ATLANTA, Aug. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Advanced energy markets are bigger than ever, representing a $1.4 trillion global industry. The Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) recent Market Trends Survey respondents rated the adoption of cost effective renewables, climate change and global warming as the most critical trends shaping the energy efficiency market. AEE seeks to further explore these topics along with energy industry leaders at the World Energy Engineering Congress (WEEC), to be held September 27-29 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA.
Celebrating its 40th year, the WEEC is the nation's largest energy efficiency conference and exposition to highlight the impact of new technologies and energy policy. The conference features over 220 speakers, with Paul Bowers, President and CEO of Georgia Power headlining the Opening Session along with Special Guest, President George W. Bush, 43rd President of the United States and Founder of the George W. Bush Presidential Center. Among the highlights of this year's featured speakers include:
- Women in Energy and Environmental Leadership from Kim Greene, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Southern Company
- Sustainability at Mercedes-Benz Stadium from Scott Jenkins, General Manager, Mercedes-Benz Stadium
- Innovation in the Extreme from Scott Parazynski, MD, Astronaut, Explorer, Physician, Inventor
As a complement to the conference program, the WEEC expo will display technologies helping commercial, industrial, and institutional customers save on their energy costs, upgrading their facilities with innovative solutions, and implementing new or retrofit construction projects which will help drive the new clean energy economy and jobs.
Professional training seminars eligible for CEU, LU, and PDH credits will be held in conjunction with the event, covering energy auditing, energy efficiency updates, existing building commissioning, fundamentals of water efficiency and more, for a full schedule of available training opportunities, visit www.energycongress.com/seminars
Event sponsors include Trane, Southern Company, Yamaha, U. S. Department of Energy's Better Buildings, Better Plants, WSP, SolXEnergy, and Toyota, among others. WEEC will also showcase special events such as the Council on Women in Energy and Environmental Leadership networking breakfast, an International Awards Banquet that recognizes individuals and companies that have demonstrated notable contributions to the energy industry, as well as free technical workshops in the expo hall and a facility tour of the Georgia World Congress Center highlighting energy efficient upgrades.
Dates: September 27-29, 2017 | Expo: September 27-28, 2017
Location: Georgia World Congress Center, Hall A1, Atlanta, GA
Free Expo Pass: http://www.energycongress.com/freeexpopass
About AEE: The Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), a non-profit professional society, is augmented by its strong membership base of over 18,000 professionals in 100 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. AEE's network of 98 local chapters located throughout the U.S. and abroad meet regularly to discuss issues of regional importance.
SOURCE Association of Energy Engineers