | Room 112 A look at numerous water saving technologies, strategies and tools available for building owners, operators and managers to Save Money by Saving Water in existing buildings. Presented by: Alan Burton, Everclear Enterprises, Inc. Terry Janssen Ecotech Water, LLC* Moderator Steve Williams, BUILDINGGREENER, LLC


Wednesday, September 2

Creating Sustainable Healthcare Environments 2PM | Room 119 During these economic times, creating healthy hospitals, healthy people, healthy environments and saving money without compromising patient care, are top of mind issues for healthcare providers. Transforming the way that healthcare operates its facilities, as well as the products used within those facilities plays a major role in these issues. Being able to apply tax credits to your operations or upgrades supports a more financially sustainable facility. Attend this session and gain insights to creating environments that heal. Presented by: Phillip Consolino, SouthEast LINK, HOST Henning Bloech, GREENGUARD Environmental Institute Lee Peterson, Reznick Group Scott Clark, Soltherm Energy Barry Abramson, Servidyne Scott Grisanti, MedClean Technologies Beri Hancock Irving, DIEMstudio, Moderator

Energy Performance Contracting 101 330PM | Room 113 Investments in energy efficiency are among the best steps an owner can take. When rising energy costs are squeezing your operating funds, and capital reserves are low, it is difficult to improve system efficiencies. How can third party financing come to your rescue? Attend this session to learn how to effectively work with Energy Savings Companies and what you can and cannot expect from no-cost/low-cost shared benefits. Presented by: Wayne Robinson, President, Energy Ace*, Moderator Dave Fisher, Dekalb County Facilities Management David Godfrey, Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority


Wednesday, September 2

Keys to Successfully Financing Sustainable Energy Projects 330PM | Room 115 This session will assist with the financial community’s debt/ equity understanding of successfully financing renewable/sustainable projects. It will also include an overview of successfully navigating the complexities of rebates and incentives for alternative energy projects. Presented by: Lee Peterson, Reznick Group John Bergwell, Chevron Energy Solutions

Green Building Ordinances – When Governments Set Policy 330PM | Room 117/118 What happens when cities legislate green building ordinances? Can guidelines be developed to facilitate green buildings without forcing excessive costs on developers, owners, or occupants? Hear an update on Atlanta’s Building ordinance and the progress the City of Chamblee has made along with the pitfalls and gains from sustainable construction and development. Presented by: Robert Newcomer, The Lang Legal Group Towsend Bailey, Sustainable Atlanta Dan Schultz, City of Chamblee Shane Totten, Off Grid Studio


Wednesday, September 2

Achieving Energy Efficiency through the Energy Star Program 330PM | Room 112 An overview of Energy Star Program, how to get started and the Energy Star reporting requirements. Presented by: Danny Orlando, Environmental Protection Agency (Energy Star Program) Barry Abramson, Servidyne

Issues and Answers-A GM’s Overview 330PM | Room 119 Moderated by Paul Breslin, this session deals with the questions on the minds of General Manager’s as they seek ways to reduce operating costs while increasing occupancy. Hear real world experiences from a green hotel operator, a green hotel consultant and a green meeting planner about steps to increase profitability. Presented by: Tom Boeck, Sustainable Options, LLC Evan Gekas, Axiom Meeting and Incentive Solutions Crist Inman, La Paz Group Paul Breslin, Panther Hospitality, Moderator*


Wednesday, September 2

Using Social Media to Market Your Company & Products 330PM | Room 106 Led by Karin Pendley Koser, President/CEO of KPK & Company and KPKinteractive. Karin, who has created social media campaigns for her clients including Hotel Palomar Atlanta, the American Craft Council Show in Atlanta and GreenBusiness Works EXPO, will lead the panel to provide a Social Media 101 overview. What social media channels best fit your messages? Should you have separate identities for your personal and business “personas?” What makes a company or organization “relevant” in social media? Learn the specifics on FaceBook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Vimeo, flickr and other sites from experts.

Presented by: Karin Koser, KPK & Company/KPKinteractive *Moderator Steven Piejak, Linkedin Hope Dlugozima, Mother Nature Network Bert DuMars, Newell Rubbermaid Laura Bellinger, Social Media Manager & Communications Consultant



Breakout Sessions Thursday, September 3rd


Thursday, September 3

Creating Livable Communities through Urban Mobility 10AM | Room 115

Easy access to multiple transportation options supports successful reduction of single car occupancy. Attend this session, hear how Ford Motor Company, GA Tech and the City of Atlanta have collaborated, and are beta testing an urban mobility solution at Atlantic Station. Presented by: David Berdish, Ford Motor Company Mandy Mahoney, City of Atlanta *Moderator Bert Bras, Georgia Institute of Technology Heather Alhadeff, City of Atlanta

Busting the Myth that Green Costs More & Continuous Commissioning

10AM | Room 117/118 Buildings are one of the largest consumers of resources and energy in this country, and according to the AIA (American Institute of Architects) are responsible for almost half of all carbon emissions in the United States. Since Americans spend nearly 90 percent of their lives indoors, buildings are clearly important to our way of life. The most common misconception about green building is that these approaches cost more to implement than traditional strategies and techniques of design and construction. This session offers an overview of Continuous Commissioning速, a patented and licensed on-going process developed by Texas A&M University to resolve operating problems, improve comfort and optimize energy use that requires no capital investment. Typical savings are 20% to 40% and paybacks are usually less than 3 years. Attend this session and learn how you can save money and optimize building efficiencies. Presented by: Steve Harrell, SSRCx/SSG Paul McCown, SSRCx/SSG 24

Thursday, September 3

Realities and Priorities for Achieving LEED 10AM | Room 112 Session speakers will address lessons learned from realworld experience with multiple LEED projects, both Existing Buildings and New Construction. What is realistic, what is not? And what are the realities of cost? What happens to LEEDNC buildings after they’re built? Hear varying viewpoints and perspectives of an owner/operator, developer and sustainability consultant. Presented by: Barry Abramson, Servidyne Steven C. Thweatt, Emory University Tommy Linstroth, Melaver David Freedman, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Moderator*

Making Money with Certifications - Green Returns on Green Certifications 10AM | Room 119 Why should I certify my product? What is the value in the marketplace? How do I make it work for our company? To remain competitive, certifications are becoming a necessity. Early adopters are seeing the returns. This session reviews why a product should be tested, the value of third party verifications, the importance of training and communicating the certification and how to achieve a return on your investment. Presented by: Henning Bloech, GREENGUARD Environmental Institute Michael Sater, maurgood, llc Greg O’Brien, Sustainable Options, LLC Moderator*


Thursday, September 3

Innovations in Carpet Recycling 10AM | Room 106 This course informs the attendee about key drivers of carpet recycling. Participants will learn about landfill diversion programs, and why diversion makes a positive environmental impact. The presentation will highlight how to reuse and recycle carpet, and describes how old carpet can be transformed into new products. Â Approved for HSW CEU credits Presented by: Georgina Sikorski, Carpet America Recovery Effort

Healthy Buildings, Healthy People – Followed by GREENGUARD Environmental Institute TOUR. 130PM | Room 115 Achieving good indoor air quality is no simple task and must be managed from the planning stages, through construction and beyond. Schools, healthcare facilities, hotels and hospitals all benefit from a healthier balance of indoor and outdoor air. Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is determined by an array of processes, products, and natural occurrences in buildings. Indoor air quality can support healthy, happy, comfortable people who can live, work and play better in indoor spaces. While this is a worthy objective in and of itself, it also results in sizable bottom line benefits to all players involved: building owners, facility managers, design and construction professionals and insurance companies, just to name a few. Learn how you can save money in your building with improved IAQ. Presented by: Marilyn Black, Air Quality Sciences, Inc


Thursday, September 3

Zero Waste Zone 130PM | Room 117/118 Atlanta made headlines with this innovative program on waste minimization and reduction. The Zero Waste Zone is spearheaded by the Green Food Service Alliance in partnership with Atlanta Recycles, the U.S. EPA and the Sustainability Division of the GA DNR. Initially focused on the foodservice industry, ZWZ participants recycle common recyclables, donate excess food, compost food residuals and send their spent grease for the local production of biofuel.  The result is an amazing reduction on trash taken to the landfills.  Attend and hear the story of how ZWZ was created, the challenges and successes of this committed and dynamic team and the potential of creating a ZWZ for your city.

Presented by: Holly Elmore, Green Food Service Alliance Mary Beth Van Pelt, U.S. EPA Jim Lindenmayer, Greenco Environmental Steve Simon, Fifth Group Restaurants and ZWZ Participant Sharon Goldmacher, communications 21

Communities and Industry Working Together to Achieve Recycling – A Case Study of the Republic Services and Recycle Bank Program to be launched in Cobb County 130PM | Room112 Republic Services, Recycle Bank and Cobb County have partnered to offer a rewarding experience for Cobb County residents. Attend this session to hear how a community and two businesses collaborated to create a curbside, incentivized recycling program designed to reward households when they recycle. Receiving points is easy, redeeming rewards is fun! Attend this session and see if Republic and Recycle Bank can reward your community.

Presented by: Monica Moseley, Republic Services


Thursday, September 3

Rightsizing in These Economic Times? Pack it, Stack it and Track it GREEN! 130PM | Room 119 Are you consolidating offices to minimize risk? When the economic landscape shifts, and companies return to growth will you be prepared to make the move to bigger space? Attend this session and hear how the experts have been relocating clients in a cost effective and sustainable manner all without or with minimal business interruption. Whether you are in healthcare, higher education, public sector, non-profit or corporate, this session will give an overview of green relocating- the use of technology and tools to minimize risk & safeguard data. The Pioneer Group uses web-based project management application coupling standardized data management technology with the appropriate business processes. Technology and reusable tools combine to create a move that’s green with minimal waste. Attend this session and learn how resizing, relocating and consolidating can be green-and cost effective.

