Attendance. Numbers were at an all-time high this year, suggesting that more people than ever are catching onto the green message. The preliminary head count stands at 22,835.

Energy and Discourse. The enthusiasm of attendees was palpable. Everyone was engaged in discussing green products, attending seminars and presentations, and, in general, coming together to encourage sustainability.

Organization. Wanting to avoid wasting paper by not mailing out badges before the show is admirable in theory, but asking attendees to wait in line up to two and a half hours to pick up said badge is not. Lines were pervasive and interrupted the flow of the show.

Missing the Keynote. About 8,000 people caught Bill Clinton's keynote address, but easily a thousand more were prevented from catching the talk because of the confused registration process.

Accessibility. If you were stuck in line or stuck at home and missed a potentially interesting session, USGBC has made several available as streaming video on www.greenbuildexpo.org.

Circulation. An 11th-hour switch in venue from Anaheim to Chicago forced Greenbuild to share the McCormick Place convention center with two other trade shows. The cramped quarters made the show floor difficult to navigate; only manufacturers seemed pleased that every booth was stuffed.


  • Edge Whiteboard
Polyvision
www.polyvision.comHigh-gloss, cradle-to-cradle, silver-certified, proprietary ceramicsteel surfacingAccepts magnetsMore writing space with less trimScreenprinted surface options availableOptional trackboard surfaceCertified in Greenguard's IAQ and for Children and Schools program
    Edge Whiteboard
    Polyvision
    www.polyvision.com
    • High-gloss, cradle-to-cradle, silver-certified, proprietary ceramicsteel surfacing
    • Accepts magnets
    • More writing space with less trim
    • Screenprinted surface options available
    • Optional trackboard surface
    • Certified in Greenguard's IAQ and for Children and Schools program


<strong xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Heat and Mass Exchanger</strong><br xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"/>
Delphi Corp.
<br xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"/><a href="http://www.delphi.com/" target="_blank" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">www.delphi.com</a><ul xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"><li>An indirect evaporative cooling system that minimizes energy consumption by cooling air with water</li><li>Electricity is only used to power a fan that blows cooled air into a building's interior</li><li>Brings in a continuous supply of outside air rather than recycling indoor air</li><li>Maintains relative humidity</li></ul>

Heat and Mass Exchanger
Delphi Corp.
www.delphi.com

  • An indirect evaporative cooling system that minimizes energy consumption by cooling air with water
  • Electricity is only used to power a fan that blows cooled air into a building's interior
  • Brings in a continuous supply of outside air rather than recycling indoor air
  • Maintains relative humidity


<strong xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">STM 110 Sensor</strong><br xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"/>
Enocean
<br xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"/><a href="http://www.enocean.com" target="_blank" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">www.enocean.com</a><ul xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"><li>Enables brightness sensors for dimming</li><li>A key component in the first-ever battery-free wireless controls that integrate energy harvesting, sensors, and RF communication</li><li>Self-powered; charges with indoor ambient lighting</li><li>Eliminates the need to change and dispose of batteries</li><li>Units can be moved throughout a space without rewiring</li></ul>

STM 110 Sensor
Enocean
www.enocean.com

  • Enables brightness sensors for dimming
  • A key component in the first-ever battery-free wireless controls that integrate energy harvesting, sensors, and RF communication
  • Self-powered; charges with indoor ambient lighting
  • Eliminates the need to change and dispose of batteries
  • Units can be moved throughout a space without rewiring


<strong xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Recycled Nylon 6,6</strong><br xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"/>
Universal Fibers
<br xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"/><a href="http://www.universalfibers.com/" target="_blank" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">www.universalfibers.com</a><ul xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"><li>This new manufacturing process takes the fluff from post-consumer nylon 6,6 fiber and reprocesses it into new nylon 6,6 fiber</li><li>New yarn is made from up to 95 percent recycled material</li><li>New colors: tuxedo, phantom, shadow green, double fudge, and chestnut join the original core black</li></ul>

Recycled Nylon 6,6
Universal Fibers
www.universalfibers.com

  • This new manufacturing process takes the fluff from post-consumer nylon 6,6 fiber and reprocesses it into new nylon 6,6 fiber
  • New yarn is made from up to 95 percent recycled material
  • New colors: tuxedo, phantom, shadow green, double fudge, and chestnut join the original core black


<strong xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Convia</strong><br xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"/>
Herman Miller
<br xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"/><a href="http://www.hermanmiller.com/" target="_blank" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">www.hermanmiller.com</a><ul xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"><li>Programmable system for workplace infrastructure</li><li>The latest revision links in HVAC systems, diffusers, and shades as well as electricity and lighting</li><li>Outlets and fixtures can be reprogrammed and reassigned with a portable wand remote</li></ul>

Convia
Herman Miller
www.hermanmiller.com

  • Programmable system for workplace infrastructure
  • The latest revision links in HVAC systems, diffusers, and shades as well as electricity and lighting
  • Outlets and fixtures can be reprogrammed and reassigned with a portable wand remote