Greenbuild Next Requests Presentations

December 17, 2010

Toronto, CanadaJust as many of us are finally recovering from a rousing Greenbuild Expo in Chicago a month ago, the USGBC is calling for proposals for sessions for next year. Greenbuild | Next, set in Toronto, Canada, will be in October, and for the first time, will be outside the US. Proposals need to be turned in by January 14, 2011, so it’s time to get the wheels turning.

There are several events planned for Greenbuild | Next, many of which are returning from 2010. Including the regular Greenbuild Conference and Expo, there will be a Residential Summit, an International Forum, a Government Summit, and a new Thought Leadership and Research Track. The Research Track will include advanced research teams submitting topics, and producing papers of academic journal quality for release at the Expo.

The Conference will focus on what is next for green building. It will be about moving beyond market transformation and answering the question, What comes next? Suggested topics for sessions include: The Best of Canadian Green Building, new codes that have been enacted and their effects, Regenerative Design and Construction, leadership in sustainability, green jobs, and lessons learned from 10 years of green building.

To submit a proposal, learn more about the requirements, or volunteer as a proposal reviewer, visit the Greenbuild web site.

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Dawn Killough

has over 15 years experience in the construction industry and is the author of Green Building Design 101, an e-book available from Amazon. She is a LEED AP and Certified Green Building Advisor, and has worked on the LEED Certification of three projects in Salem, Oregon.