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ISE People: Allen Weidman, Executive Director, The STEP Foundation

Allen Weidman has developed, integrated and managed industry coalitions on federal and international environmental issues, and also concurrently serves as Sustainability Officer for InfoComm International. At ISE 2013 Allen will be speaking at the Smart Building Conference, which is making its debut at this year’s show on Monday 28 January.

A joint venture of ISE’s owners InfoComm International and CEDIA, the Smart Building Conference will look at how smart buildings are being designed, built and used, with expert case studies and presentations from some of the industry’s pre-eminent educators and consultants. “Sustainability is now, smart building technology is our future,” comments Allen. “The AV industry is posed to help make the commercial building industry more sustainable and smart building technology is the key. In my session you will learn how the Sustainable Technology Environments Program (STEP) should be one tool in your system integrator’s smart building technology sales kit.” With more than 30 years of association experience, Allen has worked with the Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Consumer Products Safety Commission and a number of other federal and state regulatory agencies. Prior to joining STEP, Allen served as a Senior Account Executive for Kellen Company, an association management firm. He has also served as Executive Director for six different industry sector groups during his tenure at the Society of the Plastics Industry (SPI), where he was responsible for developing industry positions relative to sustainability, the environmental footprint of various plastics, and was instrumental in the strategic analysis of how the emerging ‘green’ standards would impact associations. In addition, he played an integral role in the development of the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Certification Program and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers’ ‘Energy Standard for Buildings’ and ‘Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality’ standards. Click here to see full programme and speaker details, and to save €50 by registering in advance for the Smart Building Conference @ ISE.