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Greenbuild 2008: A Recap


Cx Monitor Newsletter, Issue 4.1

Based on the growth of Greenbuild, and the number of LEED registrations last year, I think we are beginning to see the long awaited market transformation. We have certainly demonstrated that there is a better way of doing things when it comes to building design, construction and operations. Market transformation is possible because we not only want to do the right thing, but we also want to live healthier lives while positively affecting the bottom line.

The LEED rating system has proven that these goals are not in conflict with each other and are in fact complimentary. Last year in Chicago, much of the attendance was driven by the explosion in popularity of the LEED rating system in the design, construction and operations industry, as well as by keynote speakers Paul Hawken and former President Bill Clinton.

This year we attended the key note address delivered by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and his message drove home a sense of hope that we all need in order to address the dramatic crisis of our time. The good news, according to Archbishop Tutu, is there is a reason to hope, and through perseverance we can overcome these troubled times.