The premier event for green building professionals

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Building a sustainable future in the Pacific Region

Hosted by USGBC Northern California, GreenerBuilder is a one-day conference and expo for green building professionals. The annual event unites all of the key players in greening Northern California’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 Pacific Region.


Conference highlights

Hear inspiring keynotes

Be inspired by our speakers. Past speakers include Vien Truong, CEO of The Dream Corps, and Kimberly Lewis, Senior Vice President, Market Transformation and Development, 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.

Featured speakers

Be inspired by our speakers

Hear from industry leaders on their vision about the future of green building in the Pacific Region and how we can help advance healthier, high-performing structures.


Past speakers

vien truoung

Vien Truong

CEO, The Dream Corps

amanda von almen
Amanda von Almen

Salesforce

elaine forbes
Elaine Forbes

Port of San Francisco

elizabeth baca
Elizabeth Baca

CA Governor's Office

erin cooke
Erin Cooke

San Francisco International Airport

erin mcnichol
Erin McNichol

HP

gabrielle bullock
Gabrielle Bullock

Perkins+Will

george denise
George Denise

Oracle

kimberly lewis
Kimberly Lewis

Senior Vice President, Market Transformation and Development, USGBC

kirsten richie
Kirsten Richie

Gensler

maya henderson
Maya Henderson

Kilroy Realty Corporation

panama
Panama Bartholomy

Building Decarbonization Coalition

ryan morris
Ryan Morris

Software Motor Company


Previous session speakers

  • Aida Cardenas, Building Skills Partnership
  • Alisdair McGregor, Arup
  • Amanda von Almen, Salesforce
  • Ann Edminister, Design AVEnues LLC
  • Bob Massaro, The Healthy Buildings Companies
  • Crystal Barriscale, HKS Architects
  • Eden Brukman, SF Environment
  • Elaine Forbes, Port of San Francisco
  • Elizabeth Baca, CA Governor's Office
  • Erica Stewart, Kaiser Permanente
  • Erin Cooke, Sustainability Director of San Francisco International Airport
  • Erin McNichol, HP
  • Frances Yang, Arup
  • Gabrielle Bullock, Perkins+Will
  • George Denise, Oracle
  • Greg Thomson, Clean Coalition
  • Jean Hansen, HDR
  • Julien Stamatakis, Senseware
  • Kevin Bates, SHARP Development Company, Inc.
  • Kirsten Richie, Gensler
  • Lewis Perkins, Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute
  • Lin King, UC Berkeley
  • Mary Phillips, UCSF
  • Maya Henderson, Kilroy Realty Corporation
  • Michael Gross, Zanker Recycling
  • Panama Bartholomy, Building Decarbonization Coalition
  • Raghu Sunnam, stok
  • Renee Loveland, Gerding Edlen
  • Robin Stephani, 8th Wave
  • Ryan Morris, Software Motor Company
  • Stephanie Barger, TRUE
  • Suzanne Drake, Perkins + Will
  • Veronica Rahn, State of California Lottery
  • Vince Digneo, Adobe

Schedule/sessions

Learn from green building experts

GreenerBuilder offers presentations, case studies and exhibitors that illustrate the best of green building in the region. Attendees can earn CE hours to help maintain their LEED professional credentials. Our 2019 program will be announced soon.


Past program

Wednesday, Aug. 1

Registration and Expo Hall

Location: Fisher Banquet Hall

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Location: Robertson Auditorium

Plenary Session: Building Up, Building Power & Building the Future

Vien Truong, CEO of The Dream Corps

Location: Robertson Auditorium

CE: 0.5 (GBCI: 0920016952)

One-hour session

The Next Frontier: Zero Waste Systems

Track: Circular Economy and Waste

Location: Conference Room 2

CE: 1 (GBCI: 0920016951)

30-minute session

Rebuilding Resilience in the North Bay

Track: Resilience and Adaptation

Location: Robertson Auditorium

CE: 0.5 (GBCI: 0920016946)

30-minute session

Triple Zero Takes Flight

Track: Energy and Decarbonization

Location: Robertson Auditorium

CE: 0.5 (GBCI: 0920016944)

Break

Location: Robertson Foyer

One-hour session

Travel Through SFO's "Green Terminal"

Track: Technology and Data

Location: Conference room 2

CE: 1 (GBCI: 0920016949)

30-minute session

Women in Green: The Power of Diversity

Track: Equity and Access

Location: Robertson Auditorium

30-minute session

The San Francisco Waterfront – Meeting the Challenges for the Next 100 Years

Track: Resilience and Adaptation

Location: Robertson Auditorium

CE: 0.5 (GBCI: 0920016953)

Networking Lunch in the Expo Hall

Location: Fisher Banquet Hall

30-minute session

Future Proof Your Building with Circular Design

Track: Circular Economy and Waste

Location: Robertson Auditorium

CE: 0.5 (GBCI: 0920016950)

30-minute session

All Buildings In: Focusing on Meaningful Impacts and Outcomes

Track: Technology and Data

Location: Conference room 2

CE: 0.5 (GBCI: 0920016948)

30-minute session

The Revolution Will Be Decarbonized

Track: Energy and Decarbonization

Location: Robertson Auditorium

CE: 0.5 (GBCI: 0920016943)

One-hour session

Boost Productivity with Ongoing IAQ Monitoring

Track: Technology and Data

Location: Conference Room 2

CE: 1 (GBCI: 0920016947)

30-minute session

Healthy Buildings and Health Care Buildings

Track: Health and Wellness

Location: Robertson Auditorium

CE: 0.5 (GBCI: 0920016940)

Break in the Expo Hall

Location: Fisher Banquet Hall

One-hour session

A Seat at the Table for Janitorial Workers

Track: Equity and Access

Location: Conference Room 2

CE: 1 (GBCI: 0920016945)

30-minute session

Propelling the Healthy Building Movement Forward: The BHI Story

Track: Health and Wellness

Location: Robertson Auditorium

CE: 0.5 (GBCI: 0920016941)

30-minute session

Smart System Insights for Better Buildings

Track: Data and technology

Location: Robertson Auditorium

CE: 0.5 (GBCI: 0920016942)

Closing address

Location: Robertson Auditorium

Evening reception

Location: Fisher Banquet Hall

*Schedule and times are subject to change.





Past exhibitors

Premier exhibitors: Awair | Biome | Energy Code Ace | Halio North America, LLC | High Sierra Showerheads | Integral Group | Orenco Systems Inc. | Pacific Interlock Pavingstone | Pioneer Industries | SageGlass | USG

Standard exhibitor: American Iron & Steel Institute/SMDI/SRI | Armstrong Ceiling and Wall Solutions | CalCCA | CalRecycle | CARE (Carpet America Recovery Effort) | Cool Lite Inc. | DripCycle | Elk Creek Forest Products | Guardian Glass | MechoSystems | Mohawk | Osborne Company | Point Energy Innovations | Sensible Technologies, Inc. | Simply Solar | Sloan / Kliman Sales | Software Motor Company | Superior Essex | Weld On | Western Colloid Inc. | Zanker Recycling


Media partner

aia sf

Local partner

aia sf

Local partner

prospect

Local partner

urban land institute

Local partner

william j worthen