The green building trend isn’t limited to properties in the United States. Green building is gaining in popularity around the world. Switzerland is one of the many countries with a growing green building movement. Beginning Monday, clean tech leaders from the U.S. and Switzerland will gather for a three-day conference that focuses on energy efficiency and green buildings. The event begins April 12 in Washington, D.C.

The event is being hosted by Switzerland Trade and Investment Promotion, swisscleantech, ThinkSwiss and the Embassy of Switzerland. Representatives from the U.S. Green Building Council, Sustainable World Capital, the Global Environment Fund, the United Nations Foundation – Energy & Climate, 3S Swiss Solar System, and many more organizations and companies will be in attendance.

The three-day program begins with a luncheon briefing on Capitol Hill to discuss strategy and policies relating to energy efficiency and green building. Tuesday will be the Swiss Embassy Cleantech Day and attendees will discussion sustainable building facts, job creation, clean tech collaboration between the two countries, a panel discussion and more.

The conference concludes with a visit to the Philip Merrill Environmental Center, the LEED Platinum certified home of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. For more details on this event, visit the ThinkSwiss website.

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