Sustainability Stories

Sustainability is the foundation of Greenbuild

Greenbuild is the only event genuinely dedicated to sustainability in the built environment, from the sessions we present to the products on the show floor to the way the event is produced.

Greenbuild 2019 Sustainability Report

Greenbuild launched new initiatives and challenged the event industry status quo, ultimately moving the event closer to zero waste. The team successfully removed all single-use plastics from the convention center, driving Greenbuild once again to TRUE Zero Waste Platinum status. Greenbuild's 2019 sustainability report documents the specifics behind that powerful movement.

Guide to Green Meetings

To help event organizers and event partners from venues and caterers to exhibitors and everyone in between, we are pleased to release the first edition of Greenbuild’s Guide to Green Meetings. We hope that anyone can use these best practices to improve their sustainable event operations.

About the 2019 Carbon Offset Participant

The Greenbuild team partnered with the Kariba REDD+ Project, an organization which has protected over 785,000 hectares of Zimbabwe land from deforestation. Through a voluntary $15 donation collected during the registration process, Greenbuild customers donated $16,125 to help with agriculture management, education, infrastructure and improved access to healthcare clinics.

Greenbuild Sustainability Pledges

Sustainability is at the forefront of Greenbuild - especially while we're on-site in San Diego. We ask all event participants to pledge at least two bet practices they are committed to doing to keep Greenbuild, and the surrounding San Diego community, green.

  • Walk whenever possible or use low carbon transportation like bicycles, trains, and buses. If I must use Uber/Lyft/Taxi, I will carpool.
  • Consider staying at a Certified Green Hotel in San Diego.
  • Use the linen and towel reuse program at my hotel and turn off lights when I leave my hotel room.
  • Bring my reusable water bottle/coffee mug to Greenbuild.
  • Responsibly dispose of waste materials by recycling or composting at the convention center, at my hotel, and the outdoor recycling stations around the city.
  • Download and use the mobile app instead of the printed Expo Guide for Greenbuild.

Greenbuild Sustainability Objectives

  1. Move toward a Zero Waste Event
  2. Advance Stakeholder Education and Engagement
  3. Improve Sustainable Sourcing
  4. Improve Performance and Tracking Methods
  5. Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
  6. Positively Impact Communities
  7. Lead the Event Industry Through the Advancement of Sustainable Event Management Initiatives