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EPA Holds National Sustainable Design Expo


WASHINGTON, DC - Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Deputy Administrator Stan Meiburg will open the 11th Annual National Sustainable Design Expo Saturday morning in Alexandria, Va. The expo will host student teams from colleges and universities across the country who exhibit sustainable projects and compete for EPA's People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) Award.
The expo will feature over 40 university and college teams competing in Phase II of EPA's P3 student-design competition. The competition supports innovation in technology and gives students the platform to explore sustainable solutions. Projects include a green roof to reduce runoff and a new cost-effective smart window technology that combines a solar concentrator with wireless electronics to produce power.

WHAT: EPA's 11th P3 Award Competition and Annual National Sustainable Design Expo

WHO: Stan Meiburg, Deputy Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Lek Kadeli, Acting Assistant Administrator for EPA's Office of Research and Development
Jim Johnson, Director of the National Center for Environmental Research, EPA Office of Research and Development

WHEN: Saturday, April 11, 10 AM: Opening remarks by Lek Kadeli and Stan Meiburg

WHERE: Oronoco Bay Park, Alexandria, Va. 22314

RSVP: This event is open to the public. Media interested in interviewing EPA leaders or covering the event or should email press@epa.gov

More information about the P3 event: www.epa.gov/p3/nsde

For additional information about the competition, visit: http://www.epa.gov/P3/

Videos of past expos and P3 team winners: www.epa.gov/P3/multimedia