By Gary Hedden, Volunteer – GreenTown Los Altos
I stepped into Moscone Center in mid November and was overwhelmed. The exhibit hall seemed to go on forever! So many people, so many booths – really, it was all too much.
GreenBuild sign at Moscone north
And then it struck me – they are all interested in our sustainable future. That is so cool.
The GreenBuild Show covered everything from building design to product life cycle analysis to energy management tools to the latest and greatest earth friendly materials. Materials like recycled containers, forest sustainable wood products, glass with a reflective film that birds can see and we can’t, pre-fab net zero homes and efficient toilets. Lots of toilets.
Here are a few of the stops, with links, that caught my eye – out of at least a thousand.
MBDC – Cradle to Cradle Consulting. “Practice humility in the face of nature.” mbdc.com
How intelligent is your building? QAS has software to provide the answer. qualityattributes.com
Quantis. “…quickly compare your design to a reference building.” quantis-intl.com
UC Berkeley, Center for the Built Environment – “We have developed new tools and methods to measure the performance of buildings…” cbe.berkeley.edu
Energy Management Tools:
Checking out toilets
Sustainably Built Homes:
It was quite a show. Very inspiring.