Global environmental challenges
Here’s a round-up of some of the participants at Greenbuild 2010, which is filling eight football fields’ worth of exhibition space in Chicago:
– The folks at Zero Flush—a company in Kissimmee, Florida that builds no-water, non-flushing urinals—started with this premise: water is precious; urinal maintenance is a nightmare.
They work like this.
Zero Flush urinals have a basin and a replaceable filter that fits in a tray. The filer contains an odor-blocking solution made of mostly vegetable oil.
“Colin Powell is … an interesting choice for a convention on green building,” said George Baños, a project manager attending the industry’s largest annual gathering.
Baños was one of thousands of people who assembled in a hangar-sized auditorium at McCormick Place near downtown Chicago this morning to hear the former Secretary of State’s opening address to Greenbuild 2010, a showcase for the latest innovations in green building.