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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

What did you learn at Greenbuild this year? Share with us on social media – Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn.

Testimonials

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
I’m blown away with the value that could come out of our partnership through this article. Working with the US Builders Review team is something that I have never experienced before and every day I feel even more privileged to be with EJH Construction, I never take for granted the opportunities that have come my way.  I am so excited about what our future looks like based on the relationship that has been built with the US Builders Review team.
Jennifer Wilhelmsen – Director of Human Resources, EJH Construction Inc.
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
My experience with US Builders Review was positive from start to finish. The staff conducted each interaction with the utmost professionalism, whether over the phone or by email. Beginning with the initial telephone interview US Builders Review carefully gathered information to form a draft document then incorporated my minimal edits required to achieve factual accuracy in the finished article. US Builders Review is a pleasure to work with.
— Tim Craddock, President, Vansant & Gusler Inc.
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
I was contacted by the company to write a review on my business. They handled the process very efficient and professional. The pictures came out great and the article was perfect. I am very happy with their work.
— Kirt McGhee, Owner, K4M 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
The team at US Builders Review is professional and did a great job with your published article. They asked for and listened to my feedback and responded quickly to any requests I made.
— Susan Courter, Director of Business Development, R.E. Crawford Construction
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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