The 11th Annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo will help redefine the future when it moves to San Francisco November 14-16. The industry’s largest gathering of representatives from all sectors of the green building industry will convene several days of extensive educational programming, workshops, a vast exhibition floor and ample networking events.

Following last year’s strong event in Toronto, Greenbuild 2012 will build on the excitement, inspiration and optimism generated from its ten-year run.

Returning this year are some of the programs that made Greenbuild 2011 so strong. In 2009, USGBC hosted the first ever green jobs fair at Greenbuild. This year, the job fair will be returning as local businesses will hold interviews and job seminars for Greenbuild attendees. The fourth-annual Residential Summit will be bring together leaders in the residential green building industry for two days of informational sessions, networking and sharing of best practices.

Greenbuild provides green building professionals with an outstanding line-up of continuing education courses. Each year, a select group of highly qualified individuals evaluate courses submitted for review and choose a robust collection featuring timely sessions on all aspects of sustainable design, construction, and operations practices for buildings and communities. The courses presented at Greenbuild offer a fresh perspective on the ever-evolving business of sustainability. Greenbuild is the ideal forum to pursue or maintain continuing education credentials, from the LEED Green Associate to the LEED AP specialty credentials.

A major feature of Greenbuild is the extensive exhibit floor, comprised of the latest in innovative products and services. This year will be no different, featuring more than 1,800 exhibit booths, with experts on-hand to answer questions and talk face-to-face about what they have to offer.



The Greenbuild 2012 San Francisco Host Committee, Green Building Tours Sub-Committee is soliciting projects for possible inclusion in the Greenbuild 2012 Tours Program. Tours will be held on Friday, November 16 and 17, in and around the San Francisco Bay Area. Greenbuild Tours help attendees learn outside the convention center walls and present the best of the Bay Area’s sustainable buildings and neighborhoods.

For more information on this show, please visit the U.S. Green Building Council’s website at