VIDEO RELEASE - Net-Zero Energy Buildings and Green Building Technologies

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The latest technologies, materials and systems for creating net-zero energy buildings are highlighted in this exclusive video from Architectural Record, GreenSource and McGraw-Hill Construction's 2009 Innovation Conference. From Masdar City in Abu Dhabi, to the Merck-Serono Building on the shores of Lake Geneva, Switzerland, ultra-energy-efficient structures are changing the face of architecture today. Learn from the experts and view stunning photographs of projects underway in this emerging area of green building. More information is available on http://ArchitecturalRecord.com.

Video a video about net-zero energy buildings, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJ_Tk97WaOg.

Green building practices are becoming widely accepted around the globe as greater numbers of people recognize the real benefits provided by sustainable practices and products. The epitome of the green building ideal-- net-zero energy buildings-- was the topic of Architectural Record’s 2009 Innovation Conference held in New York this week. 300 experts, architects, scientists and students from around the world gathered to discuss how to get from today’s practices to tomorrow’s innovations, using the latest materials, technologies and systems on the market, such as nanotechnology and cutting-edge information technology systems.

To learn more, watch the video summary at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJ_Tk97WaOg. The video features technology insights shared during the event.

Net-zero energy buildings are becoming more and more common, especially in California, but also in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Ohio, Hawaii and Colorado. For examples, check out http://zeb.buildinggreen.com/.

Additional information about the conference can be found on http://ArchitecturalRecord.com or on Twitter (#innov09).

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