AIA Convention emphasizes importance of building green.
May 24, 2007 -
Hosting 21,640 registrants and 844 exhibitors, AIA 2007 National Convention and Design Expo in San Antonio concluded with keynote presentation by former VP Al Gore on importance of architects to take all necessary steps to help curb climate change. Dr. David Suzuki, environmentalist and author, also addressed convention about steps people can take to help lead a more sustainable lifestyle with less negative impact on nature.
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139th AIA National Convention in San Antonio Emphasizes Importance of Building Green
Washington, D.C., May 14, 2007 - The American Institute of Architects (AIA) 2007 National Convention and Design Exposition concluded with a keynote presentation by former Vice President Al Gore on the importance of architects taking all necessary steps to help curb climate change. Dr. David Suzuki, environmentalist and author also addressed the convention about steps people can take to help lead a more sustainable lifestyle with less negative impact on nature.
The convention attracted 21,640 registrants, and 844 exhibitors. In order to maintain a positive experience for attendees, the AIA made a concerted effort to keep the show size manageable and not overwhelming.
"Our theme of 'Growing Beyond Green' was chosen before the general public came to its new understanding of the threat climate change poses to our future," AIA President RK Stewart, FAIA said. "Our timing could not have been better and our goal moving forward is to further the momentum around sustainable design principles within the architectural profession as part of our obligation to pass to future generations a planet that will sustain their lives."
For additional news and insight on the AIA 2007 National Convention and Design Expo, visit http://www.aia.org/aiarchitect/tw070504.cfm . The AIA 2008 National Convention and Design Expo themed "We the People" will be held May 15-17, 2008, in Boston. For more information about next year's exhibition contact AIA Infocentral at 1.800.242.3837.
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