Energy Policy and Strategic Pathways to Smart Buildings to be Discussed at Upcoming Energy Conference & Expo GLOBALCON Energy, Power, & Facility Management Event

ATLANTA, Feb.28, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Mid-Atlantic is faced with enormous challenges and opportunities as a result of super storm Sandy. At least 17 states were affected and estimated damages of $62 billion dollars translate to rebuilding and improving the buildings efforts must include the risk of climate change and creating smarter and greener cities. The United States is competing in a global race for the clean energy jobs of the future and clean technologies. The 2013 Obama Administration is committed to an all-of-the-above energy strategy that includes critical investments in innovation and production of clean energy technologies, in clean energy jobs, promoting efforts to reduce our dependence on foreign oil, and strengthening our national security.

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Presented by the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) along with Host Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW), Platinum Sponsor Constellation Energy, and Silver Sponsor Hess , GLOBALCON 2013, is the one place where energy managers, building owners, facility managers and energy professionals can get up to speed on the latest policies of the new administration, compare supply side and demand side options, and learn about leading edge technologies including combined heat, HVAC & buildings systems, LED lighting, energy management systems and renewable energy solutions.

The 24th GLOBALCON Opening Session will feature a prestigious line-up of industry speakers such as Floyd DesChamps, Senior Vice President for Policy and Research of the Alliance to Save Energy, speaking on "Energy Policy Moving Forward: Future Outlook Since 2012 Election" and Kathryn Klaber, President of the Marcellus Shale Coalition, speaking on "The Pennsylvania Marcellus Shale: Leading the Way in Clean, Abundant Natural Gas." The Opening Session will also include "Welcome from Host Sponsor, PGW" Craig White, President & Chief Executive Officer, Philadelphia Gas Works, "Energy Management Meets Energy Markets" Gary Fromer, Senior Vice President, "Energy Management Programs", Constellation and "Energy: The Driving Force for a Robust Economy" C. Alan Walker, Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development. For a detailed look at the conference program, visit www.globalconevent.com/conference.

GLOBALCON will also feature a Northeast Green showcase, sponsored by ENERGY STAR & GDF SUEZ Energy Resources NA, of technologies to help commercial, industrial, and institutional customers save on their energy costs, upgrade their facilities with innovative solutions, and implement new or retrofit construction projects which will drive the new green job economy. Seminars eligible for CEU, LU and PDH credits will also be held in conjunction with the event for additional training opportunities, for details visit: www.globalconevent.com/seminars

GLOBALCON is the northeast region's largest energy efficiency conference and exposition and addresses new advances in energy efficiency, energy management, high performance buildings, renewables and power management technologies. Conference topics include: energy policy, building management tools, corporate sustainability programs, benchmarking, high performance buildings, renewable energy technologies, and energy management programs and success stories. www.globalconevent.com

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Media Contact:

Megan O'Neil, Association of Energy Engineers, 770-447-5083, megan@aeecenter.org

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