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10/29/2010

Greenbuild Conference features Gen. Colin Powell as Keynote Speaker

 
Greenbuild Conference features Gen. Colin Powell as Keynote Speaker

At the 2010 Greenbuild Conference General Powell will bring a strong message as the opening keynote speaker, as LEED Platinum affordable housing has been built in his name.  The General Colin. L Powell Apartments in South Bronx N.Y. is a 50-unit multifamily endeavor that resulted from a partnership between Habitat for Humanity-New York and Blue Sea Development.  General Powell participated in the LEED certification ceremony.

A retired four-star general, Powell has served in numerous prestigious positions including National Security Advisor under President Ronald Reagan and Secretary of State under President George W. Bush. General Powell has also committed time and energy to improving the lives of young Americans, as the founding Chairman of America’s Promise Alliance.

In addition to General Powell’s keynote, Greenbuild 2010 will feature an array of speakers and more than 100 education sessions inside the world’s largest exhibit hall devoted to green building, with over 900 exhibiting companies and 1,800 booths featuring the latest developments in green technology, sustainability, and innovation.

A Closer Look at Green Retail Facilities

Small Ways to Build Green

The True Costs of Building Green

 

 
08/29/2014

New tool from FEMA helps facility managers prepare for and mitigate the effects of nonstructural earthquake damage. 

08/28/2014

Is your building's exterior prepared for consistent snowstorms?

08/27/2014

Researchers have developed wearable, customizable technology to handle access control at busy hotels. 

08/26/2014

A new study shows that hotels which are LEED certified bring in more revenue than their non-certified competitors. 

08/25/2014

Policies designed to reduce carbon emissions have the added benefit of increasing air quality, which could pay for the reduction policies themselves. 

08/22/2014

Researchers at Michigan State University have developed a luminescent solar concentrator that is as transparent as glass. 

08/21/2014

The Department of Energy has released two reports which indicate wind turbine installations and efficiency is growing while prices drop. 

08/20/2014

The NHL has partnered with the NRDC to release their first sustainability report. 

08/19/2014

A new battery has been developed that is free of toxic materials and longer lasting than its more expensive competitors.

08/14/2014

A new study shows that emergency communications that don't specify the threat could be doing more harm than good.

08/13/2014

Natural light's benefits to workers extend far beyond the workday.

08/12/2014

Will a "Little Box" change the future of electricity?

08/07/2014

Could your building withstand an F3 tornado repeatedly?

08/06/2014

Make sure your conference room is properly outfitted with a projection system that meets your occupants' needs.

08/04/2014

The update to the Building Energy Quotient program includes more building types and a new methodology to measure "In Operation" buildings.

07/31/2014

Improper lockdown security may leave your building and occupants vulnerable

07/29/2014

Is the American energy policy lagging behind the rest of the world?

07/22/2014

How to keep building occupants safe during the hot season.

07/21/2014

Spaces grow denser as the industry emerges from a slump.

07/18/2014

Study ranks states on fuel and consumption.

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