Beginning Tuesday, August 24th, the city of Birmingham, Alabama will host the 2010 Green Building Focus conference and expo. This 3-day event, which will be held at the Jefferson Convention Complex, is designed to showcase the latest in sustainable building development. Focused on exploring the popular and growing demand for green building, this year’s conference aims to inform and educate the southeast region’s leading architects, engineers, property owners, and construction professionals, as well as students, faculty, and those interested in learning more about the recent trends, technologies and materials available in the green building movement.
Set to begin at 12:15 pm, the conference will kick off its events and presentations with opening remarks from Michelle Moore, the Obama Administration’s Federal Environmental Executive. Highlights of this year’s conference focus on green building and related topics, presentations led by several world renowned guest speakers, including Chris Brogan, a nationally acclaimed author and social media expert, and Karan Grover, an internationally acclaimed architect and winner of the 2004 USGBC platinum award for greenest building on Earth. Attendees will also have access to an exhibition of more than 200 green building products and services, many of which will feature leading world authorities on sustaining development. Additionally, the conference will address rising issues within the green building movement by discussing many topics including, “The Greening of Corporate America,” “Private and Federal Incentives for Green Projects,” and “International Green Construction Code.”
Birmingham, which boasts more large construction companies than any other city in the Southeast, is quickly becoming the region’s hub for green building activity. The city’s Mayor, William Bell, has pledge the full support for the 2010 Green Building Focus conference. James Smith, President and CEO of Green Building Focus, is also excited to bring the premiere green building event to Birmingham, “After the overwhelming success of the 2009 event here, it was clear that we would be back again this year,” said Smith in regard to the 2010 conference. “Birmingham is quickly becoming synonymous with the green building movement and we are pleased to be able to participate in that progress.”
For further information, as well as a complete schedule of the three-day Green Building Focus conference, a comprehensive list of events, guest speakers, and exhibitions, please visit greenbuildingfocus.com