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Sparsely Green at AltBuild Expo

Modular unit recycled from a shipping container
Modular unit recycled from a shipping container

The sixth annual AltBuild Expo, held at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium this past weekend, was billed as a showcase for “the best of Green Building & Design Materials, Energy Efficiency, … Sustainable Landscape, … ” and more. However, the unwritten theme at the Expo was simplicity. I was struck by the rather low-budget displays — often just a table and some posters mounted on the black curtain backgrounds — by the building materials and other companies exhibiting their products. But as one marketing consultant who attended the show with me commented, “they don’t have any money.”

Building green, after the jump