Birmingham will soon play host to a regional green building conference. The Green Building Focus Conference and Expo, to be held at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex on July 28-29, is designed to educate architects, builders and real estate professionals from eight states about the latest advances in sustainable building.
The event will feature workshops and speakers, including several authorities on sustainability. Actor and green activist Ed Begley, Jr., will make an appearance. There will be an exposition floor featuring contractors, architects, engineers and manufacturers, including small firms who supply such products as green roofing, green flooring and rainwater harvesting. The conference is being organized by Birmingham firm Green Building Focus. According to CEO James Smith, interest in the conference has been greater than he anticipated. Its taken on a life of its own, he says. Theres more energy and excitement here than in any of our events anywhere in the world. Weve had to expand the floor twice already. We expect 230 to 250 exhibitors. The expo is being co-hosted by the Alabama chapters of the U.S. Green Building Council, the American Institute of Architects, and Associated Builders & Contractors, as well as the International Code Council. For information, call (205) 326-2380 or visit www.greenbuildingfocus.com