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2009 Green Manufacturing Summit
The 2nd Annual 2009 Green Manafacturing Summit, presented by Bradley Corp., Focus on Energy and the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel was held Feb. 12, 2009 at the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center. Nearly 200 professionals in Southeastern Wisconsin attended this free event to explore innovative green business strategies that make companies more efficient and productive while reducing operating costs.
Speakers and Presentations
Integrated Lighting Systems (Ryan Holl, Orion Energy Systems)
Lean Green Manufacturing (Joseph Jacobsen, MATC)
LEED EB - Operations & Maintenance Savings (Sue Loomans, WGBA and Phil Vetterkind, Hunzinger Construction)
Life Cycle Assessments, (Mike Sanders, Steelcase)
ABCs of Energy Assessments (Nate Altfeather, Focus on Energy)
ISO 140001: Environmental Quality System (Joe Kovacich, Miller Compressing)
Bottom Line Benefits of Green Cleaning (Jeff Neubauer, Kranz Inc)
Keynote Address (Kim Marotta, Miller Coors)
In an exit survey, 7 out of 10 Green Manufacturing Summit attendees said they learned something they would be able to immediately incorporate into their companies' green efforts. Here are some other comments from those who attended:
"It's useful to hear concrete examples of how companies can change their current practices to go green and adopt sustainability as an important business goal."
"The Panel Discussion and Keynote were fantastic."
"The Summit illustrated that green is more than being socially responsible, it should also increase profitability."
"The range of topics made it hard to decide which sessions to attend because I would have like to attend all!"
"We are just getting started and need to start with some basics before getting into many of the topics discussed. But, thanks to your conference, we have them on our To-Do list in the not-so-far future."
"I learned that sustainability is aligned to making companies more competitive."
"I appreciate the location (Schlitz Audubon Nature Center). Seeing sustainability in action helped energize my thoughts."
"A worthwhile event. Thank you."