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Building Owners and Managers Association International

BOMA International’s The Every Building Show to Feature Green Pavilion and ENERGY STAR® Showcase

April 19, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(WASHINGTON—April 19, 2012) A highlight of the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International’s 2012 Every Building Conference and Expo, June 24-26 in Seattle Wash., is its tradeshow expo, which this year will feature more than 450 exhibits, including a Green Pavilion and ENERGY STAR® Showcase dedicated entirely to eco-friendly and energy-efficient products and services from leading providers.

The Green Pavilion, now in its seventh year, furthers BOMA International’s position as the industry leader in sustainability and energy efficiency, and is backed by the association’s long record of introducing new programs and strategies that encourage and help property professionals in greening their building portfolios.

“This year’s trade expo—and the Green Pavilion and ENERGY STAR Showcase in particular—will highlight our industry suppliers’ most cutting-edge technologies, solutions and services, all of which serve to maximize our buildings’ sustainability,” said BOMA International Chair Boyd R. Zoccola, executive vice president, Hokanson Companies Inc. “We’ve encouraged our members to track and benchmark energy performance, we’ve created courses that teach them exactly how to improve efficiencies, we’ve challenged them to reduce their energy consumption, and we’ve teamed up with major players in the field, such as the Department of Energy and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, to ensure that we’re doing all that we can to reduce emissions and cut our reliance on non-renewable resources. The Green Pavilion helps bring these efforts—and experts—together, in one place, making it easier than ever for Expo visitors to learn how to create an effective sustainability plan.”

Other highlights of the Expo will include a grand opening celebration on Sunday, June 24, from 3:00-6:00pm; one-of-a-kind learning labs that provide exclusive opportunities to train one-on-one with industry experts in short, 30-minute bursts; lunch and networking opportunities on Monday, June 25, and Tuesday, June 26, from 10:30 to 2pm; relaxation retreats; and an American Red Cross blood drive on Monday from 10:30am-4:30pm.

Show hours are:
Sunday, June 24: 3:00-6:00pm;
Monday, June 25: 10:30am-2:00pm;
Monday, June 25: 2:00-4:00pm (by appointment only);
Tuesday, June 26: 10:30 am-2:00 pm.

Free Expo-Only registration is available to qualified property and facility professionals on Monday and Tuesday.

The 2012 Every Building Conference and Expo,held June 24-26 in Seattle, is the commercial real estate industry’spremiere professional event. This collaborative meeting of the industry’s best minds includes nearly 50 sessions across five education track on everything from creating and sustaining high performance buildings to maximizing asset and portfolio performance to high performance leadership. General Session speakers include Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and an industry panel discussion titled, “Real Estate 2020: The Shape of Things to Come.” More than 450 tradeshow exhibits will help attendees find solutions to operational challenges and strategies to enhance asset management.

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About BOMA International
The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International is an international federation of more than 100 local associations and affiliated organizations. Founded in 1907, its 16,500-plus members own or manage more than nine billion square feet of commercial properties. BOMA International’s mission is to enhance the human, intellectual and physical assets of the commercial real estate industry through advocacy, education, research, standards and information. On the Web at www.boma.org.

Contact
Laura Horsley
Director of Communications and Marketing
(202) 326-6315
lhorsley@boma.org