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New York and Boston to Headline Sustainable Cities Briefing

In the March 10 AltaTerra Research online briefing, “Solutions for Sustainable Cities: Managing Energy and Emissions for Systematic Savings,” Ariella Rosenberg Maron, Deputy Commissioner for Energy Management for the City of New York and Brad Swing, Director of Energy Policy for the City of Boston will share inside views of municipal energy and carbon management strategy.

Palo Alto, CA, February 24, 2011 --( AltaTerra Research is pleased to announce the first briefing in its “Solutions for Sustainable Cities,” series, “Solutions for Sustainable Cities: Managing Energy and Emissions for Systematic Savings.” This briefing features innovative approaches and proven solutions from New York City, Boston, and ICLEI--case studies in achieving systematic savings through energy and emissions management. The briefing will be held live online on Thursday, March 10 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific / 2:00 p.m. Eastern. It will be available on-demand after the live event.

Ariella Rosenberg Maron, Deputy Commissioner for Energy Management at the New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Service and Brad Swing, Director of Energy Policy for the City of Boston Mayor's Office of Environmental and Energy Services will share inside views of municipal energy and carbon management strategy, including implementation methods and software tools for reaching reduction goals.

Jennifer Ewing Thiel, Director of Tools and Technical Innovation at ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability USA will describe the elements of a successful municipal carbon and energy reduction program, and related drivers and trends across municipalities in the United States.

Jaclyn Pitera, Senior Analyst at AltaTerra Research will provide an overview of the marketplace for environmental resource management systems, representative capabilities, and how these are being deployed as a "system of record" in enterprise sustainability programs.

“New York City and Boston are leaders in developing robust sustainability programs,” said Pitera. “As their programs have matured over time, they have learned many lessons and implemented new tools that will be relevant to other cities, as well as businesses, on this path. We are delighted to have Ariella and Brad join us to share their insider perspectives,” she continued.

Overall, the briefing will address what successful municipal programs for energy, resource, and emissions management entail and how they are implemented organizationally; key strategies for energy and emissions reductions in municipal operations; how reductions are operationalized to achieve savings year over year; key drivers and associated benefits; how various solutions help identify, track, and achieve significant financial savings; what software tools are being used and how these are implemented technically and organizationally; lessons from municipalities that have implemented software solutions and created energy and carbon management programs; and trends among municipalities in energy, resource, and emissions management.

Further information about the online briefing and registration are available online at

A limited number of press passes are available. Press pass requests may be submitted at

This online briefing is the first in the three-part series, "Solutions for Sustainable Cities: Clean Technologies in Municipal Practice." The other two online briefings will take place in April and May. Information about the entire series is available online at

About AltaTerra Research

AltaTerra Research is a research consultancy specializing in sustainable business and the commercial marketplace for clean technology solutions. Through research reports, executive events and advisory services, AltaTerra helps forward-looking organizations improve resource efficiency in their operations and capitalize on new 'green' market opportunities. From our headquarters in Silicon Valley, we have been serving a global base of corporate, institutional, and government clients since 2007. More information is available at

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