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Greenbuild

Nov. 14-16, 2018 | Chicago

General conference

What is Greenbuild?

The Greenbuild International Conference is owned by Informa PLC and presented by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the developers of the LEED green building program. Greenbuild provides a forum for the green building community to unite, change lives, revolutionize business, and address our world’s most pressing problems.

Founded in 2002, Greenbuild brings together industry leaders, experts and frontline professionals dedicated to sustainable building, making Greenbuild the ideal space to learn about groundbreaking green building products, services and technologies.

In 2018, Greenbuild will head to Chicago to feature high profile celebrities, activists and political figures working together to promote the ideals and interests of the green building movement.

Where is Greenbuild?

Greenbuild 2018 will be held in Chicago at the McCormick Place (West Building).

What are the conference dates?

Nov. 14-16, 2018

What is the recommended attire for the conference?

Overall, the conference is business casual. Special events, such as the Leadership Awards Luncheon, are more formal and you'll see more business attire.

What are Greenbuild’s environmental sustainability initiatives?

The Greenbuild sustainability program addresses environmental impact through seven objectives: move toward a zero waste event; increase stakeholder education and engagement; improve sustainable sourcing; improve performance tracking; reduce greenhouse gas emissions; positively impact communities; and catalyze the advancement of green building initiatives and sustainable initiatives within the hospitality industry.

As a five-time winner of the IMEX-GMIC Green Meetings award, we are committed to raising the bar in sustainable events each year and are pleased to announce the release of the 2016 Sustainability Report. The comprehensive report details the sustainability programs implemented for the 2016 event, through a review of all objectives, goals and best practices. Case studies provide detailed overviews of sustainable strategies and initiatives, including waste diversion, attendee and stakeholder engagement, the impact of water, performance tracking improvements and community advancements.

Download the 2016 Sustainability Report.

Registration

How much does Greenbuild cost?

Pricing will be released soon. For the latest news about Greenbuild Chicago, we recommend subscribing to our emails.

Is press registration available for Greenbuild?

Yes, those interested in registering as working press for Greenbuild can visit the media section for more information. For information on USGBC and LEED, or to schedule interviews with USGBC executives during Greenbuild please visit: http://newsroom.usgbc.org/.

Education & events

What types of tracks and sessions can I expect?

Greenbuild tracks include a variety of green building topics from general LEED sessions to in-depth technical sessions on materials, water, energy, site selection and planning, human health and performance. Greenbuild educational sessions are worth continuing education hours, which can be applied toward credential maintenance of the LEED AP, the LEED Green Associate and other industry credentials.

What are the scheduled events for Greenbuild Chicago?

More information to come soon. In the meantime, we recommend subscribing to our emails for the latest news.



Greenbuild China

October 2018 | Shanghai

General conference

What is Greenbuild?

The Greenbuild International Conference is presented by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the developers of the LEED green building program. Greenbuild provides a forum for the green building community to unite, change lives, revolutionize business, and address our world’s most pressing problems.

Founded in 2002, Greenbuild brings together industry leaders, experts and frontline professionals dedicated to sustainable building, making Greenbuild the ideal space to learn about groundbreaking green building products, services and technologies.

Where is Greenbuild China?

The location for Greenbuild China 2018 will be announced soon. The 2017 show was held In Shanghai, China, at the W Shanghai — The Bund. For the latest news about Greenbuild China, we recommend subscribing to our emails.

What are the conference dates?

Dates for Greenbuild China 2018 will be announced soon. For the latest news about Greenbuild China, we recommend subscribing to our emails.

What are the conference hours?

We'll announce conference hours soon. For the latest news about Greenbuild China, we recommend subscribing to our emails.

What is the recommended attire for the conference?

Overall, the conference is business attire.

What are Greenbuild’s environmental sustainability initiatives?

The Greenbuild sustainability program addresses environmental impact through seven objectives: move toward a zero waste event; increase stakeholder education and engagement; improve sustainable sourcing; improve performance tracking; reduce greenhouse gas emissions; positively impact communities; and catalyze the advancement of green building initiatives and sustainable initiatives within the hospitality industry.

As a five-time winner of the IMEX-GMIC Green Meetings award, we are committed to raising the bar in sustainable events each year and are pleased to announce the release of the 2016 Sustainability Report. The comprehensive report details the sustainability programs implemented for the 2016 event, through a review of all objectives, goals and best practices.

Case studies provide detailed overviews of sustainable strategies and initiatives, including waste diversion, attendee and stakeholder engagement, the impact of water, performance tracking improvements and community advancements.

Download our 2016 Sustainability Report.

Registration

How do I register?

Registration will be announced soon for Greenbuild China 2018. For the latest news about Greenbuild China, we recommend subscribing to our emails.

How much does Greenbuild China cost?

