ECOBUILD AMERICA ® ANNOUNCES SUPPORT BY GREEN BULDING INTITIATIVE ™
-- GBI Presenting Educational Workshops and Panel Discussions at Green and Sustainable Building Conference --
Centerville, Mass. (September 8, 2008) – The Green Building Initiative (GBI) has announced it will present a series of educational sessions at Ecobuild® Fall —Sustainable, Green and High-Performance Solutions for the Built Environment, taking place Dec. 8-11, 2008, in Washington, D.C.
A non-profit education initiative, GBI will lend its expertise on green building and sustainable design to the Ecobuild Fall conference with these sessions:
George Borkovich, an Ecobuild America principal, notes “the GBI is a leader in accelerating the adoption of green building practices throughout the design and construction industry. Their Green Globes rating system, thanks in part to its practicality and cost-effectiveness, has helped to facilitate an increased focus on sustainable practices among mainstream design and building professionals. This is a goal we all share and we’re excited to have them join us once again.”
“Ecobuild America offers a perfect venue for exploration of the issues surrounding the design and maintenance of energy-efficient, healthier, and environmentally sustainable buildings,” said Ward Hubbel, President of GBI. “It is an ideal annual meeting place for our supporters and members, and provides an excellent opportunity to educate the industry about the tools we promote.”
Green Globes New Construction (NC) and Continual Improvement for Existing Buildings (CIEB) are America’s first web-based assessment protocol, rating systems and guides for integrating environmentally-friendly design and operations into commercial structures. Once complete, each system facilitates recognition of the building through a rigorous third-party verification process. Both tools are the only green building rating systems that integrate the EPA’s Energy Star program, which is widely considered to be the most accurate and reliable source of energy benchmarking information and was the basis for Architecture 2030’s recent recommendation for climate change legislation.
For more complete event information and registration visit www.aecEcobuildFall.com. To reserve a booth, become a sponsor or advertise 1-800-996-3863, fax: +1 (508) 790-4750, firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Ecobuild® & AEC-ST® Fall The Ecobuild® Fall and AEC-ST® Fall annual event goes beyond the typical notion of green design to cover the breadth of green building, sustainable design, renewable energy, high performance building, environmental planning processes and information collaboration strategies for commercial, industrial, government and residential construction.
About the Green Building Initiative The mission of the Green Building Initiative is to accelerate the adoption of building practices that result in energy-efficient, healthier and environmentally sustainable buildings by promoting credible and practical green building approaches. A not-for-profit education initiative, the GBI is supported by a cross section of organizations and individuals with an interest in residential and commercial construction. To learn more about the GBI or the Green Globes environmental assessment and rating system, visit www.thegbi.org.
About AEC Science and Technology, LLC
Under the leadership of principals Richard C. Vendola, Jr., and George Borkovich, AEC Science & Technology, LLC (Centerville, MA), manages and produces Ecobuild® America, Ecobuild® Fall, AEC-ST®, and AEC-ST® Fall Together they have a depth of experience in technology and event planning for the AEC industry, including creating and managing the former A/E/C SYSTEMS International conference and exhibition. The events cover the unique intersection where ecology meets technology.
Illustrating the breadth of the diverse industry they serve, AEC-ST® is a member of: buildingSMART alliance™, a Council of The National Institute of Building Sciences; Green Building Initiative; High Performance Building Congressional Caucus Coalition; Sustainable Building Industry Council; and United States Green Building Council.