Aug. 1, 2018 | San Francisco

UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center

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About

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

Past speakers include Mahesh Ramanujam, president and CEO of USGBC and GBCI.

Meet your peers

Build business relationships that last beyond the conference at our special networking events.

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.

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.

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  • Aida Cardenas, Building Skills Partnership
  • Alisdair McGregor
  • Amanda von Almen, Salesforce
  • Ann Edminister, Net Zero Energy Coalition
  • Bob Massaro
  • Crystal Barriscale, HKS Architects
  • Eden Brukman, SF Environment
  • Elaine Forbes, Port of San Francisco
  • Elizabeth Baca, Governor's Office
  • Erica Stewart, Kaiser
  • Erin Cooke, Sustainability Director of San Francisco International Airport
  • Erin McNichol, HP
  • Frances Yang, Arup
  • Gabrielle Bullock, Perkins+Will
  • George Denise, Oracle
  • Jean Hansen, HDR
  • Julien Stamatakis, Senseware
  • Kevin Bates
  • Kirsten Richie, Gensler
  • Lewis Perkins, Cradle to Cradle
  • Lin King, UC Berkeley
  • Mary Phillips, UCSF
  • Maya Henderson, Kilroy Realty
  • Michael Gross, Zanker
  • Panama Bartholomy
  • Raghu Sunnam, stok
  • Raphael Sperry, ARUP
  • Renee Loveland, Gerding Edlen
  • Robin Stephani, 8th Wave
  • Suzanne Drake, P+W
  • Veronica Rahn
  • Vince Digneo, Adobe 

Schedule

Wednesday, Aug. 1

Registration and Expo Hall

Location: Fisher Banquet Hall

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Location: Robertson Auditorium

Plenary speaker

Location: Robertson Auditorium

One-hour session

The Next Frontier: Zero Waste Systems

Track: Circular Economy and Waste
Location: Conference Room 2

30-minute session

Rebuilding Resilience in the North Bay

Track: Resilience and Adaptation
Location: Robertson Auditorium

30-minute session

Triple Zero Takes Flight

Track: Energy and Decarbonization
Location: Robertson Auditorium

Break

Location: Robertson Foyer

One-hour session

Travel Through SFO's "Green Terminal"

Track: Technology and Data
Location: Conference room 2

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

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

30-minute session

All Buildings In: Focusing on Meaningful Impacts and Outcomes

Track: Technology and Data
Location: Conference room 2

30-minute session

Removing Carbon from Buildings

Track: Energy and Decarbonization
Location: Robertson Auditorium

One-hour session

Boost Productivity with Ongoing IAQ Monitoring

Track: Technology and Data
Location: Conference Room 2

30-minute session

Healthy Buildings and Health Care Buildings

Track: Health and Wellness
Location: Robertson Auditorium

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

30-minute session

Propelling the Healthy Building Movement Forward: The BHI Story

Track: Health and Wellness
Location: Robertson Auditorium

30-minute session

Smart System Insights for Better Buildings

Track: Data and technology
Location: Robertson Auditorium

Closing address

Location: Robertson Auditorium

Evening reception

Location: Fisher Banquet Hall

*Schedule and times are subject to change.





Exhibitors

Premier exhibitors: Awair | Biome | Energy Code Ace | 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 | CARE (Carpet America Recovery Effort) | Cool Lite Inc. | DripCycle | Elk Creek Forest Products | Gerding Edlen | Guardian Glass | Hathaway Dinwiddie Construction Company | MechoSystems | Osborne Company | Point Energy Innovations | Simply Solar | Sloan / Kliman Sales | Software Motor Company | StopWaste | Skanska | Western Colloid Inc. | Zanker Recycling


Media partner

aia sf

Local partner

california building news

Local partner

prospect

Local partner

urban land institute


Scholarship

Apply for the GreenerBuilder Scholarship

Students and young professionals can now apply for the GreenerBuilder Scholarship to attend the conference in San Francisco. The deadline to submit an application is Tuesday, July 24.

Apply now

Frequently asked questions

General

When is GreenerBuilder?
GreenerBuilder will take place Aug. 1, 2018.
Where is GreenerBuilder?
GreenerBuilder will be at UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center in San Francisco.
What should I wear to the conference?
The conference is business casual attire.
What types of sessions can I expect?
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. View the conference program.

Registration

How much does GreenerBuilder cost?
View our pricing table.
When do early bird rates end?
Early bird rates have been extended to June 22.
How do I join USGBC Northern California?
To purchase a USGBC Northern California membership, visit our USGBC Join Center.

Sponsorship/Exhibit Hall

How do I become an exhibitor?
Interested exhibitors must fill out an online form.
How do I become a sponsor?
Interested sponsors must fill out an online form.

Volunteering

Are there any requirements to be a GreenerBuilder volunteer?
There are no requirements. Sign up to become a volunteer.
What are a typical volunteer’s responsibilities?
Volunteers assist with attendee and exhibitor support, as part of a volunteer team. We are looking for volunteers who are comfortable in a professional environment, enjoy volunteering and are eager to help.

Travel

How do I get to UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center?

Muni: The T-Third Street Muni Light Rail picks up at the 4th and King Street Caltrain station as well as the Embarcadero & BART station. The appropriate stop is the UCSF Mission Bay Station on 3rd Street opposite the campus. For muni information, please visit 511's website or SFMTA's website.

BART: Disembark at the 16th Street Mission BART station. (For Bay Area Rapid Transit Information, visit their website)

  • Option 1: Pick up the red line UCSF shuttle on the north-east corner of the intersection. The shuttle runs every 15 minutes and brings you to the William J. Rutter center (2nd stop).
  • Option 2: Pick up 55 Muni bus line on the south-west corner of the intersection. Disembark at 4th Street /16th Street stop. Walk one block west and turn right onto Owens Street. The Conference Center will be the 2nd building on the right.

For UCSF shuttle information: Visit UCSF Campus Life Services' website

Mission Bay Shuttle: Pick up is located on 5th Street and Market Street in front of the entrance of Westfield Mall. Take Mission Bay Shuttle West route and disembark at Owens Street at the Conference Center. For Mission Bay Transportation information/schedule: Visit Mission Bay MTA's website

San Francisco Bay Area Transit App: Nextbus

Driving and parking: Download this guide for driving and parking directions to the conference venue.

Registration

Pricing Information
Early Bird
(ends June 22)
Standard
Member* $170 $190
Non-Member $210 $250
Students $150 $150

A full conference pass includes:

  • Access to our educational sessions
  • Access to our Exhibit Hall
  • Coffee, lunch and networking reception
  • Admission to opening and closing plenaries

Not a USGBC member? You can purchase the Membership Special for $240 to receive a full-day conference pass and one USGBC membership.

Refund and cancellation policy: Cancellations received on or before July 6, 2018 will be refunded 80 percent of all fees paid. After July 6, 2018 no refunds will be made for any cancellations or no-shows.

*Member pricing applies to those with an individual membership in USGBC Northern California.