By Alexander Landa

Coming up November 15th to 17th will be ABX 2016! As part of the Northeast's largest building industry conference and tradeshow, the USGBC MA Chapter will be sponsoring multiple panels this year. This expo is going to feature a lot more than just sessions and panels, however. With interactive workshops, speakers, virtual reality, and more, ABX is going to be a great way to engage with the building community before the holiday season starts up.

Big names and startups alike will be in the exhibitor hall throughout the week. Window, hardware, flooring, and other vendors will be bringing out their A-game to inform all in attendance about their new innovative products and strategies. The interactive floor plan can be found here.

There will be three days of demos for a Construction Training Zone so you can see daily demos that show off best practice installation techniques for energy efficient remodeling and construction. Full details here.

If you're going to learn as much as you can, see the full list of workshops here. The sessions we're sponsoring can be found here. For a full list ABX 2016 speakers, go here.

Some of our favorite events we're sponsoring are:
A05: Good Medicine: the WELL Building Standard
B44: Mapping the Materials Universe: Lessons and Strategies
B68: Designing for Net Positive Water and Energy
C21: How Green Building Make Your Clients Smarter – Harvard Study

What would a big event like this be without partying a bit? On Monday 11/14, Amanda Sturgeon will be speaking at the ABX Pre-Mixer: Living Building Challenge. Register for the pre-mixer here. You can also attend the Quebec is Quality Reception + USGBCMA Project Showcase on Wednesday 11/16. Register for this project showcase here.

Two weeks from today is the first day of ABX 2016! We're getting super excited to go and hope to see you there!


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