On June 17, 2010, I attended the BuildingsNY/Green BuildingsNY Conference at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City and was absolutely amazed at the number of vendors who were present and the array of educational programs that were available to attendees.  Although attendance did not appear to be overwhelming, probably due to the continuance of the Great Recession, the flow of inquisitive passersby was steady and enthusiasm was high at the Conference lending some credence to the notion that interest in green building can thrive even in a down economy.  I am going to make a point of attending next year.