Presented by: Leslie Koerdt , The PIONEER GROUP*, Moderator Wade Bell, Rentacrate ShredX LLC Monte Townsend, Flood Brothers Jeff Carrier, The Carpet & Rug Institute

An Overview of Ford Motor Company’s Corporate Sustainability Initiatives - Delivering to the Triple Bottom Line 130PM | Room 106 How does a large corporation approach the environmental and social initiatives tied to its business in a manner that delivers to the bottom line? While many large companies support philanthropic causes, their sustainability organizations typically focus on those environmental and social actions that are grounded in delivering to the company’s bottom line.  This session will highlight Ford’s key initiatives in both the environmental and social fields, with a focus on its product 28

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and manufacturing environmental initiatives and their tie to the company’s economic sustainability goals. Presented by: John Viera, Ford Motor Company

Making the Green Leap 130PM | Room 116 For the business owner vacillating between “going Green” or staying the current course, or the manager looking to get started on a sustainable program within their organization, hear from a company president who made the commitment to transition his janitorial supply company from business as usual, to a leader in cleaning green sales and service. Learn how to begin the green journey, hear real life case scenarios, discover the economic and sustainable results from greening up the way your organization does business Presented by: Phillip Consolino, SouthEast LINK

LED Lighting – The Lowest Hanging Fruit on Your Energy Bill - Benefits and the ROI 3PM | Room 115 This session will show how LED lighting will soon replace all existing lighting. It will also show the benefits of LED lighting versus the incumbents, the return on investment for going green with LED lighting, Education on the history of LED lighting and its applications. It will also show case studies performed nationally and locally. Explain Epact deduction as well as Tax credits available. Presented by: Ted Mears, Greenlight Initiative Richard Burton, Greenlight Initiative


Thursday, September 3

Socially Responsible Companies as Investments 3PM | Room 117/118 This session will provide an overview of how a financial advisor implements a socially and environmentally responsible investment strategy. Ideas on using the strategy’s criteria to improve your business operations and attractiveness to outside investors will be discussed. The session will wrap up with information on how to communicate your responsible business message to customers, potential customers and investors. Presented by: Peter Krull, Krull & Company

Single Stream Recycling - Opportunities for Commercial and Industrial Recycling 3PM | Room 112 Single-stream recycling -it’s the future for responsible resource conservation and an important step toward meeting a goal of a Zero Waste Building and community. Single-stream recycling makes it almost as easy to use the recycling bin as it is to use the trash can, so for the previously unconverted, there’s no excuse for not recycling. It also creates a significant opportunity for communities to get a lot closer to their Zero Waste goals. Attend this session and learn the importance and ease of single stream recycling for your office and office building. Presented by: Faith Zydowski, American Recycling of Georgia and Waste Pro of Georgia, INC Alex Vela, Fifth Street Management


Thursday, September 3

How Green is Your Supply Chain? 3PM | Room 119 Has your company evaluated its vendors beyond tier one suppliers? How does your company ensure compliance with all vendors to the supply chain? Hear from experts in this area who will discuss processes and steps to ensure your supply chain is integrated into your corporate DNA. Presented by: Jeff Hicks, Indoff, Moderator* Jim Newberry, TinRoof Advertising Carl Krivutza, Newell Rubbermaid


Dear Southern Solar Summit Attendees: Welcome to the First Southern Solar Summit, a special conference track sponsored by the Georgia Solar Energy Association and offered within the GreenBusiness Works EXPO. The Solar Summit is designed to provide education about solar projects, technology, policy, economics in the state of Georgia, the South East and around the country. The Georgia Solar Energy Association (GSEA) leads the statewide effort to promote the economic and environmental benefits of solar energy through education, advocacy and industry support. Our more than 250 members and corporate partners are working collaboratively to create a sustainable energy economy for Georgia. Thank you for joining us and we look forward to your support in ‘Making Solar Commonplace in GA.’ Sincerely,

James James Marlow GSEA Board Member and Summit Chair


Summit at a Glance 7:30 - 8:15 am

Coffee Cafe

Trade Show/EXPO floor

8:30 - 9:15 am


9:15 - 10 am

EXPO Trade Show Open

Trade Show/EXPO floor

10 - 10:55 am

Solar Thermal Hot Water

Rm 113

10 - 10:55 am

Solar & Utilities, Smart Grid

Rm 114

11:05 - 12 pm

Solar Photo Voltaic

Rm 113

11:05 - 12 pm

Government Solar Policy

Rm 114

12 - 1:15 pm

EXPO/SOLAR SUMMIT LUNCH AND KEYNOTE John Bergwell, Director Project Finance Chevron Energy Solutions

1:30 - 2:30 pm

Solar Training/Green Career

Rm 113

1:30 - 2:30 pm

Solar Economics,

Rm 114

Bradley D. Collins Executive Director of the American Solar Energy Society

Main Ballroom

Main Ballroom

2:45 - 3:45 pm Solar & Architecture Rm 113 2:45 - 3:45 pm

Solar & GA State Policy

3:45 - 4:15 pm

EXPO Trade Show Open

4:15 - 4:45 pm


5:00 - 5:40 pm

EXPO CLOSING - Managing a Green Brand You Ira Blumenthal, author of the Best Selling Book, Managing Brand You and Host of the EXPO 2009

5:30 – 6:30 pm

CLOSING and Meet the Author RECEPTION Trade Show/EXPO

Ira Blumenthal

Rm 114 Trade Show/EXPO floor




Presented by Georgia Solar Energy Association


10 - 10:55 am (Room 113)

An update from leaders in the world of solar thermal hot water. A look at pricing, efficiency and applications. Among discussion items: why larger systems are becoming more common. (1 hour) Presented by: Tom Lane, President, ECS Solar Energy Systems Billy Byron, Managing Director, AET Solar  Dan Gretsch, P.E., Vice President, Solar H2O Jake Morgan, Manager of Alternate Energy and Business Continuity, Cox Enterprises Moderator: To be announced

SOLAR & UTILITIES, SMART GRID - Panel Discussion 10 - 10:55 am (Room 114)

A discussion with southern utility executives on the role of solar in their energy portfolios. Among the discussion items are: utility solar programs, interconnection policies and utility scale Smart Grid solar projects. (1 hour) Panelists: Ervan Hancock, Manager, Renewables and Green Strategies, Georgia Power Michael Whiteside, President, Green Power EMC Ken Caird, Transmission & Distribution - Systems Engineer, General Electric Moderator: Walter Brown, Chairman, Georgia Solar Energy Association; Senior Vice President of Development and Environmental Affairs, Green Street Properties 34

SOLAR PHOTO VOLTAIC - Panel Discussion 11:05 am - 12:00 pm (Room 113)

An update from some of the great industry players. What’s happening in the world of photovoltaics? Will prices continue to drop and efficiencies increase? What can we expect from technology? Panelists: Kurt Johnson, Business Development Manager, Utilities & Power Plants, SunPower Corporation John Megna, Senior Sales Manager, SMA America, Inc. Bob Ready, Director, Solar Energy Division, Florida Solar Energy Center Ajeet Rohatgi, Ph.D., Founder, CTO, Suniva Moderator: To be announced

GOVERNMENT SOLAR POLICY - Panel Discussion, 11:05 am - 12:00 pm (Room 114) A snapshot of solar programs in the southeast and around the country, including the south’s only solar city, Knoxville, Tennessee. Among the discussion items are: solar in municipal, state and federal programs including Cool Cities initiatives. (1 hour) Panelists: Erin Burns, Sustainability Coordinator, City of Knoxville Steve Kalland, Executive Director, North Carolina Solar Center J. David Dunagan, Renewable Energy Program Manager, GA Environmental Facilities Authority Chris Lau, Green Power Project Manager, World Resources Institute  Moderator: Mandy Mahoney, Director of Sustainability, City of Atlanta


SOLAR TRAINING, GREEN CAREER - Panel Discussion 1:30 - 2:30 pm (Room 113)

A discussion about green careers and the education and training that support the transition from traditional to green jobs. Among the discussion items are: finding what’s right for you, available education and training, and making sense of certifications such as NABCEP, LEED AP and PMP. (1 hour) Panelists: Kelly Provence, Solar PV/Thermal Trainer, Solairgen William Silva, Solar Training Coordinator, Lanier Tech; NABCEP certified PV Installer; Director of Operations, United Renewable Energy, LLC Dell Jones, Board Member, NABCEP; VP Renewable Project Development, Regenesis Power, LLC  Moderator: Allen Bradley, Attorney, Stites & Harbeson PLLC

SOLAR ECONOMICS - Panel Discussion 1:30 - 2:30 pm (Room 114)

Making solar work economically for business, commercial, residential and utility scale project in the south east. Among the discussion items are: solar return on investment, system costs, rebates, incentives and grants. (1 hour) Panelists: Lee Peterson, Tax Attorney, Reznick Group Ben Hill, Enterprise Innovation Institute and Adjunct Professor, Georgia Tech Ivan Urlaub, MEM, MPP, Executive Director, North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association John Bergwell, Director of Project Finance, Chevron Energy Solutions Moderator: Katie Kirkpatrick, P.E., Vice President Environmental Affairs, Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce


SOLAR & ARCHITECTURE, BUILT ENVIRONMENT Panel Discussion 2:45 - 3:45 pm (Room 113)

Incorporating solar in to the built environment. Among discussion items are: solar ready buildings, LEED projects which incorporate solar and the Architecture 2030 program. (1 hour) Panelists: Mike Barcik, Director of Technical Services, Southface T. Russell Gentry, Ph.D., PE, Associate Professor, Architecture Program, Georgia Institute of Technology Dan Gerding, Managing Principal, Gerding Collaborative Moderator: Vikram Sami, Senior Building Performance Analyst, Lord Aeck Sargent; Solar Buildings Division Chair, American Solar Energy Society

SOLAR & GEORGIA STATE POLICY - Panel Discussion 2:45 - 3:45 pm (Room 114)

A candid talk with Georgia public policy makers about public policy today and in the future. Among the discussion items are: state solar incentives, utility net metering and interconnections. (1 hour) Panelists: Rich Golick, Representative, Georgia House of Representatives, (R) Smyrna Doug Stoner, Senator, Georgia State Senate, (D) Smyrna Chuck Eaton, Commissioner, Georgia Public Service Commission Moderator: Jason Rooks, Principal, Clean Energy Strategies LLC



Keynote Speakers


Keynote Speaker September 2, 10:00 pm

John R. Wells

President and CEO, Interface Americas John Wells serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Interface Americas, a wholly owned subsidiary of Interface, Inc., the world’s largest manufacturer of modular carpet. John has overall responsibility for Interface’s business units in the Americas, including Bentley Prince Street, FLOR, and InterfaceFLOR in the United States, Canada and Latin America.   Interface Americas has sales in excess of $650 million. Since joining Interface as Vice President of Sales for InterfaceFLOR from Shaw Industries in 1994, John has held a number of senior leadership roles.  In July, 1995, he was promoted to president and CEO of InterfaceFLOR Commercial.  In November 1999, John was again promoted to his current position as President and CEO of Interface Americas.  John earned a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Management from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1984 through a cooperative educational program. In December of 1995, Wells also completed the Executive Education Program at the UNC at Chapel Hill, NC. In June 2005, John was appointed to the Board of Directors for the Carpet and Rug Institute. John serves on the Georgia Institute of Technology’s Advisory Board, the Alexandar Tharpe Board, and the College of Management Advisory Board.  In 2006, John was appointed to the David Suzuki Foundation National Business Advisory Council, Canada.


