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Regional Energy Conference Hosted by Ithaca College

ITHACA, NY — For the sixth year, Ithaca College will host a daylong Educational Energy Day conference intended to provide the latest information on challenges to the energy industry, operational best practices and vendor products and services. The program will take place from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 18, in the Campus Center.

The conference is a regional event that is expected to attract over 300 attendees representing the energy, educational, health care, hospitality, manufacturing, architect and engineering, government, agri-business and transportation industries.

It is geared toward energy managers; procurement officers; facilities maintenance managers and technicians; utility and water works supervisors; sustainability coordinators; architects and engineers; and public officials — in short, anyone whose job is impacted by energy usage.

Concurrent seminars will take place in three tracks: Strategic Energy Management, Sustainability & Renewable Energy, and Building Operations Best Practices.

The keynote speakers will include Andrew Butler of Modular Comfort Systems, who will discuss the benefits of flue gas condensation for energy-efficient heating; and Jeff Day, director of development for Day Automation, who will discuss how new technology can help facilities staff maintain comfortable working environments while minimizing utility consumption.

Ithaca College takes a leading role in energy and sustainability education, and the conference will include a tour of the campus, which features two buildings that are certified LEED Platinum by the U.S. Green Building Council. The conference itself is also going green, with a focus on the use of reusable and renewable materials.

While the conference is free, for planning purposes those interested in attending are asked to register in advance online at For more information, visit the website or email