Congressional Committee Hearing to Explore Integrating Renewable Energy into Buildings
November 12, 2010

The House Committee on Science and Technology will hold a field hearing on the eve of the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) annual Greenbuild Conference and Expo in Chicago to evaluate the topic of renewable energy integration into buildings. The hearing kicks off a week of focused discussions on public and private sector green building activities.  

Key green building researchers, experts and practitioners are expected to testify at the hearing, which is open to the public and will be held on November 15 at 10 a.m. at the LEED-registered Dirksen Federal Courthouse in Chicago.

“This field hearing sends a strong signal to the over 30,000 that will be descending on Chicago to attend Greenbuild that Congress is keenly interested in understanding the successes and challenges to advancing renewable energy integration in our nation’s building stock,” says Chris Pyke, vice president of research for USGBC. “USGBC has long been a proponent of building-integrated renewable energy generation, highlighting its importance in the 2008 National Green Building Research Agenda.” 

Greenbuild 2010 will feature an array of inspiring speakers and more than 100 education sessions and the world’s largest exhibit hall devoted to green building with more than 900 exhibiting companies with over 1,800 booths showcasing the latest in products and services.

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