Greenbuild To Showcase Net Zero Zone

Washington, DC, Oct. 17, 2014 -- Hanley Wood, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and EMerge Alliance said the world’s first Net Zero Zone will be unveiled at the 2014 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in New Orleans.

“Driven by the innovative work of EMerge Alliance and its members, the launch of the new Net Zero Zone will make Greenbuild 2014 the first conference and expo to have exhibition space where booths are fully powered by an on-site microgrid including alternate energy generation, storage and distribution,” said Lindsay Roberts, show director, Greenbuild.

“This is an important step for the trade show industry and sends a strong message to the entire green building movement that hybrid power in buildings is both possible and practical.”

The Net Zero Zone at Greenbuild will focus on three areas: a specially designated exhibit area inside the expo hall, powered by the microgrid, showcasing 11 exhibitors in 1,500 square feet of exhibit space; Net Zero Networking Lounge where sponsor representatives and educational presentations are available; and an outdoor demonstration of typical on-site solar electricity generation.

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