Alabama bound: Green Building Focus Conference

This July, the world’s leading authorities in sustainable development will descend upon Birmingham, Ala., to participate in the Green Building Focus Conference & EXPO. With over 200 exhibitors, 10 keynote speakers and 18 regionally-focused workshops and seminars, this world-class conference will be the southeast’s premier green construction and design event.

The International Code Council reports that the three-day agenda includes a full day seminar introduction to ICC-700: 2008 National Green Building Standard presented by the International Code Council, and the full day “Learning to LEED 3.0” course presented by Professor Charles Kibert, PhD. Space is limited, but some registrations are still available, says the ICC newsletter.

As of June 3, the program includes:

10 Internationally acclaimed keynote speakers in the general session
18 CEU accredited breakout sessions on key practical elements of green construction and design
The largest regional exhibition of green building products and services
A focus on stimulus package opportunities for construction professionals
Information about the latest international trends, techniques, technologies and materials in the green building movement
Networking opportunities with regional industry and government leaders as well as products and services suppliers

Some topics to be addressed:
• How Smart Companies Innovate in a Recession: Learn how you can benefit from the growing demand for green buildings and communities.
• The Stimulus Package: Learn about funding opportunities and expected growth sectors stimulated by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).
• LEED 3.0: Learn about the latest changes in LEED accreditation and what the future holds for the LEED AP designation.
ICC-700: Learn about the newly released ANSI approved residential building codes and what to expect in residential construction.
• Innovative Green Building techniques. Learn about the latest materials and technologies in green building and how you can leverage these to take your business to new heights while at the same time making a difference to the environment.

To register or for information, call (205) 326-2380.

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