Ecobuild®America Announces Keynote for 2012

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Terry F. Neimeyer, CEO and Chairman of KCI Technologies, Inc., former Chairman of ACEC and now Board Member of the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) will be the Keynote on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at Ecobuild®America.

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Terry Neimeyer Keynote at Ecobuild America 2012

“Although sustainability and technological advancement are viewed independent of one another their interconnection is now blurring the conventional green line,” says Neimeyer.

Sustainability is a constantly evolving practice for architecture, engineering and construction professionals, and the number of different and competing technologies, tools and systems supporting both buildings and infrastructure they confront is overwhelming. There is a tendency to manage the collection of technologies, tools and systems by organizing them into separate and independent silos. Mr. Neimeyer’s presentation at Ecobuild®America 2012 challenges the partitioning of sustainability and technology and argues for blurring of the “green line.”    

“Although sustainability and technological advancement are viewed independent of one another their interconnection is now blurring the conventional green line,” says Neimeyer. “The clear intent of sustainability is to reduce our carbon footprint, use less energy, use less water and make our buildings and infrastructure more people and earth-friendly. To achieve these goals, we are ever more dependent on technology, be it new construction materials, engineering analysis, building information modeling, automated controls or consumption monitoring.”

Join Neimeyer on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 to learn how even the most minimum need for technology to measure, submit and verify applicable metrics is driving technology to support the growing sustainability industry by offering more energy efficient and less wasteful ways to plan, design, build, live work and play.
The keynote address is free to all Ecobuild America attendees. To obtain an admission pass, go to http ://http://www.aececobuild.com/registration. Complete keynote details are available at http://aececobuild.com/conference-schedule/keynote/.

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ABOUT the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure
The Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) is dedicated to working with public and private owners, designers, contractors and materials/equipment manufacturers and suppliers to forge a new vision for sustainable infrastructure throughout North America.
The Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure was founded in February 2011 through contributions by the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), the American Public Works Association (APWA) and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). All three national nonprofit organizations realized that concern over the sustainability of the planet transcends any single discipline or field, and is a concept that is can only be comprehended through a broad industry — government collaboration.

ABOUT KCI Technologies, Inc.
With sales of $117 million in 2011, KCI Technologies Inc. is ranked 96 on the Engineering News-Record’s current list of the top 500 engineering firms in the country. Roughly 900 KCI employee owners support clients from more than 20 offices throughout the eastern and central U.S. In 2009, the firm moved its headquarters to a 120,000-square-foot LEED gold certified building, located north of Baltimore, Md. KCI offers environmental, transportation, telecommunications, construction, facilities and land development services to government, institutional and private-sector clients. For more information, visit http://www.kci.com.

ABOUT AEC Science & Technology®, LLC

Under the leadership of principals Richard C. Vendola, Jr., and George Borkovich, AEC
Science & Technology®, LLC (Centerville, MA), manages and produces Ecobuild®
America. Together they have a depth of experience in technology and event planning for the AEC industry, including creating and managing the former A/E/C SYSTEMS International conference and exhibition. The events cover the unique intersection where ecology meets technology. Proud member of: buildingSMART alliance™; Green Building Initiative; High Performance Building Congressional Caucus Coalition; United States Green Building Council; and Zero Energy Commercial Building Consortium.

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