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The Kitchen & Bath Confidential blog will feature live reports from the 2008 International Builders' Show (IBS) Feb. 13-16 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. Starting the week of Feb. 13 and throughout the show and educational conference, we'll be posting audio, pictures and text, live from the show floor. Check back here each day for show sights and sounds and analysis of the latest IBS product and design trends. And don't forget to check out our Live Events and Top Headlines sections for up-to-the-minute news and event details, all live from the show floor. For instance, the blog, along with the Live Events and Top Headlines sections, will contain details about the show's emphasis on green design and building this year, which will culminate in the National Association of Home Builders' (NAHB) recognition of the phenomenal growth of green building as it celebrates Green Day on Thursday, Feb. 14. On that day the association, which hosts the show, will officially launch the NAHB National Green Building Program, and will unveil the new Certified Green Professional educational designation for home builders, remodelers, kitchen and bath designers and other industry professionals. The day will also include a full slate of green educational seminars on topics ranging from market trends and consumer research to innovative design and new products. Information about the 10th annual NAHB National Green Building Conference will also be available. Noted green architect and educator William McDonough is the featured speaker Thursday morning, and will also conduct an in-depth session on "Cradle to Grave" environmentally and ecologically efficient building practices. Four press conferences will highlight the new NAHB National Green Building Program, the National Green Building Standard and green trends, and will also offer a detailed look at The New American Home, NAHB's official showcase home, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary. It's also the first show home certified by the NAHB National Green Building Program. With all of that going on and more at this year's IBS, we hope you'll join us online – it's the next best thing to being there!