Frequently asked questions




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 information

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

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 information

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

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

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 information

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

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.

What's the process like to submit a session proposal or reviewer application?

Thanks for your interest in participating in Greenbuild India as a session speaker or reviewer! The 2017 Call for Proposals and Reviewers has now closed.

The 2018 Call for Proposals and Reviewers will open this November.

Review process

Submitted proposals are reviewed by the Working Group and Greenbuild staff, with the generous help of volunteers. This process results in the final educational program.

  • Round one: Volunteers review and rate all proposals on a quantitative scale.
  • Round two: Working Group determines the final education program.

A special thank you to the Greenbuild India 2017 Program Working Group:

  • Ashok Lall, ASHOK B. LALL ARCHITECTS
  • Hemant Patel, MEDA
  • M Selvarasu, LEAD Consultancy and Engineering Services (India) Private Ltd
  • R Subramanian, Saint-Gobain India Pvt Ltd
  • Rajat Malhotra, JLL
  • Shabbir Kanchwala, K Raheja Corp
  • Sumit Gandhi, ABEC
  • Tanmay Tathagat, Environmental Design Solutions (EDS)
  • Sandhya Patil, Environmental Design Solutions (EDS)
  • Deepa Sathiaram, En3 Sustainability Solutions
  • Mili Majumdar, GBCI
  • Poorva Keskar, VKe-environmental