The scientific community has advised an 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2050 to avoid a global temperature rise of more than 2 degrees Celsius.  In the United States, fossil fuel fired power plants account for 30% of US greenhouse gas emission.  This will continue to be a part of the global energy consumption and play a role in our sustainable energy future.  This conference will explore how what we buy, what we eat, and the energy we consume effects our greenhouse gas emissions.

*Courses are approved with AEE for 0.5 professional development hours (pdh)


Sunday, July 23, 4:00-6:00pm – Check-in for scholarship housing
Monday, July 24 – 9:00am – 4:00pm – Optional Energy Camp
Tuesday, July 25 – 9:00am-4:00pm – Optional Energy Camp
Wednesday, July 26 – 9:00am-4:00pm – Optional Energy Camp
Thursday, July 27 – See Conference details below
Friday, July 28 – Check-out for scholarship housing


Wednesday, July 26

2:00pm-4:00pm – Exhibitor Set-Up

Thursday, July 27

7:00am-9:00am – Exhibitor Set-Up

8:00am-9:00am – Registration

9:00am-9:30am – Opening Session

10:00am-10:45am – Breakout Tracks

  • Track A: Ruthie Dell, Toasties Sustainable Table – “Eat Local: The Locavore and Sustainable Food Revolution”
  • Track B: Ali Memari & Xinrui Lu, Penn State – “Energy Performance Evaluation and Life-Cycle Assessment of Different Types of Residential Building Wall Systems” *
  • Track C: Mark Szybist, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) – “State of Climate and Energy Policy”
  • Track D: Mayor Ed Pawlowski, City of Allentown – “Mayors National Climate Action Agenda”

10:00am-12:00pm – Science Fair project set-up

11:00am-11:45am – Breakout Tracks

  • Track A: Joe Soldano and Mike Merchant, Worthington Energy Innovations – “Energy Efficiency at Ocean Spray” *
  • Track B: Laura Nettleton, Thoughtful Balance – “How Can Zero Net Carbon Buildings Become The Norm?” *
  • Track C: Kenneth Shultes, Dickinson College – “Climate Action Plan” *
  • Track D: Bob Hamburg, Omega-Alpha Recycling Systems – “The Why and Wherefore of Small Farm Biogas Systems”

12:00pm-12:30pm – Lunch

  • 12:30pm-1:30pm – Panel Discussion *
  • Dr. Ramesh Shankar, Lehigh University
  • Maureen Mulligan, Sustainable Futures Communications
  • Thomas Chiomento, Exelon Corporation
  • Mark Szybist, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

2:00pm-2:45pm – Breakout Tracks

  • Track A: Manaf Farhan, EMG International – “Carbon Footprint Anaerobic Digestion” *
  • Track B: Randy Gyory, Citizens’ Climate Lobby – Legislative Solutions
  • Track C: Temur Akhmedov, Warren Energy Engineering – “Behavior-based Strategies and Organizational Change” *
  • Track D: Auralia Lundquist, CLEAResult – “Continuing Energy Improvement” *

2:00pm-5:00pm – Science Fair Judging

  • 3:00pm-3:45pm – Breakout Tracks
  • Track A: Judith Cassel and Whitney Snyder, Hawke McKeon & Sniscak LLP – “Marijuana Grower Energy Use: Looming Issues in Pennsylvania” *
  • Track B: Larry Eighmy & James Hayes, Stone House Group with Sierra Spencer, student at Swarthmore College – “Phasing Out Aging Infrastructure While Developing Energy Strategies for Sustainability and Resiliency on College Campuses” *
  • Track C: Brent Voelker, Kinsley Energy Systems – “Hybrids that Don’t Go Anywhere: How Distributed Energy Resources Decrease Carbon” *
  • Track D: Track A: Joanne Ivancic, Advanced Biofuels USA – “Advanced Biofuels – From Cooking Fuel to Jet Fuel and Beyond”

4:00pm – Expo

5:30pm – Dinner, Keynote, and Science Fair Awards

  • Keynote Speaker: Eric Woodroof, Ph.D., Profitable Green Solutions – “2017 Climate Data and Market Trends” *
*Courses are approved with AEE for 0.5 professional development hours (pdh)

Register for Energypath

Register today for Energypath 2017 and secure your spot through our online registration system.
Conference registration is $129 and includes your choice of sessions, lunch on Thursday and access to the exhibition area.

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Call for Speakers

We are currently accepting proposals for session speakers and topics.
For more information about the proposal process, please download and review the following document:

Energypath 2017 Requests for Proposals