Launched to create an ongoing dialog - among industry, the policy community and thought leaders in research and development - the Envisioneering Symposia Series from Baltimore-based Danfoss returns in 2010 for its fifth consecutive year.

The manufacturer of electronic and mechanical components as well as  control systems for refrigeration and air conditioning, heating and motion controls will host Symposium 13, “RX: Systems Approach to Net Zero,” on May 13 in Washington, D.C. The event will examine a systems engineering approach to energy efficiency, energy performance modeling for building systems and the role of public policy. It will also include case studies in systems engineering for energy efficiency.

A second symposium, “The Grid and Beyond,” is scheduled for November 13 in Scottsdale, Ariz. This forum will focus on the Smart Grid, looking at the emerging power crisis, including supply/demand imbalances and the old electrical grid. The symposium will also consider concepts such as overcoming obstacles that capital, regulation, technology, utilities and the existing infrastructure present.

In addition to these symposia, Danfoss will host a series of workshops and working sessions throughout the year.