The premier event for green building professionals

July 25, 2019 – San Fransisco, 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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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.




Registration Packages

Attend GreenerBuilder 2019 for invaluable education and networking opportunities.

Register

Conference Pass includes:

  • Access to educational sessions
  • Access to Exhibit Hall
  • Breakfast, lunch and networking reception
  • Access to opening and closing plenaries
GreenerBuilder Conference Pass (July 25)
Early Bird
(ends June 21)
Standard
Member $200 $220
Non-Member $240 $280
Students and Emerging Professionals $150 $175
USGBC Membership Special $300 $300
Add-on Packages
Early Bird
(ends June 21)
Standard
Women in Green Luncheon $40 $50

Not already a USGBC member?

We've designed a special conference package just for you. For nonmembers, you can purchase a conference pass and one USGBC membership at $300. This applies for membership to USGBC Northern California, Orange County, and Hawaii only.

Group rates

GreenerBuilder offers a group discount for five or more people. Register as a group to receive a discount of 10 percent or more. For more details, email events@usgbc.org.

Directions & Parking

The San Francisco Marriott Marquis is located at Fourth and Mission Streets, approximately 25 minutes from San Francisco and Oakland International Airports. There are both on-site and off-site parking options for conference attendees.

San Francisco Marriott Marquis
780 Mission Street
San Francisco, California 94103 USA

Maps and transportation

Public Transportation

From Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART):
Exit Powell Street Station
0.2 miles SW from Hotel

Driving Directions
From San Francisco International Airport (SFO):

Follow the signs for the ramp to "Hwy 101 North San Francisco." Continue on 101 North 9.2 miles to the San Francisco freeway interchange of Hwy 101 & I-280. Move to the far right lane, following the sign for "North 280/Downtown S.F." Continue 10 miles and exit the freeway via the 6th Street off-ramp. Proceed straight down the off-ramp onto 6th Street. Drive 4 blocks to Folsom Street & turn right. Proceed 3 blocks to 3rd Street & turn left. Continue 2 blocks to Mission Street and turn left. The hotel's driveway, which will be within one block on the right, is located between 3rd & 4th Streets.

From the East Bay:

Follow the signs for the ramp to "Hwy 101 North San Francisco." Continue on 101 North 9.2 miles to the San Francisco freeway interchange of Hwy 101 & I-280. Move to the far right lane, following the sign for "North 280/Downtown S.F." Continue 10 miles and exit the freeway via the 6th Street off-ramp. Proceed straight down the off-ramp onto 6th Street. Drive 4 blocks to Folsom Street & turn right. Proceed 3 blocks to 3rd Street & turn left. Continue 2 blocks to Mission Street and turn left. The hotel's driveway, which will be within one block on the right, is located between 3rd & 4th Streets.

From the South Bay:

Merge onto CA-87 North toward US-101 North. Take exit 9B on the left to merge onto US-101 North. Continue 40 miles north to the San Francisco freeway interchange of Hwy 101 & I-280. Move to the far right lane, following the sign for "North 280/Downtown S.F." Continue 10 miles and exit the freeway via the 6th Street off-ramp. Proceed straight down the off-ramp onto 6th Street. Drive 4 blocks to Folsom Street & turn right. Proceed 3 blocks to 3rd Street & turn left. Continue 2 blocks to Mission Street and turn left. The hotel's driveway, which will be within one block on the right, is located between 3rd & 4th Streets.

On-Site Parking

Electric car charging stations: 4, For a fee

Valet parking, fee: 79.99 USD daily