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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

Oct. 23-24, 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?

Greenbuild China 2018 will be held at Shanghai Tower.

What are the conference dates?

Greenbuild China 2018 will be held from October 23-24.

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?

Thanks for your interest in participating in the conference! Our call for session proposals and peer reviewers ended March 16.

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?

Thanks for your interest in participating in the conference! Our call for session proposals and peer reviewers ended March 16. For any technical questions about the submittal website, please email help@conferenceabstracts.com.

How do I become a peer reviewer for Greenbuild China?

Thanks for your interest in participating in the conference! Our call for session proposals and peer reviewers ended March 16.

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?

Thanks for your interest in participating in the conference! Our call for session proposals and peer reviewers ended March 16.

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?

Thanks for your interest in participating in the conference! Our call for session proposals and peer reviewers ended March 16. For any technical questions about the submittal website, please email help@conferenceabstracts.com.

How do I become a peer reviewer for Greenbuild India?

Thanks for your interest in participating in the conference! Our call for session proposals and peer reviewers ended March 16.

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?

Register for Greenbuild Mexico online here, and view our conference packages. Early bird rates end June 1. During registration, you can select from the following options:

  • Pre-conference workshops
  • Daily conference pass (one-day access)
  • Full conference pass (two-day access)
  • Add-on packages, including the Women in Green Breakfast, Greenbuild Celebration and green building tours

Special discounts are available for USGBC and SUMe members, for groups of 10 or more from a single company and for conference speakers. Learn how you can become a USGBC member and SUMe member.

How much does Greenbuild Mexico cost?

A full conference pass (which includes two-day access and a ticket to the Greenbuild Celebration) starts at $400 USD/MXN 7,450 under the early bird rates.

View our registration page for full pricing details for conference passes, workshops and green building tours.

When is the early bird deadline for registration?

Friday, June 1

How do I cancel/get a refund for my registration?

Cancellations received on or before June 5, 2018 will be refunded 80 percent of all fees paid. After June 5, 2018, no refunds will be made for any cancellations or no-shows (this includes conference registration, workshops or optional events such as the Celebration or Women in Green).

Substitutions may be made without penalty at any time before checking into registration at Greenbuild. A request must be made in writing to greenbuildmexico@usgbc.org and include all details (names of registrants and contact details) for substitution to be processed.

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, Feb. 2, 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, Feb. 2, 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.



Greenbuild Europe

April 17-18, 2018 | Berlin

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 will Greenbuild Europe be held?

Greenbuild Europe will be held in Berlin, Germany, at the Radisson Blu Hotel and Meeting Center. Learn more about the venue and travel.

What are the conference dates?

Greenbuild Europe will be held April 17–18. April 16 will feature pre-conference workshops.

Schedule at a Glance

Monday April 16 – Pre-Conference Workshops*

Tuesday- April 17 – Greenbuild Europe, including Opening Plenary, Education Sessions, Certification Work Zone and the Greenbuild Celebration*

Wednesday April 18 – Greenbuild Europe including Women in Green*, Education Sessions, Certification Work Zone and Closing Plenary

* additional registration required

View the schedule

What is the recommended attire for the conference?

Overall, the conference is business attire.

Registration

How much does Greenbuild Europe cost?

The cost for registration starts at €350 for Daily Conference passes and €600 for Full Conference passes when purchased by March 21, 2018. View all registration packages and pricing

How do I register?

Register for Greenbuild Europe by visiting: http://greenbuild.usgbc.org/europe/registration

 

Registration is now open for individuals and groups for Greenbuild Europe 2018.

During registration, you can select from the following options:

  • Pre-conference workshops (April 16)
  • Daily conference pass (April 17 or 18)
  • Two-day pass (April 17 and 18)
  • Add-on packages, including the Women in Green Breakfast and Greenbuild Celebration

Special rates are available for groups of 10 or more attendees from a single company. Contact us for details.

Register by March 21, 2018 to for early bird rates.

Education & events

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

In addition to attending Greenbuild Europe, there is the opportunity to engage with Greenbuild on a deeper level as a presenter or as part of the review team for sessions.

Important dates:

  • December 15, 2017— Call for session proposals and peer reviewers closes
  • January-February 2018— Review of session proposals
  • Late February 2018— Notifications sent for accepted proposals
What types of tracks and sessions can I expect?

Greenbuild Europe 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.