SAN FRANCISCO, CA (AIA Convention) - I notice the vendors on the exhibit hall are falling over them selves with green products or initiatives.
- Reclaimed woods from church pews, torn down barns, even bowling alley floors
- Several vendors showing living roofs
- Every page of the classes has several mentions of "sustainability," "green, "carbon-neutral," "solar and wind," etc.
You might take exception at the thick show guide (almost 200 pages) but AIA points out that it is make of "100% post consumer, de-inked fiber without chlorine."
But let's forget for a moment that the biggest fears of the attendees are:
- swine flu
- the other kind of green, i.e. greenbacks, and their dwindling commissions due to the economy
And let's also put aside the irony that the entire built-environment industry exists only to modify the earth from its pristine state. For the purpose of show coverage, let us just go with the flow...