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.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

Heat and Mass Exchanger

Delphi Corp.

www.delphi.comAn indirect evaporative cooling system that minimizes energy consumption by cooling air with waterElectricity is only used to power a fan that blows cooled air into a building's interiorBrings in a continuous supply of outside air rather than recycling indoor airMaintains relative humidity
Heat and Mass Exchanger Delphi Corp. www.delphi.comAn indirect evaporative cooling system that minimizes energy consumption by cooling air with waterElectricity is only used to power a fan that blows cooled air into a building's interiorBrings in a continuous supply of outside air rather than recycling indoor airMaintains relative humidity


STM 110 Sensor

Enocean

www.enocean.comEnables brightness sensors for dimmingA key component in the first-ever battery-free wireless controls that integrate energy harvesting, sensors, and RF communicationSelf-powered; charges with indoor ambient lightingEliminates the need to change and dispose of batteriesUnits can be moved throughout a space without rewiring
STM 110 Sensor Enocean www.enocean.comEnables brightness sensors for dimmingA key component in the first-ever battery-free wireless controls that integrate energy harvesting, sensors, and RF communicationSelf-powered; charges with indoor ambient lightingEliminates the need to change and dispose of batteriesUnits can be moved throughout a space without rewiring


Recycled Nylon 6,6

Universal Fibers

www.universalfibers.comThis new manufacturing process takes the fluff from post-consumer nylon 6,6 fiber and reprocesses it into new nylon 6,6 fiberNew yarn is made from up to 95 percent recycled materialNew colors: tuxedo, phantom, shadow green, double fudge, and chestnut join the original core black
Recycled Nylon 6,6 Universal Fibers www.universalfibers.comThis new manufacturing process takes the fluff from post-consumer nylon 6,6 fiber and reprocesses it into new nylon 6,6 fiberNew yarn is made from up to 95 percent recycled materialNew colors: tuxedo, phantom, shadow green, double fudge, and chestnut join the original core black


Convia

Herman Miller

www.hermanmiller.comProgrammable system for workplace infrastructureThe latest revision links in HVAC systems, diffusers, and shades as well as electricity and lightingOutlets and fixtures can be reprogrammed and reassigned with a portable wand remote
Convia Herman Miller www.hermanmiller.comProgrammable system for workplace infrastructureThe latest revision links in HVAC systems, diffusers, and shades as well as electricity and lightingOutlets and fixtures can be reprogrammed and reassigned with a portable wand remote