Chicago is most notably home to Wrigley Field, the world’s first sky scrapper, and the deep-dish pizza. What most might not know is that inside the Windy City there are more LEED-certified buildings than anywhere else in the U.S. and the city will soon boast the largest LEED for Neighborhood Development project where residents live in a sustainable community. Due to this commitment, the 2010 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo will be held in Chicago from November 17th to the 19th.
This year’s theme for Greenbuild is Generation Green: Redefining Our Future. Greenbuild will consist of numerous speakers and educational sessions. The educational aspect of Greenbuild will include summits in residential buildings, affordable housing, and green jobs. Attendants can also be apart of the an international forum, a wide variety of USGBC LEED workshops, a continuing education series for those looking for certifications in the building sector, and other educational workshops. Included in the education of the Greenbuild participants, there will be many green building tours around the city and other outdoor experiences.
The international exhibit hall will showcase green products, technologies, and services from hundreds of organizations. Buildings contribute to close to 40 percent of total carbon emissions and Greenbuild is a great step to a low-carbon future, with the world’s largest expo center for the latest energy saving technologies and green building innovations. Other events during Greenbuild are a Chicago Jazz Crawl, a film festival, and different smaller events that provide perfect network opportunities for professionals and participants.
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