MiaGreen Expo and Conference, the leading Green trade, professional, and educational convention for the Southeast Florida, Latin American, and Caribbean markets, took Miami by storm earlier this month. Known as “The Green Convention of the Americas,” the expo combined intensive educational programs, networking situations, and the marketing opportunities of a major trade show into an amazing two-day experience in beautiful Miami Beach. Event categories included Green Building & Remodeling, Renewables – highlighting Solar, Clean Technologies, and Water and Air Sustainable Solutions. A new industry profile, Machinery, Equipment, and Tools serving the aforementioned categories, was introduced this year.
The two-day event featured 53 educational sessions hosted by top U.S. and International green building industry speakers. Adding to its reputation as an interactive conference and sustainable marketplace, MiaGreen introduced an accredited educational program providing AIA (HSW/SD) credits for architects, and a PE License Renewal Program for Florida engineers. In total, MiaGreen offered more than 30 AIA (HSW/SD) & GBCI accredited hours for architects, LEED professionals, and those seeking to become LEED professionals. Some of the standout courses were:
- “LEED® Green Associate Training & Exam Preparation” An 8 AIA LU 8-hour training course that prepared participants to pass the GBCI’s new LEED® Green Associate exam, taught by Michael Arny, the “father of LEED-EB” who chaired the LEED-EB Committee during the development of LEED-EB from 2001-2005.
- “Certifying LEED in Latin America: Challenges and Experiences “ A case study of the challenges and difficulties of the first LEED certified building in Guatemala, presented by Andres Prera LEED AP BD+C, MSc, and Jose P. Labbé LEED GA, Intl. Assoc. AIA Project Manager of the first LEED certified Project in Guatemala.
- “Sustainable Building Law: What You Need to Know Now!” Richard Sobelsohn, Esq., Director, Product Content and Initiatives for Lexis Practice Advisor explained the new and increased liability exposure of sustainable buildings.
Over 150 exhibitors from green building and renewable energy fields here and abroad took advantage of the opportunity to reach a diverse mix of attendees from the U.S., Latin America, and the Caribbean. As an added draw, MiaGreen introduced local and regional rebate programs that benefitted exhibiting industry categories. The impressive list of exhibitors, green and solar sponsors, and industry partners included the Green Building Councils of six countries, worldwide companies in green construction and sustainable fields, and international scientific organizations.
Has this MiaGreen Expo and Conference Recap piqued your interest in attending their next annual event? Now is the perfect time to sign up for next year! MiaGreen is offering exhibit spots and advance admission at discounted rates through the end of the month on their website. If you are looking for information on LEED certified building solutions and green building in South Florida right now, Advanced Control Corporation is here to help you!
Advanced Control Corporation is at the forefront of the emerging technologies and methods of green building and energy management, and is proud to have participated in the Broward Community College South Regional Library project – the first LEED certified building in Broward County. Advanced Control Corporation installed the library’s building automation/energy management system, which controls and monitors all of the air handling units, variable air volume boxes, indoor air quality (CO2), indoor relative humidity, exhaust air system, and the chilled water system.
As a member of United States Green Building Council (USGBC), Advanced Control Corporation continues to demonstrate its leadership in the area of protecting our environment through energy conservation. We can design a customized building automation solution for your building, whether you have a large structure or are looking for small building solutions. Contact Advanced today at 954-491-6660 for a greener tomorrow!