The world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to green building, Greenbuild 2010 was held November 17-19 at McCormick Place West in Chicago, IL. Around 28,000 attendees came together at Greenbuild for three days of educational sessions, green building tours, special seminars, and networking events.
Greenbuild is managed and organized by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), a national nonprofit organization working to promote buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable, and healthy to live and work in. The USGBC developed the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System, which provides a recognized standard for the building and construction industry in assessment of the environmental sustainability of building designs. Greenbuild showcased the use of aluminum in the form of sheet and extrusions in green buildings, with aluminum’s sustainability being a major topic of discussion at the show.