Thousands of building professionals from all over the world come together at Greenbuild for three days of outstanding educational sessions, renowned speakers and special seminars. 


Greenbuild features over 200 education sessions covering an array of topics to meet your CEU or learning needs.

There are 16 education tracks in 2018

  • Approaching Zero
  • Building a Green Economy
  • Smart & Sustainable Design
  • Community and Social Equity
  • Greening Residential
  • Materials
  • Natural Considerations in Sustainable Design
  • USGBC Updates
  • Master Series
  • People's Voice
  • Zeroing In
  • Wellness From Within 
  • Advacements in Resilient Design
  • Storytelling
  • The Future Is Now

More Learning Opportunities

The education program at Greenbuild features three days of sessions strategically planned to educate, motivate and inspire the audience. From tours to summits to special sets, opportunities abound within this robust program. Greenbuild features different types of learning opportunities as well. Experience each of them this fall in Chicago:

Workshops allow you to earn up to seven hours of continuing education credit. Many workshops also qualify for LEED-specific hours. 

Master Series are high-level, advanced content education sessions.

Special Sets reinvent traditional breakout sessions with alternative formats and new, engaging environments. 

Summits bring together sectors of the green building industry for a day of focused networking, education and inspiration. In 2018, Greenbuild will feature three unique summits: the International Summit, the Waterbuild Summit, and the Communities and Affordable Housing Summit.

Tours are one of Greenbuild's most popular and exciting features, providing the opportunity to explore green buildings ranging from historic sites to sustainable home models.


Greenbuild offers continuing education credits for all core education sessions. Most courses are approved for credit for multiple credentials.


The Greenbuild Conference Proceedings are the most complete compilation of the conference events and resources available, allowing you to take all of the concurrent education session home - including the sessions you attended as well as those you could not get to. To minimize materials and packaging, Greenbuild proceedings will be available online and will have a variety of features (options vary by package).


For the ninth year, Greenbuild Special Sets will reinvent traditional breakout sessions with alternative formats and new engaging environments. These sessions will feature unique stages, lighting and interactive presentation styles to engage the Greenbuild audience.