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Green communities speaker coming to City Club

David Beach  |  04/12/06 @ 5:12pm

The City Club continues to present interesting speakers on sustainability. The latest is Peter Garforth, principal of Garforth International, who will talk about "Green Communities: Opportunities and Challenges for Sustainability in Northeast Ohio" at noon on Friday, April 21. The event is cosponsored by NorTech.

Garforth, based in Ohio and Brussels, Belgium, helps major corporations, communities, property developers and policy makers develop competitive approaches to reducing the economic and environmental impact of energy use. He has long been interested in energy efficiency as a profitable business and has established successful energy-productivity-based businesses.

Garforth has held senior management roles in Honeywell, Landis & Gyr (now Siemens Building Technology) and, most recently, was vice president of Strategy for Owens Corning, the largest U.S. manufacturer of insulation and other materials. Throughout his time at Owens Corning, he also sponsored a unique energy management program, Energy Mission: Possible, which increased the company’s own energy productivity by more than 20%. Owens Corning was one of five companies to receive the Packard Foundation “Cool Company” award.

Garforth was the co-chair of the International Advisory Committee of the Alliance to Save Energy in Washington, D.C., a founding member of the European Business Council for a Sustainable Energy Future, a member of the Steering Committee on Energy Efficiency Financing of the Russian Federation, and chairman of the International Institute for Energy Conservation.

To make a reservation, call 216-621-0082 or visit www.cityclub.org.

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