As EMerge Alliance members, we plan to attend and promote our mission at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo on November 11-13, 2009, in Phoenix, AZ. The main theme of this year’s event is how green building can and must come home to all people, as it will boost the quality of life on main streets across the country and around the world. This conference, sponsored by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), brings together more than 25,000 people each year to advance the conversation about how we can build a prosperous and sustainable future for our nation through cost-effective, energy-efficient, water-saving green buildings. The conference will begin with a powerful Keynote address by the honorable Al Gore followed by a performance by Grammy winner and environmental activist Cheryl Crowe.

Although the poor economy has reduced attendance at events like this all year, the Greenbuild Expo anticipates large crowds and enthusiastic participation. And it’s no wonder: with a community of 78 local affiliates, more than 20,000 member companies and organizations that employ some 14 million people, and more than 131,000 LEED Accredited Professionals, USGBC is the driving force of an industry that is projected to soar to $60 billion by 2010.

We’ll be there November 10th, in the EMerge Alliance booth (booth #2252, from 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.) discussing and demonstrating the benefits of the new EMerge Alliance Standard: the first roadmap for the utilization of safe, low-voltage DC power in commercial interiors. This new industry standard allows the buildings of today to adapt to the needs of tomorrow by defining critical physical and electrical requirements that help achieve energy efficiency through the use of DC power distribution.

We look forward to spreading the word about DC power to the thousands of green building enthusiasts we’ll meet at this exciting, innovative and influential conference.

For detailed information about the new EMerge Alliance Standard, visit www.EMergeAlliance.org.

For more information about the conference, visit www.greenbuildingexpo.org.

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