Energy Systems Lab’s 7th Annual Clean Air Conference arriving in Austin

August 18, 2010
| By: Aubrey Bloom

Aug. 18, 2010 — The Energy Systems Laboratory will host its 7th annual Clean Air Through Energy Efficiency (CATEE) Conference Aug. 24-26 at the AT&T Conference Center on the University of Texas at Austin campus in Austin.

This policy conference brings together government leaders, businesses, researchers and policy makers with energy and environmental advocates to discuss current energy and emissions reductions issues in Texas.

This year, HUD-DOT-EPA’s Interagency Partnership for Sustainable Communities will co-host the event and will have a major presence in several panel discussions. Session tracks will focus on regulatory matters, sustainability, institutional and commercial strategies, and residential issues.

The conference will feature opening remarks from Lee Leffingwell, mayor of Austin; C. Donald Babers, regional administrator for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; and Chairman Barry Smitherman of the Public Utility Commission.

Through a series of interactive forums and presentations, attendees will have the opportunity to exchange their ideas, concerns, and initiatives with fellow energy stakeholders.

Representatives from EPA, Texas State Energy Conservation Office, Environmental Defense Fund, Texas Transportation Institute, and Texas Commission on Environmental Quality are slated to anchor various sessions. CATEE will be also be staged alongside the 17th Symposium on Improving Building Systems in Hot and Humid Climates.

Interested persons are encouraged to visit the event website at http://catee.tamu.edu where they can register. More information on the AT&T Conference Center can be found at http://www.meetattexas.com.

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