ABOUT THE SEMINAR
Clean Power Alliance is hosting the first of our series of quarterly seminars that will cover a range of energy and climate topics to increase the awareness of emerging issues, available tools, resources, and best practices.
In this first seminar, participants will learn about building decarbonization and electrification. Our speakers will cover the importance of and roadmap for decarbonization; codes, standards, model ordinances, and data; and integrating equipment and service providers.
Director of the Building Decarbonization Coalition
Panama is not a futurist. He is not a Block-chain expert. He is not part of the Internet of Things. He is not providing THE platform for anything.
Panama is the Director of the Building Decarbonization Coalition, a multi-sector forum advocating for and creating solutions for our pollution-intensive building stock. He used to work for the California Legislature, the California Energy Commission, the State Architect and Conservation Corps. He has worked on climate solutions in over 30-countries, presented at and collaborated on products from the United Nations, the International Energy Agency, the European Commission and is a Gemini.
Mountain and West Coast Utility Region Manager at Rheem
Kevin Clark with Rheem Manufacturing Company has been the Mountain and West Coast Utility Region Manager for two years. In this role, he helps drive demand for efficient water heating and partners with utilities to connect with homeowners and businesses through the wholesale and retail channels.
Kevin has previously worked as a National Sales Manager for GE Appliances promoting Heat Pump Water Heater technology by selling GE’s GeoSpring for a third of the nation. He holds an MBA from CSU and lives in Las Vegas with his wife and three children.
Associate at the Integral Group
Rachel is a planner, strategist and project manager who has worked for over ten years in sustainability and resiliency planning, green building and corporate sustainability. Rachel’s experience ranges from strategic planning to policy and program design and implementation. She worked previously on the Green Buildings team at the City of Vancouver, developing and delivering the City’s 2020 Greenest City Plan.
At Integral Group, Rachel works with local government clients to develop pathways to carbon neutrality and clean energy futures. She brings a broad understanding of current sustainability issues and opportunities in the public and private sectors, and is focused on delivering clear, practical and implementable solutions to government, institutional and corporate clients.
Sr. Sustainability Analyst for the City of Santa Monica
Garrett Wong is a Senior Sustainability Analyst for the City of Santa Monica. He leads policy, programs and projects in climate action & adaptation planning, energy efficiency and renewable energy and electric vehicle charging.
A light lunch will be provided.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This seminar is open to the public. We strongly encourage CPA member agencies, elected officials, non-profit organizations, community-based organizations, and individuals interested in learning about decarbonization to attend this engaging and informative event.
Registration for this event is free!
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