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June 12, 2007 - MCAA To Hold Green Conference

June 12, 2007
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The Mechanical Contractors Association of America will hold its first green-building conference Sept. 24-26 in Milwaukee, Wis.

The Mechanical Contractors Association of America will hold its first green-building conference, “Catching the Next Wave: Seizing the Green Opportunities that Lie Ahead,” Sept. 24-26 in Milwaukee, Wis.

The three-day event includes seminars, a green building products showcase and a tour of Johnson Control’s headquarters, which was retrofitted to LEED Gold status. Here are just a few seminars highlights:

  • David Allen, executive vice president, McKinstry Co., will discuss emerging markets for mechanical contractors in “clean” energy technology.

  • Chuck Gaziano, vice president/healthcare and research group, McKenney’s Inc., will talk about the role commissioning plays in the LEED process.

  • Dave Kruse, president, LJ Kruse Co., and current MCAA president; and Jim Allen, water efficiency director, Sloan Valve Co., will tell contractors how to “green” their plumbing installation and service operations.

  • Julius Ballanco, president, JB Engineering Code Consulting, current president of the American Society of Plumbing Engineers and columnist for PM and PM Engineer will discuss existing green codes. He’ll be joined by Phil Campbell, training director, UA Local 25.

  • Tom Hicks, vice president, U.S. Green Building Council, will discuss future trends in sustainability.

For more information, download the brochure at

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