Melbourne, FL (PRWEB) July 2, 2008
Alternative Construction Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: ACCY) announced today that it has established an e-commerce division to access the massive, untapped B2B and B2C "green" business opportunity available on-line. Referencing obstacles to green building in a 2007 report, McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE: MHP) stated that, "…many of these obstacles stem from a lack of information." The intent of Alternative Construction e-Commerce, Inc. (ACE), is to make available the information needed to make economically sound, environmentally conscious and socially responsible purchase decisions by simplifying the experience of procuring both building designs and structural green building materials, by creating a single on-line interface. The intent is to provide hundreds, eventually thousands, of designs specified with the ACTech® Structural Insulated Panel System at the core of the design, enabling relative assurance of achieving LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), Florida Green Building Coalition, Florida Power & Light (NYSE: FPL) BuildSmart Program and EnergyStar certifications.
"Behind the scenes, we have worked to transition our business from the traditional "bricks and mortar" business model to include a "clicks and bricks" revenue opportunity. In today's Internet and consumer savvy marketplace, it makes sense that we offer the most advanced building materials directly to buyers in combination with ready-to-build, pre-designed floor plans and elevations," said A.J. Francel, COO of Alternative Construction Technologies. "Our world is about energy savings and ease of access these days. ACE intends to provide both in a disaster resistant building material and user-friendly format."
Details were not disclosed. The Company stated it would unveil the strategy in connection with a company-wide marketing launch in the coming weeks. The architectural partner has been selected. The company is currently negotiating national advertising contracts to determine an advertising agency of record (AOR). The Company has been negotiating with several high profile AORs, including some that specialize in the "green" market place.
Alternative Construction Technologies, Inc. (ACT) possesses a unique and patented construction technology called the ACTech® Panel System that is used in the design and erection of state-of-the-art "green" buildings in commercial, residential, industrial, military, pre-engineered and modular building applications, as well as patented safe rooms. Generically known as structural insulated panel (SIP), ACT's revolutionary and efficient construction solution utilizes an inherently better galvanized steel "skin" SIP system to complete energy efficient, stronger, safer, faster, Class-1 fire rated and more economical structures than conventional wood and brick based building products. The patented ACTech® Panel is environmentally-friendly and easier to construct with - not only saving labor cost and cutting construction time, but also reducing recurring monthly heating and cooling energy bills consistently by 30-50% and often as much as 70%. Most importantly, the ACTech® Panel possesses disaster resistant strength and has tested stronger than conventional concrete block or wood frame construction. In combination with FEMA compliant hurricane projectile tests, the ACTech® Panel continues to meet the most stringent wind, projectile and uplift codes in the nation levied by the 2006 Florida Building Code. The ACTech® Panel System offers builders and consumers many competitive and comparative advantages of use due to its wide range of attributes. As this new construction technology gains awareness, or hurricane and tornado-prone states establish new building codes and rebuild from recent weather disasters, ACT believes its' products will be in greater demand. ACT has recently added ancillary services, including design, consulting and construction through its various general contracting subsidiaries. When specifying the ACTech® Panel System as the "green" structural building material into any construction application, it is most probable that a LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design), Florida Green Building Coalition, FP&L (NYSE: FPL) BuildSmart and/or Energy Star rating will be readily achieved.
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Contact: A.J. Francel