Keynote Speaker September 3, 8:30 am

Bradley D. Collins

Executive Director, American Solar Energy Society Brad is Executive Director of the American Solar Energy Society (ASES) and Publisher of SOLARTODAY magazine. He has guided ASES since February 2001. During his career Brad has served as an organizational manager, chief development officer, foundation executive, fund raising consultant and solar building researcher, designer and builder. He holds an M.A. in Sociology from the University of Colorado and an MBA from Regis University. He represents the Society at functions and events throughout the country and works to educate and advocate for renewable energy technologies among decision makers, educators, media and the public. Brad and Jody have two children, a lawyer daughter who lives with her husband in Austin and a son who works in the solar industry in the San Francisco bay area. His Prius-driving wife lives part year in their owner-built passive solar house in Montana. Otherwise they enjoy family, hiking in the Rockies, the Broncos, old friends, and the solar hot water in their home in Boulder.

Keynote Speaker September 3, 12:00 pm

John Bergwell Chevron Energy Solutions

John joined the company in September 2001 as the company’s first Director of Project Finance, bringing 25 years of financing experience to the position. John and his team are responsible for analyzing client needs and concerns and then structuring and coordinating all project financing activities to assure that the optimal form and cost of financing is obtained. Significant time is spent researching funding programs, as well as building and maintaining relationships with leading financial vendors in the energy services arena.


Keynote Speaker September 3, 12:00 pm

Ira Blumenthal CO-OPPORTUNITIES, Inc., Ira Blumenthal plays host and emcee for the second year at the GreenBusiness Works EXPO . Ira is a published author, public speaker and is the president of CO-OPPORTUNITIES, Inc., an Atlanta-based consulting company that has counseled world class clients such as Coca-Cola, Nestle, Kroger, McDonald’s, Harrah’s, American Airlines, Disney, United Artists, Marriott, Exxon, Wal*Mart and others in areas related to branding, strategic alliances, marketing, change management, re-invention and success. Ira is also proud to serve as the President of The Captain Planet Foundation... an organization that focuses on educating and inspiring youth to become great stewards of the planet and live ecofriendly lives. Ira will deliver the GreenBusiness Works EXPO closing keynote presentation. As people and organizations make the shift to a more sustainable way of living and doing business, effectively positioning yourself and your organization is key. Ira’s latest book, Managing Brand YOU! will be the foundation for his closing address as he focuses the audience on Managing A GREEN BRAND YOU! American Management Association says this about Ira’s book: “Managing Brand You gives readers a step-by-step guide for conducting a self analysis, creating a unique identity, defining their objectives, discovering their passions, creating a plan, putting that plan into action, and monitoring their progress.” The former host of a popular radio talk show (“SuccessTalk”), Ira has interviewed guest “success stories” such as General Colin Powell, Mario Andretti, Tommy Lasorda and other notables. Ira has also served as visiting university instructor at The University of Notre Dame and Michigan State University. Guest lecturing at many institutions, Ira also delivered the commencement program at the University of Houston’s Conrad Hilton School of Business. Ira was also honored being named the “first” Executive-In-Residence at Georgia State University’s Robinson College of Business where he oversees the prestigious hospitality industry executive council.


GreenHall Meetings At the end of the day, we will come together and participate in the education and information exchange about the latest advances in sustainability and the opportunities facing communities and companies as they seek to shift from traditional business practices to sustainable business practices. The Green Hall Meeting format is designed in keeping with the historic tradition of the town hall meeting which was developed by those who value the open exchange of ideas, dialogue and action.



September 2nd, 2009: Turning Carbon into Gold – Deriving Profits from Carbon

Like it or not, the US is moving toward carbon trading. Producing too much carbon is a liability, under-producing is an asset. Attend this session and ask all the questions you have about carbon cap and trade, emissions, and carbon as a profit center. The Green Hall Meeting will address issues, opportunities and challenges companies and governments will face with pending legislation.

If you are asking: • Will my company be required to participate in carbon offset purchasing? • Where is the new administration heading? • What does the Waxman Markey Bill cover and what will this mean to my business? • Should I begin now before it is mandated? • What are the advantages to measuring and offsetting your businesses emissions? How can being Carbon Neutral draw more clients? • Can the cost of being “Green” become covered by your customers? • How can we turn emissions into an asset not a liability?

These are just a few of the questions to be answered at the GreenBusiness Works EXPO GREEN HALL MEETING. The panel will consist of representatives of the following subject matter experts and industries: Policy Expert – Waxman Markey Bill – Roxanne Peyser, Maurgood, Inc. Carbon Trading - Eric Taub, Verus Carbon Neutral The Carbon Neutral Experience - Keith Kantor, C.E.O., Service Foods, Inc Bringing Companies to Sustainability and Carbon Offsets Jim Hartzfeld, InterfaceRAISE

Moderator Natalie Pawelski, Vice Consul, Political, Press, and Public Affairs, British Consulate-General, Atlanta




speaker biographies


Barry Abramson Servidyne Systems, LLC Barry serves as Senior VP of Servidyne Systems, LLC and has exceptional experience in improving the energy efficiency, environmental impact and economic performance of buildings. He provides consulting services for commercial and institutional facilities and leads Servidyne’s partnership with ENERGY STAR®. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in 14 states and a LEEDTM Accredited Professional. He is a corresponding member of the LEED for Existing Buildings Committee and the Technical Advisory Group on Energy and Atmosphere for the USGBC.

Mike Barcik

Southface Energy Institute

Mike Barcik is a senior research engineer and the Director of Technical Services at Southface. His areas of expertise include design reviews, building diagnostics, and energy performance modeling. He is a RESNET-approved Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Trainer, member of the State of Georgia Energy Code Task Force, ASHRAE member, and a LEED Accredited Professional. He is the only person selected as both a USGBC LEED for Homes and a USGBC LEED - NC Faculty member. 

Paul Bates

GREENGUARD Environmental Institute

Paul Bates, LEED-AP, serves as the Market Outreach Manager for GREENGUARD Environmental Institute and is responsible for developing and delivering sustainably oriented education and training programs to a range of audiences including building and design professionals, professional organizations and consumers. Paul has undergraduate and graduate degrees in Marketing and Business Administration from the University of West Florida as well as an Interior Design degree, (NCIDQ accredited), from the University of Southern Mississippi.


John W. Baumstark Suniva

John currently serves as Chairman& CEO of Suniva. He has over 20 years of technology experience in early and late-stage private and public companies including serving in these roles: an Operating Partner at H.I.G. Ventures, overseeing global operations of IBM’s Master Data Management (MDM) Server unit, President and CEO of DWL - the leader in Customer Data Integration software, Chief Operating Officer of TRADEX Technologies, Director of worldwide field operations for Infinium Software, sales and sales management positions with Management Science America (MSA), and Director of Procuri.

Wade Bell

Rentacrate ShredX LLC

For 7 years Wade has served as Senior Analyst at Rentacrate ShredX. As a quasi consultant, Wade has open the eyes of Real-Estate, Facility, Operations, Procurement and Property Management personnel when it comes to sustainable packing materials and purge services needed for an internal or external office content move. By utilizing Rentacrate directly, a company not only saves money but can also incorporate a LEED Point Proposal into the process if applicable.

Laura Bellinger

Social Media Manager & Communications Consultant.

Laura is a social media manager experienced in using microblogging, blogging, online community management and social networking to build brands and create social change. She is a strategic public relations professional who has managed high-volume media relations for complex global organizations including the American Cancer Society, CARE and CNN. Most recently, Laura developed, launched and managed CARE’s online community,, resulting in significant media coverage.


David Berdish Ford Motor Company

David is the Manager of Sustainable Business Development at Ford Motor CompanyHe is the program manager to design integrated urban mobility solutions in large cities around the world. He was also the lead designer of and is responsible for the Ford Human Rights Code of Working Conditions. He has also been assigned to lead the development of a Company sustainable water strategy. He has been at Ford since 1983 and has worked in Production, Program Management, Finance, and Organizational Learning.

Dr. Marilyn Black Air Quality sciences, inc

Dr. Marilyn Black is the founder of the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute (GEI), a non-profit organization that oversees the International GREENGUARD Certification Programs. GEI’s mission is to improve human health through programs that improve indoor air. With more than 25 years of experience, she is an expert on characterizing indoor air pollution and determining its relation to human health. She wrote the State of Washington indoor air quality standards for new construction, established the emissions test protocols for office furniture, carpet and office equipment.

Henning Bloech,

GREENGUARD Environmental Institute (GEI)

Henning helped start GEI as its first employee in 2001 and was instrumental in establishing the GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certification program. Now serving as Executive Director, he is responsible for strategy and positioning of GEI in the global market; leading strategic development, sustainable initiatives, promotion, and advocacy of GEI certification programs and capabilities. Additionally, he represents GEI at key strategic events and with external stakeholder groups, and also initiates participation in private and public programs establishing environmental policies, standards and codes. 50

Tom Boeck

Sustainable Options, LLC

As a Principal of Sustainable Options, LLC, Tom oversees the team’s auditing and consulting practice, utilizing a proprietary database of current LEED requirements that can be cross referenced with the costs necessary to achieve credits within each category for the various LEED certification rankings. With more than 20 years of experience in commercial construction and development, Tom served as a member of the USGBC’s Portfolio Committee, responsible for developing criteria for portfolio planning and standards for implementation of “green” practices across multiple-building portfolios.

Allen Bradley

Attorney, Stites & Harbeson PLLC

Dr. Bert Bras

Georgia Institute of Technology

Dr. Bras has been Professor at the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology since 1992. His research focus is on sustainable design and manufacturing, including design for recycling and remanufacture, bio-inspired design, and life-cycle analysis. His primary research question is how to reduce the environmental impact of companies while increasing their competitiveness, i.e., how to promote sustainable development. He has authored and co-authored over 140 publications.


