George Elvin, PhD, Director of Green Technology Forum
With one in three new US construction projects registering for LEED certification, there’s never been a more urgent need for new green building technologies. Every day, new technologies for structural materials, water management, indoor air quality, and energy conservation are streaming out of the labs and into the marketplace. At the forefront of these next generation technologies is nanotechnology, bringing forth new materials engineered from the bottom up whose properties and performance defy conventional thinking. Spray-on solar cells, VOC-eating nanocoatings, and windows that change color with the flip of a switch are here today, and they promise to change the future of green building. In this one-hour session you’ll learn how to identify, select and specify nanotech products to meet your green building needs, compare their costs and benefits, and evaluate their environmental, health and safety impacts. Join George Elvin, PhD, LEED AP, Director of the Greenlab, for a glimpse of some of the over two hundred building products currently using nanotechnology and a look ahead at the next generation nanotechnologies that will help you meet your green building challenges.