DALLAS –– The 2012 International Roofing Expo® (IRE) is launching the Sustainability Pavilion, a designated area on the show floor to provide education and resources to attendees interested in this innovative and cutting-edge segment.

Formerly the Renewable Energy Pavilion, the rebranded Sustainability Pavilion will educate attendees on the benefits of using products including renewable energy, solar, green/eco-friendly, photovoltaics, vegetative, roof-mounted wind turbines, day lighting, geothermal and other sustainable products.  

The Sustainability Pavilion is sponsored by Advanced Green Technologies, who will be exhibiting in booth 1564. The Sustainability Pavilion is free of charge and included in all registration packages.

“Sustainable products are a fast-growing segment of the roofing industry,” said Lindsay Roberts, director of the IRE. “This pavilion will feature a collection of products and services to help roofing professionals meet the growing demand for sustainability in their operations.”

Exhibitors participating in the Sustainability Pavilion include Advanced Green Technologies, Ameresco Solar, Asphalt Shingle Grinding Service, Cool Roof Rating Council, Colbond, EcoStar, KBI Flexi-Pave, Orion Energy Systems, Phase Change Energy Solutions, Schletter, and SunMizer Solar Roofing Systems, to name a few.  

In addition to the products, a two-day series of 30-minute product demonstrations will take place on Feb. 22-23, with an additional 15 minutes allowed per demonstration for questions and answers.  

“The Sustainability Pavilion provides a great opportunity to understand how new technologies will shape our future,” said Bill Good, executive vice president of NRCA, the show’s official sponsor. “I encourage all of our members to see the latest products and learn from the educational demonstrations.” 

The 2012 International Roofing Expo will take place Feb. 22-24, in South Hall A at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. Visit www.theroofingexpo.com/attendee to register for the event, as well as find complete details about the Sustainability Pavilion, exhibitors and educational conference information.

For more information, call 972-536-6415 or 800-684-5761 or visit www.theroofingexpo.com/attendee.