July 21, 2011

GovEnergy Expands Its 2011 Offerings to Meet the Growing Demand for Training in Federal Energy Management

Thousands of federal, civilian, and military energy professionals will learn how to reduce their energy use.

WASHINGTON, July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- GovEnergy, the nation's premier energy training workshop and trade show for federal energy professionals, will take place August 7-10, 2011 at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. Embracing the theme A River of Energy Solutions, the event will feature over 130 training sessions within 15 educational categories. More than 250 exhibitors will attend and organizers expect to draw around 4,000 attendees.

The training workshop and trade show asserts GovEnergy Chairman Joe Sabel, is the most comprehensive way for federal agencies to explore ways to meet their mandated sustainability goals, which requires improvements to their environmental, energy, and economic performance.

"GovEnergy is the single best opportunity to get training, gather information, form partnerships, and build networks that will help us meet the challenges of the 21st century and beyond," said Mr. Sabel. "In the last year, human error, international politics, natural disasters and fiscal realities continually teach us that there is no magic solution when it comes to addressing sustainability, energy security or energy surety."

Mr. Sabel added, "Our greatest opportunities for success come from adapting the behavior and culture, making every federal employee--every person--a part of the team working towards a sustainable nation."

GovEnergy features forward-thinking speakers from the public and private sectors. Opening remarks will be presented by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Administrator Martha Johnson; Dr. Dorothy Robyn, the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Installations and Environment; Craig E. Hooks, the Assistant Administrator for the Office of Administration and Resources Management, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); Larry Falkin, the Director of Cincinnati's Office of Environmental Quality (CEQ) and Dr. Timothy Unruh, Program Manager for the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP), U.S. Department of Energy. The closing luncheon will include remarks by noted environmental psychologist, Dr. Doug McKenzie-Mohr, as well as John M. McHugh, Secretary of the Army; and Henry Kelly, the Acting Assistant Secretary for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

The 2011 program has been updated with a host of unique features. The training workshop will offer five new educational categories: GovEnergy Roundtable, Complying with Federal Directives, Energy Projects A-Z, Energy 501, and Utility Infrastructure. The technology-driven trade show has been expanded to include new technologies and an electric vehicle display.

Exhibitors will benefit from such additions as the technology theater, allowing them to provide brief presentations about their products and services. Exhibitors are also encouraged to attend the expanded two-day exhibitor-focused workshop, Doing Business with the Federal Government.

GovEnergy attendees have the opportunity to obtain professional development and education credits and participate in numerous networking opportunities. On Sunday, August 7, GovEnergy will offer on-site technical tours where attendees can observe energy saving technologies used within the Cincinnati metro region. On Tuesday, August 9, from 2:00-4:00 p.m., complimentary trade show access will be granted to those who sign in at the GovEnergy registration desk.

For more information about GovEnergy or to register, visit www.govenergy.gov.

About GovEnergy

For 13 years, GovEnergy has brought together the nation's leading experts in policy, technology, and facility operations to address the challenges of federal energy management. GovEnergy is dedicated to delivering thought-provoking insight, serving to develop the skills of federal employees and stakeholders working to meet mandated energy goals.

GovEnergy is sponsored by the Department of Energy Federal Energy Management Program (DOE-FEMP), the General Services Administration (GSA), the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the Department of Defense (DOD), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

SOURCE GovEnergy