Track A: Energy

1. Energy Conservation: Energy Audits and Energy Cost Reduction Measures

Brian Deal, Assistant Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign & co-director of Smart Energy Design Assistance Center (SEDAC)

Ben Sliwinski, Technical Director at Smart Energy Design Assistance Center (SEDAC) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Tremendous amounts of energy are wasted by buildings and infrastructure.  Find out how local governments can save energy and money through energy audits and retrofits.  Topics will include lighting, HVAC, insulation, habits and municipal infrastructure including street lights and stop lights.

2. Fleet Operations: Smart Strategies to Reduce Pollution

John Walton, Vice President Marketing, Advance Fuel Systems, Corp. AFCS

Karen Rozmus, Village of Oak Park

Fleet vehicles use a lot of gas – costing money and adding to air pollution. Learn how to adopt new practices and use alternative fuels to improve air quality and create other benefits. Information will be provided on natural gas, propane, E-85, biodiesel, electric and hybrid vehicles. Learn about anti-idling and fuel use reduction ideas to make your fleet green and to save money.

3. Energy Sources: Alternative and Renewable Energy

Philip Krein, Professor and Director of the Grainger Center for Electric Machinery and Electromechanics at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Brita Pagels

There are many sources of energy beyond coal and nuclear.  Learn about renewable energy so local governments and agencies can be prepared for the new opportunities available through the federal stimulus package.