Focus on Green Technology: Building Sustainable Cities of the Future


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Washington, DC, January 24 2018 – Today, the DC Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU) is proud to hold Focus on Green Technology: Building Sustainable Cities of the Future. The event seeks to bring emerging energy efficiency, renewable energy, and sustainability technologies from all over the world to the District of Columbia, giving industry experts and innovators a chance to convene and discuss challenges and opportunities for a brighter future through smart green tech. “We are proud to bring these companies to the District to present their ideas and to provide District residents and businesses with a platform to learn about and access state-of-art technologies for higher energy cost savings and lower carbon emissions benefitting everyone,” said Ted Trabue, Managing Director of the DCSEU.

The event, which will be held at PNC Place, 800 17th Street NW, is free to attend and will be streamed live to all over the world by Nexus Media. First, it will first give an introduction to different technologies such as waste-to-methane conversion and HVAC optimization using weather forecast data, and then feature a panel discussion on Challenges and Trends for Smart Buildings when Scott Tjaden, Environmental Scientist at Pepco, is joining the other speakers to discuss the future of smart cities. The event, which is sponsored by Pepco, will be concluded by an opportunity to network with speakers and other attendees. Speakers include:

  • Jean-Marie Bergeal, CEO, MeteoViva, Inc. - With a combination of technology, business development, and finance experience, Jean-Marie has accompanied the development of several technology companies in the past few years. In 2016, Jean-Marie was hired to head MeteoViva’s efforts in the U.S. The German company, which entered the U.S. market only recently, has developed a technology that helps building HVAC systems use weather forecast data to optimize usage.
  • Drew Adams, Head of Strategy and Partnerships, A.F. Mensah - A.F. Mensah is an energy technology and project development company based in Hamilton, New Jersey. They use battery storage technology and advanced controls to improve the economics and grid impacts of distributed solar generation. Drew leads A.F. Mensah, Inc.’s strategy and partnership development for the integration of energy storage to existing solar PV projects.
  • Sandra Sassow, CEO and Co-Founder, SEaB Energy - SEaB Energy was founded with the purpose of working towards a future in which cities or remote communities can capitalize on their waste to create renewable sources of energy and curb the negative impacts of waste collection processes. SEaB Energy’s shipping container devices can be placed behind community locations such as grocery stores and hospitals, where they use bacteria to anaerobically digest organic waste created at that location and produce usable fertilizer, electricity and water as a result.
  • Eric Abramson, Arc Skoru - Eric supports the technical development and deployment of the Arc platform; a data driven global building performance platform. The Arc platform allows users to measure performance, benchmark against itself and projects around it, enable incremental improvements, and put projects on track for LEED or other rating system certification.

The event will stream live to beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Jan. 24.


About the DC Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU)

The District of Columbia Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU) helps DC residents and businesses use less energy and save money. Since 2011, as a contractor to the District Department of Energy & Environment (DOEE), the DCSEU has delivered financial incentives, technical assistance, and information to tens of thousands of District residents and businesses, helping them to save millions of dollars on their energy costs. Our work is building a brighter economic, environmental, and energy future for the District. For more information, visit

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