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CEP Live Streaming: State & Local Energy Efficiency Opportunities with Eileen Horn

2 months ago | Aug 08, 2017
By: Jamie Hofling
Kansas has great potential for energy efficiency - and Douglas County is leading the way towards integrating this clean energy resource in county buildings. We're excited to announce our upcoming CEP
LIVE on Facebook, "State & Local Energy Efficiency Opportunities" with Eileen Horn, Douglas County's Sustainability Director. The Climate + Energy Project supports the ambitious deployment of energy efficiency and renewable energy, in policy and practice, and we are always looking for new ways to share information, expand the conversation, and get others excited about clean energy.

Community Health building undergoing one of the city's energy efficiency projects.
Under Eileen Horn's direction, Douglas County is pursuing cost-effective projects that reduce energy wasted in buildings. In 2011, the County adopted Sustainability Goals, which included a goal to "reduce energy consumption by 30% by 2015." To meet this ambitious goal, the County made energy efficiency a top priority for all building equipment decisions.  Douglas County reduced building energy consumption by 17%!

Eileen will discuss Douglas County's progress and answer questions from the audience. You can ask questions directly during  the live event or  post them in advance on the event page.  
 
In addition to this much anticipated live streaming event, Eileen will also be serving on a panel at this year's Kansas Energy Conference September 26 - 27, 2017 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Wichita Airport, in Wichita. Early bird registration for the Kansas Energy Conference ends August 23rd, click here to register or learn more about the conference in a previous blog. The panel is called "The Changing Energy Efficiency Landscape". Eileen will be discussing what cities are doing and want to do to impact their energy efficiency landscape. 

Eileen Horn coordinates the city of Lawrence and Douglas county initiatives in energy efficiency, renewable energy, waste reduction/recycling, and local food. She also serves as chief public contact for these initiatives, and coordinates citizen outreach programs to communicate the city and county sustainability goals and projects. Previously she worked as the Education/Outreach Coordinator for the Climate + Energy Project, where she co-created the Take Charge Challenge, an award-winning energy efficiency contest between six Kansas municipalities, and founded the Kansas chapter of Interfaith Power and Light. Eileen holds an M.S. in Natural Resources from the University of Vermont, and B.S. in Biology from the Catholic University of America.

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  1. Bill Wentz's avatar Bill Wentz

    Excellent article! I hope other communities/entities will follow the Lawrence/Douglas County example in incorporating sustainable energy practices.

    #1 – 24 August, 2017 at 10:24 am

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