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September 26-29, 2023 | Expo: 27-28
Walter E. Washington Convention CenterWashington DC

Sustainability Hub

Greenbuild creates carbon neutral, inclusive events that leave a positive impact on communities.

As the largest green building event worldwide, Greenbuild is where inspiration ignites and relationships cultivate to develop the next generation of standards, policies, and partnerships to create a higher living standard for our buildings, communities, and infrastructure.

Get Involved

Make Your Pledge

Sustainability Onsite

Vote for Our Carbon Offset Project

Greenbuild Legacy Project

Learn About the Greenbuild Scholarship Program

Celebrate 20 Years of Sustainability at Greenbuild

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.


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.

Getting to Carbon Neutral

With Greenbuild as one of our most visible market transformation tools, we are committed to creating carbon neutral, inclusive events that leave a positive impact on communities.  

Whether you are joining us in person or from the comfort of your home you can support our sustainability goals and continue to make Greenbuild the greenest show on earth.

Greenbuild Pursues Carbon Neutral Event Certification

Going carbon neutral means that we continue reducing our greenhouse gas emissions as much as possible, and compensate for the remaining carbon emissions our show emits (from travel, hotel stays, energy-use, waste, etc.) through the purchase of high-quality ICROA-approved carbon offsets.

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.

Sustainability Report

Here's a look at what we’ve achieved as a community at Greenbuild 2021 in partnership with Greenbuild's Carbon Offset Sponsor, Carbon Solutions Group.

What we’ve achieved as a community:

  • Average waste diversion rate for Greenbuild- 80%
  • Average improvement over average annual convention center diversion rate- 45%
  • Percentage of carbon emissions offset (scope 1 and scope 2)- 100%
  • Greenbuild uses ONLY reusable or compostable disposables throughout the event.
  • Greenbuild completely eliminated single use plastics from show concessions since 2017.

Sustainability at Greenbuild

Questions about sustainability at Greenbuild? Contact our sustainability team at Honeycomb Strategies for more information on Greenbuild's sustainability projects, reporting, and sustainability certifications.

Amanda Simons, Principal Consultant
Honeycomb Strategies