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Monday Morning Sessions - February 4, 2013 VerdeXchange Green Marketmaker’s Conference


Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza 7:00 AM Registration and Breakfast

7:45 AM VX2013 Welcome (BH/WC): David Abel, VerdeXchange; Bill Allen, LAEDC;

and LA County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas

8:00 AM Opening Plenary (BH/WC)

Elections Have Consequences: California’s 2013 Goals for a Green Economy & Climate Change Mary Nichols (Chairperson, California Air Resources Board) Senator Alex Padilla (California State Senate)

8:35 AM Policies and Incentives that Will Drive Energy Markets in 2013 (BH/WC) Moderator: Bob Hertzberg (Mayer Brown, LLP; California Assembly Speaker, Emeritus) Congressman Earl Blumenauer (Oregon’s 3rd District, US House of Representatives) Osamu Onodera (Director, Japan New Energy & Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)) Senator Fran Pavley (California State Senate) Wenhang Huang (Director of International Collaboration, China’s NDRC Department of Climate Change)

9:30 AM The Delta: Resiliency after ‘An Event’ (HC)

Moderator: David Abel (VerdeXchange) Jeff Kightlinger (General Manager, Metropolitan Water District) Gerald H Meral, PhD (Deputy Secretary, CA Natural Resources Agency) Jack Baylis (Senior Vice President, The Shaw Group) Paul Brown, AICP (IWA Fellow, International Water Association) Lucy Jones (Sr. Advisor for Risk Reduction, US Geological Survey) Phil Isenberg (Chair, Delta Stewardship Council)

10:30 AM Distributed Energy: Issues & Opportunities (MAB)

Moderator: James Kelly (Former Sr. VP, Southern California Edison) Panelists: Richard Maullin (CAISO Board) Nicholas Chaset (CPUC; Governor’s Special Advisor for DG, CHP, and Energy Storage) David Hodgins (President, Sustento Group) David Strickler (Vice President, NRG Energy Services)

11:25 AM Conservation and Energy

Efficiency: Does it make a Difference? (MB)

Moderator: Gene Rodrigues (Dir., Customer Energy Efficiency & Solar Customer and Services Division, SCE) Panelists: David Jacot (Dir. of Energy Efficiency, LADWP) Peter Gross (VP, Bloom Energy) Pete Skala (CPUC Energy Division) Kristin Eberhard (NRDC)

California’s Water Supply: Demand & Quality (HC)

Moderator: Felicia Marcus (State Water Resources Control Board) Panelists: Phil Isenberg (Chair, Delta Stewardship Council) Paul Helliker (Deputy Director, Delta & Statewide Water Management, Department of Water Resources) Jeff Kightlinger (GM, MWD) Martha Davis (Inland Empire Utilities Agency)

Nexus of Water and Energy: New Water Resource Management (HC)

Moderator: Robyn Beavers (Dir. of Commercialization, DEKA) Panelists: Marzia Zafar (Dir. Policy & Planning, CPUC) Frances Spivy-Weber (Vice Chair, State Water Resources Control Board) John Downing (Sr. Scientist, Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure Group)

Costs/Benefits of Reliance on Natural Gas to Power our Economies (MAB)

Moderator: Bill Allen (President and CEO, LAEDC) Jonathan Weisgall (VP, Legislative and Regulatory Affairs, MidAmerican Energy Holdings) Dan Kirschner (Executive Director, Northwest Gas Association) Robert Weisenmiller (Chairman, California Energy Commission) Tupper Hull (VP of Strategic Communications, Western States Petroleum Association)

Cars 2.1: California’s Alternative Fuel Vehicle Marketplace & Supportive Infrastructure (WC)

Moderator: James Goldstene (Executive Officer, California Air Resources Board) Panelists: Catherine Dunwoody (Executive Director, California Fuel Cell Partnership) Carla Peterman (Commissioner, California Public Utilities Commission) David Peterson (EV Regional Mgr., Nissan) David Patterson (Mitsubishi) Justin Ward (GM, Toyota Motors Engineering & Manufacturing) Wahid Nawabi (Sr. VP/GM, AeroVironment) Terry O’Day (Director of California Business Development, NRG EV Services) Christine Kehoe (Exec. Dir., California Plug In Electrict Vehicble Collaborative) Chris Hill (President & CEO, Electric Mobility Canada)

Pricing & Trading Carbon (BH)

