ESL contributes to Asian Development Bank’s forum on clean energy

July 22, 2011 - Texas Engineering Experiment Station continues to be recognized as a world leader in creating a path to green sustainable buildings through enhanced operations and a licensed retro-commissioning process known as Continuous Commissioning®. 

Malcolm Verdict, associate director of the TEES Energy Systems Laboratory, was an invited speaker at The Sixth Asia Clean Energy Forum 2011, "New Business Models and Policy Drivers - Building the Low-Carbon Future," in June in Manila, Philippines. 

The international event was organized by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the World Resources Institute (WRI) to promote best practices in clean energy policy and programs, innovative business models, and affordable energy access in the Asia Pacific region. 

More than 550 participants from more than 50 countries, representing governments, financial institutions, civil society, academia, international organizations, and the private sector gathered in daily plenaries, breakout sessions, and parallel side events to discuss innovative and creative methods to encourage large-scale clean energy development and deployment, according to the conference organizers. 

Verdict was the only invited academia speaker from the U.S. In his presentation, "Building Low Carbon Generation Through Smart Buildings & Smart Grid," Verdict provided an overview of how Smart [operated] commercial buildings connected to a Smart electrical grid can lower electrical consumption significantly while lessening the demand for power generation and helping sustain the climate through lower air emissions.