Sustainable building for 2006 had to be a watershed year, and this conference looks to be an exciting event. Everytime you see "LEED" in my blog, I’m talking about the professional, responsible embodiment of green buildings–smart, efficient, and energy independent. Starting tomorrow, the USGBC’s annual conference begins; here’s what’s in store for the next 3 days: +700 exhibitor booths, LEED workshops, green building tours, powerful keynote speakers, Master Speakers Series, USGBC Leadership Awards, etc. The conference will be an idea-rich feast for ideas on site location + development, water use, energy efficiency, materials + selection, indoor environmental quality, biophelia, health + productivity, financing, etc. I’d love to be there, but I just can’t afford the investment at this time, but the conference will be full of architects, building owners, code officials, contractors, developers, educators, engineers, facility managers, financial service providers, governmental agencies, green power providers, home builders, interior designers, landscape architects, nonprofit organizations, product manufacturers, schools + universities, students, urban planners, utility providers, and media.
Keynote speakers include Bill McDonough, Jeffrey Sachs, and David Suzuki. I also have links to the Master Speaker Series, Educational Sessions, Special Events, Attendee Schedule, FAQs, and Exhibitors.
It’s not too late to go, from what I understand…just hop a SWA flight and bill it to the company. Seriously, if you’re somewhat curious about green building, this is the event to go to. If you’re thinking about adopting a little green to improve your products offering, go and get some ideas. If you can’t go, last year, there was an inspirational opening session with Ray Anderson, Janine Benyus, and Paul Hawken, which is now available on DVD for $10. The DVD is called "Strategies for Sustaining the Sustainable Building Movement." You can order via here. A portion of proceeds go to the Biomimicry Guild.
The Colorado Convention Center
700 14th Street, Denver, CO 80202
Getting To the Convention Center