The Colorado Chapter of the US Green Building Council (USGBC) will host a sustainability expo next month in Denver. There is a list of exhibitors and seminars available on their website. People can attend the trade show exhibits free of charge, but registration is recommended. Click here for registration options, which include paid levels for greater access.
Keynote Address/Evening Program: Featuring Cameron Sinclair, Co-Founder & Executive Director of Architecture for Humanity. May 6th, 5:30 – 10:00 pm, Westin Tabor Center, Denver.
According to the general information provided by organizers, the following professionals would benefit from attending the exposition:
- Facility Managers
- Facility Engineers
- Building Owners
- Property Managers
- Corporate Real Estate Executives
- Interior Designers
- Landscape Architects
- Space Planners
- Construction Project Managers
- Commercial Real State Brokers
Colorado Convention Center
700 14th Street
Denver, CO 80202
One of the most intriguing presentations will be on Thursday. The National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) in Golden, Colorado will host a panel discussion about their new structure, titled, “Vying For Net-Zero – The NREL Research Support Facility Design-Build.” NREL “is in the process of building one the most energy efficient buildings in the world. [Their] Research Support Facility (RSF) . . . will consume only 33% of the energy of similar building[s] in existence today and only 50% of the energy of buildings built to current code. With the addition of on-site renewable energy, the building could approach net zero energy.” Completion of the project is expected by next year.
The general public may also benefit from the trade show exhibits, which will cover a range of topics from alternative energy to home products. For those interested in contacting heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) companies or finding low-volatile organic compound (VOC) paint, exhibitors will have booths set up in the main hall. As mentioned earlier admission is free, although registration is recommended. Click here for information on Sustainability expos in your area. (Included are shows in Anaheim, CA; Santa Clara, CA, Portland, OR, Glendale, AZ and Houston, TX).
- Eric Wilson