Walter Brown Green Street Properties

Currently serving as Senior VP of Development and Environmental Affairs, Walter leads all environmental initiatives for Green Street and manages many of the company’s development and zoning responsibilities. Prior to Green Street, Walter was Senior Program Manager of the Southface Energy Institute, where he led key environmental initiatives such as founding the Sustainable Atlanta Roundtable, directing the Greenprints Sustainable Development conference, and helping found the Atlanta Regional Chapter of the USGBC. Walter currently chairs the Georgia Solar Energy Association.

Suzanne Burnes

Georgia Department of Natural Resources

Suzanne is the Assistant Director of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Sustainability Division. In addition to other duties, she has managed the Partnership for a Sustainable Georgia, a DNR program that recognizes environmental business leaders in Georgia; connects them with other leaders; and provides assistance to organizations taking steps to address their environmental footprint. Ms. Burns has worked in the green business arena for ten years, focusing largely on the hospitality sector prior to development of the Partnership.

Erin Burns City of Knoxville

As the Sustainability Coordinator for the City of Knoxville, Erin Burns works to promote a more green and energy-efficient city through government and community-oriented initiatives. One of her primary responsibilities is coordination of the Knoxville Solar America Cities Program, which she’ll be speaking about today. Erin is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and has four years of professional and extracurricular experience working with energy and environment-related issues.


Alan Burton Everclear Enterprises

Alan is the President of Everclear Enterprises, Inc., an Atlantabased exterior building restoration and maintenance company providing services such as glass, metal and stone restoration, caulking, waterproofing, pressure washing, window cleaning and more. Alan is an active member of the USGBC and many other industry associations that are diligently pursuing alternative means of maintaining commercial properties with sustainability in mind. Everclear routinely partners with property managers and building owners to promote water conservation and water reuse/recycling.

Richard Burton Greenlight Initiative

Richard is the Sales Director of Greenlight Initiative, and has been involved in the lighting industry since 1982.    During his 12 years with Sylvania Lighting Services, the nation’s largest lighting service company, he was SLS’s lighting project specialist, creating sophisticated audit, specification and energy calculation tools in support of energy-efficient lighting upgrades, retrofits and maintenance for commercial, industrial, municipal, education, healthcare, and leading national retail accounts.  He currently works with commercial, industrial, municipal, and retail accounts to provide qualified solid state lighting solutions.

Billy Byron

Managing Director, AET Solar

Ken Caird

Transmission & Distribution - Systems Engineer, General Electric


Tony Cannarella PROTECH Contractors, Inc

Founded in 1993 by Anthony (Tony) Cannarella, Protech Contractors, Inc. is an Atlanta based company providing contract services for various environmentally focused projects, including work with government agencies, Single-Family Residential Developers and Multi-Family Commercial Real Estate Investors and Managers.  Protech is a preferred contractor for government agencies and has successfully completed several green projects for agencies such as The Centers for Disease Control, The National Parks Service, the Department of Justice, as well as the Federal Aviation Administration.

Jeff Carrier

The Carpet and Rug Institute

As the Sustainability Manager of The Carpet and Rug Institute, Jeff is responsible for developing and executing industry level strategies relating to sustainable manufacturing. With an industry membership of 124 manufacturers, The Carpet and Rug Institute represents 95% of U.S. carpet and rug production. This amount equals approximately 45% of the total world carpet production. Jeff is currently working towards his Master of Business Administration at Kennesaw State University.

Scott Clark Appalachian Energy

As CEO of Appalachian Energy, Scott founded and led his company to national pre-eminence in the solar industry, most recently by steering its acquisition by the Vanir Group of Companies. Scott now serves as executive VP of the new Vanir Energy. The biggest highlight of his career to date is the launch and construction of the largest solar thermal heating & cooling installation in the world, at the former 900,000 sq. ft. Steelcase manufacturing facility in Fletcher.


Phillip Consolino SouthEast LINK

President of SouthEast LINK since 2000, Phillip Consolino entered the janitorial industry 40 years ago working for his family’s cleaning supply business, which he helped grow into a multi-million dollar company. After serving as President for 13 years, he moved on to champion eco-friendly sales consulting, which led SouthEast LINK to host GreenLink, Atlanta’s first “green cleaning” trade show, in 2007. Phillip’s consultative approach to selling has proved to be strongly compatible with SouthEast LINK’s longtime focus on customer training and service.

Hope Dlugozima Mother Nature Network

Before serving as VP and Director of Community and Social Networking at MNN, Hope was Vice President of Community & Social Networking at WebMD, where she launched the Web’s largest health message board community, blogging initiative, and live chats along with WebMD’s Facebook and Twitter presence. Hope’s more than 20 years of editorial experiences includes serving as community leader at iVillage, producer at Time Warner, creative director at Creative Multimedia in Portland, OR and features editor of the Prague Post in the Czech Republic.

Ken Doble

Quanititive Realty Capital

Prior to founding QRC, Ken was a principal and served as the COO of one of the largest privately held multifamily companies in the nation, where he oversaw all of the day-to-day operations of the firm’s 20,000+ apartment unit portfolio. Ken led each of the major operational departments in the company but always had a special interest in project renovations. Ken quickly realized that placing an increased focus on “green”


renovations was the key to reducing operational expenses and increasing asset values.

Bert DuMars Newell Rubbermaid

Bert is VP E-Business and Interactive Marketing for Newell Rubbermaid (NYSE: NWL) a global marketer of consumer and commercial products that touch the lives of people where they work, live and play. He joined Newell Rubbermaid in 2007 and is responsible for directing and coordinating eMarketing, eCommerce and Social Media Marketing initiatives for Newell Rubbermaid’s externally-facing online efforts; overseeing the eBusiness shared services that include a global, enterprise web platform, and standard processes, technologies and metrics across the company’s brand sites.

J. David Dunagan

Renewable Energy Program Manager, GA Environmental Facilities Authority

Chuck Eaton

Georgia Public Service Commission

Chuck Eaton was elected to his first term on the Public Service Commission in December of 2006. Before serving on the Commission, he worked in real estate sales. Prior to moving to Atlanta, he was an Account Executive for a packaging manufacturer in LaGrange, Georgia. Commissioner Eaton has been involved in the political process for a long time. In 1992, he served as Congressman Phil Crane’s Deputy Campaign Manager; he successfully managed multiple campaigns for former Representative Jeff Brown and is a graduate of the Coverdell Leadership Institute.


Holly Elmore

Green Foodservice Alliance

As Founder and Executive Director of the Green Foodservice Alliance (GFA), an affiliate of the Georgia Restaurant Association (GRA), Holly utilizes the extensive business skills developed during her eclectic professional path to take action and make a difference through the GFA. After beginning her career in the corporate arena as an auditor and CPA, she later created Executive Catering & Events. Holly has also operated two successful restaurants in Atlanta, served as Director of Marketing for Wine South and Advertising Director for Restaurant Forum.

David Fisher

DeKalb County Government

David is the Director of Facilities Management with DeKalb County Government. He is responsible for facility planning, design, construction, maintenance, operations and security with a portfolio of over 200 county owned and operated buildings. He has been actively involved in the facilities management profession for over thirty years, holding engineering, management and administrative positions and served within the healthcare, academic, research and government sectors. He is certified through the Association for Facilities Engineering and received the prestigious Facilities Management Excellence Award.

David Freedman

Georgia Department of Natural Resources

David is the Director of Engineering and Construction for the Georgia DNR. David is a Registered Professional Engineer, a LEED Accredited Professional, and serves on the faculty of the USGBC where he conducts LEED workshops across the country. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Atlanta Chapter of the USGBC, is a member of the State Facilities Energy Council, is Past President and a Board Member of the Georgia Association of State Facilities Administrators, and Presidentelect of the Association of Conservation Engineers.


Evan Gekas

Axiom Meeting & Incentive Solutions

After 27 years in the meetings and incentive industry, Evan Gekas decided it was time to JUMP feet first into his own business venture and opened Axiom Meeting & Incentive Solutions. Axiom delivers successful and innovative meetings and incentive programs annually for mid-sized firms and Fortune 500 corporations, always tracking their client’s costs savings, sustainability meeting management results, and customer satisfaction. Evan serves on the board of GMIC (Green Meeting Industry Council), is a member of the Industry Advisory Council for ALHI and SITE.

T. Russell Gentry

Georgia Institute of Technology

Dr. Russell Gentry is a structural engineer and building materials researcher. As an Associate Professor of Architecture at GA Tech, his research focuses on technical performance aspects of building materials, components, and assemblies; his work has considered mature building materials and systems, with ongoing projects in wood and concrete masonry, and on emerging building materials, with work in FRP (fiber reinforced polymers) and bio-based residues.   In his work, technical aspects include structural and mechanical performance, weathering and durability, constructability, material and component representation issues, and environmental impact. 

Dan Gerding

Gerding Collaborative, LLC

Dan is Managing Principal of Gerding Collaborative, an Atlantabased architecture and interior design firm that he founded in 1993. With a portfolio that includes commercial, institutional, recreational, restaurant, retail, and multi-family residential projects, his firm utilizes integrated design to optimize the economic, environmental and humanistic aspects of their projects. The firm’s first LEED project, the Sweetwater Creek State 58

Park Visitor Center, was certified Platinum in October 2006. A LEED Accredited Professional since 2002, he currently serves as Public Awareness Director for the Atlanta Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

David S. Godfrey

Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority

David serves as State Utilities Program Manager for GEFA. His responsibilities are to manage the team helping state agencies in the procurement and management of energy resources. The priority for 2009 is the creation of a new program using federal stimulus funds for energy improvement projects on state-owned facilities. In addition, David is working with state agencies and the private sector to develop legislation enabling energy performance contracting for Georgia state government, establish and maintain a state-wide utility database system to help facilities track and analyze energy usage, and provides staff support for the State Facilities Energy Council.

Sharon Goldmacher communications 21

Sharon L. Goldmacher has more than 21 years of experience conducting strategic-level marketing public relations and social media programs for a variety of consumer, business and nonprofit clients including Centex Homes, Emory Healthcare, HandsOn Network/ Points of Light Institute, NCAA, Southeast Dairy Association, Street of Dreams and more. Most recently, she organized a press conference to announce one of the nation’s first Zero Waste Zones in downtown Atlanta. She also served as public relations and promotions chair for the Atlanta Local Organizing Committee responsible for the NCAA® 2007 Men’s Final Four®.