Moderator: Linda Adams (Clean Tech Advocates; Former Cal EPA Secretary) Panelists: Joel Levin (VP Business Development, Climate Action Reserve) Frank Harris (Mgr. of Corporate Environmental Policy, SCE) Bob Savage (Dir., Environment Climate Change Secretariat, Province of Alberta) JP Brisson (Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP)

Commercialization of Clean Technology (MA)

Moderator: David Fransen (Consul General of Canada to Los Angeles) Panelists: Alex Beavers (Dir., Commercial Ventures & Strategic Programs, SRI) Mory Gharib (Vice Provost for Research, Caltech) Dean Wiberg (Program Mgr., Jet Propulsion Lab)

Monday Afternoon Sessions - February 4, 2013 VerdeXchange Green Marketmaker’s Conference 12:10 PM Luncheon Plenaries (BH/WC)


Emissions Trading in Practice - California, Québec, and China Moderator: Mickey Kantor (Partner, Mayer, Brown, LLP; Former US Secretary of Commerce) James Goldstene (Executive Office, California Air Resources Board) Jean-Yves Benoit (Director of the Carbon Market, Québec Ministry of Sustainable Development) Su Wei (Director General, Climate Change Department of China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC))

1:35 PM Post-Lunch Plenary: Regulations & Incentives to Actually Optimize Energy Efficiency (BH/WC) Moderator: Susan Kennedy (Sr. Policy Advisor, Alston + Bird LLP; Former CPUC Commissioner) Mayor Bob Foster (Chairman, California Independent System Operator; Mayor, City of Long Beach) Robert Weisenmiller (Chairman, Californa Energy Commission) Ron Nichols (General Manager, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power)

2:35 PM Waste-to-Energy: Municipal

Regulation and Options for Conversion Technologies (HC) Moderator: Gary Petersen (Partner, Environmental Problem Solving Enterprises) Panelists: Tim Cesarek (Senior VP, Enerkem) David Roberti (Former California Integrated Waste Management Boardmember) Mayor Bob Foster* (Chair, Cal ISO; Mayor, City of Long Beach)

Water Supply: Role of Wastewater & Stormwater (WC) Moderator: Richard Atwater (Director, Caltech Resnick Institute) Panelists: Mark Gold (Associate Dir., UCLA IOES) Traci Minamide (Wastewater Plant Operations CEO, City of LA Bureau of Sanitation) Hampik Dekermenjian (CDM Smith) Mike Wehner (Assistant GM, Orange County Water District)

3:30 PM Renewables: Solar & Wind

Marketplace - Strategies, Technologies, and Funding (BH) Moderator: Eliot Abel (Renewable Energy Leadership Program, GE Energy) Panelists: Jonathan Weisgall (VP, Legislative and Regulatory Affairs, MidAmerican Energy) Carla Peterman (Commissioner, CPUC) Harry Atwater (Director, Caltech Resnick Institute) Danny Kennedy (Founder, Sungevity) Sanjay Ranchod (Dir. of Government Affairs and Sr. Counsel, SolarCity) 4:25 PM Randy Hoyle (Sr. VP / Head of Wind and Solar Development, Terra-Gen Power) Yufu Cheng (China Country Director, Regions of Climate Action)

(4:20 start, by Invitation Only) Entering the U.S. Market - How to Do Business in L.A. County, Presented by WTCA / LAEDC

De-Carbonizing Transportation- Public Policy, Operations, and Investment (MAB) Moderator: Richard Katz (Board Director, LA Metro Board) Panelists: Art Leahy (CEO, LA Metro) Congressman Earl Blumenauer (Oregon 3rd District, US House of Representatives) Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky (Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors)

Onsite Generation: Update & Opportunities (G) Moderator: Panama Bartholomy (Office of Assembly Speaker John A Pérez) Panelists: Osamu Onodero (Director, NEDO) Varun Sivaram (Sr. Advisor, Energy and Water, Office of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa)

Greening San Pedro Bay PortsInfrastructure Investment & Ingress/Egress Planning (MAB) Moderator: Hector De La Torre (Commissioner, CARB) Panelists: Richard Katz (Board Director, LA Metro Board) Rick Cameron (Dir. of Environmental Planning, Port of Long Beach) Jordanna Rubin (LEED AP O+M, Envision SP, Client Program Manager, Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure)

