[A version of this article was also posted at GreenBuildingAdvisor.com].
I recently attended BauTec, a trade fair for the construction industry that is held annually in Berlin. According to the show’s marketers, BauTec is “the year’s most important trade industry event.” I found the show to be impressive, inspiring and overwhelming. Each of ten large halls at Berlin’s International Conference Center was filled with exhibits and booths dedicated to a different segment of the construction industry: Windows/Doors/Glazing, Plumbing/Heating/Cooling, etc. I ended up visiting the show on three different days to attend seminars being held in tandem with the trade show, and to walk the trade show floor. Continue reading