Rich Golick

Representative, Georgia House of Representatives, (R) Smyrna

Rich is serving his sixth term in the Georgia House of Representatives, representing the 34th State House District in Cobb County based in Smyrna. He is the Chairman of the Judiciary (Non-Civil) Committee and serves on the Insurance, Appropriations and Retirement Committees. Rich served as Governor Sonny Perdue’s Administration Floor Leader in the State House from 2003 through 2008. During his tenure in the State House Rich has been recognized by various groups for his legislative achievements, including the Georgia District Attorneys Association, the Georgia Association of Educators, the Georgia Hospital Association, Georgia Conservation Voters, Cure Autism Now and Georgia Watch.

Ervan Hancock

Manager, Renewables and Green Strategies, Georgia Power

Steve Harrell SSRCx/SSG

Steve has 25 years experience in the sale, implementation, project management, and executive management of Building Automation Systems throughout Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, and Kentucky. Most recently, he held the position of Territory Branch Manager for Carrier Commercial Service and was responsible for commercial HVAC equipment service sales and management for Nashville, Knoxville, and Chattanooga. Steve has been an active member of ASHRAE for over 20 years and served as President of the Nashville Chapter in 1995 and is a LEED AP.


Jim Hartzfeld InterfaceRAISE

As Managing Director of InterfaceRAISE, Jim mobilizes executives to define and cultivate business growth opportunities based on sustainability as a core business model. Through InterfaceRAISE’s advisory services, Jim is sharing his experience gained through guiding Interface on its own technical and cultural transformation as well as his work with organizations such as the USGBC, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, and the President’s Council on Sustainable Development. Jim has advised Fortune 500 companies on their own sustainability initiatives in several very diverse sectors.

Ben Hill

Enterprise Innovation Institute and Adjunct Professor, Georgia Tech

Jeff Hix Indoff, Inc.

With over 20 years experience in the environmental movement as well as the business products, telecommunications, shipping and software industries, Jeff Hix currently serves as the nationwide green/sustainable business products expert for Indoff, Inc. Jeff specializes in helping companies reduce and control their overhead expenditures while simultaneously assisting with achieving sustainability objectives; providing consulting services that range from helping companies buy smarter and greener to developing and implementing their own strategic sustainability plans


Crist Inman La Paz Group

Crist began his hospitality career in 1976 and completed his Ph.D. at Cornell University, where he has taught since 1990. In 1996 he founded La Paz Group, which develops innovative hospitality and tourism brands dedicated to the principles of sustainability. Starting with Costa Rica, this practice has included work with emerging destinations such as Croatia and Patagonia; premier conservation-focused resorts such as Lapa Rios and Morgan’s Rock; and more recently the Wenger Patagonian Expedition Race.

Beri Hancock Irving DIEMstudio

Beri started DIEMstudio in the beginning of 2009. With an education and background in interior design, she is an expert in interior space planning, graphic presentation and construction document coordination. During her time at Gensler and TVS, she worked in many market segments as well as on a variety of project types, including Corporate, International and Retail. After many years focusing on Interior Design, she switched gears to focus on sustainable design management through the USGBC’s LEED Rating System

T.E. “Terry” Janssen Ecotech Water, LLC

Terry is CEO of Ecotech Water, LLC which operates as a Carbon Neutral company. Mr. Janssen holds several patents on products developed specifically to focus on the conservation of water and the subsequent reduction of emissions. His designs and products have enabled commercial buildings to function with zero water consumption. He is a Member and Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Florida Green Building Coalition and is the State Co-chair of the FGBC Government Green Standards Committee.


Kurt Johnson SunPower Corporation

Mr. Johnson is the Business Development Manager for the Utilities & Power Plants division of SunPower Corporation. He leads SunPower’s efforts to deploy utility scale solar PV in the Southeastern US. Mr. Johnson was formerly the Southeast Regional Sales Manager for SunPower Corporation. He managed a dealer base for both commercial and residential systems from Maryland to Florida and the Caribbean. The systems ranged from 1KW to 1MW and were primarily grid-tied systems that were either roof top or ground mounted. 

Dell Jones

Regenesis Power, LLC

Dell works in the development of photovoltaic and solar thermal systems, projects and programs. He has consulted for FPL Energy on repowering a 350 MW existing solar thermal electric plant and also work on a new solar thermal electric plant near Kramer Junction and Harper Lake, CA. Large-scale deployment of solar energy in distributed energy programs are in the development stages with several utility partners. As the Chairman of the NABCEP Solar Thermal Committee, Dell is beginning the fourth year of work on the Certified Solar Thermal Installer program.

Steve Kalland

Executive Director, North Carolina Solar Center

Keith Kantor Service Foods, Inc

Keith entered the United States Marine Corps as an officer and is still in the reserves today. While in the U.S.M.C. he attained his MBA from Chapman University. He entered the food industry in 1985 in Texas with a national food company and purchased half of Service Foods, Inc. in 1994. Service Food, Inc., also owns Blue Ribbon Foods and Southern Foods Group. Keith Kantor is currently completing another Masters degree in Nutritional Science and is C.E.O. of Service Foods, Inc.


Bruce Karas

The Coca-Cola Company

Bruce is the Director of Sustainability, Environment & Safety for Coca-Cola North America. He has over 20 years of experience as an EHS professional and has practiced in a wide range of Industrial operations in the US, Canada and China. He is a Certified Industrial Hygienist in Comprehensive Practice, a Certified Safety Professional and is a Registered Occupational Hygienist in Canada. He has served in various positions in national and local professional organizations and has presented various papers on topics ranging from ergonomics, health effects of flavorings, water stewardship and sustainability.

Jim Kibler AGL Resources

Jim serves as Vice President of Governmental Relations for AGL Resources. Jim previously managed Governmental Relations for AGL’s Mid-Atlantic utilities as well as its wholesale and MidStream operations, located primarily in the Gulf Coast region. He is the Chair of the Southern States Energy Board’s Associate Members program, which encourages cooperation by the region’s Governors, legislators, businesses, universities and public interest groups to advance consensus on energy and environmental policy.

Katie Kirkpatrick

Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce

Named VP of Environmental Affairs for the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce in August 2007, Katie oversees the Chamber’s public policy work on water, air and quality growth issues. She is a registered professional engineer in Georgia, Alabama and South Carolina, is a member of numerous professional associations, serves as a board member for the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District and is the incoming Chairman of the Board for the Institute for Georgia Environmental Leadership.


Karin Pendley Koser KPK & Company

Karin has 25 years of experience in consumer public relations, media relations, writing and marketing collateral development, and multimedia production and brand marketing. She founded KPK & Company in 2000 and her firm has provided PR services and marketing communication activities for a score of corporations and organizations that include: The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Companies, the Georgia Department of Economic Development, Shaw Industries, StayOnline, The Georgia International Convention Center, Georgia chapter, Meeting Professionals International.

Carl Krivutza Newell Rubbermaid

Carl is the Senior Packaging Sustainability Manager at Newell Rubbermaid, a global marketer of consumer and commercial products that touch millions of people every day where they work, live and play. Formerly the Packaging Engineering Manager for Rubbermaid’s Foodservice Products as well as a Packaging Manager for Timex and a Packaging Engineer at BIC Corporation, Carl’s interests include All Grain Homebrewing and German cars.

Peter Krull Krull & Company

Peter is president of Krull & Company in Darien, GA one of the east coast’s leading socially and environmentally responsible financial services firms. Mr. Krull founded the firm in 2004 and has since become a strong advocate for the environment and responsible business practices. He believes his purpose is to be a leader and “inspire and facilitate awareness.” He lives on Sapelo Island, GA with his wife, Dr. Melissa Booth.


Tom Lane

ECS Solar Energy Systems

Tom is CEO of ECS Solar Energy Systems, which offers Advanced Solar Contractor Training. Tom was inducted into the International Solar Hall of Fame in 2006 and in October 2008, the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) awarded the ISPQ Independent Master Training Certification to Tom - the first ISPQ Independent Master Trainer issued and directed specifically to solar thermal design, installation, solar hot water and pool heating systems. His book, “Solar Hot Water Lessons Learned 1977 to Today”, is considered the bible of the solar thermal industry.  He also wrote the Solar Thermal Study Guide for the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners.

Chris Lau

World Resources Institute

Christopher is the Manager of the Green Power Market Development Group at the World Resources Institute (WRI) and focuses on increasing corporate adoption of renewable energy in the US. He has served as a consultant to various renewable energy and advocacy organizations, including the American Wind Energy Association and The Nature Conservancy of Massachusetts. Prior to joining the public sector, Chris was the senior manager for investment management products at Thomson Reuters.

Jim Lindenmayer Greenco Environmental

Jim holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from the United States Military Academy, West Point. after his retirement from a distinguished career with the United States Army, Jim spent more than 15 years selling professional outsourcing, technology and consulting services for prestigious global services firms such as EDS, CSC, and A. T. Kearney as a major account executive to


the Food, Hospitality and Beverage industries. Jim has joined the Closed Loop Organic team providing regional and national sales efforts leadership.

Tommy Linstroth Melaver, Inc

Tommy is the head of Sustainable Initiatives for Melaver, Inc. His career has spanned the private, academic, and non-profit sectors from the west coast to the east, where he presently oversees the scope of Melaver Inc.’s sustainable vision. He develops sustainable property management practices for properties within the company’s portfolio, as well as facilitating management of new and existing properties according to the LEED green building rating system

Mandy Schmitt Mahoney City of Atlanta

Mandy is Director of Sustainability for the City of Atlanta, an initiative aimed at improving the city’s green programs and policies. Mandy is proud that she was part of the team that launched the BeltLine. Other work experience includes Ahmann, Weeks Properties Group and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. She serves on the Board of the Atlanta Chapter of Ducks Unlimited, the Green Chamber of the South, Urban Sustainability Directors Network and runs, a green lifestyle website, with her husband Sean.


Anthony Maiello GE Energy Services

As GM of Systems Engineering for GE Energy Services, Anthony Maiello directs systems development with an eye towards innovation, simplicity and eco-imagination. With over 25 years experience in the technology industry, Maiello is responsible for managing GE Energy Services technology decisions for systems engineering and architecture. His team leads Systems development for Smart Grid, Industrial/Power Plants, O&G, M&D and various advanced technology programs. Maiello’s team also created the GE Energy Services Systems Engineering Lab – a high performance lab capable of validating large complex systems.

