Volume 44, Issue 10 - October 2009


Al Gore to Keynote Greenbuild

Former vice president Al Gore will serve as the opening keynote speaker for the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, November 11-13, 2009, in Phoenix. His keynote address will kick off the event November 11 at Chase Field. The evening celebration will also feature a musical performance by nine-time Grammy winner
Sheryl Crow and an address from Rick Fedrizzi, USGBC president, chief executive officer and founding chair.

Greenbuild 2009 will also feature more than 100 educational sessions, LEED and Education Provider workshops, off-site educational sessions, a two-day Residential Summit, the World Green Building Council International Congress and tours of local green building sites throughout the Arizona area. Exhibitors at more than 1,700 booths will showcase some of the leading technologies and products in green design, construction and operations.


2010 Fenestration Day Event Gains Industry Support
The first-ever Fenestration Day, to be held March 16 in Schaumburg, Ill., during Glass Expo Midwest, co-sponsored by USGlass Magazine, continues to gain the support of the industry.

PPG Industries is sponsoring a session called “DOE to Reveal Latest Updates,” given by Marc LaFrance of the Department of Energy.

WTS Paradigm will sponsor the session, “How Window Manufacturers Can Overcome the Challenges of Today’s Market,” given by Michael Collins, vice president of the Building Products Group at Jordan, Knauff and Co., also a columnist and blogger for USGlass sister publication DWM.

Truseal Technologies will sponsor a panel discussion, “Specific Steps to Take Toward Being Green.” Speakers include representatives from Northeast Building Products and BF Rich.

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