Worlds First Net-Zero Exhibit Space to be Unveiled at Greenbuild 2014

San Ramon, Ca (PRWEB) October 16, 2014

Hanley Wood, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and EMerge Alliance launched today your world’s very first web Zero Zone is going to be unveiled during the 2014 Greenbuild Global Conference and Expo happening during the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans Oct. 22-24, 2014.

“Driven because of the revolutionary work of EMerge Alliance as well as its people, the launch of brand new Net Zero Zone will likely make Greenbuild 2014 the initial seminar and exhibition to possess event room where booths tend to be completely powered by an on-site microgrid including alternate energy generation, storage space and distribution,” said Lindsay Roberts, program manager, Greenbuild. “This is an important action the trade program business and directs a powerful message to your entire green building action that crossbreed energy in buildings is actually feasible and practical.”

The web Zero Zone at Greenbuild will give attention to three areas:

    The Net Zero Pavilion, an especially designated exhibit location inside the exhibition hallway, powered by the microgrid, showcasing 11 exhibitors in 1,500 sqft of display space

    Net Zero Networking Lounge where sponsor associates and academic presentations can be found to all the program attendees

    A backyard demonstration of typical on-site solar power electricity generation that is connected right to in-building hybrid microgrid storage space and circulation equipment next to the internet Zero Networking Lounge

The formal launch for the Net Zero Zone will take location Wed., Oct. 22 at 10:30 a.m. within the web Zero Networking Lounge located on degree 2 for the Morial Convention Center, and all sorts of Greenbuild members are encouraged to attend.

Designed using EMerge Alliance standards for hybrid usage of alternating electric current (AC) and direct-current (DC) energy in buildings, the internet Zero Zone showcases the performance, reliability and resiliency of crossbreed microgrids – systems of local electrical power generation, storage space and distribution that will run in a choice of combo because of the regional utility grid or in isolation from it. Booths when you look at the web Zero Zone will demonstrate the smooth capability of autonomously running both on, down and in combo utilizing the local utility grid.

“The web Zero Zone illustrates one of many themes with this year’s conference: resiliency,” stated Kate Hurst, manager of seminars and occasions, USGBC. “At USGBC, we can’t consider an improved location than brand new Orleans or a far more crucial place versus biggest lasting building summit on earth to introduce this evolved method of energy.”

Based on EMerge Alliance President Brian Patterson, the Alliance is on a mission to produce an even more resilient and sustainable infrastructure for electrical power just as online created such an infrastructure for data, plus the Net Zero Zone will give conference attendees a hands-on consider the technology.

“Greenbuild 2014 attendees will see it tough to disregard the importance of seeing their particular first totally functioning microgrid within the resilient, energetic and historic city of the latest Orleans,” said Patterson.

The EMerge Alliance is tangled up in above 50 hybrid AC/DC microgrids becoming tested and demonstrated at crucial websites all over the world, including a Steel Orca information center in Princeton, NJ, the NextEnergy Center analysis center in Detroit as well as the State of Michigan’s Treasury building in Flint, Mich.

Greenbuild, owned and managed by Hanley Wood and provided by USGBC, could be the nation’s largest conference and exhibition dedicated to green building design and building. The meeting, appropriately themed ‘Leadership Jazz’ for 2014, attracts 23,000 attendees and 600 exhibitors yearly from throughout the green building sector, spanning commercial and domestic experts, architects, building owners and providers, students, advocates and educators. Greenbuild 2014 occurs Oct. 22-24 in New Orleans.


Concerning the EMerge Alliance

The EMerge Alliance is a nonprofit, open network of greater than 90 companies reinventing electrical power through growth of forward-thinking criteria for the extremely efficient using hybrid AC/DC power in many different structures. These requirements concentrate on delivering DC power straight to electronic electronics and energy storage methods, simplifying the usage in your area created clean power and making systems much more flexible, resistant and lasting. The EMerge Alliance Registered item program could be the industry’s only program built to streamline the use and use of DC power products. Learn more at booth 2069 or

About Hanley Wood

Hanley Wood could be the leading information, news, event, and strategic marketing services company offering the residential, commercial design and construction companies. Utilizing the biggest editorial- and analytics-driven building market database, the business creates powerful marketplace data and ideas; award-winning journals, updates and web pages; marquee trade events and executive events; and strategic marketing solutions. To find out more, see

About the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)

USGBC, the sponsor of Greenbuild, is dedicated to a booming and lasting future through cost-efficient and energy-saving green structures. USGBC works toward its goal of market change through its LEED green building system, powerful academic offerings, a nationwide system of chapters and affiliates, the annual Greenbuild Overseas meeting & Expo, the Center for Green Schools and advocacy in support of community plan that promotes and enables green structures and communities. To find out more, visit, explore the Green Building Information Gateway (GBIG) and connect on Twitter, Twitter and relatedIn.


Christi Chesner

for EMerge Alliance



Shelby Hausler

for Hanley Wood

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