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Greenbuild 2010: Redefining Leadership

December 15, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

By Matt Baker

It’s no secret that the current recession has hit few industries as hard as the building sector. As architects, designers, manufacturers, contractors and other related trades look for a way forward, the event held mid-November at McCormick Place should prove to be a beacon. For the first time since 2007, the USGBC hosted their annual Greenbuild conference here in Chicago. With hundreds of exhibitors, dozens of educational seminars and over 25,000 attendees from more than a hundred countries, it could be deemed a success in any economy, let alone this one.
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Local Legislator Among Greenbuild’s 2010 Leadership Award Winners

November 9, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has named the recipients of its 2010 Leadership Awards, including one local legislator, recognizing organizations and individuals who signify vision, leadership and commitment to the evolution of green building design and construction. The awards, which will be presented during the Closing Plenary on Friday, Nov. 19, during USGBC’s 2010 Greenbuild International Conference & Expo held next week in Chicago. The 2010 awards recognize leadership achievement in the private, public and non-governmental organization sectors.
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USGBC Names Award in Mayor Daley’s Honor

September 29, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The United States Green Building Council (USGBC) yesterday announced a new award titled the “Mayor Richard M. Daley Legacy Award for Global Leadership in Creating Sustainable Cities.” The inaugural award will be presented to its namesake at the USGBC Greenbuild conference to be held November 17-19, 2010 at McCormick Place in Chicago.
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Natural Talent 2010: Small, Green and Affordable

September 8, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

By Matt Baker

It’s been five years since Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans. Early predictions of the city’s impending demise, especially for its poorest, hardest hit neighborhoods like the lower Ninth Ward and Broadmoor, have so far proven unfounded. Proof of a city on the mend exists beyond the Saints’ Super Bowl success. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is currently undertaking the largest task in its history, a $14 billion overhaul of the levees. And all across the Mississippi Delta, residents are slowly moving back.
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Greenbuild 2010: Bringing Green Back to Chicago

September 8, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

By Dieterich Herndobler

The annual Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, hosted by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), is visiting Chicago for the second time since its beginning in 2002. The expo will be at McCormick Place West from November 17th through the 19th and will use twice the space it did in 2007.
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Greenbuild Legacy Projects Announced

August 26, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The United States Green Building Council (USGBC)-Illinois Chapter Host Committee awarded six grants to Chicago area “legacy projects” in conjunction with this November’s Greenbuild Conference. This action advances the Chapter’s goal of developing green building at the grassroots level. The Greenbuild Conference is looking to give ten full conference scholarships to Greenbuild 2010 for those making a difference locally, as a way to encourage diversity within the green building community.
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