Gexpro, Shelton, Conn., is holding “Energy Summits” across the U.S. to educate electrical contractors, facility managers, commercial building owners and government buyers on how best to achieve lower energy costs with green technologies. The sessions focus on the latest advancements in energy efficiencies, new green product solutions and services, and ways to benefit from the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA), utility rebates and state government programs.

The Gexpro summits — held so far in San Diego, upstate New York and Atlanta, with plans for additional sessions in Dallas and Chicago — are day-and-a-half seminars that cover energy-efficient lighting installations and retrofits, solar energy design and applications, ECM motors for commercial refrigeration and HVAC and specific power quality solutions that can increase the performance, lifespan and efficiency of all electrical products in a commercial or institutional application. Speakers come from both Gexpro and leading manufacturers, as well as other energy and environmental specialists. Each summit includes information on maximizing benefits of the ARRA stimulus plan, explaining how the stimulus works, its funding requirements and how Gexpro can act as a resource in helping attendees take advantage of the plan's rebates and tax incentives.