Bright Green Conference in Copenhagen

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While the United Nations conference on climate change is running, Bright Green will be holding their exhibition. Billed as the “largest parallel event during the COP15 summit” it is an exhibition with an emphasises on innovation and intelligent technologies as solutions to global climate changes.

Combining a professional trade show and activities for the general public, Bright Green includes over 150 world leading climate solutions. It is also bringing kids into the fold, by offering games and activities designed for them, including “wind turbine treasure hunting” and a test track for Segways.

Bright Greens mission is to create a field of experience rich in content, and introduce visitors to a number of high technology ecological solutions. The exhibition will be organized around four theme areas: Energy, Living, Cities, and Business. It is designed and open to everyone who are seeking innovative solutions to make their activities more environmentally protective.

One such display is, The Energy Aware House. A partnership of leading Danish research institutions and business partners, whose main focus is home automation. They work with the objective to improve the possibilities of automating buildings making them more intelligent and energy efficient.

The 13 partners of the Energy Aware House have created a display to illustrate how the use of technology can save energy without compromising comfort. At their booth, visitors can enter one of four large tubes that suspended from the ceiling, and experience different technologies that help save energy in a comfortable way.

Of the 13 partners, The Danish Electricity Savings Trust and Z-Wave Alliance offer “hands on” two interesting ideas.

“My E-home” offered by The Danish Electricity Savings Trust, is a free internet-based platform, which operates as a control centre for intelligent monitoring and management of your energy consumption. My E-home, helps you to analyse and visualize energy consumption, weather data and indoor climate and point out specific, potential savings in your home and among your appliances. It also offers surveillance, control and automation of your home.

Z-Wave Alliance offers technology to let consumers control energy use of lighting, thermostats and other parts of their home via a smart phone or PC.

With all of this technology and critical thinking located in one central venue, Bright Green should be the first stop for every political leader who is attending that other conference in Copenhagen next week.

  • Mark Spowart

    A writer and photographer, Spowart has publication credits in Canada, United States, Europe and Norway with such publications as The Globe & Mail, The National Post, Sun Media, Canwest News, and Canada News Wire.

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