i365Tech Launches Virtual Tradeshow, Online Green Community

SEATTLE - October 22, 2009 - i365Tech recently opened registration for GreenExpo365.com, an online resource center and virtual hub designed to bring the green building community together like no other resource on the market. In one easy-to-access location, GreenExpo365.com users can participate in a virtual tradeshow, attend Web-based seminars, listen to keynote speakers and engage in an industry-focused community arena that includes regularly updated blogs, forums and social media feeds.

Builders, architects and others interested in sustainable design and building can visit virtual booths and exhibitors to learn more about the latest environmentally conscious products and practices, or attend industry specific events. For answers to particular product questions, users can chat online with manufacturers or service providers via one-on-one or group discussions. And unlike conventional tradeshows, such features are available around the clock, year-around from the convenience of users' computer desktops.

"When the GreenExpo365.com virtual tradeshow floor opens its doors on February 1, 2010, it will provide access to information from leading building product manufacturers and recognized green building experts," says Matt Cannell, i365Tech representative. "Users can access resources and information at their own convenience, without the hassle, costs or environmental impacts of traveling to a conventional tradeshow."

GreenExpo365.com also incorporates a social networking component that is unavailable at many physical or virtual tradeshows. Users can establish their own profile; network with other users; and share their opinions via blogs, forums and social media feeds like Twitter. Blogs penned by industry insiders like Ron Jones - one of the fathers of the green building movement and the only person to serve on the boards of directors of both the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) - will also be available on the site's online community center.

"The on-demand, interactive components are what really set GreenExpo365.com apart from other tradeshows, physical or virtual," Cannell adds. "A registered user can come back multiple times a day to see new information, share their perspectives with others and continue to find the resources they need to build green. The site will be an ongoing and active hub."

In addition, GreenExpo365.com is simple to access, offers cost- and time-savings and can help reduce a user's carbon footprint and other environmental impacts by eliminating air travel, driving and paper use.

The first "Live Event" is scheduled to kick-off on February 1, 2010, and last through February 4, 2010. The event will feature keynote speakers such as Ron Jones and Steve Easley, and exhibitors will be on-hand to answer questions at their virtual booths. Four additional "Live Events" are scheduled throughout 2010, along with monthly Web-based seminars and discussions.

Registration is FREE and now open for anyone to join at www.greenexpo365.com. Participants who register before January 4, 2010, are eligible to win one of five $100 Visa gift cards.

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