The premier event for green building professionals

July 25, 2019 – San Francisco, California
San Francisco Marriott Marquis

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About

Building a sustainable future in the Pacific Region

Hosted by the Pacific Region Communities of the US Green Building Council, GreenerBuilder is a one-day conference and expo for green building professionals. The annual event unites all of the key players in greening the Pacific Region’s built environment—including architects, engineers and contractors—to discuss industry trends, new research and emerging technologies. GreenerBuilder is where you can get the strategies and tools to help create a more sustainable future in the region.

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Call for Proposals

Share your knowledge as a session speaker at GreenerBuilder 2020! The USGBC Pacific Region is now accepting session proposals from experienced professionals in green building design, construction, engineering, operations, technology and community impact.

Explore the Call for Proposals Guide to learn more about the submission requirements and process. Final proposals can be submitted to the GreenerBuilder 2020 Call for Proposals form.

Applications are due by Monday, February 17, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time.


Conference highlights

Hear inspiring keynotes

Be inspired by our speakers. Past speakers include Paul Hawken, writer, sustainability entrepreneur and Executive Director of Regeneration, and Mahesh Ramanujam, President and CEO, USGBC.

Meet your peers

Build business relationships that last beyond the conference at our special networking events. Companies previously represented at GreenerBuilder include Salesforce, Oracle, HP, Adobe and Gensler. See our past session speakers.

Earn continuing education hours

GreenerBuilder attendees can earn continuing education (CE) hours to help maintain their LEED professional credentials.

Explore our exhibit floor

Take your green building project to the next level. Our expo floor will feature today's leading green building products and services in California.

Speakers

View Our 2019 Speakers

Keynote Address

Paul Hawken
Paul Hawken

Executive Director

Regeneration

Mahesh Ramanujam
Mahesh Ramanujam

President and CEO

U.S. Green Building Council and Green Business Certification Inc.

Women in Green

Women in Green: The Culture of Courage

Women in Green is an interactive event that features discussions on the topics facing women around the world. This year's theme, Culture of Courage, celebrates the crucially needed and deliberate voice that women bring to society and to the green building movement.


Elaine Aye
Elaine Aye

IIDA, LEED Fellow, WELL Faculty

RWDI

Maya Henderson
Maya Henderson

Kilroy Realty

 

Melanie Islam
Melanie Islam

AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, LFA

MASON

Katie Ross
Katie Ross

Microsoft

 

Robyn Vettraino

LEED AP Homes, LEED AP BD+C, SITES AP

verde

Session Presenters


Amanda von Almen
Amanda von Almen

LEED AP-O&M

Salesforce

John Andary
John Andary

PE, LEED AP

Integral Group

Panama Bartholomy
Panama Bartholomy

Decarbonization Coalition

 

Devon Bertram
Devon Bertram

LEED AP BD+C, LEED AP O+M, MBA

stok

Dan Burgoyne
Dan Burgoyne

LEED Fellow

State of California, Department of General Services

Tristam Coffin
Tristam Coffin

Whole Foods

Nicole Crone
Nicole Crone

Integral Group

Mary Curtiss
Mary Curtiss

LEED, AP, PE, MBA

Hewlett-Packard

Mikhail Davis
Mikhail Davis

Interface

 

Robyn Eason
Robyn Eason

City of West Hollywood

 

Kathleen Hetrick
Kathleen Hetrick

LEED AP BD+C, EcoDistricts AP

BurroHappold

David Kaneda
David Kaneda

PE, FAIA, LEED Fellow

Integral Group

Paula Kehoe
Paula Kehoe

San Francisco Public Utilities Commission

 

Emi LaFountain
Emi LaFountain

LEED for Homes AP, WELL AP

Turner Construction

Jessica Loeper
Jessica Loeper

CommonWealth Partners

 

Kimberly Loscher
Kimberly Loscher

LEED AP BD+C

Skanska

Christopher Meyer
Christopher Meyer

California Energy Commission

 

Melanie Lowe
Melanie Lowe

Salesforce

 

Vandita Mudgal
Vandita Mudgal

LEED AP BD+C

Hensel Phelps

Catherine (Jimmy) O'Hare
Catherine (Jimmy) O'Hare

Integral Group

 

Gautami Palanki
Gautami Palanki

Arc skoru

 

Erik Pearson
Erik Pearson

City of Hayward

 

Kyle Pickett
Kyle Pickett

Urban Fabrick, Inc.

 

Evan Reis
Evan Reis

US Resiliency Council

 

Kirsten Ritchie
Kirsten Ritchie

PE, LEED AP O+M

Gensler

Michael Robinson
Michael Robinson

EDF Renewables

 

Scott Salge
Scott Salge

LEED AP

Noll + Tam

Alex Setmajer
Alex Setmajer

LEED AP BD+C, ENV SP, STP

Brightworks Sustainability

Jenelle Shapiro
Jenelle Shapiro

LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP

Webcor

Stacy H. Smedley
Stacy H. Smedley

LEED BD+C, LFA

Skanska

Christen Soares
Christen Soares

Field Paoli Architects


Schedule/Sessions

View Our 2019 Schedule/Sessions

Thursday, July 25

8:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Registration

 


9:00 – 10:15 a.m.

Opening Plenary

 


10:15 – 10:30 a.m.

Refreshment Break in Expo Hall

 





11:30 – 11:45 a.m.

Refreshment Break in Expo Hall

 





12:45 – 2:15 p.m.

Networking Lunch

 







3:15 – 3:30 p.m.

Refreshment Break in Expo Hall

 





4:30 – 4:45 p.m.

Break

 


4:45 – 5:15 p.m.

Awards Ceremony & Closing Remarks

 


5:15 – 6:00 p.m.

Evening Reception

 


Sustainability

Sustainability is the foundation of GreenerBuilder. The GreenerBuilder sustainability program addresses environmental impact through seven objectives:

  1. Move toward a zero-waste event
  2. Increase stakeholder education and engagement
  3. Improve sustainable sourcing
  4. Improve performance tracking
  5. Reduce greenhouse gas emissions
  6. Positively impact communities
  7. Catalyze the advancement of green building initiatives and sustainable operations within the hospitality industry

Learn More About Doing Your Part

There are a few simple things attendees, speakers, sponsors and exhibitors can do to reduce your impact and create a more sustainable conference experience:

  1. Utilize and share digital resources in lieu of printed handouts, including programs, worksheets and collateral
  2. Carefully dispose of waste in the proper waste streams.
  3. Be conscious of energy and water use at your hotel and the venue where available.
    1. Draw your blinds while not using your hotel room.
    2. Turn off lights and adjust your thermostat when you leave your hotel room.
    3. Skip housekeeping services for the length of your stay.
  4. Reduce single-use containers by bringing a reusable water bottle, coffee mug and bag.
  5. Take public transportation, walk or bike to the venue.

Have other ideas on sustainable habits? Share them with us on Twitter @USGBCNCC with the hashtag #GreenerBuilder19