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by Denis Du Bois last modified Dec 30, 2010

November 20, 2010 -- The USGBC Greenbuild 2010 International Conference & Expo will be in Chicago November 16 through 19. This web page is your gateway to Energy Priorities content (and others') about Greenbuild 2010. See our picks of the best education sessions, find the Greenbuild Twitter list, see photos from Chicago, and more. -- Energy Priorities



November 20, 2010 -- --

The USGBC Greenbuild 2010 International Conference & Expo was in Chicago November 16 through 19. This web page is your gateway to Energy Priorities content (and others') about Greenbuild 2010.

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Greater building efficiency can meet 85 percent of future U.S. demand for energy, the U.S. Green Building Council says. Our focus here at Energy Priorities is on businesses who want to be more sustainable energy users. There is plenty of content on the schedule at Greenbuild 2010 on trends, economics, green marketing and, of course, energy.

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Like minds gathered by the tens of thousands on the shores of Lake Michigan to mark the progress of the sustainability movement. We noted some interesting trends at 2010's conference, held November 16-19 in Chicago.

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USGBC's Greenbuild International Conference and Expo 2010 was in Chicago, IL.

Check out our favorite photos from America's largest event about green building.

Greenbuild 2010 Twitter List

Twitter users followed everything going on at Greenbuild, minute by minute, even if they weren't attending. They followed our Greenbuild Twitter List at "@cleantech/greenbuild" and so can you.

Are you tweeting about Greenbuild? Mention "@cleantech/greenbuild" in a tweet and we'll add you to the list for next year.

Greenbuild 2010 Education Sessions

Our picks for the best breakout seminars at the green building conference.

Previous Greenbuild coverage at Energy Priorities:

Greenbuild 2009 Round-Up

Greenbuild 2008 Report

Greenbuild 2007 Round-Up

Greenbuild 2006 Coverage

Greenbuild 2005 News

Here's some background on this year's conference:

Greenbuild advance news announcements

Congressional Committee To Explore Renewable Energy in Buildings, at Greenbuild

The House Committee on Science and Technology announced they will stage a field hearing in Chicago on the eve of the Greenbuild 2010 International Conference and Expo. The hearing to evaluate the topic of renewable energy integration into buildings will be open to the public and will be held on Nov. 15 at 10 a.m. at the LEED registered Dirksen Federal Courthouse in Chicago.

Recipients of 2010 Leadership Awards

The U.S. Green Building Council has named the recipients of its 2010 Leadership Awards, "recognizing organizations and individuals who signify vision, leadership and commitment to the evolution of green building design and construction." The awards will be presented during the Closing Plenary on Friday, Nov. 19, during USGBC’s 2010 Greenbuild International Conference & Expo held in Chicago. In the Private Sector Category, awards go to Interface founder and Chairman Ray Anderson, and Skanska.

"Ray Anderson Wins USGBC Leadership Award" Floor Daily

Green Jobs Take Center Stage at Greenbuild

At this year’s Greenbuild, green jobs takes center stage in the form of a Green Jobs Summit and Green Jobs Fair. The events will take place on November 16 in Chicago and are hosted in partnership with the BlueGreen Alliance and the City of Chicago. Manuel Flores, Acting Chairman of the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC), Jane Oates, Assistant Secretary of Employment and Training Administration, and General President of the Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA), Terence O’Sullivan, will address the Summit attendees as Green Job Summit plenary speakers. Registration required.

One Billion Square Feet of LEED Certified Green Building Projects Worldwide

The U.S. Green Building Council's announced that in November, 2010, the total footprint of commercial projects certified under its LEED Green Building Rating System surpassed one billion square feet. Another six billion square feet of projects are registered and currently working toward LEED certification around the world.

Since it was first introduced to the marketplace in 2000, over 36,000 commercial projects and 38,000 single-family homes have been registered for certification. About 7,200 of those commercial projects and 8,600 of the homes have achieved their certification, USGBC tells us.

Derrick Teal, ED+C Managing Editor, writes:

"I will be at Greenbuild looking for new and cool products. Follow along with our coverage of the show, including the new products we find, on our Greenbuild microsite . Right now, you can see what we ran last year, and the updated version of the site -- with some fun new features -- will be ready when the show begins."

New LEED International Program to bring global green building leaders together at Greenbuild

The LEED International Program promotes the global reach of LEED by emphasizing global consistency, a regional approach, and local outreach and support. The International Forum at Greenbuild 2010 is an early opportunity to learn about the LEED International Program from the USGBC. Registration required.

The regional approach of the LEED International Program will incorporate global perspectives through the LEED International Roundtable, with representatives from green building councils and leadership organizations around the world. The roundtable will provide feedback on the non-country-specific options and the LEED International Program in general.

Colin Powell to Keynote

The U.S. Green Building Council has publicly announced that former Secretary of State and retired Gen. Colin L. Powell will give the keynote address at the 2010 Greenbuild International Conference & Expo in Chicago.

Following his high-profile stints as Regan's National Security Advisor, Clinton's Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Bush's Secretary of State, Powell has served as founding Chairman of America’s Promise Alliance, an organization that works with over 400 partner organizations to provide needed resources that build better lives for America’s youth.

As a sign of General Powell’s wide-ranging leadership and the powerful message he will bring as Greenbuild’s opening keynote speaker, a LEED Platinum affordable housing building in his childhood neighborhood bears his name.

"Gen. Colin Powell to Give Keynote Address at the Greenbuild Conference November 17-19, 2010" (BuildingOnline's publication of the USGBC press release)

Chicago Green Community Welcomes Greenbuild 2010

Greenbuild will be held at McCormick Place West... with Mandatory Green Guidelines for exhibitors... tours of many of Chicago’s green buildings... partnering with the Blue Green Alliance and the City of Chicago to host a green jobs summit... will provide ongoing coverage.

"Greenbuild International Expo 2010 Comes to Chicago"

Chicago rises to No. 1 in LEED buildings

In late 2007, Chicago had 27 LEED-certified buildings, ranking behind Portland and Seattle. Chicago now has 88, more certified green buildings than any other city in the country, according to figures from the U.S. Green Building Council published in the Chicago Tribune.

"Chicago ranks No. 1 in green buildings"


By Denis Du Bois at Energy Priorities




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