Sept. 14 from 2-3 p.m. CT

  • Free for Alliance members
  • $49 for nonmembers
Register Online


Given the environment of shrinking margins and aging facilities, this webinar will help facilities owners and managers explore the world of energy efficiency and learn successful investment strategies in energy conservation to save money.

Energy conservation measures are the upgrades, retrofits, repairs, and replacements that facility owners and managers can implement to become more energy efficient. These measures can significantly reduce operating costs and provide operational efficiencies through the replacement of old or outdated equipment.

This webinar will use relevant examples and best practices, including green and smart technology, to cover the multiple steps of an energy conservation plan—from baseline assessment through post upgrade measurement and verification.

Who Should Attend 

  • Directors of Facilities
  • Facility Managers
  • Vice presidents of operations
  • COOs
  • CFOs
  • Chief Executives

Learning Objectives

  • About energy conservation measures
  • Options from low hanging fruit to more significant investments
  • Financing alternatives
  • Return on investment for different measures 


  • Ron Clewer, COO, Alliance for Strong Families and Communities
  • Representative from Johnson Controls

Ron Clewer
Alliance for Strong Families and Communities

Ron Clewer joined the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities in April 2017. Prior to joining the Alliance, he was the CEO and director of Rockford Housing Authority and Bridge Rockford Alliance.

During his tenure, he implemented unique energy efficiency upgrades and installations, as well as resident education programs. From low flow water devices to four solar installations, he guided an energy performance plan reducing energy related expenditures by more than 20 percent, a savings of nearly $500,000 annually. 

Clewer has over 17 years of multi-use real estate development and asset management experience. Developments have included single and multi-family, retail, industrial and mixed use development with experience in both urban and rural markets.

Direct questions to Sue Coenen, librarian at the Alliance.