Go Clean Energy Conference SCHEDULE & PANEL SIGNUP

Virtual and Free!

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Join Us October 5-7, 2021

Individuals, businesses, and government discover opportunities in clean energy, efficiency, sustainability, electric mobility, and green jobs through this annual event of 350Deschutes.

Register (RSVP) for individual conference panels (called Actions)  to receive Zoom links for each session. Most will be Zoom webinars without your camera/audio. Breakout/brainstorming sessions will be meetings with both.

Visit GoCleanEnergy.org for more information about the conference.

Visit 350deschutes.org for more information on the host organization.


Below is the schedule, with more details to come!

TUESDAY – October 5

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NOON-12:45 PM PST


WELCOME
Diane Hodiak, Executive Director, 350Deschutes & Host

KEYNOTE
Ellie Cohen, CEO, The Climate Center

NET-NEGATIVE EMISSIONS BY 2030: Can We Do It? Guidance for Governments & Sectors, & Hope for the Future

California, the bellwether state often leads the charge on innovation. Learn what actions are planned to help accelerate the change we need. The latest climate science supports what millions of people are experiencing daily: the impacts of climate change are hitting harder and faster than expected, posing grave threats to human health and well-being. We are already pushing against multiple global tipping points that could unleash abrupt and irreversible damage. Children, the elderly, and people living in low-income communities are disproportionately affected. Our only hope for a vibrant, healthy, and equitable future for all is to enact bold climate policies now, not decades from now. The solutions exist in every sector- from energy and transportation to natural and working lands, yet we lack the political will. Ms. Cohen will highlight recent climate science findings followed by an overview of The Climate Center’s Climate-Safe California initiative and recent successes. She will inspire citizen action to ensure that California, the world’s 5th largest economy, steps up its climate leadership by enacting the bold policies required by science soon. She will conclude with a hopeful view of our future.


100% CLEAN ELECTRICITY in OREGON: What it means for you.

Representative Pam Marsh, Oregon, House District 5, Southern Jackson County


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1:00-2:15 PM PST

BUSINESS AND GOVERNMENT PARTNERSHIPS: Implications for both rural and urban

Sustainability is key to cost control and business resiliency. Learn how you can advance sustainability. Find out the role of public procurement in supporting a carbon-neutral future, including city contract requirements for lower-embodied carbon materials and how they support work at a larger level to foster lower-embodied carbon buildings and infrastructure.

Panelists:
John Rooks, the SOAP group
Joanne Abrams, CEO- MindClick.
Stacey Foreman, City of Portland, Sustainability and Procurement Manager

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3:00-4:15 PM PST

BENEFITS & FLEXIBILITY of MANAGING YOUR POWER

What are the benefits of managing your power usage? Flexibility and cost savings figure prominently. Learn options for individuals, business, and government, as well as breakthrough technologies that enable fleets to maximize cost savings and create resiliency.

Panelists:
Rich Lechner, Urban Leap
Robert Meredith, Pacific Power
Bob Jenks, Citizens Utility Board
Brian Zelis, Fermata Energy

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4:30 - 5:00 PM PST


GREEN MULTIFAMILY HOUSING

Find out how integrating health, wellness and sustainability into multifamily project design is becoming more cost-effective, and typically reduces operating costs. Dmitry Gourkine of Ledg Capital will share how health and sustainability in the built environment are core to design principals in their workforce housing developments nationwide. Philippe Hartley of CleanEnergy LLC, a project finance company, will demonstrate affordable financing options for new buildings and retrofits. Philippe will also share examples of green multifamily housing projects, ranging from low-income to assisted living, to luxury apartments that net utility savings for owners and tenants. This panel will offer valuable information and resources for building and financing energy efficiency, water conservation, solar energy, back-up storage EV charging and more.

Panelists:
Dmitry Gourkine, LEDG Capital
Philippe Hartley, CleanEnergy LLC, Managing Director C-PACE marketplace, PACEfi.com

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WEDNESDAY – October 6

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NOON-1:15 PM PST

TRANSPORTATION- FLEET ELECTRIFICATION & MOBILITY HUBS: Key learnings, planning, and funding.

Whether you're rural or urban, how do you get started in assessing your needs, finding the right vehicles, planning for their charging infrastructure, training drivers, and finding funding? Electric vehicles will reduce your costs considerably, but it's a step-by-step process towards success. Learn from those who have done it in both rural and urban settings. Refine your game plan as you learn the shoulds and should nots. With electrification, mobility hubs will concentrate your infrastructure needs geographically. Learn the top considerations for siting and development as you develop this important mobility connector.

