Don’t miss the Eco-Vative Building Products Expo, the kick-off of HBA Green Week, next Tuesday, Jan. 27, at the Doubletree Hotel, Lloyd Center. It will feature green, sustainable products and services for residential builders and remodelers. Plus, the keynote seminar of the day will be from nationally recognized Building Science speaker Mark LaLiberte at 12:45pm.
Green services for residential markets are on the upswing. The value of the green building industry is expected to reach 4.7 billion by 2011, as projected by Sustainable Industries Journal Top Ten Green Building Products publication. Services such as green mortgages, environmental consulting, and green building design are expected to grow along with the upward trend in green building products.
Products like backsplash tiles, cabinet hardware, lighting and countertops are all being made, some of them locally, using materials that are routinely thrown away in quantities large enough to make new things from. Other green products can be recycled at the end of their useful life, contribute to healthy indoor air quality, or reduce the level and amounts of toxics in the building process.