Ingersoll Rand leader to speak at Great Energy Efficiency Day

WASHINGTON, March 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Every year, buildings consume one-third of the energy used and this figure is expected to grow as the population and demographics change. Discovering and implementing energy efficient technologies has real economic and environmental benefits and these advancements are dependent on the successful intersection between business innovation and public policy.

Steven B. Hochhauser, senior vice president of Ingersoll Rand and president of its Residential Solutions business, will be speaking at the Great Energy Efficiency Day 2010 conference, hosted by the Alliance to Save Energy, as part of panel discussion Building for the Future: EE Technologies for Today and Tomorrow. The panel will explore how new technologies are improving energy consumption.

During the session, Hochhauser will present existing energy efficient technologies for commercial and residential buildings, the tangible benefits associated with energy efficiency and the need to remove obstacles to promote even more efficiencies.

The panel will feature commentary from industry leading efficiency and sustainability experts from around the country.

Details of his presentation are:

When: Wednesday, March 10 at 1:50 p.m.

Where: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room G-50, Washington D.C.

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Launched in 2004, the Great Energy Efficiency Day is a prominent event on the need for, and benefits of, energy efficiency, drawing more than 400 stakeholders from business, industry, government, academia, the media and the public interest sector. The event features the leading energy voices in energy efficiency addressing timely issues and provides insight from Capitol Hill with keynote addresses from congressional members.

About Hochhauser

Steven B. Hochhauser was named President, Residential Solutions in July, 2009. Hochhauser joined Ingersoll Rand in June 2008 as president of its Security Technologies Sector and senior vice president in August 2008. Hochhauser most recently was chairman, president and chief executive officer of Johns Manville, a global manufacturer and marketer of premium engineered materials and building products. Prior to that, Hochhauser held leadership positions within Allied Signal/Honeywell as vice president and general manager of Engineered Applications and Solutions; president and general manager of Laminates Systems; and president and general manager of the Allied Signal Oak-Mitsui joint venture. Earlier in his career, Hochhauser held management positions with United Technologies and Rockwell International. Hochhauser holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics and computer science from the State University of New York in Binghamton.