Nov 20, 201208:00 AMPoint of View
The METROPOLIS Blog
Show Snapshots from Greenbuild
Attention New York metropolitan area designers and architects: If you didn’t make it to Greenbuild, held this year in San Francisco’s Moscone Center, you may want to catch up on what the 25,000+ (final figures not yet released) attendees saw and heard there. Even if you were there, in that heated caldron of green activity, you like everyone in attendance, were able to see on a small part of the educational sessions and product offerings at the conference and trade show. We’re here to help. Back by popular demand, Greenbuild Show Snapshots, Metropolis’s collaboration with Davis & Warshow for the fifth year in a row, will present an overview and some topics that caught our attention this year. In the meantime, check out footage of the fun from last year's Greenbuild Show Snapshots cocktail event, followed by a panel discussion lead by our editor-in-chief, Susan S. Szenasy with HOK's director of design, Kenneth Drucker and Turner Construction's chief sustainability officer, Michael Deane. Over 100 members of the A&D community came to mix, mingle, munch on local, sustainable, seasonal, and delicious hors d'oeuvres and get an inside look at the top projects and innovations from the show and share their own experience.
Davis & Warshow's COO David Finkel also provided an update on the company's own sustainability efforts, including its rooftop solar installation – the largest of its kind in NYC– and the installation of an LED system which, in combination with the solar output, has made the company's 100-year-old headquarters net-zero for energy consumption. We’re looking forward to hearing what David has to share with us this year.
We hope you'll join us again this year on December 11th at Davis & Warshow as we discuss the latest trends, products, and policies. Watch for updates on the program here.