Green Building in the United States: from Trend to Mainstream


Austrian delegation visits Chicago to learn about opportunities in the US green building industry bridges vol. 16, December 2007/ Feature Article

by Daniela Koll

Austrian companies occupy a leading role worldwide in the fields of environmental technology and green building. The current increase in the demand for environmentally friendly products in the US is creating great opportunities for innovative Austrian products and technologies.

1_wrigley_building_small.jpgWrigley Building, Chicago, Greenbuild ad in foreground

Greenbuild Conference and Expo is the world's largest conference and exposition dedicated to sustainable building. With 21,000 attendees and 850 exhibitors, this year's GreenBuild 2007, which took place in Chicago, November 7-9, broke all records. More than 8,000 people listened to former President Bill Clinton as he delivered a motivational keynote address at the opening plenary session after introductory remarks by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Founder and Chairman Rick Fedrizzi.

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