USGBC’s Greenbuild 2009 brings global ideas to local main streets

Internationally renowned industry experts and leaders make up Master Speaker Roster

June 17, 2009 |

Save the planet with indigenous knowledge. Make permanent water part of your life. Dive deep water for clues to environmental success.  Connect site selection to successful creative concepting. Explore the unknown with Discovery Channel’s best known guide.

These are but a few of the big ideas participants can connect to at USGBC’s Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, taking place on November 11-13, 2009 in Phoenix, Ariz. This year’s theme is Main Street Green:  Connect to the Conversation.


“Green buildings and homes are cropping up on main streets across the country, boosting the quality of life for all of their occupants and users, making this year’s conference theme, Main Street Green, an even more relevant conversation,” said Kimberly Lewis, Vice President, Conferences and Events, U.S. Green Building Council.  “This year’s Master Speakers will help elevate some of the key issues we face as a global community to the level of the main streets where we live, work and play.”


This year’s lineup of master speakers will include

• Daniel Wildcat

• Sylvia Earl

• Peter Gleick

• Arthur Rubinfeld

• Josh Bernstein


In addition to the impressive collection of master speakers, Greenbuild 2009 will also feature over 100 educational sessions, LEED and Education Provider workshops, off-site educational sessions, a two day Residential Summit, and tours of local green building sites throughout the Arizona area.1700 exhibitors will showcase some of the leading technologies and products in green design, construction and operations. To learn more about the master speakers, view the conference schedule and educational sessions, visit


About Greenbuild

The U.S. Green Building Council’s Greenbuild International Conference & Expo convenes the industry’s largest gathering of representatives from all sectors of the green building movement.  Three days of extensive educational programming, workshops, a vast exhibition floor and ample networking events provide unrivaled opportunities to learn about the latest technological innovations, explore new products, and exchange ideas with other professionals. Greenbuild is the three time recipient of IMEX Green Meetings Award and the 2009 show will be held on Nov. 11-13, 2009, in Phoenix, Ariz.  This past year’s conference in Boston, Mass. drew more than 28,000 attendees and featured more than 800 exhibit booths.  Visit for more information.  To view last year’s Greenbuild show, go to

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