Since 2002, the U.S. Green Building Council has hosted the annual Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to green building. Last week, Greenbuild 2011 was held in Toronto Canada from Tuesday, October 4 to Friday, October 7.
Greenbuild is a conference for those that believe designing, building, living and working in green building is of the utmost importance; it’s a great opportunity to build new relationships and connect with colleagues from throughout the industry and around the world. Each year, the Expo “features three days of inspiring speakers, invaluable networking opportunities, industry showcases, LEED workshops and tours of the host city’s green buildings.” This year, many sustainable building products were on display, including an innovative, factory-built modular medical clinic constructed inside the Metro Toronto Convention Center. Here’s a glance at some of the new products, outlined by Hernando Today:
CertainTeed: Adagio Fiberglass/Mineral Fiber Ceilings. Offer enhanced acoustics for increased patient privacy, compliant with HIPAA, GLBA regulations.
Sherwin-Williams: Pro Industrial Zero VOC Acrylic. Virtually odorless acrylic with no VOCs, superior stain and corrosion resistance, fast drying, flows to a smooth finish and is GreenGuard Indoor Air Quality Certified.
Dow Corning: Dow Corning 758 Silicone Weather Barrier Sealant. Excellent unprimed adhesion to a wide range of materials, including polymeric surfaces that are traditionally difficult to adhere to, such as peel and stick weather resistant barriers.
Dri-Design with VM Zinc: The patented, maintenance free Dri-Design wall panel system uses no extraneous material, is 100 percent recyclable and requires no sealants, gaskets or tapes.
Excel: XLERATOR dries hands in 10-15 seconds, uses 80 percent less energy than conventional dryers, represents a 95 percent cost savings versus paper towels and qualifies for LEED credits.
DuPont: Corian solid surface. In addition to contributing to sustainable design through the use of recycled resin content, DuPont Corian solid surface, when properly cleaned, does not support the growth of mold or mildew.
Syntheon: Elemix Concrete Additive. Engineered for sustainability, Elemix additive creates lightweight concrete with improved physical characteristics in every way that matters—resistance to cracking and fire, ease of placement, and durability to freezing and thawing.
CertainTeed: Sustainable Insulation. Sustainable Insulation helps ensure cost-effective temperature control throughout any facility, regardless of configuration. It exceeds California’s strict indoor air quality requirements and features an organic binder.
Advanced Control Corporation was green before green was cool. ACC has developed environmentally-sound methods of building management and systems maintenance, including building automation solutions, energy management, lighting control, air quality control and more. Contact Advanced Control today if you are interested in building automation in South Florida.