Atlantic City Builders Convention Focusing on Green
Registration is now open for the Atlantic Builders Convention, which this year will focus on green products and services for home builders and remodelers.
Sponsored by the New Jersey Builders Association, the event is the largest trade show of its kind in the Mid-Atlantic region. ABC takes place April 22-24 at the Atlantic City Convention Center.
“In this challenging economic climate, companies are looking for ways to reduce expenses and minimize waste,” said ABC chair Jeanne Tomlinson. “The products and practices featured by our ‘green’ exhibitors and seminars will help attendees realize cost-savings ways to have a positive impact on our environment, and that’s a win-win situation.”
The HBA plans to offer the University of Housing Green Building for Building Professionals course as part of the trade show activities. The course is required for the Certified Green Professional educational designation.
Green building verifiers, energy consultants and other green building professionals also plan displays and seminars.
The New Jersey BA is taking advantage of green practices in its planning and preparation for ABC. Convention registration is online at www.abconvention.com, the majority of its marketing efforts are being done electronically, bus trips are being coordinated and promoted for transit to the show, trolley service is being offered for show participants from the host hotels to the convention center, exhibit floor furnishings and props are made from ecologically-friendly products and name badges are being recycled following the show’s conclusion.
The Atlantic City Convention Center is also going green, featuring the largest single roof-mounted solar array in the U.S., the incorporation of energy conservation practices throughout the facility, the use of energy generated by local wind turbines and incorporation of facility-wide recycling efforts.
The deadline for vendors to be featured in the show guide is Feb. 13. For more information about exhibiting at or sponsoring the convention, e-mail Irene Opitz at the New Jersey Builders Association.