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Energy Efficiency investment over 300% payback

The Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance (SEEA) is one of six regional energy efficiency organizations in the U.S. working to transform the energy efficiency marketplace. Energy efficiency is a catalyst for economic growth, workforce development and energy security, and SEEA promotes its benefits and opportunities across 11 southeastern states, including Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana,  Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.



Envision: The New Standard for Infrastructure Projects

Doug Dietrich of Burns & McDonnell will be a guest on Southeast Green’s weekly live radio show, “Speaking of Green,” on Wednesday, February 12th, at 9:30 a.m. Eastern. Broadcast live on Blog Talk Radio, Dietrich will share insights and developments regarding EnvisionTM, a framework being adopted by major metropolitan areas and leading firms in the design, engineering, and construction sector to help guide communities and enterprises through the process of (1) articulating infrastructure project objectives, options, and priorities; and (2) making decisions in light of long-term costs and benefits to people, businesses, and natural resources.


GCS - Green House Incubator - Meet the Director Bernie Burgener

Bernie Burgener is the executive director of the Greenhouse Accelerator, where he helps to create local green jobs by advising and financially supporting startup entrepreneurs in green technology business ventures. Early in his career Bernie helped fund and grow businesses in various countries and industries in South America, working for a private investment company out of Lima, Peru.  He then worked for over twenty years with a water treatment company in Atlanta, leading its international business development.


GCS - Green House Incubator - SolDeSal

SolDeSal provides drinking water on a large scale from sea or brackish ground water.  A solar field of one square mile can sustain a city of a population of approximately 150 – 200 thousand.  Since the cost of produced water is low, the fresh water can also be used for irrigation of agricultural land providing a wide base for economic prosperity and growth.  The technology requires no other natural resources but sun and seawater. These resources are most abundant in areas where the population growth is the fastest and where fresh-water resources are the scarcest.


GCS - Green House Incubator - Bractlet

Alec Manfre is a co-founder and CEO of Bractlet—an energy analytics platform that increases efficiency through better data—where he executes Bractlet's vision and leads the development of Bractlet's hardware solution. He believes that energy drives the world's economic engine and can have substantial impact on lifting poverty, but the way energy is used and generated has to be done responsibly.


GCS - Green House Incubator - BioChar

Mr. Christoph Pollatos is a serial entrepreneur. He currently holds the position of President & CEO for BioChar Central Inc., an Eco-Solutions enterprise, founded in March 2011.

The company transforms biomass waste streams into useful, profitable organic soil building and water purification products. 


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