Measuring, Managing & Reporting on Sustainability Performance - Role and Influence of Public Agencies (HC) Moderator: Mike Wallace (Dir., Focal Point USA, Global Reporting Initiative) Panelists: Matthew Harris (Sr. Director, Executive Office, San Diego County RAA) Thomas Day Jr (CSO, USPS) Adam Sulkowsky (UMass Dartmouth) Linda Glasier (Environmental Planner, State of Washington, Dept. of Ecology) Vance Fong (US EPA)

Fuel-Efficient Vehicle Fleets (MAB) Moderator: Cherrif Youssef (Tech. Development Mgr., SoCalGas) Panelists: Bill Rouse (President-Elect, Taxi Limo Paratransit Association; GM, Yellow Cab LA) Chris Hill (President & CEO, Electric Mobility Canada) David Peterson (Nissan North America)

113th Congress: Renewable Energy Policy & Incentives (HC) Moderator: Jonathan Naimon (Founder & Managing Partner, Light Green Investors) Panelists: Jonathan Weisgall (MidAmerican Energy) Tom Soto (Managing Partner and CoFounder, Craton Equity) Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR)

5:15 PM Monday Late Afternoon VX2013 WTCA & GB&D Sponsored Conference Receptions

Tuesday Morning Sessions - February 5, 2013


VerdeXchange / FutureBuild Conference

8:00 AM ULI - LA FutureBuild / VX2013 Welcome: Sustainability from Vision to Execution - Case Studies and Best Practices

(BH/WC): David Abel, VX2013; Silvia Saucedo, ULI-LA; Los Angeles Councilmember Jan Perry, South Coast AQMD Governing Board

8:10 AM Morning Plenary (BH/WC)

City Planning for a More Sustainable Metropolis Mayor Bill Bogaard, City of Pasadena Rick Caruso, CEO, Caruso Affiliated

9:00 AM Reuse and Retrofit -

Sustainability from the Owner/ Investor, Building Manager, and Tenant Perspectives (WC) Moderator: Gail Goldberg (Executive Director, ULI-Los Angeles) Panelists: Rob Jernigan (Principal and Managing Director, Gensler) Tom Ricci (Executive VP, Thomas Properties Group, Inc.) Bert Dezzutti (Sr. VP, Brookfield Office Properties, Inc.)

Caltech Case Study: Financing

10:00 AM Energy Efficiency at the

Campus Scale (WC) Moderator: John Onderdonk (Dir. of Sustainability Programs, Caltech) Panelists: Josh Richman (VP of Business Development, Bloom Energy) Michael Taylor (Dir. of Property Management, The Ratkovich Company) Matt Berbee (Energy Manager, Caltech)

Financing Renewable Projects Utilizing Government Incentives (MAB) Moderator: Dan Weinstein (Managing Partner, Grid Partners) Panelists: Yamen Nanne (Power System Planning and Development, LADWP) Tom Soto (Managing Partner, Craton Equity Partners) Paul Clark (Board Member, Alberta Climate Change & Emissions Management Corporation)

Adding Value to Multifamily Properties Through Green Features (HC) Moderator: Walker Wells (Green Urbanism Program Director, Global Green) Panelists: Hunter Johnson (President and CEO, LINC Housing) Phoebe Yee (Vice President, Design, The Related Companies) Robin Hughes (President, Abode Communities)

Assessing Clean Cities Initiating & Funding Programs that Drive Sustainable Policies & Procurement (BH) Moderator: Terry O’Day (Councilmember, City of Santa Monica) Panelists: Aaron Klemm (Energy Project Manager, City of Huntington Beach) Bill Abolt (Sustainable National Practice Leader, The Shaw Group) Jonathan Parfrey (Executive Director, Climate Resolve; LADWP Commissioner) David Ramslie (Sr. Manager, Sustainability Programs, Vancouver)

The Cherokee Lofts: Sustainable Urban Infill (MAB) Moderator: Steve Glenn (Founder and CEO, LivingHomes) Panelists: Greg Reitz (Principal, ReThink Development) Larry Scarpa (Principal, Design, Brooks + Scarpa) Joseph Treves (Associate Partner, Partners Trust)

Google / Coca Cola: Greening Corporate Facilities (HC) Moderator: Robyn Beavers (Director of Water & Power Commercialization, DEKA Research and Development) Panelists: Anthony Ravitz (Google) Bruce Karas (VP of Environment and Sustainability, Coca Cola) Councilmember Fernando Vasquez (City of Downey)

