OCTOBER 23-24, 2019 | SHANGHAI

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Greenbuild China is the flagship event for sustainability professionals and is a celebration of the intersection of humanity and the built environment.

inspiring keynotes

Inspiring speakers

Hear from leaders on their vision about the future of green building in China.


Cutting-edge education

Get the latest green building and LEED case studies, and earn continuing education hours at our educational sessions.

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Invaluable networking experience

Meet other industry leaders and professionals during workshops and sessions to build business relationships and exchange strategies and solutions.

More about Greenbuild

Greenbuild is where the green building community unites

Founded in 2002, Greenbuild started in the U.S. and brings together every year industry leaders, experts and frontline professionals dedicated to sustainable building.

China is a leader in green building, ranking first among the Top 10 Countries and Regions for LEED green building, outside the U.S., with 68 square meters of LEED space certified per person in 2018. Greenbuild China is where you can learn about current case studies and best practices to elevate your business; connect with sustainability experts; and see innovative technologies and products firsthand.

Greenbuild China is presented by U.S. Green Building Council. Any questions? Explore our 2017 Post Show Report (pdf) and Greenbuild China FAQs.

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

Why you should attend

  • Hundreds of building professionals from all over the world will come together at Greenbuild China for outstanding educational sessions, renowned speakers and special seminars.
  • Greenbuild will feature keynote speakers from the region, as well as an extensive master series where the best and the brightest speakers are addressing issues of our time.
  • It’s the one stop shop to fulfilling your professional credentials including your LEED Green Associate, LEED AP or AIA credential. LEED credential holders can earn CE hours for LEED professional credential maintenance through the 6 educational offerings
  • Greenbuild is the place to network – attendees cite that the networking experience is one of the top reasons they attend Greenbuild every year. Greenbuild has something for everyone.
  • Greenbuild is classified as a major event for the construction industry, according to conference attendee surveys year over year.
  • Greenbuild attendees refer to Greenbuild as inspiring and a place to go to see innovation in the green building industry.

Past Speakers

Opening Plenary

Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018

Every story about a building is a story about people. During the Opening Plenary, attendees heard from leaders representing a variety of sectors who shared their vision for green building in the greater China market.

Keynote speaker


Mahesh Ramanujam

President and CEO, U.S. Green Building Council and Green Business Certification Inc.

Special guests and panelists

Jeff Graham

Hon. Jeff Graham

Deputy Consul General, U.S. Consulate, Shanghai, China

Madam Ada Fung

Madam Ada Fung

Director, Hong Kong Green Building Council

Gu Jianping

Gu Jianping

Board Member and General Manager of Shanghai Tower Construction and Development Co., Ltd.

Michael Liu

Michael Liu

Vice President & Chief Operations Officer, TAIPEI 101 Tower

Hiwoong Noh

Hiwoong Noh

Managing Director, Asset Management, Lotte Property & Development Company

Tony Tang

Tony Tang

Deputy Director of Architectural Design of Sun Hung Kai Architects and Engineers Ltd.


Session proposals

Deadline: 8 p.m. CST, April 10
We are now accepting session proposals for the 2019 Greenbuild China Conference. The final program will be announced in June. For any questions, please see the resources below or email us at greenbuildchina@usgbc.org.

Submission tips and resources

Before starting your application, we recommend reviewing our documents below:

Application timeline

  • Tuesday, Mar 5: Call opens for session proposals and peer reviewer applications
  • Wednesday, Apr 10: Deadline for session proposals and peer reviewer applications
  • Monday, Apr 15: Accepted peer reviewers begin review process
  • June: Notifications sent to accepted session proposals

2018 Sessions

Note: This schedule is subject to change without notice


Greenbuild 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.

Human x Nature represents how the green building movement embraces all of humanity by making sustainable buildings and environments accessible to everyone, and in doing so, benefits the natural environment all around us. We are helping people understand their role in protecting and preserving the natural environment and leveraging the built environment to: enhance human health and wellbeing, ensure resiliency, mitigate climate change, enhance community and social equity, restore and protect our ecosystems, enhance building efficiency and performance, and promote sustainable design. The future of the human race is interlaced with the future of the planet, and the sustainable practices we celebrate and advance at Greenbuild remind us that our success as sustainability advocates, practitioners and professionals is more than a movement, it is a responsibility.

2018 Post Show Report


Greenbuild China offered volunteer opportunities for full-time students and young professionals under the age of 25. In exchange for (5) five hours of volunteer work, volunteers received (1) one complimentary Full Conference Pass to attend the conference. It was an exciting opportunity for students and emerging professionals to gain hands-on volunteer experience and network with greenbuilding leaders.

Registration packages

Guests attended Greenbuild China for two groundbreaking days of Chinese and international speakers, invaluable networking opportunities, industry showcases and workshops on the LEED green building program and GBCI's newest programs.