Category Archives: Innovation

The Urgency of Now and Building a Global Action Network for Change

Do you feel that you matter and that you can make a difference to make this world a better place through positive action? Increasingly, people are feeling bombarded by so much bad news that they can start totally tuning out or becoming paralyzed by inaction because they are totally overloaded or disillusioned. It’s like what can one person do?

Microgrids reach a tipping point

Federal and local government and industry professionals discussed microgrid technologies and trends at a forum on October 19, 2017 at the Edison Electric Institute (EEI). The event was cohosted by Leaders in Energy and Resilient Virginia and sponsored by EEI, eSai LLC, and Microgrid Knowledge.

The utilization of microgrids plus battery storage is increasingly seen as the wave of the future to help ensure energy reliability and security in an age of intense weather events and cybersecurity threats.

Anything but Luck: Achieving the 13th Living Building Challenge Award

On May 20, 2017, the DC Chapter of the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP-DC), along with partners, Leaders in Energy and U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) National Capital Region, held an event at a newly certified Living Building Challenge facility at the Alice Ferguson Foundation (AFF).

Extravaganza sponsors bring innovations to college campuses

At the Energy and Sustainability Extravaganza at The George Washington University (GW) on February 24, 2017, attendees learned about what universities in the DC area are doing to reach their sustainability goals and commitments. But, as some of the panelists acknowledged, no one person, office, or even university can bring the high-level change and results alone. At some point in almost any project, whether in higher education or elsewhere, partners are needed.

Campus sustainability commitments in action

As colleges and universities commit to long-term plans for campus and system-wide sustainability, energy efficiency measures, and renewable energy generation, success stories and lessons learned have emerged in some of the biggest campuses in the Washington, DC region. Campus sustainability managers gathered at the 3rd annual Energy and Sustainability Extravaganza at The George Washington University on February 24, 2017.

3rd Annual Energy and Sustainability Extravaganza on February 24, 2017

3rd Annual Energy and Sustainability Extravaganza on February 24, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, DC, February 16, 2017 The Association of Energy Engineers National Capital Chapter (AEE NCC) and Leaders in Energy will join forces with the Environmental and Energy Management Institute at The George Washington University (GWU) for the 3rd annual Energy & Sustainability Extravaganza. more »

4 Generation Nominations for 2016

4 Generation Nominations for 2016

Seeking Your Nominations! Leaders in Energy presents… “Sparking the Passion in Others!” Our annual awards celebrating Four Generations of Leaders in Clean Energy & Sustainable Solutions The Four Generations of Leaders in Clean Energy & Sustainable Solutions Awards honor contributions more »

Highlights from the World’s First Energy Branding Conference in Iceland

Clean Energy, Changing Power Markets, and Connecting with Consumers By JANINE FINNELL, Founder and Clean Energy Ambassador, Leaders in Energy I recently had the opportunity to attend “Charge” − the world’s first Energy Branding Conference in Reykjavik, Iceland on September more »

Event Archives

Event Archives

Here is where you can find resources from Leaders in Energy monthly events, including announcements, recaps, and related articles. If you would like to contribute to our events or have a great idea for an article, find out how you can get involved. Blog more »

The Maker Economy, Local Manufacturing, and Economic Prosperity

By KERRY WORTHINGTON, Leaders in Energy Reporter On April 14, 2016, Leaders in Energy members gathered at TechShop in Crystal City, Virginia to hear how a local economy can be improved with innovation corridors and the movement toward a locally-sourced more »