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Tom Kiser is Energy Keynote Speaker at Hotel Waterpark Resort Workshop
March 10-13, 2009

Back by Popular Demand, America’s Energy Coach

February 17, 2009 --- Several hundred waterpark resort developers from across the USA, Mexico & Canada are expected to meet at Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells WI on March 10-13, 2009, to learn more about marketing, operating, developing and financing hotels with indoor waterparks.  

The workshop will focus on How to Survive & Prosper in Turbulent Times.  Several strategies are competing for the number thing to be doing to get the travel industry moving again.  Revenue: how to get it up in a down market?  Costs: how to cut out the non-essentials?  Energy: how to save it and achieve energy-efficiency.  

“Tom is America’s Energy Coach.  He was our keynote speaker at our hotel waterpark workshop last year in Sandusky OH, where he accused indoor waterparks of being energy hogs,” explains Jeff Coy, co-producer of the workshop and hotel-waterpark consultant who heads JLC Hospitality Consulting of Phoenix-Cave Creek AZ.  More information can be found at  

“Kiser received a standing ovation following his locker room talk that focused on what we all failed to learn in high school physics.  Following a series of health outbreaks last year, the industry has learned that the first generation indoor waterparks were lacking in terms of controlling the climatic conditions inside the waterpark --- temperature, humidity, air flow, air pressure, air and water filtration.”  

“Kiser went to work on a variety of waterpark energy and environmental problems with clients, such as Great Wolf Resorts and Kalahari Resorts,” according to Coy.  

“Back by popular demand, we have invited Tom Kiser to be our luncheon keynote speaker once again to tell us what he’s learned about those energy hogs in the last year.”  

The entire morning of Thursday, March 12, is being devoted to Achieving Energy Efficiency in Hotels & Indoor Waterparks.  Sessions include:

  • Energy: How Much Are You Using & What Are You Paying?
  • Who Decides How Much You Pay: You or the Utility Company?
  • What About Air Quality, Heat Recovery, Water Consumption & Filtration?
  • What Does It Mean to Be a Green Hotel Waterpark Resort?
  • The Doctor Will See You Now: Hotel & Waterpark Energy Audits
  • How to Control the Environmental Conditions Inside a Waterpark for Health, Safety & Profitability?
  • Applying the Latest Energy Thinking: KeyLime Cove & Action City
  • Plus a Roundtable Discussion: What Are You Doing?
Speakers include: Rick Coy of Clark Hill Attorneys at Law in Lansing MI, Paul Newman of Architectural Design Consultants Inc of Lake Delton WI, Jeff Nodorft of Counsilman-Hunsaker of St Louis MO, Chuck Neuman of Water Technology Inc of Beaver Dam WI, Ed Kiser of Professional Supply Inc of Fremont OH, Dan Dehnert of Iconica of Madison WI and Daryl Matzke of Ramaker & Associates of Sauk City WI

Tom Kiser will speak on “What I’ve Learned About Those Waterpark Energy Hogs in the Last Year” following lunch on Thursday, March 12th.  

“Tom Kiser is the expert who saved Ford Motor Company over $50 million on its annual energy bill.  He is an international leader in the design and application of the most advanced heating, ventilating and energy systems in the world.  He has changed lives and altered the way whole industries operate.  He’s got some great ideas that waterpark owners and designers need to hear,” says Coy.  

The next generation of indoor waterparks will be designed to be more energy-efficient, healthier, safer and more profitable.

“We’ve also invited several sponsors to participate with us because the waterslide and waterplay equipment manufacturers are so important in the development process,” according to industry consultant and workshop co-producer Bill Haralson.  “Workshop attendees will be able to talk about their projects with speakers and sponsors in relaxed 3-hour receptions on Wednesday and Thursday evenings.”  

Sponsors include:  Agilysys of Fort Lauderdale FL, American Structurepoint of Indianapolis IN, Architectural Design Consultants Inc of Lake Delton WI, Cloward H2O Design & Engineering of Provo UT, Counsilman-Hunsaker of St Louis MO, Firemans Fund Insurance of Milwaukee WI, Fish & Schulkamp Inc of Wisconsin Dells WI, The Neuman Group of Beaver Dam WI, Precision Dynamics Corp of Las Vegas NV, ProSlide of Ottawa Canada, Rain Drop Products of Ashland OH and Resort & Recreation Magazine of Grand Rapids MI.  

About 300 resort developers, hotel managers, attraction owners, city council members, economic development directors, CVB staffs and tourism officials are expected to attend.  

For conference registration, go to or Chula Vista Resort at 608-254-8366.  Speakers, contact Jeff Coy at 480-488-3382 or email  Sponsors, contact Bill Haralson at 575-802-1522 or  





Hotel Waterpark Resorts Workshop:
How to Survive & Prosper in Turbulent Times
Development, Financing, Energy, Operations & Marketing
March 10-13, 2009
Chula Vista Resort, Wisconsin Dells, WI
Also See: Hotel Waterpark Resort Industry Report 2004; Growth Accelerates, Projects Get Bigger / Jeff Coy & Bill Haralson / February 2008
Hotel Waterparks Construction Report 2008; 33 Hotel Waterparks Opened in 2007, 55 Scheduled for 2008 / February 2008
Hotel Waterpark Resort Growth Accelerates, Projects Get Bigger / February 2008

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