2010 Green Building Focus Conference & EXPO-School of Architecture - Carnegie Mellon University

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

2010 Green Building Focus Conference & EXPO

24-26 August

Registration is now live for the 2010 Green Building Focus Conference & EXPO!   Don’t miss this opportunity to join thousands of other built environment professionals and decision-makers from around the world at the largest and most prestigious green building event in the region.

Green Building has become the construction trend of the decade. Recent research predicts that 50% of non-residential buildings in the US will become green buildings in the next four years pumping $554 Billion into the American economy and creating 8 million jobs. Even 75% of homeowners surveyed said that they are more likely to buy a green home over traditional build. This unprecedented growth is being driven by public opinion and corporate demand and represents the biggest opportunity for built environment professionals in history.

Green Building Focus will bring thought leaders from global markets to join leading U.S. experts on the topic of sustainable development in order to educate regional built environment professionals as well as government officials and interested investors on the latest international trends, techniques, technologies and materials in green building. 32 Practical, case-study based presentations and breakout sessions will be complemented by an exhibition of more than 200 green building products and services.

Speakers Include:

Chris Brogan, Author and Social Media Guru
Thomas Schuler, President, DuPont Building Innovations
Ari Cobb, Director, Siemens Green Building Solutions
Eric Corey Freed, Author and Noted Green Architect
Yalmaz Siddiqui, Director, Office Depot Environmental Strategy
Llewellyn Van Wyk, Research Group Leader, CSIR South Africa
Dr. Charles Kibert, Noted Author, Researcher and Educator
Karan Grover, Award Winning Indian Architect
Dr. John Bacon, NASA Scientist and Renowned Motivational Speaker
Scott Sklar, President, The Stella Group and Renewable Energy Expert

Topics include:

Financing Green Buildings: Billions of Dollars are available in the region through government programs and specialty financial organizations specifically earmarked for green building projects and most of it will go unused due to lack of awareness. Learn where this money is and how you can get to it in order to get your construction projects going again.

IGCC, International Green Construction Code: Recently released by The International Code Council in conjunction with ASHRAE, USGBC and IES The International Green Construction Code provides the building industry with language that both broadens and strengthens building codes in a way that will accelerate the construction of high-performance, green buildings across the United States. Learn about this new code and what it will mean for your business as it gets adopted by ICC’s 22,000 local jurisdictions.

The Greening of Corporate America: Siemens, with McGraw-Hill Construction, published The Greening of Corporate America Report in 2009. The research investigated attitudes and trends in America’s corporate boardrooms to gain an understanding of how green and green building is woven into corporate strategy. Learn about these research findings from Siemens’ project leader, including the progress corporate executives have made in actively greening their organizations and how you can benefit from this trend.

Social Media, what it means for you: The Stewart Perry Company presents Chris Brogan, one of the world’s leading experts in social media and New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of Trust Agents. Join this social media workshop to learn about the latest trends in social media and gain step-by-step insight into how you can leverage social media to spread awareness of your core competencies, gain trust in the marketplace and expand your overall reach in your target market.

The Legal Panel: A panel of experts will discuss emerging regulation in the areas of environmental, construction and tax law.  Learn about the latest tax incentives for green buildings, what to expect in new regulation and how to mitigate your risk.

Plus, many more including keynote addresses by Charles Kibert, Karan Grover, Llewellyn Van Wyk and many other international thought leaders in Green Building.

Space is limited so reserve your seat today!