In March 2013, over 700 cleantech investors, sustainability professionals, startups, and international delegates gathered at Cleantech Forum in San Francisco to discuss the critical global energy and resources challenges that we face today and the ways technology can promote resiliency and efficiency in the built environment.

We handpicked ten interviewees from the diverse set of speakers and panelists, who are leaders in their respective industries, and brought them backstage to explore their perspectives in more detail. 10X13 looks at innovation across a range of industries including commercial property management, consumer resource sharing, transportation and future mobility services, government, telecom, and utility-scale solar.

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Episode 1: Buildings with a Brain
Cleantech Group sits down with Dan Probst, Chairman, Energy and Sustainability Services at Jones Lang LaSalle to talk about the future of commercial building resource efficiency. Probst shares his observations on how technology is changing relationships between real estate managers and occupants and discusses his picks for the most exciting building efficiency technologies on the horizon.

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Episode 2: Learning How to Share Again
Cleantech Group interviews Adam Werbach, co-founder of yerdle, a platform for helping you “give and get the things you need with your friends,” to get his thoughts on what a truly mainstream shared economy might look like. Adam offers a unique perspective on the role of corporations, government, and culture in driving a shared economy.

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Episode 3: Solar + Water + Energy
Cleantech Group talks with John Woolard, former President and CEO of BrightSource Energy. Woolard shares his insights about the future of energy storage, the impact of cheap natural gas, the NIMBY challenges associated with developing new projects, and the nexus between energy and water.

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Episode 4: General Electric + ecomagination + Innovation + Impact
Cleantech Group interviews Deb Frodl, Global Executive Director of ecomagination at General Electric about the progress the initiative has made for GE and its customers since 2005. Deb discusses innovative new technologies and partnerships relating to alternative fuel vehicles, rail, the Industrial Internet, and more.

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Episode 5: The City of San Francisco’s “Secret Sauce”
Cleantech Group’s Duncan Cheung chats with Melanie Nutter, Director of the San Francisco Department of the Environment, about the city’s “secret sauce.” How has SF realized such success implementing its world-leading sustainability programs, and what can other cities glean from them?

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Episode 6: The Intersection of Sustainability and Manufacturing
John Viera, Global Director of Sustainability and Vehicle Environmental Matters at Ford Motor Co., discusses both how sustainability has evolved at the operations level at Ford and how to harness engineering mindsets around resource use, and profiles some exciting electric vehicle initiatives.

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Episode 7: Zappos Moves Downtown and Greener, to Boot
Brad Tomm, Zappos’ Senior Sustainability Manager, catches up with Cleantech Group’s Emily Chan as Zappos, the online retailer, undertakes its high-profile relocation to new corporate headquarters in downtown Las Vegas. Brad previews some of the sustainability features (yes, including water) and names the company that he would like to emulate.

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Episode 8: GE Energy Ventures Discusses Partnerships and Tech Focus/Themes
Colleen Calhoun, Senior Executive Director for Energy Ventures at GE, explains her group’s technology focus areas, gives advice for companies looking to partner with GE, and describes some themes motivating her team’s scouting of new technology.

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Episode 9: Jim Gowen, Chief Sustainability Officer at Verizon, on Harnessing the Network
Jim Gowen, Chief Sustainability Officer for Verizon
, talks to Cleantech Group’s Michael Ellis about his company’s support of innovation that harnesses its broadband and 4G services, and Verizon’s collaboration with suppliers to make real improvements to their environmental footprint.

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Episode 10: Richard Steinberg, CEO of BMW’s DriveNow, on future of “mobility services”
Richard Steinberg, CEO BMW’s DriveNow
, shares his perspective with Cleantech Group’s Dan Saccardi about disruptive innovation, BMW’s venture capital fund, and what it will mean to be “the leading provider of premium mobility services” to a customer base whose transportation needs are rapidly evolving.

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