On the Road Again: GreenBuild 2008
By: Allen Lyle
Danny and I have just recently returned from the 2008 GreenBuild show that was in Boston. Aside from being extremely cold (highs in the mid 30’s with a 20 mph wind blowing), it was a great trip. It’s always encouraging to see more builders and remodelers grasping the green concept in their business, and there are certainly more offerings to choose from, too. Everything from drywall to ceiling fans to solar-tracking skylights.
But even though I was there to check out all these cool products, my favorite encounter was with a group of 8th and 9th graders who designed the “green school of the future.” They put a lot of thought into it, too, and I have to say their presentation was very impressive. You’ll get to see them in the episode that will showcase GreenBuild.
Of course, one of the major components of any road trip is eating out. Typically, we find a different restaurant for every night, but our show’s director, Scott Gardner, and I wound up eating at the same place three nights in a row! What can I say? It was good. Besides, it was fun just hearing the waitress ask if we wanted any “clam chow-dah.” So, I want to say a special hello and thanks to Ms. Gail at the Freeport Tavern. And I highly recommend the marinated steak tips.