CONFERENCE & EXPO: NOV. 8-10, 2017


Greenbuild is coming to Boston.

Greenbuild is the world's largest conference and expo dedicated to green building. Be a part of the excitement. Register today.

Greenbuild is a one-of-a-kind event featuring renowned speakers, thought-provoking sessions, LEED workshops, an exhibit hall featuring the largest array of innovative, green building products on the market and much more!

Scholarship applications are now open for Greenbuild Boston 2017. Learn more.


Advancing buildings that are better for the environment is our goal at USGBC, and we're excited to offer a variety of special programs, learning opportunities, events and sessions to help create brighter and healthier spaces to live, work and play.

  • Opening plenary and inspiring keynote speakers
  • Greenbuild Celebration
  • Master series sessions
  • LEED workshops
  • Exhibit hall with groundbreaking green building products and services
  • Local green building tours
  • 150+ educational sessions for credentialing maintenance needs
  • USGBC Leadership Awards
  • The Women in Green Power Breakfast
  • USGBC Leadership Luncheon

The Greenbuild International Conference and Expo is presented by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and owned by Informa Exhibitions.

This year 25,000 attendees are anticipated from across the green building sector, spanning commercial and residential professionals, architects, building owners and operators, students, advocates and educators.

In 2017, Greenbuild is "All In." Our theme encompasses the breadth of the sustainability and green building movement; capturing all people, all sectors, all industries, all buildings, and all cities. We welcome everyone to grow as green building champions, and to do so at Greenbuild.

When we come together at Greenbuild, we are one community of professionals, advocates and practitioners, students and teachers, designers and builders, and everything in between. We invite people from every walk of life, from all over the globe, to learn with us and to help elevate green building principles and practices to the next level. "All In" also describes the depth of commitment we feel to our community and to our mission. We leave no stone unturned in our pursuit of what's next — new technology, new ideas and new ways forward. We are dedicated to transforming the market and changing the way the people all over the world experience buildings.

Important dates

June 2017 Registration opens
September 8, 2017 Early bird discount for registration ends

Signature events and engagement opportunities

Women in Green Power Breakfast, November 9 from 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Women are change agents; in business, in education, in healthcare, in technology and cutting-edge research, in service of our common defense, in government and in our homes. We are the foundation of our country and we are the change. Join us to hear from groundbreaking women who will call upon attendees to speak up, in order to achieve change in the workplace and the country.
Leadership Awards Luncheon, November 9 from 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Each year, the USGBC Leadership Awards Luncheon recognizes outstanding individuals and organizations at the forefront of the green building movement. Distinctions such as the Leadership Award celebrate those who inspire us with their words, actions and passion. Others, such as the Ray Anderson Radical Industrialism Award, highlight manufacturers that display leadership in green building, corporate responsibility and community involvement.
Greenbuild Celebration, November 9 from 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
The signature Greenbuild Celebration is a longstanding tradition that brings the green building community together to celebrate our successes while kicking back to enjoy great entertainment in a high-energy atmosphere. Past entertainment has included Grammy Award-winning artists like Sheryl Crow, Maroon 5, Jon Bon Jovi and Train, and top musical talents like Fitz and the Tantrums and X Ambassadors.
USGBC and GBCI in the Expo Hall, November 8-9 from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Visit with USGBC staff to talk about LEED, USGBC membership, LEED credentials and education. Visit with GBCI staff to talk about LEED, SITES and Parksmart to GRESB, WELL, Zero Waste and Investor Confidence Project.
GBCI Certification Work Zone
Meet one-on-one with a GBCI expert at the Certification Work Zone. Schedule an appointment or drop in to meet with GBCI reviewers and assessors to discuss questions about specific projects or about rating system requirements. In addition to LEED, support is available for GBCI's full suite of rating systems.
Designed specifically for students, Emerging Professionals, and career changers, Greenbuild’s TalentFX features a series of workshops and networking opportunities in a casual, comfortable environment.

Education and workshops

USGBC carefully curates a vast array of education, from workshops to exam prep, to help you achieve your educational and career goals while at Greenbuild. Workshops help you stay ahead of the curve by offering training from qualified experts, including USGBC and GBCI staff. Prepare for anything, from taking the LEED AP exam to GBCI’s newest rating system offerings, or fulfill credential maintenance requirements.

USGBC education updates, November 8-10
A14: GBCI Rating System Rundown
C14: Energy in LEED today and tomorrow
H14: LEED: Practical information on where to start and how to succeed
E14: What LEED reviewers are looking for: Best practices from GBCI
F14: LEED v4 and materials: Interactive session
G14: Understanding water and LEED: from rainwater to metering and everything in between
D14: LEED credit strategies for healthy spaces
Workshops, November 6-7 from 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
LD01 Successful Energy Modeling for LEED Projects 420
LD02 Performance Excellence in Electricity Renewal (PEER) Fundamentals
LD03 The WELL Building Standard from A to Z! How, Why and ROI!
LD04 Exploring the SITES v2 Rating System for Sustainable Land Design and Development
LD05 ParkSmart: An Introductory Workshop for Certifying Parking Structures
LD06 EDGE Technical Workshop
LD07 USZWBC - ZWBA Scorecard Training Course
LD11 Integrative Process: Way More than Just a LEED Credit!
LD12 LEED Project Management
LD13 LEED AP BD+C Exam Prep Workshop
LD14 LEED O+M: Rating System Overview and Exam Prep
LD16 Understanding the WELL Building Standard
LD17 Understanding the WELL Building Standard
LD18 LEED Green Associate Exam Preparation Workshop for LEED v4
LD20 EDGE Auditor Candidate Workshop

Greenbuild Summits

Communities & Affordable Homes Summit, November 7 from 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
The Communities & Affordable Homes Summit will focus on the development of vibrant, sustainable communities through the lenses of resilience, social equity, health and economic opportunity. Community and sustainability leaders will join together for a day of knowledge sharing and problem solving with the goal of expediting the economic, social, and ecological health and vitality of all communities.
WaterBuild: The water summit at Greenbuild, November 7 from 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
At WaterBuild 2017, some of the brightest minds in the fields of resilient and sustainable community planning, water cycle management, risk mitigation, and green building, will come together to connect and explore what lies ahead at the nexus of water and building.
International Summit, November 7 from 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
As we expand our scope beyond buildings, and look at cities as a whole, it is vital that we understand how to develop, integrate, and accelerate sustainable change for our cities. The 2017 International Summit will bring together leaders from around the globe who are leading the way to create smart and sustainable cities. We will explore and highlight the key pillars that define cities: energy, infrastructure, investment, government, and people, and review the projects, policies, practices, technologies and actions being used to drive innovation at the city scale.

Expo and Sponsors

As an exhibitor or sponsor, you can engage with more than 25,000 green building industry leaders, experts and practitioners from around the world. Exhibitors bring innovative products to attendees who are ready ready to learn, network and do business; sponsors make it possible for Greenbuild to offer the high-caliber programs and events that are the hallmark of the event. Learn more about becoming an exhibitor or sponsor.