More than 500 green building experts expected to attend international sustainability conference
PITTSBURGH, June 5, 2018 – Vitro Architectural Glass announced that it is a Platinum Sponsor of Greenbuild Mexico 2018, reported to be the world’s largest conference for the green building community. The event will be held June 19-21 at the Camino Real Polanco Mexico, Mexico City.
Billed as the flagship event for sustainability professionals, Greenbuild Mexico will bring together more than 500 leaders, experts and frontline practitioners from around the world to address issues such as air quality, human health, energy use and global climate change.
Guillermo Martinez, manager of general marketing for architectural glass operations in Mexico, Vitro Architectural Glass, said the company’s legacy of environmental stewardship aligns closely with the conference’s mission. “Vitro Glass’ rich history of innovation in glass sustainability, such as our low-e and ultra-clear glass technologies, along with the distinction of being the first architectural glass manufacturer in North America to publish third-party-verified Environmental Product Declarations for our flat glass and processed glass products, reinforces our commitment to sustainable principles,” he explained. “Greenbuild Mexico is an important forum for advancing the ideals of the green building community.”
The conference, which is being held in Mexico for the first time, will feature educational sessions (available in both English and Spanish) on the latest green building and LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) research. Specific topics include materials, resilience, and health and well-being. Session attendees are eligible to earn continuing education hours.
Greenbuild Mexico is the second of five Greenbuild events scheduled for 2018. Future conferences will be held in Chicago, China and India.
Mexico has made significant advances in green building over the past few years. It has more than 300 LEED-certified and over 660 LEED-registered projects, and appeared on the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) annual “Top 10 Countries and Regions for LEED” list for the first time in 2017.
Greenbuild Mexico is presented by the USGBC and SUMe Sustentabilidad para Mexico A.C.
For more information about Vitro Glass, visit www.vitroglazings.com or call 001-412-820-3289.
About Vitro Architectural Glass
Vitro Architectural Glass, part of Vitro, S.A.B. de C.V. (BMV:VITROA), was created from Vitro’s acquisition of PPG’s flat glass business unit. Now the largest company of its kind in the Americas, Vitro Architectural Glass manufactures industry-leading brands such as Solarban®, Sungate® and Starphire Ultra-Clear® glasses, and specialty glass products such as Pavia® and Platia® glasses. The company operates two manufacturing plants in Monterrey and Mexicali, Mexico, as well as four manufacturing plants in the U.S. and four fabrication plants in Canada. For more information, please visit www.vitroglazings.com.
About Greenbuild Mexico
Greenbuild Mexico offers a forum for the green building community to unite, change lives, revolutionize business and address pressing issues, such as air quality, human health, energy use and global climate change.
Intercept, Pavia, Platia, Starphire Ultra-Clear, Solarban and Sungate are registered trademarks owned by Vitro.
The PPG Logo is a registered trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
LEED—an acronym for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design—is a registered trademark of the U.S. Green Building Council.