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WMC To Host Seminar On The Importance of Building (or Remodeling) Green

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Las Vegas Design Center at World Market Center, a resource in Las Vegas for the interior design community, will welcome Charlie Popeck, president of Green Ideas Environmental Building Consultants, on Friday, November 2, 2007. Popeck will highlight “LEED® for Homes: The Importance of Building (or Remodeling) Green.” A not-to-be missed shopping day for local and out-of-market design professionals, “First Friday” at Las Vegas Design Center features educational opportunities, unique showroom specials, hospitality and other exclusive offerings for the trade. Popeck’s presentation will take place from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the World View on the 16th Floor of World Market Center’s Building B, 495 South Grand Central Parkway in Las Vegas. Popeck, who is one of the first people to be accredited by the U.S. Green Building Council as a LEED® Professional, said he will cover the importance of green building, the benefits of building green and different categories of LEED® for homes. According to Popeck, there are many misperceptions of green building, including myths regarding expense and difficulties in the process. In addition to providing an overview of the green building industry, he will also present a variety of case studies showing a variety of completed projects along with a preview of Echelon Place in Las Vegas. He also plans to give attendees an overview of how they can get themselves LEED® accredited. The December First Friday program, on December 7, 2007, is lifestyle philosopher Alexandra Stoddard. To R.S.V.P. or for more information on either First Friday seminar, please e-mail LVDC@LVDesignCenter.com or call (702) 599-3093. On-site seminar registrants will be asked to make a $20 donation to Safe Nest. Open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, Las Vegas Design Center at World Market Center (495 South Grand Central Parkway) is the first of its kind, year-round, professional design resource in Las Vegas. Offering 400,000 square feet of the newest products, trends and styles in furniture, lighting, floral, accessories, rugs and wall décor. World Market Center is a trade-only facility. Consumers wishing to access The Design Center at World Market Center please consult a design professional. About World Market Center: World Market Center is an integrated home and hospitality contract furnishings showroom and trade complex in Las Vegas. When fully built, at 12 million square feet in 8 buildings, World Market Center will be the largest trade show complex in the world. The $3 billion, state-of-the-art campus will showcase furniture, decorative accessories, lighting, area rugs, home textile and related segments, as well as the Las Vegas Design Center (LVDC) open year-round to the trade. World Market Center produces the semi-annual Las Vegas Market, held every January and July, and is the fastest growing home furnishings trade show in the world. World Market Center is now leasing the third building to a broad cross-section of the home furnishings industry. The Winter 2008 Las Vegas Market is scheduled for January 28 to February 1, 2008 at World Market Center’s Buildings A, B and Pavilions and tradeshow at the MGM Grand Hotel starting January 29. For more information World Market Center, and to find out about leasing or exhibiting opportunities, visit the website at www.LasVegasMarket.Com or call 888-WMC-SHOW (962-7469).

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