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2010 Speaker Highlights

Allison Arieff

New York Times

Allison Arieff writes about design for the New York Times and GOOD, and is Food & Shelter Ambassador for the Pepsi Refresh Project. She consults on media, design and sustainability, most recently for Urban Revision and IDEO. Arieff was the founding senior editor of Dwell, and served as the magazine's Editor-in-Chief from 2002-2006.  She is author of the books "Prefab" and "Trailer Travel: A Visual History of Mobile America." She has been featured as an expert on sustainable design for two seasons of the Sundance Channel series "Big Ideas for a Small Planet," as well on CNN, NBC News, NPR, Marketplace, and KCRW's Design+Architecture. Arieff lives in San Francisco where she harvests rainwater and greywater for her family's 500-square foot urban farm in their backyard.

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Panama Bartholomy

Advisor to Commissioner Douglas
California Energy Commission

Panama Bartholomy is Advisor for Karen Douglas, the Chairman at the CA Energy Commission where he advises her on climate change, land use, renewable energy, transmission, green building, and biofuels policy. He serves on the City of Sacramento’s Planning Commission and the County of Sacramento’s Environmental Commission. Panama is also Vice-President of the Northern California Chapter of the United States Green Building Council.

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Doug Davis

Vice President, Intel Architecture Group
Intel CorporationGeneral Manager, Embedded and Communications Group

Doug Davis serves as vice president and general manager of the Embedded and Communications Group within the Intel Architecture Group. In this role he is responsible for growing Intel's business in a broad range of embedded market segments and helps deliver a range of embedded processor products to a variety of customers. The types of products range from embedded applications using the Intel® Xeon® processor to the Intel® Atom™ processor, along with uniquely developed devices.

Davis started his career at Intel as a product engineer in the Military Division; where he went on to manage product engineering, manufacturing and operations for the group. Following that, he became the operations manager and later general manager for the Embedded Microcomputer Division, and general manager of the Network Processor Division. He became a business unit vice president in 2003. In 2004, he assumed the general manager role of the Infrastructure Processor Division, which formed from the consolidation of all of Intel's embedded processor efforts. In 2005 Davis became the general manager of the Embedded and Communications Group.

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Commissioner Anthony Eggert

CA Energy Commissioner

Anthony Eggert was appointed to the CA Energy Commission by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in January 2010 and fills the Environmentalist position on the five-member Commission. Eggert serves as Presiding Member of the Efficiency Committee and is also a member of the Transportation, AB 32 Implementation, and Federal Stimulus Program Committees. Before his appointment to the Energy Commission, Commissioner Eggert served for two years as Science and Technology Policy Advisor to Mary Nichols, Chair of the California Air Resources Board where he worked on implementing energy and environmental policy including the Global Warming Solutions Act (AB 32). In 2007 Commissioner Eggert was advisor on energy and climate policy to the Office of Federal Governmental Relations for the University of California and the California Governor's office in Washington DC.

From 2002 to 2006, Commissioner Eggert was associate research director at the University of California, Davis Institute of Transportation Studies where he managed a $1 million research program investigating the technical, environmental, business, and policy issues associated with a transition to low-carbon fuels and vehicles. Commissioner Eggert's professional career began in 1996 as a project engineer at the Ford Motor Company's Vehicle Environmental Engineering division, then as manager of Ford's California Fuel Cell Partnership office from 2001 until 2003.

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Eric Corey Freed

Architect & Author, Principal

Eric Corey Freed is a widely recognized pioneer in the tradition of Organic Architecture, first developed by Frank Lloyd Wright; and the Principal of organicARCHITECT, an architecture and consulting firm in San Francisco. Eric brings nearly 20 years of experience in green building to his work as a designer, author, and speaker.

His newest book “Green$ense for your Home” has just become an Amazong #1 Bestseller. He is also the author of "Green Building & Remodeling for Dummies" a best seller with over 50,000 copies in print; and "Sustainable School Architecture.” He writes regularly for a wide variety of publications from his site

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Arno Harris

Recurrent Energy

Arno Harris is the CEO of Recurrent Energy, a leading developer of solar power projects for utilities and large energy users. Recurrent Energy is reinventing the business of distributed generation—using proven solar technology to meet rising energy demand with clean power plants located right where they’re needed most. Prior to Recurrent Energy, Arno was general manager of EI Solutions, serving large-scale commercial and government solar customers. EI Solutions was formed when Arno sold his pioneering solar business, Prevalent Power, to Energy Innovations in 2005. Arno’s previous experience includes founder and leadership roles for high tech startups. His background combines marketing, business development, and consulting with experience serving such clients as Berlex, Toyota Motor Sales USA, GlaxoWellcome, MCI, Apple Computer, Hewlett-Packard, Nikon Precision, IKEA International and NBC Digital Publishing. Arno writes about solar and renewable energy on his blog Clean Energy Future.

