Last week, thousands of people descended on San Francisco for the annual Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, and the gb&d team was among them. From View‘s ‘dynamic’ glass installed at the W San Francisco and Kohler‘s continued innovation to Warmboard‘s industry-leading radiant heat systems and Method Homes‘ “Green Zone” model (rife with some really innovative electronics and mechanical systems from LG), it was an exciting week for the sustainability world.

Here’s a snapshot of our experience at Greenbuild. It’s by no means comprehensive, so stay tuned for product follow-ups over the next few months here at, in our print editions of gb&d, and on the iPad. And don’t forget to share your photos of Greenbuild with us on Facebook or Twitter! Check out our photo recap below, starting with gb&d‘s own party at the W!

Folks from Flad Architects stopped by our cocktail reception at the W San Francisco. A shout out to all who came out! And thanks to the W for being great hosts.

At the W for the gb&d reception Wednesday night. Among other things, the LEED Silver-certified W features ‘dynamic glass’ by View in the lobby, which automatically controls for glare and heat gain without the use of fritting patterns or interior shades.

The Living Room bar at the W. A fantastic few hours with some of the industry’s top minds. All over appetizers and Big Daddy IPAs.

Entrance to the reception. We loved Natoma Architects‘ redesign for the hotel’s public spaces.

The next day in the expo hall. Just before things got crowded. When associate publisher Laura Heidenreich and managing editor Tim Schuler weren’t manning the booth, they were checking out the new Eco countertops by Cosentino and the energy-efficient systems from lock-maker Assa Abloy.

The gb&d booth, showcasing our bimonthly magazine and our free iPad app! Download that sucker here.

The incredible cover to our Oct/Nov/Dec issue features the American Society of Landscape Architects, or ASLA, spelled out in living plants. A special shout-out to the association as well as Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, who along with the USGBC and other organizations are furthering the vision of sustainability and our country’s economic development.

We’ve taken over Greenbuild! Well, one of the publication bins at least. Those things were flying like hotcakes.

The Moscone Center. A wonderful setting for the conference.

Laura spent most of the week exploring the expo, meeting with fans of the magazine as well as our partners, sponsors, and advertisers. There was far too much to see!

We wanted this car. As did everyone else. The Fisker Karma is all electric and was available to test drive at the expo!