The Smart Grid: Real or Hype? (BH)(Special 10:20 start time) Moderator: James Kelly (Former SVP, Southern California Edison) Panelists: Osamu Onodera (Director, NEDO) Doug Kim (Director, Advanced Technology, Southern California Edison) Michael Montoya (Director, Grid Advancement, Advanced Technology, SCE) Panama Bartholomy (Office of Assembly Speaker John A PĂŠrez)

11:00 AM Sustainable Private Sector TOD City Policy: Advancing Green Development (WC) Moderator: David Abel (Publisher, The Planning Report; Chairman, VX2013) Panelists: Matt Brown (Development Manager, Williams & Dames Development) Rick Gustafson (Portland Streetcar Inc.) Tony Salazar (McCormick Baron Salazar) Kevin Ratner (President, Forest City)

12:00 PM Luncheon Plenary (BH/WC)

Building through Codes, Mandates, Incentives (MAB) Moderator: Gwynne Pugh (Gwynne Pugh Urban Studio) Panelists: Richard Bruckner (Dir. Planning and Development, Los Angeles County) Jeffrey Lasky (Sr. VP, CBRE) David Jacot (Dir. of Energy Efficiency, LADWP)

Living Building Challenge / Net Zero Buildings: Bringing Net Zero to Scale (HC) Moderator: Lisa Matthiessen (Principal, Integral Group) Panelists: Matthew Porreca (Associate Principal, BNIM) Trevor Butlet (Cobalt Engineering) Dale Mikkelson (Dir. of Development, Simon Fraser University Trust)

Envisioning a Greener Los Angeles Moderators: Gail Goldberg (Executive Director, ULI-LA) and David Abel (VX2013) Eric Garcetti (Councilmember, District 13, City of Los Angeles) Frances Anderton (Host, DnA: Design & Architecture, KCRW; Producer, To the Point, KCRW) Janet-Marie Smith (Sr. Vice President, Planning & Development, Los Angeles Dodgers)

Tuesday Afternoon Sessions - February 5, 2013


VerdeXchange Green Marketmaker’s Conference Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza

VX2013 / Los Angeles County Department of Public Works Panels 1:45 PM Waste-to-Energy Conversion

New Metrics for Sustainable, NonHabitable Infrastructure (MA) Moderator: Tim Psomas (Chairman, Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure) Panelists: Gary Lee Moore (City Engineer, City of Los Angeles) Doug Sereno (Dir. of Program Management Port of Long Beach) Randal Jackson (President, The Planning Center)

Energy Storage: Novel & Commercial Applications (MB) Moderator: Panama Bartholomy (Office of Assembly Speaker John A Pérez) Panelists: Robert Hertzberg* (California Assembly Speaker, Emeritus) Alex Fay (Business Development Manager, Quallion) Lei He (Dir., UCLA Clean Energy Research Center)

2:50 PM Waste-to-Energy Conversion

Eco Cities of the Future by Design (MB) Moderator: Barbara Romero (Planning Commissioner, City of Los Angeles) Panelists: Tan Xiaomei (Deputy China Country Director, World Resources Institute) William Strang (Chairman, TOTO Mexico) Chun-cheng Piao (Sr. Manager, Environmental Technology Laboratory, Daikon US)

The City as Start-up: Commercialization of Clean Technology - Incubation, Acceleration, Job Creation (MA) Moderator: Cecilia Estolano (Co-Founder, ELP Advisors) Panelists: Fred Walti (Executive Director, LA Clean Tech Incubator) David Ramslie (Sr. Manager, Sustainability Programs, City of Vancouver) Brad Cox (Trammel Crow Company)

Technologies: Project Economics and Implementation (WC) Moderator: Chip Clements (President, Clements Environmental) Panelists: Louis Romo (VP, Business Development, JFE Engineering America) Tom Whitton (Dir. of Business Development, PyroGenesis Canada Inc.) Paul Sellew (CEO, Harvest Power Canada)

Technologies: Evaluating Applicability, Reliability, and Cost Competitiveness (WC) Moderator: Pat Proano (Assistant Deputy Dir., LA County Department of Public Works) Panelists: Mark Schleich (Santa Barbara County Dept. of Public Works) Patrick Matthews (Salinas Valley Solid Waste Authority) Steve Zurn (Dir. of Public Works, City of Glendale) Mike Hart (President and CEO, Sierra Energy)

3:50 PM Closing VX2013 Reception Sponsored by the LA County Department of Public Works/Conversion Technology Program and the Province of Québec

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