UL Environment to be Gold Patron at IEEE Sustainability Conference; Early Registration Ends 9 July

Jul 02, 2014, 19:02 ET from IEEE-USA (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)

WASHINGTON, July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- UL Environment will participate as a gold patron in the second IEEE Conference on Technologies for Sustainability (SusTech), 24-26 July at the DoubleTree by Hilton Portland (Ore.).

UL Environment works to advance global sustainability, environmental health, and safety by supporting the growth and development of environmentally preferable products, services and organizations.

"UL is thrilled to support IEEE's 2014 SusTech conference and the advancement of sustainability in science, engineering and technology," UL Environment Vice President Lisa Meier said. "With over a century of expertise in product safety science, UL understands that sustainability represents the evolution of product safety. Electronic products today must meet the demands of ever-increasing health and environment criteria.

"UL Environment supports industry manufacturers and professionals by providing tools and solutions to meet and market those achievements."

Early registration has been extended to 9 July. PDHs or CEUs are available through IEEE.

For more information and to register, see sites.ieee.org/sustech/.

The goal of SusTech 2014 is to explore the development and application of science, engineering and technology to promote sustainability, which the United Nations defines as "the pursuit of environmentally sound development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the future."

The program features workshops, keynotes and presentations of contributed papers and invited speakers on research, technologies, methodologies, tools and case studies in these major areas:

* Alternative Energy
* Energy Efficiency
* Transportation Electrification
* Smart Grid
* Sustainable Electronics
* Societal Implications / Quality of Life

Workshops will be held on "Unintended Consequences of Renewable Energy" and "Repairing The World (IEEE 1874)."

Keynoters include Dr. Digby D. Macdonald of UC Berkeley, who was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2011. He will discuss "Nuclear Options for Our Energy Future."

Joseph Fjelstad, founder and president of Verdant Electronics, will talk about "Sustainability Writ Large -- A Perspective on Sustainability, Its Impact and Implications."

SusTech 2014 is sponsored by IEEE Region 6, the Oregon Section and IEEE-USA. Cosponsors include the IEEE Consumer Electronics Society and IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology.

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