Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, Nov. 14-16, Chicago, IL

  • 14 November 2018 To 16 November 2018
  • Event Host : United States Green Building Council
  • Event Location : McCormick Place Convention Center (West Building), 2301 S King Dr, Chicago, IL, 60616, United States
Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, Nov. 14-16, Chicago, IL
Event Description

Greenbuild is the world's largest conference and expo dedicated to green building. The ideals and passion of the green building community come alive at Greenbuild. The buzz is contagious. Greenbuild brings together industry leaders, experts and frontline professionals dedicated to sustainable building in their everyday work, and a unique energy is sparked. Participants are invigorated. Inspired. They find themselves equipped to return to their jobs with a renewed passion and purpose.

The three-day conference attracts 20,000+ attendees and 600 exhibitors annually from across the green building sector, spanning commercial and residential professionals, architects, building owners and operators, students, advocates and educators

The theme for Greenbuild 2018 is Human By Nature (styled as Human x Nature).

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
-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.

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  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • United States Green Building Council
  • Agenda
    • The 2018 Greenbuild Education Program consists of over 200 sessions, tours, workshops, summits and expo hall educational opportunities throughout the week.

      Greenbuild's 2018 Plenary Speaker will be Amal Clooney, British human rights lawyer and a Visiting Professor at Columbia Law School.

      Seven-time Grammy Award winner Buddy Guy will headline the Greenbuild Celebration. The Celebration takes place on Thursday, November 15 at the Field Museum in downtown Chicago. T

      Monday, November 12:
      Green Building Tours 8 a.m. – noon | 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. | 1 – 5 p.m.
      Workshops 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | 8:30 am. – 5 p.m. | 1 – 5 p.m.

      Tuesday, November 13:
      Summits 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
      Workshops 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. and 1–5 p.m.

      Wednesday, November 14:
      Registration 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
      Opening Plenary 8:30 – 10 a.m.
      Expo Hall, Including Education Labs, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
      Education Sessions - Block A 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
      Education Sessions - Block B 3 - 4 p.m.
      Education Sessions - Block C 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
      Happy Hour in the Hall 5 – 6 p.m.
      Leadership Awards Reception 7 – 9 p.m.

      Thursday, November 15:
      Registration 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
      Education Sessions - Block D 8 – 10 a.m.
      Expo Hall, Including Education Labs, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
      Women in Green Power Luncheon, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
      Education Sessions - Block E 3 –4 p.m.
      Education Sessions - Block F 4:30 –5:30 p.m.
      Passport to Prizes 5:45 –6 p.m.
      Greenbuild Celebration 7 – 11 p.m.

      Friday, November 16:
      Education Sessions - Block G 8 – 9 a.m.
      Education Sessions - Block G 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
      Closing Plenary 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
      Green Building Tours 1:30 – 5:30 p.m.

      Saturday, November 17:
      Green Building Tours 8 a.m. - noon and 1 – 5 p.m.
  • Event type
    • Conference/Expo

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