Paul McCown

Smith Seckman Reid, Inc (SSR)

Paul serves as Manager of the Sustainable Solutions Group of SSR and is responsible for providing LEED Facilitation, RetroCommissioning, and Energy Analysis services through SSRCx, LLC – SSR’s commissioning subsidiary. SSR is a full service engineering design and facility consulting firm for facilities nationwide, including those for healthcare, institutional, sports, entertainment and municipal clients. Paul is a registered professional engineer in the state of Tennessee, is a LEED® Accredited Professional, Certified Energy Manager (CEM), and Certified Commissioning Authority (CxA).


Ted Mears

Greenlight Initiative

Ted Mears is currently in sales for Greenlight Initiative. He has been in the solid state lighting business for 3 yrs. While working with Greenlight he has gained the knowledge to provide quality solid state lighting solutions for commercial, industrial, municipal, as well as retail markets. His background in lighting stems from working with retailers and large companies to provide them with solid state lighting solutions. Ted and Greenlight Initiative are able to show how companies can gain a significant return on investment by implementing solid state lighting.

John Megna SMA America, Inc.

As Sales Manager (Eastern North America) for SMA Solar Technology, John works with renewable energy equipment distributors, solar and wind system integrators, utilities, and government agencies. SMA is the world’s leading solar inverter manufacturer.  Previously, he spent 20 years in engineering, product management, marketing, and sales roles at companies in the telecommunications industry including Scientific Atlanta, Panasonic, JDS Uniphase, and Emcore.  John has been awarded four US patents for broadband fiber optic telecommunications equipment.

Jake Morgan

Manager of Alternate Energy and Business Continuity, Cox Enterprises


Denise Mummert Windham Brannon

Denise has extensive knowledge of mergers and acquisitions and income tax compliance and planning techniques, capitalizing on opportunities for both tax deferrals and permanent tax savings for businesses and their owners. Denise works with a variety of industries, including law and consulting firms, manufacturing, and technology. She has handled tax issues related to income, sales, payroll, and property tax planning and compliance for numerous consolidated, international and multistate businesses.

Jim Newbury

TinRoof Advertising and Design

Jim is an ad industry veteran who has spent the past 29 years building brands and winning awards. An ad agency Creative Director since 1999, Jim’s recent work has focused on environmentally and socially responsible clients, including GreenLaw, The Sierra Club, OneWorld Sustainable, WHN Architects, The Tubman African American Museum, Voices for Georgia’s Children and CARE. Founder of TinRoof, a creative marketing consultancy, he continues to work on his specialty - presenting brands to the market in such a way that it cannot be ignored.

ROBERT C. NEWCOMER The Lang Legal Group, LLC

Robert practices in general business, real estate and environmental litigation and counseling with an emphasis on “green” contract and sustainable business issues. He is a LEED AP and a member of Sustainable Atlanta’s Green Building Taskforce, developing a sustainable building ordinance for the City of Atlanta. He is a Director and Board Secretary of the Green Chamber of the South and an active member of the Atlanta District Council of the Urban Land Institute.


Greg O’Brien

Sustainable Options, LLC

As a founding Principal of Sustainable Options “Value of Green” team, Greg works with property owners, developers, institutional and private investor’s by creating economically supported solutions to meet sustainability objectives. The Sustainable Options team has experience implementing the LEED Green Building Rating System for both new construction projects (LEED NC; LEED CS; LEED Schools) and existing buildings (LEED EBOM), over a variety of product types, including hotels, office buildings, schools, industrial/distribution and convention centers.

Stephen E. O’Day

Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP

Stephen is the partner in charge of the Environmental Law Section and the Sustainability Practice Group at SGR, which provides focused legal advice and representation to companies and entities regarding sustainability initiatives, business issues, planning and litigation. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper and the Southern Environmental Law Center, where he is also a Senior Litigation Counsel. He also teaches environmental law as a part-time instructor at Georgia Tech.

Danny M. Orlando

Environmental Protection Agency

Danny is Regional Program Manager for the EPA Energy Star Program and a technical contact for Climate Change. Part of the ‘energy team’ that qualified the Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center, the ninth largest Federal Building in the country, as an Energy Star building; the building was re-qualified in May 2007 and presently has a score 98 and is pursuing LEED Silver status. He has been featured in many news programs, televisions spots, and publications, including the National Version of Kilowatt Ours, a Jeff Barrie Production.


Natalie Pawelski

British Consulate-General, Atlanta

Natalie is Vice Consul for Political, Press, and Public Affairs at the British Consulate-General, Atlanta. Much of her work focuses on climate change and energy issues. Until 2004, Natalie was CNN’s Environment Correspondent. She also hosted the weekly magazine Earth Matters. Natalie was a 2003 Nieman Fellow at Harvard. She earned a master’s in journalism from Columbia, and graduated cum laude from Georgetown. Her public speaking engagements have ranged from a UN conference to a Mexican spa.

Steven Piejak Linkedin

Steven is Southeast Sales Manager for Linkedin, has been closely working with HR professionals, recruiters and staffing firms for more than 20 years during his career with companies such as The Wall Street Journal, Ernst & Young, and Linkedin. In his current role Steve helps Fortune 1000 companies leverage Linkedin using Corporate Solutions products; enterprise software, advertising, InMails and Company Pages to find and develop candidate relationships.  Prior to joining LinkedIn, Steve was an avid user and promoter of Linkedin, and used his networking connections to ultimately get his position with Linkedin. 

Lee Peterson Reznick Group

Lee Peterson is a Senior Manager in the Firm’s Tax Practice and leads the Atlanta Office’s Research and Planning Department in the Renewable Energy Tax Credit Services Group and the Tax Consulting Practice. He is responsible for advising clients on structuring renewable energy and other complex transactions, with significant focus on transactions that involve federal and state income, franchise or premium tax credits, general tax research, planning and tax compliance review of trusts and estates for high net worth individuals and families.


Roxane Peyser

President & CEO, maurgood llc

With two decades of legal and corporate experience, Roxane Peyser’s specialty is developing highly-effective corporate responsibility practices and sustainability strategies. Peyser’s successful strategic sustainability practice has focused on three primary objectives: (1) converting liabilities to strategic business opportunities and assets; (2) minimizing risk; and (3) complying with best practices. Throughout her experience as a lawyer, consultant, professor and corporate manager, she has made environmental sustainability and corporate responsibility the focal point of her career.

Kelly Provence Solairgen

President of Solairgen Inc., a Renewable Energy company, Kelly is also a member of ASES and a board member of GSEA. He is a NABCEP certified PV and Solar Thermal installer as well a licensed Master Electrician. After several years of designing and installing solar energy systems, the lack of training and educational support for this marginally understood industry lead Kelly to change the model of Solairgen to include classes and workshops. His primary motive is to provide an educational service that strengthens this industry by increasing competency and understanding for all professionals and consumers involved.

Bob Reedy

Florida Solar Energy Center

FSEC’s mission is to research and develop energy technologies that enhance Florida’s and the nation’s economy and environment and to educate the public, students and practitioners on the results of the research. The Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) was created by the Florida Legislature in 1975 to serve as the state’s energy research institute. The main responsibili-


ties of the center are to conduct research, test and certify solar systems and develop education programs.

Wayne Robertson Energy Ace, Inc.

Wayne Robertson founded Energy Ace, Inc., an energy and LEED consulting firm in Atlanta, Georgia in 2002. Wayne has been in the energy industry since 1977, in both the private sector and government service. He has held leadership positions in professional associates including ASHRAE and the USGBC. Wayne has authored over 25 articles and has been a speaker or presenter at more than 15 national conferences. Mr. Robertson is a LEED™ Accredited Professional, a Certified Energy Manager and a Certified Commissioning Agent.

Ajeet Rohatgi Suniva

Dr. Rohatgi joined the ECE faculty at Georgia Tech in 1985 and started a program on photovoltaics, which has become one of the best in the country. He has become an internationally recognized leader in photovoltaics. He is the founding director of the first university-based DOE Center of Excellence in Photovoltaic Research and Education. He is the author of more than 300 publications and holds 10 U.S. patents. Dr. Rohatgi has received numerous awards and distinctions from professional societies and Georgia Tech.

Jason Rooks

Clean Energy Strategies, LLC

Jason is a Principal with Clean Energy Strategies, LLC a government and legislative affairs consulting firm focusing on clean energy technologies. Previously Jason had been a lobbyist for the Georgia Conservation Voters representing environmental and conservation clients. Jason was also co-founder and General Counsel of Avido Systems, Inc. and a practicing attorney at Whelchel & Dunlap. Jason has a B.A. from Duke University and a J.D. from the University of Georgia.


Richard Ross

Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority

Richard is the State Energy Program Manager for the Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority. In his six years with the state of Georgia, Rich has designed and managed several grant programs dedicated to expanding energy efficiency and renewable energy. Rich and his team are now in the process of programming over $100 million in Recovery Act funds through several different energy funding opportunities for Georgia’s residents, businesses, local governments and state agencies.

Vikram Sami

Lord Aeck Sargent Inc.

Vikram serves as Senior Building Performance Analyst for the Lord, Aeck & Sargent team & brings exceptional expertise in the field of sustainable building design, daylighting and energy analysis. Vikram has experience with a wide range of project types including residential, commercial and institutional. His research interests include thermal comfort and ventilation, building simulation techniques, and global carbon reduction techniques. He is a visiting lecturer at GA Tech, currently serves as Chair of the Solar Buildings division of the ASES, as well as the Energy and Atmosphere committee of the Atlanta AIA COTE chapter.

Adam Saslow

Plexus Logistics International

Mr. Saslow is a senior facilitator, public policy expert, strategist, and builder of collaborative solutions. He currently serves as VP of Sustainability Programs for Plexus Logistics International, a subsidiary of Plexus Scientific, LLC. Before joining Plexus, he was a Special Assistant with U.S. EPA, the President and CEO of Consensus Solutions, Inc., and a Senior Principal with the NewFields Companies.  He is nationally renowned as a process designer and guide who helps clients through the maze of collaborative processes. 


