On Friday, June 15, 2012, the White House will highlight Bret Monroe from Kennebunk, ME at an event to discuss the success of home energy efficiency investments in creating jobs and saving families money on their energy bills. The event, held at the White House, will feature remarks and panel discussions with senior Obama Administration officials on the impacts of weatherization programs across the Nation. The event will bring together business owners, vendor companies, representatives of state weatherization programs and other key stakeholders from around the nation to strengthen partnerships and build on successes, as well as showcase technology being developed as a result of weatherization programs.
Since 1988, Bret has been helping companies benefit from using thermal imagers. Bret was elected President of MITI in 1996 and is directly responsible to MITI clients and all aspects of the MITI operations. Bret has written and presented papers on the use of thermal imaging at DOE, ACI, RESNET and PM conferences, and given presentations for building professionals and companies across the USA. At the White House event, Bret will participate in a panel discussion on weatherization technology advancements.
Since 2009, the Administration’s energy efficiency investments have weatherized more than 850,000 homes, saving families more than an estimated $350 million a year and supporting more than 14,000 direct jobs. The weatherization program also has had positive impacts as a result of business generated by materials suppliers.