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NECA 2008 Chicago is the Place to Go Green!

This year the NECA convention and trade show is focusing on the green technologies of the future, and the exciting opportunities that exist for your business.  After all, your customers are becoming more educated about the alternatives to conventional power generation, such as solar, wind, and biomass, and they want these energy-saving options for their buildings. The installation and use of these alternative methods of power generation take specific skills and awareness of a wide array of new products. Gaining this knowledge is essential to remain competitive in these rapidly expanding markets, and at NECA 2008 Chicago, your business will gain a distinct advantage with all the education, and product information you’ll need to stay ahead of the industry!

Visit the special “Green Alley” section of the show floor, that features the most significant gathering of alternative energy technologies specifically for electrical contractors, and meet with the manufacturers of the latest energy-efficient products that are becoming increasingly important to your environmentally-minded customers. 

And while you’re on the show floor, attend a variety of special technical workshops focused on the latest green technologies, such as:

  • Greenbacks from the Green Movement: Profit Opportunities for Electrical Contractors
  • Small Wind Systems
  • Benefits and Applications of Electric Submeters in the “Green Facility” Environment, and
  • Fuel Cells: Real World Use

 Also, be sure to check out the live demonstrations of solar installations right on the show floor.

  And new this year, NECA is teaming up with the U.S. Green Building Council to offer a pre-convention workshop, LEED for New Construction Technical Review Workshop. This full-day program is designed for those who have a basic knowledge of LEED and want to delve deeper into the technical requirements of the rating, and the building certification process as well as other implementation strategies.  The NJATC is also offering an informative pre-convention workshop, Business Development Opportunities in the Solar PV Market.  This 8-hour course targets electrical contractors interested in the business opportunities existing in the exciting field of solar photovoltaic (PV) system installations.   

Other Green-focused, pre-convention workshops include; Lighting Controls: Go Green and Save Green, which educates you about the myriad of today’s lighting control options in the “Green” lighting market; and Energy Solutions for Commercial and Industrial Lighting Design, PW-6,  that focuses on an energy-savings approach to lighting design.  

The future is Green, and there’s no better place to get ready for it—before your competition does -- than NECA 2008 Chicago. 



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