The Build Eco Xpo or BEX Asia 2010, the building exhibition for a greener future, kicked off today in Singapore. The three-day event is focused on building green with eco-friendly, energy efficient building materials, incorporating sustainable design and architecture. BEX Asia is Southeast Asia’s premiere event, attracting over 6,400 visitors from 33 countries and over 200 exhibiting companies.
Concurring with the inauguration of the Singapore Green Building Council’s “Green Building Conference”, the expo showcases major corporations from the Unites States, UK, Belgium, Netherlands, Switzerland, Australia, Japan, Korea and more. For the first time in history, the World Green Building Council International Congress is held in an Asian country.
Innovative technologies, products and concepts will be shared to promote energy management and environmental responsibility. Today, Tony Arnel, head of the World Green Building Council said the green building sector has the potential to help lower carbon dioxide emissions and reduce energy consumption and that the council is working to “establish a clear and compelling case and framework for tackling greenhouse gas emissions for the building sector.”
“Governments can offer some incentives for those who build green buildings and retrofit existing buildings, set up some regulation standards and help provide effective communication about green projects,” said Lee Chuan Seng, president of the Singapore Green Building Council.
Advanced Control Corporation has been an industry leader in building automation, energy management, system integration and access control since 1987. Advanced Control is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council and has helped thousands of buildings in Florida become LEED-certified and energy efficient, reducing their carbon footprint on the planet.