Los Angeles Cleantech Calendar 2015 – July

Green LAVA Welcome to the July 2015 Cleantech Calendar of events of interest to entrepreneurs, start-up executives, investors, service professionals and community leaders around Southern California and beyond.  These are the events, conferences and programs that focus on clean energy, sustainable development, reducing environmental impacts and highlighting progress.  Check back periodically for updates.  Some good events still left in June include:  CTC’s look at Climate Change Impacts and Reforms, LAVA’s First Look LA and Droughts, Water Restrictions, Energy Supply hosted by the Green Business Council.

June 23 – The Green Business Council hosts Droughts, Water Restrictions, Energy Supply and will feature Tom Bowman, Energy Upgrade California, and Kevin Wattier, GM Long Beach Water Department.   California leads the nation on energy efficiency and carbon pollution. And the Golden State is preparing to move ahead with bold new steps. Meanwhile, one of the most severe droughts in history is bringing new restrictions on water use. Learn what’s in store for Long Beach and our region and what your business can do to meet the challenges. Renaissance Long Beach,  7:30 – 10:00 AM.

June 23 – 25 – Greentech Media hosts Grid Edge Live 2015 and expects this year’s event will be larger than ever with more than 500 participants.  The event is being extended to include more content and interactive sessions. A pre-conference seminar on June 23 will focus specifically on Microgrids and on Day One deep dives that address grid, customer and business model transformation.  Don’t miss research and analysis shared from the Grid Edge Executive Council and the integration of software and analytic topics from The Soft Grid.  Rancho Bernardo Inn

June 24 – The Los Angeles Venture Association presents First Look LA, a conference that supports, nurtures and stimulates our unique culture in Southern California, while furthering L.A.s position as a center for start-ups and emerging technology. In addition to the entrepreneur presenters, attendees include venture capitalists,  angel investors, business and community leaders, regulators and university researchers from local universities.  UCLA California NanoSystems Institute, 9 AM – 4 PM

June 24 –  CTC Education Director John Esposito will moderate the Clean Technology Council’s panel on Climate Change Impacts and Reforms.  Discussion is focused on issues and remedies for impacted sectors: financial, legislative, agriculture, transportation, energy and water.  Total Wine Conference Center, Thousand Oaks, 5:30 – 7:30 PM

June 25 – The Precourt Energy Efficiency Center and Sustainable Silicon Valley present Silicon Valley Energy Summit 2015. The Precourt Energy Efficiency Center promotes energy-efficient technologies, systems and practices, emphasizing economically attractive deployment. PEEC works to understand and overcome market, policy, technology and human behavior barriers, and informs public and private policy making. Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center, Stanford University 7:30 AM – 7:00 PM

June 25 – Future Ports Annual Conference: Strong Ports = Strong California will feature experts from the Ports, government and regulatory agencies, community, and business finding ways to reach common ground on issues affecting us all.  Collaboration ensures California’s success for a healthy economy and environment!  Renaissance Long Beach, 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

June 28 – 30 – Commercial Real Estate’s most important event of the year, Every Building Conference and Expo 2015, is more than a collaborative meeting of the industry’s best minds. It’s an impressive display of innovation, creativity and best practices—a critical, career-advancing opportunity for property professionals who are serious about crafting their success in the ever-changing, high-stakes business of office, industrial and mixed-use property management.  Backed by the industry’s leading association, BOMA International’s Every Building Conference & Expo delivers a gold-standard combination of information, expertise and industry connections that can’t be duplicated at any other event.  Los Angeles Convention Center

Jun 29 – July 1 – Infocast presents the 2nd California Water Summit.  The American Society of Civil Engineers estimates that $69 billion worth of drinking water and waste water infrastructure projects in California will be needed to address future municipal and industrial water shortcomings. The efforts by Governor Brown resulted in the Water Quality, Supply and Infrastructure Act of 2014. There is now $7.5 billion worth of funds available, signaling that investments in water and that the long-term sustainable supply and delivery of that water are critical to California’s future. The Westin Sacramento

July 7 – 8 – Energy Storage USA 2015 is the only event in the United States focused exclusively on the commercialization of storage, to help you bring your technology to market and win lucrative projects. This is your chance to network with utilities, legislators, financiers, developers and those at the cutting edge of technological development to define your future strategy.  Hilton San Diego Mission Valley

July 7 – 9 – Infocast presents EV and the Grid Summit,  a gathering of automakers, utilities, regulators, EV service providers, fleet owners and experts at the leading edge of EV infrastructure implementation.  Automakers will discuss their views of the drivers for future EV and PHEV sales.  Utilities will illuminate the technical challenges in integrating EVs.  Regulators and policy experts will explore how to best support EV infrastructure investment without overly increasing the cost burden for the customer base.  And, fleet operators and EV SPs will share their experiences in pioneering EV infrastructure projects.  The Westin Los Angeles Airport

July 13 – 16 – Intersolar North America Conference and Exhibition both focus on the areas of photovoltaics, PV production technologies, energy storage systems and solar thermal technologies. Since being founded, Intersolar has become the most important industry platform for manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, service providers and partners of the solar industry. Learn the latest innovation in the fields of PV, energy storage and solar heating/cooling. New this year is an expanded focus on topics like energy storage, financing, utility-scale solar and installation best practices. Look forward to an exciting conference and expo program with 80 conference sessions, technical training, installation workshops and special events!  Conference: InterContinental Hotel San Francisco; Exhibition: Moscone Center, San Francisco

July 29 – 30 – Following the success of the First Annual West and East Coast Microgrid Conferences, the 2015 West Coast Microgrid Conference continues to provide a platform for public and private sector professionals to demonstrate and discuss their successful microgrid projects and lessons learned.  Presentations will cover current deployments on alternative islanding philosophies, enabling technologies, successful design and architecture, microgrid economics and the regulatory landscape. New topics to be discussed at this year’s program include conducting proper cost-benefit analysis, integrating renewables to a high penetration, showcasing different methodologies for seamless islanding versus open transition, strategizing how to get assets on the balance sheet and propose it to management, cyber security, demand response efforts with microgrid capabilities, and more.  Orange County, CA.

July 29 – 30 – The EV Roadmap 8 Conference has established itself as one of the leading electric vehicle conferences in the United States. Founded by Portland General Electric and Portland State University, and now produced by Drive Oregon, the conference provides a “graduate course” in electric vehicle deployment.  We believe that widespread electric vehicle adoption requires a supportive “ecosystem” of stakeholders, from utilities and local governments to vehicle OEMs, charging providers, interest groups and drivers. The EV Roadmap Conference brings all of these stakeholders together in a highly interactive format to explore emerging trends, share best practices, and map the road ahead.  World Trade Center, Portland, OR.

Green LAVA is the Strategic Interest Group of the Los Angeles Venture Association focused on opportunities and challenges coincident with the design, development and deployment of sustainable products, services and businesses.  Green LAVA is generously supported by Stradling, LLP.