This morning, we hit the floor at Greenbuild, the USGBC's annual expo, being held this year in Philly. Within a few minutes, we ran into Rob Watson (right), aka "the Father of LEED." (Not to be confused with the Pope, who is the leader of fathers.) He was a founding chairman of the USGBC and even coined the term LEED back in '96. These days, he's running ECON Group, a firm formed this year that helps buildings remain sustainable after certification. He was joined by Dynamic Air Quality's Martin Cummins and SKF Global's Steve Friedlander.
The folks at the USGBC tell us over 20,000 are expected to pack in the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Center City. If you're on the floor today or tomorrow, make sure to give our DC reporter Chris Baird a shout!