A Show Of Sustainability

GreenTech conference and expo, dedicated to educating FMs about environmental issues, practices and products, debuts March 20-22, 2007

Ever hear of an Annual Sustainability Report? You will soon enough, as more and more publicly held companies are publishing their environmental practices and goals alongside their annual reports. And in the private sector, scrutiny on new and existing facilities’ environmental scorecards is increasing.

This translates into additional responsibilities for many facility professionals, as they are asked to play a role in their organization’s progress toward greener facilities that consume less energy and have less impact on the environment.

The inaugural GreenTech Conference & Exposition will be held in Baltimore and will provide technical and product information to help facility executives design, construct and operate buildings in more environmentally-friendly ways.

Co-located alongside the National Facilities Management & Technology Conference/Exposition (NFM&T), the nation’s largest event for facilities management, GreenTech Expo will take place March 20-22 at the Baltimore Convention Center.

Educational sessions will focus on the evolution of “green buildings” into high-performance buildings — facilities that use a variety of technologies, including lighting, automation and HVAC systems to contribute to an energy-efficient, productive bottom line. Another focus will be green building components, which affect building design, construction and operations.

“GreenTech educational sessions will give attendees the opportunity to explore the impact of sustainable products and practices within the context of facilities management,” says Wendy Loerch, Director of Education for NFM&T and GreenTech. “By providing this information alongside the current roster of NFM&T sessions, attendees will have access to an incomparable array of valuable information that is offered at no charge.”

Innovating Education

For the seventh year in a row, thousands of facility professionals from 50 states will converge on Baltimore for the National Facilities Management & Technology Conference/Exposition. Held at the city’s convention center, NFM&T will run from March 20th to the 22nd. The largest show in the industry, NFM&T offers unparalleled educational and networking opportunities, including:

  • 90 hours of free seminars, organized under 11 tracks to allow each attendee to customize a curriculum.
  • A general session titled “Bird Flu: Risk and Response” that offers input from both scientific and facility management communities, providing attendees background on the science of bird flu as well as insights into developing a facility’s response to a potential pandemic.
  • The innovative “Solutions Exchange” speed-learning session that allows participants to interact with their peers in a round-robin approach to discussing today’s most critical topics.

“One of our goals at NFM&T is to deliver a difference, and our free, high-caliber educational conference definitely sets us apart,” says Wendy Loerch, director of education for the event. “From technology-oriented sessions on HVAC and energy to the strategic approaches to staff building and time management, the conference is structured to allow a truly personalized educational program.”

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