CalPortland will host the 3rd Annual Energy Management Summit for the construction materials industry of the Pacific Northwest. The free workshop will be held at the Oregon Advanced Technology Center, Clackamas Community College, Wilsonville, Ore., on October 26. Keynote Speaker for the event will be Richard Whitman, natural resources advisor to Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber with an introduction by Oregon State Senator Betsy Johnson. Robert Garbini, president, National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, will also address energy management and its significance to the industry.
Topics for the Energy Summit will include "Energy Management Program Basics," "Reduce Cost Through Energy Management," "EPA ENERGY STAR® Program Overview," "Department of Energy, Energy Trust of Oregon, and CalPortland Resources," "Industry Efficiency Best Practice Case Studies," "Utility Rebates and Incentives," "Motor and Variable Frequency Drive Efficiency," and an "Energy-Related Legislative Outlook."
CalPortland's energy management program has been nationally recognized for promoting sound energy management practices through industry events such as the Energy Summit. The company has received the US EPA National ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year and Sustained Excellence Award for the past seven consecutive years, a feat that is unmatched by any U.S. building materials company.This year's CalPortland Energy Summit will be jointly sponsored by The Energy Trust of Oregon and Pacific Power.