Panasonic Partners with Green Builder® Media to Launch VISION House® in INNOVENTIONS at Epcot®
New exhibit showcasing state-of-the-art, sustainable home opens to the public on Earth Day
Lake Buena Vista (April 19, 2012) –Panasonic Eco Solutions North America (formerly Panasonic Home and Health Company) has formed a relationship with Green Builder® Media, North America’s leading media company focused on sustainable living, to participate in the VISION House® in INNOVENTIONS. . The exhibit features two Panasonic ENERGY STAR® rated vent fans and an energy recovery ventilator to help educate guests about the importance of indoor air quality when reducing their home’s environmental impact.
Opening on Earth Day (April 22), the purpose of the VISION House® in INNOVENTIONS is to present green living ideas in a fun and informative manner that will empower guests with the knowledge that a sustainable future is possible. The exhibit will showcase a wide spectrum of environmentally appropriate products and options and provide homeowners with real solutions for contemporary green living.
Panasonic’s quiet, energy efficient WhisperGreen®, WhisperComfort™ and WhisperWall™ ventilation fans are utilized in the bathroom, laundry room and studio so visitors can see mechanical ventilation in action and learn how the fans are working to exhaust unwanted indoor pollutants, odors and moisture that can lead to structural damage.
“With homes being built tighter today to conserve energy, it’s more important than ever to have proper mechanical ventilation to exhaust excess humidity, stale air, allergens and pollutants that can get trapped inside the home,” said Anita So, Marketing Manager, Panasonic Eco Solutions North America. “At Panasonic, we are committed to educating consumers on how ventilation plays a significant role in the home, and the VISION House® is a perfect way to tell that story in a fun and engaging manner.”
INNOVENTIONS cast members will guide visitors through the VISION House® and educate them on building science fundamentals, integrated design elements, green products, and intelligent systems that can serve to enhance a home. Then, visitors will be directed into a post-show area, which will contain interactive kiosks that offer further information about green living.
Throughout the exhibit, visitors will be encouraged to consider how they can reduce their personal impact on the planet, as well as changes they can implement in their own homes to make them more sustainable and more durable.
“Sustainable living is about taking personal responsibility,” says Green Builder® Media CEO Sara Gutterman. “Through the VISION House® in INNOVENTIONS, we will illustrate that it is possible to provide our families with necessities like sustenance, and shelter, as well as comfort and convenience, while simultaneously preserving and protecting the environment.”
For more information about Panasonic ventilation fans, visit www.panasonic.com/ventfans; for more information about the VISION House® in INNOVENTIONS, visit www.visionhousegreen.com.
About Panasonic Eco Solutions North America
Panasonic Eco Solutions North America is a division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation (NYSE: PC). The company develops and provides customized and integrated technology-based energy solutions for customers in both the public and private sector.
Panasonic is pledged to practice prudent, sustainable use of the earth’s natural resources and protect our environment through the company’s Eco Ideas programs. Panasonic was the only Consumer Electronics company to be listed in the top ten brands on the Interbrand Best Global Green Brands 2011 ranking. Follow Panasonic on Twitter @panasonicdirect; additional company information for media is available at www.panasonic.com/pressroom.
About Green Builder® Media
Green Builder® Media, LLC is the leading media company in North America focused on green building and sustainable living. With a comprehensive suite of print and digital media solutions, demonstration projects, case studies, online training, and live events, Green Builder® Media assists building professionals in preparing themselves for the new green economy and helps homeowners understand how to live more sustainably. For more information about sponsorships, contact Sara Gutterman at firstname.lastname@example.org. For media inquiries, contact Cati O’Keefe at email@example.com. For more information about Green Builder® Media, visit www.greenbuildermag.com.
About INNOVENTIONS at Epcot®
INNOVENTIONS is located in the heart of Epcot® at the Walt Disney World® Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Creativity and imagination abound as guests celebrate inspiration and the innovations that improve their lives and expand their horizons. Hands-on, interactive exhibits allow children and adults to be immersed into ideas that inform, entertain and inspire. For more information about INNOVENTIONS, visit www.innoventions.disney.com.
About VISION House® in INNOVENTIONS
Opening this spring, the VISION House® in INNOVENTIONS at Epcot® is a groundbreaking green show home exhibit presented by Green Builder® Media in collaboration with Walt Disney Imagineering. This experiential exhibit in the heart of Epcot® highlights the very best in green residential design and sustainable living. Visitors should leave with a greater understanding of green design, technology, and products as well as a host of sustainable living ideas that they can incorporate in their lives the minute they get home from vacation.
In addition to presenting sponsor Green Builder® Media, other sponsors for this exciting project include SIEMENS, GM, Ingersoll-Rand, Armstrong, Boral, Hanwha Solar, Kohler, National Fire Protection Association, Panasonic, Pella and Schott.
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