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USGBC's Greenbuild 2009 Brings Global Ideas to Local Main Streets

June 15, 2009 (Washington, DC) – 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
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