As a leading event in sustainable building and design, Greenbuild brings together professionals, industry leaders, and visionaries to exchange ideas and showcase cutting-edge technologies. There are so many ways for you to participate, a great first step is to offset your carbon footprint associated with travel and activities at Greenbuild.
Here's a look at what we’ve achieved as a community at Greenbuild 2022:
Average waste diversion rate for Greenbuild
- 100% of carbon footprint offset (scope 1, 2, and 3)
- 100% use of ONLY reusable or compostable disposables throughout the event
- Zero single use plastics from show concessions
Sustainability Achievements at Greenbuild 2022
Greenbuild 2023 Legacy Project
Gensler's Roots to Success initiative at Kelly Miller Middle School is one such project that is set to make a significant impact on the community. Located in the heart of Washington, DC’s Ward 7, Kelly Miller Middle School is an institution with a rich cultural history and legacy.
The school serves a diverse population of students, many of whom come from families with limited resources. The school is also situated in a food desert, where access to fresh, healthy food is limited.
Mandatory Green Exhibitor Guidelines
Greenbuild's Mandatory Green Exhibitor Guidelines (GMEGG) is a required sustainability initiative to be completed before arriving on-site at Greenbuild. We consider everything from lighting, collateral materials in a booth, and transportation for booth staff on-site. Our goal is to help ascertain small changes to reduce overall environmental impact.
Exhibitors impact the success of our sustainability efforts on-site, and exhibitors who meet all GMEGG requirements are considered for the Greenbuild Green Exhibitor Awards - an excellent way to gain visibility into your organization's sustainable practices and drive traffic to your booth. With each exhibiting company committing to sustainable exhibiting practices and making minor changes to their booth, it has a massive impact (see the results in our previous year's Sustainability Reports).
*Exhibitor Training Module is only accessible with an existing USBGC account.
Greenbuild Sustainability Goals
Greenbuild International Conference + Expo has established seven long-term goals for improving the sustainability performance of the show.
We believe these goals address the most relevant event impacts of both Greenbuild and the meetings and events industry. Our commitment to these goals does not change in the hybrid world. Greenbuild is more committed than ever to producing a sustainable hybrid event, that positively impacts our industry.
DIVERSITY & INCLUSIVITY AT GREENBUILD
For Greenbuild to remain relevant for the next generation of leaders, we must push diversity hard at every turn, changing established thinking. And giving access to opportunities where you can learn more about each other and topics that drive change is our goal. Everything we do goes towards creating the ultimate experience: making a safe, inclusive space for people to gather and celebrate together. Greenbuild is the place to discover, celebrate, and belong.
Officially Certified CarbonNeutral Event in 2022
We are thrilled to announce that Greenbuild has successfully achieved the internationally recognized and independently developed CarbonNeutral® Event certification, marking a significant milestone in our sustainability journey.
What is a CarbonNeutral® Event Certification? A designation that demonstrates our event has achieved carbon neutrality in line with the CarbonNeutral Protocol. This certification is administered by Climate Impact Partners, and is a global standard managed for over 20 years to deliver clean, conclusive, and transparent carbon neutral programs.