The Green Building Focus Conference and Expo
Birmingham, is the largest construction hub in the Southeast, and it is quickly becoming the region’s hub for green building activity as well.
With the growing demand for greenbuilding, this year’s conference sought to inform and educate thesoutheast region’s leading architects, engineers, property owners, andconstruction professionals, as well as students, faculty.
TheGreen Building Focus explored recent trends, technologies and materialsavailable in the green building movement. There were workshops and abusiness expo with more than 150 vendors selling environmentallyfriendly products and services and featuring some of the world’s leading authorities on sustaining development.
Speakers included KaranGrover, an internationally acclaimed architect and winner of the 2004USGBC platinum award for greenest building on Earth. The conference also addressed topics including, “The Greening of Corporate America,”“Private and Federal Incentives for Green Projects,” and “InternationalGreen Construction Code.”
One of the conference speakers, HooverMayor Tony Petelos said "It takes leadership from the top all the waydown to the public buying into it,"
Richard Matthews is a consultant, sustainable investor, writer and owner of The Green Market Oracle, a leading sustainable business blog that covers the convergence of sustainable capitalism and the global environment.The Green Market is one of the most comprehensive resources for information and tools on sustainability. Follow The Green Market's twitter feed and see the Facebook Fan Page. Richard is a contributor to more than 50 publications. Find him on Facebook and Linkedin.
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