Top Industry Experts, Fedrizzi, Dangermond and Williams, to Speak at Ecobuild America
Ecobild Aerica Keynote Presentatios Announced. Rick Fedrizzi, President, CEO & Founding Chairman of the U. S. Green Building Council (USGBC) will address ÂThe State of the Green Building IndustryÂ on Tuesday, June 21st. On Wednesday, June 22 Jack Dangermond, founder and president of the software company ESRI, will present ÂUsing Information Technology in Environmental Planning.Â Thursday morning Dan Williams, principal of Daniel Williams ARCHITECT, former chairman of AIA Committee on the Environment (COTE) and a well-known urban and regional designer, will cover ÂAn Ecological Model for Sustainability.Â
Exton, PA (PRWEB) October 25, 2004
Ecobuild America, the environmental systems technology conference and exhibition, a new multi-faceted event focused on the expanding green building and sustainable design markets, is lining up well-known experts to address significant topics related to this $5.8 billion market. Ecobuild America premieres in 2005 at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort and Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. A conference program runs June 20-23, 2005; and exhibits are open June 21-23, 2005.
Rick Fedrizzi, President, CEO & Founding Chairman of the U. S. Green Building Council (USGBC) will address ÂThe State of the Green Building IndustryÂ on Tuesday, June 21st. On Wednesday, June 22 Jack Dangermond, founder and president of the software company ESRI, will present ÂUsing Information Technology in Environmental Planning.Â Thursday morning Dan Williams, principal of Daniel Williams ARCHITECT, former chairman of AIA Committee on the Environment (COTE) and a well-known urban and regional designer, will cover ÂAn Ecological Model for Sustainability.Â
These speakers help carry out the mission of Ecobuild America, which takes a much broader approach to the green building and sustainable design markets than any other event. Richard Vendola, a principal of RCG Productions LLC, organizer of the event, explains: ÂThe footprint of the Ecobuild program includes all the elements -- sustainable design, green building, and environmental planning Â itÂs a comprehensive scope that often is not understood. . We are reaching a different combination of audience, the entire design and construction team---from owners to architects and specifiers as well as contractors and facility managers, than any other event. Plus, we go one step further and cover the fourth hot button -- information technology Â in our companion event, AEC-Science and Technology. Â
Ecobuild America combines sustainable building techniques with the technology that supports the entire process from concept, through design, construction and long-term operation. Attendees comprise building owners and managers, engineers, contractors, design professionals, architects, surveyors, and specifiers in the commercial, residential, institutional, industrial, government and utility markets.
Its educational sessions cover innovations in green building materials, energy and technology, with particular emphasis on sustainable growth, green building, and environmental design. Exhibits feature products for the entire scope of designing, constructing and operating buildings for better energy and environmental performance.
Registration for Ecobuild America already has begun. Those interested in attending can complete registration online at www. ecobuildamerica. com. AEC-Science and Technology (AEC-ST) will address interoperability across all disciplines that exchange data in the process of planning, designing, building, owning and maintaining the worldÂs structures and infrastructure. AEC-STÂs educational programs run from June 20-23; exhibits and software demonstrations are open June 21-23.
Speakers with a Depth of Experience
Since April of 2004 Fedrizzi has been chief spokesperson for USGBC staff leadership, strategic planning and fundraising. He also is founder and president of the consulting firm Green-Think Inc. Prior to forming his company he was an in-house environmental marketing consultant for the commercial and residential business units of United TechnologiesÂ Carrier Corp. He worked through its engineering, marketing and sales operations to ensure responsible environmental product development and strategy implementation.
As a result of FedrizziÂs efforts Carrier received the US Environmental Protection Agency's Stratospheric Ozone Protection Award and the US Department of Energy's National Energy Award for new product development utilizing these strategies.
Fedrizzi also serves on the board of The National Association of Indoor Environmental Professionals, writes the monthly Internet column ÂGreener FacilitiesÂ for Buildings magazine and is a frequent contributor to many building industry and environmental publications.
Dangermond founded Redlands, Calif.-based ESRI in 1969. The privately held software company is widely recognized as the technical and market leader in geographic information system (GIS) software, pioneering innovative solutions for working with spatial data on the desktop, across the enterprise, in the field, and on the Internet.
He led ESRI from a small research group to an organization of 2,700 employees with 16 subsidiaries, 72 distributors and 11 regional offices throughout the United States. The GSI software boasts more than a million users representing government, NGOs, academia, utilities, health care, transportation, telecommunications, homeland security, retail, and agriculture.
Williams is a Fellow in the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and principal and founder of Seattle, Wash.-based Daniel Williams ARCHITECT, an architecture and planning firm specializing in sustainability. With more than 20 years experience in green architecture and urban design, WilliamÂs nationally recognized work and research connects architecture and urban and regional design with the principles of ecology, transportation, economics and energy conservation in scales ranging from a building to the regional watershed.
He is contributing advisor on the National Energy Policy and an advisor to USGBCÂs LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)? certification for residential design. Previously, he chaired the AIA Committee on the Environment and the Environmental Task Force for the Congress for New Urbanism.
Knowledge-based Event Organizers and Supporters
Mark Kalin, president of Kalin Associates Specifications, Newton, Ma., produces Ecobuild AmericaÂs educational component. Kalin is a LEED accredited professional and author of the original GreenSpec Specifications for Environmental Sustainability and R. S. MeansÂ Specifying Green Building Products.
A principal in organizing Ecobuild America is architect Yoshiteru Kaneko, producer of Japan's largest AEC technology event, and creator of Ecobuild Japan, one of the world's foremost green conferences and exhibitions that boasts a five-year success record in Asia and draws more than 16,000 attendees each year. He was selected as the delegate from Japan to the recent World Green Building Council (WGBC) conference in India.
RCG Productions LLC of Exton, Pa. produces Ecobuild America and AEC-ST. RCG principals, George Borkovich, Richard C. Vendola, Jr., and Chris Gibson have a depth of experience in technology and event planning including the former A/E/C SYSTEMS International conference and exhibition. The annual event produced the world's largest CAD, GIS, and EDM productivity forums and had grown to attract 25,000 attendees and exhibitors in more than 1,400 booths. A fall event drew 6000 professionals to a 400-booth exhibit and nine licensed events operated internationally. In 1997 the property and licenses were sold to Penton Media.
Ecobuild America STAR (strategic) Partners include Ecobuild Japan; Delphi Inc., a leading research, publishing company and event producer in Tokyo; the Specifications Consultants in Independent Practice, a 30-year old national organization of independent specification writers responsible for more than $50 billion in construction annually, and Grupo Decosi, one of MexicoÂs leading building systems automation and technology solutions providers.
Gold sponsor is BuildingGreen, GreenSpec and Building Green Suite. Silver sponsors are eco-structure magazine, Environmental Design + Construction magazine, ESRI and Pella Windows & Doors.
Ecobuild America will rotate locations annually across the United States, moving to Chicago in 2006 and to Anaheim, Calif. in 2007. A companion event, Ecobuild Federal, targeted to the special needs of those who design, build and manage government facilities, will be held each year in Washington, D. C. The first Ecobuild Federal takes place December 13-16, 2005.
For information about exhibiting, presenting at, or attending Ecobuild America, call 1-800-996-3863, fax 1-508-790-4750 or visit www. ecobuildamerica. com.
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