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Urban Green Expo 2009

USGBC New York's Annual Green Building Conference

Submission Deadline: July 27th, 2009

Click Here For The Green Garage Inventors Competition Call for Submissions

The Green Garage Inventors Competition seeks to foster the creative ingenuity needed to usher in the green buildings of tomorrow and to retrofit our existing buildings. The competition will highlight innovative building products that address sustainability in compelling but practical ways. Winning inventions will be showcased in a dedicated section on the Urban Green Expo trade show floor on Sept. 22–23 in New York City, gaining exposure to the most vibrant real estate, media and financial market in the country. Winners will also be featured on the Urban Green Council and Urban Green Expo websites.

Winners will be selected based on the following criteria:
• Innovation/ originality
• Clarity of design and presentation
• Potential environmental value/ impact

Eligibility Requirements:
• Invention must relate to buildings
• Invention must have a working prototype
• Invention must be reproducible
• Invention may not be commercially available or subject to a patent held by another
person or organization

Invention Categories:
Site (Suggested Sub-Categories: Heat-Island Effect Mitigation, Stormwater Management)
Water Efficiency (Suggested Sub-Categories: Water-Use Reduction, Wastewater Technologies)
Energy (Suggested Sub-Categories: Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, Emission Reduction)
Materials and Resources (Suggested Sub-Categories: Recycled Materials, Renewable Materials, Waste Reduction)
Indoor Environmental Quality (Suggested Sub-Categories: Ventilation/Thermal Comfort, VOC/Toxicity Issues, Daylighting and Views)

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