IBS 09 Holds Strong Green Emphasis
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 at www.BuildersShow.com. Attendees will also be able to register on site at the show beginning on Monday, Jan. 18 at 7:00 a.m.