The opening plenary for Greenbuild 2009 featured speeches by Dave Kohler, president and COO of Kohler; Rick Fredrizzi, president and CEO of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC); GBC heads from 11 countries; and Al Gore, former vice president of the United States. Sheryl Crow also performed.
 
The event was streamed live online and will be available next week on demand. For more information, click here.

See video of Gore's speech here.


 
 Al Gore, former vice president, said that our climate, economy and
 security are linked by our dependence on carbon-based fuels.




 
 

Greenbuild attendees enter Chase Field for the
  opening plenary featuring Al Gore and Sheryl Crow.


 
 Rick Fedrizzi, president and CEO of USGBC said that green
 products make up 15% of the GDP.


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