2006.04.21 City Club: Peter Garforth on Building a Green Community in Northeast Ohio

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 04/07/2006 - 23:28.
04/21/2006 - 12:00
04/21/2006 - 13:30

Peter Garforth at The City Club of Cleveland


CLEVELAND, OHPeter Garforth, principal of Garforth International llc, will speak on the topic “Green Communities: Opportunities and Challenges for Sustainability in Northeast Ohio” at noon on Friday, April 21, 2006, at The City Club of Cleveland.


Garforth, based in Ohio and Brussels, Belgium, helps major corporations, communities, property developers and policy makers develop competitive approaches to reducing the economic and environmental impact of energy use. He has long been interested in energy efficiency as a profitable business and has established successful energy productivity based businesses.

Garforth has held senior management roles in Honeywell, Landis & Gyr and most recently was vice president of Strategy for Owens Corning, where he sponsored an energy management program, Energy Mission: Possible, which increased the company’s own energy productivity by more than 20% and earned them the Packard Foundation Cool Company award.

Garforth was the co-chairperson of the International Advisory Committee of the Alliance to Save Energy in Washington, D.C., a founding member of the European Business Council for a Sustainable Energy Future, a member of the Steering Committee on Energy Efficiency Financing of the Russian Federation, and chairman of the International Institute for Energy Conservation.

Garforth is vice chairman of Downtown Toledo Inc. and a visiting professor at Purdue University.

This Friday Forum is last in the Technology Speaker Series sponsored by NorTech.


Tickets for this City Club Friday Forum are $18 for members and $30 for non-members. Lunch is included. Reservations are required at least 24 hours in advance of the event. They can be purchased by calling The City Club at 216.621.0082 or visiting the website at www.cityclub.org.


Established in 1912 to encourage new ideas and a free exchange of thought, The City Club of Cleveland is the oldest continuous free speech forum in the country, renowned for its tradition of debate and discussion. The City Club’s mission is to inform, educate and inspire citizens by presenting significant ideas and providing opportunities for dialogue in a collegial setting.


City Club of Cleveland
850 Euclid Avenue 2nd Floor
Cleveland, OH
United States

Lessons in sustainability : global input

This should be really interesting: taking in critical lessons regarding green strategies from centers of global excellence.  We simply need to take these great insights and best practices and ensure that they fit the demographics, cultural dynamics, etc of our region.  Looking forward to this one.

$30 too much?

Listen to the live broadcast on WCLV 104/9 FM, or watch them on WVIZ at 10 am Sunday. They are also broadcast over most Adelphia systems on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 9pm. Or if even that is too calendar restrictive, you can visit the website and listen to the podcast.

Sounds like one not to be missed!