Conference: Oct. 17-18
Shanghai, China | W Shanghai — The Bund
Greenbuild China

The green building industry event of the year.

Greenbuild China offers a forum for the green building community to unite, change lives, revolutionize business and address pressing issues, such as air quality, human health, energy use and global climate change.

Inspiring keynotes

Opening plenary to feature IWBI Chairman & CEO Rick Fedrizzi. Hear from industry leaders on their vision about the future of green building. Learn more.

Invaluable networking

Connect with green building professionals, and exchange strategies and solutions.

Robust sessions

Get the latest green building research, and earn continuing education hours.

Register for Greenbuild China

About Greenbuild

Where the green building community unites.

Greenbuild is the world's largest conference & expo for green building.

Founded in 2002, Greenbuild started in the U.S. and brings together every year industry leaders, experts and frontline professionals dedicated to sustainable building. This October, the event will make its debut in Shanghai, China.

China is a leader in green building, ranking first among the Top 10 Countries for LEED green building with 35 square meters of LEED space certified per person in 2016. Greenbuild China is where you can learn about current research and best practices to elevate your business; connect with sustainability experts; and see innovative technologies and products firsthand.

Greenbuild China is presented by the U.S. Green Building Council. Any questions? Explore our Greenbuild China FAQs section.

Who attends Greenbuild?
  • Architects
  • Builders/Contractors
  • Owners
  • Developers
  • Educators and Students
  • Engineers
  • Green Building Thought Leaders
  • Government Officials
  • Interior Designers
  • Manufacturers of Building Materials and Systems
  • Sustainability Officers
  • Executives from utilities, waste management companies, transportation and more

Important dates

Registration is now open for Greenbuild China.

July Registration open
September 22 Early bird discount for registration ends

Register today

Greenbuild schedule

Plan your Greenbuild itinerary.

Monday, Oct. 16

9:00 - 13:00 SITES workshop: Exploring the SITES v2 Rating System for Sustainable Land Design and Development (additional registration required)
9:00 - 18:00 LEED v4 workshop: A deep dive into the rating system, performance and the new Arc platform (additional registration required)

Tuesday, Oct. 17

8:30 - 10:30
Opening plenary: Rick Fedrizzi, IWBI Chairman and CEO

International Well Building Institute (IWBI) Chairman and CEO Rick Fedrizzi will deliver the opening keynote at Greenbuild China. IWBI develops and administers the WELL Building Standard (WELL), which focuses on health and well-being in buildings and communities. Fedrizzi, the founding chair and former CEO of USGBC, is considered one of the foremost leaders of the global green and healthy building movement. Under his leadership at USGBC, LEED became the most widely used green building rating system worldwide.

10:30 - 10:45 Break
10:45 - 11:45 Breakout sessions
11:45 - 12:00 Break
12:00 - 13:45 Leadership Luncheon
13:45 - 14:00 Break
14:00 - 15:00 Breakout sessions
15:00 - 15:15 Break
15:15 - 16:15 Breakout sessions
16:15 - 16:30 Break
16:30 - 17:30 Breakout sessions
17:30 - 20:30 Celebration

Wednesday, Oct. 18

7:30 - 9:00
Women in Green Power Breakfast

This year, Greenbuild China will host our inaugural Women in Green Power Breakfast, where we will celebrate the women in our industry who have emerged as great sustainability leaders and their legacy in shaping the green building movement. We will also bring together new leaders in the movement to encourage and inspire, to mentor and motivate.

Female empowerment is an important conversation for women around the world, and especially because women will contribute to the green economy by leading. Andrea Learned, author of the Sustainability and Women series, believes “The way women tend to think is finally being recognized as valuable. Our previous linear thinking will not drive us forward, but continue to drive us down. We are starting to see that the way women lead is better for sustainability.”

Tabletop discussion topics:

  • What is leadership in today’s market?
  • How do successful women lead and not manage?
  • What’s the measure of success?
  • How do you build your community and leverage it?
9:00 - 10:00 Breakout sessions
10:00 - 10:15 Break
10:15 - 11:15 Breakout sessions
11:15 - 11:30 Break
11:30 - 13:30 Awards ceremony & luncheon

Any additional questions? Explore our Greenbuild China education and events FAQs.

*Note: Schedule is subject to change without notice.

Special events

Maximize your experience at our special events.

Opening plenary:
Rick Fedrizzi

IWBI Chairman and CEO Rick Fedrizzi is one of the foremost leaders in the green and healthy building movement. He is the founding chair and former CEO of USGBC.

Greenbuild China Celebration

Greenbuild will convene the industry for a fun-filled evening of entertainment and networking.

Women in Green Power Breakfast

Celebrate female sustainability leaders and their work in shaping the green building movement. Watch our video, and learn more.


Become a sponsor today to empower your brand and generate new leads.

Greenbuild China 2017 is an opportunity to engage with more than 500 green building industry leaders, experts and practitioners from around the world. Learn more about the conference from our brochure (English, Chinese).

Download our sponsorship prospectus and contact:

Yi Wen, Marketing Communications Manager, China
USGBC | | +86 21 6196 2988*4020

Thank you to our 2017 Greenbuild China sponsors.

Premier Sponsor



bureau veritas
faithful gould
kimberly clark
johnson controls


shanghai kokung energy technology

Travel & hotel

Special room discounts are available.

W Shanghai – The Bund
No. 66 Lvshun Road | Shanghai, 200080 China
Phone: (86)(21) 2286 9999

The room discounts have been extended for Greenbuild China attendees until 17:00 CST Sept. 25. They're valid from Oct. 14-20.

Book your room today

Room rates

For Wonderful Room (single or double occupancy): CNY 1,550 (plus taxes and fees) / *$228 (plus taxes and fees)*
*Based on an exchange rate of 1 CNY = 0.15 USD

To reserve your room, select "Greenbuild China 2017 hotel conference rate," or call (86)(21) 2286 9999.

About the venue

W Shanghai — The Bund, built along the bank of the Huangpu River, is within walking distance of the International Cruise Terminal Station of Shanghai Metro’s Line 12, and the Shanghai Railway Station is less than 30 minutes away. The hotel is 11 miles from Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (SHA) and 20 miles from Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG).

Visa requirements

If you require an official letter to obtain a Visa for Greenbuild China, please indicate in the registration form. Additionally, please complete the visa request form. The letter will be issued after the full payment of the registration fee has been received and the form has been completed.

Any additional questions? Explore our Greenbuild China travel and hotel FAQs.