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Statewide Conference Explores Costs, Benefits, and Maintenance for Building Green
3/14/2013 2:32:07 PM

Myrtle Beach, SC-- The South Carolina Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council announces its 2013 statewide conference, SustainSC that will take place at the Hilton in Myrtle Beach on April 24-26, 2013. SustainSC will focus on educating, training and preparing South Carolina businesses and citizens to build more sustainable communities throughout our state. The conference features nationally recognized keynote speakers, over a dozen educational sessions, workshops, building tours and an exposition hall featuring more than fifty green building vendors, that will be open to USGBC South Carolina Chapter members and nonmembers for nominal attendance rates.

During the three-day conference attendees will learn about the benefits of green building in the state, about current and pending green building legislation, emerging green jobs and business opportunities, the LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating system, and what products and services are available to this emerging market. Attendees will include building, design and construction professionals, as well as academia, government officials, nonprofits, utility providers, and financiers.

Conference keynote speaker Scott Kelly a LEED Fellow with re:Vision Architecture will discuss whole-systems integrative design, and keynote Eric Corey Freed, Author or Green Building for Dummies and President of Organic Architect will look at how the lessons learned from history, biomimicry, crowdfunding, and collaborative consumption can provide new insight into ways to design living, regenerative buildings for everyone in a matter of decades. . Conference Chair Ben Ward notes “the messages of our keynote speakers, if implemented locally, have the potential to propel South Carolina forward in the green building movement; one that will create new jobs, better utilize our local resources, and create a healthier environment for future generations.”

For more information on SustainSC 2013, please visit USGBC-SC Chapter website, at

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