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Green Build 2011 day 1

The USGBC 10th annual Green Build convention started today in Toronto with the International Summit and chapter leaders from around the county gathering for the the Chapter Forum. This is my 10th straight year to attend Green Build, since it all began in Austin, TX with about 2500. The closing plenary of the international summit wrapped up with representatives from many different countries from all over the planet giving a short update on their recent green building accomplishments. There was even a call for a consistent world wide green building standard. The trade show exhibit hall opened tonight and we just got a little taste of all the new products and ideas that are out there. It was great to visit the Interface booth, and see my good friend George Bandy there. There was definitely something missing there, with the passing of Ray Anderson a few months ago. You could always run into Ray at Green Build's past, and he would always have time to chat for awhile. The main conference and education sessions start on Wednesday. Goodnight from Toronto. Michael
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Topics: LEED, usbgc, LEED AP, Green build

Michael Carlson to speak at USF about Green Building

Thursday, April 29 Roundtable discussion on Sustainable Building:  Turning Green into Green. Hosted by University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee.  It is part of the Environmental Economics Policy Forum at USF. Lee-En Chung will be serving as moderator for  the Roundtable.

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Topics: green, carlson, LEED, Michael, sarasota, usbgc

Michael Carlson, AIA, LEED AP Earns USGBC Leadership Award

The Florida Gulfcoast Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council awarded its highest honor, Chapter Leadership Award, to Michael Carlson of Carlson Studio Architecture during the group's annual award program December 8 in St. Petersburg.  The annual award recognizes the chapter member who has demonstrated exceptional leadership, active involvement and service to the organization and has helped to advance the green building/design profession.

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Topics: green, architecture, carlson, usgbc, LEED, Michael, usbgc, award, Announcements

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