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Greenbuild Conference is Coming to Philadelphia (and The Navy Yard!)

USGBC’s Greenbuild International Conference & Expo is the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to green building. Philadelphia has been selected as the host city for the 2013 Greenbuild conference, on the 20th anniversary of USGBC. This year, Greenbuild is expected to draw over 30,000 attendees: industry leaders, experts, and frontline professionals dedicated to sustainable building in their everyday work.

Greenbuild features inspiring speakers, invaluable networking opportunities, industry showcases, LEED workshops, and tours of Philadelphia’s green buildings, from Monday, November 18 to Saturday, November 23, 2013.

Green building tours are one of Greenbuild’s most exciting features, providing the opportunity to join thousands of other people who agree that green building is good for both the environment and for business, while exploring green buildings ranging from renovated warehouses to top-of-the-line skyscrapers. Greenbuild tours present the best of the Philadelphia area’s sustainable buildings and neighborhoods, and you don’t need to be registered for the conference to attend a tour!

There are over 35 Greenbuild tours to choose from, with The Navy Yard being featured on three tours. On Monday, November 18th, learn about The Navy Yard as a Sustainable Business Campus (TM02), which features a range of sustainable development including LEED buildings, historic renovations, open park space, and innovative stormwater management initiatives. In the afternoon, The Navy Yard as a Smart Energy Innovation Center (TM10) tour features the Energy Efficient Buildings Hub and their advanced energy retrofit, and the GridSTAR Smart Grid Experience Center, a demonstration project for smart-microgrids and a net zero energy building. Highlights from both tours are offered as a combined tour on Saturday, November 23 (TS06).

We hope to see you on one of our Greenbuild tours! For more information about the Greenbuild conference, or to register for a tour, please visit greenbuildexpo.org and follow @greenbuild for more information.

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The Navy Yard is considered the most successful redevelopment of a former military facility in the country and today is a growing community where companies and their employees thrive. Future growth will support up to 10 million square feet of commercial and residential development.

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