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Efficiency, Emissions & Energy Choices in Ohio Workshop 2013 

CE3 was pleased to host its fall event "A Workshop for Efficiency, Emissions and Energy Choices in Ohio" on September 27, 2013 at the Quest Conference Center in Columbus, Ohio. Nearly 100 attendees primarily from Ohio businesses attended the event to network and hear presentations from two dozen expert speakers discussing corporate energy efficiency projects & strategies; fugitive emissions & non-attainment; natural gas as a game changer in operations; Ohio's emissions profile & reporting requirements for facilities; energy efficiency financing, and more.

More outreach events—both webinars and in-person events—will be planned in the coming months. Watch the websites www.ohio.edu/ce3/ghgrp and www.ohio.edu/ce3/resources/webinars.cfm for more information.

Pictures and video from the event will be added soon. Click here for a .pdf of the workshop program. (Note that all presentations linked below are in .pdf format.)

Agenda and Presentations

8:45 – 9:00 am: Welcome & Introductions
Scott Miller, Director, CE3 and Eric Burkland, President, The Ohio Manufacturers' Association

9:00 – 9:30 am: Morning Keynote Speaker
U.S. Senator Rob Portman
(Click here to watch excerpts from Senator Portman's keynote address on YouTube)

9:30 – 10:30 am: Corporate Keynote Perspective
Frank O'Brien-Bernini, VP, Chief Sustainability Officer, Owens Corning
(Click here to watch excerpts from Mr. O'Brien-Bernini's presentation on YouTube)

10:45 – 11:45 am: Concurrent Breakout Sessions
Track 1: Efficiency and Emissions - Breakout A: The Corporate Case for Reducing Energy Use

Track 2: Shale Energy Topics - Breakout B: Shale & Fugitive Emissions: Impacts on Non-Attainment & Growth

12:00 – 12:30 pm: Ohio's GHG Emissions Profile Update
Dr. Kevin Crist, Professor, Ohio University Russ College of Engineering and Technology & Director, Center for Air Quality, Ohio University
(Click here to watch excerpts from Dr. Crist's presentation on YouTube)

12:30 – 1:00 pm: Corporate Keynote Perspective
Karen Heyob, Manager, Facilities Department, Honda North America Services, LLC
(Click here to watch excerpts from Ms. Heyob's presentation on YouTube)

1:15 – 2:15 pm: Concurrent Breakout Sessions
Track 1: Efficiency and Emissions - Breakout C: Energy Projects at Ohio Manufacturers

Track 2: Shale Energy Topics - Breakout D: How Natural Gas is Changing Ohio Manufacturing

  • Moderator: Christiane Schmenk, President, Argus Growth Consultants, Ltd & Of Counsel, Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • Jenn Klein, President, Ohio Chemistry Technology Council
  • Thomas Mahlberg, Technical Manager, Kraton Polymers U.S., LLC
  • Thomas E. Stewart, Executive Vice President, Ohio Oil and Gas Association

2:30 – 3:30 pm: Closing Plenary Session
Energy Efficiency Finance Techniques, Developments & Options