CH2M HILL, Green Insulation Group and OSRAM SYLVANIA
take home highest honor
Dec. 14, 2012 – (Washington, D.C.) – The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) today announced the winners of its 2012 Greenbuild Green Exhibitor Award, recognizing the outstanding efforts of exhibiting companies that are working to successfully minimize the negative environmental effects of participating in conferences and tradeshows. The 11th annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo took place Nov. 14-16, 2012 and convened close to 25,000 in San Francisco.
Of the 1,729 exhibit booths and 862 exhibiting companies, 154 exhibitors received recognition for going above and beyond the Greenbuild Mandatory Exhibition Green Guidelines by submitting for the Greenbuild Green Exhibitor Award. Having received points at the top tier, CH2M HILL, Green Insulation Group and OSRAM SYLVANIA were recognized with the highest distinction—the Champion level.
“The Greenbuild model is helping to transform the global meetings industry and the Green Exhibitor Award gives us an opportunity to recognize those exhibitors who are demonstrating a tremendous commitment to sustainable tradeshow practices,” and our exhibitors are helping us uphold our legacy of environmental stewardship,” said Kimberly Lewis, Senior Vice President, Community Advancement and Greenbuild, USGBC. “Our exhibitors are helping us uphold our legacy of environmental stewardship, and we are thankful for their dedication and commitment.”
Competing exhibitors are rated in five categories: booth construction, shipping materials, transportation, print/collateral and community partnerships. Exhibitors can be recognized at three different levels: Champion, Leader and Achiever. Booths self-reporting at the Champion level have their scores verified by auditors from the Green Building Certification Institute.
Greenbuild convenes the green building industry for three days of education sessions, renowned speakers, green building tours and networking. In 2012, the Expo took over the North, South and West building halls of the Moscone Convention Center. Greenbuild 2013 will be held Nov. 20-22 in Philadelphia, Pa. To learn more about Greenbuild, visit greenbuildexpo.org.
About U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is committed to a prosperous and sustainable future through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. USGBC works toward its mission of market transformation through its LEED green building certification program, robust educational offerings, a nationwide network of chapters and affiliates, the annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, and advocacy in support of public policy that encourages and enables green buildings and communities. For more information, visit usgbc.org and follow us on Twitter @USGBC, and Facebook at facebook.com/USGBC.
The U.S. Green Building Council’s Greenbuild International Conference & Expo convenes the industry’s largest gathering of representatives from all sectors of the green building movement. Three days of extensive educational programming, workshops, a vast exhibition floor and ample networking events provide unrivaled opportunities to learn about the latest technological innovations, explore new products, and exchange ideas with other professionals. Greenbuild is the four-time recipient of IMEX Green Meetings Award and the 2012 show will be held on Nov. 14-16, in San Francisco, Calif. Last year’s conference in Toronto, Ontario, drew more than 23,000 attendees and featured a sold out exhibit hall floor with more than 1,700 exhibit booths. For more information, visit greenbuildexpo.org and follow us on Twitter @Greenbuild, and Facebook at facebook.com/Greenbuild.