Michael Sater

Managing Principal, maurgood llc

Michael Sater, Managing Principal of maurgood, is an expert in creating and implementing global brand management strategies designed to communicate the unique value of Corporate Responsibility (CR) and sustainability initiatives for companies. In addition, Sater’s visionary yet common-sense business approach enables companies to improve their public perception among a number of audiences, while furthering economic opportunities. Prior to co-founding maurgood, Sater served as principal and creative director at Sater Creative, where he developed award-winning brand initiatives for several Fortune 100 companies.


Dan currently works as Development Director for the City of Chamblee. He is LEED AP and a Certified Planner. His professional experience includes working as a planner for the City of Sugar Hill and Jackson County in Georgia and as a policy analyst at the Florida Legislature. Dan has a Masters degree in City Planning from Georgia Institute of Technology and a Masters degree in Public Administration from Florida State University.



Georgina is the Executive Director of Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE). The mission of CARE is to divert carpet from the landfill and to find sustainable ways to recycle and re-use postconsumer carpet. Georgina is a business-to-business marketing professional, with over 25 years of experience with DuPont Company, Ralston Purina Company, and most recently, INVISTA, a Koch Company. She specializes in developing strategic business solutions for a wide range of businesses and associations, especially in environmental and sustainable business practices. 76

William Silva

United Renewable Energy, LLC

William is the Director of Operations for Georgia based United Renewable Energy, LLC, Georgia’s leading commercial photovoltaic solar power system integrator. William has 15 years of experience in large scale systems, solar power generation, and education - beginning his career with General Electric Corporation, and later with Lockheed Martin and SAIC engineering large scale systems on sensitive Government programs, and then serving as director of sales for Memex, Inc., and has delivered successful criminal intelligence management systems to five US States and six foreign nations, as well as fortune 500 companies such as AIG.

Bill Stankiewicz Shippers Warehouse

As Vice President & General Manager, Bill’s responsibilities include Business Development and Operations Management for all Southeast facilities which include all co-packing operations for Frito Lay North America, overflow distribution for Nestles & management of 44 other large public & contract accounts. Shippers Warehouse is the largest privately held regional 3PL provider in the Southwestern United States and has received multiple awards from customers recognizing excellence within their supply chains that include Unilever, Dow Chemical, Playtex, and Kikkoman.

Doug Stoner

Senator, Georgia State Senate, (D) Smyrna

Senator Doug Stoner is serving his third term in the Georgia State Senate, representing South Cobb County from Senate District 6, following one term in the House of Representatives. He chairs the Intermodal Rail & Transit Subcommittee and is the current Vice Chair of the Senate State Institutions & Property committee. Senator Stoner also serves on the Sen-


ate Transportation Committee, the Senate Ethics, Regulated Industries & Utilities, Retirement, and Urban Affairs committees along with the MARTA oversight committee. Doug is currently the Senior Business Development Manager for the PBSJ Corporation.

William (Bill) L. Strang TOTO USA

At TOTO, Bill is the Vice President of Operations with responsibility for all operations, including supply chain, design and development engineering, Quality, ISO, environmental for all four TOTO plants. His experience ranges from automotive engine manufacturing, to stern tube shaft seals for fast attack submarines, to pharmaceutical applications, to petrochemical facilities, to agricultural equipment manufacturers. Bill’s wideranging experience enables him to bring a unique knowledge of business and operations -- along with his singular management style -- to the TOTO USA team.

Eric Taub

Verus Carbon Neutral

Before Eric founded Verus Carbon Neutral, his past experience includes, a partner and portfolio manager at Juno Management, Senior VP in portfolio management at Wachovia, Managing Director at SunTrust, Director of Emerging Markets at Bank of Montreal, and certification as a Chartered Financial Analyst. A master of carbon emission management strategies, he has a deep understanding of the global emissions market and is an expert at identifying and capitalizing on what our new green economy holds and how to best position organizations for success.

Ben Taube

Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance

Ben currently serves as Executive Director of the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance (SEEA) which is a nonprofit with a mission to deploy energy efficiency across 11 southeast States. Ben is Chair of the Atlanta Chapter of USGBC; Board member 78

of USGBC Greenbuild Program Committee; task force member for the city of Chamblee, GA greenbuilding ordinance; and serves on the Board of the Green Chamber of the South; American Israel Chamber of Commerce, and on the Board of Directors of the Georgia Conservation Voters.

Steven C. Thweatt Emory University

Steve was appointed to the newly created position of Associate VP of Planning, Design & Construction at Emory University to manage Emory’s aggressive $4 billion capital construction program. Steve is a licensed architect in the states of Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina and Colorado with a Bachelor of Architecture from LSU and has worked on projects totaling over $14.5 billion spanning a 35 year career in architecture and construction with the last 20 years in Higher Education.

Monte Townsend Flood Brothers

After growing up on a working ranch in Oklahoma, he decided to study and work abroad. These two polar opposites land, construction and everyday eco management were life changing experiences. His career is dedicated to a simple message: Sustainability = Efficiency. Therefore if something uses less resources and less labor, it should cost you less money today. Too often people focus on the long term ROI of Sustainability. Monte shows ways, particularly in the service industries, how going Green pays more Green today.

Shane Totten Off Grid Studio

M. Shane Totten, AIA, LEED AP, is Principal of Off Grid Studio, an Atlanta architecture and interior design firm focusing on sustainable design and consulting.


Currently, Shane is serving as a director of the Atlanta branch of the Georgia US Green Building Council, an adjunct faculty member of the Savannah College of Art and Design- Atlanta campus, a volunteer facilities auditor for Georgia Interfaith Power & Light, and a Lead Partner of the Sustainable Atlanta Initiative’s Sustainable Building Ordinance Task Force.

Brent Tracy Servidyne

Brent brings over 20 years of experience in direct building control, mechanical and construction related industry experience, design build, performance contracts, new construction, service and energy related projects. As Project Development Engineer, his current responsibilities include the detailed study of building systems and utilities, life cycle and performance cost analysis, audit reports, facility and energy conservation measures, and HVAC system analysis. Brent consults with customers on technical recommendations and also works with facility maintenance personnel to improve building operations.

Ivan Urlaub

North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association

Ivan brings eleven years of state, national and international experience in the energy and water fields to his work as Executive Director of the NC Sustainable Energy Association. He has extensive experience in the public, private and non-profit sectors in policy analysis, governmental affairs, resource economics and integrated resource management, regulatory review, emergency response planning, strategic planning, project management, and organizational/ agency design and change management. He co-led North Carolina’s effort to pass the first state Renewable Energy and Efficiency Portfolio Standard (REPS) law in the Southeastern United States.


Mary E. Van Pelt

US Environmental Protection Agency

Mary Beth Van Pelt is an Environmental Scientist in EPA’s Region 4 RCRA Division office. Under the Resource Conservation Challenge umbrella her attention is primarily focused on organics, specifically the issue of food residuals and how they can be reduced, reused or recycled. She comes to Atlanta from the Gulf of Mexico Program office in Mississippi where she worked to restore and protect the Gulf ecosystem primarily though water quality and agriculture issues.

Alex Vela

Fifth Street Management Company

Alex started his career in commercial real estate as an Assistant Property Manager with Hines Interests Limited Partnership at Perimeter Summit in Atlanta, GA. He has been promoted to Property Manager and continues his assignment at Perimeter Summit with Fifth Street Management Company. Perimeter Summit consists of 3 mid-rise office buildings with over 1.3 million square feet of office and retail space, an 83 acre office park, a fine dining restaurant and a condominium complex.

John Viera

Ford Motor Company

John Viera was appointed director, Sustainable Business Strategies for Ford Motor Company in January, 2007. John is responsible for developing global sustainable business plans and policies, reporting externally on the company’s environmental and social performance, and leading the company’s engagement and partnerships with non-government organizations (NGOs) and other stakeholders. John has held several positions within Ford Motor Company during his 24 year tenure before being named to his current position.


Shannon Westberg The Hurt Building

Shannon has been in commercial real estate high rise management for over 15 years. Beginning her career in Downtown Orlando Florida, Shannon relocated to Atlanta in 2000. She has managed many high profile assets and is currently the General Manager of the Hurt Building with Harbor Group Management Co. Since acquiring this nearly 100 year old asset Shannon has lead her staff & tenants in sustainability initiatives that have resulted in an Energy Star rating in the top 10% of the nation and the Hurt Building being the first and oldest commercial office building to achieve the prestigious LEED-Existing Buildings Gold Certification.

Michael Whiteside Enervision

In January 2009, Michael joined Enervision as VP of Business Development. Recently retired from Coweta-Fayette EMC, a Georgia electric cooperative, Michael served more than 35 years retiring as President/CEO.  He worked as a  consulting engineer for the Southern Engineering Company of Georgia prior to joining Coweta-Fayette EMC in 1974.  Along with serving as President/CEO of Coweta-Fayette EMC, Michael was also President/CEO of Relyco Resources, Inc and President of Green Power EMC.

Eric Williams EcoMeed LLC

Eric is a Founder and Managing Partner of EcoMeed and is responsible for project development and management. EcoMeed is an Atlanta based company with a mission to reduce expenses, implement new earth friendly processes, and provide best of breed solutions for today’s corporate leaders. EcoMeed has provided sustainable solutions for the hotel and gaming industry, hospitals, multi family developments, car dealerships, retail centers, and commercial buildings.  82


After 20 years in photography Steve decided to change careers to make theworld a better place. In 2008 Steve became an American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association Accredited Professional, ARCSA AP. Steve also created a plan for Atlanta and other cities to find a renewable source for water and reduce the impact of stormwater, Finding Water Through Rain. Through practices in rain harvesting, pervious concrete, landscaping, wetlands creation and green roofs, rainwater and stormwater can become a benefactor instead of a costly burden to our infrastructure.

Faith Zydowsky

American Recycling of Georgia, LLC and Waste Pro of Georgia, Inc.

In 2007, she moved from Florida, where she worked with the Saint Lucie County division of Waste Pro of Florida, to Atlanta (Waste Pro of Georgia) and began working with American Recycling to promote alternative disposal methods for local businesses. She is now a Senior Account Manager and manages the “Recycling Made Easy� program; a successful single stream program that specializes in the substantial reduction of waste from Metro Atlanta office buildings.














