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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.

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09/22/2014

Fort Carson in Colorado is well on its way to reaching the goal of net-zero energy by 2020. 

09/19/2014

New regulations from the DOE would improve commercial air conditioner efficiency by as much as 30%. 

09/18/2014

A new study suggests that the installed cost of photovoltaic solar power continues to drop in the U.S.

09/17/2014

A new technology developed at Rice University effectively deices glass surfaces while remaining transparent for radio frequency transmission.

09/16/2014

The USGBC and American Chemistry Council have put aside their differences to work together on new improvements to the LEED certification system. 

09/15/2014

Researchers have developed a new process to help cloud computing systems use less energy while continuing to provide high levels of data services.

09/12/2014

Researchers have found the main factors that influence the amount and type of building damage caused by various types of salts. 

09/11/2014

A new study has demonstrated that proactive ergonomic training can decrease worker discomfort and increase productivity. 

09/10/2014

The University of Utah has upgraded its historic Dumke Health Professions Education building to save an impressive 40% on energy costs.

09/09/2014

Hoping to build on LEED's success, PEER evaulates the performance and modernization of electric grids. 

09/08/2014

The USGBC has developed a new tool to help streamline the LEED certification process. 

09/05/2014

Researchers have developed a fluorescent lamp that emits Wi-Fi signals to allow connectivity throughout buildings.

09/04/2014

Tests show effective measures for reducing earthquake damage to computer servers. 

09/03/2014

Health costs drop by half as a result of environmental regulations.

09/02/2014

A new study challenges the idea that sparse workplaces produce happier, more productive employees.

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. 

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