The International Builders’ Show returns to Las Vegas on Jan. 20-23, 2009. After four years in Orlando, Fla., the National Association of Home Builders’ show comes back to the Las Vegas Convention Center to showcase cutting-edge products and services geared to the building industry. The show emphasizes green building as one of its main themes.
Representing more than 250 industry categories, IBS 2009
will feature more than 1,700 exhibitors displaying the latest products and
services available. Attendees will also have the opportunity to choose from 250
educational seminars on topics ranging from green building and design trends to
construction codes, as well as home tours and special events.
NAHB will again celebrate “Green Day” at the show this year
in recognition of the phenomenal growth of green building. Held on Jan. 21,
Green Day 2009 will feature a number of green exhibitors welcoming attendees to
the trade show floor with giveaways, special guests and other incentives. More
than 30 education sessions on green building topics are planned, including a
special featured speaker, “Green to Gold” author Andrew Winston. The event is
sponsored by Kohler, Marvin Windows and Doors and Whirlpool. Attendees can
learn more about the components of the national program, including the online
scoring tool, NAHB National Green Building Awards program, and the upcoming
NAHB National Green Building Conference, by visiting the NAHBGreen Action
Center on site.
Another IBS highlight is The New American Home 2009, a
one-of-a-kind green show home that is being built in a nearby neighborhood and
will be open for attendees to tour throughout the show. The near zero-energy
home, Gold Certified under NAHBGreen, incorporates builders' best practices,
energy efficiency, indoor-air quality, safety, convenience and aesthetics.
The 2009 International Builders’ Show is not open to the
general public. Building industry professionals and their affiliates throughout
the housing trades are welcome to register by visiting the show's Web Site atwww.BuildersShow.com.
Attendees will also be able to register on site at the show beginning on
Monday, Jan. 18 at 7:00 a.m.