Leading By Example: Tremaine LogoCreating Jobs & Reducing Costs through Energy Efficiency in Public Buildings Across Connecticut 


Thursday May 26, 2011 from 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM EDT

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The Lyceum 
227 Lawrence Street
Hartford, CT 06106

Driving Directions 

The Lyceum is located near the capitol complex at 227 Lawrence Street, Hartford, CT. 

  • Traveling 84 Eastbound (Toward Boston)
    I-84 East to exit 48, Capitol Ave.  Take a right at the end of the exit onto Capitol Ave.  Follow Capital Ave. to the 3rd traffic light. Take a Left onto Lawrence Street. The Lyceum is about half way down the first block on the right side. It is a large, brick three-story building.
  • Traveling 84 Westbound (Toward Hartford/Waterbury)
    I-84 West to exit 48, Asylum Ave.  At the end of the exit, enter the center lane and take a wide Right turn onto Asylum Ave. Immediately bear Left onto Farmington Avenue. Follow Farmington Ave. to the first light. Take a Left onto Broad Street. Follow to Capitol Ave. Turn Right onto Capitol Ave. At your first light turn left onto  Lawrence Street. (Red Rock Café will be on the corner) The Lyceum is about half way down the first block on the right side. It is a large, brick three-story building. Parking is available in the lot just before The Lyceum.
  • Traveling 91 Southbound (Toward New Haven) 
    I-91 South to I-84 West. Follow direction from I-84 West above.
  • Traveling 91 Northbound (Toward Windsor Locks) 
    I-91 North to I-84 West. Follow direction from I-84 West above.

Parking is available next to the Lyceum and in the church lot around the corner from the Lyceum (enter from Russ Street).


Kelly Kennedy for The Tremaine Foundation 

Late Registration

If you haven't yet registered but would like to attend, please let us know by email to kelly.kennedy@think-plan-do.net. 


You're invited...

We at The Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation are very enthusiastic about the environmental and economic potential for energy efficient buildings, so we are are pleased to host a program to help initiate a statewide Lead by Example campaign for energy efficiency in public buildings, while creating jobs and reducing costs along the way.  The meeting will help organize a constituency that not only supports a Lead by Example campaign, but would also play a key role in implementing it.

We are convening business leaders and workforce providers, educators and town officials, clean energy experts and advocates, and other individuals and organizations with an interest in bringing energy efficiency to scale in public buildings in Connecticut. 

The meeting is designed to:

  • Identify economic and other benefits of a Lead by Example campaign;
  • Identify specific benefits for schools, towns, and the clean energy workforce in CT; 
  • Develop strategies for effectively organizing the constituency supporting this campaign; and
  • Spotlight on elements necessary for a successful campaign.


8:00 – 8:30


Continental Breakfast and Networking Opportunity

8:30 – 8:45


Welcome & Introductory Remarks

8:45 – 9:15


Opening Remarks:  Donald Gilligan, President, National Association of Energy Service Companies 

9:15 – 10:00


Lead by Example: The Economic Benefits of a Campaign
An interactive session led by a group of individuals with expertise in economic development, job creation in clean tech, and the benefits of clean energy economies

  • Peter Rothstein, New England Clean Energy Council
  • Paul Michaud, Murtha Law and REEBA
  • Judith Resnick, CBIA
  • Kerry O'Neill, Clean Energy Finance Center

10:00 – 10:45


Lead by Example: Clean Energy Workforce--Schools and Towns
A facilitated discussion with experts to look at how a campaign could be of special benefit to schools and towns, and how best to support the clean energy workforce that would be employed in this aspect of the Lead by Example clean energy economy.

  • Catherine Diviney, Town of West Hartford
  • Zell Steever, Groton Task Force on Climate Change & Sustainable Community
  • Paula Gilberto,  United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut
  • Anthony Campbell, Common Ground School New Haven  

10:45 – 11:00



11:00 – 11:45


Lead by Example: Organizing a Constituency
Strategies for how best to organize a Lead by Example constituency

  • Shelley Jewell, Project Manager CT Community Colleges
  • Bill Leahy, Institute for Sustainable Energy
  • Roger Smith, Clean Water Action

11:45 – 12:15


Lead by Example: Building a Campaign
What’s needed from government and the private sector to conduct an effective statewide campaign 

  • Ken Brown, Climate Communities
  • Patrick McDonnell, United Illuminating
  • Jim Daylor, Account Executive, Ameresco

12:15 – 12:30


Closing Remarks: Jessie Stratton, Policy Director for Energy and Environment, CT Department of Environmental Protection