The Congress will be held from Tuesday, 19th to Saturday, 23rd July at the Brisbane Exhibition and Convention Centre and will offer field trips, workshops, social activities, expert speakers and plenty of interesting environmental exhibits.
Auzion founder and CEO, Mark Leckenby said Auzion is an active supporter of education particularly surrounding environmental and sustainability issues and solutions.
“This is the first time the WEEC has been held in Australia, providing us with a unique opportunity to showcase Auzion’s capabilities in the innovation space and network with a wide range of delegates and international representatives,” Mark said.
Earlier this year, Auzion took their commitment to education one step further, becoming a silver sponsor of this year’s WEEC event.
“We are incredibly proud to be a associated with the WEEC and help drive industry education and improvement,” Mark said.
“I see sponsoring a global event like the WEEC as a sound investment in the future of environment,” Mark said.
First held in Portugal in 2003, the Congress was created to provide a forum for discussion, learning and unity among environmental educators. Since it’s launch, the Congress has attracted thousands of environmental stakeholders from over 100 different countries. The theme for this year’s congress will be Explore, Experience, Educate and is expected to attract 500 to 750 delegates from all around the world.
Mark will also be making a short presentation at the Congress, discussing Auzion’s ‘Sustainable Homes Project’, which aims to help building owners to reduce energy consumption through the use of solar power and other energy saving features.
“This project was launched in 2008 with the goal of providing 50 homes with at least 25% energy savings and payback within 5 years,” Mark said.
“The results of the project led to the development of our AuziMax Energy Maximiser, which is a device that allows households to have better control over their energy usage,” Mark said.
The AuziMax is Auzion’s own customer-designed revolutionary energy management system that enables the user to monitor energy in the home or business through a secure web portal and potentially save up to 20% more energy. The system won the Living Smart Solution award at the Glossies last month and is set to hit the commercial market in August.
Photo: The Auzion team getting ready for the WEEC