York Expositions Launches Ecobuild Canada - New Event Joins Forces With American and Japanese Events

Joining forces with Ecobuild Japan, Ecobuild Federal and Ecobuild America, Ecobuild Canada will provide a global lense to sustainable building products, systems, services and technologies. Additional events that will lend support to this coalition will soon be announced for Mexico and the United Kingdom.

Toronto, ON (PRWEB) February 25, 2005 -- Ecobuild Canada 2005 will elevate the green building, sustainable design and environmental planning agenda onto the global stage when it takes place on November 31 – December 2, 2005 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building.

Joining forces with Ecobuild Japan, Ecobuild Federal and Ecobuild America, Ecobuild Canada will provide a global lense to sustainable building products, systems, services and technologies. Additional events that will lend support to this coalition will soon be announced for Mexico and the United Kingdom.

Ecobuild Canada will take place with Construct Canada, PM Expo, DesignTrends, HomeBuilder and Renovator Expo and Concrete Canada (the Show). Over the past 17 years, the Show has evolved to become Canada’s largest annual conference and exposition that focuses on the design, construction, retrofit and maintenance of all types of new and existing commercial and residential buildings.

In 2004, the Show featured 1,032 exhibits and was attended by 21,138 architects, engineers, specifiers, contractors, builders, renovators, facility managers, interior designers, property managers and building owners. The Show is also supported by the leading professional and industry associations serving these sectors, many of whom exhibit and hold seminars, conferences, annual meetings, and other functions at the event.
                                                      
Ecobuild Canada isn’t the Show’s first foray into the green building and sustainability arena. Four years ago, the event’s traditional focus on energy efficient building systems, technologies and funding programs evolved into a Green Building Conference that included the Canada Green Building Council among its supporters. Manufacturers’contributions to innovation in green building materials are recognized through the Merit Green Building Products program.

According to York Communication’s principals and organizers of the Show, Jacqui Elliott and George Przybylowski, the multi faceted format of Ecobuild will complement their current event and will contribute to sustainability issues which will be central to the Show’s next addition - Infrastructure 2006. They are committed to ensuring that “Ecobuild Canada will embrace all aspects of green design leading to high performance buildings, and will deliver a major focus on technology that result in more efficient methods of designing sustainability into any project.”

Ecobuild Japan, one of the world’s foremost green technology conference and exhibition boasts a successful five-year record in Asia that draws more that 16,000 attendees each year. A principal in Ecobuild Japan, architect Yoshiteru Kaneko, believes that events like Ecobuild help to grow awareness of the eco-business that will ensure a better environment for everyone.    

Ecobuild America will premiere June 20- 23, 2005 at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort and Convention Centre in Orlando, Florida, while a second US event called Ecobuild Federal, is positioned for governmental agencies involved in construction and will happen in Washington, DC, December 13-16, 2005.

Attendees to the Show will include architects, design professionals, engineers, builders, contractors, building owners and managers, and specifiers in the commercial, residential, institutional, industrial, government and utility markets.

George Borkovich, co-founder of Ecobuild America, is also the creator of the former A/E/C SYSTEMS International conference and exposition. Along with former A/E/C SYSTEMS Vice-President Richard Vendola and Bentley Systems former Director of Global Marketing Services, Chris Gibson, they have formed a new event management company to run Ecobuild America to fill the void that currently exists in green building, sustainable design and construction technology. For more information on the US events, go to www.ecobuildamerica.com.

For additional information on Ecobuild Canada contact:

Jacqui Elliott               
Principal               
York Communications       
416-512-1215 ext.,226       
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or
George Przybykowski
Principal
York Communications
416-512-1215 ext.227
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