Upcoming Events

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Leaders in Energy: Green Financing

Join Leaders in Energy on Thursday, January 19th, 6-8:30 pm for our Green Financing session.  We will examine current and anticipated sources for financing energy and sustainability projects under the Trump Administration and state, local, and international initiatives to see how they can be accessed by clean technology companies and entrepreneurs in the DC Metro region.

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Integration of Distributed Solar: Antitrust and Policy Issues

Our discussion will address what role competition law may have in the market for the generation and distribution of electric power. We will consider both federal and state/local regulation, and consider arguments presented by advocates on either side of the issue.

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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Discovering and Financing Energy-Saving Opportunities in Your Building

Join us for the next installment of the Sustainable Energy Finance Forum series. The DCSEU will be joined by DC PACE to discuss how contractors and property owners can combine DCSEU technical services and DC PACE financing to minimize out-of-pocket costs and maximize building efficiency and energy savings.

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ELEEP Lunch & Learn: Sustainability at Work

This talk explores the nexus between sustainability and careers. Marilyn elucidates concepts pertinent to professionals with energy and environment backgrounds and/or working in this field. Using the SURF Framework that Marilyn developed and professional narratives specific to the energy and environment sectors, attendees will leave with a better understanding of how they can incorporate sustainability into their job tasks and career trajectory, as well as the benefits of doing so.

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

POCACITO webinar: Eco-innovation and business competitiveness

Eco‐innovation is the development and application of a business model, shaped by a new business strategy that incorporates sustainability throughout all business operations based on life cycle thinking and in cooperation with partners across the value chain. It entails a coordinated set of modifications or novel solutions to products (goods / services), processes, market approach and organizational structure which leads to a company’s enhanced performance and competitiveness.

There is therefore a growing need to find alternative approaches that can help to address sustainability‐ related business drivers whilst at the same time offering opportunities for growth, cost reduction and competitive advantage. Eco‐innovation is an approach that aims to fulfill these multiple requirements by identifying the key sustainability challenges and opportunities and then using these to drive changes throughout the company and its value chain, from the business strategy and business model, through to the operational level.
The presentation will show case studies of companies that have increased their competitiveness by incorporating Eco-innovation strategies.

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Environmental Priorities of Congress and the New Administration

What does the outcome of the 2016 elections mean for federal environmental policy? Although these issues played a minor role in the election, they pose numerous challenges for federal policymakers. What will be the environmental priorities of the new administration? What environmental legislation might be enacted by the 115th Congress? Two distinguished D.C.-based journalists will address these and other issues.

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Great Energy Efficiency Day I 2017

The first Great Energy Efficiency Day of 2017 will feature a panel on legislative opportunities for energy efficiency in the 115th Congress, as well as a second discussion on subnational and private sector leadership in energy efficiency.

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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Fields of Green Internship Fair

Fields of Green provides an opportunity DC metro area college-age students to interact with innovative startups and mid-size area businesses through internships. It is a one day event for exhibitors to set up a table and interact with potential internship candidates.

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