Greenbuild Trade Show Offers a Window on Making Greener Buildings

December 12, 2012 - The US Green Building Council held its annual Greenbuild International Conference in San Francisco and showcased a range of building materials designed to do things like: better insulate homes, reduce water use, make use of sunlight instead of artificial lighting, and lower a building’s overall carbon footprint.

Despite energy savings, cutting-edge, sustainable technologies can be expensive, so builders do not always adopt them quickly. 

Forbes features a slide show with photos from the event revealing what’s new in green technology. There are snapshots of smart windows that adjust their tint to control the amount of light and heat that flows through; a rainwater collector to reduce water usage; bamboo products; a portable classroom; a sustainable home; the evolution of lighting, and other innovations.

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