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Todd Johnson

Partner & Energy Practice Leader
Jones Day

Todd Johnson founded Jones Day's Northern California law practice in 2000 by opening its Silicon Valley Office. He presently leads the Firm's Renewable Energy and Sustainability Practice, where he represents founders, investors, and companies pursuing renewable energy solutions, energy efficiency, and "for-benefit" models for corporate governance. Todd actively serves as pro bono counsel to groups including the Grameen Trust, the Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County, and organizations expanding the "for-benefit" sector, including the Aspen Institute, Good Capital, GlobalGiving, B Labs, Fair Trade Pictures, and Pura Vida Coffee. Todd has been quoted for his work with "for-benefit" corporations in publications such as The New York Times, Inc. magazine, and BusinessWeek.

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Dan Kammen

Professor of Energy
University of California, Berkeley

Daniel M. Kammen is a Professor of Energy at the University of California, Berkeley, where he holds appointments in the Energy and Resources Group, the Goldman School of Public Policy, and the department of Nuclear Engineering. Kammen is the founding director of the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory (RAEL) and the co-Director of the Berkeley Institute of the Environment.  Kammen is the Director of the Transportation Sustainability Research Center, and was a coordinating lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. In 1998 was elected a Permanent Fellow of the African Academy of Sciences.

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Michelle Kaufmann

Michelle Kaufmann Studio

Michelle is an architect, designer and advocate for smarter ways to design, build and live. Her mission with all of her work is to make thoughtful, sustainable design accessible. With her firm, Michelle Kaufmann Studio, she specializes in sustainable lifestyle design including single family homes, eco-luxury resorts, and multi-family communities.

She was the founder of Michelle Kaufmann Designs, a design/build company that led the movement of prefabricated green homes. The firm was given the 2008 TOP FIRM AWARD by Residential Architect. Michelle has been called “the Henry Ford of green homes” by the Sierra Club and was named “2009 Green Advocate of the Year” by the National Association of Home Builders, was included in Business 2.0 magazine’s list of “100 People Who Matter Now”, and has been featured in numerous television and print publications including the Sundance channel, HGTV, Discovery, Planet Green and in numerous magazines including Town+Country, Dwell, Sunset, Time, and the Smithsonian.

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Hunter Lovins

President & Founder
Natural Capital Solutions

Hunter Lovins is an international consultant, professor, speaker and author on enhancing business value while practicing environmental sustainability. She presents regularly to audiences ranging from business, government, community groups and universities. For over 20 years, she has been widely published, quoted and referred to on how being environmentally friendly increases profits. Hunter is one of the founders of the new field of Sustainable Management, a co-developer of America’s first accredited MBA Sustainable Management program and a Professor of Business at Presidio School of Management. Hunter's best known book, Natural Capitalism- Creating the Next Industrial Revolution, is widely considered to be an inspiration and an essential reference book.

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William McDonough

Founding Partner and Principal
William McDonough + Partners

William McDonough is an internationally renowned designer and one of the primary proponents and shapers of what he and his partners call 'The Next Industrial Revolution.' With co-author Michael Braungart he wrote Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things, and has twice been recognized by Time Magazine as  “Hero of the Environment” for his work. In 2010, McDonough launched the Green Products Innovation Institute Inc. (GPII), a non-profit organization created to transform “the way we make the things we make” and support green chemistry initiatives to protect the planet.

Mr. McDonough is the founding principal of William McDonough + Partners, an internationally recognized design firm practicing ecologically, socially, and economically intelligent architecture and planning in the U.S. and abroad. He is also principal of MBDC, a product and systems development firm assisting prominent client companies in designing profitable and environmentally intelligent solutions. From 1994-1999, Mr. McDonough was the Edward E. Elson Professor of Architecture and Dean of the School of Architecture at the University of Virginia. Mr. McDonough's leadership in sustainable development is recognized widely, both in the U.S. and internationally, and he has written and lectured extensively on his design philosophy and practice.

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Peter Pfeiffer

Founding Principal
Barley & Pfeiffer Architects

Peter Pfeiffer is the founding principal of Barley & Pfeiffer Architects, a firm recognized nationally for its pioneering use of environmentally responsive building design and construction techniques. He has spent the past 30+ years developing high performance buildings and homes, including one of the country’s first LEED Platinum-Rated homes in 2008. Peter is one of only a half dozen US architects to be named a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects for his life-long commitment to "mainstreaming green building in North America.” Barley & Pfeiffer Architects have completed over 600 projects nationally since the firm’s founding in 1987. Peter has received awards from the Energy Efficient Building Association (EEBA) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB); and his work has been published in the Washington Post, New York Times, Fine Homebuilding and NPR.

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Lorie Wigle

Eco-Technology General Manager, Intel Corporation
President, Climate Savers Computing Initiative

Lorie Wigle leads Intel’s Eco-Technology effort, which is focused on the sustainable manufacturing and usage of Intel’s products. This corporation-wide function drives Intel’s market position across energy efficient performance and design for the environment. She also drives external programs related to client, server and data center efforts including Intel’s participation in Green Grid and the Climate Savers Computing Initiative. Recently Lorie’s team also launched the Intel Open Energy Initiative to focus internal and external efforts on promoting standards and computing solutions in the electricity industry. In recognition of this work, Lorie was recently named one of the 3 most powerful women in smart grid by  Lorie has been with Intel for 26 years in a wide variety of marketing and product planning roles and was the general manager of Intel's Internet Imaging Services group.

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