WASHINGTON - The U.S. Green Building Council announced that a performance by environmental advocate and nine-time Grammy winner Sheryl Crow will help open its Greenbuild 2009 Conference.  The conference is being held Nov. 11 to 13, in Phoenix, AZ.

More than 25,000 people attend Greenbuild every year. The Nov. 11 opening evening will feature presentations and a keynote address, in addition to Crow’s performance.

“Beyond her music, Sheryl Crow’s informed and effective advocacy made her the natural choice to help us open Greenbuild in a new and powerful way,” said Rick Fedrizzi, USGBC president, CEO & founding chair. “More than 25,000 people gather every year at Greenbuild because we know that the building industry can play a major role in reducing carbon emissions and increasing energy independence and economic growth.”

“Performing at Greenbuild is like being on the international stage of the green movement, celebrating with
you the progress we’re making on this important issue,” Crow said.

Greenbuild is the largest gathering of representatives from all sectors of the green building movement. In addition to the master speakers, Greenbuild 2009 will also feature more than 100 educational sessions, LEED and Education Provider workshops, off-site educational sessions, a two-day Residential Summit, and tours of local green building sites throughout the Arizona area. More than 1,700 exhibitors will showcase some of the leading technologies and products in green design, construction and operations.

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