WASHINGTON – The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced that former President Bill Clinton will deliver the keynote speech of the opening plenary of Greenbuild, the world’s largest conference and exposition dedicated to green building. The event will be held Nov. 7-9 in Chicago.

“This is an unprecedented opportunity for our green building community to hear from one of the greatest philanthropic and environmental leaders of this century,” said USGBC President and CEO Rick Fedrizzi. “The William J. Clinton Foundation is facilitating a series of global action plans that are addressing some of the most intractable problems of our times…His framework has shown the power that groups of individuals have to affect real change.”

The USGBC said Clinton’s speech will start what is expected to be the largest Greenbuild ever. It is anticipated that more than 20,000 individuals from across the globe will take part in three days of speakers and educational sessions, LEED workshops, local green building tours and more. Read more.

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