Monday, October 22, 2007

Greenhouse and Nursery: Energy Conference in Maryland

The following is information on the "Getting Green: Sustainable Energy Use for the Green Industry" conference coming up in November in Maryland.

Getting Green: Sustainable Energy Use for the Green Industry
Maryland State Fairgrounds, Timonium, MD
November 8, 2007, 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Sponsored by: University of Maryland Cooperative Extension In cooperation with: Maryland Greenhouse Growers Association and Maryland Nursery and Landscape Association

Registration/Check-in begins at 7:45 a.m. and the program starts at 8:25 a.m.

Topics and Speakers:

Electricity, Co-ops and Current Green Projects: Richard Anderson, CQI Associates, LLC

Growing Strategies and Technology Options to Reduce Greenhouse Energy Consumption: Dr. Erik Runkle, Michigan State University

The How and Why of Installing Effective Thermal / Shade Curtains: Scott Sanford, University of Wisconsin

When are technologies truly 'green’: David Tilley, Department of Environmental Science and Technology, University of Maryland

Switchgrass and Wood Burners: Andrew Ristvey, University of Maryland Cooperative Extension

Greenhouse Energy Efficiency; Reducing Natural Gas / Propane Use For Greenhouse Heating; Greenhouse Unit Heaters: Types, Placement, Efficiency: Scott Sanford

Clean Energy for Maryland, From Policy to Practical: Gary Skulnik, Clean Currents, LLC

Solar Power: John Shepley, Emory Knoll Farms

Biodiesel and Ethanol Fuels: Lynne Hoot, Maryland Grain Producers Association

To download the registration go to

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