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5 Takeaways from Greenbuild

This is the second year the US Builders Review team has attended the annual Greenbuild International Conference and Expo. With leading insight offered by some of our Greenbuild Editor’s Choice Honorees and featured businesses, we were more prepared this year than ever before. But with an event the sheer size and magnitude of Greenbuild, there’s always something new to learn, experience to glean and thoughts to inspire around every corner.

What did our team learn this year? Here are 5 key takeaways from the experience:

“My No.1 takeaway from Greenbuild is that the green building industry is led by incredibly passionate, charismatic individuals from all corners of the globe. Despite the tremendous challenges that lie ahead, we have many reasons to be optimistic!”

Ian Nichols, editorial director

“As more consumers become more knowledgeable and interested in sustainability and green building, manufacturers and companies are working with them to make products accessible and affordable. New technologies big and small, like PureBlue, net-zero energy home from Brookfield Residential and energy efficient dryers from Excel Dryer, are no longer only for the elite and wealthy; it’s a lifestyle we can all have if we choose to make the switch.”

Erica Berry, director of content marketing

“More and more companies are adopting sustainable, energy-efficient standards for their products or the projects they work on. Washington, D.C. was an important backdrop given the density of LEED-certified projects in the city; it shows just what is possible in every part of the country!”

Ryan Fecteau, editorial director

“Greenbuild 2015 exhibited a diverse display of companies — mom-and-pop family businesses to multimillion dollar construction firms. No matter the size or shape, sustainability is a mindset throughout all facets of the industry and everyone is doing what they can to inspire positive change.”

Tom Faunce, senior staff writer & videographer

“There are many challenges that our world faces in this day and age. Seeing so many smart, motivated people come together to collectively discover how to build more sustainably and efficiently offers hope that climate change is a problem that we are well equipped to solve.”

Sean O’Reilly, senior editorial director

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Testimonials

Everyone that we worked with was polite, professional, responsive & very good to work with. It was amazing to see the ideas transformed into the final product. We are very happy with the end results and would not hesitate to work with them in the future or recommend them to other business!
— James Kowalski, Owner, Kowalski Construction Inc.
Professional with attention to customer’s needs. Well prepared vision for article while open to suggestions. Provided plenty feedback and review prior to final draft. Thanks in advance for the assistance and promotion of our organization!
— Jason Lee, LEED AP O+M, Director of Sustainability and Optimization for Harvard Maintenance
On behalf of Alfred Sanzari Enterprises, I would like to thank you for showcasing our company as a cover story in US Builders Review, and express our gratitude for a job well done in putting together an impressive editorial product. We already have received a great deal of positive feedback on the article and are confident it will be a very effective tool for sharing Alfred Sanzari Enterprises’ story, and our new hotel project, with a national audience of industry professionals. Please also extend our thanks to everyone on your team that helped in any way to produce this article. This was truly a collaborative effort.  Your staff listened to our feedback and was incredibly professional and accommodating to our requests throughout the entire process. We welcome the opportunity to collaborate with US Builders Review on future projects.
— Ryan Sanzari, Director of Operations, Alfred Sanzari Enterprises
We are excited to be featured as a case study in US Builders Review and look forward to sharing our company’s story with a national audience.
— Ryan Sanzari, Director of Operations, Alfred Sanzari Enterprises
Working with Kyle at TrueLine Publishing was a great experience. We are quite pleased with how the article about Souder Brothers turned out. The magazine article and photo spread is going to be a very effective tool to use in our marketing. If you have the opportunity to be featured in a project like this, I would recommend doing it. Kyle and his team made the whole process very smooth and we are happy to have been a part of the latest edition of US Builders Review.
— Corinne Schaffer, Project Manager, Souder Brothers Construction
The process was simple: we were provided questions that the writers wanted to discuss, we were interviewed, and then we got to see a few drafts before the final version went to print. Given the quality of this publication, on behalf of Giroux, I can assure everyone that all of my partners would be happy to participate in similar articles in the future.
— Barbara Kotsos, Director of Marketing & PR, Giroux Glass
Kyle Gahm was instrumental in coordinating this project from beginning to end. He was always available and a pleasure to work with. It would be a pleasure to work with Kyle down the road. Bill Keaton was very impressive in raising money from advertising which resulted in ASE getting the cover story, so thank you Bill. Lia Prysunka and Jeanee Dudley are both very impressive individuals who deserve a lot of credit for this featured piece. They were both very patient and accepting of any changes we suggested. The format, quality, and resolution was awesome. To sum it all up: Our upper management, who never have been high on PR and things of this nature said that it was "absolutely fantastic" and were blown away. They now are requesting multiple copies of the full magazine and are very proud of the work you all put in. Thanks again.
— Ryan Sanzari, Director of Operations, Alfred Sanzari Enterprises
Kyle and his team were very professional and patient in explaining their program to us. Their communications were clear and concise and did a great job of guiding us through the process of getting published in their magazine.
— Michael Henthorn, Owner, Henthorn Commercial Construction
I was contacted as a nominee for the Greenbuild Editor’s Choice 2016 recognition and I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Working with US Builders Review has been a blessing for my company. Erica Berry took an awesome interview in the initial call as she gathered data for the article. She was concerned about how we became us, and she made me feel important by listening and taking notes. Then there is Ian Nichols who made me feel so comfortable in sharing my story, and Molly Shaw who interviewed me as well, as she was getting ready to create an awesome article about my company -- and I must say she nailed it on the first run! What a pleasure it has been to work with everyone. This feature on Container Homes USA will help me push the company into the forefront at the Greenbuild Expo 2016.
— Derrick C. W. Childs, Director Construction & Design, Container Homes USA
Thank you all your efforts in putting together such a great article about our company in US Builders Review. DH Construction appreciates the professional manner in which your team worked with us to achieve the stateside exposure we were after; especially taking the time to get all of the facts correct. In short, the article was extremely well put together and we have already received a great deal of feedback, interest, and compliments as a result of the piece. Once again, we appreciate all the effort, and without a doubt, we will not hesitate to work with your organization again in the future.
— Daniel Harrigan, Principal, DH Construction

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