10 Oct '11, 12pm

Greenbuild Closes with Advice to Focus on Future of Sustainability

Greenbuild Closes with Advice to Focus on Future of Sustainability

Greenbuild 2011 wrapped up with a packed roster of speakers who urged advocates of sustainability and the green building movement not to lose sight of the future while grappling with the challenges of today. "Don't forget your dream," said polar explorer and environmental advocate Robert Swan , who was the surprise closer in a program Friday that included building efficiency and sustainability expert John Picard and a video-taped message from New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who was among the green building leaders honored during the conference. The event in Toronto was the tenth annual Greenbuild International Conference and Expo of the U.S. Green Building Council. Though the convention draws an international crowd as its name implies -- this year's estimated 23,000 attendees came from 108 countries -- Greenbulld 2011 was the first to be held outside the United States. T...

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