- by: Erica Berry
- in Uncategorized
Just a few weeks away from commencement, the 13th annual Greenbuild Conference, held this year in New Orleans Oct.22-24, gathers the best of the best in the building industry in the spirit of collaboration and working toward a brighter future – and we’re going to be there!
Our US Builders Review team will be on the expo floor (Oct. 22-23) connecting you with our 2014 Editor’s Choice winners, which represent the most innovative businesses and the brightest of thousands of industry leaders, experts and professionals dedicated to sustainable building in their everyday work.
Connecting Green Building Leaders
Greenbuild features three days of inspiring speakers, valuable networking opportunities, industry showcases, LEED workshops and tours of the host city’s best sustainable structures. The three-daylong event hosts educational sessions, eligible for continuing education professional credits through the Greenbuild education program. Professionals can attend LEED works shops and earn up to seven hours of continuing education credit for Green Associate and LEEP AP certification.
The convention also connects industry professionals with more than 750 suppliers and top manufacturers of the latest green building equipment, products, services and technology available in today’s market.
What’s new this year?
This year, Greenbuild’s focus is on reducing environmental impact through six objectives:
- Moving toward a zero waste event
- Increasing stakeholder education and engagement
- Improving sustainable sourcing
- Improving performance tracking
- Reducing greenhouse gas emissions
- Positively impacting communities
Greenbuild will feature an annual film festival including documentaries and informational videos as well as a leadership awards luncheon, recognizing outstanding individuals and organizations committed to advancing green building design, construction and operations. The USGBC Talent Force Exchange also continues with the belief that any job in any field can be a green job. Greenbuild 2014 also hosts the annual Women in Green Power Breakfast, a salute to women in the industry who have emerged as great sustainability leaders shaping a green economy.