WASHINGTON - The Energy Efficiency Forum and the Virtual Energy Forum have announced a joint agreement to simulcast the 21st annual Energy Efficiency Forum speeches and discussions at VirtualEnergyForum.com on June 16.

“Energy Efficiency: Innovative Approaches, Proven Solutions” is the focus of the 21st annual Energy Efficiency Forum, scheduled for June 16 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. According to co-sponsors Johnson Controls and the U.S. Energy Association (USEA), the mission of the event is to be the premier forum promoting an energy efficiency ethic through the presentation of national and worldwide views on energy efficiency and the resulting impact on the environment, national security, and economic growth.

Produced by PlatformQ, the Virtual Energy Forum is the world’s largest free, online conference dedicated to renewable energy, sustainability, and energy-efficient practices in business, says the organization. The event convenes twice a year - Jan. 27-28 and June 16-17 in 2010 - and features live video presentations, real-time Q&A, and a virtual exhibit floor. More than 10,000 people are expected to register for the June 2010 edition of the event.

“We are delighted to be able to webcast the Energy Efficiency Forum at VirtualEnergyForum.com,” said Dave Myers, president of Building Efficiency, Johnson Controls. “By combining the more than 300 audience members at the National Press Club with the thousands of people signing on to the Virtual Energy Forum, we can provide an outstanding opportunity for dialog that increases understanding of policies and best practices for implementing energy efficiency and sustainability.

“This groundbreaking event will allow us to maintain the value and benefits of face-to-face interaction, while bringing our expert Energy Efficiency Forum speakers to the world stage using an online platform that is time-efficient, cost-effective, and green. The combination of onsite presentations with global online participation sets an example for the future of conferencing.”

The joint event will include eight live video presentations webcast from the Energy Efficiency Forum. The Virtual Energy Forum also will include a Johnson Controls virtual booth, enabling audience members to learn more about the company’s energy efficiency solutions.

For more information on the Energy Efficiency Forum, visit www.eeforum.net. For more information on the Virtual Energy Forum, visit www.VirtualEnergyForum.com.

Publication date:05/17/2010