The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and Informa Connect, a division of Informa plc, have announced the Greenbuild International Conference + Expo 2022 slate of keynote speakers, ranging from leading officials at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Transportation to Jane Fonda and leaders in climate and ESG. This year’s conference will take place November 1–3 in San Francisco at the LEED Platinum Moscone Center. Registration is now open for industry professionals and press.
This year, Greenbuild is celebrating its 20th Anniversary as the world’s leading sustainable building conference. In celebration of 20years, Greenbuild is expanding on what it means to build green, with a broader range of programming, experiences, and speakers.
In-person keynote speakers include:
- Two-time academy award-winning actor and life-long sustainability advocate, Jane Fonda, on Wednesday, November 2
- Dr. Jean Rogers, Senior Managing Director and Global Head of ESG at Blackstone, with opening remarks from USGBC’s President & CEO, Peter Templeton, on Tuesday, November 1
- An exclusive Federal Agency Dialogue featuring the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Transportation on Thursday, November 3
- Deanna Van Buren, Co-Founder and Executive Director at Designing Justice + Designing Spaces, on Thursday, November 3
“We are so excited to be gathering back in person in San Francisco this year,” said Sherida Sessa, Greenbuild Brand Director. “These keynote speakers are covering everything from advocacy and climate to ESG and sustainable business, allowing Greenbuild attendees to maximize their time at the event with actionable, timely discussions that they can bring back to their work and personal lives.”
Supporting the Greenbuild keynote program is a host of curated networking opportunities and special events, more than 200 exhibitors and brands on the Expo Floor, which for the first time ever is collocated with the Industrialized Wood Based Construction Conference (IWBC), 150+ education sessions offering AIA and GBCI credits, and countless immersive learning opportunities like San Francisco experiential tours.
Education session highlights include:
- Policy: The New Policies and Programs Shaping the Future of Green Buildings, Tuesday, November 1: The federal government is taking important steps to address the climate crisis, including new investments in green buildings. From the bipartisan infrastructure law and the Inflation Reduction Act to a new White House sustainability order that charts a new course for federal facilities and procurement, Washington is investing in opportunities to build more sustainable and resilient communities. This session will feature expert insight into the state of play in Washington, the opportunities currently available, and the ways attendees can help their organizations and communities take advantage.
- Equity: A Radical Shift Toward Inclusion in the Built Environment, Wednesday, November 2: Reducing inequities within our built environment is a critical challenge for our industry, but how can we navigate the complex pathways that have been institutionalized over generations? This session will explore the scale and significance of embodied equity in the built environment.
- ESG: The Great Convergence—Green Building, ESG, and Sustainable Finance, Thursday, November 3: For more than 25 years, green building has provided a framework to define leadership and drive market transformation. The result is thousands of certified green building projects that are more efficient, less polluting, and healthier for their occupants. Now, green building is increasingly used in tandem with environmental, social, and governance (ESG) reporting. This session will explore how green building and ESG are powering a new generation of market transformation.
For more information or to register for Greenbuild, visit greenbuildexpo.com.
Source: U.S. Green Building Council