Greenbuild Chicago 2018

The green building industry event of the year
November 14-16 | McCormick Place, Chicago

Apply by Feb. 16 to be part of our Greenbuild tours. Learn more »

Greenbuild Chicago

The green building industry event of the year.

Greenbuild is the world's largest conference and expo dedicated to green building.

Renowned speakers

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

Engaging sessions

Greenbuild offers LEED workshops, education sessions, green building tours & summits. Learn more »

Invaluable networking

Connect with green building experts at our Signature Events, and exchange strategies and solutions.

Interactive exhibit hall
Greenbuild is where you can learn about the latest green products, services and technologies to take your building projects to the next level.

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About Greenbuild

Where the green building community unites.

Better buildings are our legacy at USGBC, and we're excited to offer a variety of special programs, learning opportunities, events and sessions.

Greenbuild features

  • Greenbuild Celebration
  • USGBC Leadership Awards
  • Women in Green Power Breakfast
  • USGBC Leadership Luncheon
Green building education
  • Opening plenary & keynote speakers
  • Master series sessions
  • LEED workshops
  • Local green building tours
  • 150+ educational sessions
  • Groundbreaking green products

About Greenbuild

The Greenbuild International Conference and Expo is presented by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and owned by Informa Exhibitions. Tens of thousands of attendees gather at the conference every year from across the green building sector, spanning commercial and residential professionals, architects, building owners and operators, students, advocates and educators.

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Education, tours & workshops

Get the latest LEED & green building research.

USGBC carefully curates a vast array of education to help you achieve your educational and career goals while at Greenbuild. Our workshops help you stay ahead of the curve by offering training from qualified experts, including USGBC and GBCI staff.

Greenbuild Summits

Communities & Affordable Homes Summit
The Communities & Affordable Homes Summit focuses 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
At WaterBuild, 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
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.


Every year, Greenbuild offers attendees the chance to tour local sustainable buildings and neighborhoods. Apply for your project to be a featured stop during one of our tours in Chicago.

Applications are due Friday, Feb. 16.

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Expo & sponsors

Empower your brand & generate new business leads at Greenbuild.

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.