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Bancroft president named to speaker list for China’s International Energy Summit

July 15, 2014

Paul Jenkins, President and Chief Executive Officer of Bancroft Architects + Engineers has been named to the speakers panel for the 2014 Low Carbon Earth Summit in Qingdao, China.  Jenkins is to present on low carbon facility design and is slated to be part of a panel discussion on reducing the carbon footprint for industrialized and industrializing economies.

Jenkins joins experts from around the world who will gather in China to address the challenges of the themed “Green Action for Sustainability” from a variety of perspectives.  Among the other guest speakers are the Director of Deutsche Bank of Germany, NA, the Deputy Director of Poland’s Economic Ministry, the head of Australia’s Carbon Trade Exchange, and France’s Energy Finance Program Manager.

Bancroft Architects+ Engineers was created as an engineering company specializing in sustainable design and has grown into an international design firm of top professionals from around the world.  With six design studios and a large portfolio of highly-technical projects for public and private clients on four continents, Bancroft’s invitation to participate in the Low Carbon Earth Summit was a natural.  “We wanted a firm to be represented at the Summit that has experience working with clients in both mature and developing economies.  Bancroft’s sustainable design work in Viet Nam, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, and of course the United States make them particularly valuable to the Summit,” said Caroline Wang, head of the Summit’s organizing committee.  “They are consistently named one of the top engineering firms in America which is remarkable given their small size.”

This marks the third consecutive year Bancroft will have participated in international conferences, having been selected in 2012 and 2013 to be a part of the United States Trade Delegation for Life Sciences in India and Japan.  At those conferences, both Jenkins and William Hartzell–another of Bancroft’s–principals presented and were asked to participate in panel discussions.

“I am pleased to have been invited to participate in the Low Carbon Earth Summit and though I hope to be able to provide value to the discussion, I also place a great deal of importance in bringing back the world’s best sustainable design practices to be able to apply them to our growing list of public and private client facilities,” said Jenkins.  “Bancroft engineers through the years have done some groundbreaking work in the field of sustainable design, and we are constantly seeking to be a part of the international team carrying sustainable design forward.”

This year’s Summit will be held September 21-23 at the Qingdao International Convention Center in Qingdao, China. 

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