Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster News
March 8, 2017
Thank you for your support of the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster. Please read on for information about the Cleantech Innovators Networking Event we are hosting today, the Cleantech Connect Career Fair in April, and RTCC Action Committees you can join to network with peers and amplify your brand.

        In This Issue:

  • Cleantech Point of View
  • Upcoming RTCC Events
  • RTCC in Action 
  • Member News
  • Industry News & Trends
  • Economic Development Update
  • Who's Hiring
  • Industry Partner Events 

Don't Care About Building Energy Efficiency?

By Joseph Hirl, Agilis Energy

Over a short span of 3-5 years, we have seen a real change in owner's perspectives on energy efficiency and sustainability. In the "old" days, if the lease allowed for pass-through of most costs (e.g. triple net), the owner would tell us, "Why should I look into energy efficiency, when all the benefits accrue to the tenant?" Today, we rarely hear this response. What has changed?

SAS & Cisco Deliver Edge-to-Enterprise IoT Analytics Platform

By Oliver Schabenberger, SAS

We have come a long way since Thomas Edison invented the electric light bulb and the industrial revolution democratized artificial power. Today, most of us take reliable, affordable power for granted. Historically, steady growth in demand for power allowed utilities to invest heavily in generation and delivery infrastructure and to maintain affordable prices for customers and reasonable returns. Increased efficiency...

  Participating Organizations:
Cleantech Connect Career Fair: April 12

Is your company in the market for new full-time hires or interns? Join us at the Cleantech Connect Career Fair to meet with over 300 talented job-seekers, cleantech professionals, and students from our leading research institutions.

Free and reduced rates for members of RTCC!

Location: State Energy Conference, McKimmon Conference & Training Center

Date: April 12, 2017 | 3pm - 5pm

Organized by the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster, Capital Area Workforce Development, NC Works, and Work in the Triangle. If your company is interested in participating in this year's career fair, please contact  Matt Abele.
Cleantech Innovators Networking Event: March 8
Join us for our first Cleantech Innovators Networking Event of the year on March 8 at Raleigh Brewing Company to hear from our newest members FieldVets, Etteplan, and Agilis Energy as they provide insight on how the Internet of Things is driving innovation in their companies.

Location: Raleigh Brewing Company

Date: March 8, 2017 | 5pm - 7pm

Registration includes two beers/glasses of wine and heavy hors d'oeuvres
RTCC Membership Orientation: March 8
RTCC hosts quarterly new member orientations for new, existing, and prospective members to learn about RTCC, our events, initiatives, benefits of membership, and opportunities for engagement for member companies and employees. This event takes place prior to our Cleantech Innovators Networking Event and is a great opportunity to meet other members who are new or active in RTCC.

Location: Raleigh Brewing Company

Date: March 8, 2017 | 4pm - 5pm
SMART Series: The Energy Storage Revolution in NC: March 31
NC is positioned to lead and benefit from the energy storage advancements currently taking place. As energy storage technology develops, how will it disrupt energy consumption and delivery and what role will NC play?

We invite you to hear from energy storage experts as they outline the advancements in energy storage technology and the current and future business cases for storage integration.

Continental breakfast will be provided.

Location: RTP Headquarters
12 Davis Drive
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709

Date: March 31, 2017 | 8am - 10am

RTCC Action Committees

RTCC's industry-led action committees provide members with opportunities to network with peers and to amplify their company's brand.

Talent Action Committee
Led by Preston Miller with Schneider Electric and Stephen Barrington with the Capital Area Workforce Development Board, the TAC focuses on increasing awareness of cleantech industry opportunities within the region and on sharing best practices between cleantech, HR leaders, e.g. university co-op programs. Contact Susan Sanford to get involved.

Programs & Communications Committee
Led by Alyssa Farrell with SAS and Linda Palmer with Sensus, the PAC focuses on conveying RTCC members' success stories from a customer perspective and identifying thought leaders for speaking opportunities. Contact Matt Abele to get involved.

Membership Development Committee
Led by Steve Carter with Hoffman Business Technologies and Kiersten Williams with G&S Business Communications, the MDC is focused on increasing RTCC's membership and onboarding new members to extract connections and value from the Cluster. Contact Emmit Owens to get involved.

Where We Will Be 


Our region has created 10,700 jobs and attracted $1.3 billion in cleantech investment since 2009 and remains #1 in most concentrated cleantech employees among peer regions. Please visit our Metrics Dashboard to see RTCC's economic development impact in the region.

    Alevo Energy Eyes $250M Expansion, 202 New Jobs

    First Energy Positive, High-Rise Building in United States Unveiled in Raleigh, NC

    PowerSecure is hiring a Summer Financial Analyst Intern
    Qualified candidates should be a finance undergraduate, MBA student with finance concentration, or STEM with finance minor/financial analyst experience. Candidates should also have a background in energy related coursework, professional experience with an energy related company, or involvement in energy related student/professional organizations. Those interested in applying should forward a cover letter and resume to Eric Dupont from PowerSecure.
    #TriangleTuesdays Virtual Career Fair
    Each week  Work in the Triangle hosts a virtual career fair on Twitter using the hashtag #TriangleTuesdays. Work in the Triangle is an initiative designed to showcase the Triangle as one of the top destinations for talented professionals. Have a job that’s hard to fill? Send your jobs to and they will post them on Triangle Tuesdays via their handle @worktrianglenc or tweet out the jobs from your handle and we will retweet them!  
    State Energy Conference

    When: April 11 & 12, 2017
    Where: Raleigh, NC to-action Link
    Water Resources Research Institute Annual Conference
    When: March 15 & 16, 2017
    Where: Raleigh, NC 
    RIoT XVI - Home Automation
    When: March 21, 2017
    Where: Atlanta, GA
    When: March 28-30, 2017
    Where: Raleigh, NC
    SAS Global Forum 2017
    When: April 2 - 5, 2017
    Where: Orlando, FL
    EV Challenge
    When: April 7-8, 2017
    Where: NC Center for Automotive Research/NC State University
    The EV Challenge is hosting their Annual Event at the Joyner Visitor Center at NC State. Come out to see all electric STEM Cycles compete in acceleration tests and the all new STEM Cycle 500, a NASCAR-like experience but much quieter.

    Student teams will also compete in an EV quiz bowl, test their electrician troubleshooting skills and make presentations about how range impacts the adoption of EVs for the average consumer. The public is welcome to attend and volunteers are needed. Visit for more information or email if you are interested in being an event volunteer.  
    PAC World Americas Conference
    When: August 29-31, 2017
    Where: Raleigh Convention Center