Annual Greenbuild International Conference and Expo: Its Net Zero Zone a Highlighted Annual Focus

| by Monica Irgens
Annual Greenbuild International Conference and Expo: Its Net Zero Zone a Highlighted Annual Focus

Informa Exhibitions U.S., Construction and Real Estate, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and EMerge Alliance were thrilled at the success of the Net Zero Zone at the 2017 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo that took place at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC), November 8-10. Greenbuild is the world’s largest conference & expo for the green building sector.

A net-zero energy building is a building with zero net energy consumption, meaning the total amount of energy used by the building on an annual basis is roughly equal to the amount of renewable energy created on the site.

The Net Zero Zone was held in the Expo Hall with alternative renewable power coming from solar arrays located outdoors and featured:

  • Products and services of participating site-based power suppliers and managers
  • Products and services of participating exhibitors in the Net Zero Zone
  • A “live” Microgrid Showcase area on the show floor
  • A Networking Lounge adjacent to the Showcase and Net Zero Zone.

The official launch of the Net Zero, in a now traditional ceremony called “Greenbuild Unplugged” took place Wed., Nov. 8, in the Net Zero Zone.

Among the exhibitors in the Net Zero Zone was a U.S.-based company addressing worldwide heating needs. Exhibiting their exclusive radiant heating system, Electro Plastics, Inc. /STEP Warmfloor, is the inventor and manufacturer of the only low-voltage, flat, homogeneous self-regulating Positive Temperature Coefficient (PTC) heater in the world. Its’ electric radiant heating has exclusive, self-regulating Nano Polycarbon technology. 

Their electric radiant heating system can be easily installed in existing homes and buildings, as well as new construction. Unlike other radiant heating options, STEP Warmfloors’ self-regulating feature saves tremendous energy, as it does not constantly consume energy due to its’ proprietary self-regulating properties.  As the room warms, less energy is used to maintain a thermal comfort.

This blog was developed by STEP Warmfloor. All posts, sponsored and un-sponsored have been reviewed and approved by the Sustainable Community Media Editorial Team to ensure quality, relevance/usefulness and objectivity.


Topics: Radiant Heat, Trade Show

Companies: STEP Warmfloor



Monica Irgens

Monica is President of Electro Plastics, Inc., manufacturer of STEP Warmfloor® heating systems: a patented, low-voltage, self-regulating flat and thin heater. Monica has been in the radiant heating industry for over 20 years. She was member of the Radiant Panel Association for 15 years, served on the RPA Board of Directors as chairperson of the Electric Committee and the Green Committee. Monica is also a member of the USGBC and has been involved in the design of LEED registered buildings.


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