Clean Technology 2009
Industry and Efficiency

Green Building & Construction

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Symposium Chair

George Elvin George Elvin
Green Tech Forum

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Keith Reihl Keith Reihl
Sustainable Engineer/President/CEO
Reihl Engineering, LLC,
Chairman, Board of Directors,
Houston Area USGBC Chapter
Amanda Tullos Amanda Tullos
Green Building Services
Jody Henry Jody Henry
Julie Hendricks Julie Hendricks


With green building surging to become a $40 billion market by 2010, there’s never been a better time to explore new technologies for sustainable building. Join a host of experts and industry leaders as they reveal what’s new and what’s next, from building integrated photovoltaics and LED lighting to smart building systems, superinsulating materials, and much, much more. You’ll find sessions packed with proven technologies, innovative ideas and case studies, as well as insights on economics and investment strategies for new green building technologies.

*If interested in organizing a specific business panel or symposium, please contact Regina Ramazzini .

Topics & Application Areas

  • Architecture & Design
  • Construction Materials
  • Energy Efficient HVAC Applications
  • Lighting & Day-Lighting
  • Energy Supply & Storage
  • USGBC LEED Case Studies
  • Other

Symposium Sessions


Monday May 4

8:00 Keynotes: Nanotech & Cleantech & TechConnect
10:30 Green Building: Policy & Finance
1:30 Green Building: LEED Sustainable Building
4:00 Green Building: Energy Production & Conservation

Tuesday May 5

8:00 Keynotes: Nanotech & Cleantech & TechConnect
11:00 Green Building: USGBC - Energy Efficiency for Independence
1:30 Green Building: Building Systems, Materials & Construction - 1

Wednesday May 6

8:00 Keynotes: Nanotech & Cleantech & TechConnect
8:30 Keynote Panel: The Future of Energy
10:30 Green Building: Building Systems, Materials & Construction - 2
 Green Chemistry
3:30 Green Computing

Thursday May 7


Symposium Program


Monday May 4

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8:00 Keynotes: Nanotech & Cleantech & TechConnectTheater AB
 Session chair: Matthew Laudon, NSTI and Patti Glaza, CTSI
8:00 The Nanotech Revolution in Renewable Energy
D. Arvizu - Director, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), U.S. Department of Energy, US (bio)
8:30 Nanotechnology and the Obama Administration
T. Kalil, Office of Science and Technology Policy, The White House, US
9:00 Innovation for a Secure Future
R. Johnson - CTO, Lockheed Martin, US (bio)
9:30 The Next Big Thing is Really Small
R.J. Kumpf - CAO, Bayer Material Science, US (bio)
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10:30 Green Building: Policy & FinanceRoom 320 BE
 Session chair: George Elvin, Green Tech Forum, US
10:30 Green Building - Overview
G. Elvin, Green Tech Forum, US (bio)
11:00 (CANCELED) Green – Why and How to Jump on the Speeding Band-Wagon
S. Vassallo, Foundation Capital, US
11:20 Federal Policy Changes to Advance Energy Efficiency
D. Wooley, Energy Foundation, US
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1:30 Green Building: LEED Sustainable BuildingRoom 320 BE
 Session chair: George Elvin, Green Tech Forum, US
1:30 Greening Your Existing Building: The Ins and Outs of LEED EB Certification
A. Lehr, Kirksey, US
1:50 Sustainable Facility Solutions beyond LEED
D. von Below, J. Ostafi, Flad Architects, US
2:10 Analytical Tools for LEED
V.V. Potnis, Green Building Services, Inc, US
2:30 Houston USGBC Case Studies
D. Mills, HOK, US
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4:00 Green Building: Energy Production & ConservationRoom 320 BE
 Session chair: George Elvin, Green Tech Forum, US
4:00 Tailored nanoscaled TiO2 dispersions for photocatalytic applications
S. Pilotek, F. Tabellion, K. Gossmann, Buhler Inc., US
4:20 Influence of pigments on the photoactivity of TiO2-containing colored mortars compared with white mortars and sol-gel TiO2 application route
M.V. Diamanti, B. Del Curto, M. Ormellese, MP. Pedeferri, Politecnico di Milano, IT
4:40 Waste Heat Recovery Power Generation with WOWGen®
M. Romero, WOW Energies, US

