Developing a Sustainable Design Practice at Ecobuild America


The Sustainable Buildings Industry Council’s (SBIC) Ecobuild America Conference and Exhibit, held in conjunction with twelve co-located events, made its debut in late June in Orlando, Fla. More than one hundred educational sessions including in-depth workshops, hands-on tutorials, panels and plenary speeches provided attendees with a rich and highly interactive program.

“There were almost too many things to do,” said Deane Evans, FAIA, director of the NJITCenter for Architecture and Building Science Research and this year’s vice chair of SBIC. “The quality of the programs was outstanding and the speakers were refreshingly new. They are not on the typical‘green conference programs’ that we’ve seen in the past few years.”

SBIC presented three workshops at the event: “High-PerformanceSchoolBuildings” for school procurement officials, “Green Building Guidelines” for homebuilders and “Designing Low-Energy Buildings with Energy-10 .”

SBIC’s upcoming Ecobuild Federal 2005 in Washington, D.C. will cover the latest innovations in materials, services, energy and technology, with special emphasis on sustainable growth, green building and environmental design in the federal and local building sectors. “We are confident that Ecobuild Federal will be a great way to showcase SBIC’s members while presenting our annual forum at a new and exciting venue,” said Matt Nowakowski.

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