Greenbuild 2017 kicks off Wednesday

| by Steve Arel
Greenbuild 2017 kicks off Wednesday

The world’s largest green building and sustainability event gets underway on Wednesday in Boston with a presidential and scientific feel.

Greenbuild International Conference and Expo is expected to attract more than 20,000 people from around the world – builders, architects, manufacturers and others – to explore the newest and most effective ways to make our homes and buildings more high performing.

President Bill Clinton addresses the conference Thursday evening, and noted astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson closes out the event on Friday.

Greenbuild also features more than 600 manufacturers and service providers promoting their latest technologies and advances in sustainable solutions.

Advances in net zero energy, water and waste will be in the spotlight this year, with an entire education track devoted to net zero. A 3,000-square-foot “net zero zone” will be featured on the expo hall floor, powered entirely by on-site renewable energy and a microgrid set up at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.

A product pavilion will focus on energy trends and technology available for the commercial and residential markets. 

For more on the event, participating companies and educational materials, visit the Greenbuild site.


Topics: Architectural Firms, Associations / Organizations, Automation and Controls, Building Owners and Managers, Certifications, Construction Firms, Consulting - Green & Sustainable Strategies and Solutions, Sustainable Communities, Urban Planning and Design, USGBC

Companies: U.S. Green Building Council


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