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Columbia, MD, United States, 2011/08/23 - Energetics coordinated the highly popular 14th annual GovEnergy Workshop and Trade Show, held August 7–10 in Cincinnati.
As the nation’s premier energy training workshop and trade show for federal energy professionals, GovEnergy provides federal, civilian, and military energy professionals information about ways to reduce their energy consumption.
A record 4,174 participants registered for the event, which featured training sessions, remarks from leading public and private sector speakers, and technical tours of the Cincinnati metro region illustrating energy saving techniques currently in use throughout the area. More than 285 companies and organizations participated in the trade show.
Energetics Senior Vice President Patrick McCarthy praised the event for its content and learning opportunities: “I have attended many prior GovEnergy meetings and this was the best to date. Very high level plenary speakers complemented very solid, in-depth technical panelists and paper authors to give an outstanding learning experience, both of large policy perspectives and drill-down details.”
GovEnergy offered tools to help federal employees better meet their sustainability, energy security, and energy assurance goals. Experts shared best practices, lessons learned, and practical solutions for common problems facing federal building performance. Training sessions offered details for maximizing energy efficiency without sacrificing productivity and methods for program development, implementation, reporting, and data integrity.
GovEnergy Executive Director and Energetics Program Director Leslie Nicholls said this year’s event was designed to emphasize the importance of motivating individuals to take action to increase energy efficiency.
“Agencies, contractors, and stakeholders are now recognizing the value of leading by example,” said Nicholls. “If the federal government is to improve sustainability and reduce its environmental footprint, it will need to focus on culture and human behavior as one of the important elements for permanent and lasting change.”
Energetics’ parent company, VSE, hosted a booth promoting its energy services to federal officials. Energetics also auctioned football memorabilia donated by former NFL tight end Tony McGee to raise money for the Yellow Ribbon Fund, an organization that assists injured service members and their families.
Energetics has supported the planning and overall coordination of GovEnergy since 2006.