Huntington, WV – The Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) at Marshall University, in conjunction with the West Virginia Division of Energy and the U.S. Department of Energy, will host a free, innovative energy efficiency conference Wednesday, May 22, at the Marshall University Foundation Hall (519 John Marshall Drive, Huntington, WV). The one-day conference, Energy Efficiency in West Virginia: Projects and Prospects, offers participants the opportunity to learn more about commercial, residential and industrial energy efficiency initiatives both locally and nationally. “This will be the first multi-sector energy efficiency event in West Virginia in that it will include presentations from industrial, commercial and residential energy efficiency experts,” Jeff Herholdt, Director of the West Virginia Division of Energy, said. Speakers during this one day conference include subject matter experts from various state and government agencies, private agencies and academic institutions. Free lunch will be provided. Registration is highly recommended and available by visiting www.marshall.edu/cber. About CBER: The Center for Business and Economic Research is now a standalone institution. Standing as a research arm of Marshall University, the CBER’s mission is to conduct business and economic research pertinent to the West Virginia and tri-state regional economies; provide related research and service support to College faculty; support University economic development and service efforts; integrate with the business community through direct faculty involvement in research related to the West Virginia and tri-state economies; provide business and economic development support to private and public sector constituencies; disseminate information, research findings, and data; and encourage and support faculty in their intellectual pursuits and contributions.