WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, the world's largest conference and expo dedicated to green building, is moving to Chicago for its 2007 show, which will be held Nov. 7-9, according to PRWeb.

"Chicago is welcoming us with open arms," said Peter Templeton, vice president of education and research for the USGBC. "Chicago is not only one of the greenest cities in the country, Mayor Richard Daley has also set a high bar for sustainable leadership and green building is a significant part of his commitment."

Chicago was one of the first cities to adopt the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building rating system, and now has more building projects registered to earn this certification than any other city in the world. The new West Building at McCormick Place is a LEED registered project and Greenbuild will be one of the first major shows to be held there.

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