Greenbuild 2010 takes over Chicago this week and we’ll be on the ground covering it from top to bottom. Colin Powell kicks off the conference and tradeshow as the featured keynote speaker and there will be over 1,000 manufacturers in attendance ready to present their sustainable products and services. Other noted speakers include Natural Capitalist’s Paul Hawken, Treehugger’s Graham Hill, and Terreform One’s Mitchell Joachim.
We’re looking forward to seeing the sustainable offerings from Kohler, Native Trails, Certainteed, Owens Corning and others.
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More about Greenbuild 2010
Greenbuild 2010 will return to Chicago’s McCormick Place West, the site of Greenbuild 2007. As one of the first cities to adopt LEED for public buildings and the city that is home to more LEED-certified buildings than any other, Chicago is truly committed to leadership as a “next-generation” city – the perfect place for us to celebrate being part of Generation Green. Together, we will define what the future looks like in cities and towns around the world.
The U.S. Green Building Council’s Greenbuild International Conference & Expo convenes the industry’s largest gathering of representatives from all sectors of the green building movement. Three days of extensive educational programming, workshops, a vast exhibition floor and ample networking events provide unrivaled opportunities to learn about the latest technological innovations, explore new products, and exchange ideas with other professionals.
Greenbuild 2010′s educational and workshop programming, which includes a Residential Summit, International Forum and USGBC LEED workshops, embodies its central theme of Generation Green–a moment in time that will redefine the future for cities and towns around the world. Greenbuild 2010 will also feature exciting speakers, including current U.S. Secretary for Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan, environmentalist, entrepreneur and journalist Paul Hawken and former HUD Secretary Henry Cisneros. USGBC will soon announce Greenbuild 2010′s keynote speaker; previous keynote speakers have included President Bill Clinton, Vice President Al Gore and Nobel Peace Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
Greenbuild is the three-time recipient of IMEX Green Meetings Award and has been named among Tradeshow Week’s Top 200 shows, received TreeHugger.com’s Readers’ Choice Award for Best Green Event and earned Meeting Professionals International’s RISE Award for Organizational Achievement. The 2010 show will be held Nov. 17-19, 2010, in Chicago, Ill. This past year’s conference in Phoenix, Ariz., drew more than 27,000 attendees and featured more than 1,800 exhibit booths and Greenbuild 2010 is expected to be even bigger. Visit greenbuildexpo.org for more information.