When you attend Greenbuild, you get a sense that there’s more to the attendee than someone looking to gain a few CEUs. Those in attendance always comment on the genuine spirit of the show that goes beyond sustainable building and design, a spirit of camaraderie and a common interest for the greater good of our planet.

Now, when you think of Greenbuild’s Passport to Prizes drawing, you may conjure up images of a large group of folks who are tired, maybe a little anxious, after a couple of days of walking the expansive Greenbuild expo hall to get their passports filled. A little less spirit filled and a little more anxiety driven. But this year, things were a little different. When the name was drawn for our $10,000 grand prize, nobody could have expected what happened next!

During Greenbuild, news arrived that Hurricane Matthew was heading toward Florida, but not before taking its devastating toll on Haiti. The news became a huge impromptu topic in many Greenbuild sessions and weighed heavy on the minds of this socially conscious group.

So when Dan, a LEED Fellow, was announced as the $10,000 grand prize winner, it was a no-brainer to he and his wife Nancy to donate half of their winnings to the U.S. Green Building Council’s Project Haiti: The William Jefferson Clinton Children’s Center, the first LEED certified orphanage in Haiti.

Because of this, we wanted to take this time to thank Dan and Nancy for their gift and for exemplifying the true spirit of Greenbuild.

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Thank you Dan and Nancy!

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