Pricing will be released soon. For the latest news about Greenbuild China, we recommend subscribing to our emails.

Education & events

How do I submit a session proposal for Greenbuild China?

Session proposals must be submitted online by 8:00 p.m. China Standard Time (CST) on Friday, March 2, 2018.

Session priority topics

  • Economics of green
  • Site, civil and landscape
  • Sustainable cities and development

Resources & application tips

  1. Review our Call for Proposals document: This document covers presentation topics, submission requirements and the scoring criteria used by our peer reviewers.
  2. Download our Education Session Submittal Guide: This includes detailed instructions and submission tips.
  3. Read our Program Policies: These cover presenter rules and regulations.
Who should I contact if I have a question about the Call for Session Proposals?

For any questions about the open call for session proposals, email us at gbchinaedu@usgbc.org.

I’m having issues with submitting my session proposal online. Who should I contact?

For any technical questions about the submittal website, please email help@conferenceabstracts.com.

How do I become a peer reviewer for Greenbuild China?

All interested applicants must complete our online application by 8:00 p.m. China Standard Time (CST) on Friday, March 2, 2018.

Resources & application tips

Review our Call for Reviewers document: These cover submission requirements and additional details about becoming a Greenbuild China peer reviewer.

Any additional questions?

Email us at gbchinaedu@usgbc.org.

What types of tracks and sessions can I expect?

Greenbuild China tracks include a variety of green building topics from general LEED sessions to in-depth technical sessions on materials, water, energy, site selection and planning, human health and performance. View past educational sessions here: http://greenbuild.usgbc.org/china/program.

What are the scheduled events for Greenbuild China?

In addition to the pre-conference workshops and sessions there are also special signature events including the opening and closing plenary and keynote speakers, the Women in Green Power Breakfast and the Greenbuild China Celebration. For the latest news about Greenbuild China, we recommend subscribing to our emails.


Greenbuild India

Nov. 15-18, 2018 | Mumbai

Additional questions about Greenbuild India? Contact us at info@greenbuildindia.in or (+) 91 97735 58328.

General conference

What is Greenbuild?

The Greenbuild International Conference and Expo is presented by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the developers of the LEED green building program and ABEC Exhibitions & Conferences PVT. LTD. Greenbuild is the world’s largest green building exposition of its type, providing a forum for the green building community to unite, change lives, revolutionize business, and address our world’s most pressing problems.

Founded in 2002, Greenbuild brings together industry leaders, experts and frontline professionals dedicated to sustainable building, making Greenbuild the ideal space to learn about groundbreaking green building products, services and technologies.

Greenbuild India had its inaugural show Nov. 2-5, 2017, in Mumbai, India. It was co-presented with ABEC Exhibitions & Conferences PVT. LTD., featuring high profile celebrities, activists and political figures working together to promote the ideals and interests of the green building movement.

Where is Greenbuild India?

The location for Greenbuild India 2018 will be announced soon. In the meantime, sign up for our emails to get the latest announcements about the show.

What are the conference dates?

2018 dates for Greenbuild India will be announced soon. In the meantime, sign up for our emails to get the latest announcements about the show.

What are Greenbuild’s environmental sustainability initiatives?

The Greenbuild sustainability program addresses environmental impact through seven objectives: move toward a zero waste event; increase stakeholder education and engagement; improve sustainable sourcing; improve performance tracking; reduce greenhouse gas emissions; positively impact communities; and catalyze the advancement of green building initiatives and sustainable initiatives within the hospitality industry.

As a five-time winner of the IMEX-GMIC Green Meetings award, we are committed to raising the bar in sustainable events each year and are pleased to announce the release of the 2016 Sustainability Report. The comprehensive report details the sustainability programs implemented for the 2016 event, through a review of all objectives, goals and best practices. Case studies provide detailed overviews of sustainable strategies and initiatives, including waste diversion, attendee and stakeholder engagement, the impact of water, performance tracking improvements and community advancements.

Download our 2016 Sustainability Report.

What is the recommended attire for the conference?

Overall, the conference is business casual. Special events are more formal and you'll see more business attire.

Registration

How much does Greenbuild India cost?

Registration information and pricing for Greenbuild India 2018 will be announced soon. In the meantime, sign up for our emails to get the latest announcements about the show.

How do I register?

2018 registration information for Greenbuild India will be announced soon. In the meantime, sign up for our emails to get the latest announcements about the show.

Education & events

How do I submit a session proposal for Greenbuild India?

Session proposals must be submitted online by 8:00 p.m. India Standard Time (IST) on Friday, March 2, 2018.

Session priority topics

  • Affordable housing
  • Building performance
  • Health and well-being
  • Sustainable cities & development
  • Waste management

Resources & application tips

  1. Review our Call for Proposals document: This document covers presentation topics, submission requirements and the scoring criteria used by our peer reviewers.
  2. Download our Education Session Submittal Guide: This includes detailed instructions and submission tips.
  3. Read our Program Policies: These cover presenter rules and regulations.
Who should I contact if I have a question about the Call for Session Proposals?

