BALTIMORE — HVACR manufacturer Danfoss has announced the dates for its 2008 EnVisioneering Symposia Series.
Symposium 7 -- "Is the Tide Turning? The Future of Energy and Energy Efficiency Strategy," will be April 4 in Washington. The event will address whether the world has reached a tipping point on energy and efficiency strategy.
Symposium 8 -- "The Challenge of Innovation: What the Private Sector Needs to Create a 21st Century, Energy-Efficient Built Environment," will be Nov. 7 in Carlsbad, Calif. Scheduled to coincide with the Air conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute's annual meeting, the symposium will address how energy efficiency technology is creating novel possibilities -- and positive returns on investment -- in the built environment.
In addition to these two national "macro" events, Danfoss will add a series of regional "micro" symposia to the 2008 EnVisioneering Symposia Series. The regional events will bring together specialists and key players in select industries, focusing on topics that are relevant to those industries.
"Danfoss is taking the program to an even higher level, with a series of micro symposia designed to give stakeholders unique ideas and solutions to address energy efficiency challenges on their terms," said John Galyen, president of Danfoss Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, North America.
The theme for the 2008 EnVisioneering Symposia Series is "Breakpoint: Energy Efficiency at a Crossroads." It will explore the energy efficiency challenge from 30,000 ft. and ground level, seeking out the experiences, best practices, insights and discoveries that can help decision-makers meet the demands of the energy-efficient built environment.
This is the third consecutive year in which Danfoss has hosted the series. The company launched it in August 2006 to create an ongoing dialogue among industry, the policy community and thought leaders in research and development.
Additional information is available at www.envisioneering.danfoss.com/symposium.