Green building is one of the fastest growing sectors of the economy right now. A lot of federal stimulus money is focused on weatherization and alternative energy. And James Smith believes Birmingham can be the sustainability hub of the Southeast. Smith is President and CEO of Green Building Focus. He’s gathered internationally-recognized sustainability experts in Birmingham this week for a Green Building Conference. He shared his vision with WBHM’s Tanya Ott.
Smith says he wants to build a model eco-industrial park in downtown Birmingham or the UAB-area.