Thursday, November 20, 2008

Greenbuild 2008 in Boston

Tonight is the eve of the closing day of the 15th annual United States Green Building Council's (USGBC) Greenbuild conference and expo tradeshow. I've become reinvigorated amidst our dismal economic times and reaffirmed my belief the Green Design Movement is both here to stay and has a great deal to offer us all to help improve our situation over the long term.

We are at turning point where we will continue to see transformative healthy change being led by those in the trenches of the work, our public and the new administration. Clients, architects, landscape architects, engineering consultants, contractors, developers are all experiencing an unprecedented business challenge. In the short term we must continue pushing ahead change one building at a time. Whether small scale shifts in behavior or larger scale game changing strategies we must keep up the effort for the generations to come.

We are leaving the toddler stage as a movement and evolving into pre-teenage years and eyeing levels off maturity only yet barely envisioned by those involved. We would welcome any comments about Greenbuild. How are you finding the conference? What highlights can you offer? I will be sharing in the coming days some of my experience on a slightly deeper level.

Regards, Steve

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