Volume 44, Issue 12 - December 2009


Industry Promotes Daylighting at Greenbuild

Glass made a splash at Greenbuild 2009, the U.S. Green Building Council’s annual event that took place in Phoenix in November. An estimated 25,000 attendees flocked to the Phoenix Convention Center for seminars, green building tours—and to learn about sustainable products from more than 1,000 exhibiting companies. Exhibitors in the glass industry welcomed the chance to show the building professionals how “green” and energy-efficient their products can be. At a time when many other trade shows have seen fewer booths, “green” has evidently remained a strong selling point.

“There are so many more exhibitors than last year; it’s hard to tell if there is the same number of attendees as before,” commented Deedee Paster, marketing manager for Technoform. According to Paster, “Some other trade shows seemed more poorly attended this year. It doesn’t seem like a recession is going on with the number of people I’m seeing at this show.”

Next year’s Greenbuild is scheduled to be held at the McCormick Place West Building in Chicago November 17-19, 2010.

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