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Greenbuild 2008 "Revolutionary Green"

Index to Energy Priorities Magazine's day-by-day coverage of the Greenbuild 2008 Conference and Expo in Boston. The big annual conference on green building opened in Boston November 19, with 30,000 attendees. Interest in green real estate is at an all-time high. Does green building pay off? We examine that question throughtout Greenbuild. This article is your gateway to Energy Priorities Magazine's articles and podcast.

OVERVIEW
Building Priorities Briefing: Greenbuild 2008 (podcast)
The Greenbuild Int'l Conference and Expo is the world's biggest event on sustainability in the built environment. Global economic conditions and the elections made this a very interesting year for the conference. Hear the highlights from the keynote addresses and closing plenary, and more, in this 25-minute special edition of the monthly audio program.

TUESDAY
Green Outlook for Sustainable Buildings in 2009
In a meeting prior to the opening of the conference, McGraw-Hill Construction released the results of three major studies of the financial benefits of sustainable building. Here are some highlights from the reports.

WEDNESDAY
Keynote with Archbishop Desmond Tutu
The Nobel Peace Laureate and revered advocate against poverty and human rights abuses was this year's keynote speaker at Greenbuild 2008, Boston.

THURSDAY
VC Calls Green Building Technologies "Bright Spot" in Economy
Nancy Floyd, experienced venture capital investor and founder of cleantech VC firm Nth Power, today said the building market is at the tipping point and ripe for disruption. Venture capitalists have not paid attention to the sector's market's potential, but they should.

Emerging Climate Change Regulations Impact Real Estate Valuations
Ceres was a panelist in an interesting session entitled "Planning for Impacts of Emerging Climate Change Regulations on Real Estate Valuation." We asked the Manager of the Real Estate Program at Ceres, Betsy Boyle, to share her thoughts with us about the outlook for green buildings in a weakened, carbon-constrained economy.

FRIDAY
USGBC Leadership Award Recipients Named at Greenbuild 2008
The USGBC has named the recipients of its 2008 Leadership Awards to recognize companies and individuals who signify vision, leadership and commitment to the evolution of green building design and construction.