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GreenSource has sent a team of contributors to the U.S. Green Building Council’s annual conference and expo. Read their on-the-ground reports—covering everything from new products on the tradeshow floor to plenary sessions to parties—November 11th through 13th.

Going to Greenbuild? Stop by our booth during our Meet-the-Editors hours.

We are also sending daily email dispatches featuring all of our coverage, as well as new additions to our Greenbuild photo gallery, each day of the conference.

 

Photo courtesy ann.skinner3

Greenbuild 2009 — Phoenix Recommendations
Taliesin West

The Parlor

GreenSource has asked a group of notable figures in Phoenix’s design and sustainability community—from architect Wendell Burnette, AIA, to local business advocate Kimber Lanning—to recommend must-visit new and historic architecture, as well as their favorite places to eat, drink, shop, and more.

Taliesin / Photo courtesy ann.skinner3 (top); The Parlor / Photo © Jenna M. McKnight (bottom)

Acrosanti

Our video coverage of Phoenix includes tours of sustainable building projects and interviews with local luminaries.

Image courtesy Acrosanti

Greening Phoenix

Greening Phoenix: After decades of rampant growth, sustainability is the new frontier.

Photo © Brandon Sullivan

McDowell Sonoran Preserve

In our Greenbuild photo gallery, browse images of important Phoenix architecture and sustainable projects submitted by our readers, and sign in to share your own. Beginning November 11th, you can also browse and submit photos of people, products, and places taken during the three-day conference.

Photo courtesy ann.skinner3

Recently Updated Reader Profiles
 
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The Phoenix Files
Case studies and other coverage from GreenSource:
Urbane Guest Residence

Best Green Houses
Upgrade U: Taliesin students translate a longtime tradition into an urbane guest residence.

Photo © Bill Timmerman

Arizona State University

Case Study
Crossing Boundaries: At the Arizona State University Biodesign Institute interdisciplinary science and innovative design set a standard for the next generation of research facilities.

Photo © Mark Boisclair

Cesar Chavez Library

Case Study
COTE Award Winner: The incongruousness of it is startling—a lake in a desert—serving as the backdrop for a very green building, the Cesar Chavez Library.

Photo © Bill Timmerman

Galleries At Turney

Case Study
The Anti-Tract Houses: With the Galleries At Turney>, a developer blends the single-family home mentality of old Phoenix with the urban density of the row house to create a new Southwestern sensibility.

Photo © Matt Winquist

Lost Dog Wash Trailhead

Case Study
Passage into the Desert: The sustainable visitors’ center at Lost Dog Wash Trailhead celebrates a new entrance to the nation’s largest urban nature preserve.

Photo © Bill Timmerman

View our coverage from Greenbuild 2008 and Greenbuild 2007, including blog posts, reader photo galleries, interviews with Thom Mayne and Bill McKibben, and more.

Photo © William Hanley

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