products and equipment that make
a building ‘high performing’ are pro-
vided by major manufacturers that
will be exhibiting the best available
anywhere in the world.”
Manufacturers are responding to
the increasing importance of regula-
tions driving future green building
activity* by showing the most energy-
efficient equipment they have, which
“When you’re there and you can
actually talk to folks who design the
equipment and who are familiar with
how it’s used, they can discuss your
own projects with you,” says Stevens.
“They can say, ‘Another product
may work, but here’s how our equip-
ment will best meet your particular
requirements.’ I think that might
enable a building designer, owner, or
manager to meet regulations that can
be fairly challenging.”
AHR Expo in January in Las Vegas,
how does an attendee find the best
“It’s not as easy as identifying the
number of exhibitors who check off
the box that says they provide ‘
sustainable’ products,” says Clay Stevens,
president of International Exposition
Company, which produces AHR Expo.
It’s easier to explain how, and why,
innovation fuels AHR Expo. The
visitors who attend each year demand
it, and manufacturers deliver.
“Visitors are very confident that
exhibitors are not going to display
something that’s old,” said Stevens.
“In general, manufacturers are
going to exhibit their very best and
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Innovation sparks energy efficiency.
“Energy efficiency means a better
bottom line. Energy efficiency means
saving money. Everyone wants to be
able to do that,” said Stevens.
Inherent in efficiency is high performance, and Stevens says thousands of products will fill that bill.
“A major benefit of attending
AHR Expo is the opportunity to talk
directly with the folks who design
these products,” said Stevens. “A lot
of the things that high performance
building management and engineers
need to know is all there. The key
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