Starting this Wednesday, the USGBC’s Greenbuild International Conference and Expo will convene and I’m geeked to take some time to fly out and participate. The USGBC and LEED, I believe, should take a lot of credit for creating new opportunities in this exciting green building movement in which we all participate. At the same time, though, I try not to forget that many of our neighbors, friends, or family may not have an idea as to what’s growing into a watershed moment in building, design, and construction. To get an idea of how far this movement has evolved, the USGBC just released eight, short videos in a series called 15 Years, 15 Stories. The video highlights various leaders and their collective perspective over fifteen years of working with the USGBC.
- Ch 1: Do we have the will? [above]
- Ch 2: Seeds of a green revolution
- Ch 3: Daniel Wallach, Greensburg Green Town, Mainstreet Heroes
- Ch 4: Building Momentum
- Ch 5: Martha Jane Murray, New Orleans, Leave No One Behind
- Ch 6: The Urgency of Change: How far, how fast?
- Ch 7: Linda Cato, Imago Dei Middle School, The Green Schoolhouse
- Ch 8: Sustainability within a Generation
Along with these video vignettes, the USGBC has issued its first Annual Report, which report contains details of the Strategic Plan for the USGBC 2009 to 2013. Might be some good reading material in preparation for the conference this week. See you there!