Friday, December 17, 2010

Generation Green

Focuses on the Future at Greenbuild 2010

Dec. 16, 2010 - The U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo welcomed more than 28,000 attendees this past November at its show in Chicago, Ill. Attendees representing various backgrounds, professions and 114 countries filled the exhibit hall floor, educational and speaker sessions, green building tours and networking events that made up the three day long show. The nearly 200,000 square foot expo hall floor featured over 1,800 exhibit booths representing over 1,000 exhibiting companies. Greenbuild is the industry’s largest gathering of representatives from all sectors of the green building movement.

“Generation Green came out in full-force in Chicago, proving that the green energy economy is alive well,” said Kimberly Lewis, VP of Conferences and Events. “This year’s show continued the tradition of providing attendees with three days of education, networking and inspiration.”

Greenbuild was symbolically kicked-off with an opening keynote address by retired Gen. Colin Powell, who delivered a message of leadership and optimism to a crowd of 10,000. The plenary session also included a discussion between political pundits Mary Matalin and James Carville and remarks from USGBC President, CEO and Founding Chair Rick Fedrizzi. To read a transcript of the keynote, visit {continued}

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