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Leadership Summit: Energy Efficiency and Local Economic Opportunity

Thursday June 14, 8:00-11:00 AM
Hagerty Center, Traverse City

$15 in advance includes breakfast and refreshments.

Join us for breakfast and some important, new information about the strong, positive effects of a comprehensive,
community-based, energy efficiency campaign: More jobs, investment, and prosperity.

The Michigan Land Use Institute and SEEDS will share their new research on the jobs-creating,
money-saving benefits our region can enjoy by investing in residential,
commercial, and public building efficiency.

Keynote speaker Peter Garforth, of Garforth International LLC, will inspire us with lessons from
his decades of consulting on energy efficiency with communities and major corporation
that have successfully adopted world-class energy-saving strategies.

7:45 a.m. Registration and Breakfast

8:15 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
Hans Voss, Michigan Land Use Institute

8:25 a.m. MLUI/SEEDS Report
Energy Efficiency and Local Economic Opportunity

8:40 a.m. Keynote Address
Peter Garforth, The Power of Energy Efficiency

9:35 a.m. Panel
Energy Efficiency Programs:
Best Practices/Success Stories

10:15 a.m. Panel
Local Financing/Local Leadership

10:50 a.m. Wrap-up and Next Steps

11:00 a.m. Business Expo


Registration Info:

Hosted by Michigan Land Use Institue; sponsored in part by Northwest Michigan Council of Governments


Our Township greatly benefits from Network Northwest's experience, depth of knowledge and understanding. Because they work with so many diverse communities in our ten-county region they understand the local land-use issues and are already working on solutions by the time we realize we need some help.

Susan Odom, Chair, Suttons Bay Township Planning Commission