Next month’s International Roofing Expo will feature the show’s first renewable energy pavilion.

The pavilion will include information on the benefits on products such as solar, green, photovoltaic, geothermal and related technologies.

The pavilion is sponsored by Georgia Pacific.

"Renewable energy products are a fast-growing segment of the roofing industry," said show director Lindsay Roberts. “In fact, there was a nearly 21 percent increase from 2009 to 2010 in the number of attendees who indicated they were interested in solar and green/eco-friendly categories.”

Educational seminars will also be held at the pavilion.

“The renewable energy pavilion promises to be an exciting addition to the International Roofing Expo,” said Bill Good, Executive Vice President of the National Roofing Contractors Association, the show’s official sponsor. “Everyone in the roofing industry needs to understand how new technologies will shape our future, and I encourage all of our members, in particular, to take advantage of this chance to see the latest products and learn from the educational demonstrations.”   

The roofing expo runs Feb. 16-18 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.