Greenbuild Virtual, International Conference and Expo, November 10-12

  • 10 November 2020 To 12 November 2020
  • Event Host : United States Green Building Council (USGBC)
Greenbuild Conference and Expo
Event Description

Greenbuild International Conference and Expo is one of the largest annual events for green building professionals worldwide to learn and source leading edge solutions to improve resilience, sustainability, and quality of life in our buildings, cities, and communities.  Top Greenbuild goals include faciliating and cultivating inspiration and relationships, exchanging knowledge, and developing the next generation of standards, policies, and partnerships to turn the promise of a higher living standard into a reality for all.

Greenbuild is for professionals in architecture, construction, engineering, planning, and interior design who depend on thoughtful and ethical solutions which promote wellness and resiliency in construction and urban development.

Greenbuild has also included this year a 4 - event series running Sept 10 – Nov 12, culminating with the main event November 10-12.  Events include: 

Green Business Summit – September 10

  • Updating the Developer’s Business Case for Green Buildings
  • Big Ideas Beyond Expedia’s Waterfront Campus in Seattle, WA

Resilience Summit – October 1

  • Resilience: How to Have “The Talk” With Your Clients
  • Gaming for Equity & Resilience: Raising the Living Standard

Global Health & Wellness Summit – October 22

  • Material Changes: Strategies to Create Healthier Buildings
  • Harvard CogFx Study: Global Lessons from Healthy Buildings

Greenbuild International Conference  & Expo – November 10-12

  • The Carbon Diet: Approaches for Reducing Embodied Carbon
  • On-Demand: Sustainability Agile: Designing the Art School of the Future
  • And many more!



USGBC is committed to a prosperous and sustainable future through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. USGBC works toward its mission of market transformation through its LEED green building program, robust educational offerings, a nationwide network of chapters and affiliates, the annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, the Center for Green Schools and advocacy in support of public policy that encourages and enables green buildings and communities.

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • United States Green Building Council (USGBC)
  • Speakers / Presenters
    • Select Keynote Speakers include:

      (To view all Greenbuild Speakers:

      Greenbuild International Conference + Expo Tuesday Keynote
      Tuesday, November 10
      Time: 11am – 12pm, CST

      Christiana Figueres
      Founding Partner at Global Optimism

      Ms. Figueres is credited with forging a new brand of collaborative diplomacy. Most notably, during her tenure as Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework on Climate Change from 2010 – 2016, Ms. Figures brought together national and sub-national governments, corporations, activists, financial institutions and NGO’s to jointly deliver the historic Paris Agreement on climate change in which 195 sovereign nations agreed on a collaborative path forward to limit future global warming to protect the most vulnerable.

      Greenbuild International Conference + Expo Wednesday Keynote:
      Julia Watson
      Landscape designer and educator

      Julia Watson is a leading expert on indigenous technologies. Her bestselling book with Taschen, Lo-TEK: Design by Radical Indigenism has been featured in The New York Times, The Guardian, Monocle, Architectural Digest, and more. Regularly teaching at Harvard and Columbia University, Julia’s studio work involves landscape and urban design, along with public speaking and consulting with brands on sustainability. In her studio, she collaborates a horticulturist as Watson Salembier, with a focus on rewilding and has just completed the summer gardens for Rockefeller Center using a native plant palette inspired by the American meadow.

      Greenbuild International Conference + Expo Wednesday Keynote:
      Kotchakorn Voraakhom

      Kotchakorn Voraakhom is a landscape architect from Thailand who works on building productive green public space that tackles climate change in urban dense area and climate vulnerable communities. On a mission to save her hometown from flood, rising sea levels and climate change, Voraakhom has founded landscape architecture design firm Landprocess and Porous City Network, a social enterprise working to solve urban environmental problems and increase urban resilience across Southeast Asia by aiding, engaging and educating climate-vulnerable communities about productive landscape design.

      After Thailand suffered its worst flooding in its history in 2011, Voraakhom set out to populate the Thai capital with climate-resilient green spaces as buffers against the annual tempests. After winning a contract to build Bangkok’s first public park in three decades, she created an 11-acre “thirsty” plot capable of absorbing 1 million gallons of water through a combination of sloped gardens, wetlands and a retention pond. This park, the Chulalongkorn Centenary Park gives Bangkok a spark of aspiration in how the city can choose to address its threatened future while allowing new landscape architecture strategies to emerge.
  • Event type
    • Online/Webinar

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