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Clinton speaks of "Staggering Economic Opportunity" at Greenbuild Conference
By Andy Mannle | Sunday, 11 November 2007

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Calling green building a "staggering economic opportunity", former president Bill Clinton spoke to the 2007 Greenbuild conference in Chicago on Wednesday to a record crowd of over 20,000 architects, designers, engineers and developers.

"All new construction – all of it – should be green," Clinton said.

Echoing the words of US Green Building Council President Rick Fedrizzi who told the audience that they were changing minds by proving that green building does not cost more overall, Clinton said, "Operational savings more than pay for increases in construction costs, sometimes within a year."

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