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Contact: David Walker
866/342.5642, ext. 153
GBApress@GlassBuildAmerica.com

SOUTHERN POLYTECHNIC STATE UNIVERSITY TO SHOWCASE GROUNDBREAKING HELIODON EQUIPMENT AT INNOVATIONS PAVILION OF GLASSBUILD AMERICA® IN ATLANTA

WASHINGTON, DC (September 22, 2009) – The School of Architecture at Southern Polytechnic State University (SPSU) announced today that it will showcase its innovative Heliodon apparatus in the new Innovations Pavilion at GlassBuild America®: The Glass, Window & Door Expo. The Expo, the largest gathering of glass, window and door professionals in North America, will be held Sept. 30-Oct. 2 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.

The Heliodon presented is a technologically advanced apparatus used to understand and design  daylighting, passive solar, and shading for buildings and communities. It is a major tool for addressing energy conservation and achieving LEED credits. The equipment uniquely qualifies to exhibit in the Innovations Pavilion based on all five of the defined criteria: new technology, design innovation, green products, solar energy and energy conservation.

The equipment was invented by Professor Norbert Lechner, author of a leading book entitled Heating, Cooling, Lighting: Sustainable Design Methods for Architects. It is used widely by professionals, architectural schools, and it has been translated into four foreign languages. Professor Lechner will attend GlassBuild America to man the SPSU booth on Thursday, October 1 with formal 30 minute presentations at 11AM, 1PM & 3PM. The Heliodon will be demonstrated each day of the show by members of the SPSU Solar Responsive Design Team headed by Professor Robert Tango.

“We are extremely pleased to be showcasing the Heliodon to all the attendees of GlassBuild America,” said Phil James, NGA’s president and CEO. “We’re equally pleased that Professor Lechner will be joining us on Thursday along with many architectural students from SPSU and Georgia Tech who are planning to attend our seminars and tour the show floor throughout the week.”

For more information, or to register to attend the 2009 event, visit www.GlassBuildAmerica.com.



About GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo
GlassBuild America is organized by the National Glass Association, in partnership with the Glass Association of North America, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association, the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance and the Bath Enclosure Manufacturers Association. Since 2003, it has been listed as one of the Top 200 largest U.S. tradeshows in the annual listing compiled by Tradeshow Week magazine. GlassBuild America 2009 will be held September 30 – October 2 in Atlanta, Georgia. For more information on GlassBuild America, contact: 866/342-5642, extension 300 or visit www.GlassBuildAmerica.com.