For Immediate Release
Monday, April 12, 2010
BETTER BUILDINGS CONFERENCE FOCUSES ON IMPACT OF ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE BUILDINGS
April 12, 2010 – The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) of Manitoba, the Canada Green Building Council – Manitoba and the Manitoba Chapter of ASHRAE, the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers, are pleased to announce the ninth Annual Better Buildings Conference and Exhibition will take place April 13 and 14 at the Winnipeg Convention Centre.
Participants in the two-day conference will learn about the newest and most up-to-date information on sustainable/green buildings with a focus on Manitoba and how being environmentally conscious positively impacts the bottom line. In addition, they will learn about the latest products and best practices to improve energy efficiency, minimize the environmental impact of their building projects and improve occupant comfort.
Highlights of the event include keynote addresses by Claude Ouimet, Senior VP, InterfaceFLOR Canada, who will present his company’s vision, Mission Zero – a promise to eliminate any negative impact the company may have on the environment by 2020.
In addition, Bob Willard a leading expert on the business value of corporate sustainability strategies, will share his business and leadership experience from his 34-year career at IBM Canada on how to engage the business community in pro-actively avoiding risks and capturing opportunities associated with environmental and social issues.
Date: Tuesday, April 13, and Wednesday, April 14
Location: Winnipeg Convention Centre
To view the entire conference agenda please go to www.betterbuildings.org
The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce, founded in 1873, is the largest organization representing the voice of business in Winnipeg. Our mission is to foster an environment in which Winnipeg business can prosper.
Contact: Chuck Davidson – Vice-president Policy and Communications
Tel. (204) 944-3316 Cell. (204) 782-1679