In case you missed the Greenbuild excitement, AZURE magazine has you covered. Here were their biggest takeaways from the show:

The Speakers

Alongside the two big political stars who delivered keynote addresses – former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and statistician Nate Silver – Greenbuild’s Master Series of lectures featured architect Edward Mazria, who announced the official launch of The new website provides a wealth of sustainable building information, links to outside sources, and successful approaches to green architecture at every scale. Mazria’s aim is to help the building industry reach its Challenge 2030 goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2030.

The Products

Roughly 1,000 exhibitors in 37 product categories – from ceilings to electrical to signage – packed the showroom floor. Special pavilions were dedicated to concrete, wood, maximizing the smart grid, and “500 mile” construction, featuring local manufacturers. 

Green Industry News

When it comes to impacting architecture and construction, perhaps the biggest event at this year’s expo was the release of LEED v 4, the first update since 2009 to USGBC’s LEED rating system. The new version introduces more rigorous technical standards, and a more streamlined certification process.

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