ATLANTA, June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) along with Sponsors Southwest Gas, NV Energy, Rocky Mountain Institute, CLEAResult and Energy Leaders, Caesars, Boyd Gaming, Clark County School District, City of Las Vegas are pleased to announce the 31st annual Energy Management Congress - Conference & Expo (EMC). EMC 2013 features a multi-track conference program and expo to be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV for the first time on June 19-20, 2013.
A recent survey of the Association of Energy Engineers' membership has revealed that 83% of AEE members believe climate change is happening (click here for full report). The phenomenon of climate change poses challenges to the entire world, but the Southwestern Region of the U.S. is particularly vulnerable. Fortunately, the Southwestern Region is also at the forefront of implementing innovative clean energy solutions, developing and implementing energy management strategies and renewable energy resources, and serving as a model for other areas around the country.
EMC West is the premier energy conference and exposition held in the western U.S. detailing the latest policy and technological advances for the energy industry. At the Energy Management Congress West, attendees gain the tools they need to stay competitive in the fast changing energy and sustainable development industries. Featured keynote speaker, Amory Lovins, Co-Founder, Chairman & Chief Scientist of Rocky Mountain Institute, will present on Reinventing Fire: Bold Business Solutions for the New Energy Era. Donald Colvin, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer for Caesars Entertainment, will address environmental sustainability, sustainable business initiatives, and strategic energy directions being implemented at Caesars Entertainment. Cindy Ortega, Senior Vice President & Chief Sustainability Officer at MGM Resorts International will discuss MGM's strategic path to sustainability, discussing the development of CityCenter and other conservation programs and projects.
Conference Highlights include:
- Accelerating Energy Efficiency Market Transformation
- High Performance Strategies
- Energy Management Solutions
- Climate Change in Action
- Energy Basics: Low cost/No cost Strategies for Energy Efficiency
- Tour of Las Vegas City Hall
The 31st EMC will feature a 5-track conference agenda, a full line-up of seminars on a variety of current topics, free tours, and a comprehensive exhibition of the world's most promising new technologies. Delegates will earn continuing education units (CEU) or professional development hours (PDH), which are recognized as meeting the requirements for Professional Engineers' license renewable and may also be used for renewal of AEE certification programs such as AEE flagship, Certified Energy Manager (CEM).
Popular additions to EMC include free expo hall workshops, available to all EMC expo and conference attendees, the U.S. EPA Energy Star® presented, NV GreenStreet showcase, the New Technologies breakfast, the Council on Women in Energy & the Environment (CWEEL) breakfast, and the AEE Nevada Chapter Golf Tournament and Luncheon.
EMC West is the largest energy conference and technology expo held in the west, specifically for commercial, industrial, institutional and government energy users. It brings together the top experts in all areas of the field to help you set a clear, optimum path to energy efficiency, facility optimization and sustainability, as well as innovative solutions to improve your return on investment.
About AEE: The Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), a professional association, is augmented by its strong membership base of over 16,000 professionals in 89 countries and its widely recognized energy certification program in the fields of energy engineering and energy management, renewable and alternative energy, power generation, energy services, sustainability, and all related areas. Its network of 82 local chapters located throughout the U.S. and abroad meet regularly to discuss issues of regional importance.
SOURCE Association of Energy Engineers