U.S. Green Building Council - Long Island

January 20, 2011 08:02 ET

Media Advisory: Sophisticated Green Building Technology to Be Showcased in Long Island

LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK--(Marketwire - Jan. 20, 2011) -

Reporters/Editors: Business, Technology, Building Construction

Leading architects, engineers and building contractors will be getting a peek at some of the most sophisticated green building solutions from Canada at an event in Long Island next week – and the media are invited to attend.

"We're excited to have this opportunity to learn about innovative Canadian technologies and products, continuing the momentum to seek ever higher levels of achievement and success," said Vince Capogna, Chairman of the Long Island chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) which is hosting the event. "Embracing new sustainable building technology keeps our members competitive in the marketplace and improves the quality of the structures we build in which we all live, work and play."

Where: Carlyle On The Green
  Bethpage State Park
  99 Quaker Meeting House Road
  Farmingdale, NY 11735
When: Tuesday January 25, 2011
  Product Presentations 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  Lunch at noon

Two of the products to be showcased in the afternoon are of particular interest – an effective geothermal system that can be customized to suit any Long Island home at an accessible price point; and mineral wool insulation for thermal, fire and sound control.

NextEnergy is the leading designer, marketer and distributor of geothermal systems in North America. Geothermal is the most efficient method of heating and cooling yet it is often the most overlooked renewable energy technology. NextEnergy has launched a program called EarthPoint Energy in order to simplify access to geothermal energy for the average home. EarthPoint eliminates the upfront costs and complexities that are often the barrier to the selection of geothermal systems. EarthPoint provides a turnkey solution that eliminates the perceived risk.

Roxul's mineral wool is a fire resistant insulation made from lava rock (basalt rock) and recycled slag (a by-product of steel production) that has one of the highest ratings for thermal insulation in a residential product. Mineral wool has many advantages – it is non-combustible and can help prevent the spread of fire; its dense fibers give the added benefit of sound-proofing; and it is water repellent and therefore will not rot or grow mould, mildew, fungi or bacteria.

Representatives of these two companies will be attending the event in Long Island. They are available on site, or in advance, for interviews. Media are welcome to the event. Lunch will be available at noon. Please confirm if you plan to attend.

For further information about NextEnergy, visit http://www.nextenergy.ca.

For further information about Roxul, visit http://www.roxul.com.

Contact Information

  • To arrange an interview, contact:
    Holly Beetham