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The Seventh Annual Tom Tom Founders Festival is a week-long celebration of innovators, visionaries, and artists who are shaping small cities. The Festival occurs at dozens of venues throughout downtown Charlottesville. 

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Friday, April 13 • 3:00pm - 3:50pm
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The cheapest, cleanest way to reduce carbon is to just use less of it. But what makes energy efficiency a habit and priority for consumers? Learn about strategies that entrepreneurs and business leaders can employ to market the value of energy efficiency to potential customers.

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Lesley Fore

Executive Director, Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP)
A nonprofit management professional, Lesley has become well versed in building science; energy efficiency and renewable energy; and the contractors who implement these technologies. She is deeply passionate about the relationship between energy efficiency and affordable housing... Read More →

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Abby Johnson

President, Abacus Property Solutions
Abby has specialized in bringing PACE financing to markets across the country for the past five years, and is a key player in developing PACE in the MidAtlantic region through Atlantic PACE, LLC. Abby has authored numerous articles on PACE, energy efficiency, smart metering and green... Read More →
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Cliff Majersik

Executive Director, Institute for Market Transformation
Cliff Majersik is the executive director of the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT), a national nonprofit organization that is laser-focused on increasing energy efficiency in buildings to save money, drive economic growth, reduce harmful pollution, and tackle climate chang... Read More →

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LEAP is a non-profit that matches you with the best programs, contractors, and financing options available in your area. You get valuable home upgrades like energy efficiency and solar panels – customized to your needs and budget. We help you understand your options, and we’re... Read More →
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Sun Tribe Solar

The solar space is dynamic, and keeping in front of advancements can be challenging.  Sun Tribe Solar is a partner with the technical and financial expertise to help your organization take advantage of emerging opportunities to strengthen financial operations while reinforcing your... Read More →

Friday April 13, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm EDT
Violet Crown - Theater 4
  Energy, Summit