Panelists:
Craig Beaver, Transportation Director, Beaverton School District, Electric Bus Fleet Lead
Chuck Ray, Rocky Mountain Institute, Senior EV Grid Team Lead
Jason White, Transportation Planning, Roaring Fork Transportation Authority, Carbondale, CO
Jean Crowther, Alta Planning, New Mobility Team Lead  

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1:45-3:00 PM PST

EV CHARGING - PROMOTING GREEN MOBILITY: Analytics, Needs Assessment & Funding:

Discover electrial Vechicle (EV) adoption trends and opportunities, with an overview of the current EV landscape and outlook for future years for EVs and charging. Learn about policy and development considerations for equity and inclusion in green mobility as we work towards overcoming barriers to engagement in electric vehicle infrastructure.

Do you know about the TEINA Study? In this session, there will be a discussion of it's key findings,as well as a number of actions that ODOT Climate Office will undertake to implement these findings, including the creation of a new EV Charging Infrastructure Grant Program.

Moderator:

Jeff German, National Car Charging

Panelists:
Jillian Dimedio, Senior Transportation Analyst, Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT)
Zach Henkin, Director of Transparency & Insights, Center for Sustainable Energy
Diane Hodiak, Director, 350Deschutes

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3:30-4:45 PM PST

MANAGING DEMOLITION & CONSTRUCTION WASTE

Why is integrating waste management into corporate culture important? What are the benefits? What's feasible and what's not? What are the space requirements for a project? Learn about construction & demolition recovery in Deschutes County, Oregon, steps towards Oregon compliance goals, and potential opportunities for entrepreneurs and building sector partners. Lastly, hear about products and processes that can reduce your waste, as well as a new building product designed to do exactly that: HempCrete.


Panelists:
Jordan Palmeri, Environmental Scientist and Policy Advisor, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
Chad Centola, Interim Director, Deschutes Solid Waste
Karen Rugg, Founder & Owner, Perennial Building, LLC

Paula Latasa, Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (CPACE) Manager, 350Deschutes


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THURSDAY – October 7

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NOON-1:15 PM PST

THE CPACE GAMECHANGER: Commercial Financing for Water Conservation, Efficiency, Renewables and Resiliency. What is Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy?

What is CPACE? -Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy- Commercial building owners and developers can finance up to 100% of hard and soft costs of building performance and resiliency improvements, with little to no cash down. Learn how you can get longer payback amortizations and increase your cash flow with this program that now operates in 35 states.

Moderator:
Michael Bahr, Michael Bahr Consulting

Panelists:
Rachel Davis, Petros PACE Finance
Phillipe Hartley, CleanEnergy LLC
Rafi Golberstein, PACE Loan Group
Robert Countryman, First Interstate Bank



(Breakout sessions are in the meeting that follows afterward and can be attended separately. Registering for either gives you links to both.)


1:30-3:00 PM PST

Breakout sessions by Sector: Hospitality/Office/Retail, Health Care/Assisted & Independent Living, Multi-Family-Affordable Housing, Nonprofits/Churches/Private Schools, Agriculture, Tribal, Local Governments

Moderator:

Paula Latasa, Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (CPACE) Manager, 350Deschutes

Breakout Session Panelists:
Hospitality/Office/Retail: Dana White, Greenworks Lending
Health Care/Assisted & Independent Living: Matthew McCormack, PACE Loan Group
Multi-Family-Affordable Housing: Phillippe Hartley, CleanEnergy LLC
Agriculture: Michael Bahr, Michael Bahr Consulting
Tribal: Colin Kalvas, Bricker & Eckler
Local Governments: Michael Yaki, Petros PACE Finance

(A presentation is in the previous session and can be attended separately. Registering for either gives you links to both.)

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3:30-4:30 PM PST

SOLAR FOR EVERYONE

Solar: Now the cheapest energy on the planet. But how do you manage the decisions for this investment? Many options are available that require no cash. But is it better to rent or own? Will solar add value to your home or business? What about storage? Should you consider battery backup? Hear case examples of homeowners who have decided to start saving money. You can, too.

But what if you don't own your home? Or if your roof is too shady? Learn if you qualify and how you can participate in Community Solar and how much you can expect to save. Will you need to invest cash? Probably not. Discover your project options so you can start saving today.

Panelists:
Clint Reinhard, Purelight Power  
Sherrie Villmark, Community Energy Project

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