9th Annual Conference, a collaborative conference presented by Michigan Interfaith Power & Light and Lawrence Tech’s Center for Sustainability, September 27-28, 2013.
This conference will bring together PEOPLE–architects, engineers, entrepreneurs, homeowners, educators, students and those responsible for non-profit buildings and houses of worship—to explore ‘green’ solutions for PROFIT and the PLANET on September 27-28, 2013, on the campus of Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, Michigan. www.sustain4P.ltu.edu
Conference topics to be explored will assist attendees in meeting their sustainability goals, and include:
- Achieving Highly Efficient Lighting
- Maximizing Energy Efficiency
- Integrating Renewable Energy Technologies
- Creating On Site Storm Water Management Systems
- Establishing Urban Gardens
- Making Local Differences to Effect Positive Global Consequences as Good Stewards of the Earth
- Geothermal Heat Pump Systems
- Green Building Principles
- Advocacy for Sustainability
Michigan Interfaith Power & Light (Michigan IPL) is a non-profit organization, started in 2002, is geared toward assisting Houses of Worship (HoWs) make the connection between faith and the environment; primarily through energy efficiency (EE) education, efficient upgrades, and behavioral changes, with the main goal of reducing utility bills and encouraging additional sustainability measures.
Michigan IPL counts, as members, more than 190 congregations across the state of various faiths including, Catholic, Evangelical Christian, Episcopalian, United Methodist, Sikh, Unitarian Universalist, Jewish, Muslim, Quaker, and various other faiths.
Michigan IPL started presenting annual
Lawrence Technological University (LTU), established in 1932, is a private university with an enrollment of 4500 students. LTU’s mission is “to develop leaders through innovative and agile programs embracing theory and practice.”
LTU is a recognized leader in sustainable education, research, and practice. From archi-tecture and engineering to science and manage-ment, students use cutting-edge technology to create a cleaner and brighter future. The University boasts a LEED Silver building, a 10kW solar photovoltaic system, alternative energy laboratory and an innovative storm water trail.
LTU has hosted sustainability conferences since 2004, initially sponsored by the ASHRAE Detroit Chapter, and in recent years, by LTU’s Center for Sustainability and known as Seminars On Sustainability – SOS for the Environment. The University looks forward to sharing its 9th consecutive annual sustainability conference with Michigan Interfaith, Power and Light.