Volume 46, Issue 7 - August 2011

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What’s Next for Glass in Green Building
10th Annual Greenbuild International Conference and Expo to Explore Next Generation Products, Ideas

“Sustainable design and building is no longer a luxury, but an expectation. We see more Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified buildings, an increase in energy and thermal requirements and more requests for products made from recycled materials,” comments Kimberly Ferro, vice president of marketing and product development for Kawneer Co.

According to Ferro, “Greenbuild provides Kawneer with an ideal venue to showcase our range of high-performing products and systems and speak with architects and key buying influences to better understand their evolving needs. It’s always exciting to be at an event that focuses on environmental responsibility and learn more about how the industry continues to change.”

This year that event, the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, will be held October 4-7 in Toronto. Named Greenbuild NEXT, the event will be held outside the U.S. for the first time, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, and celebrate what’s “NEXT” for green building. The Canada Green Building Council will be the host committee for Greenbuild 2011.

The annual Greenbuild International Conference and Expo launched in 2002 and has since become the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to green building. In 2011 Greenbuild will celebrate its tenth anniversary and is expected to attract more than 25,000 attendees and nearly 1,000 exhibitors from the international green building community. Last year, just over 28,000 people attended the conference and more than 1,017 companies exhibited.

Continuing Education
Each year, the conference brings attendees continuing education opportunities. This year educational sessions are broken out into program by market sector, Greenbuild summits, USGBC Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) workshops and off-site educational sessions.

Market sector sessions include topics such as government and policy, healthcare, higher education, hospitality, interiors, international, K-12 schools, neighborhood development, operations and maintenance, residential, retail, and students and emerging professionals. The summits include an affordable housing summit, green jobs summit, legal forum and residential summit.

All USGBC LEED education programs meet Green Building Certification Institute eligibility requirements for the LEED Green Associate, as well as credential maintenance requirements for the Green Associate and all LEED Accredited Professional credentials. USGBC workshops are taught by skilled LEED faculty, experienced LEED practitioners who also are trained facilitators.

International Program
“Our goal for Toronto and beyond is to increase the international emphasis on sustainability performance while effectively maintaining USGBC’s presence within the marketplace as an innovative model for meeting and event sustainability reporting,” says Dan Sherman, president and chief executive officer of Legacy Sustainability Management in North Bethesda, Md. Legacy is be the official sustainability consultant for this year’s show.

Currently, 110 countries partake in LEED projects, and the number is growing. Delegations participating in this new program will take home best practices for the implementation of LEED. Programming at this year’s Greenbuild reflects the international direction of the show, from the Haiti Earth Summit at the opening keynote to the international summit.

USGBC is working with the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) to offer off-site educational sessions, giving attendees the opportunity to connect with the community where the conference is held and see first-hand examples of what they are learning about in Toronto.

“Greenbuild 2011 will be the first time we hold Greenbuild outside the U.S., but it’s been a truly international show for years, with attendees from more than 75 countries joining us in 2009,” says Kimberly Lewis, vice president of conferences and events for USGBC. “We’re thrilled to have Toronto as our first non-U.S. Greenbuild host city and delighted to work with the CaGBC as our host committee.”

Say Hello to USGlass!
Whether you have news to share or are looking for the latest, be sure to stop by booth #6050 in the South Hall to say hello to the USGlass Magazine staff.

Greenbuild 2011
Schedule-at-a-Glance
Monday, October 3
8 a.m.-5 p.m. Registration Open
Tuesday, October 4
7 a.m.-8 p.m. Registration Open
8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. International Summit
5:30-8 p.m. Grand Opening of the Exhibit Hall

Wednesday, October 5
7:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Registration Open
8:30-10 a.m. Education Sessions
9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open
10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Education Sessions
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Greenbuild Lunch
4-5:30 p.m. Education Sessions
6:30 p.m.-12 a.m. Greenbuild Opening Keynote and Celebration

Thursday, October 6
7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Registration Open
8 a.m.-12 p.m. 2011 Legal Forum
8:30-10 a.m. Education Sessions
8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. GreenTech@Greenbuild
8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. 2011 Residential Summit
9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open
10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Education Sessions
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Greenbuild Lunch
2:30-3:30 p.m. Specialty Updates
4-5:30 p.m. Education Sessions

Friday, October 7
7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Registration Open
8:30-10 a.m. Education Sessions
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Closing Plenary
1-2 p.m. Specialty Updates

For the full schedule, and more information, visit www.greenbuildexpo.org.

Glass Exhibitors
Greenbuild has a little something for everyone interested in energy-efficiency and sustainability—but if you’re looking just for green as it relates to the glass and metal industry, you may want to visit the exhibitors listed here.

Booth Industry-Related Exhibitors
221N 3M
1845N Accurate Perforating
6217S Advanced Glazing Ltd.
237N altPOWER Inc.
643N Arkema Inc.
7135S ASSA ABLOY
445N Azon
6928S Bayer Material Science
1736N Cambridge Architectural
2420 N C.T. Windows Inc.
325N Cabot Aerogel
2447N Dlubak Corp.
746N Doralco
6314S Dorma Americas
3333S Dow Building Solutions
1735N Duo-Gard Industries Inc.
T9 Efficient Windows Collaborative
543N EFCO, a Pella Company
2000N Ensinger Building Products
5742S Firestone Building Products
5948S Franklin International
6328S Flynn Canada Ltd.
T3 Glass Association of North America
4732S IC2 Technologies
2318N Kalwall/Structures Unlimited
625N Kawneer Co. Inc.
3539S Major Industries Inc.
2300N McGill Architectural Products
1843N NanaWall Systems Inc
T22 National Fenestration Rating Council
5528S Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope™
542N Onyx Solar Energy
5849S Optimum Window Mfg. Corp.
6949S Ornilux Bird Protection Glass by Arnold Glas/FLAP
6943S Pilkington North America
6245S Pleotint LLC
6217S Poly Tech Products
3732S PPG Industries
6850S PRELCO Inc.
2047N Pythagoras Solar
1825N Quanex Building Products
6146S Sage Electrochromics
2211N Saint-Gobain
6350S Schott North America Inc.
6542S Solar Gard Window Films
6749S Solutia’s Performance Films Division
3128S Southwall Energy Technologies
7044S Technoform
6050S USGlass Magazine
4642S Viracon
3035S Wasco Products Inc.



 

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