Greenbuild Among the Fastest Growing Expos

Washington, DC, September 11, 2006--The U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) 2005 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo has been selected by Tradeshow Week, a news magazine of the exhibition industry, as one of the 50 fastest growing trade shows in the U.S. and Canada. Greenbuild debuted in 2002 and has since more than doubled in growth. Greenbuild 2005 held in Atlanta, GA saw an attendance of nearly 10,000 with an equally impressive 582 exhibitor booths. The inaugural conference in 2002 was marked by over 4,000 attendees and 220 exhibitor booths. "We are honored," said Kimberly Lewis, director of conference & events, USGBC. "The growth of Greenbuild mirrors the advancement of the green building industry itself and USGBC is at the forefront. We look forward to what the future will bring." Recent increased energy costs, climate change and pollution highlight the need for a collaborative convention to discuss advancements and success stories but also to disseminate the educational tools necessary to implement green practices in the built environment. Greenbuild is made up of three days of extensive educational programming, workshops, a vast exhibition floor and ample networking events. Denver, Colorado will be the site for the 2006 Conference. Highlights include: Over 80 educational programs. More than 700 exhibitor booths. LEED workshops. USGBC member day and Chapter forum Green building tours Thought-provoking keynote speakers Master Speakers Series USGBC Leadership Awards event Greenbuild 2006 will provide an international forum for education, news and networking for all professionals in the built industry. Winners of the fastest 50 must qualify as either a trade, association or consumer show and must also demonstrate at least 50% growth from 2003 to 2005 and at least 50% growth of total net square footage from 2003 to 2005. Greenbuild 2005 will be formally recognized by Tradeshow Week at an awards ceremony this November in Boston.

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