Tom Bowman, chairman of Bowman Design Group and president of Bowman Global Change, will speak at the Exhibit Designers and Producers Association (EDPA) annual meeting, ACCESS 2012. In his session “Making Green Choices in the Exhibit World,” Bowman will present the pros and cons of three distinct approaches to developing a green exhibit program – using intuition, implementing an environmental management system, and applying a single metric to compare green alternatives. Drawing on his original research and input from academics and scientists, Bowman will provide ACCESS attendees – exhibit designers, builders and industry suppliers – with an approach that makes going green easier and more accurate.
Bowman conducted his research and fine-tuned his approach while he developed and implemented his own exhibit design firm’s successful green business plan. His company’s path to a 65% reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and $9,000 annual savings has been cited by Andrew Winston, author of Green to Gold, as one of the “Top 10 Green Business Stories of 2010” (http://tinyurl.com/d498748) and has earned numerous awards, including California Small Business of the Year (2009), the Alliance to Save Energy’s Star of Energy Efficiency Honorable Mention (2010), and the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture’s Green Good Design Award (2011).
“Our goal is to provide EDPA members with the insights, perspectives and action plans to improve their business strategies. Tom’s session provides our attendees with a powerful tool to improve their bottom line and reduce their environmental impact,” says Jeff Provost, EDPA executive director.
The 58th annual EDPA ACCESS event takes place in Palm Springs, California from November 28-30. For more information or to register, go to www.access.edpa.com.