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AIA Atlanta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 ALC Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Always Earth Friendly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Ascend Technologies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Atlanta Green Source . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Atlantic Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 BOMA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Canadian Consulate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Cartridge World . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 CLEAR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Conservation Mart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Dixie Graphics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 ecoTransitions Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Enco Technologies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 GA Green Loans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 GA Solar Energy Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Georgia Aquarium . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Georgia DNR, Sustainability Division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 GLOBAL ENERGY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 GOFREEGOGREEN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Green Chamber of the South . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 GREENGUARD Environmental Institute . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Hannah Solar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 88

INDOFF, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 John Q Bullard Association, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 KONE Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Peachtree Pest Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Pure Green Solutions, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Radiance Solar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 REDBIRD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 REMIX/WACSI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Republic Services, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Reznick Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65-66 Servidyne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44-45 Shred-it . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Southeast Green . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 SouthEast LINK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25-28 TAG Smart Grid Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 TERMINIX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 The Hoots Group, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 USGBC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 WellDone! Water Solutions & Conservation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Worry Free Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 WOWGreen International . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Xella Aircrete North America, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8


Directory of Sustainable Services Activeion The Activeion Pro transforms tap water into a powerful cleaner; freeing cleaning professionals from the impact of chemicals. In fact, the Activeion Pro can eliminate up to 47 of today’s general-purpose, glass and carpet cleaning chemicals helping to lower costs, simplify processes, and ensure the safety of customers, employees and the environment. AIA Atlanta Chapter The Atlanta Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) is a dynamic and diverse professional organization of approximately 2,000 members and has served private citizens and public communities in protecting the health and welfare of the public in the built environment. ALC Controls ALC Controls looks at building automation and environmental systems with an eye toward your future. By providing you with open access to integrate the newest products, technologies and software, we develop building control systems and network solutions that meet your immediate and long-term needs. Always Earth Friendly Always Earth Friendly specializes in reducing our client’s fluorescent lighting costs up to 70% using a T5 retrofit adapter that goes into their existing fixtures. American Formula American Formula is a manufacturer of cleaning and maintenance chemicals used by commercial, industrial or institutional customers.


Atlanta Green Source

Atlanta Green Source, your official one stop resource for green living in and around the Greater Atlanta area. We offer a comprehensive business directory of Green Businesses, a calendar of local green events, links to green organizations, and a guide for Local, State, and Federal tax incentives and credits. Atlantic Lighting and Supply Atlantic Lighting and Supply provides lighting solutions for the commercial, industrial, multifamily and institutional markets, with an emphasis on helping its customers save time and money through the use of energy saving lighting, efficient lighting design and lighting systems management. BOMA BOMA-Atlanta leads the commercial real estate community to enhance the professionalism and value of our members through education, advocacy, community involvement, membership participation and the open exchange of ideas. Canadian Consulate Our role is to promote trade and investment links, including science and technology partnering. We advance academic and cultural ties between Canada and the U.S. Our territory comprises the states of Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. Cartridge World Why pay more to print? Save time and money with Cartridge World printer cartridges. 1-888-99-REFILL CLEAR CLEAR is the first 4 G mobile internet service in Atlanta. CLEAR uses WIMAX technology to offer the fastest and most mobile internet service available.


Conservation Mart Weatherization, Energy & Water Saving Products Dixie Graphics Dixie Graphics is a commercial printing and marketing company providing environmentally responsible choices to print buyers! Design, Direct Mail, Email Marketing, Offset and Digital Printing, Banners. ecoTransitions Inc. ecoTransitions: Caroma Dual Flush Toilets, Waterless Urinals and Bamboo flooring. Non-clogging, low maintenance high efficiency toilets that qualify for toilet rebates and LEED credits. Enco Technologies www.enco-technologies. com EnCo Technologies, which stands for Energy Conservation Technologies, has developed a package of energy management and security products specifically designed for small to medium sized commercial office buildings. GA Green Loans With a Georgia Green Loan, small businesses can start or expand an eco-friendly product or service or “green” an existing business. Georgia Aquarium As the world’s largest aquarium, Georgia Aquarium features more animals than any other aquarium in more than eight million gallons of water. Through a path of more than sixty exhibits, the Aquarium tells a global water story, with features modeled after the greatest zoos and aquariums in the world. Georgia DNR, Sustainability Division The Sustainability Division provides free and confidential environmental assistance to business in pollution prevention, waste reduction, water and energy efficiency, and sustainability.


The Georgia Solar Energy Association The Georgia Solar Energy Association (GSEA) leads the statewide effort to promote the economic and environmental benefits of solar energy through education, advocacy and industry support. GLOBAL ENERGY The Voltage Control Guard, an Energy Management Device, is a low cost, easy to install product that provides a reliable reduction in electrical power bills by reducing consumption. GOFREEGOGREEN We are an eco-friendly company selling non-toxic and energyreduction products and services for both personal use and business applications. For commercial information, see www. Governor’s Energy Challenge The Governor’s Energy Challenge will provide information, technical assistance, other resources and awards to those Georgians who pledge to meet the Governor’s challenge to reduce energy consumption per square foot in state facilities 15 percent below FY2007 levels by 2020. Green Chamber of the South The GCS connects green businesses, clean technology and corporations to share, learn, and grow. It offers businesses exposure, networking, events, committees, workshops and seminars. GREENGUARD Environmental Institute The GREENGUARD Environmental Institute is an industryindependent organization overseeing the GREENGUARD Certification ProgramSM, which certifies indoor products for low chemical emissions...improving indoor air quality.


Hannah Solar Hannah Solar is your partner in affordable renewable energy for commercial, industrial, municipal and residential power systems. Our solutions, Solar Photovoltaic (Electric), Solar Thermal (Heating and Hot Water) and Wind systems, harvest clean energy to reduce our client’s purchases. Indoff, Inc Indoff Greener Office Products is a $130 million dollar supplier providing thousands of eco-responsible business products to businesses who want to spend less green on buying greener office supplies. John Q. Bullard Association, Inc. A manufacturer’s representative of HVAC equipment, specializing in boilers, pumps, cooling towers, heat exchangers, Hydronic accessories, infra red heaters, energy recovery and IAQ. KONE Corporation Design, engineer, manufacture, installation, service, maintenance, repair, and modernization of passenger and freight elevators, escalators, power-walks, dumbwaiters, and specialized applications for vertical transportation equipment. Mobley Plant Farm, Inc. Mobley Plant Farm, Inc. is a grower of annual color and ground covers. We grow in a biodegradable paper pot which saves time on installation and reduces plastic waste. Peachtree Pest Control Peachtree provides pest, termite, and wildlife management services to the southeast; currently the only regional provider to offer a nationally certified and award winning ECO pest solution, PEACHTREE GREEN.


Pure Green Solutions, LLC Pure Green Solutions offers a wide range of Green, commercial-strength disinfectants, sanitizers, and cleaning products proven to eliminate germs without the use of harmful chemicals. Radiance Energies Radiance Solar designs develops and installs turnkey solar energy systems that help commercial, industrial, non-profit and government customers save money while reducing their carbon footprint. REDBIRD Redbird LED is dedicated to supplying the highest quality LED lighting products at the lowest prices. Lighting design and ROI analysis is available from our engineering team. REMIX/WACSI REMIX is a valet recycling service. WACSI is a sustainable product on-line library and BLOG for information about product content and manufacturing information. Republic Services, Inc. Republic Services provides full-service solid waste collection and recycling services. Republic also manages special wastes (nonhazardous, industrial process or remediation waste). Republic operates in a decentralized manner to focus service at the local level. Reznick Group Reznick Group is a national leader in accounting, tax and business services and ranked in the top 20 public accounting firms in the U.S.


Servidyne Servidyne provides comprehensive energy efficiency solutions and sustainability programs that significantly enhance the operating and financial performance of existing buildings. Shred-it Shred-it is a world leader in on-site document destruction, who has been focused on the principles of security, integrity and customer service since our founding in 1988. We are also committed to protecting the environment and recycle more than 520 thousand tons of paper each year. Solar Energy Association of Georgia The Georgia Solar Association leads the statewide effort to promote the economic and environmental benefits of solar energy through education, advocacy, and industry support. Southeast Green features news, events, blogs, and a business directory that links business professionals and consumers to the resources & services available in the Southeast green Industry. SouthEast LINK SouthEast LINK is a leading supplier of janitorial products, equipment and training. Through consultancy services, SouthEast LINK is acknowledged as a leader in “Cleaning Green for Health�. TAG Smart Grid Society The TAG Smart Grid Society is accelerating the development of Smart Grid technology in Georgia by facilitating collaborations necessary to drive smart grid systems into reality. Tennant Dedicated to creating a cleaner, safer world since 1870, Tennant Company is a world leading manufacturer of indoor and outdoor environmental cleaning solutions and specialty floor coatings. 96

TERMINIX For over 80 years, Terminix has managed the pest control needs of businesses across America. Our new EcoControl service is pest management for a sustainable environment. The Hoots Group, Inc The Hoots Group is a full design/build company with a passion for sustainable practices. In all our projects we employ the “whole-house” approach in order to make each home healthy, comfortable and energy efficient. ThermaCote “hermaCote: Spray applied high performance Thermal/Weather Barrier incorporating ceramic technology; Certified Green, UL? 0 (Zero) Flame Spread,Energy Star Rated Product which conserves energy!” USGBC Georgia Chapter The USGBC Georgia Chapter works to advance and promote sustainable and environmentally responsible planning, design, construction and operation of the State’s buildings, landscapes, cities and communities. Wausau Paper Wausau Paper produces and markets Bay West brand Green Seal Certified towels, tissue, soap and dispensing systems for the away-from-home market. WellDone! Water Solutions & Conservation Well Done! custom designs alternative water supply and conservation solutions for HVAC, irrigation, and other non-potable uses, via deep drilled wells, rainwater harvesting, recycled condensation, and volume reduction and smarter controller irrigation systems.


Worry Free Power Worry Free Power offers complete sales and installation of Emergency Backup Generators for Residential and Commercial customers in Metro Atlanta and North Georgia. Our 24 hour emergence service, should you need it, ensures that you will never be out of power. WOWGreen International, LLC Wowgreen International, LLC is the provider of safe, green household and commercial cleaners. Stop by our booth for your FREE Corporate Fundraising Kit and schedule a “Go Green Health Fair� at YOUR workplace! Xella Aircrete North America, Inc. Xella provides state-of-the-art building material solutions for fast-track construction projects nationwide through energy-efficient, eco-friendly, easy to install building blocks and panels.


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