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December 7, 2011

Contact: Jack Thirolf
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Increasing Building Efficiency to Fight and Adapt to Climate Change
Clean Energy Business Leaders to Speak at COP17/CMP7 Press Conference

DURBAN, South Africa—The Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE) will hold a press conference tomorrow, Thursday, December 8 at the Durban International Convention Center to focus attention on the importance of building energy efficiency as a solution for reducing emissions and adapting to climate change.

With 40 percent of greenhouse gas emissions coming from buildings, governments cannot address climate change without taking aggressive actions to improve building efficiency. BCSE companies Ingersoll Rand and Johnson Controls will discuss building sector trends and how their companies are investing and innovating to bring emissions reductions, cost savings, and increased resiliency to the effects of climate change to customers in developed and developing markets across the world.

Scheduled to speak are:

  • Lisa Jacobson, President, Business Council for Sustainable Energy
  • Jennifer Layke, Executive Director, Institute for Building Efficiency, Johnson Controls
  • Jeff Moe, Director, Global Policy and Advocacy, Center for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability, Ingersoll Rand

The press conference will take place at 11:00 (GMT +2) in the Room Kosi Palm in the ICC. A live webcast will be provided on the UNFCCC website. An archived version of the press conference will also be made available.

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