I attended Great Energy Efficiency Day 2010, hosted by Alliance to Save Energy, last week. There's no question that energy efficiency is the low hanging fruit, and it's going to be the next big thing (trust me..) - especially with cash-for-caulkers programs like Home Star (residential properties retrofit) and Building Star (commercial retrofit) - that will be part of the mix. (we'll explain more about this in another post).
There is a correlation between housing market, construction industry (and workers), study that shows that 96% of manufacturers for basic retrofit for homes and commercial is All-American business, the economy and jobs.
Anyway, while there, I had the opportunity to interview three distinguished individuals. Interview is below.
- Dr. Marilyn Brown, Professor of Public Policy at the Georgia Institute of Technology, who is nominated by President Obama for one of the two vacant seats on the nine-member Tennessee Valley Authority Board of Directors. She’s been involved with getting the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance going.
- Andy Holzhauser, with GCEA talks about his organization plan to outreach targeted neighborhoods to get the retrofit program going.
- And Faren Dancer, who is the current chair of the Santa Fe Green Building Council. Faren just completed the Emerald Home, HERS-2, the pilot for Santa Fe’s new building codes.
There's more to this story, here.