Grammy winner, Train, to headline at Greenbuild in San Francisco

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Performance at historic Bill Graham Civic Auditorium will celebrate green building movement

San Fransisco—Three-time Grammy Award-winning band, Train, will perform before thousands of green building professionals and community members at the upcoming Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, hosted by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Greenbuild, the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to green building, will take place Nov. 14-16 in San Francisco, Calif.

“Train is the perfect fit for Greenbuild 2012. Not only does the band capture the energy of our movement – but as San Francisco locals, they represent the flavor of our Greenbuild host city,” said Kimberly Lewis, Senior Vice President, Community Advancement, Conferences and Events, USGBC. “We are ecstatic to celebrate green building with the talented members of Train.”

“It’s important for us to reduce our impact on the planet, and something we strive to do on tour and in our everyday lives,” said Train’s lead singer, Pat Monahan. “We really look forward to celebrating sustainability in our home city at Greenbuild.”

The concert will take place the evening of Thursday, Nov. 15 at San Francisco’s City Hall and the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, two of San Francisco’s most renowned buildings, during the Greenbuild Celebration, sponsored by Kohler.

Since forming in San Francisco in 1994, Train has made music history with their Grammy-Award winning song “Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)” and top singles including “Meet Virginia,” “Calling All Angels” and “Hey, Soul Sister.” Their current and sixth album is “California 37.”

Throughout their 16-year career, Train has traveled the world on tour, remaining conscious of their footprint and showing leadership in their effort to reduce their environmental impact. During their 2011 North American summer tour with band Maroon 5, last year’s headlining act at Greenbuild in Toronto, Train and their stage crew filled reusable water bottles at backstage water stations, coordinated with local farmers to eat locally grown and organic food, and swapped paper and plastic catering products for biodegradable and recyclable alternatives, among other environmental initiatives.

Greenbuild is our industry’s annual revitalization and the single place the green building community gathers to find inspiration, harness education, and conduct business year after year. The event has grown from 4,000 attendees in 2002 to more than 28,000 in recent years, convening global leaders in sustainability and the built environment from more than 122 countries.

The 2012 show will celebrate bringing technology and sustainability together in the global green movement, featuring three days of networking, educational sessions, green building tours, master speakers and plenary events. This year’s expo hall will be the biggest in Greenbuild’s 11-year history, with three floors and more than 1,000 exhibitors and 2,000 booths featuring the latest technological innovations and cutting edge products.

For more information on Greenbuild 2012, visit, follow Greenbuild on Facebook and Twitter, and tweet hashtag #Greenbuild to join the conversation.

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