April 14, 2004 [SolarAccess.com] EnvironDesign8, the annual conference dealing with the topics of sustainable design and business practices is promoting adoption of renewable energy solutions by dedicating a special conference track to energy. Over 2000 participants from the building, design and architectural fields along with manufacturers and suppliers are expected at the three day event held April 21 – 23 2004, in Minneapolis/St. Paul. Attendees will hear from distinguished keynoters such as Janine Benyus author of, Biomimicry and William McDonough and Michael Braungart authors of Cradle to Cradle. The program includes 10 major areas such as Green Theory & Design; Green Business Practices; Communities; Case Studies; Product Design & Development; Materials; Health & Safety; Future Trends; and Sustainable Mobility. As part of the Energy track, Kevin Hagen of Shuksan Energy will deliver a session on Renewable Energy procurement strategy entitled “Curing the Green Power Blues”. The workshop is designed to help business decision makers evaluate the sometimes confusing green power options available to commercial users. From on-site solar systems to utility green power to Renewable Tradable Certificates, Hagen will offer Shuksan Energy’s value-based comparison system that has helped many green power users avoid mistakes and implement the best solution for their business.