Conference: Oct. 17-18
Shanghai, China | W Shanghai — The Bund
Greenbuild China

The green building industry event of the year.

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.

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Inspiring keynotes
Opening plenary to feature IWBI Chairman & CEO Rick Fedrizzi. Hear from industry leaders on their vision about the future of green building. Learn more.

Invaluable networking
Meet other industry leaders and professionals at the Greenbuild China Celebration, and celebrate female leaders in sustainability at the Women in Green Power Breakfast. Learn more about our special events.

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Robust sessions
Get the latest green building research, and earn continuing education hours. Explore our conference sessions.

About Greenbuild

Where the green building community unites.

Greenbuild is the world's largest conference & expo for green building.

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.

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

Important dates

Registration is now open for Greenbuild China.

July Registration open
September 22 Early bird discount for registration ends

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Special events

Maximize your experience at our special events.

Opening Plenary, Tuesday, Oct. 17: 8:30-10:30

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.

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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.

Leadership Luncheon, Tuesday, Oct. 17: 12:00-13:45

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:

  • Dr Raymond Yau, General Manager, Technical Services & Sustainable Development | SWIRE Properties
  • Mr. Charlie Peng, Managing Director, Asset Services | Limetree Capital
  • Mr. Alan To, Senior Director, Property Management | Tishman Speyer
  • Ms. Cheng Ming, General Manager, Product Design & Development Center | CapitaLand China

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.

Celebration, Tuesday, Oct. 17: 17:30- 20:30
On the close of the first day, attendees will be invited to join in a celebration of green building, connect with peers and make new connections.
Women in Green Power Breakfast, Wednesday, Oct. 18: 7:30- 9:00

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:

  • What is leadership in today’s market?
  • How do successful women lead and not manage?
  • What’s the measure of success?
  • How do you build your community and leverage it?

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Awards Ceremony & Luncheon, Wednesday, Oct. 18: 11:30- 13:30
The 2017 Greenbuild China closing ceremony will honor the individuals and organizations who have made a commitment to green building, with special acknowledgements for local LEED and WELL credentialed professionals, those who have supported projects and the annual Leadership Awards.

Greenbuild schedule

Plan your Greenbuild itinerary.

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

Any additional questions? Explore our Greenbuild China education and events FAQs.

*Note: Schedule is subject to change without notice.

Breakout sessions

Get the latest green building research, and earn continuing education hours at Greenbuild China

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Become a sponsor today to empower your brand and generate new leads.

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:

Yi Wen, Marketing Communications Manager, China
USGBC | | +86 21 6196 2988*4020

Thank you to our 2017 Greenbuild China sponsors.

Premier Sponsor



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Thank you to our 2017 Greenbuild China partners.

Urban Land Institute
Urban Land Institute

Travel & hotel

Special room discounts are available.

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.

Book your room today

Room rates

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.

About the venue

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).

Visa requirements

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.