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December 03, 2010 08:01 ET

Media Advisory: Some of the Coolest "Green Building" Technology to Be Showcased in Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA--(Marketwire - Dec. 3, 2010) -

Reporters/Editors: Business, Technology, Building Construction

Leading architects, engineers and building contractors will be getting a peek at some of the coolest 'green building' technology at an event in Baton Rouge next week – and the media are invited to attend.

Hosted by the Louisiana Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the event will showcase some of the most sophisticated green building solutions from Canada.

"It's important that we have the knowledge of the latest green building technology, and we are looking forward to seeing some of the latest innovations being offered by Canadian companies and how they could benefit projects in our area," says Stephen Maher, President-Elect of the AIA Chapter.

Two of the products to be showcased in the afternoon are of particular interest – a modular floor system made of recycled steel that is impervious to moisture, mold, and termites; and a device that cuts residential hot water costs by up to 35 per cent.

Where:  West Baton Rouge Conference Centre, Plantation Room
  2750 North Westport Drive
  Port Allen, Louisiana
When:  Wednesday December 8th, 2010
  Lunch 12:30 p.m.
  Product Presentations 1:30 – 4:00 p.m.

The iSPAN steel floor joist technology is changing the way buildings are constructed, and this is the first time it will be on display in the U.S. South. The system is stronger and faster to construct than traditional wood materials. It is fire resistant. And because it is water-proof, it will not warp or bend, nor will it become contaminated with health-threatening mold. Visit for further information and downloadable photos.

The Power-Pipe®, manufactured by RenewABILITY Energy Inc., is a solution to the problem of hot water energy loss. In a typical house, about one-quarter of the energy consumed goes to heating water, and 90 per cent of that goes down the drain (mostly in showers). The product recovers and reuses the heat from the drain water, significantly reducing energy consumption. Visit for further information and downloadable photos.

The Presidents of these two companies (who also happen to be the inventors of the technologies) will be attending the event in Baton Rouge. They are available on site, or in advance, for interviews.

Media are welcome to the event. Lunch will be available at 12:30 p.m. Please confirm if you plan to attend.

Contact Information

  • To arrange an interview, contact:
    Holly Beetham