Tuesday May 5

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8:00 Keynotes: Nanotech & Cleantech & TechConnectTheater AB
 Session chair: Jeff Moseley, Greater Houston Partnership, Shushana Castle, Clinton Global Initiative Member/Millennium Water Alliance, US
8:00 Welcome TechConnect World to Houston
J. Moseley, Greater Houston Partnership, US
8:15 Can Uncle Sam Cure What Ails Clean Tech?
P. Dickerson, HaynesBoone, former COO Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, DOE, US (bio)
8:45 Welcome to Houston
B. White, City of Houston, Mayor, US (bio)
9:00 Flying into the Future: Continental’s Commitment to the Environment
L. Kellner, Continental Airlines, CEO, US (bio)
9:30 RUSNANO: Driving the Nanotech Industry Growth
A. Chubais, RUSNANO, CEO, RU (bio)
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11:00 Green Building: USGBC - Energy Efficiency for IndependenceRoom 320 BE
 Session chair: Keith Reihl, USGBC, US
- A. Tullos, Green Building Services, Inc, US (bio)
- J. Henry, SHW Group, US (bio)
- J. Hendricks, Kirksey, US (bio)
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1:30 Green Building: Building Systems, Materials & Construction - 1Room 320 BE
 Session chair: George Elvin, Green Tech Forum, US
1:30 State of the Industry and the Future of LED Lighting
E. Rose, J. Carlos Perez, C. Crane Company, US
1:50 New Insulation Technology for the 21st Century
S. Morgan, R. Smith, R. Cormier, Proactive Technology, US
2:10 “It’s the energy, stupid”
B. Tinianov, Serious Materials, US

Wednesday May 6

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8:00 Keynotes: Nanotech & Cleantech & TechConnectTheater AB
 Session chair: Patti Glaza, CTSI, US
8:00 Energy in the 21st Century: Muir, Patton, and Gandhi
R. James Woolsey, VantagePoint Venture Partners, US (bio)
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8:30 Keynote Panel: The Future of EnergyTheater AB
 Session chair: Patti Glaza, CTSI, US
- D. Beneby, Exelon, President, Exelon Power, US (bio)
- M. Kapner, Austin Energy, US (bio)
- C. Frasier, Shell, VP Americas, US (bio)
- M. Simmons, Simmons & Company, US (bio)
- J. Renaud, GE Ecomagination, US (bio)
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10:30 Green Building: Building Systems, Materials & Construction - 2Room 320 BE
 Session chair: Shushana Castle, Clinton Global Initiative/Millenium Water Alliance, US
10:30 Optimizing HVAC Energy Efficiency Performance by Innovative Technologies
D. Xin, Bes-Tech, US
10:50 Introduction to Ultra High Performance HVAC Software
B. Erpelding, Optimum Energy, US
11:10 Renewable Energy Air Conditioning @ Traditional A/C Price
R. Bacchus, Efficiency PowerPlants, US
11:30 Smartcool Systems: Providing Smart Solutions for Energy Efficiency
A. Stanfield, Smartcool Systems USA Inc., US
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1:30 POSTERSExpo Hall
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Green ChemistryExpo Hall
- Synthesis of thermal interface material with high thermal conductivity for high efficacy of LED
C.J. Han, S.H. Yu, S.-J. Hong, Y.S. Kim, J.-I. Han, Korean Electronics Technology Institute, KR
- The SURVISMETER - a Green Technology in Service
M. Singh, S. Bhanumati, S.S. Shukla, A. Shukla, University of Delhi, IN
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3:30 Green ComputingRoom 350 F
 Session chair: Anand Kamannavan, Applied Ventures LLC, US
3:30 Helping Businesses Today, AMD Delivers on Greener, More Virtual IT
M. Lewis, Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., US
3:50 Green Computing: Creating Efficiencies through Datacenter Energy Management
D. Bairat, Nerac, Inc., US
4:10 Design for Recycling of Electronic Devices
C. Boswell, HOBI International, Inc., US
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