“Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer Hosts 2015 Green Summit”
Orlando, Florida. Thursday, March 26, 2015. Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer kicked-off the 2015 Green Economy Summit at the Dr. Phillips Performing Art Center in Orlando.
The 2015 Green Economy Summit: Improving Your Bottom Line Through Building Efficiency was sponsored by the City of Orlando, Green Works Orlando, Orlando, Inc., Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC) and Siemens.
The Panel discussion lead by Chris Castro, Community Energy Manager, City of Orlando focused and showcased how both city and county governments were earning astronomical returns on its investments using energy efficient technology in its buildings.
David Jones, Sustainability Program Manager representing Orange County government used the Orange County Convention Center as its shining example of ‘Green’ economy at its best. The Orange County Convention Center is the second largest convention center in the United States and it makes use of solar energy.
Kristopher Stenger, Building and Sustainability Manager for the City of Winter Park, explained how educating low-income residents on the benefits of energy efficient techniques such as: re-wiring and installing insulation could lower their heating and cooling costs.
Jocelyn Jones, the President of Concerned Citizens to Combat Cancer, Inc. shared with the Florida National News the reasons why she attended: “One, if using ‘Green’ technology can lower the cancer causing agents in the air and water it will lower the number of deaths by cancer; and she’s a member of the new Orange County Sustainability Board.”
Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor, Daisy Morales stated in a phone interview with the Florida National News, “She supports the ‘Green’ Economy movement because it benefits Orange County residents.” One of the most overlooked and undervalued economies is the ‘Green’ economy, expressed Morales.
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