Green-building talk explores energy-saving smart technology

The City of Scottsdale presents its next “Green Building Lecture Series” talk 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 2, at the Scottsdale Granite Reef Senior Center, 1700 N. Granite Reef Road, Scottsdale.

The talk will focus on “Using Smart Technology to Save Energy,” and explore such items as energy dashboards, smart thermostats, integrated lighting controls and other cutting-edge technology designed to conserve on energy.

Guest speakers include:

Mike Ewart

Mike Ewart

* Mike Ewert is the commercial area sales leader for Lutron Electronics with responsibility for a seven-state region.

Immediately after serving in the United States Army, Mr. Ewert went to work for Lutron managing its residential business in the Rocky Mountain area. Over the past 10 years he has held various positions at Lutron working with a wide range of specifiers and customers to include electrical engineers, architects, interior designers, general contractors, electrical contractors and end users.

* Sean Carnal is the vice president of sales for Lighting Unlimited, responsible for driving sales, building culture and creating vision.
After graduating college, he worked for a national lighting distributor as an outside sales rep and specialized in energy efficient upgrades. After four years, he moved to Nexant where he managed the SRP Small Business lighting program and helped to administer lighting rebates for businesses.

Michelle Baker

Michelle Baker

* Michelle Baker joined Crestron Control Systems in 2007 and is now the regional manager of Residential Market Development for Southern California and Arizona. She works closely with architects, interior designers, builders, Realtors, estate managers, and lighting designers to provide education on Crestron solutions.

In addition to her market development responsibilities, Her home technology expertise has been published in Phoenix Magazine and LA Design Magazine.

The lecture is one in a series on green building topics. Remaining topics include “Cool Roofs in the Urban Desert,” May 7; “Innovative Green Built Projects,” June 4.

The lectures are free and open to the public; no reservations are needed.
Contact Anthony Floyd, green building program manager, city of Scottsdale, at 480-312-4202.

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