Reduce & Produce

A Special Event on Energy Efficiency Day (October 5, 2017)

What: Reduce & Produce: Pairing Energy Efficiency and Solar

Join us for a round of “lightning talks” about clean energy solutions including solar for your home and business. Local experts will give short, 5-minute presentations, and guests will move among tables in a fast-paced, fun event. Q&A will be right after the event. Light refreshments provided by Feast! and Champion Brewing Company.

Guests will have the opportunity to:

  • Get tips to reduce electricity use.
  • Hear about environmental impact of fossil fuels, how to go solar, and alternatives to solar.
  • Find out the costs, financing, and returns on going solar.
  • Ask our experts questions about energy conservation and clean energy.

When: Thursday, October 5th, 2017 at 5:30 – 7 pm (Lightning talks start at 6)

Where: CitySpace on the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville

Cost: Free event hosted by LEAP

RSVP: Due to limited space, please register.

Lightning Talk Topics:

  • Improving the Efficiency in Your Building Before Going Solar
  • Fossil Fuels and their Environmental Impact
  • Solar Power (Value / Financing / Return on Investment / Savings)
  • Solar Power (Battery Backups and Storage System Technologies)
  • Alternatives to Solar: Clean Energy Power without Going Solar


Tray Biasiolli
Building Science Consultant
Think Little

William Gathright (Bio)
Founder and CEO
Tumalow Energy Ingenuity

Megan McGroddy, PhD
Visiting Scientist at UVa
Dept of Environmental Sciences

Wilson Ratliff (Bio)
Technical Director

Anthony E. Smith, PhD (Bio)
President and CEO
Secure Futures, LLC

Andrew Yoder (Bio)
Technical Manager
Secure Futures, LLC

Questions about the event?
Contact Kellie Hocking at