Another GreenBuild Down

Posted on April 27,2015 by CarlSeville in Conference

After missing GreenBuild 2011 in Toronto, I was excited to be back this year in San Francisco, a city I visit so frequently that I consider it my second home. GreenBuild is a big conference, with attendence in the range of 30,000, down slightly from a few years ago, but still very impressive. It was held in the Moscone Center, well located in downtown San Francisco.

Day Three at GreenBuild: John Picard’s Vision of the Future

Posted on April 27,2015 by user-756436 in Greenbuild

Have you ever paid $8 for a movie ticket and still had to sit through commercial messages in the theater before they showed the main feature? Commercial messages are an established part of the American way of doing business, and we’ve all learned how to sit through them when necessary. The same rules apply at a major conference like GreenBuild as at your local Cineplex. Even if you pay $700 for a ticket, you still have to sit through a few ads. At national conferences, some speakers are invited because they are experts in their field. Others buy their way on stage.

Report from Day Two of GreenBuild

Posted on April 27,2015 by user-756436 in Conference

The crowds at the GreenBuild conference in Toronto are daunting; according to USGBC, there are 23,000 attendees this year. As an indefatigable journalist, however, I've managed to survive the crush to board the escalators and have patiently waited my turn in the long lines that form to use the rest room. If you're interested in new products, check out my photos from the trade-show floor. If you want to get a flavor of some of the information provided in the presentations, I've culled a few memorable quotes for you to enjoy.

GreenBuild Conference Opens in Toronto

Posted on April 27,2015 by user-756436 in Conference

The GreenBuild conference in Toronto, Ontario, opened its gates on October 5, 2011. This is the first time that the U.S. Green Building Council has held its annual conference outside of the United States.

Greenbuild Expo 2010 Recap

Posted on April 27,2015 by CarlSeville in Greenbuild

Another Greenbuild Expo is in the books, and based on the Twitter traffic (hashtag #greenbuild), people can’t stop talking about it, so I suppose it’s my turn to chime in. According to the USGBC, attendance was up slightly from last year. The show floor was huge, as always, although the arrangement did not feel crowded or even that big to traverse.

Healthy Child Healthy World, Part 3

Posted on April 27,2015 by user-702374 in green home tour

Greenbuild kicks off next week with lots of anticipation and excitement. If you are going to be in Chicago, please take the opportunity to visit the Healthy Home 2010 for a CEU and a tour of a beautiful, healthy, green home. Hop on the bus and receive CEU credits from Cambria and Benjamin Moore during your ride to and from the home.

Dispatch from ACI

Posted on April 27,2015 by CarlSeville in Greenbuild

A convergence of weatherization and home performance professionals (aka "Roomful of Geeks") met in Kansas City at the end of April for the annual ACI Advancing Home Comfort Conference. This event, formerly known as Affordable Comfort, brings together industry leaders and practitioners to teach, learn, and share ideas about the industry. The educational sessions I attended were generally solid, if somewhat dry and technical, but that is to be expected.

LEED for Homes Registrations Increase Despite Housing Woes

Posted on April 27,2015 by Fretboard in green construction

The USGBC says it is seeing program participation increasing, even as the balance of new-home starts declines Given current interest in its LEED for Homes program, the U.S. Green Building Council says, the number of houses registered to the program could exceed 1% of new-home starts by the end of 2009.

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