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22-23 / CHICAGO Evolution of the Skyscraper: CTBUH Conference 2009

Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat ctbuh.org

27-29 / ANAHEIM, CALIF. Solar Power International

Solar Electric Power Association and Solar Energy Industries Association solarpowerinternational.com

28-29 / BALTIMORE NeoCon® East

Merchandise Mart Properties neoconeast.com

22 / BOSTON 29 / NEW YORK Liablity Issues in LEED

Donovan Hatem donovanhatem.com november


Lighting and Daylighting Design with Efficiency

Energy Center of Wisconsin ecw.org/university

18-20 / BOSTON Build Boston*

Boston Society of Architects and American Institute of Architects buildboston.com december

8-10 / WASHINGTON, DC EcoBuild America

National Institute of Building Sciences aececobuild.com

SPECIAL PREVIEW: greenbuilo conference and expo*

NOV. 11-13 / PHOENIX / U.S. Green Building Council / greenbuildexpo.org

This year, the USGBC's annual conference descends on the Phoenix Convention Center. Among the program offerings:

10-13 / USGBC and Education Provider Workshops

Full-day and half-day workshops in four levels: 100, Awareness; 200, Understanding; 300, Application and implementation; and 400, Mastery.

11 / Opening Keynote and Celebration

Former Vice President Al Gore speaks at Chase Field, followed by a concert by Grammy Award-winning recording artist Sheryl Crow.

10 / IMAX Presentation

At 6 p.m., 7 p.m., and 8 p.m., the Arizona Science Center will hold screenings of the IMAX film Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk.

10 / Green Building Job Fair

From 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., the job fair will be open, free of charge, to attendees. After the job fair, a resource center will be available through Nov. 13 for networking, informational interviews, and posting résumés. Companies may reserve space on an hourly basis.

12-13 / Greenbuild Residential Summit greenbuildexpo.org/residential-summit

Targeted tracks on residential construction, from energy-efficient retrofits to affordable housing and multifamily development. Sessions are open to Greenbuild full-conference attendees. The opening general session, "Greening Our New Housing Stock: A Discussion Across Multiple Sectors' will feature Jeff Mezger, CEO, KB Home; Tedd Benson, company steward, Bensonwood Homes; Thomas Toomey, UDR president and CEO; and Steve Thomas, host, Planet Green's Renovation Nation.

13 / Half-Day Tours

From 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., tours are available with a focus on the following topics: Downtown Phoenix; Sustainable Tempe; Arizona State University Tempe Campus; Higher Education and Infrastructure in the East Valley; North Scottsdale Heritage; K-12 Education in the West Valley; Metropolitan Offices; Phoenix Convention Center in Motion; Solar Energy; and Scottsdale Residential Green Building Program.

14 / Full-Day Tours

From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., full-day tour options include Sustainable Tempe; Community Connection; Contemporary Desert Living; Culture and Living in Southern Arizona; Science and Materials; Sonoran Parks and Nature; Arcosanti and Higher Education: Building the City Around the People; and Natural History in the Dark Sky City.

Obtain Eco-Structure's most recent issue at these industry events.

TO SUBMIT EVENTS: Send information at least three months in advance to Katie Weeks at [email protected] or fax 202-785-1974.

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