Energy Efficiency Forum and Practical Workshops

Energy Efficiency Forum and Practical Workshops

Friday 4th November 2011  9:00 AM

Energy Efficiency Forum and Practical Workshops

Managing Energy Costs and Efficiencies:

A Business and Consumer Forum and Exhibition Providing Practical and Proven Solutions to Growing Energy Costs

November 4th and 5th, Wyndham Nassau Resort

Opportunity for business owners and managers, technicians and professionals, and consumers to learn and meet with experts in the energy efficiency and sustainable energy field.

November 4th session tailored to businesses; November 5th to residents and businesses


Sponsored by….

The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers Confederation, Bahamas Hotel Association, and the Bahamas Home & Builders Show in cooperation with the Bahamas Ministry of Environment, the United States Embassy, the Inter-American Development Bank, and the Bahamas Contractors Association.

Forum Topics:

Financing Your Savings and Efficiencies

· Focuses on how local commercial banks and international lending institutions can help to finance business investments in energy efficiency and renewable technologies.

Policies and Practical Tools

· Policies have a direct impact on business costs now and into the future. Workshop will address practical steps businesses can undertake to take advantage of them. Participants will learn about current policies and initiatives in place to support energy cost-reductions and efficiencies as well as those under consideration.

Best Practices in Commercial Energy Efficiency

· Much more can be done by businesses to reduce energy costs. Session will cover the basics and address practical low-cost measures which can be put in place now.

‘Vision for a Green Bahamas’….

· Providing both a global and Bahamas perspective, participants will hear from a global leader and a local developer about the business practicalities of ‘going green’.

Spikes, Swells, Sags and Cuts….Learn More About How to Protect and Save

· Participants will learn how to minimize disruption and damage from power inconsistencies and realize savings with minimal investment.

Don’t Be Left in the Dark: The Changing Lighting Industry Will Impact Those Unprepared

· The US Energy Independent Security Act will soon impact purchase decisions in The Bahamas on lighting. Workshop focuses on lighting retrofits for quick paybacks, and incandescent and halogen lamp limit availability as of July 2012.

Should You Design and Renovate Green (Pro’s and Cons)

· Participants will discover how short-term design and engineering investments yield long-term returns.

Improving Building Performance

· Focuses on getting it right from the start – whether building new, expanding or retrofitting.

Ocean Thermal Energy….

· Learning the facts about using seawater to reduce utility costs.

Forum Presenters….

§ Minister Phenton Neymour, Ministry of Environment

§ Ambassador Nicole Avant, United States Embassy

§ Stuart Bowe, Bahamas Hotel Association

§ Winston Rolle, Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers Confederation

§ Kevan Dean, Kerzner International

§ Kevin Basden, Bahamas Electricity Corporation

§ Glenn Mahado, NALCO Company

§ Peter Laughlin, Ecotechnologies

§ Bill Thayer, Bloom Energy

§ James Malcolm, Schooner Bay

§ Gregory Watson, Inter-American Development Bank

§ Lynn Tabernacki, U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corporation

§ Michael Lovan, Motor Dynamics

§ Lara Cordell, Wiedenbach-Brown Co, Inc.

§ Jeremy Feakins, Ocean Thermal Energy Corporation

§ Jonathan Cunningham, Westfield Construction

§ Sonia Brown, Graphite Engineering

§ Tim Cordell, Eaton Energy Solutions Group

§ Robert Hall, Bahamas Electricity Corporation

§ Godfrey Forbes, Bahamas Contractors Association

§ Leonard Sands, Bahamas Contractors Association


Following is a partial listing of exhibitors confirmed to date with a number of others pending confirmation: Arawak Homes, Allied KB, Colina Financial Advisors, Jolly Roger, Paint Suppliers, Storm Frame Windows and Doors, The Home Depot, Oasis Chic Living, The A/C People, Alternate Power Solutions, Bramer Insurance, Quantum Shield/Crimsafe, RBC/FINCO, Eagle Lighting & Electric, Ministry of the Environment, Lindar Industries, Bahamas National Trust, Hall’s Electric Supplies, V-Trade, Western Hardware & Lumber…..and more.

Registration Information – Registration Form is Attached

The Friday forum sessions are more intense and geared towards industry professionals. They are open to the public by registration. Registration fees include lunch and all workshops. Fees are $75 for BHA and Chamber members and representatives of cooperating organizations and $100 for nonmembers. Students are $50. The Home and Builders Show is free and open to the public. Saturday’s forum sessions are free and open to the public.

Reserving a Booth

Details for exhibiting at the Home and Builder’s Show are attached. Space is still available.

Family Island and Grand Bahama Attendees…

The Wyndham is offering a special rate. Contact the hotel directly using information on the attached form.

Click HERE to fill out registration form.

Click HERE to fill room reservation form.

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