The excitement is already building for the world’s largest green architecture event, as this year’s Greenbuild prepares to take over the great city of Washington D.C.! The Greenbuild expo is one of the best places for building professionals to discover the latest green building innovations and connect with like-minded industry professionals looking to improve our world through sustainable design. If you’re passionate about this industry, this ‘Monumental Green’ event is not to be missed. A full week of festivities kicks off in Washington, D.C., on Monday, November 16, with the conference on spanning November 18-20.
Inhabitat has attended the Greenbuild conference every year since 2006, as it is the green building industry’s premiere trade event when it comes to discovering new innovation, networking, and improving professional skills. If you’ve never been to the show, check out some of our past coverage (2014, 2013, 2012, 2011) for examples of why this is such an amazing building industry event.
Education always tops the list of reasons to attend Greenbuild, as it is known for a high caliber education program, variety of sessions and renowned speakers. This year’s program will include over 200 expo education sessions throughout the week. Plan to go beyond the convention center walls and into Washington, D.C. with tour offerings that will explore green buildings ranging from government facilities to the Smithsonian National Zoological Park. You’ll also have the opportunity to connect and engage in thoughtful discussion with those in the know, and many attendees will say that this is one of the most important advantages of Greenbuild.
You can discover the newest, and most innovative products and services just by walking through the expansive halls of the Greenbuild Expo. At Greenbuild, you’ll catch a vast array of sustainable building supplies and new technologies that you may have not known to exist. Greenbuild is also the first trade shows to power a portion of the exhibit hall by renewable energy – the Net Zero Zone. Plus, you won’t want to miss the 1,620 sq. ft. LEED Platinum, net zero-energy Unity Home on display!
Here are some of the exciting happenings you can expect to find at Greenbuild 2015:
• 1,620 sq. ft. LEED Platinum, net zero-energy Unity Home
• Net Zero Zone powering a portion of Exhibit Hall with completely renewable energy
• LEED building tours around Washington D.C.
• Mini Solar Decathlon
• Greenbuild Film Festival
• River Ride along the Watershed
• LEED Workshops & Summits
• Greenbuild Master Series; led by seasoned experts including Elizabeth Kolbert, Pulitzer Prize winning Journalist and Author and Barry Svigals, FAIA / Managing Partner, Svigals + Partners, LLP / Creative Collaborator