For any sessions regarding the open call for session proposals, email us at gbindiaedu@usgbc.org.

I’m having issues with submitting my session proposal online. Who should I contact?

For any technical questions about the submittal website, please email help@conferenceabstracts.com.

How do I become a peer reviewer for Greenbuild India?

All interested applicants must complete our online application by 8:00 p.m. India Standard Time (IST) on Friday, March 2, 2018.

Resources & application tips

Review our Call for Reviewers document: These cover submission requirements and additional details about becoming a Greenbuild China peer reviewer. 

Any additional questions?

Email us at gbindiaedu@usgbc.org.

What type of tracks and sessions can I expect?

Greenbuild India tracks include a variety of green building topics from general LEED sessions to in-depth technical sessions on materials, water, energy, site selection and planning, human health and performance. You can earn continuing education hours at the conference, which can be applied toward credential maintenance of the LEED AP, the LEED Green Associate and other industry credentials. Our 2018 program will be announced soon. In the meantime, sign up for our emails to get the latest announcements about the show. View previous breakout sessions: http://greenbuild.usgbc.org/india/program.



Greenbuild Mexico

June 19-21, 2018 | Mexico City

General conference

What is Greenbuild?

The Greenbuild International Conference is presented by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the developers of the LEED green building program. Greenbuild provides a forum for the green building community to unite, change lives, revolutionize business, and address our world’s most pressing problems.

Founded in 2002, Greenbuild brings together industry leaders, experts and frontline professionals dedicated to sustainable building, making Greenbuild the ideal space to learn about groundbreaking green building products, services and technologies.

Where is Greenbuild Mexico?

The location for Greenbuild Mexico 2018 will be announced soon. For the latest news about Greenbuild Mexico, we recommend subscribing to our emails.

What are the conference dates?

Greenbuild Mexico will be held June 19-21, 2018.

What are the conference hours?

We'll announce conference hours soon. For the latest news about Greenbuild Mexico, we recommend subscribing to our emails.

What is the recommended attire for the conference?

Overall, the conference is business attire.

What are Greenbuild’s environmental sustainability initiatives?

The Greenbuild sustainability program addresses environmental impact through seven objectives: move toward a zero waste event; increase stakeholder education and engagement; improve sustainable sourcing; improve performance tracking; reduce greenhouse gas emissions; positively impact communities; and catalyze the advancement of green building initiatives and sustainable initiatives within the hospitality industry.

As a five-time winner of the IMEX-GMIC Green Meetings award, we are committed to raising the bar in sustainable events each year and are pleased to announce the release of the 2016 Sustainability Report. The comprehensive report details the sustainability programs implemented for the 2016 event, through a review of all objectives, goals and best practices.

Case studies provide detailed overviews of sustainable strategies and initiatives, including waste diversion, attendee and stakeholder engagement, the impact of water, performance tracking improvements and community advancements.

Download our 2016 Sustainability Report.

Registration

How do I register?

Registration will be announced soon for Greenbuild Mexico 2018. For the latest news about Greenbuild Mexico, we recommend subscribing to our emails.

How much does Greenbuild Mexico cost?

Pricing will be released soon. For the latest news about Greenbuild Mexico, we recommend subscribing to our emails.

Education & events

How do I submit a session proposal for Greenbuild Mexico?

Session proposals must be submitted online by 4:00 p.m. Cuidad de Mexico (CDMX) on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018. 

Session priority topics

  • Health and well-being
  • Materials
  • Resilience

Resources & application tips

  1. Review our Call for Proposals document: This document covers presentation topics, submission requirements and the scoring criteria used by our peer reviewers.
  2. Download our Education Session Submittal Guide: This includes detailed instructions and submission tips.
  3. Read our Program Policies: These cover presenter rules and regulations.
Who should I contact if I have a question about the Call for Session Proposals?

For any sessions regarding the open call for session proposals, email us at greenbuildmexico@usgbc.org.

I’m having issues with submitting my session proposal online. Who should I contact?

For any technical questions about the submittal website, please email help@conferenceabstracts.com.

How do I become a peer reviewer for Greenbuild Mexico?

All interested applicants must complete our online application by 4:00 p.m. Cuidad de Mexico (CDMX) on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018.

Resources & application tips

Review our Call for Reviewers document: These cover submission requirements and additional details about becoming a Greenbuild Mexico peer reviewer.

Any additional questions?

Email us at greenbuildmexico@usgbc.org.

What types of tracks and sessions can I expect?

Greenbuild Mexico tracks will include a variety of green building topics from general LEED sessions to in-depth technical sessions on materials, water, energy, site selection and planning, human health and performance.