Green Building, Water, Energy, Clean Tech: Where Are We Going?


Next week one of the premier events in the world of green building, water, energy, clean tech, social innovation and what many call the “new economy” will occur in San Francisco at the Fort Mason Center.

Billed as the “world’s largest conference on green innovation” for buildings, West Coast Green runs from Oct 1-3. It’s packed with presentations such as “Greening Existing Buildings: The Biggest Piece of the Low Carbon Puzzle,” “The Smart Grid Meets Smart Buildings” and “The Water & Energy Nexus.”

The conference is expected to draw over 14,000 attendees and a veritable who’s who in the world of green and clean technologies. Authors, CEOs, government representatives, entrepreneurs and inventors will show off and discuss innovative new products that can help us create a more sustainable world.

Planned keynote speakers include San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom. Interactive displays will include a self-sustaining, off-grid relief structure that fits inside a shipping container and comes equipped with enough supplies to sustain a family of four for a week without any external infrastructure. Watch the video to see the structure below:

The recent New York Times story, Clean Water Laws Are Neglected, at a Cost in Suffering, has me very interested in meeting the people from Atmospheric Water Systems. They’ll display their water filtration system that pulls the moisture out of the air to create drinkable water. With no pipes connected to water and the unit standing only four feet tall, this is a product I have to see to believe.

If you can’t make the event, stay tuned as our team from CleanTechies will provide coverage of many aspects of the event.



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One comment on “Green Building, Water, Energy, Clean Tech: Where Are We Going?

This is typically the kind of event that makes me wish I was in San Francicso.

I definitively am looking forward to reading your coverage ! 🙂

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