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The Economics of Geothermal/Alternative Energy – Westlake, Texas

The S.E.C. Education Foundation presents:

“The Economics of Geothermal/Alternative Energy”

James Hardin and Louis F. Preston
Sunday, March 16, 2008
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Hardin Geotechnologies, Inc., was formed in 1996 by a team of experts with more than 100 years combined experience. Led by engineer Jim Hardin, Hardin Geotechnologies designs, patents and markets advanced systems that offer comprehensive solutions for all energy related processes for office building, educational facilities, health care facilities, and property developments in the residential, commercial and industrial segments.

James Hardin, Vice President/Engineering, has spent the past 30 years at the forefront of developments in energy efficiency. He developed the Water+® system, and the Well2Well® system, plus several other energy applications in geothermal, energy management and lighting. His philosophy is to increase operation efficiency so that the energy user (residential and commercial) can expect to have more energy-related services available at higher quality while enjoying reduced overhead. Prior to forming HTI, Mr. Hardin was plant manager for ServiceMaster. He was plant manager for healthcare facilities; project and construction manager for over $70 million in renovation and expansion; worked with administration and various departments to conceptually design projects; and addressed final designs with an A & E firms.

Louis F. Preston, Vice-President, Preston Lighting, has been actively involved in the lighting industry and has been a lighting specialist for over 20 years. He has won national awards for his work in the former Comerica headquarters and for the Kmart Corporation, as well as a sectional award for lighting efficiency and enhancement. Mr. Preston has designed and installed energy-efficient lighting in over 37 million square feet in 670 buildings. He has replaced 23 million watts from lighting systems for an average wattage reduction of 62% per facility, saving his clients over $39 million in annual electric costs and improving the color-rendering index inside buildings.

The course outline includes:

  • Understanding the Green Movement
  • It’s All About the Bottom Line
  • Overview of the Alternative Energy Big Picture
  • First Cost & Stabilized Operating & Maintenance Cost
  • Impact on Property Values
  • Tax Incentives
  • How Geothermal Works
  • Sources of Geothermal
  • Impact on Operating Costs
  • Single Properties – Whole Developments – Communities
  • Lighting

Sunday, March 16, 2008
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
COST: $98.00

Register Online for “The Economics of Geothermal/Alternative Energy” at www.secounselors.com and click the Education Only menu tab to register for this course. You may pay your fee via credit card online, or by mailing a check to the S.E.C. Office.


Register Online for “The Economics of Geothermal/Alternative Energy” at www.secounselors.com when you register for the marketing session by clicking the Guest Log In menu tab. Your fee for the course will be added to your meeting fee, and can be paid with a credit card online, or by mailing a check to the S.E.C. Office.

Hotel & Travel Information

Marriott Dallas Solana Hotel
5 Village Circle
Westlake, TX 76262

The special room rate for meeting attendees is $149.00 single or double. Call for reservations (800) 228-9290. The local number is (817) 430-5000, and the fax number is (817) 430-4870.

Make your hotel reservations early; we have a limited number of rooms available. The cut off day for reservations is February 22, 2008.

Visit www.marriott.com to learn about the hotel, and visit www.dallascvb.com to learn about the Dallas area.

If you need a rental car, call AVIS, (800) 331-1600 and give our AWD# D833386 for special rates.

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