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Education Partnership Centered Around EdSpaces

The National School Supply and Equipment Association (NSSEA) announces that the Center for Green Schools at the U.S Green Building Council has signed on to EdSpaces as a sponsoring partner for the 2013 EdSpaces and beyond. EdSpaces (formerly The School Equipment Show) will take place December 4-6 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. The strategic partnership sets the foundation for making EdSpaces the preeminent event for the many relevant participants in the green schools movement whose jobs are to design, furnish, operate or maintain educational institutions.

“The goal of EdSpaces is to include all of the key voices involved in designing and equipping the healthiest and most sustainable learning environments for students of all ages,” says NSSEA President/CEO Jim McGarry. “The Center is the leading expert driving this transformation by bringing the key decision-making groups together and they are making a difference. We look forward to hosting the Green Schools Community at EdSpaces through this important partnership.”

EdSpaces includes a CEU-accredited education conference focused on state-of-the-art, sustainable design and the changing face of learning environments. The Center will sponsor an educational programming track for the green schools community that will be approved for GBCI continuing education units.

“The Center has worked closely with NSSEA through their active participation in the Coalition for Green Schools Executive Committee, and we’re excited to deepen our relationship through this collaboration around EdSpaces,” says Rachel Gutter, director of the Center for Green Schools at USGBC. “NSSEA members know that the spaces where our children learn matter, and I’m looking forward to collaborating on a formal focus on healthy, high-performing schools through these conferences.”

As a sponsoring partner of EdSpaces, the Center will participate in the planning committee for the event to ensure that green sessions, schools and products are well represented at the event. In addition, the Coalition for Green Schools Executive Committee will be meeting in San Antonio to take advantage of the synergies between the two groups.

EdSpaces has become the preferred destination for school district and college officials to meet with manufacturers, dealers, architects, designers and facilities planners to explore the impact of facilities on learning, discover new products and plan the pre-K through higher-ed learning environments of tomorrow. For more information on next year’s event, December 4-6, 2013 in San Antonio, Texas, visit www.Ed-Spaces.com.

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