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Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Greenbuild 2013 Recap: GreenEDU On The Scene in Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA, PA--The U.S. Green Building Council's 12th annual Greenbuild Conference and Expo took place November 20th - 22nd in Philadelphia, PA, and the GreenEDU team was on the scene! The conference featured over 100 educational sessions, 700 exhibitors, and almost 25,000 industry professionals.
Greenbuild Entrance at the Philadelphia Convention Center
Greenbuild was hosted at the Philadelphia Convention Center this year, with green building education and networking events taking place across the city throughout the week. Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was the keynote speaker for the event, discussing what she referred to as "greening diplomacy" as well as "accessible" green building. You can check out the keynote events and her remarks here.
The exhibit hall hosted all of the usual big industry names and some exciting new companies and products as well. Booths lined literally miles of walkways in the hall, featuring green building services, products, organizations, and education.
It was hard to miss the highly entertaining EMerge Alliance exhibit hosted by "Austin DC Power" who discussed the benefits of adopting safe DC power distribution in commercial buildings. Groovy baby!
All in all it was a highly successful convention and we look forward to next year when Greenbuild 2014 moves to New Orleans!