Engineered Systems Magazine

ES, Lonmark® International team up for a successful Green Intelligent Buildings Conference

May 1, 2008

The conference featured numerous industry leaders and experts, who presented on topics such as “The Role of Controls in Green & Sustainable Buildings,” “Lighting Control,” and “Energy and Demand Response.”

The knowledge and expertise of the speakers were strong determining factors in guaranteeing the success, integrity, and quality of the event. Additionally, the conference saw a record-breaking number of attendees, which confirms continued growth in the interest and validation of green intelligent buildings.

“The Green Intelligent Building Conference was well attended and full of rich content. This turned out to be a great forum for attendees to network and to hear about important new developments affecting the way buildings are being impacted by energy, emerging technologies, and changes in legislation,” said Barry Haaser, senior director, LonMark Infrastructure Business, Echelon Corporation, and board member of LMI (a nonprofit trade association and authority for certification, education, and promotion of interoperability standards) and LonMark Americas (LMA).

Besides co-hosting the highly educational two-day conference, LMI also offered its first-ever Professional Certification Training Class. The class was a full day of intense training in preparation for the LonMark Professional Certified Test, which took place the following day. The training class was an immense success and was sold out within a couple of weeks following the announcement.

LonMark's newly developed one-day training program is part of the association's ongoing educational services, and will be available at trade shows and industry events along with the LonMark Professional Certification Testing Program. Please visit www.lonmark.org for more details, including schedule.

The event attracted many of LMI'S members and board members, some as speakers as well as visitors, thus offering the association an ideal opportunity to host its semi-annual board meeting on April 1, and participate in LMA'S quarterly board meeting on April 4.

“The conference provided me with an enormous opportunity to learn more about government sponsored energy programs, demand response strategies, and the political and technical environment surrounding the green buildings movement. I was able to network with industry experts, from both the supplier and enduser communities, to gain a better understanding of the opportunities that exist. Overall, a great conference! I would highly recommend anyone in this industry to attend in the future,” said Tracy Markie, president of Engenuity Systems, and chairman of LMI and LMA.