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.
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.
|September 22||Early bird discount for registration ends|
The Opening Plenary will feature an acknowledgement of some of Greater China’s most notable green building projects followed by the keynote address from Rick Fedrizzi, Chairman & CEO, International WELL Building Institute that will set the tone as attendees move forward into education sessions led by leaders in their field.
About Rick Fedrizzi
Rick Fedrizzi joined the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) as chairman and CEO in 2016, bringing his global environmental track record and keen business insight to IWBI’s work to advance human health through better buildings and communities. He also is founding chair of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and former CEO of both USGBC and of Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), nonprofit organizations that promote high-performing buildings and communities. During his tenure, LEED became the world’s most widely used green building rating system.
Rick co-founded USGBC while serving as the environmental marketing officer at UTC’s Carrier Corporation, where he served for more than 25 years. A native of Syracuse, New York, with an MBA from Syracuse University, he serves on numerous boards and advisory councils, including the Center for Health and the Global Environment at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; View, Inc., and Global Green. A sought-after speaker and popular Huffington Post thought leader, his book Greenthink: How Profit Can Save the Planet won a prestigious EPPY award for Public Affairs in 2015.
Mahesh Ramanujam, President and CEO, U.S. Green Building Council and Green Business Certification Inc., will provide the keynote address. Sam Xie, Head of Research, CBRE China, will present findings from the 2017 China Green Building White Paper. This event will also include a dialogue featuring the unique perspective of the region’s top developers, including:
About Mahesh Ramanujam
In his dual roles as President and CEO of USGBC and GBCI, Mahesh leads hundreds of employees worldwide and thousands of volunteers to help realize USGBC and GBCI’s mission and vision. He has a wide range of expertise, including organizational leadership, consensus building and negotiation, global business and market development, marketing and communications, technological innovation and enterprise platform development, and organizational excellence.
Before becoming CEO of USGBC, he served as Chief Operations Officer and Chief Information Officer, respectively. Prior to joining GBCI, Mahesh was COO of Emergys Corp., a business technology-consulting firm that leverages emerging technologies to deliver business transformation to its clients. Over a period of 11 years, Mahesh successfully led various business transformation programs at IBM and Lenovo. He is a member of International WELL Building Institute's Advisory Council and GRESB's Board of Directors. He graduated from India’s Annamalai University with a degree in Computer Engineering.
This meeting celebrates the women in our industry who have emerged as great sustainability leaders and their legacy in shaping the green building movement and the new leaders.
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:
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
Keynote speaker: Rick Fedrizzi, IWBI Chairman and CEO
|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|
|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|
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:
Travel & hotel
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.
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.
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).
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.